These are the replacement teat and cap sets for the Quoddle bottle. It is recommended to buy several replacements as natural rubber does break down overtime with constant use. It may be necessary to replace the teat every 4-8 weeks, or as soon as wear starts to show. Signs of too much wear include cracks, stickiness, peeling, very dark color.
A note on teat flow, baby and bottle positioning: Baby Quoddle advertises that the newborn teat is appropriate for 0-3 months and the medium teat is appropriate for 3+ months. However, follow your baby's cues. If they show no signs of discomfort while using the newborn teat, continue to use this flow as long as they are comfortable. To promote respectful, safe and appropriate fullness, "paced bottle feeding" (youtube search!) can be utilized. Babies who are primarily breastfed tend to use a slower-flow teat for longer than primarily or exclusively bottle-fed babies. Also keep in mind that every flow is different for each brand of bottle, so if you are on slow flow using one brand, you may be on medium flow using another. You will know when to move onto the "medium flow" teat IF your baby starts fussing through feeds and if they're taking more than 30 minutes to complete a bottle feeding. You will know if you have upgraded to the "medium flow" too soon if your baby is gulping, going "bug eyed," or if their arms are flailing.
- Each set comes with one teat and one cap (choose size)
- The teats are latex-free
- Teats should never be exposed to heat by any method of sterilization or otherwise. They will crack and become unusable. Please follow cleaning directions below.
- The teats and caps are hand wash only in cold to warm soapy water.
- For "sterilizing" the rubber teat and cap, Baby Quoddle recommends the 'Milton' formula or tablets. However, sterilization is not necessary unless recommended by your doctor.
- These bottles have a negative pressure release valve (that little indent/hole on the teat). While feeding baby, ensure this valve is clear of babies mouth. Position clear and to the side.
- Although these are latex free (through a process that removes the latex in the rubber), we do not recommend using these bottles for a child who has a latex allergy.
- Designed in Australia
- Made in Malaysia (where rubber is grown!)
- Compliant with Australian and International safety standards