There is one brand that quickly found its way into our home after our daughter was born, actually, even before she was born come to think about it. We have many items from Playtex® that we love, and I wanted to share a few of them with you.
One thing we put on our baby registry right away was a Playtex® Diaper Genie so that we could put wipes, and dirty diapers in it. We wanted something that was enclosed, and very easy to use. The liners are easy to open and refill when needed, and to open the Diaper Genie when using it, simply step on the pedal, and release the pedal to open. A friend of ours very kindly bought it for us as a baby shower gift, and it has been used every day since we came home from the hospital with our daughter.
More recently we have discovered the Activated carbon filters that you can attach to the inside lid of the Diaper Genie. It’s really simple to install, all you have to do is open the package of the Activated carbon filter holder, put on the double stick tape that comes with and press it to the inside of the Diaper Genie lid. You then insert a carbon filter that comes with it.
We immediately noticed how this made such a difference on the smell of the things. The Diaper Genie already has a Ultimate Odor Lock System which features a double-lock design that seals away odors each time a dirty diaper is dropped in. With the Activated carbon filters, it’s like it now has a triple protection design against smell. The Activated carbon filter helps to absorb any odors, there is no smell now from our Diaper Genie.
Our daughter was born with severe reflux. We noticed it right away during her first night in the hospital after she was born. It made nursing, and using a bottle very difficult. We were all very frustrated because of it. We ended up with a huge collection of different bottles over time because of trying to find one that would work for our daughter, and help her reflux to not be such an issue. We originally got a very expensive set, but we were not happy. There were too many little parts, and they were very difficult to get clean. A friend of ours came to the rescue again and suggested Playtex® Ventaire to us.
How much I wish we had purchased these bottles first. The VentAire® has been designed to reduce colic through a bottom venting system that helps reduce air ingestion, this feature is what also helped with our daughter’s reflux. The bottle also has an angled design that helps to promote a semi-upright feeding position. This was another feature we really appreciated because we had to feed our daughter bottles while holding her upright, and this bottle made it even easier to do. The VentAire® bottles have been redesigned since our first born used them, and I am really liking the changes. The bottles now come in a wide design. This is great for several reasons. With the wide design of the bottle it allows for the nipples of the bottles to be wider in order to mimic a natural breast shape. The wide mouth of the bottle also makes it incredible easy to wash by hand if needing a bit of extra scrubbing clean, they are also top rack dishwasher safe. The VentAire® bottles are compatible with all Playtex® nipples and caps for more feeding flexibility and options. You can now mix and match to your baby’s specific likes.
There is also available now the Playtex® SureFeed™ Discovery Set. This is what I have on hand, waiting the arrival of our second child this fall. It comes with a VentAire® bottle as well as a Playtex® Nurser bottle that is used with drop-in liners. The drop-in liners act in a similar way to the other bottle type in reducing the amount of air that mixes with the milk. As baby drinks from the bottle, you see the liner collapse in on itself, preventing air from getting into baby’s tummy. The liners also help for very easy cleanup. The best part about this set, is that it contains a slow-flow nurser variety pack of nipples. There are 4 different nipples you can try with your baby; angled, naturalatch, breastlike shape, and fullsized. No more buying different nipple packs, only to try one from the pack of 4 that are all the same and have them not be liked by your baby. The variety helps you figure out right away which is preferred by your baby. Way to make things so much easier on parents Playtex®, cannot thank you enough for that.
Now our toddler has not been left out at all, as she has gotten older we have found more items we love. We have had several sippy cups find their way into this house from trying so many. Our toddler is one picky little girl. She is loving Playtex® PlayTime™ Cups. We have a spout cup, and a straw cup, both have been well received her, and the cups we once tried are finding their way out of our home because she likes these so much. She is currently all about trains, and super heroes so the designs that were available were spot on for what she wanted. There are many different characters and designs you can pick from, you’ll surely find a style your child will love. What I really appreciate about these cups are the twist’nclick lids, as well as the unique spill proof valve.
Thanks to those two features I know that I do not have to worry about a drink being spilt anywhere. When you are twisting the lid on you will hear a loud click, and know the lid is securely in place. I can put it into my diaper bag without fear, and the cups have taken their fair share of testing from my toddler. They have fallen off the table, been thrown across the car, and so much more. Every time there has been no mess to clean up. Thank you Playtex®! The cups are also insulated, so they have proven to be great during this summer weather keeping drinks cool for longer. This is great for my energetic kid who loves to play outside, but also enjoys a nice refreshing drink from her PlayTime cup after she is done running around. The cups are also very easy to clean with a wide opening you can easily get a scrub brush in if needed, but they are also dishwasher safe. This makes cleanup very easy.
All of these from Playtex® will be remaining in our home. We are beyond happy with them, and they have all received this mama’s seal of approval.
Disclosure: I received product in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. I truly do love these products.