Stage 1 Too Slow Stage 2 Too Fast HELP

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eclectic66 - October 6

quick question....has anyone ever heard of a stage 1.5 nipple? the reason i ask is bc my ds is taking a long time feeding off the stage 1 and almost seems like he is struggling to get the milk out and with the stage 2 it seems to flow too fast and get all over him instead of in his mouth! just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if so are there any tricks i can use?? thanks in advance ladies :-) Oh and i use the vent air bottles btw.


madison - October 6

we had the same problem with the drop-in system nipples. my dd is 6 months and we tried the fast and it often was too fast so we're still using the slow flow. i've looked everywhere for the medium flow and cant find anyway, guess they dont make them...


madison - October 6

i just looked on the playtex website and they only sell fast or slow, or variable (which i think is for thick liquids, like cereal?) for the vent air and drop-ins system.


ImpatientMommy - October 6

Yeah I've only seen slow, fast, and variable and I thought maybe variable would be the one in between but what Madison says makes sense about it being for cereal.


mlm056 - October 6

we have the same problem ds is 14 wks. In Canada playtex sells the tricut nipple -- I am told it is between 1 and 2 stage -- I just purchased today and will try with our afternoon feeding. I'll keep your posted if we have any luck


sfrog68 - October 6

I actually have the drop ins and the vent air and had the same problem, so I just took a knife and opened the hole just a little more on the stage 1 nipples. I remember having to do that with my 1st child as well. As long as your careful and don't make the hole too big it works fine.


DB - October 6

Avent makes Stages P-4. It can take a few days to transition between nipples according to Avent's website. But with other brands, I'm not so sure?!?! But with my dd it did take her quite a few days especially since she was mainly on the b___st.


eclectic66 - October 6

Ty ladies. I will just have to try and make the stage 1 bigger I guess. I will try making it bigger with a knife likesfrog suggested. I just hope I don't end up ruiniing them You would think they would have thought about that awkward "in between" phase with the nipple stages. Hmmmm, sounds like we could get rich by marketing the idea!! :-)


aliciavr6 - October 9

madison, I found medium flow Natural Action nipples for Playtex disposables on ebay. I don't think they are made anymore, but I ordered a bunch. The person is selling them in lots of 6 packages (12 nipples) for $10 or so. If you do a search on ebay for "playtex medium", they'll come up!!


aliciavr6 - October 9

Okay, I see the Natural Action nipples for sale everywhere, but not the medium flow ones, I wonder if they discontinued the medium flow? Oh well, long as they are on ebay. :)


c_baer19 - October 9

I was at Babies R Us the other day and found Medium flow Playtex Drop-Ins nipples, but they are the orthodontic kind, not the NaturaLatch/NaturAction ones.. anyone know of the different shaped nipples for playtex in slow flow? I found the short fat ones for fast, but they didn't have any there for slow.. was wondering if they were just out, or if they don't make them!


MNMOM - October 12

something to try that I do that doesn't require new nipples - buy the infant formula Enfamil AR, or somthing similar - it is thickened with rice starch. I use I scoop of Enfamil AR and 2 scoops of regular formula to make 6 ounces- it makes just the right thickness of formula so that stage 2 nipples don't drown my baby.



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