I was a formula mom, and proud of it. Formula is awesome. Especially those little premixed bottles they give you at the hospital, where you just unscrew the cap, and screw on the nipple. Remember those? So rad. We snagged as many as we could when we went home, and kept them in our nightstands for the late-night feedings. Because mixing and measuring is the pits sometimes. (Don't you love that phrase? "The pits"? My friend Maureen is trying to bring that back, and I'm so on board with it.)
Remember spilling that stinky powder all over your kitchen counter? Remember measuring out just the right amount of formula into a row of empty bottles, thinking it's going to make your life easier, and then your cat knocked them all over (just me)? And I was lucky enough to have a kid who didn't give a damn what temperature his formula was, but I remember at his first birthday party, one of his guests needed his bottle warmed, and I was like, IDK; I drink warm soda. Can't he just deal?
God damn, I wish someone had invented Moozi six years ago.
My friend Nick emailed me about Moozi the other day. It's a product invented by an acquaintance of his, and he asked me for help getting the word out. Neither Nick, nor I, are getting anything out of this. We both just think this thing is great. I'm sort of mad at the inventor, Miriam, to be honest. She mentions in the promo video that she came up with the idea ten years ago, and I'm all, "Could you not have gotten off your butt a little sooner, Miriam? I know you were busy working and momming and all, but my kid's almost six now, and I wasted so many minutes of my life measuring formula for him."
So what is Moozi? It's basically a Keurig for baby formula. Only it doesn't make the formula scalding hot; that would be crazy. You load it up with powder and water, and it mixes and warms one bottle at a time, with one button. Also unlike the Keurig, it won't turn on if there's no bottle. Hands up, sleepy parents, how many times have you done that in the morning? Yeah.
Check out this video, if you have time for that kind of thing:
This product is really brilliant, and I'm considering having another kid just so I can use one. Could you use one? Do you have a loved one who's planning to formula-feed who could use one? Note: you will know that your loved one is planning to use formula if they explicitly offer this information to you. Do not assume; that's dumb. And for the love of Pete, don't ask anyone about their baby-feeding plans, unless you are really close, and you've proven yourself in the past to be non-judgmental. That is such a hot button issue.
As I was saying... Moozi is an awesome invention, and I really hope to see it in stores one day soon. You can help Miriam get there by clicking here. Just please don't buy me one as a hint, Nana.
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