Are there different spout sizes for the Subo food bottle? And Why?
Yes the 12mm spout comes as standard with your Subo food bottle. You can also purchase a 5mm straw spout that can be interchanged in your Subo food bottle. We recommend the straw spout for children under 2 years of age.
The two spout sizes to allow for different thicknesses (viscosity) of food to be consumed. The larger spout (12mm) allows for thicker food types like cereals and spaghetti to be eaten. The smaller straw spout is for more liquid food types like smoothies. However, please remember that the Subo food bottle is for food and not for drinks such as water, milk or juice.
Who should use the small 5mm straw spout?
Children under 2 years of age should use the 5mm straw spout. We do not recommend children under 2 years of age use the 12mm spout.
The 5mm straw spout however, is also ideal for older children and adults who would like to consume more liquid meals such as smoothies.
Can I use liquids in the Subo Food Bottle?
Subo is not designed for liquid drinks, it is best used for pureed or mashed, viscous foods. Some examples of foods that can be used in the Subo food bottle are: yogurts, smoothies, pureed fruits and vegetables, soft breakfast cereals soaked in milk etc.
Can I fill the Subo Food Bottle half way up?
Yes. You can push the platform up the tube to the desired volume then fill.
How do I read the volume markers?
The Subo food bottle has volume markers in both millilitres and fluid ounces and on both sides of the bottle, located beside the windows. You may notice that one side is upside down. The Subo base and collar can be assembled on either side of the tube, making it multi-directional. The markers with the TOP nearest the spout are the ones you should be using. The top of the platform will line up with the markers indicating the amount of food remaining in the bottle.
Can I freeze the Subo Bottle?
No, we suggest that you do not freeze the Subo food bottle.
Can I put frozen food in the Subo Food Bottle?
Yes. Frozen food can be loaded into the Subo food bottle to defrost and consume later.
Can I store the food in Subo if my child has only half eaten it?
When food has had contact with saliva it cannot be then stored for re-use.
How do I encourage my child to suck through the spout?
We recommend demonstrating to your child how to suck through the spout. It is a good idea not to tip the bottle upside down, or squeeze the bottle as neither approach will work. Younger children can take some time to learn the correct technique, especially when moving from a teat bottle.
Can I add boiling water in my Subo Food Bottle?
We do not recommend you add boiling water to your Subo food bottle. If the food you are consuming requires boiling water, please prepare your food in an appropriate container before loading into the Subo food bottle.
Caring for the Subo Food Bottle.
When you take apart your Subo food bottle, you should have 7 separate parts. Put them in warm soapy water and wash with a cloth or bottle brush or place in the top rack of your dishwasher. Please dry each component thoroughly after washing.
Before each use, inspect all parts. Replace parts at first sign of damage or weakness. Make sure all parts are secure and in place before feeding. Do not store near a source of heat or in direct sunlight as this may damage the product. Do not microwave or freeze this product.
Can I microwave the Subo Food Bottle?
We recommend that you do not use the Subo food bottle in the microwave as it is difficult to test the food temperature inside the bottle. Instead, we suggest that you always check food is heated to the desired safe temperature before loading into the bottle.
Can I put hot food in the Subo Food Bottle?
Yes. Once the food is heated to the desired safe temperature it can be loaded into the Subo food bottle. Please ensure you always check the food temperature is suitable prior to giving it to your child.
Can I remove the spout?
Just push the silicone spout through the hole in the collar and it will come out.
Can I take apart the platform?
No. The fin is overmolded to the platform. There is no need to take it apart.