Sunday, September 6, 2015

Hegen PCTO™ Feeding Bottles

[Product Review]

I went to the launch of Hegen a while ago, with an interest to find out more about this new local brand of bottle. There was much sharing of personal experiences by parents as well as the founder of the brand, Ms Yvon Bock who also happened to be a mom of four! I was wondering how different or “revolutionary” can a milk bottle be? But the square shaped bottle definitely piqued my curiosity. 

Happy to meet up with the mommas from Bubba & Mama and Mommy Chuck!
So what was my takeaway from the launch? Beside hearing about the importance of breastfeeding all over again, it would have to be “PCTO” which is acronym for Press-to-Close, Twist-to-Open. To close the bottle, one just needs to push down the cap and to open, one just needs to give the cap a twist. Little Louie was also gifted some feeding bottles to try out from the lovely peeps from Hegen after the official launch. 

Hmm how come didi's bottle is square one huh?
I wonder if you had heard about young boys having a fascination with all things round such as wheels etc? I know my Louie loves turning the dial on my old school safe box and playing with wheels and I heard from some other daddy bloggers that it was the same case for their boys. As such, although Louie took to the teat well and had no problem feeding off Hegen bottle, he didn’t want to hold on to the bottle on his own. 

The following are the plus points I found from using the Hegen bottles – 
  1. PCTO – The easy closing and opening was great, for there was no chance of me screwing the cap on wrongly / inaccurately and screwing things up with horrible milk spills! Even Leroy can do it! 
  2. Easy Cleaning – The hard-to-reach corners inside regular milk bottles would be a pain to wash but not for these Hegen bottles where even all my fat fingers can reach. You do not even need any special cleaning apparatus!
  3. Space Saving – The square bottles meant that one can easily stack the bottles. Be it storing of breastmilk in the freezer / fridge or empty bottles in your cabinets. 
  4. Flexibility – This is not just a feeding bottle or storage bottle for breast milk. With a change of the cap, it would become a handy container for food / snacks and what nots. Think cereals or your baby’s favorite titbits. 
The bottles are available online at Motherworks or at their retail outlets, and at Level 4, Takashimaya Department Store as well

I personally love the idea of the square bottle, as well as the ease of cleaning and storage. However to date, I am still unable to get Louie to hold onto the bottle the way he would for his other “normal” bottles. Otherwise, the Hegen bottles would just have been perfect!

Pricing of Hegen PCTO™ Feeding Bottles and Teats are as follows:

Product / Description / Price
Hegen PCTO™ 150ml / 5oz Feeding Bottle / $24.80
Hegen PCTO™ 150ml / 5oz Feeding Bottle (2-pack) / $42.80
Hegen PCTO™ 240ml / 8oz Feeding Bottle / $26.80
Hegen PCTO™ 240ml / 8oz Feeding Bottle (2-pack) / $46.80
Hegen PCTO™ 150ml / 5oz Breastmilk Storage (6-pack) / $49.80
Hegen Slow Flow Teat (2-pack) / $12.80
Hegen Medium Flow Teat (2-pack) / $12.80
Hegen Fast Flow Teat (2-pack) / $12.80
*The prices listed above are in Singapore dollars.

Watch the official video below -

Hegen Launch Video
Posted by Hegen on Monday, August 3, 2015

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