Should I unscrew the bottom of the Difrax S-baby bottle a bit when feeding?

You don't have to hear air escape from the bottle or unscrew the bottom a little while feeding. 
If a vacuum is caused in the teat, this means the silicon valve in the bottom is not functioning properly. 
Some children have such suction strength that they manage to cause a vacuum in the teat after all. In such a case unscrewing the bottom just a bit can help, as more air can escape from the bottle.

What is the difference between a narrow (natural) and a wide (wide) Difrax s-baby bottle?

The Natural S-baby bottles have a narrow neck and teat, and are easily accepted, even by new-born babies.
The teat on the Wide S-baby bottles is wider, which means your baby opens its mouth more widely when drinking. Many mothers who combine breast and bottle feeding prefer the Wide S-baby bottle; it minimises the chances of confusion between nipple and teat.
The choice between a Natural and Wide S-baby bottle also depends on what you prefer to hold.

When should I replace a Difrax teat?

You should replace a teat every six weeks. Pull on a teat every day you use it. Is there any damage? Then replace the teat immediately.

How can I measure left-over milk in my Difrax S-baby bottle?

You can use the non-spill measuring cap of the S-baby bottle for this. Pour the leftover milk from the bottle in the cap and you will see exactly how much milk your baby did not drink.

Can I use the Difrax S-baby bottle from birth?

Yes, you can. You can combine the S-baby bottle with breastfeeding from birth.

How does the Difrax 1-2-3 variflow teat work?

With the 1-2-3 Variflow teat you can adjust the flow rate and so determine the drinking speed of your baby. This enables you to adjust the flow rate to your baby’s suction strength, even while you are bottle feeding.

Position 1 requires more suction than position 3. Start at 1 if your child is still thirsty and sucks hard and end at 3 when your little one gets tired. Position the desired number under your child’s nose. Use the specially developed 1-2-3 Variflow ring to change positions easily.

When should I replace my child's Difrax pacifier?

Pacifiers should be replaced every six weeks. Before each use pull firmly on the nozzle to check it is still intact. Is there any damage? If so, replace the pacifier immediately.

Difrax has many kinds of pacifiers. Which is the most suitable for my child?

Difrax pacifiers keep pace with your child's development. We distinguish 5 age groups: New-born for newly born and premature babies, 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months and 18 months and over.
The shield becomes bigger and the nozzle is designed to fulfil your child's suckling reflexes. As your baby gets older, the sucking part becomes sturdier. Eventually, the sucking part of the 18+ pacifier is completely solid.

Difrax has 2 different pacifier models, natural and dental. Which one should I buy?

Every child has its own preference. Most babies prefer the Natural model.
The Natural pacifier is shaped in the form of a nipple. Because of its familiar shape it is suitable in combination with breastfeeding. The nozzle of the Natural pacifier is round, so it has no top or bottom. This enables the child to turn it in its mouth.
The Dental pacifier stimulates the development of palate, tongue and jaw muscles. The round side of the nozzle (the sucking part) sits comfortably up against the palate; the flat side presses down on the tongue.

Still, my child has bitten through the extra strong, solid Difrax pacifier for children of 18 months and over. What should I do?

The extra strong, solid pacifier is indeed the sturdiest pacifier on the market today. Biting through this sturdy pacifier can cause a hazardous situation, in which case it is generally best to substitute a teething ring for the pacifier. We therefore recommend the following.

- Before each use pull firmly on the nozzle to check it is still intact

- If your child has bitten any holes in the nozzle, immediately throw out the pacifier

- The extra strong pacifiers tempt some children to bite/suck harder and so it would be best to give them the "ordinary" model (no matter how contradictory that seems)

- A teething ring could be a solution.

My child has bitten through a Difrax teething ring and has probably swallowed some of the filling. Is that dangerous?

No, the fluid is completely harmless. It is sterilised water, so there is no need to worry. It is sensible to replace or throw out the teething ring.


Where are Difrax products developed?

Difrax products are designed and developed in the Netherlands by the Difrax product development team, in collaboration with medical experts, such as a paediatrician, a lactation expert, a speech therapist, a dentist and a food consultant.