Christine Koh

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Playtex Goes Baby

playtex-ventaire.jpgToday, Jules reports on her and her son’s testing of a series of Playtex baby products, including their BPA-free bottles, BPA-free bottle liners, and pacifiers. Read on for Jules’s review, as well as to learn how to be one of two winners to receive a collection of BPA-free Playtex bottles!

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“Years ago, Playtex only meant one thing to me: women’s personal hygiene products. These days, Playtex offers so much more and I am excited to be the new owner of some of them.

The Playtex VentAire bottle system is unique, practical, mimics nursing, and is BPA-free, the latter of which particularly appeals to me since I was one of those moms who discarded all of her non-BPA-free bottles and products, scared to the bone about all the hubbub. My 15-month-old son is pretty accustomed to the type of bottle we’ve been giving him since he was born, but took to the Playtex VentAire Advanced bottles very easily, which I must admit surprised me (given his established bottle usage with another brand). However, Playtex prides itself on testing, and apparently evaluated the bottle system over 11,000 feedings, working on a design to help reduce colic, gas, spit up, and even prevent ear infections; the result is a bottle that helps avoid air bubbles from entering the liquid, and an angled bottle that is more comfortable for both baby and baby-bottle-giver. Thankfully, William is no longer colicky (three months was plenty long!) but in the event that my next baby, due in just 5 weeks, is colicky, I will turn to these bottles and give a silent prayer (well, actually, I plan on using the bottles regardless, because I love the design, ergonomics, and BPA-free material)!

Another option well worth mentioning: as much as I love the quiet time with my son when I am giving him his bottle, one of the daily things I dread is cleaning the many bottles we go through, so I particularly love the Playtex Drop-Ins system. It is a huge time and hassle saver. The drop-ins are pre-sterilized, leak proof, recyclable liners that fit into the Playtex bottles. As baby drinks, the liner collapses, keeping the air out to reduce colic and gas. Simply discard the liner for easy clean up!

One final product I tested is the Playtex Ortho-Pro Pacifier. Most babies stick to the pacifiers that they are accustomed to, and William is no different, but I definitely recommend these ones, and plan on using them with my second baby because I love that they come with a sterilizing cover. Simply fill it with water, snap onto the pacifier, pop in the microwave, and voila, 99% of bacteria is cleaned from the pacifier. How easy is that?

Playtex seems to have hit the nail on the head with these baby products; they’re easy to use, easy to clean up, safe, and well designed for baby. What could be sweeter?”

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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED
Congrats to winners Courtney & Renee!
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Now, want to be one of two winners to receive a collection of BPA-free Playtex bottles? Here's how:

  • Visit the Playtex baby product page, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘Playtex’ in the subject), and name a Playtex product that you would love to try with your little one.

  • One entry permitted per person; US entrants welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Saturday, June 6, 2009.

    *Two lucky winners (drawn at random using Random.org) each will receive 2 standard and 2 wide VentAire Advance 9-ounce bottles.


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