Jump to content

Bebi water


  • Please log in to reply
49 replies to this topic

#1 DEVOCEAN

Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:04 AM

Just looking at the latest woolworths catalogue and they have a product called 'Bebi Infant suitable water'.

It also has a ready to use infant teat so all you have to do is add formula or just give them water.



#2 eskimoo

Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:11 AM

Its a good marketing ploy for those who think its too hard to prepare a bottle of water.
I certainly won't be buying one...

#3 Fossy

Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:15 AM

They come in fruit juice too  huh.gif

#4 HeroOfCanton

Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:16 AM

Wow, imagine the mark up on it!
Sounds like when they started selling pre-cut fruit.

#5 DEVOCEAN

Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:19 AM

Should have put it is $1.95 in the catalogue, normal price will be $2.95. For a 250ml bottle.

#6 livvie7586

Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:27 AM

it's a convenience.  i can see it coming in handy for people in an emergency (ie a bottle has leaked/no boiled water available), much like formula stick packs/'poppers'.

#7 mmk

Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:31 AM

QUOTE (livvie7586 @ 13/06/2012, 09:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
it's a convenience.  i can see it coming in handy for people in an emergency (ie a bottle has leaked/no boiled water available), much like formula stick packs/'poppers'.

Exactly what I was thinking!  You wouldn't buy it to use every day, but if you get caught out at home or if you're out and have no other option than to buy a tin of formula and a bottle of water...  If DD ends up bottle fed then I would consider having one as an emergency.

#8 treefalls

Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

I'll be boycotting this product on the basis that they actively market fruit juice to babies in a bottle with a teat. They have a Facebook page where they are pretending to be open to hearing issues from concerned parents, but when someone posts a comment they don't like, or a link to nutrition advice from WHO and NHMRC, they are actually banning people and deleting their posts!

Edit: I have deleted my comment about Bebi just selling the water used to mix formula. Because I have never used formula, I didn't release that it's not just the water that needs to be sterile, the formula has to be heated to 70ÂșC and then cooled to be sterile... so unless parents are able to heat the bottle after mixing, this could be dangerous as well! I believe you can buy tetrapacks of premixed formula that is safe for babies and would be far safer than using this product!

I've also posted a link to this statement by the Dental Health Association

Edited by MelbChick, 15 November 2012 - 03:34 PM.


#9 WYSIWYG

Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

QUOTE (MelbChick @ 14/11/2012, 01:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll be boycotting this product on the basis that they actively market fruit juice to babies in a bottle with a teat. They have a Facebook page where they are pretending to be open to hearing issues from concerned parents, but when someone posts a comment they don't like, or a link to nutrition advice from WHO and NHMRC, they are actually banning people and deleting their posts!

Beats me why they couldn't have just sold the sterile water product for mixing formula and left it at that shrug.gif

+1

#10 -*meh*-

Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

i can see the use of a the product...

there were a few times with boys boys that i had to purchase a bottle and bottle of water because i had forgotten to pack a bottle...

#11 ChunkyChook

Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

I noticed this last week or the week before on one of those morning shoes as I was running out to work. Missed half of it but it was like an infomercial segment.

Only based on the little bit I did see it's the biggest load of crap I have come across in a while. Still to this day I do not buy juice or cordial and can not see why it should be part of any childs diet who is still needing a teat!



#12 Sambambino

Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

QUOTE
I'll be boycotting this product on the basis that they actively market fruit juice to babies in a bottle with a teat. They have a Facebook page where they are pretending to be open to hearing issues from concerned parents, but when someone posts a comment they don't like, or a link to nutrition advice from WHO and NHMRC, they are actually banning people and deleting their posts!

Beats me why they couldn't have just sold the sterile water product for mixing formula and left it at that


I think it is terrible and the juice is just wrong. If they did any research at all they would find very quickly that babies/infants/toddlers should NOT have juice in their bottles as per recommendations from Paediatric Dentists.

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay anyone?


#13 CountryBumpkin

Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

I am another boycotting them based on their juice products. Disgusting company.

#14 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

sounds like another w**k product

#15 porkchop's mama

Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

I thought I saw this product on the bus today.  I was wondering what the mum next to me was doing unwrapping the bottle and snapping off the tip...

Thanks for clarifying what it actually is.  

Won't be buying either variety either....

#16 treefalls

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

This statement has been released by Dental Health Services Victoria
Babies Don't Need Bebi Fruit Drinks

#17 Sambambino

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

They are certainly copping it on their Facebook Page.


#18 Sambambino

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

Ooops double post  unsure.gif

Edited by Sambambino, 16 November 2012 - 10:03 AM.


#19 niggles

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:13 AM

They were handy when we travelled with a baby recently to a place without potable water. I took half a dozen of them.

I saw the juice and just said wtf to myself.

#20 Avocado

Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:36 AM

QUOTE (MelbChick @ 15/11/2012, 04:31 PM)
15081738[/url]']
This statement has been released by Dental Health Services Victoria
Babies Don't Need Bebi Fruit Drinks


Thanks for the link.
I am disgusted at this product. Why is woolworths even stocking this? Just evil.

#21 Starrydawn

Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:26 PM

QUOTE (~*Twilight~Zone*~ @ 16/11/2012, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Say what?  It that just these bebi bottles or in normal formula usage?


No you don't boil formula. You don't have to sterilise even. It is just reccommended hot soapy water to wash and air dry. Some people still like to sterilise their bottles. But as most peoples kitchens arent sterile it doesn't really matter. You use cooled boiled water to make up the bottles.


#22 acemummy

Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

This product looks pretty bad mad.gif
I think one of the juices is white grape, seriously it sounds like white wine!  I wonder if it is the same people who make alcho-pop type drinks?

#23 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:46 PM

The product is bad but seriously?  You really think grape juice is bad?  To turn into wine it needs to ferment.

No way would they put wine in a product designed for babies.

#24 ~shannon~

Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

Get the full story here:

http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/wool...onth-old-babies

#25 TheWanderer

Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:53 AM

QUOTE (Avocado @ 16/11/2012, 11:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why is woolworths even stocking this? Just evil.


Probably because people are buying it.

Maybe evil people.  This guy perhaps

QUOTE
I am disgusted at this product.


Here's the thing, if you don't like the product then don't buy it!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special Ticket Offer, Save $8!

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!

Finding baby name inspiration in unusual places

Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.

The case for inducing at 37 weeks

While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?

Does controlled crying really work?

Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.

How I taught my infant to use a toilet

As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.

'I thought it was impossible': Emily Symons pregnant at 45

Aussie actress Emily Symons has announced she is pregnant with her first baby.

Shallow water blackout kills fit, healthy dad

A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.

Afternoon naps may be bad for toddlers' sleep

You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.

Best gifts for newborns, new mums and christenings

We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.

Jaime King to be a mum again

Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.

Nannies should receive government funding

The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found. 

Common skin irritations in newborns (and how to treat them)

As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?

10 wall decals for the nursery or playroom

Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.

Preschooler walks 2.4km home alone

Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.

Video: Why mums get nothing done

In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.

The middle name game

The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.

Have a baby or your money back - but there's a catch

A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.

A rare glimpse inside the womb

A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.

Battered mum forced to write to her attacker ex in jail

Three years ago Jason Hughes viciously attacked his ex-partner. Now she has to write to him three times a year.

Woman pleads not guilty to ultrasound scam

A West Australian woman will fight allegations that she scammed expectant mums by selling them fake ultrasound pictures of babies.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Brain damaged mum receives compensation

A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.

Indigenous midwives break down the barriers

A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.

The Katering Show's next big delivery

Most mums-to-be plan to take things easy and perhaps have a little break from work as the birth of their baby draws near. Not Kate McCartney.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

Why I have mixed feelings about Cindy Crawford's leaked photo

Last week an un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford surfaced, showing the 48-year-old mother-of -two posing in underwear.

How to create a Peppa Pig pancake

Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?

'It's a little life, not a little loss': pregnancy after miscarriage

I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.

Bonds Baby Search 2015: what you need to know

February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.

Who will manage your Facebook account when you're gone?

This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.

Struggling mum of four wins $188 million

Mother of four Marie Holmes was financially struggling after quitting her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children.

Pregnant obese women a 'relatively new problem', coroner hears

A first-time mother whose daughter died hours after her frightening birth insists she was never told of the risks of being obese and pregnant.

'I'm angry as hell': the story behind mum's passionate vaccination plea

She has labelled parents who do not vaccinate their children "misinformed imbeciles" - and for that, she makes no apologies.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

8 different kinds of tantrums

I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: symptoms, treatment and your fertility

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.

What's the best position for giving birth?

If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?

Wife forgives snake catcher husband for car surprise

With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.

Kids who meet milestones at their own pace

We usually only hear the success stories: tales of the two-year-old who’s talking, running and completely toilet trained. But other stories need to be told too.

Ruby shines as Bonds Baby

Sarah Kiss has a word of advice for proud mums and dads who are keen to enter their babies in this year's Bonds Baby Search Competition - just have fun.

Why dads should go to sleep school

If your family needs to go to sleep school, go with them. You are part of that family and you are part of the solution.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

Clever breastfeeding products

Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.

 

Win a KitchenAid Mixer

Let's celebrate 300,000 fans on Facebook

To celebrate, and to thank our amazing fans, we?re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.