As a bottle and formula fed baby, Freddie is a dream. At seven weeks old, he loves his milk. He drinks a good 6oz every three to four hours and will happily drain the bottle, but not all in one go. He likes to drink 4oz then after I’ve winded him, he’ll have a nap leaving me to wonder if he’ll wake up and drink the rest. This is where Milk Monster comes in and saves my sanity.
As any parent will know, when you’re woken up in the middle of the night by a baby who wants feeding, you just get on with it; you make up the bottle, feed the baby and wind them. You rarely check the time so when the baby decides to sleep on you half way through a feed, it’s no wonder you’re left wondering how long the bottle is good for.
With any type of milk, be it breast or formula, there’s only a certain amount of time that it can be left standing at room temperature before it deteriorates and is unsafe for a baby to drink. Milk Monster is a fantastic gadget that allows you to keep an eye on the amount of safe time left for your baby to drink their bottle maintaining the freshness of the milk and reduces waste.
As Freddie is formula fed, once his bottle is made up we have a two hour window for him to drink the bottle. After the two hours has passed, the milk should be thrown away and a fresh bottle made up. You would think that two hours is plenty of time for a baby to drink their milk, but you’d be surprised. (Please note, different formulas have different time periods so always check the instructions of the formula you’re using!)
Milk Monster allows me to countdown those two hours in the dead of night when my brain isn’t functioning properly. Milk Monster conveniently attaches to his bottle via the silicone strap and is glow in the dark meaning I don’t need to mess with the bedside lamp and disturb the rest of the family. The customised timer screen is also backlit making it easy to read in the dark too!
Milk Monster is splash proof so there’s no need to cry if milk is spilt on it. Although it is good to know that the outer shell and band are dishwasher safe so you can pop out the timer and put them through a dishwasher cycle to clean them.
We’ve been using our Milk Monster since Freddie was born and it’s a brilliant invention. It’s certainly helped me out during the night feeds when I’ve been too tired to remember how long is left on the bottle and Freddie is snoozing.
Milk Monster is available in four colours; blue, green, pink and purple and is priced at just £14.99. I would certainly recommend this product to parents with babies, parenting is hard enough as it is without trying to remember when a bottle was first given in the dead of night on three hours sleep!
Disclosure: We were sent the Milk Monster in exchange for this review and I have been paid for my time. All words and images are my own.