Baby Bottle Cage


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Introduction: Baby Bottle Cage

From the very first, my granddaughter has been independent. When she was about 2 months old, she started trying to hold her bottle herself, but it was too big for her hands to grip. I made a very simple "cage" so that she could hold it herself by cutting a single joint  out of an OBall from Rhino Toys (http://www.kidsii.com/t-brandsrhinotoys.aspx). These balls come in a couple of sizes, I used the "Regular" size, which is, I think about 4.5" diameter.  We were using Avent 4-ounce bottles, so I don't know whether this will fit other bottles, but I'm guessing that it might since the clearances are pretty flexible, and bottles seem to be more or less the same diameter, at least around the neck, which is where this settles. (A bottle with more capacity will probably be too tall to fit inside the ball, however.)

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    6 Comments

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    JeannieW14
    JeannieW14

    Reply 5 years ago

    A great "solution" for what exactly?

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    sueb262
    sueb262

    Reply 1 day ago

    A solution for how she wanted to take her bottle. I hope that in the years since you poured so much energy into this instructable, you have learned that you don't have insight into the lived experiences of others, and to reserve judgment until you do. #lifelessons

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    sueb262
    sueb262

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! It was an instant success, and she used it until her hands were big enough that she didn't need it anymore.

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    JeannieW14
    JeannieW14

    5 years ago

    I feel sad when I see bottle fed infants feeding themselves. Yes, all bottle fed babies will reach for and try to hold the bottle. It doesn't mean they are necessarily "independent". It means they are normal. However, it has been just a blip in human history that babies are not held for nursing's. They are meant to be held to nurse... for years. Even though they can sit and eat solids. I believe that all babies, even bottle fed babies deserve the snugly, intimate experience of being held when nursing - even with a bottle.

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    sueb262
    sueb262

    Reply 26 days ago

    You can be sad if you need to, but she drank more this way, and was less fussy throughout. She's 10 now, and a very happy kiddo. Very bonded with all of us. Cheer up!