Mar 262016
 

The First Years

Yesterday it was six months ago that our sweet Harriet was born, six whole months of loving on our beautiful girl. Even though we’ve been through this baby stage four times before, I still enjoy every little bit of it. I just love the cuddles and the kisses and all those special ‘firsts’.

Harriet TFY

Babies grow so quickly and their needs change all the time, luckily when it comes to eating and drinking The First Years has got all stages covered.

Wean On Me cupAs Harriet is exclusively breastfed she has not had any experience with drinking from bottles, she doesn’t even take a dummy! However with three little teeth coming through she enjoys biting, chewing and drinking around the clock so we felt a small, spill proof sippy cup with some water might be a welcome distraction. She immediately grabbed on to the handles of the 207ml ‘Wean On Me’ Trainer Cup (RRP $5, 4 months+) and went for it, instant success.

Simply SoftAs your baby gets bigger and becomes more confident with drinking from a cup you can move onto the ‘Simply Soft’ Soft Spout Cup (RRP $5, 6 months+). Like its smaller sibling this 266ml cup has a nice, soft spout that is gentle on sensitive gums and tiny toothy pegs but has a taller, slimmer fit so children can learn to hold the cup properly by using two hands. All The First Years toddler cups are completely free from BPA, after all we don’t want any nasty chemicals near our precious bundles.

Simple SippyFrom 9 months onwards babies can start trying a more rigid spout like the ‘Simple Sippy’ Cups (RRP $8, 2-pack). These colourful cups and lids are stackable for more efficient storage. Not only does The First Years know exactly what works for little ones, they make mum’s life easier too with their clever ‘one piece lid’ design: there are no small pieces to lose, clean, take apart or fit together, so easy! All lids from the ‘One Piece Lid’ collection are interchangeable so you don’t even have to find the matching lid to the right cup saving you time and hassle.

Simple StrawLast but not least there are the cool ‘Simple Straw’ Cups (RRP $8, 2-pack), they are suitable for ages 18 months+ but our 3-year old still loves these ‘bottles’ (and I love the ‘no mess’ part!). Thanks to the pleasant price tag of the ‘The First Years’ feeding range (RRP $5-$8) you can afford to have one cup in the kitchen, one in your baby bag, one at grandma’s and one in the dishwasher, without breaking the bank.

The First Years toddler feeding range is available in many different designs to suit boys and girls and can be found exclusively at Target stores across Australia.

To find out more about The First Years and to browse the range visit www.thefirstyears.com.

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Jun 282014
 

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When our youngest daughter was born, now 16 months ago, we embarked on a journey with Tommee Tippee. From the Miomee breast pump and bottles to nursery gadgets and health products and from Tommee Tippee mealtime products to the all-in-one food processor, we’ve used it all. The great thing about Tommee Tippee products is that they grow with your child and there are styles to suit every age and development stage, take the BPA-free Tommee Tippee Discovera range for example:

Tommee Tippee Discovera 1

The Tommee Tippee Discovera Trainer Cup (260 ml, 6 months +) is the colourful older sibling of the Miomee First Drinking Cup: Discovera spouts and handles fit all Miomee baby bottles so you can use all products together and your baby can transition slowly. Designed with a sensitive soft feel spout this bottle is gentle on your baby’s teeth and gums and it’s the ideal next step up from traditional soft silicone bottle teats.

Tommee Tippee Discovera 2Like all Discovera products the slightly bigger Tommee Tippee Discovera Trainer Beaker (300 ml, 9 months +) is fitted with the patented Samtech valve, this innovative design makes the bottles and cups non-spill (a must for mum!) yet at the same time allows for easy drinking (great for little ones). Each cup features a handy ‘name strip’ so you can personalise it with your child’s name without the need for stickers or labels.

Tommee Tippee Discovera 3We are currently at the Tommee Tippee Discovera Active Tipper (350 ml, 12 months +) stage and miss Sybbie is going really well with it. The Samtech valve, unique to Discovera bottles, is not only non-spill but shake proof too, our cheeky little girl quickly worked out that crazy shaking does not result in water fun so she has stopped doing it. This bottle is a great size and holds enough for a day out.

Tommee Tippee Discovera 4

The Tommee Tippee Discovera Two-Stage Drinker (400 ml, 24 months +) is the final step in the transition from bottle to regular cup. It teaches the gentle angling of the cup and features a lower sipper spout so children can get used to drinking from a cup. Once they are ready you can simply replace the lid by the plain ring (included) and convert the bottle to a drinking cup. This ring fits all Discovera bottles so you can use them well past the sipper cup stage, great value for money!

To find out more about Tommee Tippee, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.tommeetippee.com.au.

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