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Any suggestions for baby bottles for expecting mothers?

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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
I am expecting; and I'm fairly new to all of this. I do not have a close 'support network' so I thought i'd ask. I've advent are the good ones to use? Any experience?

Thanks!
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Helllo, congrats, i would suggest tommee tippee , they are great, used them with my daughter up till she was 2, also all the anti colic bottles are rubbish they never worked for my daughter
#2
wish I could help but my babies point blank refused any kind of bottle! popular belief tho, is that tommee tippee closer to nature are the"closest to nature" unless you have a colicky baby in which case Dr Brown's are best.
#3
Hello - I used Avent with my lil lady and had no issues with them and the price isn't bad.

Lots of people say Dr Browns are great but very expensive

Lou (mum to a 1 year old) x x
#4
One more for Avent.
#5
Congrats mum2be ;)
#6
Just get what you can afford, or what is on offer at the time, Tommee Tippee, Avent, Dr Browns, Mum2Be etc etc, they are all build very well and do the same job pretty much.

Also, have you thought about breast feeding, aside from the 'breast is best' talk which does go on, it is the easiest way to do things, no sterilising, no washing bottles.
#7
The tomee has a funny nipple when you make the milk and then you shake the bottle hot pressure comes out i once burnt my self. second point sometime it would leak from the hole too. Now I'm only taking about the nipple.
banned#8
Tommee tippee bottles are good.
#9
I have used avent and tomme tippee, nuk, mam and dr browns. I prefer nuk to be honest but just personal preference. the bottles in hosp had nuk teats so I continued on with them! I did end up using dr browns with all of my kids after a few weeks as they had v bad silent reflux. they r expensive and fiddly to wash (altough were excellent for unsettled baby) and I wouldnt have opted for them unless I had to. basic bottles r much of a muchness I think.
best wishes for new arrival :-)
#10
Congratulations. Personally I believe dr brown bottles are the best. I switched to these from the avent range when my little one started to suffer with colic. I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again even though they are more expensive, they are worth every penny.
banned#11
sofiasar
The tomee has a funny nipple when you make the milk and then you shake the bottle hot pressure comes out i once burnt my self. second point sometime it would leak from the hole too. Now I'm only taking about the nipple.
How hot did you make your child's bottle?
#12
you have to make feed up with boiling water and cool it down !
[helper]#13
sofiasar
The tomee has a funny nipple when you make the milk and then you shake the bottle hot pressure comes out i once burnt my self. second point sometime it would leak from the hole too. Now I'm only taking about the nipple.

I found that with TT bottles/teats aswell!Not nice having hot pressure/milk coming at you at 4am :( I also found they were a really weird shape and my daughter just didn't get on with them.

We changed to Philips Avent pretty quickly, bought a load on sale in Boots, they are usually on offer in Boots (get your Boots points and extra parent club points) or Tesco or Mothercare. That's all I pretty much used, had a few Asda own bottles as spares at home and at my parents.

For sterilising a Microwave sterilizer is fine if you are on a bit of a budget, just remember to wash bottles/teats well and put them on to sterilize with plenty of time to cool down. Also if you find baby isn't getting enough milk while sucking /going to sleep after a few sucks try making another tiny hole in the teat with a pin as sometimes the flow isn't enough for little ones.

And Congratulations, hope everything goes well for you and baby, Boots and Mothercare are pretty awesome if you need advice/help when you are out and about.



Edited By: Holly1985 on Jun 25, 2014 16:49
banned#14
deekie
you have to make feed up with boiling water and cool it down !
that new to me! As most baby milk recommends discarding it after 2hrs, we filled all the bottles with boiled water let it cooled and then added milk and reheated as they were needed!
banned#15
Holly1985
sofiasar
The tomee has a funny nipple when you make the milk and then you shake the bottle hot pressure comes out i once burnt my self. second point sometime it would leak from the hole too. Now I'm only taking about the nipple.

I found that with TT bottles/teats aswell!Not nice having hot pressure/milk coming at you at 4am :( I also found they were a really weird shape and my daughter just didn't get on with them.

We changed to Philips Avent pretty quickly, bought a load on sale in Boots, they are usually on offer in Boots (get your Boots points and extra parent club points) or Tesco or Mothercare. That's all I pretty much used, had a few Asda own bottles as spares at home and at my parents.

For sterilising a Microwave sterilizer is fine if you are on a bit of a budget, just remember to wash bottles/teats well and put them on to sterilize with plenty of time to cool down. Also if you find baby isn't getting enough milk while sucking /going to sleep after a few sucks try making another tiny hole in the teat with a pin as sometimes the flow isn't enough for little ones.

And Congratulations, hope everything goes well for you and baby, Boots and Mothercare are pretty awesome if you need advice/help when you are out and about.


More bad advise!! Do not make holes bigger with a pin this can be very dangerous, bottle manufactures make teats with different sized holes.
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damo1972
Holly1985
sofiasar
The tomee has a funny nipple when you make the milk and then you shake the bottle hot pressure comes out i once burnt my self. second point sometime it would leak from the hole too. Now I'm only taking about the nipple.

I found that with TT bottles/teats aswell!Not nice having hot pressure/milk coming at you at 4am :( I also found they were a really weird shape and my daughter just didn't get on with them.

We changed to Philips Avent pretty quickly, bought a load on sale in Boots, they are usually on offer in Boots (get your Boots points and extra parent club points) or Tesco or Mothercare. That's all I pretty much used, had a few Asda own bottles as spares at home and at my parents.

For sterilising a Microwave sterilizer is fine if you are on a bit of a budget, just remember to wash bottles/teats well and put them on to sterilize with plenty of time to cool down. Also if you find baby isn't getting enough milk while sucking /going to sleep after a few sucks try making another tiny hole in the teat with a pin as sometimes the flow isn't enough for little ones.

And Congratulations, hope everything goes well for you and baby, Boots and Mothercare are pretty awesome if you need advice/help when you are out and about.


More bad advise!! Do not make holes bigger with a pin this can be very dangerous, bottle manufactures make teats with different sized holes.

Go complain to my local HV and Midwife then as they are the ones who originally gave the advice.
banned#17
I would be getting them the sack, it is a very unsafe practice. But then again your full of weird opinions. Modern teats are made of silicone and sticking a pin in would stretch if lucky the silicone, but then shrink back, however if it is over stretched it would split the silicone teat and effectively ripping it causing no controlled flow.

Edited By: damo1972 on Jun 25, 2014 17:04
#18
I use tommee tippee at the minute, and for my daughter too. they are great, my son is bottle fed in emergencies, so usually breast fed and alternates between them both easily. they are often on offer in boots, look for the 6 pack. as for sterilising, don't discount cold water and Milton. it is only 15 mins, and unlike other methods, they stay sterilised until you remove them or for 24hrs. once you open steam or micro wave steriliser, it's no longer a sterile environment. also just to chip in, formula has to be made with freshly boiled water, but I've never had a problem with this using tt bottles, I just swirl rather than shake the bottle.
#19
damo1972
I would be getting them the sack, it is a very unsafe practice. But then again your full of weird opinions.
true this, baby can choke if you make holes larger, also it damages the rubber and increases the chances of it degrading, and pieces coming off into baby's mouth. also the roof of teats are small valves not holes so baby will have less control.
hv would definitely be getting disciplined of this is true and reported. please don't do this op.
#20
Breast is best but failing that, Tommee Tippee as suggested. Avoid the rubber latex teats.

Edited By: shauneco on Jun 25, 2014 17:06
#21
shauneco
Breast is best but failing that, Tommee Tippee as suggested. Avoid the rubber latex teats.

Here here!
#22
I started with Avent but they gave my daughter a lot of wind so moved to Tommee Tippee and haven't had a problem, she's 17months now =]
#23
I started my baby on tommee tippee and he hated them, he had terrible colic, would make so much noise trying to drink, it dribbled everywhere (I was using 2 bibs and muslin just to keep clothes dry) and he would get so much trapped wind. I moved to avent and I haven't looked back, he instantly became a happy baby and no more mess or noise trying to drink he also started to sleep through the night. I think they are fab bottles and all the accessories e.g. steralisers are very good quality, but every baby is different so it really is trial and error.
#24
Wow, can't believe no one recommends the chicco evolution bottles. They may look weird but they were great and my lot never had problems with colic with them. http://www.madeformums.com/reviews/feeding/bottles-and-accessories/chicco-evolution-bottle-angled-neck/1130.html
#25
We used TT Closer to Nature and baby switched between those and being fed no problem. Does depend on baby. Try and get some free samples from Baby Shows and give them a go before splashing out.

Congratulations!
#26
I used Tommee Tippee when mine were on bottles,I originally tried Avent but after a couple leaking all over my bag and baby not liking them as the teats were not as soft at tommee tippee I gave up!

Tommee tippee all the way after that,as others have said breast is best for both yourself and baby plus its more convenient.
I understand its not always possible or you simply may not wish to do it. I had a lot of problems with my 3rd,used a tommee tippee breast pump as well which worked well for expressing :)

All my babies except one were quite large and seemed to feed forever,very tiring!

Congrats on your soon to be arrival :)

I certainly wouldn't try and make holes bigger on the teats,if you are definitely bottle feeding I would buy a couple of different sized teats,always handy as typically you will need them when you don't have any and baby is starving lol
#27
I've always used tommee tippee with my 3 kids and will be doing for my 4th baby, never had any problems with them, I had to get the next size teats as my son had extra hungry baby milk and I found it didn't come out the teats very well which came with the bottles. I tried dr browns for a while as my son had colic, I wasn't a big fan of them so went back to tommee. I have the tommee microwave steriliser as well which is good.
#28
I used tommee tippee bottles for both of mine, tried the Dr Browns Anti Colic bottles but they leaked.

I would recommend the variflow teats, I used them with my first from a few months old and with my second from when she was born :)

You might also want to check out netmums.com as they have forums about lots of useful things like this :)
#29
highly recommend Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature! You can get great deals on bundles for toys r us too includes the steamer etc.
#30
Nuk bottles are very good for colic and mixed feeding too

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