“ Brand: Heinz / Type: Bottles & Accessories „
I started to use these bottles with my son in an attempt to wean him off bottles altogether. He refused to have a feeding cup and when I saw the soft spout option that comes with the Heinz Basics Angled Bottle I decided to give it a try. Finally I'd found something that my son was happy to switch to! I bought the handles but he actually preferred to hold the bottle. My daughter had the same bottles when she was old enough to switch to a feeding spout and still uses one even though she's now two and can drink from a cup! I did try her with the traditional teat when she was smaller but she refused to even try. As for a reduction in colic, well I couldn't comment on the bottles but both my children suffered from it and they were both breastfed until they were four months old so that doesn't stop colic either! My biggest problem with these bottles has been the availability of the spouts and last time I saw them I bought four packets (2 spouts per packet) just in case I didn't see them again. Unfortunately they don't tend to last very long once your child has teeth! I've also had problems with the top as the spout only fits in one direction and there's an art to getting the top on without ending up with the spout facing the wrong way! There are arrows that are meant to be lined up but after a few uses the spout moves round when screwing the top on so it ends up in the wrong position anyway. All in all I'd recommend these bottles but only with the soft spout option and minus the useless handles!
I decided to start bottle feeding my little one when i wanted to start going out again. I tried the normal baby bottles, the straight ones, but i found that he ended up with terrible colic, he would scream for hours which as many mothers will know is really quite diturbing especially when there seems to be nothing you can do for them. Anyway i was in Tesco one afternoon and i spotted a new range of bottles and spoons made by Heinz. The bottles were a perculiar shape to say the least, they curve at the bottom, well they were on special offer at £1.69 i was willing to try anything to regain my sanity, so i bought one. That has to be the best thing i ever did, it would seem that the specially designed bottle is actually meant to relieve the symptoms of colic, it was brilliant no longer was he screaming after every feed infact for the first time he seemed to be enjoying his bottles. They are a really great idea, you can buy handles which clip onto the bottle for when baby is ready to hold his bottle on his own, and there are a variety of different spouts ranging from slow to fast flow and then a spout for when they are nearly ready for a cup. They come in a variety of bright colours and hold approx 9oz of milk. The only 'problem' with them woudl be that the wierd shape does make it slightly more awkward to clean them, but witha good bottle brush you shoudln't have any problems. I thank the day i bought this wonderful bottle as it has saved me from many many sleepless nights. I believe they currently retail at about £3.50, but as i haven't need to buy him anymore as they are very hardwaring i really couldn't be 100% acturate
For my eldest son I used the Avent bottles as they were supposed to 'prevent' colic, whether they did work or my son didn't have colic I will never know, I can't knock them down for that but the reason I wouldn't buy them again was because they constantly leaked. So when son number two arrived, I got those trendy Heinz angled bottles. They are ergonomic which makes feeding time very confortable for the parent and the angle means that the teat is always full of milk for the baby not to get any air in. I have just read some reviews on these bottles and people are complaining that they leak. Well I thought they did too, and they do: if they are not closed properly:- On the bottle there is a little knob, and on the screw is a very tiny, in fact RIDICULOUSLY tiny little arrow. Once the water and the powder are poured into the bottle and you are ready to close it you need to make the ridiculously tiny little arrow meet the little knob and screw it tight. It won't leak anymore. Sterilising is made more interesting if not a little bit more challenging but they do fit in a standard steriliser and wash well in a dishwasher. I like those bottles mainly because they are ergonomic and I don't get cramps in my hand and arm when feeding the baby. They are easy to screw and unscrew because the screw is partly covered with some easy to grip plastic. I also like the colors they come with.
I can't say I really chose to buy these bottles, when it became clear my baby wasn't going to breastfeed properly I sent my mum out to buy some bottles as I didn't have any. As my son seemed to have quite a lot of wind, and these were also the only slow teat bottles the local chemist had, my mum came back with these. I have to say, his wind does seem to have improved but I couldn't necessarily attribute that to these bottles. The major problem with these bottles is that they leak really easily as the thread to screw the top on isn't very good. I've lost count of the times I've given him his feed and half of it has gone down his front without me noticing as it has leaked from underneath the rim. It usually happens in the middle of the night too, very annoying! All in all, these seem a good idea and if Heinz could make the top fit more easily and securely I would be happier.
These bottles are great for preventing colic and other trapped wind in babies as they are at an angle which stops the baby from taking in so much air during a feed ALLEGIDLY, personally I found them a complete waste of money and would have been better off dangling my baby upside down than giving her these bottles. 1) The teats were so soft that she regularly used to suck them inside out. 2) She still got wind, let's face it, if you've got a windy baby then you've got a windy baby. 3) They leak like no tomorrow, you're forever cleaning up from all the milk spurting out the of the bit between the teat and ring. 4) Just a complete nightmare I'm afraid. Sorry to put such a downer on this product but you've only got one life it's best to be honest.
When I started weaning my son, I thought I would try these angled bottles to help him to learn to feed himself eventually. They are made at an angle and you can buy handles for them too to make it easier for your baby to feed him/herself without breaking their necks to drink from a bottle. They work fairly well too. It makes life a lot easier to feed my son in his highchair as he doesn't need to be tilted right back and ,with the handles, he could learn to feed himself( if he ever wants to!!) The rim and the handles (available separately) and made of the Baby Basics soft plastic and the bottle is easy to handle. The only problem I have found is that they can leak a bit easily, they have markers so you know how much to loosen the lid to let the air in easier but there isn't much of a thread on the lid and it can leak if you're not careful. A very good concept though.
Feeding bottle specially shaped to make it easier to feed in the recommended semi-upright position.