Yes, glass bottles are very hygienic and are perfectly safe to feed your baby with as long as they are handled and used correctly. The key benefits of glass over plastic are a higher level of hygiene and durability. Glass bottles are more hygienic than plastic because plastic bottles are more prone to scratches inside the bottle, caused by brushes etc. and these scratches can present an ideal ground for residues and germs. It becomes visible when you put carrot juice into a bottle that has been used for a longer period or when the plastic becomes less shiny. Glass bottles are also less likely to lose their shape after significant use.
All b&h Glass Bottles are made of pharmaceutical grade glass which is thicker than normal glass bottles in order to minimise the risk of breakage. However, glass bottles are not suitable for children that are self-feeding or for those who like to hold the bottle themselves not only due to safety reason but also the weight of the bottle. You must never use metal to stir a glass bottle as this can cause hairline cracks which can result in a fracture when hot feed is poured in.
b&h Glass Feeding Bottles is made in France and made of SGD pharmaceutical grade glass that has promising quality. The glass is thicker than normal glass bottles, which is not easy to be broken. More importantly, you may equip a b&h protecting sleeve on our Glass Feeding Bottles.
The b&h NeoStyle Silicone Bottles is an advanced version of the original b&h Silicone Bottles. Both of them are made of 100% food grade silicone and BPA free with anti-colic design teats. The difference between two bottles is on the neck. b&h Silicone Bottles have wide-neck design while b&h NeoStyle Silicone Bottles have ultra wide-neck design. The ultra wide-neck teats are specially designed to be softer and not easy to collapse. It also adapts perfectly to baby's palate and is especially well accepted by breastfed babies. Moreover, ultra wide-neck design makes the bottles easier to clean.
Yes, all Feeding Bottles can be frozen, which means you can use them to safely store breast milk in the freezer. However it is recommended that frozen breast milk is used within 6 months of freezing.
Most b&h Bottles come with various size teats with different feeding speed. And, we do offer replacement teats with independent packages. In this case, we would suggest using the teat with a low feeding speed as it will reduce the amount of feed and the speed at which it flows out of the bottle. Low feeding speed teats are particularly suitable for young babies and thin liquids such as breast milk or water.
Both of them have their benefits and it is possible to switch between the two materials. Silicone Teats are made from a synthetic material and tend to be more durable than Latex, they are less affected by temperature, exposure to sunlight or fatty foods.
Latex is a natural material which can age more quickly; exposure to direct sunlight for example will cause a Latex Teat to age and thus they should be stored carefully. The natural ageing is however a good indicator as to when the Teat needs to be replaced.
For hygiene reasons it is recommended that all teats, regardless of whether they are silicone or latex, should be replaced after 3 months or earlier if bite marks or cracks become apparent.
Silicone is a durable material without smell and taste. Silicone are harder than latex, which they are not afraid of sunlight and do not change the taste of food. You can boil them without fear of damage because they are able to resist heat up to 200℃. That is why they are recommended for babies who have no teeth yet.
More importantly, Silicone is the absence of allergies to Silicone in infants. In contrast to Latex, Silicone keeps shape well and retains elasticity long enough. It does not absorb odors and is easy to care for.
b&h Latex Teats are made from rubber milk (latex), a natural raw material that is susceptible to ageing. Becoming ‘sticky’ or ‘swelling’ are the typical signs of ageing that can appear after approximately 4 weeks of use. The fat content in food and exposure to direct light or high temperatures can accelerate the ageing process. To avoid ageing it is recommended that latex teats are stored carefully away from direct light and high temperatures and then replaced after 3 months of use.
Yes, latex is a natural material which can change colour/appearance slightly after being sterilised, however this does not adversely affects the performance or function of the teats. White discolouration is a sign of water absorbance, once dry the teat will return to its original golden yellow colour.
Silicone is a synthetic material which may become discoloured when it is exposed to heat and UV rays. This may appear as a slight yellowish tinge, but it is assured that there is no detrimental effect on human health and will not impact the form or functionality of the teat. As with all teats, including silicone and latex, it is suggested replacing them once signs of wear, such as bite marks, swelling or stickiness, become apparent or after 3 months use for hygiene purposes.
This is the Air Flow System of b&h Teats. The Air Flow System is a small circle valve which allows air to flow into the bottle through a vent, stopping baby swallowing air and helping to prevent colic.
b&h Teats are available in Size S (for children aged 0-3 months*), Size M (for children aged 3-6 months*), Size L (for children aged 6-12 months*) and Size XL (for children aged 12-18 months*). There is a choice of different feed holes to ensure a consistent natural flow regardless of the consistency of the feed: Small for thin liquids such as breast milk, Medium for formula milk and Large for thicker feeds.
*Please note that the age range specified is only a recommendation and may vary by child.
Yes, this is embossed on the base of the teat itself. Size S for children aged 0-3 months*, Size M for children aged 3-6 months*, Size L for children aged 6-12 months* and Size XL for children aged 12-18 months*.
*Please note that the age range specified is only a recommendation and may vary by child.
Children aged 18 months+ are generally ready to drink by themselves and thus we would recommend a Training Cup which is designed to help make the transition from drinking from a bottle to drinking from a cup.
b&h Wide-Neck Bottle is our standard bottle and teat design as widely used. Ultra Wide-Neck Bottle is an innovative product that the neck is very wide to mimic breastfeeding as closely as possible and it is much easier to clean.
To prevent colic, all b&h teats feature the Air Flow System. This compensates for the difference in air pressure in the bottle, helping to reduce the risk of the child swallowing air, otherwise known as colic. With the Air Flow System, which is essentially a small ‘slit’ located near the base of the teat, the child can continue to drink without swallowing air. The Air Flow System should always be under the baby’s nose whilst feeding.
b&h Teats have an extra thick and supportive lower portion so that they are not easy to collapse. On the other hand, you may squeeze the vent softly as well as drinking hole of the teats before each use. This will make sure the air can flow into the bottle, compensates for the air pressure and prevents the teats from collapsing and the baby from swallowing air.
Do not wash them with dishwasher detergents. It is because most dishwasher detergents are very aggressive and can damage the decoration and material of the bottle which can cause the material to wear prematurely leading to breakage. We recommend washing bottles with the b&h Bottle Cleaner and a little warm water prior to sterilising. b&h Bottle Cleaner contains rice enzyme and natural ingredients that remove milk protein, pulp and juice residues and other food residues more effectively than hot soapy water alone. After washing, the bottles should be sterilised in a product such as the b&h Feeding Bottle Steriliser & Dryer.
Unfortunately not. b&h teats have been specially developed to ensure that they are the perfect fit for our own bottles and therefore will not fit onto any other brand of baby bottle.
We don’t currently have an insulated bottle cover in the range but we are constantly looking to extend and improve our range and thus it maybe something that is added to the range in the near future.
Teats, Straws and Handles for different b&h bottles are available.
From birth. Babies have a natural urge to suck so that a Soother/Pacifier could be a good solution to enable them to do this between feeds.
Whether your child should stop using Soothers/Pacifiers totally depends on your personal preference. Generally speaking, when a child passes 18 months, it is time to slowly move away from Soothers/Pacifiers.
Due to their special design, b&h Soothers/Pacifiers cannot be swallowed by a child.
In those rare cases where a child does manage to put the whole Soother/Pacifier into their mouth, DO NOT PANIC, simply remove the Soother/Pacifier from the child’s mouth as gently as possible. As an extra safety precaution, b&h Soothers/Pacifiers feature 4 aspiration holes in the plate to ensure sufficient breathing in the rare event that the child does manage to put the b&h Soothers/Pacifiers in their mouth.
Unfortunately not, the storage bag is designed only for hygienically storing the Soothers/Pacifiers when not in use; it is not intended as a means of sterilizing the Soothers/Pacifiers.
No we do not recommend sterilising them in either a microwave or electric steam steriliser as this can cause material damage. We recommend using hot soapy water or the b&h Bottle Cleaner.
Babies have a natural urge to suck, which is fine during breastfeeding but they also want to suck in-between feeds and when they are tired, bored or want to be comforted. It is shown that sucking a thumb can have a negative impact on the teeth and bone structure. Using Soothers/Pacifiers is a safer way to satisfy babies.
Before using a Soother/Pacifier for the first time, wash it thoroughly using the b&h Bottle Cleaner and then boil it for approximately 5 minutes. Press out any remaining fluid from the baglet (the bit that the baby sucks) or simply leave it to dry. Do not clean Soothers/Pacifiers in a dishwasher as this may cause material damage and also never lick the soother clean as caries bacteria can be passed onto the child in this way.
This can occasionally happen if a vacuum builds up inside the Soother. In order to rectify this, pull sharply on the baglet (the piece the baby sucks). Don’t worry. The Soother is durable enough to withstand the pressure. This action will release the vacuum and the Soother will regain its normal shape once again.
For hygiene reasons, it is recommended that all Soothers/Pacifiers should be replaced after 3 months of use. However, Soothers/Pacifiers should be replaced immediately if they show any signs of wear and it is recommended that Soothers/Pacifiers should be replaced if your child contracts a cold or throat infection in order to avoid repeat contamination.
There are a variety of sterilisers in the market, which are with different capacity. If you’re using our small bottles, they will probably fit; however, we are not sure if they are ok for our large bottles. In order to ensure, we suggest using b&h Feeding Bottles Steriliser & Dryer, alternatively you could simply boil them as a means of sterilisation.
b&h Latex Teats can be sterilised using steam or cold water sterilisation, they can also be sterilised in a b&h Feeding Bottles Steriliser & Dryer. However, we do not recommend sterilising in a dishwasher as this can cause material damage. The b&h Bottle Cleaner is recommended for cleaning teats prior to sterilisation as it removes dried on milk protein, pulp and juice residues more effectively than hot, soapy water alone. Please note we cannot advise on the sterilising methods for other brands latex teats.
Yes all size variants of b&h bottles can fit into b&h Feeding Bottles Steriliser & Dryer. It will hold up to 8 Bottles and some accessories.
b&h Feeding Bottles Steriliser & Dryer is a 2-in-1 function device. You may do sterilization and drying in one device. The whole process takes less than 1 hour.
You may follow below:
•Do not immerse the unit in water or fill completely with water. Do not let water get into the outlet.
•The base can only be cleaned with clean and soft damp cloth.
•Wash the transparent cover, feeding series holder, feeding bottle holder and transparent body by b&h Bottle Cleaner and rinse them thoroughly with water.
•Brownish film can build up on the heating plate, which is harmless residue of chlorides and minerals (i.e. by-product of water evaporation).
•Should this brownish file build up on heating plate, clean it timely and it can be removed easily by using vinegar solution. Approximately 60ml vinegar solution in ratio 1:4 (1 part of vinegar to 4 parts of water) poured into the heating plate and left 1/2 hour. Then use clean & dry cloth to clean the heating plate.
•If the mineral residue cannot be cleaned timely, permanent film may build up. This will diminish the performance of the unit and totally out of service at the worst. It is suggested cleaning the product regularly once per week.
•Do not use any de-scaler to clean the heating Plate as this may cause damage to the heating plate.
•Remove the filtering mesh and clean it by water at least once a week.
Slight discolouration of the bottle cleaner is natural and does not affect its quality.
Yes, the spouts for our cups can be sterilised using steam or cold water sterilisation, they can also be sterilised in a b&h Feeding Bottles Steriliser & Dryer. However, we do not recommend doing sterilisation in a dishwasher as this can cause material damage. The b&h Bottle Cleaner is recommended for cleaning spouts prior to sterilisation as it removes dried on milk protein, pulp and juice residues more effectively than hot and soapy water alone.
There are totally 4 kinds of capacity. They are 180mL, 280mL, 300mL, and 400mL respectively.
MBT is commonly known is a potentially dangerous chemical that can be used in rubber manufacturing. All b&h products are free of MBT.
No, b&h products do not contain above material.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used to manufacture numerous plastic household items. In recent years, public debate about a possible risk to health from BPA in baby bottles led to uncertainty and concern amongst parents. In response to this the European Commission took a precautionary consumer protection measure and effective from June 1st, 2011, the sale of baby bottles containing BPA was prohibited in all countries within the European Union. All b&h products are BPA free.
A: This is a sealing disc which sits over the neck of the bottle and prevents milk or feed leaking into the teat. It is particularly useful for preventing spillages whilst you are out and about. The ring also helps when it comes to mixing formula.
BPS stands for is Bisphenol-S, which is a chemical compound that is often used in plastics. Some manufacturers use it as alternative to BPA but b&h is pleased to say that all our products are 100% BPA and BPS free.
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