Great to see that you’ve purchased our Advanced Anti-Colic Bottle Teats. To help you get started and to keep your product working effectively, we’ve added all the guidance you should need within this area, as well as some handy hints and tips and troubleshooting advice.
Can I put bottles and teats in the dishwasher?
Of course! Pop them on the top shelf though. As with all white and clear plastic things they can get a bit stained and yucky-looking in the dishwasher (blame that bolognese sauce or carrot soup you had last night). If they do get discoloured there's nothing to worry about - they're perfectly safe, they just don't look as inviting!
Why is my teat collapsing when my baby is feeding?
The Advanced Anti-Colic Teat's round dome valve, which fits onto the bottom of the venting tube is very sensitive as it is made of specially designed silicone material. This can sometimes stick together when not used for periods of time or before first use. To ensure the slit in the dome valve is open you should wash all parts in warm soapy water, rinse in clean water and sterilise.
Reassemble your bottle as per the instructions. When assembling your bottle it is important that you check the valve at the base of the stem by holding it to the light to check that the slit in the silicone has not sealed closed. If it has sealed closed, pull apart gently between your fingers to re-open. If the valve has sealed closed your bottle will not vent properly.
When will my baby be ready for a faster teat?
There's no single answer to this as every baby is totally different. We do a medium flow teat which most babies are ready for at around 3 months, and a fast flow teat which is usually best from around 6 months. Another option is to consider our variflow teats which have an X cut at the end so your baby can dictate flow rate. Most babies will let you know in their own way when they're ready to feed more quickly.
How long do teats last?
Our bottles will last as long as your baby needs them but teats take a little more hammering and should be changed regularly. We suggest to switch your teats for new ones every 2-months.
Can I use Closer to Nature Teats on Advanced Anti-Colic Bottles?
The simple answer is no, and we’re really sorry about that. Most of our products are made with interchangeable parts to make life as simple as possible. But the Easi-Vent teats have a built-in air valve, and wouldn’t work properly on our Anti-Colic Bottles.