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    Default Teat replacement

    I was just wondering how often everyone changes the bottle teats over?
    I know the recommendation on the packet is every three months, and with DD, we changed up a flow whenever she could suck the teat in on itself. DS is still on newborn teats, and they're all around 8 months old.

    I don't really want to go and replace them with more newborns, only for him to grow out of them in a week, but on the other hand, I don't want to buy the next size up and drown him...

    They all seem to be in good condition, I check them all out when I clean them, no deterioration that I can see.

    What would / do you do?

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    I would buy the next size up and do a trial and error with bub. If bub is striggling with the bigger teat, stick to the size they are good with and try again in a week or so.

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    yep as above ^^ ....but ive never been a bottle feeder so i really dont know lol.

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    Default Teat replacement

    Can you try a Y or X cut teat? I think its variflow which means bub controls the flow. We used them with DD (narrow neck pigeon teats) from about 3 months old and just replaced them with the same if they started looking a little tired.

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    Default Teat replacement

    Thanks for the words of wisdom! I tried him on a step two flow, and he just about drowned himself, poor thing didn't know what hit him! I'll try again in a few weeks and see how we go
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    Default Teat replacement

    I purchased the variable flow teats which have a 1, 2 or 3 speed on them and it's been great as I haven't had to buy new teats for each stage as it covers all of them. If he can't take the next stage you can just go back to the newborn flow on the same teat :-)


 

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