Getting prepared for late night feedings

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You spend nine months making a life, you go through hours of labor, your little one finally arrives and then….what? Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through it.

Give bottles a go

Getting your newborn used to bottles is a gift you can give your sleepy future self. Bottle feeding allows another caregiver to take a feeding or two, which is a huge relief. Pumping and bottling some breast milk can also provide some relief if you run into latching or supply issues while you’re half asleep. Keep your lack of late-night let down from becoming a late-night letdown.

For all their benefits bottles do have their downsides. They can be hard to clean and storage can be a pain. Quickly get your bottles clean and ready with the Simple Steam Microwave Sterilizer from the First Years. If you’re using breast milk that you’ve already pumped, keep it organized and ready to go with the Breast Milk Storage Organizer. The most important part of using bottles is making them work for you and your family’s needs.

Make the best use of your time

The middle of the night might not be your favorite time to be awake, but with a few simple adjustments, you can be extra productive while your newborn does some moonlit dining. Try preparing their bottle before you head to bed and setting your Remote Control Bottle Warmer to standby mode. When your baby wakes up hungry, warm their bottle from your bed with the push of a button, so you can grab a few extra zzz’s.

Adapt to any location

Your middle-of-the-night feeding plan will have to change a little if you travel or your baby spends a night at grandma’s. Multi-purpose items like the Simple Serve Bottle Warmer, which heats all types of bottles quickly, can warm baby food, and sanitize pacifiers, can help you cut down the number of items you bring on the go. Pacifiers like the new Orthodontic Pacifiers from The First Years can help keep your baby calm when adjusting to new settings too.

With a little bit of planning, you’ll be able to handle late night feedings like a pro. Products that make your life easier, like the feeding line from The First Years, can really help too. Tap below to shop The First Years now.

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