This Lil Piglet

Philips AVENT Natural Essentials Review and Giveaway

Baby Ro has been exclusively breastfed since I brought him home from the hospital but recently his demands of higher consumption has left me “attached” a little too often. I don’t think a date night with the Hubs once in a blue moon is a lot to ask and of course his big little sister loves the idea of helping with baby whether he’s willing or not. Recently I was asked to be a Philips AVENT Mom I jumped at the chance to explore the natural feeding focus of the AVENT Natural Essentials set.  This set is everything a new mom or transitioning to bottle mom, like myself, will need to feed and sterilize and achieve a closest to a natural feed.

I have been trying to transition Baby Ro from exclusively breastfed to an occasional bottle and my little stinker refuses to take it, even with my liquid gold. I have tried every bottle in the closest to natural category but he refused; I think Drama King sums it up nicely. At 20 lbs this moose wants to nurse all night long and I am not having it. Mama needs a break from the night time wakings; a bottle from daddy wouldn’t be so bad once in awhile either. Approaching the 6 months mark today, I had recently started him on a little rice pablum every night and now mornings to help hold his appetite longer. Having warmed breastmilk for his pablum, I decided to try the new Philips AVENT Natural Essentials bottles; shaped and intended to simulate the natural breast I had high expectations, despite other disappointing attempts. And then it happened. Baby Ro took a bottle, the Philips AVENT Natural Essentials bottle! I didn’t want to move, in case he realized he was being tricked but he just looked at me like it was no big deal, 4 ounces gone, just like that.  This is a BIG deal. Are you kidding me, I thought. After I watched his sucking motions I noticed that he had a good latch and was achieving the long draws very similar to the breast. Upon examination I noticed the nipple to be soft and shaped to move like the breast and vented to prevent collapsing which is key to continuous suckling.

The Philips AVENT Natural Essentials Set comes with 4 bottles, 2 small and 2 large, a set of 2 pacifiers made from hospital grade silicone for your infants safety and to promote healthy gum and tooth development, a bottle sterilizer and a bottle scrub brush. This set can be found at Babies R’ Us and other participating retailers.


Enter to win a Philips AVENT prize pack valued at $31. Open to Canada. It’s easy to enter, just tell me what your child does that makes you smile in the form below. a Rafflecopter giveaway


35 comments on “Philips AVENT Natural Essentials Review and Giveaway”

  1. He gives me a hug!

  2. Just having my grandkids come in the door make me smile, both on my face and in my


  3. My son each night tells me three things he is grateful for that happened during the day…I always then get to smile myself to sleep!

  4. She wakes up every morning and tells me her dreams from the night before 🙂

  5. She comes up to us to give us kisses!!

  6. When the kids come home from school in a happy mood and had a great day, I am happy. It happen way more than I ever expected.

  7. I smile when I hear them belly laugh. It’s too cute!

  8. when they tell me they love me, melts my heart

  9. My little girl just learned how to give hugs! And my little guy says things like, “Look, mom, chopsticks!” and I smile in amazement and wonder where in the world he learned to (correctly) identity chopsticks.

  10. flashes that toothy grin 🙂

  11. I always smile when I hear my kids lughing

  12. Greets everyone w/ a big cute smile

  13. When they smile. Just a smile – that is all it takes.

  14. wow you are a busy Mom, thanks for sponsoring a great giveaway

  15. My little guy has just started to give me hugs and it’s soooo cute and I love it!

  16. My child’s smiles and laughter makes me smile.

  17. Just them looking me in the eye and smiling!

  18. I love listening to little cooing.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  19. when my little girl opens her eyes while she is in my arms or when she wakes up and stretches, oh my it just does something to me when she wakes up, i love it, i wait for her to wake up some days just so i can hold her

  20. When he stretches as long as he can go!

  21. i love the way my son holds my hand and reaches fo rmy face

  22. My son gives me the biggest smile every morning! I love it!

  23. Give me a big hug when I got home from work each day

  24. the laughing/giggles – always gets me

  25. When I sing and coo at my girl, she turns and looks at me and gives me the biggest smile that makes any mama proud!

  26. I love that they still run off the bus to give me a hug and tell me about their day.

  27. Love it for my kid,,hope to win

  28. I’m expecting my first baby this fall– something my baby girl does that makes me smile everyday is when she hiccups or moves! It’s the little things! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!

  29. Everything!!! His giggles. Smiles. When we grabs my hand and says walk mommy! All of it!

  30. She holds out her arms and says ‘give Mommy a hug!’

  31. Hugs, Kisses & Cuddles make me smile

  32. since my baby isn’t born yet,. I would have to say moving each day in my belly!

  33. hugs, kisses and the “I love yous”

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