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With a 13, 11, and 9 year old, I thought my baby days were behind me. I had put away the swings, gotten rid of the high chair, and never paid another passing glance to bottles. There was a surprise waiting for me, however. On August 18th, I met my littlest son, Jax. With him came a swing, and a bouncer. We haven’t bought another high chair, but that’s coming, too. And there has been plenty of discussion and research on the best baby bottles for our baby.
I’m breastfeeding Jax, like I did with my 11 and 9 year old back in the day. The difference now is that I am also self-employed, working from home. As such, I wanted to make sure we found a bottle that would least confuse him on those times we need to alternate between breast and bottle.
The NUK Simply Natural Bottles are designed to be just like mom’s breast, giving baby a feeling more like mom than ever before found from a bottle. These bottles are new to Babies R Us and are now available on a special endcap in the feeding section, which is where I purchased a 3 Pack of NUK Simply Natural Bottles in the 5 oz size, as well as a single 9 oz bottle for a growing boy. There are also other great products from NUK available at Babies R Us, like the NUK Simply Natural Gift Set along with a line of breastfeeding items.
Based on independent market research amongst 272 mothers in 2015/2016, 93% of babies accept this nipple, with Jax included in that group. That’s because you can control the flow rate with 3 to 9 nipple holes and the familiar fit provides a more natural feed. The super soft, flexible silicone nipple moves with baby for a continuous latch, while the advanced 1-piece Anti-Colic Air system helps reduce colic, gas and spit up.
I’m fortunate in that I get to stay home with my baby. But I also need to work. Despite how it may sound, getting everything completed in a day is easier said than done. There are deadlines that have to be met competing with a baby’s needs and parenting demands. I also have 3 other kids that need attention. That sometimes means I’m working longer than I would like. Thus, we live by a few work from home new mom tips. One such tip is to have NUK Simply Natural Bottles along with other supplies available for when dad takes over.
If you happen to be in the same work from home with a newborn position, here are a few more new mom tips to make your days easier:
Work From Home New Mom Tips
Have Supplies Ready – For those days when you have to work one-handed, or when you need to hand him to your mate. Make that time less frustrating and worrisome. Keep everything needed in a special supply box or basket. Make sure there are plenty of NUK Simply Natural Bottles in the basket, as well as everything needed for feeding, cleaning, and changing.
Enlist Help – You can’t do everything yourself. This includes caring for baby, but also taking care of business. If you can, hire out as much as possible.
Set a Schedule – Those first few weeks with a newborn are so disheveled. We’re in that stage now. But soon, they’ll be at an age where a routine will start to emerge. When you know what’s supposed to happen your day will run so much more smoothly. As such, it’s best to try to start setting a schedule as early as possible.
Don’t Stress – I know it can seem overwhelming in the moment. I’ve been there. However, I’ve yet to miss a deadline. Enjoy your baby, wiggle his toes, kiss the top of his head. Everything else tends to work itself out in the end.
Coffee – When all else fails, there’s always coffee.
What new mom tips would you add to make working from home easier? Be sure to follow and interact with NUK social channels for potential offers and giveaways, especially for Simply Natural September! Catch them on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!