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I did find when purchasing these Avent bottles that they were a little expensive but i gave them the benefit of the doubt as i know Avent is a well known make and highly regarded.
I was a bit disappointed with the results to be honest. These bottles tend to leak quite a bit so are not very useful to take on a day out in the changing bag. I found i had to put each bottle in a food bag to prevent my bag becoming damaged. Its not really good enough though as they are much more expensive than other brands of bottles. Im all for a wide necked bottle as slim ones just make a mess when adding formula but these bottles are just a waste of money.
They also arent really made for sterilisation as i found out. All the numbers and measurement marks on the bottle started to disappear after a few goes in the steam steriliser. It left me wondering why these bottles cost so much when u can buy almost identical in Asda or Tesco's own?
The lids provided are not all that great either as they crack and split quite easily and leave he teat exposed which is unacceptable for a baby under 12 months that needs everything to be safe and sterile.
I wouldnt buy this product again im afraid.
When I first bought the Avent bottles, I had no idea how useful they would turn out to be. I bought Avent Bottles because I needed bottles that could be used with the Avent pump I had been recomended. I did get two bottles with the pump, but these clearly weren't going to be enough. The bottles screw onto the bottom of the event pump, allowing you to collect any milk you express in the right container for then either storing it or feeding it to your baby. The bottles I bought have a 4 fluid ounce (125 ml)capacity, but you can buy larger ones (260 ml.) (There's a different op category for these.) I ordered a box of four from Mothercare, but they no longer seem to be carrying them (so I can't check the current price for you - sorry.)However, the same bottles are available in the Avent newborn starter kit which Mothercare are currently offering - 2 260ml bottles, 2 125 ml bottles and some other useful things, £14, which isn't bad. The set I bought needed teats bought seperatly - check when you buy. You can buy quite a range of teats, make sure you get a size that fits with the bottles as they do vary (and thre's nothing worse than finding your teats don't fit.). You can get different types of flow - fast, slow, variable. I don't recomend the slow ones as my son finds them really frustrating, and they most certianly don't stop him from being windy. Back to the bottles. They are sturdy and made of thick plastic. They clean very easily, you can use them with the avent breast pump. They come with flat lids for storage, said lids have a bit you can pop out if you need to use a teat, which you pop into the gap - its a very enat system. As well as being suitable for feeding, they are ideal for storing milk in the fridge - especially useful if you are expressing. More than that though, they are suitable for storing baby food, which is very handy if you are going to prepair your own. They have capacit
y measurements on both fluid ounces and millimeters, which is handy, both scales are easy to read. You can in fact get five and a hal fluid ounces in rather than the 6 advertised. These are fine for feeding a small baby and for expressing early on, but by three months old your baby will certainly want much bigger feeds than these bottles can accomodate, and if you are still expressing, you should, in an ideal world, produce more milk than can get into one bottle. However, there are advantages to the smaller bottles for expressing. Its quite hard weilding the hand pump when there's a lot of weight in the bottle - very tiring on the wrists, so I would favour using two of these smaller bottles than one big one. I have had a few other bottles, and these are by far the best. I wholeheartedly recommend them.