So the battle between Milly and the bottle continued (see part one here). We really tested the limits of bottle technology with our littlest daughter. But finally the challenge is over.
Bottles nowadays come with massive (and undeniably very attractive) promises about the life-altering benefits of their specific plastic milk vessel. These your-baby-will-love-it guarantees are presented in the form of overly complicated explanations of the ‘technology’ that make their bottles ‘unique’ and a feeding ‘system’ worthy of a somewhat inflated price.
Anti-colic, reflux friendly or just plain old closer to breast, every brand does it best. They have buttons, flow systems and break into so many pieces they are credible entries for a Krypton Factor challenge, all in an attempt to bamboozle poor babies into thinking the bottle is a seamless substitute for mummy’s boob. Milly was never fooled.
Instead after extensive testing and at least £50 wasted on a variety of teat-topped pieces of plastic (and the last thing we need is more plastic to fill our kitchen cupboards) our little girl has decided her preferred drinking vessel for the white stuff is the humble Tommee Tippee sippy cup. Yes, the one you can pick up in Asda for a £1.
I’m not kidding.