Philips AVENT launches NEW Comfort Breast Pump and Natural Bottles

Philip AVENT  Comfort Range Launch

Philips AVENT Comfort Range Launch


Philips AVENT, the leading brand recommended by mothers, celebrated the first redesign of its bottles in 29 years with a Baby Shower last week.  It was a baby shower with a difference as we got an introduction to their latest range – THE Philips AVENT Natural range of milk bottles. I had been using AVENT bottles with the boys and were interested to learn what new changes they had to their product this year.

The range of bottles and breast pumps

The  new range of bottles and breast pumps


Designed to be as close as possible to nature with both BPA-free and premium quality glass bottle option mother’s are spoilt for choice. The new Natural Bottle features a wide, breast-shaped teat that promised high acceptance and an almost instant latch on, as well as prevention of nipple and teat confusion when mothers switch between bottles and breastfeeding. The bottles too are clinically proven to reduce colic in newborns.

The new  Comfort Breast Pumps are really very compact and easy to handle. I ‘ve stopped using the breast pump now that Tiger girl is much older but if she was a newborn it would certainly have come in really handy. It was extremely lightweight and easy to manipulate. They  have soft silicon petals to gently massage the breast to stimulate the let-down reflex, encouraging milk flow and supply. There is also a bigger suction funnels to accommodate mothers with bigger and fuller breasts. This is certainly a plus point if I am still using breast pumps.

The presentation

The presentation


At the shower we were given a short presentation about the history of the milk bottles and there was also a pop quiz about the use of their products. It was interesting to learn how mothers in the ancient times use to feed their babies milk and how the contraption used evolved into the present day milk bottle. Did you know that the as early as 2000 BC there were earthenware cups specially designed and used to feed babies?

Tiger girl enjoying herself at the event

Tiger girl enjoying herself at the event

Being a family friendly event, Tiger girl was entertained by the two babysitters that the company hired and busied herself colouring  and playing with toys while I listed to the presentation.  She even took part in the Q & A session and won herself a cute little food warmer back to bring her snacks to school.

Baby Changing Area

Baby Changing Area

There was a neat looking baby changing area where you could try out their products like the sterilizer, food warmers and food processor.

The diaper changing station

The diaper changing station

This station really came in handy especially for the mothers who brought along their young babies.

Glorious Food

Glorious Food


There was a great spread of food served up for the baby shower.  The waiters were very hospitable and attentive. Tiger girl was  glad that the waiters there were able to understand her and gave her a glass of orange juice when she requested for one.  She happily came over and told me ” Mummy I got my drink myself!!” when I told her to get a glass since she was thirsty.

The SMB mummy bloggers at the event.

The SMB mummy bloggers at the event.

I met up with of the other mummy bloggers from the SMB who were also present at the event. It was great to see them and their kids.

Avery the Bear

Avery the Bear


Tiger girl was extremely thrilled when she opened up the take home gift that we had from AVENT. She loves the spunky looking Avery bear  and it’s her current favourite  stuff bear which occupies the coveted spot next to her on her bed.


Disclaimer:  I was invited to the launch of Philips AVENT new range of Natural range of bottles and Comfort range of breast pumps. All opinions are 100% my own. This post has a compensation level of 5 and 13. For more information visit our disclosure page.

To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed in Public, That is the Question

Today we are having a guest post on a subject close to my heart- Breastfeeding. I personally do breastfeed my children and still continue breastfeeding my 20 mth old girl in public with a nursing shawl.

Let’s read what Anne have to say about breastfeeding.


If you’re a one of those close-minded breastfeeding advocates who believe people should be free to feed their children anywhere, anytime, and in any way…

You’re NOT the audience I want, so scram.


I have to be, and I’ll tell you why.

I’m all for breastfeeding – I’m an advocate as well.

A lot of studies and articles about the benefits of breastmilk have passed my eyes so I’d be the first to say that if moms are able to give their babies this type of milk, even for a few months, go.

No one’s disputing the value of this super milk. Not to mention the mother-child bonding it fosters.

However, there is the issue of whether breastfeeding should be done in public or not – bare or covered.

Breastfeeding ( © by Pusteblumenland

There are those who are adamant about moms having the choice to feed their babies anywhere, anytime and in any way. (Like I said above)

After all, they have to provide nutrition to their babies, and up to this point I agree.

I even respect their views.

But at the same time, they have to respect people who are uncomfortable at the sight of bare breasts.

Now, per se, there is nothing wrong with breasts. It’s a body part just the same as your hands and feet, But it’s a private body part.

Therefore, it makes me cringe when I see them out in public. And I’m not the only one.

Hold your horses…

I’m not saying that bare-breasted breastfeeding moms should have the discomfort of hiding in a corner while feeding just so folks like me can be comfortable.

Not at all.

But there are things such as covers.

Easy, right?

It only takes a few seconds to pack and unfold before using, then, re-fold and re-pack after using.

If you’re one of those folks who was told to scram earlier but didn’t…

We live in an age where people are dressed wherever they go. Therefore, private parts are meant to be kept, well.. private.

In one post which touched on this subject too, a lady commented that she felt as if some people wanted to force others to be okay with baring breasts while breastfeeding.

It’s just not the way society works – unless you’re part of a cultural minority that’s down with upper body nudity. No problem there.

But society isn’t.

So, here’s the thing:

For me, it’s okay to breastfeed in public – did so myself.

But please, cover up.

It’s really not difficult thing to do.

Got something on your mind? Leave a comment but remember to keep it clean! 🙂

Author bio: Anne Mercado is a writer who is fascinated with psychology and horror stories. Luckily, you won’t find the latter when she writes on her parenting blog, but she’s seriously considering sharing spooky tales in her personal blog. Who knows, maybe she will!