I have bought several sets of these cups over the past few years to use for my grandchildren.
These little tubs hold around 7oz so they are a good size to have when weaning babies. They are freezer-safe as well as steriliser safe which makes them very practical little tubs.
I mainly use these to store food I have made up for my grandchildren in the freezer. It is then very easy to take out and defrost and pop in my bag for when we eat out. They do not take up much space at all so are very easy to take around with you.
They are also good for mixing baby rice up in because they hold about 7oz it means you have enough space to add milk and powder together and give it a good stir without it splashing and spilling everywhere.
The lids are easy to put on, I haven't once struggled to get them on or off unlike with many other tubs so these are great. They can stack on top of each other too as the bottom of each tub slots perfectly inside the lid of another so they can be stored like this which is useful.
Over time they do change colour, if you put lots of orange-purees in them they tend to get stained a bit which is why I've bought several sets but they have all been really worth it as I use them regularly and they are very practical.
I cannot rate these highly enough they are a great idea and really very practical.
Having become a first time mam recently I decided to take a different route with my reviews and start reviewing baby products and boy do I have a lot to choose from, so to begin with I've decided to start with the ones that I've found most useful. While pregnant after hearing loads of advice on it I had decided I'd definitely wanted to breast feed only i didn't realise it was going to be so hard.
I really struggled to feed my son upon leaving the hospital so after getting very stressed my husband began searching for ways to make it easier on me. then he came across these avent pre-sterilised cups, so that I could express some milk and my husband could store the milk in the fridge for him to give my son when i was struggling. You get 5 cups per box which i think is sufficient. You can put 8oz of milk in each cup then either store it in the fridge or freezer, I found these cups a life saver they really helped me out.
The cups come in a small box With pictures and instructions on how to store them and other avent products that can be used with them. One thing i would add is for some reason you have to buy the lids separately, however you can pick them fairly cheap prices do vary buy I got my cups for £2.50 which I think is a bargain. I'd definitely recommend these to any mam's who are breast feeding.
thank you for reading my review
I bought an Avent breastpump and I got 5 of these cups in the box. I have also since gone on to purchase more of these cups from Amazon. They cost £7.50 for 10 cups and lids and also two Via adaptors.
* Attach to all Philips AVENT Breast Pumps and teats - express into, store and feed from the same container.
* Leak-proof, twist-on lids for safe storage in the fridge or freezer and easy transport.
* Sturdy construction, no risk of puncturing, BPA-free.
* Simple to organise--easy-to-label cups help you track dates and contents.
To use the cups with the breastpump you simply attach the cup to the breastpump using the blue Via adaptor, the milk is then collected in the container. You can then attach the teat and feed to your baby directly from the bottle, or you can use one of the lids to store the milk in the fridge or the freezer. They can also be used for baby food storage. Each cup holds 180ml.
The cups themselves are very hardwearing and sturdy. They have markers on the side for oz's and ml's so you know how much milk is in each one. The lids are bright blue. The cups also have an area on the side where you can write the date so you know in what order to use the milk. The cups also stack so you can fit them in the fridge. The cups are also leakproof so you can use them to transport milk when you are out and about.
I love these cups they are so handy especially as once you have expressed the milk you can just put the lid on and store the milk in the fridge or freezer. The cups are also easy to clean and they fit in the Avent steriliser. These are great value for money and can continue to be used for weaning when my daughter is older.
Philips is a well known, highly respected worldwide brand. Their products range from electrical equipment such as TV's to nipple cream! Their mother and baby products include breast pumps, bottles and milk storage solutions. The Philips VIA cups are a wonderful interchangeable product that will last us many years from there baby range.
The cups themselves are made from clear BPA free plastic. They hold 6 oz or 180 ml in liquids. The lid is a light blue colour and twists on the cup. They can then stack very well one on top of the other or when not in use the empty cups stack well in the cupboard but the lid pile does have a habit of toppling over.
I have 30 of these cups, I know that sounds a lot but they are so versatile at any one time I only have a few unused in my cupboard. Although they are strong, durable and sturdy there is one downside and that is the lid. The lid is meant to be leak proof but you have to be very precise at twisting on and for the first few months of use I spilt liquid from these regularly and was very upset ( I do cry over spilt milk!).
I first used these when 2 free came with a Philips manual breast pump I brought. The breast pump came with an attachment to screw the cup onto the pump to express breast milk straight into the cup. I will do another review on the pump as I have many thing to say about it but for the purpose of purely these cups suffice to say the attachment was as bad at twisting on as the lid, so I found it difficult but was pleased all the products eased the process from expressing breast milk, to putting a teat on the pump attachment to feed my baby milk from the cup without having to transfer to a bottle. As a working mum who wanted to carry on breast feeding this equipment was invaluable. I could express into these cups and leave in the fridge or freeze for when my husband was ready to feed our baby.
The other main use I have found is freezing home made baby food. One day I ran out of ice cube trays and started using these cups. Since then as my daughter is now a year and eating a lot more than when first weaned, each cup can hold a portion of food for her. I can then freeze to take out with us at a later date very easily.
You are meant to be able to write on the cups e.g. date milk expressed, but I prefer to sellotape a label on, to keep the cup cleaner and the paper label is easier to read as I tape to the lid therefore open the freezer draw and look down in the draw to see all the labels/contents.
I brought mine from boots in packs of 10 for £9.99. I did get the equivalent of one pack free on one transaction thanks to Boots parent club and the vouchers they send through the post, meant with all the bonus advantage card points/vouchers for everything I was buying that day equated to £10 off my shop!
In summary yes I would recommend these great cups to any parent as you can use them beyond breast feeding. The only bad point concerning the lid is vastly out weighed to by how useful I find these.
Avent is always the first company i think of when it is to do with baby feeding. I always used avent bottles and so when i was looking for a storage set to store expressed breast milk in, i instantly thought of Avent and went on down to my local Mothercare store. I found the Avent Via Refill Cups on the shelf, perfect, it thought to myself. I didn't like to hang around looking for things when i had a small baby in tow.
The problem was when i got home, what i had bought wasn't what i expected. From quickly looking at the box on the shelf, i saw a picture of the refill cup with a lid on it, pretty much like the picture with this review option. When i opened the box at home however, there were the refill cups, BUT NO LIDS. I then looked all over the box and in tiny writing it stated ' lids sold seperately '.
The next day i went back to the shop only to find they didn't stock the lids, neither did anyhere else i looked. These cups were useless to me without the lids.
I rang Avent customer services and explained the situation. I told them how misleading there packaging was, and also that nowhere that stocked the cups also stocked the lids even though i travelled to over 7 different stores to look for them. In order to get the lids to go with the cups i had to buy them over the phone from Avent, but they kindly dicounted the postage and packaging and sent me a few extra cups free of charge (but not enough lids for all of them)
All in all once i got the lids and the cups, they were very usefull and had no further issues with the product.
Via Cups are sturdy, stackable and easy to label - ideal for storage of breast-milk and babyfood in fridge or freezer. Use sterile-packed Via Cups straight from the pack. They can be re-sterilised up to four times. Then dispose/recycle. To express breastm