**The title is supposed to be "Makeshift Bottle" not makshift.**
I've seen plenty of threads about makeshift diapers, but not any about makeshift bottles.
I've managed to rig myself a bottle.
I posted before about how the old baby bottles got thrown out before I could sneak them away. (I would NOT have taken them if they were still being used. I knew they were going to be thrown in the trash, which I thought was a waste.)
The new nipple I was planning to use was still in the back of the drawer in the kitchen, though, so I smuggled it out. It wouldn't have been used for any actual babies, just for the record. It had been in there for a couple of years and I don't think it would be used since the last bottle drinking baby was just weaned off of them this summer.
Anyway, onto the makeshift bottle. I've got one of these Rubbermaid "Hip Sips" bottles. I got thinking about how the old baby bottles had nipples that just stretched over the top of the bottle without the ring to secure it. I started wondering if the nipple would work that way if I stretched it over the nozzle on the Hip Sip bottle. The nozzle is pretty big on them, I measured it just now and it's about an inch in diameter.
So I got the nipple, washed it and tried it. It actually works very well with no leaks. It looks a little odd, and it's slow, but it's so fun to actually have a 'bottle' that I don't mind.
I think it's slow because the nipple has tiny holes. I'm not sure what size it is since it's been in the drawer for a while. I'm not sure how to stretch them out without damaging the nipple. I tried running a needle back and forth through the holes, but they just stretched and shrank back.
When I get the chance, I'm going to get some silicone nipples...this one is latex and it tastes a little funny to me, even though I've washed it thoroughly.
I thought I would share so that if anyone who needs to hide their *Bness could try doing this. It's much easier to hide a nipple than an entire baby bottle.