I remember when my oldest daughter was born, one of the things I had bought for her was a pack of teats that were translucent in colour and were soft and felt almost like human nipples. She absolutely loved them and used them for months. When the teats got too soft from overuse and sterilizing I got rid of them and replaced them with some brown looking ones which she absolutely hated. She refused to take her bottle with those new teats on! It took me a few days before I was able to find similar ones to the ones she loved. Then and only then, she went back to bottle feeding.
To be perfectly honest, I can’t remember what brand the original teats were, they might well have been the Philips Avent teats. I say they might well have been because I received some in the post this morning and they remind me so much of the ones my eldest used. They are really soft and the texture to the touch is almost like a mom’s nipple.
These teats are suitable for newborns which is really super cool. With the new Philips Avent Teats come safety instructions. I think that is very important for a number of reasons including that there are young moms and first-time moms who just need to know. Care instructions are also included in the package which is an added benefit. One warning I found particularly interesting and informative recommended that babies foods are not to be heated in the microwave as it could alter the nature and nutritive value of the food. Now I know many moms do this without giving it a second thought so I am grateful that this information is out there courtesy of this new Philips Avent Teat.
It is recommended that this teat is used for up to 3 months. That recommendation will be followed and I will also aim to do another follow-up review so you can know what the teats are like up to three months. Check back to see how we get on with this set of new teats and thanks, Philips Avent.
Full score out of 5 to be revealed in a few.
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