Whether you breast or bottle feed, late night feedings are a fact of life with a new baby in the house. And, if you’re in my house, they’re a fact of life, like, years. *yawn* Our friends at Chicco wanted to know more about what really happens during those late night feedings so they surveyed new moms and dates to get the scoop.
2014 Chicco Late Night Feeding Survey Results
44% of parents say they think their partner has faked sleep to avoid a late night feeding. Turns out they aren’t that far off! 38% of dads and 28% of moms admit to pretending to sleep to avoid a feeding.
There’s not much to do in the middle of the night when you’re trying to keep the house quiet and dark to encourage baby to go back to sleep. Not surprisingly many parents turn to the internet for entertainment – and company. Do you visit Facebook in the middle of the night?
While I don’t like being awakened from my beloved sleep or losing precious hours of shut eye, I admit that the late night feedings can do the heart some good. The majority of parents agree there’s something special about the the midnight bonding going on.
Chicco Natural Fit Bottles
Chicco has launched a new system to simplify middle of the night bottle feedings. The NaturalFit Bottle system has three stages designed to reflect the stages of feeding development. Each has a distinct nipple shape best suited to your baby’s natural suck-swallow abilities.
- Stage 1: 0 – 4 months. Angled nipple with wider, rounded base.
- Stage 2: 4+ months. Straight nipple with rounded base.
- Stage 3: 6+ months. Elongated nipple with less rounded base.
All stages have a soft, breast-like tissue to ease the transition between bottle and breast.
Win 4 (four) Chicco NaturalFit bottles – Stage 1 5 oz, Stage 1 8 oz, Stage 2 8 oz and Stage 3 11 oz.