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WHAT ARE THEY?
These are sealing discs for using with Avent feeding bottles, they fit on the top of the bottle so that you can transport milk or juice without it leaking into your bag.
HOW DO YOU USE THEM?
These are very easy to use. When you have prepared the bottle you put the sealing disc on the top of the bottle and screw the white ring on as normal, this will turn your babys bottle into a storage pot and keep all of the contents inside.
DO THEY WORK?
When I first bought the sealing rings it was so I could feed my baby daughter in the airport because I knew we were going to be arriving very early for our flight and I wanted to bring her a drink of juice and some pureed baby food also. I did not want to carry all of my feeding equipment so put the food into a bottle and used a sealing disc to keep it safe and stop the risk of it spilling out.
The discs are very effective and even if the bottles are turned upside down in your bag the food or liquid will move but it will be stopped from leaking out by the sealing discs. I have used my a lot of times since I have had them and they have never failed so I can have great confidence that I will not lose my daughters dinner inside my bag and because of the discs being screwed on under the ring they cannot come loose by themselves.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy with my sealing discs and I would use them again if I had another child. My daughter is 15 months old now so she does not use a bottle very often and she can eat the same food as us but I still use the discs sometimes if it is a hot day and I want to bring some fruit juice out with me for her, I can transport it in the bottle and then pour it into her cup when she is thirsty.
You wash them up like any other part of the bottle and they can be sterilised in all of the usual ways also, you should take care when you are washing around the rim of the disc because that is where dirt will stick if you are not very careful. I use a toothbrush to clean that area and that is effective.
A pack of 6 sealing rings for Avent bottles costs about £4 and that is good for a useful item like this. I wish I could buy them individual though because I do not need 6 and I remember when my older children were babies bottles used to come with sealing discs that were effective but not made of such thin plastic so now we are paying for something that used to come free.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
When I was breastfeeding I also expressed quite a bit of my milk too to freeze so if I was away from the baby at any point there would still be fresh breastmilk for them in a bottle that either dad or grandparents could give to the baby. As anyone who has breastfed will know and will contest too, breastmilk is like gold, you work very very hard to produce it so you do not want any of it to go to waste, its like ambrosia, the food of the gods in my opinion! Anyway, the way I stored it in the freezer was in baby bottles and in order to seal off the bottle correctly and make sure non of the milk was wasted I used these sealing discs.
A sealing disc is basically a thick plastic disc that snaps into the top of a bottle. It goes in the same way a teat would do but it seals the bottle off completely so that no milk spills out of it. In that way, you have just made the milk bottle a secure storage unit and then its perfect for putting into the freezer. The discs are round obviously and have a raised section in the middle. This is the portion that snaps into the top of the bottle. The bit around the edge of the disc then holds tight underneath and does not let any milk get through. I found these worked perfectly when I put my bottles into the freezer. One tip, remember don't fill the bottle up completely with breastmilk as liquids expand when then freeze and so you need to keep a bit of space at the top.
The great thing about the discs was that when you then wanted a bottle of breastmilk you could just take the bottle out of the freezer to defrost and the milk would still stay fresh and sterile as it had a proper lid on it. When it comes time to take the lid of its very simple to release. You just press on the top and the lid would snap out of the bottle top. You do need to give it a bit of a push but it always came out well for me.
Now I'm not breastfeeding but I still find these tops useful. When I go out for the day I will still take a bottle of milk out for my little boy. I snap one of these lids on to make sure the fresh milk does not spill all over my changing bag and then when he is ready to drink I simply change the disc for a teat and he is ready to drink.
If you use bottles with your baby these are a very useful accessory to have.
When Kai was nursing a lot more I used to store any expressed milk in some little pots but I found that they weren't big enough so I bought some of the avent sealing discs so that I could store the milk in his bottles, which meant that I could just take the disc off, put the teat on and feed him straight away when I needed to instead of having to transfer it from the little pots into his bottle.
Kai had a mix of tommee tippee and avent bottles and they fitted perfectly onto the avent bottles, but wouldn't fit onto the tommee tippee ones. The sealing discs came in a pack of six and I paid about £5 (I got them from Amazon) which isn't the cheapest price but it isn't too expensive either.
The sealing discs are made from BPA free plastic. The plastic is light weight and are white - this is the only colour available but because they're a very basic product I wouldn't imagine that the lack of colours to choose from will be a disadvantage to anyone! The discs just go onto the opening of the bottle and keep the bottle airtight. They keep the milk inside the bottles fresh and protected from any bacteria etc entering into the bottle.
The lids can be written on as they're white and any colour marker will show up on them - I didnt write directly on them though I just put a little sticker on them. Id write the date and whether or not I'd added formula (Kai was on a mix of formula and booby milk for a while). The lids stay on securely so I could lay the bottle down and not worry that any of the milk would leak out and they're safe to go in the freezer too.
All in all these discs are a good product to have!
Baby CrazyEgg didn't really do bottle feeding, but in the efforts to find a bottle and teat that she could consistently succeed with we amassed a wide range of bottles. Avent bottles and teats were some of the most unsatisfactory from the drinking point of view, but their bottles are a very pleasing squat, chunky shape even if they are rather highly priced. When we came to need containers for cooled boiled water, rather than buy new things we simply used our collection of bottles, discarding the tops and using the sealing discs instead.
After 9 months of use, spending much of their time floating about in sterilising solution many of our cheaper bottles were showing signs of wear and in need of replacement. The Avent bottles were fine, but the rubbery sealing discs had started to feel slightly sticky and had obviously reached the end of their life. It seemed profligate to discard these bottles, given their price (between £8-£10 for two) so I searched to see if you could just replace the discs. It turns out you can. Six discs cost about £4: it's a steal compared to the bottles.
Avent sealing discs are available in packs of six and come in a rigid plastic container that can be used for hygienic storage and transport if necessary. They are simply small white rubber discs that fit tightly within the top of the bottle that would normally house the teat. The seal is very secure and prevents the bottles from leaking if you need to transport them anywhere. They can be written on so that you know the date and/or time of making up the feed, or in our case, boiling the water. The writing washes off so they can be re-used very easily.
The discs can be sterilised in an Avent steriliser or boiled to ensure cleanliness, but no mention is made of chemical sterilisers which is perhaps why ours started to disintegrate. Ah! In fact it does say on the instruction leaflet not to leave them in sterilising solution too long. Isn't it funny what you learn when you sit down to review?! I have also just learned that they may be discoloured by foodstuffs when washing in the dishwasher; not something that happened to our old ones.
An effective product, and cheaper than buying new bottles.
I bought the Avent Sealing Disks because I simply thought they were a very good idea. When my son stopped needing bottles of milk throughout the day, I thought it was a great idea to convert the bottles into storage bottles so that my sons pureed food could be stored in the bottles in appropriate sized portions, which made it ideal for storing the food in the fridge or when we're out and about. I bought the Avent Sealing Disks in a package that contained six discs and this cost me £4.50 from Boots - which equated to 75p for each disc. I thought the price was fine because it allowed me to make use of the bottles which would otherwise have been thrown away.
The discs themselves are rubbery discs that are white in colour and are designed to fit on top of the Avent bottles. To use them is really easy and it is simply a matter of pushing on the disc with the circular part down so that it fits into the top of the bottle and creates a seal. Because the discs don't actually screw into place, I was a little concerned that they might come off accidentally if I had a bottle in my bag, but in my experience this wasn't the case. The discs fitted securely and created a tight seal so that no contents spilled out, even when the bottle was upside down or bashed around. Removing the disc was easy too as it was just a matter of putting my nail under the edge and prising off.
The Avent Sealing Disks are dishwasher proof and so they are was to just throw in the dishwasher after they have been used. They can also be sterilised, but I have to admit that I never did this with them as my son was old enough to not require them to have this treatment.
Overall, I think these are a really good option - and I would recommend them.
My daughter has been both breast and bottle fed since birth and back when she was only having milk (we're in the process of weaning), I would express my milk and freeze it so that I had a little stockpile, as it would always come in handy for when I wasn't around to feed her or when my milk supply was lower than usual.
I got these bottle sealing discs around six months ago now from Amazon as a pack was included in a bulk buy offer with some other Avent products that I bought. These retail at around £3.00 to £4.50ish per pack although prices vary slightly from shop to shop. They're widely available and places such as mothercare and tesco sell them.
In my opinion these are great value for money and each disc works out at well under a pound each, although I wish that bigger sized packs were available - I got a pack of six and have since purchased another pack as they're so cheap and handy. The discs come in pretty basic packaging from what I remember. I store them in a storage container when I'm not using them to keep them hygienic and all in one place as they're pretty small so would get lost in my cluttered kitchen cupboard pretty easily if stored loose. The discs are really basic in appearence - they're white, round and around two inches in length and width.
The discs are made of a firm rubbery type material which is BPA (chemical) free and they have a raised circular area on one side (the side that's on the outside when the disc is on the bottle) - this can be written on which I found handy for writing down dates to ensure that I didn't feed my daughter really old milk, as although breast milk has a three month shelf life I like to use it within a month as I get paranoid that it's lost its nutrients etc if it's been in the freezer for much longer. These are really easy to use and they transform a bottle into an air tight storage jar within seconds - simply unscrew the teat and pop this onto the opening of the bottle.
The discs are a perfect fit with all of my daughter's Avent bottles although they are a little too loose on the breastflow bottles that we have so I am unsure if the discs are compatible with a very wide range of bottles. The discs fit onto our Avent bottles securely and we've had no problems at all with leaks. They're also easy to remove from the bottle even when the bottle is frozen, so there's no spending ages trying to prise them off! The discs are quick and easy to wash and I always sterilize them before and after using them. I've had these for over six months and they're in great condition - no sign of wear at all.
Overall, highly recommended.
- Why I Bought -
I had always planned to breast feed my son but as I wanted the option to express milk I did also stock up on bottles, milk storage pots, steriliser and bottle brushes. In fact I was so well prepared that from looking at the huge selection of feeding equipment we had you could easily have thought we were intending to bottle feed formula. Most of our feeding equipment was from the Philips Avent brand but the milk storage pots they make seemed really flimsy to me so I decided to look around for an alternative. Then I found a set of four Avent pots in TKMaxx. These were different to the ones I had seen before; they were in fact exactly the same container as the bottles from the range except instead of a teat they had a sealing disc. This seemed like a much better option so I purchased the set and then bought an extra pack of six sealing discs in Boots so that all our bottles could be transformed into storage pots.
- The Sealing Discs -
The discs are very simple in design. They are made from tough white rubber (BPA free) and are obviously round in shape. They have a protruding white circle on top of the disc which has the Avent brand on it. This circle allows the disc to fit snugly into the plastic ring bottle top. When this is screwed onto the bottle you then have a secure container to hold your milk. It is easy to pop the disc out again and exchange it for a teat ready to feed baby.
- In Use -
I used these discs on our Avent bottles quite often in the six months that I was expressing milk for my baby. They create a very good seal and I never had any leaking. They didn't come to any harm in the fridge or freezer. I found it was useful that I could write on the disc as it meant I could label the milk with the date it was expressed. This ensured I never game my son milk that was past its best. As I had ten bottles and ten discs I was able to store quite large quantities of milk ready for when I was having a night out away from my baby. The discs are very easy to put into the bottle top and to remove again. It really couldn't be simpler.
- Cleaning -
These discs are dishwasher and microwave steriliser safe. I usually cleaned them by hand with a bottle brush and sterilised them prior to use. Easy peasy.
- Price and Availability -
The RRP for these sealing discs is £4.50 for a set of six. I think this is a reasonable price as they are good quality and can transform the bottles you already have into storage pots. I bought mine in Boots when there was a 3 for 2 baby event. They are also available from Mothercare and Amazon.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would definitely recommend these to anyone who already has Avent bottles and is looking for a solution for storing milk. They provide a tight leak free fit, are easy to put in and remove, are easy to clean, are BPA free and they are a reasonable price.
I have a few of these sealing discs, they came free with my Avent newborn feeding starter kit. You can also buy them on Amazon they cost £3.95 for a pack which contains 6 discs.
I breastfeed my daughter so I haven't used these much. They are simple white plastic discs that can be used to seal the top of any Avent bottles to convert them into storage containers until you are ready to feed your baby. They are also leakproof and can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
As I breastfeed my daughter I have only used these a handful of times, When I express milk I tend to put it in a small bottle for when I am out and about rather than using the VIA breastfeeding cups which don;t fit in the bottle part of my changing bag.
I haven't had any leaks when using these discs. Another good point about them is that you can write on the top the date of the contents so you know when the milk needs to be used. They are so small they also fit easily into your steriliser.
There isn't really anything else to say except these are in my view an essential when transporting milk. I would definately buy them again.
I recieved these free with the Avent feeding set I bought which included bottles, sterilizer, breast pump and soothers. Although they are available to buy seperately and come in packs of 4 i think.
They are simply little rubble discs which are safe to use in steriliser and dishwasher. All you do is push into place in the bottle cap instead of the teat, meaning the bottle is totally sealed and wont leak, without the need to use a teat. this means they are great for storing especially on the move.
Not sure how useful these would be from a bottle feeding point of view, but as I breast fed I found this extremely useful when storing breast milk, as would often pump off enough for two feeds so could just seal the other bottle with this and pop in the fridge. Plus when I reached the weaning stage as I used breast milk to add to food instead of formula, I could simply keep a couple of ounces in the fridge in a bottle sealed with the disc then use as and when I needed.
I had two of these discs free with my avent breast pump but do think you can buy them seperatley although i never did.
They are made of a hard rubber type material and go on the avent bottle inplace of the teat which seals the bottle. you can steralise these just like all avent bottles.
I found these great as the only thing i realy used them for was storing my milk in the fridge but i often wandered if you take the teat off the bottle to put this in its place do avent also sell something to store your sterile teat in?
These were great for me though, i always felt better knowing that my milk was stored in an air tight tub and they never leaked when in my bag, but that said neither did the bottles i used at the time
I only used my avent bottles as milk storage untill my baby was 8 months old so these were ideal for me but i dont think i would have used them if i had been feeding with formula.
A little review for a little product:
An Avent sealing disc is small, white and round, shaped like a hubcap but about 2 inches in diameter and made from a rubbery plastic.
It's function is to replace the teat in an Avent bottle so that it can be used for the storage of milk or babyfood. You are more likely to find this useful at first if you are breastfeeding and storing expressed milk than if you are bottlefeeding, as it is not recommended to store formula milk. Basically it can make a bottle into a jar. The discs are airtight and do the job effectively. They can prolong the life of bottles as it means you can continue using them for babyfood, when baby has moved on to drinking from a cup or beaker.
You can buy them in packs of six which seem to be quite expensive (£4.35 on Amazon), but I haven't seen any of these packs for sale in chemists or supermarkets. I have four discs, (there are two in the box if you buy a breastpump), and have used them when freezing breastmilk, (Don't ask why I bought two breastpumps). They are convenient but there are other storage methods around and I wouldn't say they are an essential product. (Okay I burnt one of them).
They are suitable for sterilising in all the usual ways, (Don't forget to put water in your steriliser - you burn things!), and are compatible with all sizes of Avent bottles.
Convert all Avent bottles to milk and baby food storage containers.