In our trip to Dumaguete over the holidays, BDW and I worried about DW’s bottles. I don’t breastfeed and so I need to always pack DW’s formulas and bottles with us wherever we go. The 3-day trip therefore presented a challenge. We didn’t want to pack all of DW’s bottles because they would mean that we had to bring one more bag for DW’s stuff. We also had to a way to clean and sterilize them at night. We had to ask my lola to set aside a clean caldero for us (we sterilize the old fashioned way) which we know would be a hassle because they were always cooking all the time when we were there.
So, we had to find a way. Luckily, someone we know recommended that we try Avent’s disposable system which used disposable inserts which you could just throw them away when you’ve used them up. We decided to buy one bottle at SM’s Baby Co which already had around 10 free liners. The extra liners were on promo and were on buy 3 take 1. We bought all of them and so we ended up with the Avent Tempo Bottle that came with a number 2 nipple and bpa-free liners and 4 boxes of liners! It was pricey as the bill came close to Php 3,000. Yes ang mahal!! So the question now is, was it worth it?
Let’s look at the bottle. It’s wide and it’s not heavy. A kid DW’s age can still easily grip the bottle.
The nipple and the inserts are securely held by this double hinge in the bottle’s collar.
The inserts are pre-sterilized and are BPA-Free. They also collapse while your kid is drinking milk to prevent air from getting trapped inside the system which would definitely lead to colic (and a seriously grumpy baby). A box of 50 inserts is about Php600. I believe you can reuse the inserts but you can’t sterilize them nor boil them in hot water. But then, you’d be missing the point about a disposable system if you reuse these right?
My verdict? Pricey as it is, this system is a god send when you’re travelling. All we had to do was to wash the nipple, and the bottle in hot water. The inserts are disposable and we just threw them after every use. We have yet to use up the first box of inserts and so we’ve been using them on our weekend trips. We just keep a ziplock bag in our diaper bag to keep the inserts and an extra nipple clean.
When you do decide to buy the system, you might get better deals online (such as Amazon) but all in all this is a great investment if your baby is still feeding from the bottle and you have lots of travelling to do. Thumbs up to Avent!
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