As promised here's my review on the Nuby and Avent bottles.
Gusto ko lang ipaalam sa inyong lahat that this review is solely based on my experience with these two bottles. I will tell you what I like and don't like about them. Kayo na lang ang mag-pick =)
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Here's one of our Nuby bottles.
For the Nuby Website:
"Nothing is better for your newborn than a Natural Touch™. The SoftFlex™ Natural Nurser is designed to make breastfeeding and bottle feeding work better together. It features the new Nûby™ Breast Size Nipple which closely mimics the natural shape, feel, and function of a mother’s breast helping to ease the transition from breastfeeding to bottle feeding. Superior anti-colic valves in the base of the nipple help prevent colic, and soft nubs on the surface massage baby’s gums. Additionally, this bottle is made from a high grade of Poly Propelene material which is 100% Bisphenol A FREE and is fully interchangeable with the SoftFlex™ Silicone system."
The Nuby bottle is 100% BPA free. BPA is not good for people. You can read about it here. Tamad ako to explain hahaha! Baka magnose-bleed ako eh.
Aside from that I like that the measurement label in the bottle is parang embossed to the bottle. Hindi siya nabubura.Challenging nga lang sa gabi basahin if you're putting breastmilk or water in it in a dimly lit room.
What I like best in Nuby bottles is the nipple design. Ang pinaka-kalaban niyo kasi when you give birth (for me) is colic. Imagine, puyat na puyat ka na, pagod na pagod pa, then in the middle of the night, your baby won't stop crying. Halo halo na diyan ang feeling niyo ng frustration and nerbyos. Usually daw, babies cry at night because they have air in their tummies. They get this when they bottle feed. You HAVE to choose bottles that prevent colic. Yung tipong pinag-isipan ng mga manufacturers ang design before siya gawin.
Also, there such thing as nipple confusion in infants. Nalilito sila because the shape of their mommy's nipples is different from the bottle nipple so it's best if you get a feeding bottle that has a nipple that mimics that of the mommies.
The Nuby bottle nipples have Anti-Colic Vents and Flexing Action. For the Nuby website again:
"Anti-Colic Vents: The superior anti-colic vents in the nipple allow air to enter the bottle preventing a vacuum building up. This vents the bottle and allows your baby to feed continuously, reducing the risk of wind and painful colic.
Flexing Action: The soft feel and natural shape of the nipple gently flexes and elongates like mom’s breast. This allows your baby to position the teat at the correct angle for feeding and mimic the natural action of breastfeeding."
A Nuby bottle costs less than 500 pesos. It's a lot less expensive than that of our Avent bottles.
One thing lang also that I noticed is that after a while, the color of the bottle turns from transparent to parang light yellowish color. Anika's Nuby bottles turned like that after like 2 years of usage.
Anyways, our Avent bottles naman, I bought them immediately right after I knew that I was pregnant. Wala pa akong alam nun. I just read and heard from my fellow mommy friends na eto daw ang chuchal na bottle. Bottle pang mayaman. Pak! Bili naman ang loka loka.
Kaya pala bottle ng mga mayaman because it costs more that Php 1,000 for one bottle! Sombrero's eyes almost popped out of their sockets.
ALVIN: Ang mahal naman niyan Babe!
ME: Wag ka na magreklamo. Wag mong tipirin ang first baby natin. Eto daw ang magandang milk bottle.
I bought the starter kit and then some 8 oz bottles afterwards.
The Avent bottles are 100% BPA free and anti-colic also. Malamang no. Ang mahal niya eh. The honey colored ones were the ones I bought initially.
Ang reklamo ko lang dito is that there is a right way of closing the bottle otherwise, milk will spill out all over the place when you shake it! It's kinda hard to close the bottle if you're new at it. May technique siya. So ang sarap niyang itapon during those puyatan nights when you have to prepare milk then the milk will spill out on you when you try to shake it. Orrrrr.. sometimes the milk spills on Anika when I give it to her.
Although, after a while, you'll get a hang of it na naman.
Ako lang ba ang naka-experience nun or kayo din? Please do tell.
The measurement labels do not fade for these expensive bottles. Eto yung mga honey colored bottles. We had this bottle for quite some time already and it looks good as new =)
We tried buying the cheaper Avent bottles. This one, if I remember correctly, costs less than Php 500.
It's made of a different kind of plastic. The honey colored Avent bottle is mas matigas compared to this white, translucent Avent bottle. Although, this one does not spill because there's this thing you put on the mouth of the bottle (adapter ring ata tawag dun) before you screw the nipple on.
Yun lang, the label fades.
To conclude, if money is not a problem, I suggest you invest in Avent bottles. Buy the honey colored ones because based on my experience they're more durable. I checked Avent's website and found out that they already have the nipples like that of Nuby's.
Pero if you want to be more practical, the Nuby bottle is for you. The bottle design is a lot cuter, me thinks. It's also a lot more affordable that the Avent bottles. Ako, eto na ang binibili ko lagi. Yun lang, it's more difficult to look for Nuby bottles. I see these in some Rustan's baby section, S&R and in Youj&Me store in Greenbelt 5.
There you go. I hope this help you young and soon to be mommies out there! =)