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After purchasing the Avent Steam Steriliser, I opted to go for the matching feeding bottles for my baby. I bought two packs of these twin bottles to start me off and make sure I and the baby liked them.
Firstly, they are BPA free which can mean they discolour quickly. I did notice a slightly yellow tinge to the plastic after a couple of weeks but a quick google and email to Avent told me this is completely normal with BPA free items. They are also dishwasher safe, which is convenient for me but do not make the mistake of putting them in the dishwasher along with your spaghetti bolognase or stir fry pan as they will turn orange!! Not nice to look at but after a cycle on their own they soon returned to their normal colour.
The bottles are 9ozs so plenty big enough to grow with your baby's needs. The markings are blue so stand out against the plastic and mine are still clear, a year and a half later after much washing and sterilising.
The bottles come with a small blue and white ring that sits in between the neck of the bottle and the screw on lid. Make sure you always put this in place as if you don't you will get a leak of whatever is in the bottle all over yourself and your baby. It is what makes the bottles airtight and stops leaks.
They come with a number 2 teat, but you can buy bigger/smaller teats separately as and when the time comes, you do not need to purchase entire new bottles.
I love the Avent range and will definitely be buying again.
When our second daughter was born, we bought new bottles for the post breastfeeding phase. We had previously used Tommy Tippee bottles but when I saw a pair of the Avent bottles on offer in Boots in pink, I couldn't resist them. Plus the bottles were a different look to the ones we still used for the 2yo with bed time milk so we wouldn't get mixed up as these would need to be sterilised.
The bottles are pink as previously mentioned and a sturdy shape, holding a maximum of 260ml which is handy for juice when the time comes but at the moment we use them for 180 ml of milk. The lid is white plastic and this holds the rubber teat in place and there is also a ring that forms a seal around the screw top and a plastic lid which clips on. All the parts come away from each other for washing.
Despite the slightly different teat shape, our daughter has took wonderfully to this bottle when I began to reduce the breast feeding at five months. The bottles fit in our tommee tippee steriliser too which is handy. When we have used them I wash them with hot soapy water and a bottle brush prior to sterilising and they come up nice and clean.
I think I got a bit of a bargain with these bottles which were priced £5 for the two pack. I was happy to pay this price.
These bottles have been ideal so far and show no signs of deterioration despite daily use. I would definitely buy them again and have been impressed with their quality. For the price paid I think I got a bargain. They feel really good quality and feature the Avent logo on the side of the bottle. I don't have anything else by this brand so was quite curious to see what it would be like. We have been very pleased with the quality of these bottles which also fit inside all the insulated bottle bags I own so the size is pretty much standard. I should also add that we have had no problems with wind or colic (although that will depend on the baby too) since using these bottles.
Highly recommended, buy them if you see them on offer!
- 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. I was keen to purchase most of the feeding equipment from the Philips Avent brand as I knew it was popular and widely available. With our Avent microwave steriliser we received a free 125ml Avent bottle. I thought it looked good so I purchased a twin pack of the same bottles.
- The Bottles -
Each bottle is made from clear plastic (BPA free) and displays the Avent logo and a measuring chart in mls and fluid ounces. Each bottle can hold 125ml/just over 4 fl oz. This is all very clearly marked in bright blue so that it is easy to see how much is in the bottle. There is a white plastic ring top which screws easily onto the bottle and doesn't come loose. Through this the teat can be attached. The twin pack bottles each come with a silicone newborn flow teat (stage 1). These are extra soft and have one hole so that a newborn baby gets just the right amount of milk at the right speed. At the neck of the bottle there is an anti-colic ring this works with the silicone teat to reduce colic. Finally there is a clear plastic lid which slots onto the bottle top to stop any liquid leaking out. The bottles are quite simple in design but they look nice and practical at the same time.
- Milk O'clock -
I first used these bottles when my son was only a week old. I wanted to increase my milk supply and try out my breast pump so I had expressed some breast milk. I was able to attach these bottles directly onto my Spectra breast pump which is really handy. I believe you can do this with any of the Avent breast pumps too. My son had had to have a bottle of formula in hospital as his blood sugar levels had been low. I think this helped him take to the Avent bottle very quickly. We made sure there was milk on the teat so that he knew what it was and he started sucking straight away. He seemed to be getting the perfect amount of milk through the newborn teat. It was great that my husband was able to feed the baby. I expressed a bottle for our first lunch out too as I didn't feel relaxed enough to breast feed in public straight away as we were still getting the hang of it. From then on we mostly used the bottles for expressed milk when I was away from the baby. We never experienced any colic, just a small amount of wind. We used these until 125mls wasn't enough and we moved onto the 260ml Avent bottles. Overall I found the bottles easy to assemble and use. My son took to them easily and we never experienced any negative effects from using them. Also they never leaked which is a big positive.
- Storing Milk -
It is very simple to convert these bottles into milk storage pots simply by removing the teat and adding a sealing disc, sold separately. These can then be stored in the freezer until the milk is needed.
- Cleaning -
These bottles are dishwasher and microwave steriliser safe. It is important to completely take the bottle apart before cleaning it to ensure that all milk residue is thoroughly removed. This is very easy to do and I usually washed them by hand with a bottle brush. I sterilised them before use and they fit perfectly in our Avent steriliser. Our bottles still looked good after about three months of use, however this was occasional use compared to someone who is bottle feeding formula several times a day.
- Price and Availability -
I bought our 125ml twin pack in Boots when there was a 3 for 2 baby event and I think they cost around £9.00. At the moment Boots is only selling the extra durable 125ml bottles in a twin pack and these are a little more expensive at £12.00. However, the ones we have are available on Amazon for £8.11. You can also purchase twin packs of the 260ml bottles. I think these prices are reasonable, not the cheapest available but then you are paying for quality and a trusted brand.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would definitely recommend these bottles as we found them to be easy to use and clean, long lasting, high quality and most importantly my son took to them straight away. I would certainly buy these again in the future.
When we came to purchasing a steriliser for our baby the Avent one was on offer and contained a small feeding bottle (4oz) and a large feeding bottle (9oz). As our first baby had fed from prertty much anything we didn't have alot of preference and as the bottles were also on save 1/3 we decided that we would go with avent for this baby.
We decided that it would be a waste to buy the smaller bottles knowing that the baby would eventually be taking more milk so we bought an extra 4 9oz bottles. The bottles usually sell at around £9 for 2 and £13 for 3 of the larger bottles.
The bottles are curved in the middle to make feeding the baby more comfortable especially for when they are on a full bottle anf you could be there a while!! There are markings on each bottle for fluid oz in UK and in US plus markings for ml. The bottles have a small plastic ring which fits to the top of the bottle before you put the lid on for anti colic although don't know if this does actually make a difference as my daughter hasn't had colic.
There are a number of different teats for these bottles depending on the babies stage, there are Newborn, slow flow, medium flow, fast flow and variflow. The variflow teats have markings for 1,2 and 3 depending on how fast you want the flow to be you line the corresponding marking up with the babies nose. Our daughter is on specially thickened milk so we have had to use the variflow teats the idea being it is a slot cut rather than a hole allowing thicker liquids through.
These bottles are very easy to clean with a standard bottle brush, the anti colic ring comes off to make that easy too. The bottles are still as clear as the day we bought them and the markings have not faded or come off at all.
These bottles have been perfect for our child and we have no reason to change, they are comfortable to use and our baby doesn't seem to have any problems with them. The Avent brand seems to go on offers quite alot so would say if you want them and have the time wait for a bit and they are bound to come on offer, again they are on save 1/3 at Tesco at the moment.
Of all the many varieties of baby bottles that you can buy, the Avent feeding bottles are a product that we have liked. Not only do the Avent bottles look and feel well made, but they also do a very good job at being a great little baby feeding bottle.
The Avent bottles can be bought as singles or duos/ twins and as larger sets. The twin sets, (no not a bunch of old ladies wearing knitted cardis and matching tops, whilst munching on cucumber sandwiches) are sold for around £10 or so for 2 full sized bottles. They are widely available and also widely favoured. Their simple style works well and they have a series of handy measure markings on them which we used a lot.
We liked that fact that the bottles are wide and easy to clean, but also easy to use. The width of the bottles and the simple shape used, means that when cleaning out used bottles you don't end up with areas you cannot reach. This makes for easier, quicker and better cleaning.
The bottles come in a 9oz or 5oz size and this is something that we found we liked also. The larger size is perfect for full feeds and for use with older babies who want a water based drink such as the soothing fennel drink we often gave to our child. The smaller bottles can be used for short feeds, or for using with smalll amounts of expressed milk. They can also be used for the fennel drinks and other water based drinks.
The teats that come with the Avent twin sets are a good shape for baby and again we liked these a lot. They do cost a few pounds to replace and as with all teats they don't last forever, but they are very durable and long lasting. They also come in a range of teat hole sizes, which can be interchanged to suit your babys needs.
The teats have a special airflex valves which mean they work towards your baby having less windy problems over all. We did find that these bottles did work well to reduce wind, but couldn't stop it altogether. The shape of the teat is very easily accepted by babies, our child latched on to it very easily. The teat really is a good shape if you also breast feed and top up with formula feeds.
We found that the bottles and teats which are part of the Avent twin pack design, really can help to ensure that your baby doesn't consume too much milk too quickly. This seems to be down to the shape and the addition of the flow valves. We have used other bottles which have not been anywhere near as good at doing this.
To sum up the Avent Twin pack bottles, they do offer very good value as they offer a very usable and simple product at a reasonable price. They are very long lasting and the only real down side we found was that over time the inner surface can become a bit scratched and marked from brush cleaning. This gives them a slightly misted appearance, but is something that does not detract from their functionality.
As we really found these to be a great product, they have to get a rating that matches that. They are amongst the best bottles we tried and so they get a full 5 star rating. They may not suit every baby but they really worked well for ours.
When my daughter was born, my husband and I had already purchased her some bottles as I was not going to breastfeed. To go with her theme, we had purchased some Winnie The Pooh bottles. When she started to drink her milk from them, we noticed that she did not seem to be able to get a lot out of them no matter how hard she sucked and when she did, she would constantly get hiccups. We decided after just two days that a change of bottle was needed. So we packed all the bits required when you take a baby out (pretty much everything except the sink!) and off we trekked to our nearest Boots.
After umming and ahhing over all the different bottles available (How many different types of bottle can there possibly be?!) we went for these Avent ones as they stated that they were clinically proven to reduce colic and help you baby sleep at night. We purchased 6 of them and hoped they were an improvement on the Tommee Tippee Winnie The Pooh ones. The results from using these bottles was brilliant and I found myself wishing we had purchased them from the start.
Firstly, these bottles looked a lot more expensive than the Tommee Tippee ones. They looked like they were really made with care and for a baby if that makes sense. Something about them just said that they were going to do the job. The Avent bottles have clear lids and clear teats with a white screw cap to hold the teat in place. The body of the bottle is clear, with Avent written on it and the mls measurement on the side. There are two different sizes of Avent bottles you can go for: 260ml and 125ml. We went for the 260ml bottles. The bottles are quite wide but shorter than your average conventional bottle.
The bottles are a very light considering they are quite short and stocky. Obviously not as light when there is milk in the bottle though.
Avent state that it has been clinically proven that these bottles reduce the chance of colic. My daughter never suffered from it as a baby now whether that is down to luck or these bottles is up to you to decide. I would like to think it was a mixture of the two. It also says that babies fed with Avent bottles are less fussy than babies fed with conventional bottles. Again, I don't know if this is true as my daughter was not really fussy about not drinking her bottle. She used to drain the bottle so fast we gave her the nickname Guzzles!
The teats on the Avent bottles are shaped like a mother's breast and are supposed to give bottle fed babies that more natural feel and also to make it easier for breastfeeding mums to switch between the two which I think is a great idea. The teat also has a vacuum build up which prevents the baby from drinking the milk too fast and causing air bubbles in the bottle which usually causes your baby to get more air in their bellies than milk. I never once saw any bubbles build up in these bottles whilst we were using them so this is definitely effective.
I highly recommend these bottles and do genuinely think they are the best bottle on the market for babies.
My daughter was never breastfead so before she was born I made sure I got myself some descent milk bottles. I bought myself a few Difrax bottles but noticed quickly after my daughters birth she was not really drinking het milk from those, so I switched to Avent. And that was a great choice I know now!
I bought this duo pack, not because I have twins but just because I wanted two alike bottles for my girl. The bottles are pretty big and I bought two with a 260 ml volume. Of course at first when my girl was real tiny, she didn't needed that much milk but she's 1,5 years old now and gets an evening bottle of 180 ml and this big bottle is great for her. She can hold the bottle easily and the bottle isn't too heavy when empty. Price of a 260ml bottle is around 6 Euros. If you want a smaller bottle you can choose the 125 ml one.
It has been clinically proven that babies get less fussing when drinking from an Avent bottle and they get lesser colic problems. Avent teat's are shape like female breast so this should make it easier for you to switch from bottle to breastfeeding and back. The teat has a vacuum build up which means your baby get's less air in its belly and more milk.
All kinds of teats are available, I've tried them all and now am using the variable flow (which can poisitiones in slow, average and fast flowing). But you can also choose a teat for newborns with a very small hole or a medium teat for bigger babies or slow drinkers.
Nice bottles, great quality, never had any problem in 1,5 year so i'd advise mummy's to be to use these!
We got two Avent bottles with the steam steriliser we bought, but we stacked up on more as we had twins to look after - it seemed like we couldn't have enough bottles! We stuck with the Avent brand because they were available in most supermarkets and chemists, and items in the range were interchangeable and could grow with our children's development. We found that some cheaper brands didn't have the range of teats that we could use for different ages and types of feeding, and that quite often accessories just weren't available.
Two sizes of bottle are available, small ones that hold up to 5 fluid ounces, and larger ones that go up to about 9oz. The lids, rings and teats fit all bottles in the range, and teats for newborns, and various different ages are available, as well as varying flow, and one type of teat that gives variable flow depending on which way up the bottle is held. The range of accessories for use with Avent bottles is also extensive, and far better than any other brand of bottles.
The shape of the teat seems to be comfortable for babies. We did use Tommee Tippee bottles as well, using the teats designed to complement breast-feeding. We found the teats were too wide, our children struggled to get their mouths round them! Also the bottles were large and more round, so were a bit awkward to use. The Avent bottles are compact and cylindrical, and are easy to hold, either by an adult or an older baby - it helped the transition from bottle to cup feeding knowing that our children could easily grip a bottle / cup.
The bottles are easy to clean and fit well into any Avent steriliser. They are easy to store and to carry about while out with baby. They are slightly more expensive than other brands, but are a very good design, which I think is the best of all the bottle brands.
The only downside is that these bottles sometimes leaked around the thread of the bottle - we couldn't predict when this was going to happen, and it was very frustrating when it did. Fortunately, it didn't happen too often.
These bottles are fantastic - especially if you want to mix feed your baby. When my baby was a week old my nipples became so sore I decided that she would need to have some formula for a while to let my nipples heal for a little while bacause they were cracked.
I had a tomee tippee bottle that came with a breast pump which I just could not get her to take no matter how I tried.
I brought these because they were supposed to promote natural feeding action and they did. She took the bottle straight away no matter what was in it.
She was still able to breast feed though which was very important to me. The best thing is that for weaning you can upgrade to onwe of these bottles with a handle and then the nozzle of a cup which makes weaning nice and simple, so its worth it.
My colleague gave me two 4oz Avent bottles when I became pregnant. She hadn't used them and thought they'd help me as when buying supplies for babies - every saving of a penny helps!!! I was adamant to breastfeed but knew I would be coming back to work and so welcomed her gift. After exclusively breastfeeding my little boy for 7 months it was difficult for him to get used to a bottle. I tried the Avent bottles first but he did not take to them one bit. So I went out and brought about 3 other different bottles and after 3 weeks he settled back with the first Avent bottle I'd tried!
They are clearly marked and labeled with the measurements. They have a large base which helps keep the bottle on the surface when poring in water. The middle of the bottle curves inwards slightly which is great for holding. It then curves back out again at the top which helps when pouring water and powder. They come with a white opaque screw cap which has the teats pulled through. The teats come in different sizes (according to the number of holes they have) for different stages of babys life.
I have had no problems with the bottles, I can wash them easily and have found that the measurements do not come off. The cap however does not fasten well sometimes and so results in spillage of milk when mixing the formula. This may just be a problem with the way I close it but do find it irritating at times. The teats also last a while but have found them to be expensive at £4.50 for a pair - especially if it is recommended to buy new ones every month! I have seen other bottles on the market which are cheaper but since the Avent bottles were given as a gift and he took to these after trying him on a few, I have continued to use these. Now at over a year old, he has no problems drinking of these bottles.
I think these were great to have and I have made good use out of them. As they were a gift I did not pay for them - but found paying for the teats a bit on the expensive side. I would recommend but think that every child will have a different reaction to different bottles and so sometimes it is just trial and error.
I chose to use philips avent bottles because I liked the shape and they were made by a trusted manufacturer (around £20 for a newborn starter pack that had 2 small bottles and 2 larger bottles with teats, lids and bottle brush). At 3 weeks I had to mixed feed my baby (so breast feeding and bottle feeding). Everyone will tell you that you can't do both but my son had no problems with bottle feeding and it didn't interfear with his ability to breast feed either. The teat is shaped so that your baby takes a big mouthful like he would if breastfeeding and I think this helped him to manage both.
The wide neck on the bottle is excellent for cleaning and putting in the formula powder without ending up with formula stuck to the inside of the neck.
The teats are easy to put into the ring you screw onto the top of the bottle and the lids form a very tight seal so you have no worries about taking them out and about after they have been sterilised.
The only drawback I think is that the ml and fluid ounces don't seem to tally on the side of the bottle. If I use the fluid ounces to make up my son's feed my husband thinks it is short because he looks at the number of mils. I don't know if that is just because it's printed on a round surface rather than a flat one.
I have washed these bottles by hand and in the dishwasher. If you wash them in a dishwasher don't make the same mistake I did and put them too close together because this marks the plastic. Also two of my teats are now a nice attractive orange colour! But the printing on the bottles is fine and hasn't worn off.
If you are a Boots advantage card holder join the parent club and you get double advantage points on any phillips purchase. That's handy when buying the next size up teats (usually around £4 for 2). Or a tip a friend of mine told me just use a pin to make the hole bigger on the ones you have and save yourself £4 a time! Worth looking into the newborn starter pack too because this is often a cheaper way as there are more bottles in there, since it's around £11 for 2.
I breastfed my first child so I had no use for bottles because she went straight onto a sippy cup. But with my second daughter, I had to start bottle feeding her at about 8 weeks because my milk just would not satisfy her. I didn't even do any research on what type to buy, I just went straight for the Avent bottles, mainly because I'd seen most of my friends & family use them and I knew Avent was a trusted make.
Because I was going to part breast/part bottle feed her I just bought a twin pack at first, I think it was approx £11, but this contained the bottles & teats so I didn't need to think about purchasing anything else (apart from the formula!). I also chose the larger sized bottles which can contain up to 9oz or 260ml of fluid.
You can buy smaller versions which only contain up to 4oz or 125ml. I didn't see the point in buying this smaller size because if you are going to bottle feed then obviously your baby is going to need larger amounts of milk as they get older so the smaller bottles will become redundant very quickly!
The design of the bottles is very simple. They are made from strong clear plastic (which can withstand the heat from sterilisation) and have the Avent logo on one side and then the measurements clearly marked on the other side. There are two types of measurement, one is in ml-cc and the other is in ounces. Every 10ml and every half ounce is clearly marked so it is easy to gauge how much fluid is in there.
The teats that came with these bottles were size 2, so I think this is what you use for a baby who is a couple of weeks old. My daughter has been using these since she was 8 weeks and I have had no need to change number yet (she is nearly 6 months).
The good thing about these teats is that they have a built-in Airflex valve which helps to prevent colic. This works by allowing your baby to control the flow of milk they are drinking and it prevents your baby from swallowing air and also stops a vacuum from building up.
When my Dad has fed my daughter before he always comments that he thinks the bottle is going to implode because she never takes a breath - it always goes down in one - but this is because the special teats allow her to do this because the air is transferred back into the bottle, and if you listen you can hear the tiny bubbles going back inside.
Unfortunately my Dad is hard of hearing and he doesn't notice this. But if he paid attention he would see the milk bubbling very slightly as the air comes to the surface. He would also notice that she does actually take a break but doesn't take her mouth off the teat, thus controlling the flow of milk and stopping and starting as she pleases. Men! They just don't pay attention.
These kinds of teats are also excellent if you want to combine bottle & breastfeeding, because when your baby breast feeds, they control the flow of the milk, which is exactly what I have described above. My daughter had no issues with feeding from both at the same time...Well not actually at the same time, but she would have two bottles a day and 3 breast feed. We managed like this for 2 months with no problems what so ever. I completely gave up breastfeeding when she was about 4 months old and she became a fully formula fed baby and the transition was seamless.
Anyway, these teats are also very hard wearing because I've not had to replace any yet and she had been using the same ones for 4 months. They are also easy to clean, but I recommend buying a special bottle brush to get right into the end of the teat to make sure you have cleaned away the entire milk residue.
The teats attach to the bottle using a large plastic ring. You pull the teat through this plastic ring until it snaps into place, and then it all screws onto the bottle. You then have a plastic cap which fits tightly over the teat & plastic ring. The plastic cap is just the right size to fit over the top of the teat so the teat actually touches the inside of the cap.
I find this very handy because when I have made her feed and warmed it up, it needs a vigorous shake, so I press down with my finger on top of the cap and this kind of seals the hole in the top of the teat and prevents milk from spraying into the cap! (My sister in law taught me that little trick after she saw me 'shaking and spraying' one day.)
I have been very pleased with these bottles (I now have 9 in my possession). They are very easy to clean and have so far stayed in pristine condition, despite rigorous cleaning, scrubbing and constant sterilisation. The markings on the bottles have not faded or rubbed off in any way, they are also showing no signs of scratches or discolouration like I have seen on some other makes of bottle.
I thoroughly recommend these if you are thinking of using bottles to feed your child; they really are worth the money.
Avent feeding bottles are suitable for use from birth. When i had my first they came in two sizes, up to 4oz/125ml and up to 9oz/260ml. I see they now come in up to 11oz/330ml size now.
Avent bottles have a unique air flex design, actually allowing air into the bottle through the vents in the teat, to prevent a vacuum forming. This means the milk flows out easier and mimics breast feeding. Their design has been proven to reduce colic in babies.
The teats for the bottles come in four sizes, flow 1 from birth to 1 month, flow 2 from birth to 3 months, flow 3 from 3 months and flow 4 from 6 months. They are made from silicone and cost around £4 for a pack of two. You can also get a variable flow teat which allows you to select on one teat, the flow size best for your baby, from three months and up. The Twin Bottle pack comes with flow 2 teats.
The Avent bottles have a wide neck design making for very easy cleaning.They fit comfortably in any sterilizer, and can be changed into beakers if you purchase the Avent spouts and handles. You can also use them to store breast milk using a sealing ring in place of a teat, and connect them to the Avent Isis breast pump. The bottles used as storage are dish washer, microwave and freezer safe. The twin pack is about £12.00 but considering how versatile they are, I think the price is reasonable.
I used Avent bottles religiously with my three children and was very happy with them. Perhaps it was just luck, but none of them ever suffered from any colic.
Many mothers may choose to bottle feed their babies. Some may wish to express their own breast milk to allow someone else to give baby a bottle; some may be advised by their health visitor or paediatrician to give supplementary bottles; and some mothers may simply choose not to breastfeed.
Advent Natural Feeding Bottles are clinically proven to reduce colic. They also work with baby's natural feeding rhythm to promote healthy, active feeding. The built-in Airflex valve allows your baby to control milk flow more like breastfeeding.
The bottle comes in 3 different sizes
* 125 ml
* 260 ml
* 330 ml
So they can be used right from birth and you can simply change the size of the bottle as your baby's food amount increases.
I did alot of research into which bottles i should chose, and because i chose to breastfeed for only a month as my baby was not getting enough food advent seemed the best because of there anti-colic teats as your baby feeds, the unique skirt on the teat flexes to allow air into the bottle, preventing any vacuum build-up.
This allows your baby to suckle almost as at the breast. Listen for the gentle whistling sound and watch the air bubbles burst on the surface of the milk. That's your guarantee that the air is being released into the bottle -- not into your baby's tummy.
These bottles served me well and the leaflets including helped me decide when my baby would need the next teat
I am also planning on using these again when my next baby is born as i have no worries over using them
I bought these in a set when pregnant with my first along with the steriliser and breast pump. I breast fed but once my son turned 4mths, he was so hungary and wanting a break, I expressed a night feed so my partner could give me a break. Suprised after him breastfeeding for so long he took straight to these bottles and never had any problems and continued using them till about 11 months old when he swapped on to beaker.
With my daughter last year, however she refused them point blank and never did take from them and had to use other bottles after finishing breast feeding.
The bottles are quite plain to look at in comparison to some of the newer models on the market, but they are relatively cheap and robust and last well. They are quite wide so easy to clean and easy to stand up. The teats are also large so provides a wider area for them to suck on. As other bottles the teats come in a variety of sizes to suit flow.
The bottles are dishwasher safe and are easy to use along with the avent steriliser and breast pump.
A good cheap buy.