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Find some answers to the most frequently asked questions about your Closer to Nature® Baby Bottle Teats

Where should the valve be when I’m feeding my baby?

The best place for the valve is at the top, near your baby's nose.

Why is the teat collapsing when my baby is feeding?

This probably means air is not flowing smoothly through your bottle. But don’t worry, it’s easy to fix. You just need to re-open the slit at the tip of the valve by gently manipulating it between your finger and thumb. You should see it open easily, and air can then flow again, preventing the teat from collapsing. To be clear, this shouldn’t happen often. It is due to the specially designed silicon we use - it is so soft and sheer that it can sometimes stick the slit together if the teat isn’t used for a little while. Nothing to worry about:)

It’s worth a quick thought that if your little one is sucking really hard on the teat, they may want more milk than they’re able to get. If that’s the case, you could try a variflow teat or jump up to the next flow rate.

Can I use Easi-Vent Teats on Vented Bottles?

The simple answer is no, and we’re really sorry about that. Most of our products are made with interchangeable parts to make life as simple as possible. But the Easi-Vent teats have a built-in air valve, and wouldn’t work properly on our Vented Bottles.

Can I buy bottles with faster flow teats?

Sorry, nope. All our bottles come with slow flow teats as standard, as they’re best for newborns. You can however, buy teats separately as you need them.

Can I put bottles and teats in the dishwasher?

Of course! Pop them on the top shelf though. As with all white and clear plastic things they can get a bit stained and yucky-looking in the dishwasher (blame that bolognese sauce or carrot soup you had last night). If they do get discoloured there’s nothing to worry about - they’re perfectly safe, they just don’t look as inviting!

How long do teats last?

Our bottles will last as long as your baby needs them, but teats take a little more hammering, and should be changed regularly if you can. We suggest about about every 8-weeks for variflow and every 12-weeks for Easi-Vent and Ultra teats.

When will my baby be ready for a faster teat?

There’s no single answer to this as every baby is totally different. We do a medium flow teats which most babies are ready for at around 3 months, and a fast flow teat which is usually best from around 6 months.  Most babies will let you know in their own way when they’re ready to feed more quickly.

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Product manuals

Please click on the link below and download the Closer to Nature Baby Bottle & Teat Product Manual.

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