Hii Just popping over from 2nd tri for some advice
I've decided to bottle feed, I'm going to be using Avent bottles, just wondering really how many to get? I know its not worth getting loads of the small bottles, I just want to know roughly how many to get overall? Also, how many teats? I know you have different teats, do I get a couple of each and swap and change or a full set?
Hun please be carefull with Avent bottles , I went out and bought loads of them when I was pregnant and had to go out 2 days after LO was born and change to Dr.brown bottles because the Avent ones were leaking, LO couldnt suck sometimes (she would be sucking for ages and only half an ounce would be gone) and then she would also be crippled with wind.
The Dr.brown ones are amazing! I bought 6 of them. Shes great with them!
So if you are definitely getting avent ones just get a few to begin with and make sure they agree with you LO.
Baby's need to be fed every 3 to four hours and i had enough to cover one day with the steriliser i bought. Like Chloe above- I experimented with other brands before coming back to settle on avent (with the anti colic ring) . I did find that the avent teats had a really slow flow and my LO would really have to suck hard to get the flow she liked but as soon as i went up to a size 3 she was as happy as larry. Buy a few of the avent (4 bottles will last you half a day) and if she doesn't like them buy one of the next brand until you find what he or she likes.
I bought Avent bottles too but my LO had a hard time getting milk out of them - we'd been provided with Nuk teats in the hospital which wer fine so I ended up buying Nuk bottles and teats. We had 6 bottles which was plenty
We use avent bottles and my boy has quite a hard suck and seems fine. The anti colic ones are great. And no leaking from here (oh except when I forgot to put the anti colic ring in and gave it a shake - watch out for that - not my smartest move!!)
We have about 8 of the big bottles. And we have a good few of the smaller ones. Next time though, I would just not even bother with the smaller ones as they dont last very long at all (my boy is a hungry chappy), and you can obviously put the smaller feeds in the big bottles.
Teat wise, you get a teat with each bottle, I think you can even buy a newborn set where you get 2 small bottles, 2 big bottles about 6 teats (newborn and 1month+), a cleaning brush and a dummy. I think when it is normal priced it is about 25 quid, but if you buy it at one of the supermarket baby events they are about £12... not a bad starter set if you just want to see how you little one gets on with them...
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