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Pigeon bottles and teats - myth busted???


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#1 cazza75

Posted 25 October 2005 - 12:06 AM

I have been intrigued by the little arrows on the
collar of the Pigeon bottles for ages now and I
finally decided to email someone from Pigeon about it.
Turns out, they dont mean a thing! They are just
manufacturing marks. Someone posted something about
lining one of the arrows up with the babys nose but
the Pigeon rep had never heard anything about that.

I have also been having trouble with the Y cut
peristaltic teat going flat and popping back into the
bottle. I was told by the Pigeon rep that my baby had
outgrown the peristaltic nipple and to go onto the
Oral Development Nipple which is also good for babies
who are teething. I didnt get any indication of the
peristaltic nipple being faulty, or that it came from
a bad batch as was mentioned in an older post. I have
just received my Oral Development Nipple and tried it
for the first time. DD only drank 30mls! She may not
have been hungry though so I will try again tomorrow!

Anyway hope that clears everything up

If anyone has heard anything to the contrary I would
love to hear about it because I still kinda think the
arrows must mean SOMETHING

#2 Guest_Heffalump_*

Posted 25 October 2005 - 12:51 AM

Sorry to disillusion you but I don't think the arrows mean anything.  I'd be interested to find out how you go with the oral development teat because although DD is on the "Y" flow teat, our MCHN told us recently to try her on a faster teat - as this was the fastest teat that Pigeon makes (as far as I am aware), I went out and got a number of other teats to try out on her, and guess what - first she looked at the various bottles on offer wierdly, then she looked at me as if I'd lost my mind, then she tried them and coughed, choked and spluttered her way through about 10 mls - well that was a waste of time...   :confuse:

We came to the conclusion that as she's been on the peristaltic teat since she was born, that's what she's used to and she ain't gonna change... ;p

But if the oral development teat is better for her I'm willing to give it a go - so would be very interested to know how you go with it!!

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#3 ~Elise~

Posted 25 October 2005 - 01:13 AM

I have used these since my 17 month old was born. To save money I just pr*cked an extra hole in the top, and as she got older, I'd add one more hole etc. They now have about 4 holes in the teats. This saved me a fortune and DD is able to drink her bottles no probs!

#4 cazza75

Posted 25 October 2005 - 09:52 AM

Well, thanks Heffalump. At least I know for sure now.
And to think there I was trying ever so hard to line
an arrow up with the big dot on the teat! Then I tried
the arrow to nose thing. Not to mention the countless
hours I spent searching on the net!

The good news is, the OD nipple worked a treat this
morning! But now that I have read Elise's post, I
wonder if I should have grabbed a pin and done the
same! Oh well, I have them now and it's only money. So
get your sewing box out Heffalump - might just work!

#5 TheLittleRedHen

Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:27 AM

We used the pigeon peristaltic bottles with the y cut and the other one for DS#1 from newborn. He ALWAYS sucked it back into the bottle, no matter what we did and usually ended up wearing the contents of the bottle rather than drinking it.

When he was big enough to hold his own bottle we gave him some el cheapo skinny bottles with Winnie The Pooh characters on them that we'd been given when he was born. They were the best! Never had a problem with them.

Now we have DS #2 we bought the Target widenecked bottles (excellent) but thought I'd give the Pigeon ones another go. I thought that maybe DS #1 was just a strong sucker. Same thing happened.

We went to the Parents Babies and Children Expo a few weeks ago in Melbourne and saw the Pigeon stand, so I thought I'd ask them what to do.

After explaining in detail several times, the woman looked at me as if I had two heads and asked me if I lined the arrow up with the air hole around the edge.
She even gave me a "duh" kind of look!

I went home and tried it and the same thing still happens!  What a scam lol

Lmao that they say they are manufacturing marks yet reps are still saying to line them up? I'm just annoyed that we have 8 of the expensive things sitting around.

Brooke
Madi (3 1/2) Flynn (20 mths) & Declan (5 mths)



This message was edited by CalmBlueOcean on Tuesday, 25 October 2005 @ 10:30 AM

#6 MummyMelissa

Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:15 AM

Wow... how bizarre. My DS has been on these teats since he was 3 months. From about a week or so ago (4.5mths)) the teats have been sucked flat also. I wondered what the hell was going on!  I just posted a thread on extreme fussiness in this section. Do you think this could be related to the teats? Perhaps i will go try the oral developement one too. It's taking 45 mins to an hour to finish a feed and its driving me bananas!

#7 Tombi

Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:23 AM

The arrows do have a function for me.

When using the Mag Mag cup with handles and the white rubbery teat that is flat on one side, lining up the arrows means that the teat will not be lined up the wrong way over the handles.  In other words, if my DD holds the cup by the handles the teat is exactly at the right angle. Hope that makes sense.

#8 loppy

Posted 27 October 2005 - 02:09 PM

I just spoke to a rep at Pigeon (as I was trying to track down where I could buy the Oral Development Teat) and she told me that Pigeon were releasing 2 faster flowing Peristaltic teats - M and L (M being the faster flowing than the Y Peristaltic and L being faster than M).  Apparently they will be available through chemists in about 2-3 weeks.  So for those of you who have problems with the Y teat collapsing (the rep said this is because your babies are sucking too strongly for the Y teat), then you might want to try the M or L Peristaltic when it is released.  I think I will wait since the M and L teats are supposedly exactly the same shape as the Y.  And my baby loves the Y teat!

#9 MummyMelissa

Posted 27 October 2005 - 07:43 PM

Thats great news. Thanks for that info!

I searched every chemist today for the Oral Developement one, with no luck. So tried the pin pr*cks ( I actually put 4 little ones in each teat) and it seemed to work perfectly!. I will definitely keep my eyes out for the new one's though.

#10 MummyMelissa

Posted 28 October 2005 - 06:48 AM

Actually, i had a question about the Oral Development one's if anyone knows. Are they a different shape from the peristaltic one? Apparantly they are good for teething but i'm not sure why.

#11 ParasiteEve

Posted 28 October 2005 - 10:29 AM

Hi

The Oral development one looks like a normal ordinary wide neck teat. It doesn't have the 3 ridges in the teat that makes its flexible. Similar to Avent teat, but not as hard. It does seem faster even though its Y cut leak-proof.

I can't wait for the perialistic M & L size. My DS plays with the Y teat coz its leak proof but makes this strage chucking noises on the S teat. He doesn't know how to suck on the Avent teat & he seems to hate the Oral development teat.  


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