BARE air-free baby bottle mimics the whole mother’s breast from shapes & textures to movement, storage & delivery of milk. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on July 30, 2011.
About this project
Hello kickstarters, thanks for landing here!!.
What is BARE? Is the first to market baby bottle that mimics mother’s breast entirely–not just the nipple– from shapes & texture to movement, storage and delivery of milk. It features 2 unique patented technologies to produce a truly breast-like nursing experience 100% air-free and without vents. Stay tuned, let me show you!!
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Lobes in a breast dispense milk 100% air-free and upon suction only. When I thought about creating a baby bottle that dispensed milk 100% air-free and upon suction only, I had to think beyond air-vents. BARE air-free baby bottle, works similar to a syringe for a 100% air-free environment. Two patented technologies makes BARE a game changer in the baby feeding category.
- Perfe-latch™ nipple stretches 2x upon suckling like the breast
- Trains baby proper latch to aid stop mom’s sore or cracked nipples
- Dispenses fluids upon suction only
- Baby’s suckling strength controls flow rate, there’s no need for nipple stages
- Air-plug™ keeps contents 100% air-free to eliminate gas, fuss, colic & discomfort
- Maximizes nutrient retention because it maintains a 100% air-free environment
- Minimizes baby backwash into the bottle and bacteria-growth keeping milk fresher and healthier
- Because BARE works with suction (as opposed to gravity) it allows baby to feed in any position, this supports development of self-feeding for faster and more successful weaning
Air-plug is a piston that gets inserted from the bottom of an open ended shaft before the liquid contents. Powered by suction, the air-plug moves towards the top keeping the milk chamber 100% air-free to reduce air ingestion, gas, fuss, colic and discomfort. Air-plug moves upwards only and upon suction, this helps reduce baby’s backwash into the baby bottle to ensure healthier feeding by keeping milk fresher. Because it maintains an air-tight environment, there’s less chance of milk oxidation, helping to maintain milk nutrients that are normally lost when milk comes into contact with air.
Perfe-latch nipple, made of silicone, mimics the softness and shape of a mother’s areola and the nipple tip extends up to 2 times upon suction to promote proper latching technique. Proper latching also helps to prevent mom’s cracked/sore nipples due to baby's poor latching. Perfe-latch is punctured with tiny orifices to dispense milk upon suction only, the baby’s sucking strength controls the milk flow just like nature intended, hence there is no need for different nipple stages. Co-molded with collar, this one-piece nipple/collar snaps on the neck of the shaft for quick and easy use with one hand, unlike a screw cap that requires two hands.
What else does BARE offer:
Air-plug allows you to expel extra air from the baby bottle before feeding. Similar to a hospital syringe, just push the air-plug up until you see a drop of milk coming out of the nipple.
BARE promotes developmental support:
BARE’s air-plug™ technology allows infant to feed in any position and hold the bottle at any angle to better support development of self-feeding, proper posture and faster, more successful weaning.
Vented bottles: When an infant wants to feed himself and brings the bottle to his mouth, he/she has to first learn to turn the bottle upside down in order to self feed, turning his neck in unnatural positions and possibly harming neck muscles. Eventually the infant opts for laying down every time he self feeds which is not recommended by pediatricians. Later as a toddler, straw cups are introduced but first thing a toddler does is turn the cup upside down showering his or herself.
Why does BARE need you?
First production is happening in June-July-August, we'll go thru lab tests, clinical trials, consumer testing in September-October and begin pre-distribution in January (small quantity) with retailers (relationship already stablished). We have received enormous help from friends and family that, like you, believe this product is amazing but we still need your help to make it a reality.
If you want to know more about us go to www.barenurser.com, follow us on twitter @bittylab, check us out on facebook/bittylab and read our blog www.bittylab.blogspot.com, a blog about “creating the perfect baby bottle and the drama to produce it.”
A NOTE TO OUR BACKERS: Please keep in mind that BARE's first production and testing will take a few months, expect your shipment on or before December 2011. Thanks
A little update: The January 2012 launch has been postponed until Fall '12. However, If you want to get your hands on a BARE bottle, you can register (http://bittylab.com/register.html) to hear news about early trials (soon to happen and opened to our registrants/fans ONLY) pre-sales, launch and monthly giveaways. If you want to support BARE, you can do so by becoming a fan on our FB page http://facebook.com/bittylab and following us on twitter at http://twitter.com/bittylab.
You get "special thanks" on our website as contributor and the satisfaction of helping BARE come to life.
You'll get "special thanks" and your blog name LINK on our site as supporter.
You'll get "special thanks", your name on the list of contributors and blog LOGO LINK on our site as supporter.
You’ll get an autographed BARE baby bottle from the first production ever made, retail price is $15. You can pledge in multiples of $15 to get more BARE baby bottles to share. International backers please add $5 for shipping. Also, "special thanks" on our website as contributor. Please expect your BARE shipment on or before December 2011, as soon as BARE passes all tests, it'll be ready for distribution. All other rewards are immediately available.
If you own an online store, a boutique, or have more than 1 friend pregnant this is your chance. You get 10 BARE air-free baby bottles. US domestic backers please add 10 for shipping. International backers, please add $20 for shipping. Also, "special thanks" on our website as contributor.
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Make your baby a superstar!!. YOUR baby's picture will be rotating on website, web banners, baby magazine editorials, trade show, flyers and all kind of media appearance for the launch in January 2012 and used throughout July 2012. You'll ask to bring your baby to your nearest Target photo studio to take the picture, paid by us. Your baby must be 3-12 moths. The submission of a good photograph when he/she was that age is also acceptable.
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Great portfolio piece for baby modeling. You'll get YOUR baby on packaging on the first production of 15,000 BARE bottles. There are only 5 packages single 8oz, single 4oz, Set of 2-4oz, Set of 2-8oz and Set of 1-8oz & 1-4oz. The first to pledge gets to choose which package you want your baby on. You'll ask to bring your baby to your nearest Target photo studio to take the picture, paid by us. Your baby must be 3-12 moths. The submission of a good photograph when he/she was that age is also acceptable.
1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)
You’ll get one of the 2 prototypes ever made for BARE that was used in presentations to retailers, encased in a clear urn with a plaque dedicated from me to you. Executive Contributor mentions in the “BARE Diary”. An autographed copy of "BARE diary" (not for sale). A framed, numbered and signed 8x10" illustration that will appear on the cover for the "BARE diary" (a limited edition of 100). 6 VIP passes to the opening party in NYC to celebrate the launch of BARE. And a personalized autographed basket arrangement including 12 BARE baby bottles.
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