hi all, have bought one of these to give to 5 1/2 mnth old mindee, mum goes back to work in 2 weeks and we are really struggling with her taking a bottle, so bought one of these but the teat seems v soft and have read some poor reviews.
has anyone had any GOOD experiances with these bottles?
if not can anyone suggest another bottle? a beaker isnt working as she just plays with it with her tongue! TIA!
TT didn't work for us,tried lots of different ones. MAM seem to be the best, the teats are quite flat. i did find that the MAM bottls were tricky though, but the MAM teats fit Avent bottles so we used those.
Boots is best, i bought when pg alot of the tommee tippee bottles, i found while ds was drinking out of them the teat would shrink and go inside bottle, leaving a rather upset little boy, i have never had a problem with the boots ones
My DS hates the boots ones, he seems to suck the teat so that it all creases up. Plus it makes the milk all bubble up. Mind you he is over 1 so should probably be using a cup now so maybe he sucks too hard or something!
I have been using these TT bottles with DD and have never had a problem with them. I found she very happily swapped between breast and bottle - not sure if this was due to the bottle teat design or if she'd have been okay anyway. I really like them, like the shape, liked the anti-colic hole in them helped her not get too windy, and plan to use them again when triplets arrive in March. Hope that helps!
Will give the tommee tippee one tomorrow for a couple of feeds-fingers crossed! but if not i will definatly get one of those bottles! thank you for looking!
Is getting really stressful now! she just plays around with he teat and any she does get she dribbles straight out again! were using the avent ones but the teat is strange for here has she has been breastfed 99% of the time. only had a bottle about 10 times and has taken no morethen 3 oz at a time (took 20+mins for her to take 1OZ! last week)her mum is back at work in ess then2 weeks sothis HAS to b sorted!
Personal, with breastfed babies, I think its a visual thing as well, I remember my DD in a bouncer after we had been to a party, we had picked up a balloon that happened to be pink and took it home. For a laugh we held it up to her and to our amazement she started making sucky sounds and followed the balloon swinging around on her bouncer in its direction. I am pretty sure thats why the TTs seem to work with BF babys I was nearly tempted to buy the pink TTs bottles but I was afraid of being accused of feminizing my DS by my DH. Bet they work a treat though.
DD2 and DS1 were a nightmare to wean from breast to bottle. Best result (backed up by a number of people I suggested them to) were NUK First Choice wide necked bottles but with a latex teat. You have to buy the teats separately. Latex is much, much softer than silicone. Colour and feel a lot more like skin.
My childminder was amazed at how much easier it was to feed DS1 and made a note for future mums having trouble when their babies are minded.
I found both times that the latex teats were great for getting the babies used to bottles, but that the teats tend to "collapse" because they are so soft, once baby is used to them and sucking hard. However, once they got the hang of a bottle, then we used the Closer to Nature bottles with great success. The babies really did seem to like them better than other types. (I tried MANY!)
If you buy the Boots bottles, the teat has a peg and groove system. Be careful when you are putting the teat into the collar otherwise you will end up doing what I did first time and drenching LO in milk