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Philips AVENT SCF281/90 Bottlefeeding Set
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- Great-value set with everything you need to start feeding your baby
- Includes a microwave steam steriliser, bottles, digital thermometer set, milk powder dispenser, milk storage cups and more
- All Philips AVENT products are interchangeable--as the baby grows, bottles can be transformed into training cups and storage containers
- Bottles and milk-storage cups are compatible with Philips AVENT breast pumps
- Perfect for yourself or as a gift for a new mum
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The Philips AVENT SCF281/90 Bottlefeeding Set is a great value set with everything you need to start feeding your baby.
The lightweight Philips AVENT Microwave Steriliser holds up to 4 AVENT bottles and fits most microwaves. This Philips steriliser is compact, making it convenient for when you're travelling with baby.
The Philips AVENT Classic Newborn Bottle Starter Set includes all you need to begin bottle feeding. The Classic bottle is designed to work with your baby's natural feeding rhythm. The teat helps your baby to control milk as she would do at the breast, making it easy to feed with a bottle only, or combine bottle and breastfeeding. Philips AVENT bottles are clinically proven to reduce painful colic and discomfort after feeding.
The Philips AVENT SCF135/06 Milk Powder Dispenser makes feeding baby when you're out, simple and convenient. This Dispenser holds up to three pre-measured doses of milk powder, enough for three feeds.
Also included in this feeding set are the Philips AVENT SCF612/10 VIA Breast Milk Storage Cups, which attach to all Philips AVENT Breast Pumps and teats--express into, store and feed from the same container. The leak-proof, twist-on lids ensure safe storage in the fridge or freezer and easy transport.
Get a measurement of your baby's temperature, without upsetting your baby. The Philips AVENT Baby Soother Thermometer Set, suitable for newborns and babies of all ages, includes a soother with an in-built digital thermometer, plus a standard digital tip thermometer.
Pregnancy and early parenthood is an exciting and challenging time, when it's good to know there is expert advice on hand to help take care of you and your baby. Since 1984, Philips AVENT has been designing and manufacturing products that are inspired by nature and have been developed through extensive research and clinical trials.
1 x Microwave steriliser
1 x Measuring jug
1 x Tongs
2 x 9oz/260ml PP Bottles
2 x 4oz/125ml PP Bottles
1 x Milk Powder Dispenser
1 x Bottle & Teat Brush
1 x Soft, flexible tip digital thermometer
1 x Soother with inbuilt digital thermometer
1 x AVENT Freeflow Soother
10 x Pre-sterilised VIA cups (180ml)
10 x VIA lids
2 x VIA adaptors
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So, I am a fully paid up member of the Avent fan club. The annoying thing about buying new baby stuff is, there are so many products and variations, it's hard to tell which ones are right for you. I have to say when it comes to baby stuff I tend to subscribe to the idea that you work with whatever you have to hand, and the baby fits in, but when this kit came up for review, I thought I'd take a look, to see whether it offered value for money.
This kit comes with a set of four bottles (2*125ml and 2*260ml) and a bottle brush. These retail at £26 (but are £10 on Amazon at the time of writing (ATW)). You are almost certainly going to need more bottles than this.
Next, thermometers. In the box, you get two thermometers and a 'soother' (dummy:- 'soother' sounds nicer but nobody outside of the marketing department calls them this). One thermometer is a standard electronic thermometer, and the other is incorporated into a 'soother'. I think the soother is a nice idea, but far from essential, particularly if you don't use soothers for your baby. This pack retails at £28 but is available on Amazon ATW at £19.50. You can purchase standard electronic thermometers for as little as £1.65 on Amazon.
The microwave steriliser is a nice piece of kit. It holds four bottles and is easy to use. It's lightweight and sturdy and therefore portable, so good for travelling. For short stay trips, I think I would probably still use the microwaveable bottles, as they take up less room, but if you are going to based in the same place for a few days this steriliser is a handy thing to have. It has the advantage of being smaller than the electric sterilisers, and can live in your microwave, so wont clutter small kitchens. This retails at £24 but ATW is available for £18.
Milk powder dispenser. As we are using EBM I haven't used this one, but it appears to be a standard design. It's essentially just a box, but they do make life easier. RRP £5 Amazon price ATW £3.50.
The 10 VIA storage cups are for storing EBM in, but can be used afterwards for baby food. They are sturdy and designed for use with Avent breast pumps. My wife tends to express directly into bottles and pour into disposable bags if we want to freeze some for longer term storage. So whilst they are handy, they are far from essential. These retail at £9.50 but are currently available for £9. Lanisoh storage bags are £7.45 for 50, but can be terrifyingly fiddly to use (see previous observations on crying over spilt breast milk.)
So all in all, this is a nice looking functional kit, but I wouldn't class a lot of it as essential. You're going to need a steriliser and the one provided is a good one. The bottles are great but you're going to need more. Everything else are merely nice to haves.
Value for money-wise. The pack retails at £93, but as I write Amazon are selling at £75. Bought individually, the pieces's RRPs total £92.50. Purchased separately from Amazon, ATW, the price is £60, which is not, as Amazon are advertising 'saving £££' but in fact costing you £15. That's ignoring the fact nearly £20 of the pack is for thermometers you could pick up much more cheaply elsewhere. So, whilst the individual components are good and well made, this set does not represent good use of your hard earned pounds. Save yourself some money and spend the difference on cute baby-grows. You won't regret it.
The steriliser is simple enough - if you can microwave a ready meal, you can use this! There is a thermometer dummy/pacifier and a stick thermometer which both seem to be accurate. Then there is an assortment of storage containers, cleaning brush and cups for use with the Advent breast pump (sold separately).
Everything is well built and I can't really fault it, but the problem with a bundle like this is that there are inevitably some things that you could do without, but the inclusion of the items pushes the price up. Likewise, there are some parts that are a good idea, but you probably already have something in the house that will do the trick. eg The powder milk storage container - it is just an airtight container!
The cost of this pack has see-sawed in the 70-90 GBP range. Even at the lowest price bracket I really think that it is cost prohibitive. This whole pack falls down on value for money.
Don't fall for the glamour and glitz of a fancy pack, especially as it looks like a good gift idea. I would recommend buying the components that you know that you will need and use. You will save money and avoid waste.
- Sterliser is a good size and should fit into most microwaves. The plastic feels quite sturdy. One point to note is that it can only max. 4 bottles (other Avent products hold up to 6)
- It has 2 sets of bottle sizes (4 bottles in total). Note that the bottles are suitable for newborns, you will need to get different teats for older babies
- There are actually 2 thermometers, which I didn't realise when ordering - 1 is a standard one, the other is very clever - essentially a dummy with a thermometer at the end!
- The kit provides some equipment for breastfeeding (pump not included), although if you don't use the VIA storage cups then they are actually good quality and would be good for general storage (which I'm sure will come in handy). They have screw-on lids and can be put in the freezer as well
- There are other items as well, a powder-milk measuring cup (holds 3 measures), some tongs, cleaning brush, etc.
We got this kit as it covered all of the basic items needed, Philips have obviously thought of the essential things needed and as it's part of the Avent range, it all fits together quite nicely. Overall a very comprehensive kit - the only thing missing is the breast pump (if you're planning on expressing); but it makes sense not to include it to keep the cost down for those not breastfeeding.
Also worth noting that it's meant to be good for babies with colic, although we've been lucky in this aspect so far (no need to use!).
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Though I haven't checked it out I've seen that its cheaper to buy these items separately...Read more