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Help! bottle question!

what is the best way to make a nipple hole larger for cereal in bottle? or does a fast flow or variable flow work best? baby is 2 months and co has him on teaspoon of rice cereal per bottle for reflux issues? thanks mamas!


Asked by Bearsjen at 1:27 PM on Jun. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (6)
  • you know that most bottle companies make a nipple just for cereal feedings?
    like playtex def does. look for them in walmart or babies r us.

    Answer by GA_GiRL0920 at 4:34 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • i just went with the other nipples for faster flow, but im sure you could poke a whole in it with a knife or something maybe.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:31 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • dont poke a hole in them! the plastic can break apart when the baby is sucking .so yes get faster flowing nipples

    Answer by preggoinmn at 1:35 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • faster flow nipples or i think its the avent bottles that have special nipples for cereal. maybe they are faster flow ones, but on the tip they are raised a little bit so it is easy to tell! and i would nt recomend poking a hole either. i tried it and it didnt work, then i heard that it was bad to do.

    Answer by RhiannonHunt at 1:43 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • I know for yrs moms poked the holes and I did too with my first (14 yrs ago lol) but it never worked well anyways besides the safety factor. But ty to all 3 of you for your replies!

    Answer by Bearsjen at 2:06 PM on Jun. 15, 2009

  • They have faster flowing nipples, but those never worked. No matter what the cereal always got stuck in the nipple. I took a pin or sewing needle and got it hot, then stuck it in the hole. This made the hole larger and didn't tear up the nipple and make it dangerous.


    Answer by krissyvelazquez at 2:14 PM on Jun. 15, 2009