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    My Philips Avent Natural teat collapses

    Updated on 2022-01-03

    If you experience a collapsed teat or the teat is drawn into the bottle, the anti-colic valve may be blocked or stuck together. Below you will find more information and steps on how to solve this.

    Regular and collapsed Philips Avent teats

    Find the anti-colic valve

    The anti-colic valve is located below one of the numbers that is printed on the base of the teat.

    Philips Avent anti-colic valve

    Clean and sterilise your teats

    It is important to clean your teats regularly to avoid any blockage in the anti-colic valve. To do this, follow the steps below:

    1. Disassemble the bottle and teat, and wash them in warm, soapy water
    2. Find the valve, which is located below one of the numbers that is printed on the base of the teat
    3. Hold the teat below the valve and pull the tip firmly until you see the valve opening
    4. Continue your cleaning routine by sterilising your parts and then allow them to air dry
    Cleaning Philips Avent teats

    Fixing a collapsed teat while feeding

    If the teat collapses during feeding, follow the steps below to fix this:

    1. Pull the teat out of the bottle using your clean fingers or tongs
    2. Find the valve, which is located below one of the numbers that is printed on the base of the teat
    3. Making sure that the valve is on top, pull the teat sideways. Pull firmly until you see the valve opening
    4. Once opened, you can continue the feed
    Fixing collapsed Philips Avent teats

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