Baby June 2, 2022
There is a world of new gear needed when a baby is on the way, if you are planning to breast feed then a bundle like the Lola & Lykke Breastfeeding Starter Kit takes some of the hassle out of nesting, leaving more time for sleep and snacking. We have been lucky enough to review the Smart Electric Breast Pump from Lola & Lykke which is included in this bundle, this breast pump is small, compact and has no tubes or wires to worry about making it highly portable, it is battery powered with a USB rechargeable battery, one full charge will deliver 2-hours of continuous use. The Smart Touch Screen digital display features a memory button and timer for tracking and recording pumping sessions, it’s here you can increase the stimulation and suction levels.
The intuitive smart capabilities automatically move through the two stages stimulation and expression mimicking baby’s natural sucking pattern, there are six levels of stimulation and nine levels of expression. The screen is quite sensitive and without a physical response to the button press it is easy to accidently jump up a few levels instead of just the one. This kit also comes with 10 breast milk storage bags with adapters, 30 breast milk storage bags, three breast shields (21mm, 24mm, 27mm), two nipple teat 2-packs (3M+, 6M+), two baby bottles (0M+, 3M+), a set of silicone spare parts, two pairs of curved bamboo nursing pads and a smart looking pump carry and cooler bag. The bottles are BPA free, but the pump is also compatible with most standard baby bottles, which is very handy as it can take a few goes to fine the right one for baby. The adaptor bags mean you can express straight into the bag, which is helpful if you are expressing away from home, it can then be used in reverse by attaching the feeding teat to the bag so that’s one less thing to wash and sterilise.
The bags can be laid flat for fast freezing, they arrive pre-sterilised, leak-proof and ready thaw and warm up for use, the bags are BPA and phthalate free and can be safety frozen for up to six months. Although these bags are convenient unfortunately, they are single use only, this may put people off as society moves away from disposable plastics. This Starter Kit comes nicely presented in a gift box which means it’s ideal for a baby shower present, perfect for both new and experienced moms, with all the bits needed to start that feeding journey. RRP £219
- Compact, intuitive breast pump
- Pump and feed straight from the storage bag
- Anti-colic nipple teats
- All the accessories needed for feeding
- Storage/cooler bag
- Storage bags are single use