Replacement Air-plug pack of 2

$7.99

Doctor Recommended

A clinical study showed GER relief ocurred in 75% of babies after using Bare® Air-free for two weeks.

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Bare® Air-free vs. baby bottles

Bare® Air-free difference

Most breast-like

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This comparison is based on published articles, factual statements, and user testing.
1 Bare®, as well as bottles with liners, allow the user to expel air. It is known that air-swallowing may cause gas/colic in babies. The less air ingestion the less gas in babies.
2 Nutrients are lost when milk is mixed with oxygen in the air, Bare® allows the user to expel the air and maintain an air-tight container to inhibit bacteria growth, due to the lack of oxygen, resulting in longer nutrient retention than baby bottles that allow air. A baby bottle with collapsible liners allows the user to expel air but doesn’t maintain an air-free environment, air goes back in almost immediately as gravity pulls liquid down.
3 Because Bare® works with suction as opposed to gravity, the baby is able to start feeding as soon as he/she can bring the bottle to his/her mouth. Other bottles require the baby to turn the bottle upside down which can delay the self-feeding milestone.
4 Breastfeeding directly is proven to have invaluable benefits for mom and baby rather than bottle-feeding breast milk to learn more about the advantages of breastfeeding go to https://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;115/2/496

Description

Bare® Air-free is for babies 0-18 months with severe gas, spit-up, daytime fuss, midnight colic, GER, GERS & diagnosed GERD.

When to use

  • Use Bare® Air-plug® with Bare® Air-free feeding systems only;
  • This item is not a toy;
  • Inspect air-plugs prior to every use. If you see any signs of tearing, cracking, or change in shape, discontinue use and replace immediately. – See more

 

Instructional video

If you are using the Perfe-latch® nipple

Use as intended

Newborn upright feeding

Always feed your baby in a vertical-upright position (be sure the chin doesn’t touch the chest.) Follow step-by-step instructions.

Bare® Air-free is designed to feed while held right side up. DO NOT tip upside down nor hold horizontally. Let the baby create the suction to feed while in an upright position and against gravity.

The Perfe-latch® nipple extends upon suction to emulate the mechanics of breastfeeding to minimize nipple confusion. The Easy-latch® nipple is the easiest to latch on for bottle-fed babies. Both nipples offer Flow-Control® technology so babies control the flow and pace of feeding.

Additional information

Weight0.4 lbs
Dimensions2.85 × 1.5 × 5.125 in
This product contains

(2) Air-plugs

Care

Dishwasher-safe – top rack ONLY

Important

Please take a minute to watch the instructional video and browse thru our detailed usage & care section. bittylab.com/usage

Material

Free of: BPA, Lead, PVC, Phthalates and Nitrosamines.
FDA approved Silicone. Dishwasher-safe.

UPC

857735004137

How to use Bare Air-free - sit down

1. Sit in a comfortable location. Be sure Bare® Air-free is prepared per instructions.

How to use Bare Air-free - Newborn feeding head support

2. Sit your baby on your lap and place the palm of your hand at the base of the baby’s head. Your thumb should be right behind one ear and the rest of your fingers behind the other ear to offer adequate head and neck support. Never position your fingers under the ears, this can be very painful.

Newborn upright feeding

3. While supporting the head and neck behind the ears, position the head with the face tipped down just a little bit. Avoid allowing the chin to rest on the chest. Hold Bare® Air-free right side up. The nipple should be higher than its base.

How to use Bare Air-free - Newborn upright feeding

4. Hold Bare® Air-free right side up. The nipple should be higher than its base. Offer it to the baby while in an upright position. Let the baby create the suction to feed against gravity.

Newborn upright feeding
How to use Bare Air-free - proper assembly

Hold Bare® Air-free right side up and feed your baby while in an upright position. Let the baby control the flow with suction. Do not tip Bare® upside down. Do not hold horizontally while feeding.

If the Air-plug® doesn’t move with baby’s suction test your assembly: Turn Bare® Air-free upside down after expelling air and see If you get drops from the nipple. If you do, make sure that the Air-plug® is straight, the nipple is installed correctly and the collar is adequately tightened (See video above). If any of these pieces are not properly installed, you will have air leaks acting like an air-vents, introducing air in the container when the baby applies suction.

Good reads:

How to use Bare and adapt it to your baby’s feeding habits

Bottle-fed babies typically lose the ability to feed with suction, as traditional bottles often free-feed.

Bare® Air-free, on the other hand, promotes healthy suction-based feeding. Babies need to apply suction, in order to feed, like with breastfeeding.

You can customize Bare® Air-free to fit your baby’s suction patterns as well as match the flow and let down of your own breast. Not all babies have the same suction range, therefore you can get Bare® to adapt to your baby’s feeding habits, not the other way around.

How to use Bare and lubricate the air-plug

The Air-plug® will move with baby suction. If baby is not applying suction, the Air-plug® will not move on its own. Our silicone Air-plug® has been regulated to mimic the “resistance” of breastfeeding. However, not all breasts are the same, neither all babies have the same suction force. There are babies that have stronger or weaker suction than the average and fall outside the range. You can customize Bare’s sucking resistance by using water or milk (breastmilk or formula) as lubricants.

Simply, before you install the air-plug® wet the outer edges that touch the inside of the bottle with milk as well as the inside of the bottle and assemble, push the air-plug with your thumb, take out and repeat about 2 or 3 times. The oils in the milk will make the air-plug very slippery and will move easier and with lower suction. If you see the air-plug® moving too easy and your baby is getting too much milk, then wet the air-plug® with water instead.

  • Fill up a bowl with tap water, hot setting but tolerable to the touch
  • Dip Bare® in the bowl for a few minutes
  • Do not use bottle warmers
  • Do not heat with a microwave
Bare assembly
nipple assembly
  • The nipple may collapse if the Air-plug® is not moving as it should, please see above to fix.
  • Make sure that the nipple’s outer edge overlaps the top and bottom of the collar, as shown in the picture as “correct”.
  • If Bare® Air-free leaks around the nipple, inspect the underside of the nipple to look for gaps. Using your finger, push the nipple’s outer edge against the collar in all directions until it fully overlaps the collar without any gaps.
  • Be sure to boil-sterilize the parts for 5 minutes.
  • Be sure to lay the Air-plug® on a flat surface to install. When placing the bottle over the Air-plug®, push the bottle until it touches the table or countertop (flat surface). This will ensure that the Air-plug® is straight inside the bottle. **Do not assemble the Air-plug® by hand.**
  • When pushing Air-plug® to expel air, make sure it is straight inside the bottle. Always use your thumb and press the thumb disk located at the bottom of Air-plug® to push and expel the air. **Press slowly but firmly, like a syringe.** Too fast may lead to spills. Pressing from any other point, other than the center may lead to spills. Don’t use two fingers, use your thumb. Please “practice” with water and stay near the sink before you start using Bare®.

  • Please make sure the nipple/collar/cylinder are assembled per instructions. See video above
  • If you have the Perfe-latch® nipple, refer to the video above on how to expel the air
  • If you see air entering the nipple while the baby feeds, it could be as a result of the Air-plug® not moving with suction. Please refer to the section “The Air-plug® doesn’t automatically move as my baby feeds” to learn how to customize Bare® to your baby’s needs
  • Air will enter the nipple if the nipple is pressed down into the cylinder. Sometimes, the baby’s cheeks will press the nipple while feeding. To avoid this, support the head adequately and do not let the baby’s face rest on the nipple. See the instructions above.
  • Last, if the air is entering the nipple while Bare® Air-free is resting on a table, boil-sterilize the parts a couple of times and keep the air-plug and cylinder thoroughly dry before assembly.

  • Leakage from assembled parts are due to poor assembly
  • Please refer to the instructional video above to make sure everything is assembled properly.
Air-plug-New2018
  • This may happen as a result of the Air-plug® being tilted while pushed. Be sure to push the Air-plug® from the bottom center only. This ensures the Air-plug® goes in straight.
  • You don’t have to disassemble the parts. The milk will not leak beyond the center area.

Always feed your baby in a vertical-upright position

How to use Bare Air-free - sit down

1. Sit in a comfortable location. Be sure Bare® Air-free is prepared per instructions.

How to use Bare Air-free - Newborn feeding head support

2. Sit your baby on your lap and place the palm of your hand at the base of the baby’s head. Your thumb should be right behind one ear and the rest of your fingers behind the other ear to offer adequate head and neck support. Never position your fingers under the ears, this can be very painful.

Newborn upright feeding

3. While supporting the head and neck behind the ears, position the head with the face tipped down just a little bit. Avoid allowing the chin to rest on the chest. Hold Bare® Air-free right side up. The nipple should be higher than its base.

How to use Bare Air-free - Newborn upright feeding

4. Hold Bare® Air-free right side up. The nipple should be higher than its base. Offer it to the baby while in an upright position. Let the baby create the suction to feed against gravity.

Bare® Air-free offers Flow-Control® Technology

Newborn upright feeding

If your baby is getting too much flow, do the following to fix it:

Hold Bare® Air-free right side up and feed your baby while in an upright position. Let the baby control the flow with suction. Do not tip Bare® upside down. Do not hold horizontally while feeding.

How to use Bare Air-free - proper assembly

If the Air-plug® doesn’t move with baby’s suction test your assembly: Turn Bare® Air-free upside down after expelling air and see If you get drops from the nipple. If you do, make sure that the Air-plug® is straight, the nipple is installed correctly and the collar is adequately tightened (See video above). If any of these pieces are not properly installed, you will have air leaks acting like an air-vents, introducing air in the container when the baby applies suction.

Good reads:

Why will the nipple collapse?

Bottle-fed babies typically lose the ability to feed with suction, as traditional bottles often free-feed.

Bare® Air-free, on the other hand, promotes healthy suction-based feeding. Babies need to apply suction, in order to feed, like with breastfeeding.

Let Bare® Air-free adapt to your baby’s feeding habits

You can customize Bare® Air-free to fit your baby’s suction patterns as well as match the flow and let down of your own breast. Not all babies have the same suction range, therefore you can get Bare® to adapt to your baby’s feeding habits, not the other way around.

Lubricating the Air-plug® when needed

Bare® Air-free is designed to promote suction while feeding and the Air-plug® moves with the baby’s suction to dispense the contents.

If the baby is not applying suction, the Air-plug® will not move on its own. Our silicone Air-plug® has been regulated to mimic the “resistance” of breastfeeding. This is measured in a range knowing that not all babies have the same suction force. There are babies that have stronger or weaker suction than the average and fall outside the range. You can customize Bare’s sucking resistance by using water or milk (breastmilk or formula) as lubricants.

Simply, before you install the air-plug® wet the outer edges that touch the inside of the bottle with milk as well as the inside of the bottle and assemble, push the air-plug with your thumb, take out and repeat about 2 or 3 times. The oils in the milk will make the air-plug very slippery and will move easier and with lower suction. If you see the air-plug® moving too easily and your baby is getting too much milk, then wet the air-plug® with water instead.

Lubricate the Air-plug® with milk or water

  • Fill up a bowl with tap water, hot setting but tolerable to the touch
  • Dip Bare® in the bowl for a few minutes
  • Do not use bottle warmers
  • Do not heat with a microwave

Fixing a leak where the nipple meets the collar

Bare assembly
nipple assembly
  • Make sure that the nipple’s outer edge overlaps the top and bottom of the collar, as shown in the picture as “correct”.
  • If Bare® Air-free leaks around the nipple, inspect the underside of the nipple to look for gaps. Using your finger, push the nipple’s outer edge against the collar in all directions until it fully overlaps the collar without any gaps.
  • The nipple may collapse if the Air-plug® is not moving as it should, please see above to fix.

Fix a leak at the bottom of Air-plug®

  • Be sure to boil-sterilize the parts for 5 minutes.
  • Be sure to lay the Air-plug® on a flat surface to install. When placing the bottle over the Air-plug®, push the bottle until it touches the table or countertop (flat surface). This will ensure that the Air-plug® is straight inside the bottle. **Do not assemble the Air-plug® by hand.**
  • When pushing Air-plug® to expel air, make sure it is straight inside the bottle. Always use your thumb and press the thumb disk located at the bottom of Air-plug® to push and expel the air. **Press slowly but firmly, like a syringe.** Too fast may lead to spills. Pressing from any other point, other than the center may lead to spills. Don’t use two fingers, use your thumb. Please “practice” with water and stay near the sink before you start using Bare®.
  • Leakage from assembled parts are due to poor assembly
  • Please refer to the instructional video to make sure everything is assembled properly.

  • Please make sure the nipple/collar/cylinder are assembled per instructions. See video above
  • If you have the Perfe-latch® nipple, refer to the video above on how to expel the air
  • If you see air entering the nipple while the baby feeds, it could be as a result of the Air-plug® not moving with suction. Please refer to the section “The Air-plug® doesn’t automatically move as my baby feeds” to learn how to customize Bare® to your baby’s needs
  • Air will enter the nipple if the nipple is pressed down into the cylinder. Sometimes, the baby’s cheeks will press the nipple while feeding. To avoid this, support the head adequately and do not let the baby’s face rest on the nipple. See the instructions above.
  • Last, if the air is entering the nipple while Bare® Air-free is resting on a table, boil-sterilize the parts a couple of times and keep the air-plug and cylinder thoroughly dry before assembly.

Air-plug-New2018
  • This may happen as a result of the Air-plug® being tilted while pushed. Be sure to push the Air-plug® from the bottom center only. This ensures the Air-plug® goes in straight.
  • You don’t have to disassemble the parts. The milk will not leak beyond the center area.

Information presented on this website does not replace physician in-person evaluation and treatment. Seek physician evaluation regarding the health and safety of your baby.

Replacement Air-plug pack of 2

$7.99