7 Ways to Save on Feeding Supplies
Posted on March 07 2019
1. Make Your Own Mason Jar Baby Bottles
Buying lots of glass bottles can cost you. But you can get a dozen jars from the hardware store for about a dollar each. Then just get a set of Mason Bottle Silicone Nipples or some Mason Bottle DIY Kits to make your own affordable glass bottles.
2. Use Mason Jars Instead of Plastic Breast Milk Storage Containers
One less thing to buy and one less thing to throw away since breast milk storage bags are single use (and prone to leaking, btw…) You won't spill a drop of milk or waste a minute of your time. Learn more about how to simplify your pumping routine with mason jars here.
3. Use Mason Bottles, Skip the Bottle Brushes
The wide shoulder-less design of mason jars means there are no hard to reach places that require bottle brushes or pipe cleaners. So cross those two purchases off your list. Here's our guide to making feeding as minimalist as possible.
4. Skip the Bottle Warmer (milk may be more nutritious without it anyway)
While bottle warmers are super handy, warm tap water in a bowl is actually the perfect temperature if you want to avoid damaging the nutrients in breast milk. Learn more about safely heating breast milk and preserving nutrients here.
Freezing or refrigerating baby food in 4 oz. jars make a lot more financial sense than buying specialized glass ware. Add a silicone sleeve before serving, just in case. :)
When your little one wants to show you how big they are, just put a sleeve on your jar. As we explain on our blog, 4 oz jars make especially good training cups, as there will be less to spill.
The 8 oz. silicone sleeve also does a lovely job of keeping your coffee or tea warm. Or even an apple cider for bigger kids.
Try out these 7 ways with our easy DIY Kit.