How accurate is the scale on my Philips Avent bottle?
Published on 27 June 2023
The scale on your Philips Avent bottle can guide you when measuring liquid for feeding. You can find information regarding the accuracy of the scale below.
How is the scale created?
The scale is placed onto each Philips Avent bottle during the manufacturing process. Philips Avent completes this process in compliance with all relevant regulations and guidelines.
Can inaccuracies occur?
While Philips Avent pays all due care and attention when manufacturing bottles, the scale may be subject to minor variations.
The plastics that Philips Avent and many other manufacturers use can shrink or distort, particularly when heated (e.g., during sterilising). This process has an impact on the scale. Guidelines state that a small deviation is acceptable, and Philips Avent products fall within those guidelines.
What measures does Philips Avent take to minimise inaccuracies?
Philips Avent performs rigorous checks to ensure that all bottles comply with global and regional standards. These include extra scale accuracy checks as each batch of bottles leaves the factory.
What should I do if my scale isn't accurate?
We understand that it may cause concern if the scale on your baby bottle does not seem accurate. This is particularly the case when using formula, where the ratio of water to powder is important.
Using a weight scale to measure the volume of water will provide accurate results, while the scale on the bottle can provide a guide (even when slight distortion has occurred).
A glass measuring vessel or baby bottle is not susceptible to the same issues as plastic and can also be used as an alternative when measuring liquids.
What extra support is available?
If you have questions or concerns regarding baby feeding, we advise that you always consult your healthcare provider for support and guidance.
Please contact us if you have any product-specific questions or concerns.
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