Five Features I Love of The Revolutionary Baby Bottle by Hegen

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you can squeeze your hand through the milk bottle to remove that bit of powder stuck at the bottom when you are out with your little one? Or wouldn’t it be great if you can find other use (beside using it as measuring cup) for these bottles after your little one has outgrown the tiny 150ml bottle? And wouldn’t it be even greater if you can save space in your kitchen for storing the mountains of breast milk you have painstakingly expressed like a crazy cow?

All the above problems solved with the new brand of baby feeding bottles by Hegen. I tell you, when I saw it for the first time, I am already sold! And now I have three milk storage bottles at home which I used as snack bottles for my girls. Super love!

So what makes this new milk bottle so unique?

1. Designed to fit little hands and yours

I’ve tried it with 6-month old baby Jonas and both my girls, they handled the bottle with ease and confidence. But what’s very useful for having a square and super wide neck bottle is the ability to put our own hands into the bottle for easy cleaning! No more trying to shake bottle as hard as I can to remove that stuck bit inside when washing without a sponge.

6-month young Baby Jonas (http://www.mommychuck.com/) with Hegen bottle.

2. Push to Close, Twist to Open (PCTO)

Hegen’s practical design allows users to minimise spillage and wastage by allowing you to switch the covers easily without having to transfer expressed breast milk from one bottle to another. It’s PCTO technology allows us to close the bottle with just one simple push, no more struggling to twist that bottle cover while carrying your baby in the other arm.

3. Stackable and storage friendly

Hegen’s unique square-shaped design and wide mouth bottle makes it the first-of-its-kind stackable bottles nestle together when empty and stack neatly when filled, freeing up storage space at home or in a mother’s bag. Its snap-on interconnecting storage lids allow multiple containers to be bound together effortlessly, instantly transforming into an organised milk storage system.

See those snap-on buttons? Yup so smart right? Not sure if it holds well when bottles are filled, I’ve yet tried it out!

4. Durable and quality material

I’ve used many (almost all) brands of milk bottles over the past four years. And I am very impressed with the material and build of Hegen bottles.

Hegen products are manufactured with the highest quality standards, backed by our parent factory with decades of manufacturing expertise and accredited with ISO9001, 14001, 18001, and 13485 certifications. Free of Phthalate, PVC, BPA and EA, parents can rest assured that Hegen bottles are always safe for babies to drink from.

5. More than just a feeding bottle

When my girls transited from the small size bottles to the bigger ones, I ended up having 6 bottles still good condition but of no use anymore. I kept them still but eventually they all ended up in the bin after a few months. If only Hegen was launched four years back, I would have perhaps a good collection of still usable containers for all our little snacks at home! These milk storage bottles make very good snack holders because they are air tight and just the right size for kids to hold. And because of the PCTO cover, the kids can close the bottles on their own but will need the adults to open it for them. This is important because I have experienced enough spillage and wastage when the girls tried opening up their own boxes of snacks.

Hegen bottles make excellent storage for snacks!
The girls can now snack while holding on to their own Hegen bottle. No more snatching and crying.

And a little bonus number 6, Hegen is the brain child of a Singapore Mum! Yup, concept and idea from Yvon Bock, a mother of 4 who through her own experience and interaction with like-minded mums, the idea to create the perfect Hegen bottle was born. Kudos to awesome Singapore Mum!

Very nice packaging too, available for in-store purchases. Online purchase packaging will be different so as to save space during shipping.

If you are planning to get new feeding bottles for your newborn, you should go check out Hegen. Available exclusively at Motherswork for now, and soon on Amazon and at Takashimaya too.

Feeding bottle woes over with new Philips Avent Natural Bottles

Ayra with Philips AVENT Feeding BottleI have been searching for the right milk bottles for baby since before she arrived. It was confusing at first, with so many types, brands and sizes to choose from. I started off with the Philips Avent Classic bottles as they came together with the breast pump I bought. When time came to use them, I realized it leaks pretty badly then read online that its due to the bad positioning of the ring adapter that’s to be placed before the teat cover. It took us quite a while to learn the right way to use these bottles. Still it wasn’t perfect. So I bought other brands to try, ended up having too many bottles sitting in the kitchen and still none was the right one for Ayra.

Eventually we used a mixture of milk bottle brands and make sure a handkerchief is used to prevent any staining on Baby’s clothes while feeding. But using different bottle wasn’t good cause I noticed Ayra drinking pattern changed when different bottle was used.

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The nightly gig even up till today, but now with bigger milk bottles.

Sometime earlier this year, when it was time to change new bottles for Ayra (I change them every 6 months). I saw the new range of bottles by Philips Avent at Robinsons. When I saw that they have improved the design and removed the ring adapter from the bottle, I immediately bought 2 sets of the bottles and 6m+ teats and used them the same day. And then, it was a never-look-back experience. Baby and I love the new Philips Avent Natural PP bottles! (I’m not paid to say this ok! Really love the new design.)

Here are the reasons why…

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Give the best start in life with Philips Avent

One thing that I regretted not doing enough research on when I was preparing for my first baby is the lack of knowledge with the breast pumps in the market. Thinking that all pumps worked the same way and does the same thing, I blindly followed my personal instinct and bought one from a Philips Avent roadshow at a shopping mall.

The pumps I bought then worked alright till I got tired of pumping one breast at a time. Should have invested a little more with a dual pump system which will save me half the time to pump, and probably had motivated me to pump more often than I did thus extending the breastfeeding period. Sadly my milk factory kinda closed itself in less than 2 months.

Now Philips Avent has new pumps and it looks like a great improvement to the one I used.

Philips Avent Launch

At the launch, they shared about their redesigned milk bottles after 29 years. I’ve used their Classic bottles (previous version with an additional ring between the bottle and teats) and this new Philips AVENT Natural range of milk bottles are greatly welcomed and loved by my mum, Ayra and me! With Ayah’s approval too! I’ve tried so many bottles and these new AVENT bottles come highly recommended by me. Love it so much I’ve to dedicate an entire post to it! So I’ll share why I love them in another post. 😛

The other products launched at the Baby Shower event was the Philips AVENT Comfort range of breast pumps which allow mothers to express milk in a comfortable, reclined position, instead of leaning forward. This prevents backache, aids relaxation and encourages easier milk flow.

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Its innovative active massage cushion feels warm and natural on the breast, as its soft silicone petals gently massage the breast to stimulate the let-down reflex, encouraging milk flow and supply. And now they also have a larger silicon petal for the more blossomed Mums. (You know how one size never really fits all breasts.) Philips AVENT developed the new Comfort range of breast pumps to ensure that mothers are as comfortable as possible when expressing milk, allowing for a longer expressing time and hence a greater supply of milk.

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Above: Philips Avent Comfort Twin Electric Breast Pump, RP $779

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