“ Brand: Cow & Gate / Product Type: Baby Milk „
I am a second time mum and was keen to see my 8 month old sleep through the night and so decided to give this milk a try.
My daughter was on Cow and Gate during the day and so Cow and Gate Good Night milk seemed like the natural choice.
My daughter liked the milk and showed no signs that she noticed it to be any different to the daytime milk and so this was good and if you are considering trying the milk it has got to be worth a try if baby does not notice the difference.
My daughter still woke during the night and the milk made no difference to her sleeping patterns and so I stopped using it being somewhat disappointed.
The milk was very thick and so you do need a different teat to allow the baby to drink it properly otherwise they will struggle to get it down them.
Cow and Gate good night milk seemed like a godsend to me, but in actual fact i think it was my sons sleeping patterns, from about 4 months until 9 months my baby slept all night, at 6 months i thought id give him the good night milk. i made the bottle and gave him his bath, when i went to give him his bottle the milk was so thick he couldnt drink it, although it does tell you on the leaflet inside that you will need a fast flow or variable teat it doesnt on the tub so that first bottle had to go down the sink. After buying some fast flow teats i didnt have anymore problems like that and it seemed to be working a treat for my son. From about 9 months old my son stopped sleeping and the good night milk made no difference in the sightess. Its full of sugar very sweet milk and in my opinion not needed, when i baby is weaned and getting everything he needed through the day he shouldnt need this milk. However if you were wanting to give this a try i would recomend joining the cow and gate baby club, they regular send coupons off and i often found that there would be money off vouchers in each tub you buy.
My daughter has always been a good sleeper and started sleeping through the night at a very early age. However, as the mornings started getting lighter she was waking up early and not going back to sleep. I was looking for something that would help her sleep longer when I got some post from Cow & Gate with some money off vouchers for Good Night milk, I decided to give it a try. That night I gave her some and strangly after having the same amount as she would have of her normal milk she was looking for more. I put her to bed hoping she would sleep a bit longer in the morning but she woke up even earlier than usual. The next night I gave her an extra oz of milk which seemed to satisfy her but she still woke up earlier in the morning. Again the next night she was given an extra oz but still she didn't sleep any longer. I went back to her normal milk, with this she was satisfied with her usual amount and went back to sleeping in to her normal time. The milk I usually give her is Cow & Gate Follow on milk for babies 6 months plus - stage 3 which costs £6.94 in Asda for 900g, making it 77.1p per 100g. The Cow & Gate Good Night Milk cost £4.97 for 400g, making this one £1.24 per 100g. Considering the Good Night Milk costs so much more than her usual Follow On Milk I would have expected to see at least a small difference in her sleeping, yet there was none, if anything things deteriorated. I personally will not be using this milk again as i get extra sleep and more importantly better value for money with with her normal milk.
Like all mums, I was desperate for my baby to sleep for as well and as long as possible. For a while I was giving my baby a bottle of milk with a spoonful of baby rice to keep him full during the night. However when he reached 6 months old I decided to try the Cow and Gate Good Night Milk, thinking that this would be a better option. The milk claims to be much thicker than normal milk and to have a creamy consistency. When you mix up the formula you are recommended to shake the bottle for at least 20 seconds because the formula is so thick and needs mixing thoroughly. You are also recommended to use a bottle with a large teat hole. I did all of this and gave my baby the formula. He drank it down like his normal formula and slept through the night. The leaflet in the tin does warn that there will be a residue around the bottle, and yes there was. I'm not convinced that this formula is any better or worse than normal formula. I've since started giving my baby his normal formula if he wakes up in the night and he goes back off to sleep just the same. I do think that this product is a bit of gimick and is tapping into the fraught/desperate market of mothers who will do anything for a nights sleep. I really wouldn't bother.
I spotted this baby milk (for babies from 6 months upwards) in my local Asda one day and thought I'd give it a try as my 7 month old daughter had been waking up in the night alot (after sleeping right through from 2 months old).
The box is quite small (400g) and I did think the price at £4.96 seemed quite but I thought that it was a small price to pay to hopefully get a full night-time sleep. The box advises you how to use the milk and also gives you a hint of how to get baby to sleep for longer periods at night. The powder inside the box seemed thicker than the cow and gate milk that I would normally use for bed time feeds and also a darker shade of yellow. This made me feel a little more positive that this was going to help my daughter sleep for longer at night. After mixing the baby milk in the bottle I noticed that it looked thicker than her normal cow and gate milk so there is clearly some considerable difference between the two products. My daughter struggled to suck and drink this milk out off her teat and didnt take to it too well, also, after emptying the bottle there was lumpy milk still left in the bottom even though I shaked the bottle for a good 20 seconds as the instructions stated.
I found this baby milk very poor and it definitely did not help my daughter sleep for longer at night, if anything my daughter awoke more hungry from where she had fallen asleep half way through a feed as it took so much hard work for her just to get some milk from the bottle due to it's thick consistency.
I would not recommend this milk as it did not do anything to help my daughters routine and as I said above, if anything she awoke me due to not being able to suckle so much at a time. I am going to be trying a different product as I won't be buying this one again due to it's poor performance.
I tried the good night milk on my 6.5 month old (he is on solids and has been for a little while now), it made no difference towards him sleeping through the night, he used to sleep from 10pm to 4am and then wake for a feed and he still does exactly the same, in fact he stirs around 2am now aswell so clearly it doesnt help him to sleep through the night . Ironically he drank more of the good night milk then his usual and he still didnt sleep through so more sleepless nights for me !
My son was an awkward feeder though he would go 4 hours between his feeds, at a night time he wouldn't want to settle at all.
I took a trip to boots to see what options they had for helping your child sleep at night. I spotted this milk and decided to give it a try.
It is a thicker milk which you can tell when It is mixed. It holds all the essential nutrients that your child needs. It's instructions are clear on how to mix the milk and it needs to be shook really well due to it doesn't mix that well with the water.
When I started feeding my son with it that night I couldn't understand why the bottle just didn't seem to be going down it was obvious that he was sucking on it. After about 15 minuites I took it away from him and he had only had half an ounce. I went into the kitchen and squirted it over the sink but nothing but a dribble came out. I decided to change the teat since I was using a size 3 so I changed it to a size 5 vary flow. Yet again my son still didnt seem to be taking this milk down even though he was sucking.
I contacted a friend the next day who advised me to put some extra holes in the teat to see if that worked. In the end I had got slits in the teat due to making that many holes and this milk still didn't want to come out fast enough for my child too drink it was just too thick.
I would not recommend this it is a waste of money and in the long run will not benifit your child. I was lucky to find out that to mix a rusk into the bottle and this works as well with your child still able to drink it from the bottle.
Well. I first starting using this milk about 6 weeks ago when my son hit 6 months. He has been sleeping really well anyway but an extra half hour sleep would have been spot on for me.
It is a slighter darker creamy yellowish colour that the other Cow and Gate Milks - C&G 1, 2, 3 - that we have tried already and seems to have a shimmer to it. the pack instructions say to shake for double the amount of time as with the C&G 1,2 or 3 because obviously the thickening agent needs more time to dissolve. It dissolves well initially but does tend to thicken up while he is drinking it and collects in the teat of the bottle in a clump making steady flow somewhat difficult.
It seemed to have the desired effect for the first 4 weeks, getting more sleep for us all was blissful. My little one has been poorly for a couple of weeks now and very unsettled, particularly at night so it is hard to tell at this moment in time if it is advantageous. However, when Asda had there recent Baby and Toddler event on, I stocked right up and now have x7 400g tubs to get through so i will be putting it to use, but must remember to keep shaking at every opportunity! on the odd occasin that my hungry man leaves any in the bottle is quickly thickens again, looks like porridge.
I like it but its hard to tell if it actaully helps his sleeping pattern at all. Every baby is different, as we so often hear!
Cow and Gate Good Night Milk, is one of many C&G formula milks that you can buy, this one however as you can probably guess is meant for the 'Night'.
There are a few Cow & Gate formulas that you can buy which include Number 1, Number 2, Number 3, Follow On Milk etc. All having different purposes though. As you can imagine each formula is the same in the fact it just looks like a powder, but there are differences in the powder which we with our own eyes can't notice.
The Good Night Milk however, you can notice a difference straightaway. The tub it comes in is alot smaller just 100g compared to the larger tubs of formulas which are usually 900g. Despite the small size, the price isn't all that small at £4.98 a tub. Luckily it's not an everyday milk, so you don't go through alot if any at all. It's also a darker yellowy/creamy colour than the other formulas you can buy.
This formula has been made thicker than the usual formulas, aimed to help fill babies for longer and aid with a steady, calm bed time routine.
As we parents know, when sleep deprived you could almost resort to anything just to get that extra 10minutes shuteye from your little one. That is why I bought this, the getting up every hour with my twin boys was really starting to get to me. I wanted to try something new, they were already in a strict routine, and drinking Cow & Gate's hungry baby milk as they were very hungry babies. That's when it sprung to mind (at 2 in the morning half asleep) THICKER MILK is my miracle!
Off to Boots I went, but you can also buy it in supermarkets such as Asda, Sainsburys, Tescos etc and even Savers and Superdrug. I took it home very excited for my usual strict bed time routine with my boys that night. Bathed them, got them into their PJ's and lay them in their cots, exactly the same as what I usually do. Then it came to making bottles! They did have warm bottles at the time so I would boil my kettle and leave it cool a bit, put the required amount of scoops into the water and shake vigorously until all the formula had mixed in well!
One big downfall already though! From just walking from my kitchen downstairs up to my boys bedroom upstairs with their still warm bottles I noticed the formula gradually gathering at the bottom. That's no good surely, they need to drink the formula to fill them up. I shook them again until it had all mixed in again. Another downfall, the formula when made up is thicker than their usual milk and won't go through their teats. They were falling asleep, but I think it was from exhaustion from sucking so hard to get their milk out of their teats. So not filling themselves up like I was expecting, and of course not sleeping. In fact sleeping worse!
It wasn't until the morning though when I was wide awake that I realised there is no miracle cure to get babies to sleep through the night. Babies will sleep through the night when they are ready, it just takes alot of perseverance and sleepless nights for us parents to. But our children are worth it though aren't they?
I really wouldn't waste your money on this, it's £5 which could be spent on something worthwhile for your little one, and don't worry parents your children will sleep through the night eventually (just not with the help of this!)
i bought this mainly out of curiosity. but it works. my two children were waking during then night, only once, because they wanted more milk. both my children are fussy eaters and still rely on milk as a foodstuff so it seemed like the ideal for me. it does just seem like baby milk with rice in but i assume the formula is probably more complex than that. I believe the idea behind it is that if your child is waking from hunger, as many babies do, that the thicker formula fills them up , therefore taking away the need to wake for more milk. I'm not claiming this to be a miracle worker and it probably wont work if your child is just a bad sleeper but for children like mine who get hungry it works! suitable for babies from 6months, who also probably get hungry in the night. A tub contains roughly 20 6ounce servings and is available from most supermarkets and chemists for somewhere in the region of £4.98 a tin.
Well, I guess I should have really had my suspicions when my friend who has a similar aged baby to my little girl (7 months), gave it to me free and looked particularly haggard that day. 'What a wonderful gesture' I thought to myself, as I know that this little 400g tub costs £4.98at Tesco and not something we would buy ourselves, as the prices of the milk have gone up dramatically recently, however that is another review and another rant for another day...
So evening came and I made up this lovely milk that says it will keep your baby full until the morning comes, and is especially developed to help your little one go off to sleep soundly as part of their bedtime routine. Now, we are very blessed with our daughter, she has slept through the night since she was 2 months and to be honest in hindsight im not sure why we decided to try her on this, other than that it was free and seemed like a 'special' milk. Clever marketing Cow and Gate! So we gave her the new formula, which was definatly thicker than her normal Cow and Gate Follow on milk. Looking at the ingredients it seems it is due to putting rice flakes in the milk, personally I thought we weren't supposed to do that but if they are selling it this way, it must be alright surely? It was thick enough that in her Closer to Nature Tommie Tippee bottles, the teat was to small and I had to use a pin to widen it slightly. So I thought, this must fill her up much more and it was lovely that it was nice and warm, as we normally give her room temperature bottles. She normally drinks 8 oz before bedtime quite happily, but with this milk she could only drink 5oz. But surely that's because its thicker and she will need less to fill her. So, off she went to bed at her normal time of 7pm and we wont hear a peep until 7 the next morning as its been over the last 5 months thankfully. Me and my partner headed off to bed later on and looked forward to another day after a refreshing sleep.
My beautiful, happy, sleeping daughter was replaced, she woke up hungry twice in the night, not something we are used to and it was all a bit of a muddle. We used her normal formula to 'top her up' and she fell off to sleep soundly again, until the next time. We were up at 2am and 5am producing bottles from god only knows where at that time, and then she awoke at 7am and screamed. Very unlike her, she is normally very smiley in the mornings but she was hungry again! We put it down to maybe teething and we carried on this circus act for 4 nights, thinking it couldn't possibly be this soothing, filling milk.
Eventually whilst almost having lost all our marbles, becoming increasingly grumpy and my partner having moved to the spare room to get a full nights sleep for work the next day we decided enough was enough. We put her back on the 8oz normal milk before bed, and our lovely little girl returned overnight. The problem we think is that the milk was far too filling for her to drink all in one go, and so she awoke hungry again. You know like when you have a Chinese, your stuffed one minute and ravenous 2 hours later (maybe that's just me).
Perhaps if your child doesn't need a large amount of milk before bed this may just work, but for little ones that like a full feed I would definatly not recommend this. Although every baby is entirely different as all us mums know. But I do know it failed the only 2 people I know to have used it, which is a real shame because it promises to be so much. Since the removal of the awful stuff I can happily say that normality has resumed in the Yates household...
Cow and gate goodnight milk has been having rave reviews down my local playgroup alot of the mums have been saying how because of this milk there 2 toddlers have been sleeping through the night for the first time blah blah blah.
Did I dare believe it was true? no of course not.
So of we went to do our weekly shop and we walked down the baby aisle, we picked up the nappies and walked on, only for me to run back and pick up this wonder milk!!
So that night I did the usual routine but instead of my daughter normal milk I made up this magic milk.
The milk itself looked like the normal purple box of baby milk same fine creamy coloured powder. When it is made up it is slightly thicker consitancy than the normal milk so I suppose it is meant to keep baby fuller for the night.
She fell asleep as usual and I placed her in her cot.
At 2.12pm she woke up!!
I thought first time, I'll try again so I did...
3.45, that night 12.20 the next.
So could it be this milk doesn't work?
So I did a bit of reading and found that this magic milk has in it
Baby rice the product you are told by health visitors etc not to add to bottles.
oh well its made by cow and gate so its ok!!!
I won't be buying another box thats for sure.
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