For a first time parent, when it comes time to think about the “feeding” options for an arriving newborn, and how to properly accomplish the task with success, having all the right bottles, pumps, nipples, warmers, sterilizers, etc… It can be very overwhelming. Sure, you see lots of ads and brand names may sound familiar, but you really don’t know what is going to work and/or be right for the baby until you can actually try the various methods and products for feeding! In my case, I did a little research and thought about what bottles I had seen a lot of my friends and people in general using – you start to pay a lot more attention to all this stuff when you’re pregnant, and the brand that stuck out to me, was the Philips AVENT line of bottles. My original intent had been to breastfeed and pump (didn’t work out that way, save that for another post), and as I was filling up my registry and doing my research, I opted to go with Philips AVENT products. Luckily, my child accepted those bottles and nipples, so I didn’t have to go through a round robin of brands and products to see what would work…so yes, I would definitely recommend the line!
And — now, the #1 brand recommended by moms worldwide is adding some fun to feeding-time, by offering their Philips AVENT Natural Bottle in new designs! The special edition Philips AVENT Natural Bottle “Elephant Designs” are available exclusively at Walmart. I love the simple, yet cute designs with what I assume are a Mommy and Baby elephant pair. You may think you don’t need “bottle style,” and in all practicality, it doesn’t affect function. However, when you’re washing and looking at what seems like an endless line of bottles, a cute design can certainly add “fun” to the mix! It’s also nice for your little one to gaze at friendly faces while they feed, which is very often. Plus, if you’re out and about, it’ll be easier to spot these bottles in a crowd! 😉 The “Elephant Designs” come in a blue/green combo or pink/purple.
The Philips AVENT Natural Bottle offers a natural way to bottle feed, with a breast-shaped nipple, making it a good choice to combine with breastfeeding. Here’s more great info, specific to the Philips AVENT Natural Bottle…with or without the designs…
- Wide ‘breast-like’ shape makes it easy for baby to latch-on
- Unique comfort petals inside nipple increase softness and flexibility without nipple collapse
- Extra soft, flexible nipple shape mimics mom’s real breast shape
- Advanced anti-colic system with innovative twin valve allows air into the bottle – not baby’s tummy*
- BPA Free
- Available in polypropylene
- Ergonomic shape makes it easy to hold in any direction – even for baby’s tiny hands
- Interchangeable with most Philips AVENT feeding products
- Fewer parts make it simple to use and easy to clean