Minbie Bottle Review

We was sent this bottle and teats from the Australian designed and owned brand Minbie, I have to admit I have not seen another teat like this, and I was really intrigued to give them a go and see how well Archie liked them. I love the idea of the teats coming in their own plastic case, it means you can keep them clean and protected from dirt if you was to put them in your nappy bag. The bottles are bought on their own with a collar and seal. We was sent the 6oz bottle (£4.50) and 2 sets of 2 teats in 0+ months and 3+ months. They also do them in premature and 6+ months which they all retail at £9.00 which is expensive for 2 teats but worth it in my opinion if you was to do breast and bottle combination feeding, or even if you are unable to breastfeed they work really well just like it says on the website, "For newborns who can not be breastfed, we created Minbie to allow them to bottle-feed with the instinctive breastfeeding technique that they are born with. Your baby can feed intuitively with Minbie with the technique that is developmentally correct that helps release digestive enzymes for proper digestion of the milk." The teats have been well designed to help you breastfeed and bottle feed your baby, the teats even help to strengthen a weak latch so it can also help if you are struggling to breastfeed. When we used these bottles Archie would still except my nipple afterwards, but once we used a Mam dummy and bottle teat he became fussy at the breast which led to us weaning him off of breastfeeding and also personal reasons too. 

The only bad thing I have to say is that 7oz is the biggest bottle size they do, and well Archie is a hungry baby and has been on 8oz since before he was 2 months old so the bottle could only be used for such a small time. Although I am yet to see if the teat will fit on our Mam bottles as he did seem to like the teat and do well with it. Another thing I found was that the lid from the teats was meant to click on to the collar of the bottle so it was like a standard bottle, but I found that it would not stay on properly and would come off easily which wouldn't be good if you put it in your bag. 

Archie got a good latch on the teats and you could see he had a good mouthful, if you are breastfeeding, combination feeding or bottle-feeding I think Minbie bottles and teats are great, they just need to make a bigger sized bottle! Check out the website for more information on them, they are worth looking at if you're unsure on if you want to breastfeed or bottle-feed, or if like me and want to breastfeed to start with and then wean onto a bottle. If we hadn't of already bought our Mam bottles I would of been really keen to buy more, but then we would have the problem of the bottles not being big enough for our hungry baby boy. 

* I was sent these products for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. I was not paid for this. 

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