Great invention - or trouble?

Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Great invention - or trouble?
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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 2:43pm

I came across a new invention today - the Flipple - http://theflipplecompany.com/

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The idea of the gadget is that if you are out and lose or forget your baby bottle you can turn any water bottle into a formula bottle.

Great idea - I could have used one of these when my ex-daughter-in-law dropped off my grandson with no bottle - and I had to go round the neighbourhood to ask to borrow a bottle!

But in the video, the designer suggests that you can stop even bringing baby bottles when you go out, just bring water bottles.

Is this a good idea? Seems like the idea of using disposable bottles to feed your baby will create a lot more garbage to deal with.

And as much as we don't like to think of it, won't this just make it easier for parents to feed their babies something other than formula? Sad to say, some parents do feed their babies soda, "juice" drinks, etc. instead of formula.

Sure, if they are going to do it anyhow, not having one of these gadgets won't stop them - they can just pour it into a baby bottle. But perhaps the idea that you can screw this onto any bottle, will give some parents the wrong idea?

Or maybe I worry too much?? LOL

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2008
Thu, 01-12-2012 - 8:23am
It would be good to hear from someone who has used bottles more extensively a to whether it would be a useful gadget, or possibly be misused in the way that you suggest.

Teresa
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-16-2008
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 10:33am
So, you would forget a bottle, but remember to bring this gadget, a water bottle, and a travel pack of formula? Seems to not make any sense. And would you have to make 16.9 oz (a standard plastic water bottle) of formula? Seems wasteful.
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Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2010
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 11:17am
cavenyee wrote:
So, you would forget a bottle, but remember to bring this gadget, a water bottle, and a travel pack of formula? Seems to not make any sense. And would you have to make 16.9 oz (a standard plastic water bottle) of formula? Seems wasteful.


Good points! In her video, she is saying that everyone carries water with them, I guess to mix the powdered formula with? However, if you didn't, you could buy a water bottle in most stores if you were stuck.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-16-2010
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 1:46pm
I guess I could envision a scenario where these would be useful, but it seems unlikely. I just kept a spare baby bottle and nipple in my bag all the time. Then again, I overpack my diaper bag to a ridiculous extent (whether breast or bottle feeding), so maybe other people are more weight-conscious and would find this useful.