Introducing the MilkCharm – a cute, simple, innovative dial that helps you easily label, track, and organize your breast milk supply. No more tape and pen, no more sticky notes that smear and fall off, no more grease pencils. Just dial in the day (and time if you want to be exact), hang the MilkCharm on the bottle, put it in the fridge, and go take a nap! The time side also works great for storing either milk at room temperature or formula in the fridge.
Retail Price: $15 for a pack of 3
I really enjoyed learning about this product. I mostly LOVE that they have taken everything from materials, shipping, to local economy into consideration. I 100% prefer to support and spend money on these types of companies. MilkCharms are very cute and I love the colors! The idea and design is super simple – I like that. The charms have also served another purpose for me, marking my home made food jars. I am able to label when I want them fed to baby making it super easy for anyone watching him. I only had one issue, the dials were a bit tough for me to turn. After playing with it a bit, giving it a few spins, and running it through the dishwasher it started to spin a bit easier.
The MilkCharm is a cute flower shaped plastic dial that helps label your milk. The dial is easy to turn and you can select the day, AM or PM on one side; the time on the other side. It easily fits any bottle and I can make an eight with the elastic band to tie it over cylindrical bottles too. I love the vibrant colors and that each of the three dial In the package is a slightly different color coordination which helps to set them apart. I've used them to mark my milk at work since we are several Moms sharing a fridge in the “Lactation Room”. I really liked that I didn't have to find sticky notes to label my bottles. I've also used it to help my husband or care taker know when to feed her the next bottle. I like that the materials are safe and BPA free. I also appreciate the green steps the company is taking. However I find it inconvenient that there is nothing to add a name to differentiate it from other baby's milk. Which means I still need to label my bottles. The package also only comes with three. I have to choose to either use them for the bottles I leave with her, or for the ones I pump while at work because it's not enough. At $15 a set I would have to spend $30 to be fully equipped. So while I'll continue to use it, I don't see myself buying more of them at this time when I can work things out with a marker.
I exclusively breastfed my sons, so I really didn't need to develop a system for milk storage until birth of my identical twin girls. It sounds silly, but trying to figure out which baby was which was the least of my troubles. My girls were late-term preemies, and their latch was pretty weak, so I decided to pump for them exclusively for the first two months. I was feeding the girls 2-3 ounces of breast milk every three hours and my MilkCharms were an absolutely lifesaver! It would have been very easy to mix up my bottles if I didn't have a quick and convenient way to immediately label the bottles without writing on them. Now, my twins are tandem breastfeeding, so I'm not pumping very much, but I'm still using my MilkCharms since they're a super simple way to mark leftovers in the fridge. No more “accidentally” eating bad food due to “mommy brain”!