As mentioned in our previous post “It’s an Avent Event” We were lucky to get a first glance at their new Philips Avent Natural Range.
We were really surprised to discover that it had been 25 years since they had redesigned their bottles. We were both familiar with the Avent range due to C having a younger sibling she used to help feed with the classic range and myself having a niece who used Avent bottles.
The new Natural range claims to help bottle feeding more natural and suitable for parents who are breastfeeding.
Since C decided she would be giving breastfeeding a go once baby arrives we felt these bottles looked ideal for us. C suffers with a growth deficiency in one breast which resulted in several surgery attempts to correct it. This means we are unable to know if she can breastfeed from this breast or not. We decided that to help remove worries of being able to feed from one breast by expressing and combining bottle feeding with breastfeeding.
Avent have tested the bottles and have claimed that babies are more likely to accept their new teats instantly. Which puts our minds at ease slightly as we were worried if baby would take both bottle and breast.
The new teats are shaped to resemble a breast and are very soft and pliable. They also have a twin valve which prevents air going back into baby’s tummy. We were also informed that they wouldn’t collapse in on themselves when sucked on. Which we noticed happened to previous teats C’s sibling used.
The bottles are slightly slimmer than previous models and feel nicer to grip, which we could see little hands holding easier.
We also like the look of the new breast pump. It’s angled slightly different to the previous model to allow for comfort when expressing. It also has the petal shapes exhibited on the bottle teats which purpose is to massage the breast to assist in expressing. We liked this idea as we think it could help C to express from her sensitive breast.
Overall we are really impressed with the Philips Avent Natural Range. The true test will be once our baby arrives.
*we received a breast pump and two bottles for review
We were recently incredibly lucky to be invited by Philips Avent to an event they were running to talk about a new product they are launching.
This was our first event we had attended and to call us both shy would be an understatement. We arrived a little bit early as we are both a bit obsessed with getting to places on time. Though I’m sure that will go right out the window when our Lil Monkey makes its arrival.
We noticed how at ease everyone else seemed as we were offered a drink and nibbles. I think in these situations having a baby would help as you’re much more approachable than two wide eyed fresh faced women looking like they’ve just stepped into a hidden underworld.
We started to relax a bit and got talking with a lady from Avent who made us feel very comfortable. After several glasses of orange we got ushered into a small screening room to watch a PowerPoint presentation about the new Range being launched. We then got treated to a light lunch of corporate sandwiches, which was great as we were both very hungry.
After washing our sandwiches down, with yet more orange juice, we got ushered back in to the screening room to watch the new movie What To Expect When You’re expecting. A lovely touch was the popcorn they had prepared for us all.
The film was very funny and there were definite laugh out loud moments and lots of nodding in sympathy to several of the characters. It was the most interesting cinema viewing I’ve ever had. I must say I’ve never watched a movie on the screen with several babies and toddlers in the room. It certainly added to the atmosphere.
On our way out we received a fantastic free gift pack full of goodies including some products from the fab Philips Avent New Natural range. Which we will be reviewing in a separate post.
We would like to thank the lovely @simply_hayley on twitter for recommending us to Philips.
*our travel costs were reimbursed and a free gift pack with products plus lunch were provided.