What is BPA? Is there BPA in any of Avima Baby’s products?
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a raw material used to make certain plastics including polycarbonate (PC). Studies about BPA have been contradictory, but some have shown that BPA can seep into food or beverages and may be harmful to fetuses and children. As a precaution, All Avima Baby products are BPA free.
What does Avima Baby do to ensure the quality and safety of its products?
Every product we develop is subject to rigorous safety standards as per ASTM International standards. Our manufacturing partners are ISO certified. After our internal quality checks, our products are then tested by independent third-party laboratories to make sure they comply with or exceed all US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) guidelines.
If I sign up for your emails, will you give my name to other companies?
No, we will not provide or sell your contact details to any other company. We promise not to overload you with emails or solicitations, and you can opt out at any time.
Are Avima products recyclable?
Most Avima products, including all bottles and cups are recyclable. Please check the bottom markings for the recycle symbol.
Feeding Bottles & Nipples
What materials are used to make Avima feeding bottles?
Our bottles are made of BPA free polypropylene (PP) plastic. Our nipples are made of 100% food grade silicone.
How does the Avima Anti-Colic bottle work?
Avima baby bottles feature a patented Duo-Flo vented nipple. These special nipples flex and adjust the flow of milk according to your baby’s feeding pace, so your baby can drink without interruption or nipple collapse. This is similar to breastfeeding and minimizes the air going into your baby’s stomach which can reduce colic, gas and spit-up.
Why do I hear a noise when my baby is feeding from the Avima bottle?
Sometimes when your baby is drinking at a fast pace, both Duo-Flo air vents will open and there will be a venting sound. This noise is the air flowing away from your baby’s stomach.
Are Avima bottles leak proof?
What is the difference between the Wide Neck and Standard Neck bottles?
The Wide Neck bottles have a larger diameter which makes it easier to fill with milk of formula. Many breastfeeding mothers prefer Wide Neck bottles because the nipple has a wider base and may help your baby avoid nipple confusion. The Standard Neck is a narrower shape found in many traditional bottles. Some babies favor this nipple type and experimentation with both types may help identify your baby’s favorite.
All Avima bottles regardless of shape or size, share the same Anti-Colic benefits of the Duo-Flo nipples.
What stage nipple is right for my baby and when should I switch to the next size?
All babies are different and require different flow rates according to their size and feeding pace. There are no firm rules on when to move up to the next level, but below is a general guide for all Avima Baby Duo-Flo nipples:
- Stage 1 - Slow Flow – 0-3 months
- Stage 2 - Medium Flow – 3-9 months
- Stage 3 – Fast Flow - 9 months and over
Can I buy replacement nipples for the Avima bottles?
Yes. Replacement nipples in Stage 2 and Stage 3 sizes are available on our website or Amazon.
Currently replacement nipples for Stage 1 nipples are not available; please contact us should you need Stage 1 replacement nipples.
Can I use Avima’s Duo-Flo nipples on other brands of bottles?
The Wide Neck Duo-Flo nipples are specifically designed only for Avima Wide Neck bottles. They will not fit most other brands of bottles.
The Standard Neck Duo-Flo nipples will fit most other brands Standard Neck bottles. We recommend only using the Avima Duo-Flo nipples with Avima feeding bottles.
How can I clean Avima bottles?
Avima bottles only have 4 parts, making them easy to assemble and easy to clean. The bottles should be taken apart before cleaning. Each individual part can be cleaned in the Dishwasher (top rack only), or by using water and a mild soap.
Can I sterilize Avima bottles?
Yes. All Avima bottles can be safely sterilized using one of these 3 methods:
- Disassemble the parts and boil in water for 3-5 minutes. Do not exceed 5 minutes. We recommend bringing the water to a boil, inserting the parts, and then turning the heat off and leaving in the hot water for 3-5 minutes.
- Use a Baby Bottle Microwave Steam Sterilizer. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Use a Baby Bottle Electric Steam Sterilizer. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Can I warm my milk or formula in the Avima bottle in a microwave?
We do not recommend using a microwave to warm your baby’s milk or formula. Microwaves can create uneven temperatures inside the bottle which can be dangerous for your baby. Instead we recommend using any leading brands bottle warmer or going “old school” and warming the bottle in a pot of water. Always test the liquid before feeding your baby.
Pacifiers & Holders
Are Avima pacifiers safe?
Yes. All Avima pacifiers have been tested to US Consumer Products Safety Commission standards. They are BPA free. They have also been tested and certified to be free of Phthalates. PVC and Nitrosamines.
Can babies swallow the pacifiers?
No. All Avima pacifiers comply with minimal size regulations as per US and international safety standards. It is impossible for babies to swallow them. If pacifier becomes lodged in your babies mouth, do not panic. Remove as gently as possible.
How are Avima pacifiers cleaned?
Before first time use, sanitize the pacifier by boiling in water for 3-5 minutes. Do not boil for more than 5 minutes. For daily cleaning, wash the pacifier with hot water and a mild detergent and then rinse clean. Or wash in the dishwasher, top rack only.
Why after cleaning is there water inside the nipple?
Sometimes water may enter the inside of the nipple during cleaning. This is because the nipple has a hole which is part of a ventilation system that exists to helps make the pacifier orthodontic.
Remove excess water by squeezing the nipple.
How often should I replace my pacifiers?
Before each use, carefully inspect the nipple by pulling in all directions. If there are any signs of tears, damage or weakness (for example from biting), discontinue use and replace the pacifier immediately. For hygiene and safety purposes, we suggest replacing the pacifier after 1-2 months of use.
What makes the pacifier orthodontic and why is this important?
Orthodontic pacifiers feature a nipple that is flat on the bottom and rounded at the top. When your baby sucks on the nipple, it flattens to support healthy oral development. Pacifier use for more than 6 hours a day or beyond two years, even an orthodontic one, is not recommended.
What is the right size pacifier for my baby?
Avima offers 3 options, each with a different size nipple and shield for your babies comfort. Our suggested ages & sizes are as follows:
- Size 1: 0-6 months
- Size 2: 6-12 months
- Size 3: 12 months +
Are Avima pacifier holders safe to use?
Yes. Our pacifier holders are free of BPA and harmful substances. They meet all US and international safety standards requirements. The length of the strap is within regulation. Never lengthen the strap or secure it to lose parts or strings. Check the strap for damage before use and always clip on firmly!
Can I use the Avima pacifier holders with other brands pacifiers?
Yes. The Avima pacifier holder secures around the pacifier ring. They will work with any leading brands pacifier if it has a ring.
What is a trainer cup and when is my baby ready for it?
A trainer cup is designed to help your baby transition from a bottle to a cup.
Avima’s soft spout training cup can be used with our Duo-Flo nipple to make this transition as easy as possible. It also has non-slip, easy grip handles that is easy for your baby to hold. Avima’s soft spout training cup is recommended for babies 6 months and older.
Why does your training cup set have 2 cups, one with a hard spout?
Hard spout and soft spout cups each have their own benefits depending on your baby's stage of development. Our soft spout cup was designed with soft silicone as this is gentle on baby's gums. Once your babies emerge, out bite resistant non spill hard spout cup will help continue the transition to independent open cup drinking.
Are Avima cups leak proof?
Yes. The Avima hard spout cup is 100% leak proof when the insert valve is used. The soft spout cup will not leak from the sides. Residual drops may be left in the spout so if the cup is shaken forcibly, a small amount of residual liquid may come out.
How do I clean the Avima cups?
Disassemble the cup and wash all components separately. Clean with water, mild soap, and a soft sponge and let air dry. Or clean in a dishwasher (top track only)