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I am just curious what bottles and teats everyone uses for their bubs.
Do different teats affect the way bub feeds? Are there any bottles/teats that you would never use again?
Just wondering what other peoples experiences are :) I need to buy a few more bottles and am trying to decide what type to buy.
Thanks in advance :D
sugar n spice
I have used for both of my kids the avent bottles and teat which i would highly reccomend the teats come in different flows newborn - 4 being fast flow. The allows for the way the baby develops, the teats are more nipple like, it is also suppose to help reduce colic. while my son was in hospital this year he needed a bottle and i had none on me so we used the hospital one which are the HAPPY brand and they are really good and cheap so he now uses both. He always uses the HAPPY brand dummies as he doesn't like the tommi tippe dummies which is the opposite to my first son and neither liked the advent dummies though. Hope this helps. ;)
I use just standard Tommee Tippee bottles as well as some cheapies i got in a pack of 6 from big w from memory.
With teats we originally had pur orthodontic teats for bubs in the newborn flow which he hated so we upped him to the 3-6mths as he would only use dummies of these sizes as a newborn to which he still had dramas with he seemed to hate how they just flowed as with any of the others we tried. So in desperation we tried the cross teats which he loved & has never looked back i even love them as they dont leak unless u squeeze the top open so this means bubs has to suck to get milk so to me that makes sense. A lot of mothers dont like them & thats fair enough its obviously not a suitable teat for their bubs so my advice would be to try a few out dont buy in bulk yet until bubs decides what they prefer cause i got burnt that way ! As i had asked friends to buy me pur teats in diff sizes for gifts & most packs never even got opened ! Who knows maybe the next bub will like em ! heheheh
Oh & i forgot the cross teats are good for colic also but then a lot are now these days but just remember that they dont necessarily help a colicky babe i just found it did help with wind as bubs wasnt sucking in so much air as he did with the flowing teats.
I use Avent bottles and teats. I brought avent because I fully intended to breastfeed but that didn't work out.
To start DS was very cholicy so I used the disposable bottles with the bag in them that deflates. It worked a treat.....still avent though.
I also use the avent and found them great. I tried a few cheapies but they weren't as good. I didn't try any of the others only because I had no probs with the avent. Do check the teats though, I had no idea there were different flows and gave DD a fastflow teat when she was quite young....not good! :)
I also like that the avent are readily available, I can find the bottles and teats just about anywhere.
i used avent too... they would have been the best ones... although i didnt mind me al chepo ones from big-w in a pack of 8 for 10 bucks or something like that for his water and juice when we went out... then i didnt stress if he would drop and loose them... he actually prefferd the cheeper ones when he got a little bit older... (about 1) but i MADE him use the avent ones...lol i didnt buy all them for nothing !!!
We use the Tommee Tippee bottles, but I only use the Nuk anti colic teats. I also only use the silicone, they seem to last a lot better.
I used Avent aswell, and found them great. The teats are made so that air can escape (I kept wondering what the funny noise was when he was sucking). I just recently bought Tommee Tippee bottles and Little wishes bottles because the Avent ones didn't fit into the cup holders on my jogger, and have had no problems with them either.
I was given a couple of bottles with the long cylindrical teats, but found that too much milk leaked out the sides of bubby's mouth, where as there was no leakage with the avent bottles.
The avent was good as well, because all the parts are so readily available - Chemist, supermarket, department store, baby stores etc.
Thomas has sucked so hard on the Tommee Tippee bottles sometimes that the teats have inverted? There is obviously no way for air to get into the bottle. I found the best way to fix this is to pull on the top of the teat with tweezers to get it back out and into shape again. Unscrewing the top only makes the teat pop into the bottle itself and makes it very hard to get out of a bottle with milk still in it.:rolleyes:
I'm a cheapy :rolleyes: ...I buy the $2 bottles from the cheap shops and just put good teats in them. We are using the happy baby cross cut teats at the moment and she is doing really well. I like the cross cuts as the bubs can only get the anount that they suck out, its not flowing all the time. I have tried the nuk orthodontic silicone teats and she didn't like the shape at all....
I must have been doing something wrong - my Avent bottles always seemed to leak! I then found the Pur bottles which came in a two pack and they are self-sterilising!!! So there was no additional sterilising equipment required and only 1½ minutes to sterilise per bottle! It comes with this little set of 'tongs' to take the teat out and put the bottle back together without actually touching it with your fingers. I got mine from Target.
I use Heinz Baby bottles as well as Avent. Had no Trouble with either. :)
I've got to say that I am a pigeon fan myself.... we found that the avent bottles tend to leak horribly after a few washes in the dishwasher... pigeon also is careful about the teats they use so they are apparently good for the orthadontic development of bub :)
Christopher has been bottle fed since day dot and pigeon really is the most reliable for us.
I use the Avent bottles and teats... they are great! :)
Avent all the way.
I love how they are all interchangeable - any bottle can be used with any teat, can have any lid added, handles, the works!
With dummies, we used Pigeon for the 1st month (silicon, v. small teat) then I tried the free Avent one I got in the bounty bag and he loved it, took to it really well. That's all we use now (I bought more, not just one dummy!!) although we have progressed from 0-3mth to 3-6mth size.
i use Tommee Tippee Nuborn bottles that came with their steraliser....
i have found them to be very good...
i also bought a pigeon nipple bottle... sorry but i just woke up and dont know how to spell it! starts with P!
i think someone mentioned it b4...
they were also good... i used it for water when i was breastfeeding...
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