A Level 1 or newborn teat generally comes on every bottle and is a great starting point for many babies. Ideal choice for your infant if she is feeding well and shows no signs of feeding challenges.
When should I change my baby’s teat size?
Did you know? We recommend changing your bottle teats every two months. And you should change them immediately if they’re damaged, weak or have been bitten by tiny teeth. As your baby grows, they’ll be able to feed more.
How do you know what size teat to buy?
The nipple size for your baby’s bottles will depend on if they are formula-fed or breastfed, their age, and other readiness cues.
Most manufacturers follow this guideline:
- Slow flow: 0-3 months.
- Medium flow: 3-6 months.
- Fast flow: 6-12 months.
What age is size 2 teats?
Tommee Tippee has categorised their teats by age: Size 1 for 0-3 months, size 2 for 3-6 months and stage 3 for 6 months+. These ranges are simply for guidance and your baby should let you know when they need to move up to the next stage.
Can a newborn Use a medium flow teat?
We have medium flow teats, which most babies are ready for at around 3 months, and a fast flow teat which is best from around 6 months. The ages are only guides though – you know your baby better than anyone and will be able to tell when they’re ready for a faster flow.
Can the wrong teat size cause wind?
A general rule of thumb is that newborns will need a slower flowing teat, which comprises of just one small hole as bigger holes can result in them gulping too fast and having excessive wind.
How do you know when a teat is too fast?
If the nipple is flowing TOO QUICKLY, your baby may:
- Gulp or choke.
- Purposely let milk dribble out.
- Make frowny eyebrows and look worried.
- Turn head or pull away from the nipple.
- Spread fingers apart with hands open.
- Lose eye contact (while bottle-feeding)
Can I use 8 oz bottles for a newborn?
They’re perfect for the small amounts of breast milk or formula newborns eat in one sitting. Shift to 8- or 9-ounce bottles at about 4 months, or whenever your baby’s growing appetite makes bigger bottles more practical.
How many bottles should a baby have a day?
Wake your baby to feed him or her if he or she sleeps longer than 4 to 5 hours. Babies 2 to 6 months old should drink 4 to 5 bottles each day. He or she will drink 4 to 6 ounces at each feeding. When your baby is 2 to 3 months old, he or she may begin to sleep through the night.
Why does my baby’s bottle teat collapse?
Your baby clearly won’t be getting much milk out of a flat bottle nipple! When a bottle nipple collapses, it means there is a problem with how the bottle is venting. … If it pinches or bunches, it will impact venting and lead to nipple collapse.