I would love to tell you that MOMPC and I have a baby that has slept through the night since the day he was born, but I don’t want to lie to you, the reader. The truth of the matter is that I haven’t blogged in a decent amount of time because MOMPC and I have been trying to get things figured out. For about 7 weeks, we had the privilege of seeing midnight and 4am on the alarm clock nearly every…single….day.
Let that sink in for a few minutes.
Come to find out, the solution to the problem ended up being solids, but that’s probably better saved for a future post.
Today, I really just wanted to talk about a really important tool in our battle against the non-sleeping baby; The Baby Brezza Formula Pro formula maker. The long and short of it? It’s basically a baby Keurig machine for formula. You select your size, push a button, and in a few seconds you have a freshly made bottle of formula, ready for the consumption of your little tyke that doesn’t want to sleep anymore.
Now, this isn’t an argument for or against formula. MOMPC and I decided fairly early on that we were okay with supplementing NPP as long as his primary source of feeding came from the ol’ boob, but little did we know that formula would actually save us, not money, but sanity.
So, sure, you could probably sit there and tell me that I should just stop being lazy and measure out the water, measure out the formula and just shake the bottle, but after about a week of 4am wake-up calls to feed, you see how easy it is to do all of that. NPP is lucky I wasn’t spoon feeding him formula powder after a few days!
The Baby Brezza Formula Pro isn’t without its downsides. Right-off-the-bat, most people are going to scoff at the price. I’ll be honest with you, dear reader, we did not pay out-of-pocket for this bad boy, instead opting to use our Babies-R-Us registry gift cards. But let’s be honest here, like every good parent, you’ve registered at Babies-R-Us so you can get that gift card return on everything that was purchased, right?
Another downside is that it can be a little confusing when it starts to get dirty. The formula will clump in certain spots, and if you don’t know what to look for, it can be confusing as to why it’s not pouring correctly.
But negatives aside, we probably would have purchased the Baby Brezza Formula Pro, especially knowing what we know now. As we begin to transition more and more into formula (if that’s what we decide to do), we’ll get even more use out of it. If the price is too much, there are alternatives. The Dr. Browns makes a formula mixing pitcher that is great on a budget, and Tommee Tippee makes one, as well.
Have you tried the Baby Brezza? What do you think? Tried something else? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
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