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We use the Avent bottle system. DS is on teat # 2 and is doing well with it. I don't think I'll be changing to # 3 for a little while yet but I was wondering if I need to replace the teats with new # 2 ones? The packaging said that they should only be used for around 3 months and then replaced? Is this really best or are they just trying to get more of my money, lol? :confused:
I used the same teats for both of my babies and they seemed to be ok.
I never got to fast flow with either child as they just started choking on the feed, so I switched back.
I used Evenflo classic silicone teats, so I am not too sure about the avent ones. I do think that changing them that often is a bit excessive and probably a bit of a marketing ploy.
I agree, a bit of a ploy perhaps....
I just changed from Avent no.2 teeats cos a feed was taking so long. My DD is now using no.3 and apart from a bit of dribling because it's faster, she is doing well with them, I didn't realise they needed to be changed. I can't see why really if they are well cleaned/sterilised etc...
The hospital recomended changing them IF they start to deteroriate or bits start falling off them. (They told us this in the antenatal classes)
Hope this helps
We use the Nuk brand. But I think you're s'posed to do it every three months (not so much size, just to a new one) or if you notice them discolouring or starting to wear.
I use Avent and have never changed the teats (DS is now 17 months old). They are pretty resilient and still aren't showing signs of wear.
Just a tip as well, the difference between teats (flow 1,2,3 etc) is just the number of holes in the top. I steralised a needle and poked a couple of extra holes in my level 1's as he grew....and 'voila ! we're at Level 2 ! :D
Ha! I never thought of that rynosmum! Thanks!!!
Yeah, i just change mine when they start to get a bit discoloured, otherwise i only change when they need to go up to the next size mostly....i might try the needle trick though!
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