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Old Apr 14th, 2012, 09:48 AM   21
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This is probably BEYOND a stupid question but what are teats?? Is that what you lovely UKers call the nipples?? If so, I LOVE it!!!! It's so funny how we speak the same language but then every now and then we're like whoahhhhh what's that?!?! Hahah!
hahaha the teats are another word for nipples and what is used on the bottles, yes :P it is strange! like over in the US you call trainers, sneakers! SO WEIRD :P love it!



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2012, 08:04 AM   22
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This is probably BEYOND a stupid question but what are teats?? Is that what you lovely UKers call the nipples?? If so, I LOVE it!!!! It's so funny how we speak the same language but then every now and then we're like whoahhhhh what's that?!?! Hahah!
hahaha the teats are another word for nipples and what is used on the bottles, yes :P it is strange! like over in the US you call trainers, sneakers! SO WEIRD :P love it!
That's hysterical!!! I've never even heard them referred to as trainers!! And in some parts of the US they even call them tennis shoes lol. So crazy!



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2012, 08:17 AM   23
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I have always had the same stuff, avant steam steraliser (good price, easy to use and reliable), avant bottles, didnt bother with the small ones as babies reach 4oz sooooo fast, used size 3 teats despite steraliser coming with size 1, size 1s take a lot of effort LOs dont have to suck so start high and work down, didnt breast before but will be having a little go this time, I have always used and trused SMA gold top x



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2012, 08:55 AM   24
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do i buy the newborn ones first of all or just use the larger ones but put the same amount of formula?

I used the smaller ones (as they fit in the steraliser I have better ie get more in)

which brand bottle do you recommend?

NUK all the way - I tried just about everyone going as DS was early and small and can't recommend them enough!! This is also what my MW recommends as they have an authodontic (sp?) teat.

microwave/electric sterilizer?

Avent electric steam one takes 6 mins - fab!

which brand of teats?

NUK

which flow of teats?
Nuk only do 2 sizes - 1 and 2. Size 2 is 6mnths + from memory.

which formula would you recommend?

Aptimil as it's apparently the closest to breast milk but different people prefer different ones/some suit babies tummies better than others.



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Old Apr 16th, 2012, 09:13 AM   25
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Just a quick message to say Sainsburys have offers on Tommee Tippee bottles and microwave steriliser at the moment (as well as other baby stuff).
I got 6 bottles for 12 and steriliser for 13.49.

Johnsons stuff is 1 and east coast changing mats 5.99.



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2012, 09:18 AM   26
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I personally really like the Nuby natural touch ones. Cant tell you why because i dont know...



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2012, 09:22 AM   27
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I'm going to go with the Tommee Tippee Closer to nature range for pretty much everything. I intend to breastfeed but would like to be able to give the odd bottle as well.

If I do end up using formula, I would use Aptamil. Mainly because when I had my older kids I researched it and it was supposed to be the closest to breastmilk. That might not be true, but it worked well for my other kids so that's what I'll stick to.



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Old Apr 16th, 2012, 09:22 AM   28
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i think mam bottles are the best i cant praise them enought they are the only bottles me and lo have truely been able to get on with

they are self sterilising so no need for a steriliser

any formula your lo mite only like one specific brand so dont overload your self with loads of tins of one type

just get the bigger bottles with small amount of formula in they are just the same the small ones are a waist of money my lo was drinking nearly 9oz of milk at 3 months old :-/

i used 1st size teats to start with and upped to 2 at 3 months

you will uaually need to use the smae brand teats as bottles iykeim they generally come with teats if you are buying new :-)



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2012, 15:40 PM   29
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i think mam bottles are the best i cant praise them enought they are the only bottles me and lo have truely been able to get on with

they are self sterilising so no need for a steriliser

any formula your lo mite only like one specific brand so dont overload your self with loads of tins of one type

just get the bigger bottles with small amount of formula in they are just the same the small ones are a waist of money my lo was drinking nearly 9oz of milk at 3 months old :-/

i used 1st size teats to start with and upped to 2 at 3 months

you will uaually need to use the smae brand teats as bottles iykeim they generally come with teats if you are buying new :-)
I'd never heard of MAM bottles but just looked them up and they look amazing!

My first suffered really bad with colic - I remember those nights having to sit up with her all too well lol and omg she lived on Infacol.

The reviews I've read is that they're quite fiddly to put together and if you get it wrong, they leak out the bottom - did you have that problem or are they easy to assemble?

Does the self-sterilising actually work? That sounds too goo to be true - 3mins in the microwave!



 
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