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06/08/2014 at 20:49
As the title says really! I have decided on a crib rather than a moses basket as I think it's a safer option wito the dogs. I'll use the carrycot for daytime naps.
Bottles wise I'll hopefully mixed feed if I can or breast feed and express. Any recommendations?
Any other must haves in the equiptment stakes?
06/08/2014 at 20:57
Bottles.... I was thinking today about how I'd recommend ours. We introduced a bottle a day at 2 weeks because of my being at work in the mornings. We opted for Mothercare Innosense. I did a fair bit of research and these came out well for 'closest to nipple' rating, along with a couple of others. And she was fine with them. Mixed fed until last week and now she's on formula. Mothercare had a good deal for a 'beginner kit' with bottles, teats, steriliser, bottle warmer etc.
However, the bottle carrier didnt keep a bottle warm at all. And we've never used the bottle warmer. We tend to make bottles as we go so it's generally cooling in a jug with water & ice cubes, rather than being heated up :)
06/08/2014 at 21:40
I love Mams bottles and have this crib www.pramcentre.co.uk/.../14959.
06/08/2014 at 21:44
Another vote for MAM bottles, we love them. But I never really got to grips with breast feeding so I'm not sure how good they are for combination feeding.
We just got a cheap crib from Kiddicare, the mattress doesn't seem that great but S sleeps just fine, I don't think she's fussy!
07/08/2014 at 03:39
07/08/2014 at 06:58
We successfully mix fed with mam bottles. I like that you don't need a separate steriliser for them. A friend whose little one struggled with colic used dr browns and really rates them.
We had the mamas and papas breeze crib which rocks and it was fine.
07/08/2014 at 09:03
I'm not speaking from experience yet, but through recommendations from others we've opted for Dr Browns Bottles.
My brother's little baby boy had a nightmare with colic and they moved him over to Dr Browns Bottles and saw a big improvement - it took a little while as baby had to get used to the slightly different workings of the bottle/teat so using them from the beginning/first time of bottle feeding would help this.
We've got a Cotbed and moses basket, on a rocking stand from Mothercare.
07/08/2014 at 09:16
We use MAM bottles too and they're great. I tried to tommee tippee ones when O's colic was awful and I started stressing that maybe the bottles weren't right for him and I'm with Imp, he was getting more air than milk!
I was always going to try DrBrowns but after going back to the MAM ones I knew they were working and just never got round to trying anything else.
Crib wise we have this -
It's a lovely crib and he gliding motion was nice rather than it actually swinging.
07/08/2014 at 11:45
Can't recommend a crib because we used a moses basket but we use the Medela Calma bottles and they have been fab with regards colic/reflux. But they are designed for use with breast milk so, if you switch to formula, then it is best to use the ready made stuff with them. They are expensive but there is usually one included when buying a medela breast pump so you could trial it if you buy that brand of pump (which is what we did and found them to be much better than the nuk ones we were using). I didn't ever mix feed using these bottles but a baby's bottle preference is so individual anyway. Tommee Tippee CTN ones were awful with regards colic/reflux.
07/08/2014 at 13:23
BF didn't take off for us with O so purely from a formula POV but TT ones were crap as others have said and contributed a lots to his colic (they also leaked a lot around the outside of the teat I found). We switched to Avent which we found much better. We'very bought a new batch of avent for this baby too.
We didn't use a crib last time round (moses and cotbed instead) but this time we've a borrowed crib for our room ...just a basic swinging one. We'll use moses downstairs
07/08/2014 at 21:31
Our crib was the Kiddicare crib. There are two, we got the one with the fan shape at the ends! £45 I believe...
LOVE the crib she's been in it from day one and we got her cot bed on Sunday and I'm hoping it'll make the transition easier when she goes into it next month!
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