~I received Olababy Samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
September is National Baby Safety Month and since I have my little 2 month old preemie at home safety is one of my top priorities., Safety is especially important when it comes to feeding baby. Using silicon feeding products from Olababy creates the safest feeding experience you can make for baby. Silicon is an amazing choice for baby because it is BPA, PVC, and phthalate free and doesn’t leach chemicals when heated to high temperatures. It also holds an advantage over glass because it is a soft, flexible, and easy to clean material. With all of the unwarranted fears of feeding you can feel comfortable using silicone products with your baby.
Olababy is a Portland based designer of baby products with a focus on safety and sustainability. Dedicated to making the safest feeding products, Olababy uses only medical grade silicon for their SteamBowl, GentleBottle and their Training + Feeding Spoons.
Even though Baby Sis isn’t quite old enough I am already loving the SteamBowl. With this handy little bowl you steam then serve baby food, all in one bowl.
The Olababy SteamBowl is designed to perfectly prepare steamed baby food puree, allowing parents to retain the rich nutrients for a child’s healthy diet. The bowl is made from toxin-free, BPA-free, food-grade silicone that acts as both a steamer and serving bowl, combined into one. When steaming baby puree, the SteamBowl is simply filled with food, placed in a saucepan or pot over a shallow pool of water, and covered. Within minutes, nutrient-rich baby food is prepared and ready to eat.
It has a smart lip for easy scraping and scooping, it is easy to clean and a personal favorite…it is dishwasher and microwave safe up to 428°F/220°C. The interesting looking spoons you see in the bowl are the Feeding + Training Spoons. They are the most unique and quite possibly the best baby spoons around.
One spoon to feed, one spoon to train the Olababy Training and Feeding Spoons are both made with 100% toxin-free, food-grade silicone. The Feeding Spoon is the perfect tool to get your baby started on solid food. The Olababy Training Spoon is designed for your baby when they start to explore self-feeding. The flexible material allows for easy scooping, cutting, or even slicing. It also doubles as a teether for when those growing pains act up. The wide base design allows for better hygiene, as the spoons can be placed upright on any surface. The Olababy Training and Feeding Spoons are the perfect pair to teach your baby to enjoy food, and encourage self-feeding.
I really appreciate the flexible material to scoop food at any angle! It is easier for me to get all the food out of the bowl and it will be easier for baby to scoop their own food out of a bowl. I also really like that the short-stem spoon doubles as a teether for gum relief once Baby Sis starts teething. There are so many reasons to love these spoons!
The Olababy GentleBottle keeps feeding as natural as it should be. Designed to mimic a natural breast, the GentleBottle features an off-set nipple design that allows for easy latching and reduces bottle rejection. Dual-venting is integrated into the design as an anti-colic system, and to help with air flow. The soft texture and shape of the GentleBottle allows baby and parents a safe and comfortable grip.
It is made with 100% medical-grade silicone and comes in several cute colors as well as 4 and 8 oz sizes. Baby Sis here seems to have no trouble taking the bottle. I do breastfeed but in the beginning of her life I had to pump and bottle feed her around the clock mainly due to her being premature. She was too sleepy to latch on and eat so we had to measure every ounce she took with bottles. Even though she is now back to breast I still pump and she eats from bottles when we are apart. I love the soft feel of this bottle and it does seem to help reduce the air she takes in. Definitely a bottle I will continue to use!