Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Philips Avent: a mum's best friend + Giveaway

{Philips Avent Special Feature}


When Philips Avent approached me to share how their products have been my best friend, I thought: why not? Because Philips Avent has been my best friend since I first became a mummy.

Since EV was born, we have been using Philips Avent. From the milk bottles to the spout cups to the breast pump. Of course, now that AA has been weaned, two years four months since he was born, I'm no longer using the breast pump. The kids however, are still using the trusty bottles till this day.

If you ask me what motherhood products are my best friend, helping me cope through the challenges of motherhood, I definitely must include the Philips Avent electric breast pump. I've done a review of the electric version here, and of the manual version here, but my favourite is still the electric breast pump.

It's been with me through the ups and downs of the breastfeeding journey, through work, through studies. It made breastfeeding outside of the home so much easier, because it made expressing so much easier. Plus, it's quite light too. The Philips Avent breast pump was one of the best investments I made, without any regrets. It was indeed my best friend throughout my breastfeeding journey.

For EV, and then AA, because I had started on the breast pump, it seemed natural to use the milk bottles as well, which we did. EV took to the bottle rather easily, though AA preferred to drink directly from the bottle and not from the teat. When a revamped version of the milk bottles was launched, we found that both kids still preferred the classic version, so we've kept to that to this day. Today, both kids will still drink from the Philips Avent bottles, with a straw.

As both grew older, we as parents also naturally opted for the Philips Avent Spout Cups. This is because the spouts and the handles can fit the normal milk feeding bottles too, perfectly. So we had the flexibility of interchanging them. This was followed by the Straw Cups, which both kids are using till this day. What I like about the Straw Cups is their distinctive colours. We deliberately chose pink and blue, (even though when we bought it, EV was in a 'blue' phase'), so that they can instantly identify their own bottles.

Philips Avent 1
So you see, Philips Avent is not only my best friend, but also my kids' best friend. They can't do without their pink and blue bottles.

Philips Avent 2
This year, Philips Avent celebrates its 30th anniversary. As I read more about it, I was surprised that Philips Avent is first in many areas:
- 1st teat made entirely of odorless and tasteless silicone
- 1st feeding bottle with clinically proven anti-colic properties
- 1st electric steam sterilizer
- 1st single-handed breast pump
- 1st manual breast pump clinically proven to be as effective as electric breast pumps
- 1st non-surgical treatment for inverted nipples
- 1st toddler cup to integrate with an entire feeding system – interchangeability is still an AVENT advantage
- 1st breast pump to imitate babies’ suckling action
- 1st electric breast pump designed to learn a mother’s natural pumping rhythm
- 1st electric breast pump helping mums express comfortably

Philips Avent also won two Queens' awards for innovation.

Giveaway!!!
To celebrate this milestone, ToddlyMummy and Philips Avent is giving away more than SGD500 worth of Philips products to ONE reader.

1 x FC7020 SteamPlus 2 in 1 Steam & Sweep Cleaner ,$269
Win Philips Products

Just follow the Rafflecopter instructions below to enter. Do note that the first two steps are compulsory: submitting Instagram photos and leaving a blog comment. Failing to do so will disqualify your chance to win. You can also do the other optional steps for more chances to win. Good luck!

This giveaway ends 11 November (inclusive) at midnight, and ONE winner will be announced on 12 November. The winner can redeem the products at Philips Avent redemption booth at North Court @ VivoCity Level 1 on Saturday 15 November between 430 to 530pm.

Terms and conditions:
- Entries that do not fulfill the requirements stated will be disqualified without notice.
- This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only.
- This giveaway starts on 5 November and ends on 11 November (inclusive) at midnight.
- The winner will be chosen from a random draw of entries received in accordance with these Terms and conditions.
- The winner will be announced on this post and my Facebook page by 12 November.
- The winner will be notified by email.
- The organisers accept no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason.
- The winner can redeem the products at Philips Avent redemption booth at North Court @ VivoCity Level 1 on Saturday 15 November between 430 to 530pm.
- Entrants into the giveaway shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
- Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice, at the organisers' sole discretion.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Philips Avent 30th Anniversary Event @ VivoCity
Head down to soak in the festivities, with activities such as magic shows for kids, balloon sculpting, and music lessons.
When: 12-16 November (Wed-Sun), 10am-10pm
Where: North Court @ VivoCity Level 1

Philips Avent event details

Disclaimer: We were provided with Philips products for the purpose of this special feature and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and images are my own.

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13 comments:

  1. Tested and Proven, Avent products are reliable, durable, safe and worth of your money. Honey Javier (hoenjae@aol.com)

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  2. Jackie
    piggypandaluvsbb@gmail.com

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  3. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

    Cynthia Lau
    edenie98@yahoo.com

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  4. Thanks for awesome giveaway..

    Ashmika Jain
    jainash1083@gmail.com

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  5. Phillips is a mum's best friend because it offers all the products which are essential for a baby and toddler. I have bought and used Phillips breast pads, dual electric breast pumps, sterilizer, milk bottles and teats, sippy cups, milk bottle warmer; all are durable and easy to use! Definitely value for money!--Meiyi (littledetour@hotmail.com)

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  6. Phyllis Tan
    sillyphy13@gmail.com

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  7. I agree that PhilipsAvent is every Mom's Best Friend. AJ would be starting his first semi-solid diet next month, the prizes would come in very handy! :D Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. Love Philips Avent Breast pumps, bottle warmer, Via cups and bottles! They are my best friend when I gave birth to my kids! Made breastfeeding much easier for me ^_^

    sze_pei24@hotmail.com

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  9. Tammy Tng
    sze_pei24@hotmail.com

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  10. evelyn
    evelyn_neo@hotmail.com
    Thanks Winnie! (hope the leg is getting better too!) :)

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