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Hi Everyone, I was just wondering if there is a specific time frame that bottles last for & if they need replacing? When I bought my Avent bottles the box said that they recommend replacing them every 4 months. Is this just a marketing ploy or do bottles actually wear out? I am also keen to hear how often everyone change their dummies? I have been going by the ages on the actual dummy ie: 0-3mth dummy & so on.
Thanks for your replies ;)
not sure on that brand hun :)
but i used to jsut buy Cheap bottles an get Decent teats so it was affordable to replace them ever 3-4 months :) sorry im not much help
I know of some mums that have kept their bottles for the next child (granted that there was less than 2 years between children). I've still got the original 5 that I bought not long after Raleigh was born so they're around 5 months old (I expressed before formula feeding). I think it may be a bit of a marketing ploy just quietly.
I am still using the bottles bought when bub was born (6 months ago). Teats I have thrown some out and replaced them. Dummies I thrown out once they get sticky or when rubber starts to look different- about every 2/3 months I guess. I just buy Big W cheapies and the Avent twin packs for $3 so I figure its not going to break the bank
I bought my Avent bottles 2 years ago when I started my daughter on formula. She is now 2 1/2 and still uses them. We have replaced the teats but the rest of the bottle is fine.
In my opinion bottles only need replacing if you can no longer see the measurements on the side, the teats should be replaced if they start to look warn. My Daughter's bottles lasted her up to 12mths(she then used a sipper cup), we changed the teats as she grew out of each size (Nuk teats). My son is 10mths and is on the same bottles and teats that he has used since he was 2 weeks old.
Dummies are the same as teats if they look warn or get a hole in them they should be replaced.
I agree, as long as you can read the measurements on the side of the bottle they don't need replacing. My DS is now 2.5yrs old and is still using the same bottles he used from a week old. I have never heard anything about bottles needing to be replaced almost as often as the teats :confused:
I think, if I am remembering correctly, teats and dummies both need replacing approx every 3mths, depending on how much they are used.
I am still using the same bottles that Ryan had when his was born (20 weeks ago) and with the teats I tend to change then every 6-8 weeks 9admittedly i only have 6 bottles to change teats for). With dummies I use the avent ones that have 0-3, 3-6 mths etc and i change them once they start to get sticky or when he prgoresses so to speak...
Judging from some comments I have heard, the AVENT brand is a huge marketing over kill...
Ok thanks for all your replies girls, i just love this site. Whenever i have a question (no matter how insignificant it may seem) I almost always get a helpful bunch of replies. Thanks again :)
i agree with everyone who said that the bottles really only need replacing when you cant read the numbers anymore. if they are kept clean and steralised then i cant see the problem. Keep an eye on the teats as they do wear out. I went all out and bought the avent system for my bubba as i was going back to work and needed to express milk for him. wouldnt you know it -he refused to drink out of the u beaut bottles specially shaped like the breast!! Bought cheaper tomee tippee ones from the supermarket and he loved them. Dont be suckered in by slick advertising! :rolleyes:
My daughter is 13mths old and we have just stopped using the 6 bottles that we got for her baby shower. Not sure of their brand but they were a pack of 6 that came with a drying rack. We replaced the teats with the nuk sylicone (sp?) ones and we have not had a problem or a need to replace them we have only stopped using them as our daughter now uses sippy cups rather then bottles. We are planning on trying for another baby in a few months and I have kept the teats for another baby but will get new bottles as some are starting to fade around the measurements. As for the dummy my daughter used a dummy quite a bit for the 1st 3mths and then since only uses it at night we again have a nuk sylicone one. We have one that she uses all the time and then one spare one whihc she rearly uses.
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