The Last Bottle of Formula: Cue the Sadness

the last bottle of formula

Today I mixed my last bottle of formula for my baby. A couple weeks short of his first birthday I have opted out of buying another container. I have opted to meet this milestone head-on even though it is one that stopped me in my tracks.

While shopping a few weeks ago I saw that my brand was on sale. I was excited and picked up a few containers even though I had a couple at home already. It was then that I stopped myself and mentally calculated my youngest sons age. Eleven months–I had enough formula at home and I put back the containers on the shelf, maintaining my composure inside the store so no one could see that I was getting teary eyed over a $5-off can of formula.

That can of formula is so much more then just that. This is a milestone I measure, I know that this symbolizes my little guy about to meet other milestones such as walking and standing unassisted. Soon my baby will be a toddler and I will no longer have a home with a baby in it. He is my last baby.

My husband and I have laughed and joked these past few weeks about having another kid and our older kids have been asking for more babies but in all honestly we are done. I am done. It’s time to start making memories with our kids and I want to go on adventures.

Philips Avent Classic+ Bottles

philips avent Classic+

I may be getting rid of the formula but I am not getting rid of the bottles. I have been known to let my kids drink out of bottles until they want to stop and our current ones are the Philips Avent Classic+.

The thing is little ones sometimes have fussy tummy’s and you want to stop that at the source. The Classic+ bottles reduce colic and discomfort in a new one-piece anti-colic system that has an innovative valve integrated into the nipple. All that means is that as your babe sucks the valve on the nipple flexes and allows the air to go into the bottle and not your little ones tummy.

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You can’t flat out see why it is so amazing but you will be thrilled when it comes time to clean these babies and you don’t have a million pieces to put back together. This is a bottle and not a jig-saw puzzle and I love that its as easy as 1, 2, 3 to put back together.

philips avent classic+

I have a personal preference of wide bodied bottles so that my kids can easily hold onto them but also so I can get my fat hands in to clean them. Nothing worse than not being able to clean a bottle easily when my little’s are hungry and crying for food. I’m not organized enough to have them all washed and ready to go all the time.

A huge perk of using Philips Avent products is that if you choose to pump with the Philips Avent Double Electric Comfort Breast Pump(Win one!) you can pump straight into these (or any) bottles that are part of the line. Also worth mentioning is that the tops are all inter-changeable although not suggested with the Classic+ because of the anti-colic system.


I am teaming up with PTPA, Philips Avent and the other brand ambassadors to give you the chance to win one of forty Philips Avent Classic+ Bottle Sets. Each set comes with three bottles so you will be all set for a while. Contest is open to Canada & US excluding Quebec, Alaska and Hawaii. Ends June 15, 2016.

Philips Avent Classic Giveaway


“Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Philips Avent and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Alexandra Hamilton
    March 18, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    I’d love to win so I have a nice set of bottles for when it’s hubby’s turn to feed and bond with the princess

  2. Alexandra Hamilton
    March 18, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    I’d love to win so I have a nice set of bottles for when it’s hubby’s turn to feed and bond with the princess

  3. charityk
    March 18, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    i would use it for my littl eones

  4. Erinn Lishman
    March 18, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I will give these to my little sister, who is due her second baby any day now. She would really appreciate them!

  5. Kimm Coleman
    March 18, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    I would keep for myself.

  6. sabina edwards
    March 18, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    my sis is having a baby next month, her other child is 8 so she really didn’t have anything “left over” from her!!

  7. Lee dixon
    March 19, 2016 / 5:17 am

    I would use it for my little one.

  8. kathy downey
    March 19, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    If i won i would share with a friend

  9. Wendy hutton
    March 19, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    if I won I would give these to my niece who is expecting

  10. Jon T
    March 19, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    We would use these for our own LO – due in just a few weeks!

  11. Josh S
    March 19, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    At this point I would share with a friend…unless we all of a sudden find out we are having another baby.

  12. March 20, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    I would use it for my baby boy definitely.

  13. krystyl olson
    March 20, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    my sister in law is pregnant as well as my BFF. I’d have to share

  14. Dagmar M
    March 20, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    These would be for my little one!

  15. Kim Coleman
    March 20, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    I would keep for myself.

  16. marie s
    March 20, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    I would share it with my friend who is expecting

  17. Betty Spry
    March 22, 2016 / 11:57 am

    I would love to win and give to my friend who is expecting late May

  18. Victoria Ess
    March 24, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    I’d give it to my friend!

  19. Jackie M
    March 27, 2016 / 11:03 am

    I would share with my mommy friends 🙂

  20. Shane Smith
    April 5, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    my sister is expecting her first so id share this gift with her and she would love it

  21. Alayne Langford
    April 8, 2016 / 9:37 pm

    I would happily share with my grand daughters and their mommies!

  22. Lynne M
    April 9, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    This would be for my niece – she would so appreciate this 🙂

  23. Wendy Jensen
    April 17, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    If I win I will share it with a friend.

  24. ASHLEY J
    April 22, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    Thanks for the chance Aneta <3

  25. SarahJ
    May 1, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    I will use them!

  26. Cara Inglis
    May 5, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    I’d love to use them for my LO but I also have a dear friend who is exclusively FF so I’d share with them.