Breastfeeding, Bottles and Sterilisers

ottle feeding has long been the preserve of chemists and supermarkets but it doesn’t have to be so! Not only are there feeding bottles to sell, but also teats, bottle warmers and sterilisers!

Since 1989, there has been a ban on advertising baby bottles and teats in order to promote breastfeeding. This means that getting information on bottle feeding is not easy. Parents have to rely on advice given by midwives and health visitors or by asking retailers – an opportunity but it does mean retailers need knowledge about the various features. Most bottles are made of polycarbonate but there are concerns about Bisphenol A – often referred to as BPA – a chemical found in polycarbonate. Most suppliers are now using alternatives and advertising them as BPA-free.

These days most women are encouraged to breast feed and there are a number of products from cushions to speciallised clothing, out there to help them do so. Again this is a field where knowledge of what's useful and what's not can only be gained by talking - to friends and family, yes, but also to retailers.

ClevaMama® ClevaScoop®

Laboratory tested and proven, the ClevaScoop® prepares the most accurate feed for baby, saving parents time, money and most of all, patience!

Now they can safely reduce the health risks associated with over or underfeeding a baby by simply using the ClevaScoop®.

Whilst we support and recommend breastfeeding there are situations when bottle feeding is a necessity so that’s why ClevaMama® worked with the world renowned Moorepark* Research and Innovation Centre throughout the development of the ClevaScoop® to make mothers life a bit easier.

The patented ClevaScoop® was developed in collaboration with the world's leading infant formula research lab and is proven to be more accurate when tested against all other formula scoops.

Features include:

  • No more counting formula scoops!!
  • Accurate and safe. Eliminates miscounting of scoop and steam clogged scoops
  • Compatible with most leading brands of infant formulas from 0-12 months
  • BPA-free

One easy scoop action is all it takes to prepare baby's bottle the right way every time.

Using the ClevaScoop® is easy: use the dial-action to set the scoop to the size feed being prepared and make a bottle with confidence. The spatula/ funnel lets parents level off the feed and pour it into the bottle. No waste, no mess, no worries.

*Moorepark is one of the world's most reputable knowledge centres on infant formula, working with the world’s leading brands of infant formula and the WHO to ensure excellence through innovation.

RRP: £9.49

+353 1 8770724

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Bibs that will make a parent's day

Make My Day multipurpose bibs are sure to stand out thanks to the original designs. These bibs bring the fun factor to the table with designs including a sheriff for cowboy fans and cute bowtie design for special occasions.

Not to mention the range of animals including a pretty owl, cute penguin and a playful monkey. The super cool designs inspired by imaginative play and dressing up will be a hit for every family!

Designed with parents and children in mind, Make My Day bibs are stylish and extremely functional for little ones’ mealtimes. Made from soft, 100% BPA free silicone, the new Make My Day bibs are stain resistant, dishwasher safe and include a built-in crumb catcher to help catch all food spills.

An easily adjustable strap makes the new bibs suitable for all little ones from six months up to three years so they are a practical feeding accessory for not only weaning but feeding throughout the early years.

Packaged beautifully – and with a price under £15 – these bibs also make ideal gifts.

RRP: £14.99 Available from:

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Dr Brown's provides Options™ to battle colic

Colic is a common ailment. Despite its frequency it remains a poorly understood condition, affecting up to one in five babies and is very distressing for both baby and parent, which can have a huge impact on the family life!

Dr Brown's Options™ anti-colic baby bottles have a unique feeding system that grows with baby and helps alleviate the symptoms of windy colic.

Traditional and restrictive vented bottles tend to develop vacuums because babies must suck progressively harder on the one hole in the bottle to obtain the liquid. This causes teat collapse and baby has to stop feeding. Air enters the bottle when the teat reflates; this air is ingested and can cause colicky symptoms.

The unique Dr Brown's internal vent eliminates the vacuum and air bubbles in the feed, so helping reduce colic and burping. Parents will never experience teat collapse. We recommend keeping the vent system in place to experience the full health benefits synonymous with Dr Brown’s bottles. Without the vent, Options provides a feeding experience similar to most teat-vented bottles. This teat venting creates a controlled flow, offering babies an easy and convenient way to feed at their own pace. Ideal for when baby's feeding has become more developed or parents just want the convenience of a teat vented bottle.

Dr Brown's Options™ is the first convertible bottle that can be used with or without the green vent system - two vent options, one proven bottle.

Bottles come in different sizes including 60ml preemie, 150ml and 270 ml and the range also includes a Deluxe Starter Kit, range of Gift Sets, including attractive colours and designs. Dr Brown’s also offer a range of sterilisers, bottle warmers, soothers and teethers and feeding cups.

For further information, please contact Dr Brown’s on: 01538 399 541 or e-mail

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Going from breast to bottle is just a twist and shake

The Swedish brand, Twistshake, prides itself on developing products that are simple and safe to use, yet also offer a contemporary, appealing design.

Twistshake bottles make the transition from breastfeeding to bottle feeding both smooth and safe, the anti-colic teat and mixer net make sure there are no longer unwanted interruptions during meal-time caused by clogs by creating an even flow.

To Twistshake, functionality does not mean that you have to ignore aesthetic value and they have won a number of design and functionality awards particularly for their best-selling anti-colic baby bottles. The bottles come in a wide range sizes for different age groups and are available in six different colours.

Hippychick supply a wide range of Twistshake bottles, sippy cups and pacifiers as well as their very popular new tableware range.

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Any bottle, any lid with Pura

Choosing bottles for a family can be challenging. Parents want the safest products but they also want them to be easy to use, environmentally progressive and of course cost effective. With Pura you can finally have it all!

SAFETY: As the ONLY 100% plastic-free bottle line and the ONLY bottles to be NonToxic Certified by MADESAFE, Pura is the proven safety leader.

VALUE: Our patented lid system allows our bottles and cups to evolve with the changing needs of a family. Re-purposed bottles can be used for years instead of months by simply replacing the silicone top as the child grows.

SIMPLE: We offer traditional and PuraTherma™ insulated bottles in six sizes from 5oz to 28oz and five fully compatible 100% plastic-free silicone lid types. Grab any bottle, any collar, any silicone top, and choose a sleeve color to satisfy mood or activities.

GREEN: Why is it that parents are constantly forced to buy new bottles as their children mature? This “built-in” over consumption is not only expensive but contributes to environmental issues around the world.

MODERN: Everything you see from Pura is unique to Pura because we design each and every product to be the best in its category.

Mumsnet awarded the Pura Kiki Infant Bottle the title of ‘Best Sustainable Baby Feeding Bottle 2017’
One Life... One Bottle™

Independently certified to be 100% BPA-free, 100% EA-free, 100% phthalate-free, 100% PVC free

Exclusive UK Distributors: 2012 Ltd

Tel: (01202) 303777

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Comfortable feeding with Bshirt

The multi-award winning Bshirt is a feeding vest that allows mothers to express their own style and feel like themselves again by converting their pre-pregnancy clothes to be breastfeeding friendly.

With the Bshirt there is no need for mums to buy a new breastfeeding wardrobe for short term use.

The idea is to wear the Bshirt under regular clothing and pull the outer layer of clothing such as a blouse, dress, jumper etc up or down to feed in. The Bshirt can also be worn on its own because it looks just like a normal vest. It’s ethically made with super soft organic cotton making it great to wear in the day and also at nightime. A customer survey found that 83% of women felt more confident breastfeeding in front of others while wearing their Bshirt. Available in sizes 6-20 and in six colours, with more colours and styles due for launch this summer.

“I've always breastfed in public and it wasn't until I wore the Bshirt that I realised how self-conscious I'd become. The Bshirt helps me to relax and feel confident - it's so much easier and I'm loving wearing my own clothes again!” - Jennie P

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Nominated for several awards already this year, the Mumba Bra® continues to be a hit with breastfeeding mums

With an outstanding 100% of mums saying that they would recommend the Mumba Bra® to another mum, this bra is loved when tried and tested.

Made using luxuriously soft advance 4-way stretch fabric, the Mumba Bra® supports mums from pregnancy through to nursing. Providing perfect everyday comfort as it adjusts with a mums’ changing body.

Its additional design features brings innovation into the standard maternity bra, by incorporating three unique features to aid successful breastfeeding for both mum and baby.

These include:

  • The unique Mumba® clasp, which helps mums simply track which breast to feed baby from next. 
  • The BabyFocus® print, which uses an original black and white sensory pattern, to stimulate, calm and focus baby whist feeding.
  • The drop cup, which opens to reveal a modesty panel to provide mums with an effective way to feed discreetly and confidently in public.
  • The Mumba Bra® seamlessly transitions from an everyday support bra to a comfortable sleep bra and a breastfeeding aid bra to support mums when they need it most.

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