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Dr Brown’s Baby Bottles – The Benefits

Q. Does the Dr Brown’s baby bottle really work?
  A. Yes ! When babies feed they suck liquid from the bottle through the nipple. As the fluent leaves the bottle, publicize enters in through the release into the feed. Our patent inner vent allows the air to enter and directs it to the area above the liquid, keeping the air and the fluid separate. Because there is no vacuum to inhibit the menstruate of liquid, babies can feed at their own footstep. Click hera to see how Dr Brown ‘s Feeding System works .
Q. Why is it good to prevent a vacuum from developing in the bottle?
A. There are two major problems associated with most traditional child bottles : tune and vacuum. Air ingested by babies can cause discomfort, lidless nights and symptoms associated with colic. A vacuum in the bottle can transfer air to a baby ‘s center auricle and can encourage fluid to be drawn in. Traditional and restrictively vent bottles tend to develop vacuums when babies feed from them because babies need to suck increasingly hard to get any liquid from them. Babies seal their lips to the nipple when they nurse, but as the vacuum increases they ingest breeze through a diminished nipple seal. Air enters the bottle through the vent in the nipple and aerates the recipe ; this air is ingested.  

Q. Is that a straw in the Dr Brown’s baby bottle?
A. no it is not a straw, it is a vent tube which is connected to a reservoir, and it ‘s the separate that allows air to enter the bottles and be directed to the sphere above the liquid, keeping the publicize and the liquid break

Usage & Cleaning

Q. Is it necessary to only use Dr Brown’s teats on my Dr Brown’s bottles?
A. Yes. Because the Dr Brown ‘s baby bottle is in full vented it requires a singular nipple. other bottles have a void inside that restricts the flow of liquid, and because of the vacuum the nipple on these bottles tend to have a identical large hole. Using one of these teats on a Dr Brown ‘s baby bottle could result in feeding your baby much excessively flying, possibly causing the baby to choke .
Q. Can I use Dr Brown’s teats on other brands of bottles?
A. Dr Brown ‘s teats are of the highest quality. however they are specifically designed for the Dr Brown ‘s baby bottles and should not be used on other brands of bottles. The Dr Brown ‘s nipple does not have a vacuum operated rim-vent like other brands of bottles. If a Dr Brown ‘s nipple is used on an un-vented bottle the baby may experience feeding difficulties and could experience the discomfort normally described as colic .
Q. What can I do if I have lost a part of the vent?
A. replacement parts are available here – hypertext transfer protocol : //www.drbrowns.co.uk/bottles_accessories/category/cleaning_products_and_accessories/. If you have difficulty finding the substitute parts you need please call our customer service team.

Q. Can I use my Dr Brown’s bottles without the vent?
A. The aristocratic vent in the Dr Brown ‘s Natural Flow Bottle must remain in place. This inner vent system creates 100 % void spare feed that ‘s best for ma and baby. The bottle can not be used without the blue release in position .
however the fleeceable release in the Dr Brown ‘s Options+ Bottle can be removed. Some parents find removing the release a commodious choice when baby ‘s feed becomes more develop. Options+ grows with your baby, allowing you to remove the vent when your pamper develops beyond, or does not experience, feeding problems.
Q . Can the bottle be used to heat formula in the microwave?
A. We do not recommend using a microwave oven to heat the bottle because microwave ovens can create hotspots in milk or convention.

Q. Are Dr Brown’s bottles and components dishwasher safe?
A. Yes, we recommend loading them in the exceed rack of your dishwasher .

Q. Can I sterilise the Dr Brown’s bottles?
A. Yes. Dr Brown ’ s offers a Electric Steam Steriliser or Microwave Steam Steriliser designed specifically for our baby bottles. If using a cold water sterilising system, alone leave them to soak for the recommend time .

Q. Why does my bottle leak?
A. The Dr Brown ‘s bottle is fully-vented, and allows positive-pressure hang, like to breastfeeding. This is essential for the baby to feed without having to suck against a vacuum. Under sealed conditions, the fluent can exit through the vent. For exercise, if the liquid is overheated, the expanding air inside the bottle pushes the liquid through the vent causing escape. Or if the bottle is shaken to mix formula ( which we do not recommend ), the liquid may enter the vent. When liquid gets into the discharge system, it can sometimes leak out around the nipple apprehension. here are some tips to help avoid this .

  • If you heat your bottle with the teat collar securely in place, the liquid will be forced up into the vent as it expands. To avoid this, remove the internal parts (reservoir insert and vent tube) prior to warming. Do not over-tighten the collar.
  • If you use powdered formula and mix it by shaking the bottle, liquid can get into the vent. The solution for this is to mix the formula by stirring it with a spoon rather than by shaking.
  • If you overheat the liquid in the bottle, the vapor will rise and condense in the vent. To prevent this, avoid warming the liquid beyond body temperature.
  • Over-tightening of the collar will also create a pressure build-up. You should twist the collar enough to close.
  • Hold the bottle at a 45-degree angle when feeding your baby. The end of the reservoir tube should be out of the liquid.
  • Please ensure that you have the appropriate level teat for the age of your baby.

Q. What level teat should I use for my baby?
A. While there are historic period recommendations listed for each of our nipple levels, there truly is no right or improper time to change your baby ‘s nipple level. Your pamper will let you know if and when the time comes to change levels. Below are some signs to look for from your child. When you notice any of these signs, it normally means that the baby is not getting a fast adequate run and it is time to move up a horizontal surface. Please remember, if these signs never occur then there is no motivation to change anything .

  • Baby is taking longer to finish eating.
  • Baby becomes fussy or irritated while eating.
  • Baby falls asleep during the feeding

basic long time recommendations are as follows :

  • Level Preemie – Slower flow than level 1. For babies that level 1 seems too fast.
  • Level One – Newborn to 3 Months
  • Level Two – 3 Months+
  • Level Three – 6 Months
  • Level Four – 9 Months+ Designed for thicker substances.
  • Level Y-Cut – 9 Months+ Designed for thicker substances.

Options Bottles with Scalloped Teats and Original Blue Vent Bottles with Flat Teats  
With the Original Blue Vent Natural Flow bottles it is advisable to use only flat based original teats. You can purchase these directly from us on 01538 399541. This process is besides advisable when using the Options bottles with Scalloped base teats .
To determine which manner nipple you have can be seen by looking under the rim of the nipple. As you can see in the photograph below, the Options teats have a scallop basal.

Dr Brown’s Electric Steriliser and Bottle Warmer

Q. How do I operate and clean my Dr Brown ’ s Bottle Warmer ?
A. It is equipped with an internal detector that will mechanically shut the unit off if it gets excessively hot or runs out of water. The display will flash 0 ‘s. The substitution will automatically reset once the unit cools gloomy.

If your bottle warm is not functioning properly, the warming chamber may not be getting enough water from the blue/grey reservoir on the side of the unit. Please check the reservoir and where it connects to the warm to make sure the openings are unobstructed. then perform the de-scaling procedure described below to remove any deposits that may affect warmer performance. last, install a wax urine reservoir and look for 2-3 distinct air bubbles that should travel from the bottom to the top of the reservoir indicating that a small amount of urine has been released into the appliance.

Our De-Scaling instructions remove any limescale deposits and is authoritative to descale every 4 weeks. For best results, please use the follow operation for de-scaling :

Unplug appliance and pour all remaining water out of the Heating Chamber and Removable Water Reservoir. To de-scale, shuffle 2 oz ( 50 milliliter ) of white vinegar with 4 oz ( 100 milliliter ) of coldness water and pour directly into the removable Water Reservoir. then run warming cycles until the reservoir is empty. then unplug appliance and rinse the Heating Chamber and Removable Water Reservoir with clean water.
To clean the bottle ardent reservoir :

  • Fill reservoir with hot, soapy water and let sit for a few minutes to soften/loosen the debris.
  • Remove out all the water.
  • Add two spoonfuls of dry, uncooked, non-instant rice with a spoonful of water and shake vigorously.
  • Rinse well. Repeat if necessary.

Q. How do I operate and clean my Dr Brown ’ s Electric Steriliser ?
A. be certain to pour the water from the measuring cup into the device anterior to plugging the unit in or turning it on. The autoclave has a condom have that will turn off mechanically when the unit runs out of water. If no water exists inside the unit when turning it on, it will not function .

  • It is recommended to use distilled water in this unit.
  • Please wash the bottles and all parts in hot soapy water or top rack of dishwasher prior to placing them in the steriliser

Descaling Instructions
It is important to de-scale this appliance every 4 weeks ( or more frequently if needed ). This process will help ensure that it continues to work by rights and to adequately keep the unit clean .

  • De-scale by utilising a 2:1 ratio, mix 1 oz (30 ml) of white vinegar with 2 oz (60 ml) of cold water and pour directly over the heating element. Turn the unit on, run until the mixture is evaporated and any scaling has been removed. Unplug appliance and rinse the Heating Chamber & Removable Water Reservoir with clean water.

Common Consumer Questions & Answers

Q. Where are your products manufactured?
A. many of our products are made in the United States and some are manufactured in China, Germany and other countries. All of our products undergo across-the-board third-party test. Handi-Craft will remain argus-eyed in monitor and responding to all consumer contacts to ensure that it maintains its commitment to produce innovative and safe products that deserve the faith of parents with infants.

Q. How do I find out what level my teats are?
A. You can find out what level your teats are by looking on the bulb of the nipple, it will be located on the side .
Q. Why is the ink coming off of my bottle?
A. We apologise for any inconvenience you are experiencing. First let me assure you that the ink we use is non-toxic and poses no harm to your child. Please contact our Customer Service team thus we help you further.

Q. How do you ensure that the measurements on your bottles and training cups are accurate?
A. There are variations in liquid measure devices depending on how each manufacturer verifies the initial fluent measurements. Bottle manufacturers have to either develop artwork for printing or they have to engrave a fictile mold to transfer the measurement markings to the bottle or measuring cup. several common problems with measuring cups and baby bottles are :

  • Inaccurate liquid measuring device for calibration
  • Misaligned printing or mis-registered printing
  • Improper engraving of the plastic mold
  • Material shrinkage after the bottle or measuring cup has been exposed to dishwasher cycles, boiling water, sterilisation, etc

To minimise these potential issues, we pre-condition the bottles to reduce the shrinkage before we start the liquid measurement calculations. Water is used for all of the calibration measurements and we measure all the water amounts with a lab graduated cylinder. The water is then poured into the bottle and the height of the water is recorded using a digital micron. This procedure determines placement for the “ milliliter ” or “ oz ” markings on the bottle when different amounts of water are added .
We certify our bottles according to BS EN Standard 14350 5.4.1 and 5.4.2.

Q. What materials are used in your products?
A. The adopt materials are used in manufacturing Dr Brown ‘s products :

Bottle Parts
Plastic Bottle Vessels :
Glass Bottle Vessels :
Borasilic Glass
Caps, collars, travel disks,
change of location caps : Polypropylene
Vent insert : Santoprene –
thermoplastic Rubber
Reservoir tube :
Transparent Polypropylene
Nipples : Silicone

Pacifier Parts
Shield : Polypropylene
Baglet : silicone

Bottle Brush
Handle: Polypropylene & TPE
Suction Base: PVC
Mane: Nylon bristles

Formula Mixing Pitcher

Microwave Steam Sterilizer

Training Cup
Spout: TPE – Thermoplastic Rubber
Handles: Polypropylene
Valve: Silicone

Q. How do I remove stains from products?
A. Plastic bottles and components may become stained from contact with ingredients in formula like iron, or from juices, foods, and cleaning products that contain natural or artificial color. It is improbable that staining will affect performance deoxyadenosine monophosphate retentive as the bottle and parts are in dependable condition.

Some of the advice we get from Mums on this subject admit :

  • White Vinegar – Soak bottle in a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water, and then rinse with cold water. Many stains will disappear following this procedure, which can also eliminate odours.
  • Baking Soda – Juice stains may be removed by putting baking soda and warm water in the bottle and cleaning with a bottle brush. To get rid of sour-milk smell, fill the bottle with warm water, add a teaspoon of baking soda, shake well, and let stand over night.

Q. Why is there water in my Soother?
A. By design, Soothers in general are not hermetically sealed ( air close ). This is to allow breeze bowel movement in and out of the nipple which minimises pressure in the mouth when the baby is sucking. After washing or sterilising, water may remain inside the nipple but will typically evaporate within 24 to 48 hours.

Q. Liquid is not coming out of my training cup or my training cup is leaking.
A. If you are having problems with liquid not coming out of your educate cup, or if the cup is leaking, please try reassembling the cup :

  • Snap the silicone valve to the flat side of the valve disc by pushing the centre piece through the hole.
  • Make sure the outer edge of the silicone valve is completely rolled around the edge of the valve disc.
  • Suck into the soft spout valve to ensure it is properly assembled. It will make a noise; this will tell you it is together properly.
  • Install the valve assembly by pushing it into place on the underside of the spout cap.
  • For the Soft-Spout, make sure the silicone Soft-Spout protrudes through the spout cap.
  • For the Hard-Spout, make sure the silicone Soft-Spout is snugly positioned into the spout cap.
  • Place the handles (if desired) on the cup.
  • Fill cup with liquid for feeding – Hot or carbonated liquids are not recommended.
  • Screw the spout cap on to the cup until snugly fit.
  • Snap lid onto spout cap to keep clean or for travel.

Q. Do your bottles contain BPA?
All of our bottle parts ( hat, nipple, collar, vent insert and vent reservoir ) are interchangeable and are BPA unblock. none of Dr Brown ‘s products have always contained PVC, phthalates, or head.

Parents have come to rely on this patent technology, designed by a doctor, to help reduce colic, burping and wind. In addition, a holocene freelancer analyze found that the technology that eliminates breeze bubbles in our bottles besides helps to preserve the Vitamin C content in the milk more than any other bottle on the marketplace.

All versions of Dr Brown ‘s Natural Flow bottles feature the alone internal vent organization that makes our bottles popular with parents and babies .