Wednesday, August 21, 2013

NUK and Gerber Baby Products Review and Giveaway!

When I had my second son, I was babysitting a little girl who was about 3 years old and her mom would always pack her lunch, this was my first intro to Gerber Graduates. The meals she had were awesome you had a main dish, veggies and it was to toddler proportion. I started to buy them for my own kids after that. 

But did you know that Gerber Graduates is not limited to only food? They have all kinds of food keeper products as well!

Just recently I was able to sample some of Gerber Graduates pieces like sippy cups, snack keeper and a place mat. Love them!

Lets start with the Advanced Developmental Cups aka the Sippy Cup, did you know there are different stages of sippy? You can pick which would best work for your toddler. When you first start on sippy cups most parents like the idea of handles and soft nipple, since it has a soft nipple the toddler will probably take to it more since it is closest to that of a nipple on a bottle, the handles allow for a easier grip. 

Next, or if your toddler is going through a teething stage you might wanna try the harder cup like rim which is kinda like what an adult uses for coffee only harder top. This helps the toddler learn to tip a drink, as well as keeps both the cup and child happy through the process. 

Finally you have your last stage, this is what I call a life saver. It is a straw sippy so instead of tipping the toddler has to learn to really suck. Why I love it so much is that now my toddler can use a straw so if I happen to forget a sippy cup (yeah it happens) I know that it will not be to hard to get them to drink from a straw. Gerber Graduates Advanced Developmental Cups are a great way to help your toddler to be more self sufficient and feel like a big kid.

So we have drinks covered, what about snacks? Gerber Graduates has made 3 interlocking snack containers that have a removable ice pack! How cool is that. Not only do you have a fresh snack, you can have fruits or other cooler things for a snack thanks to these cups. Each cup has a measurement system so you can track portions, a tight twist top to keep foods fresh and of course the ice pack. Its a great item to have when you have a toddler.  Also a added bonus you can write your child's name in the special spot on the cup so that if they are in a preschool or day care the teacher knows who owns what.

Finally you have the 100% silicone place mat which you can use as a place mat keeping dishes in place, or you can use as the dish. I really like the place mat it fits great into almost all highchair covers, keeping food in place and less mess. Its dishwasher safe. You can roll up the place mat and bring it with you almost everywhere. Its a great on the go item that gives you peace of mind while out and about.


NUK Expressive Breast Pump is new to the market and is great. The NUK breast pump has a wider head which is flexible to make for a great connection around the breast for better pumping results.

When you purchase your NUK breast pump the box is sealed so you know that everything is new and untouched. The NUK pump comes with a 5oz bottle to collect milk along with a slow flow nipple so your ready to feed as soon as you pump.

I had great results using the pump, I liked how the handle and bottle were easy to hold while pumping. I have tried others before which had a hard plastic head which when milk would stray would make a huge mess along with making it harder to place on the breast again. The NUK breast pump is great because the silicone head shapes to your breast making for a great suction and less mess.

NUK breast pump is very easy to clean. There are less parts to worry about getting lost in the washing process or to break. NUK is a trusted brand for over 50 years and they are donating 1% of all sales to breast cancer research.

First time having a baby? Not really sure on what to do with the pump, no worries, each and every pump comes with easy to read instructions on how to get the best results.

I found myself going back to work sooner then I had thought so I needed a way to store my milk so that my child could get the best while I was not around. NUK has come out with 2 new products for milk storage. The first one is not really new for NUK but it is new and improved, which are Seal' n Go bags which zip up and are freezer safe. What makes the bags so great is that you can write the date on which you place the milk in them and know which needs to be used first when feeding baby.

The other new product is the NUK milk bag storage rack, which is a neat way to keep all the bags from falling over in the fridge, and in one spot. The Storage rack can safely hold up to 10 bags! If your worn out or couldn't find a pen this is a great product to have it makes figuring out which is first to use and which was last, you place the new bag on the top and pull the bottom bag out from bottom which would be the oldest of the milk. The NUK storage rack is dishwasher safe.

All 3 products mentioned in this review donate 1% to breast cancer research.  I have been a long time fan of NUK and will continue to recommend these great products to friends and family.

Yuck! That baby bottle is foggy. Probably because it needs a nice deep clean, and what better way to clean than with a NUK No Scratch Bottle Wand. The Wand is great. It fits into every kind of bottle. It has a huge head which you can place some liquid soap on and spin it inside the bottle and pull it out for a clean and clear bottle. The bottom of the NUK No Scratch Bottle Wand has a smaller brush stored in it for use on nipples or smaller parts of baby items. I have used baby brushes for a long time now and I really love the design of the NUK No Scratch Bottle Wand. It has suction at the bottom so you can have it sit up right at the sink and find it easy when ready to use. They work great on water bottles, sippy cups and any other everyday cup that you might use.

After washing your bottle, cup or what ever else you might need it to be dry right away, so what better way than a NUK Bottle Drying Wand. The NUK Bottle Drying Wand which you use like you would the NUK No Scratch Bottle Wand, but it dries everything. When using the NUK Bottle Drying Wand while you spin the cloths abosorb the water which is left in the bottle within seconds of using. Like the other it to has a suction cup as well for easy finding.

If you don't have the time or don't need the bottle right away, check out NUK Fast Dry Bottle Rack. I used a bunch of drying racks with my first kids and they worked great but they didn't really have room for a lot of bottles and the water would collect under the bottles which was gross.  NUK Fast Dry Bottle Rack took care of all these issues. Think of a tree, its tall and has branches, this is what the NUK Fast Dry Bottle Rack looks like. I really wish I had this with my other kids because its very cool, first off the rack holds up to 8 bottles, has a fan which runs on batteries which sends air flow throughout the tree. The NUKs Fast Dry Bottle Rack is round so it takes up less space, collects the water at the bottom away from the bottles and nipples. Even if you don't wish to do the batteries in the drying rack you still will have faster cleaner drying results then the normal bottle drying rack.

Don't have the time to wash everything by hand? NUK has a Expandable Dishwasher Basket. What this is, is a basket which you can stick your baby bottle nipples, pacifiers or anything that is small but can be washed in a dishwasher in. The NUK Expandable Dishwasher Basket is great because it holds more, with easy access to either side to get the nipples in, out and clean.

When you have your baby you only want the best, and NUK has great products which make caring for baby easy and soothing.

When the baby is a newborn, they depend on baby bottles and pacifiers to soothe them. NUK has stages of pacifiers which each has a different fit to your infants needs and fit to their mouth. The NUK has a great design which folds up towards the baby's roof which allows the tongue to get a grip on the nipple for soothing suction.  I have used these with all my kids and had great results, I also love how you can purchase them pretty much anywhere, which is great for when they go MIA on a long trip.

NUK bottles work the same. Each has stage of slow to fast with a recommended age on each package. The nipple of the NUK bottles are also in the bent shape for great soothing suction which also means less air in bottle or babies tummy.  The NUK bottles also have different things for the age of your child as they grow, you can get normal bottles or ones with handles for teaching your child how to hold onto a bottle making life a little less stressful for yourself : )

When your infant grows you will soon see cute little teeth breaking through their gums which means time for brushing. NUK has toothbrushes which are 3 sided so they cover all areas of the babies/toddlers teeth. There are 2 sizes in handles for each brush for your needs. The longer handle is for infant and the smaller is for toddler because at this age you can start to teach them how to do it themselves. Each handle has a rubber grip so you won't lose it while brushing your infants teeth.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I received all the products mentioned in my post to help with my review. All opinions are 100% mine.


  1. Love the NUK Fast Dry Bottle Rack! Love it!

  2. NUK breast pump, its a must for a new mom
    ssgsweeps @homtail .com

  3. My favorite product is the NUK Fast Dry Bottle Rack

  4. I like the Expandable Dishwasher Basket.

  5. I love the Expandable Dishwasher Basket! Such a nifty product!

  6. I love the 100% silicone place mat.

  7. I like the Fast Dry Bottle Rack
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com Merry

  8. Would love to win the Nuk Pacifiers. My son loves these!

  9. The bottle cleaner and drying rack. We don't have a dishwasher, and instead of a bottle brush I use a toothbrush, lol.

  10. Definitely the bottle rack!


  11. I like the place mat and I also like the cups.

  12. NUK Expressive Breast Pump for sure!

  13. It would be of a great help to have the NUK breast pump as I am nursing and am having difficulties now. It would be a dream to win the whole package for my baby!

  14. I like the interlocking snack containers

  15. I like the Expandable Dishwasher Basket.

  16. My favorite is the Nuk Expressive Breast Pump.


  17. i like the No Scratch Bottle Wand

  18. Id love to try the bottle cleaners. Its about time someone made a sponge cleaner instead of a brush.
    Great idea!
    Dawn Monroe

  19. I like the NUK breast pump.

  20. Definitely the Expandable Dishwasher Basket.

  21. My favorite is The Snack Containers!! They would be very handy!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  22. I like the Fast Drying Bottle Rack.

  23. I like all of them but right now we are looking at Advanced Developmental Cups - sippy cup time is coming up - LOL

  24. I really like the 3 interlocking snack containers