Review: Bottle Sling
Written on April 27, 2006 by Kevin.
Back in November, I recieved and reviewed the Ergo Bottle Sling from a reader of this website. Months later, a comment appeared on the post from an inventor that had created his own bottle sling. A bottle sling however that goes around your neck so that you can hold your child with 2 arms and still feed from a bottle. After a bit of talking, we decided that it would be a great idea for me to test out this prototype and give him my honest feedback.
Rylan continues to be breastfed and is now slowly moving into being fed baby solids however from time to time, we use the bottle to give ourselves a small break. We began using the bottle sling shortly after we received it and were certainly impressed. I am able to securely hold Rylan with both arms and still have him munching away at the bottle. I think the combination of a baby sling and the bottle sling would make for an even easier situation and allow the parent full ability to do what they needed to do with minimal problems. The sling can easily be adjusted for each person and baby.
Phil Jones, the inventor, tried out on the ABC tv reality show American Inventor back in January but unfortunately did not move onto the second round. In fact, his invention wasn't even put onto the TV show but that is actually a good thing. It seems the only inventions that were shown were really terrible or the ones who moved on. I applaud Phil for coming up with this idea and I imagine it's day will come. I only wish that I would have picked up this sling when Rylan was much younger and I could have used it more.
For further information on the bottle sling, check out the official website at BottleSlingGuy.com. This item is not for purchase just yet but if you are interested in helping Phil get to that point, he would love to hear from you. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Phil, I apologize for taking this long to write up the review.