The nation’s most Brilliantly British baby brand Philips Avent celebrated the impending royal arrival last Friday, as some special ‘royal guests’ picked up some last minute items for Catherine and William.
As you have probably guessed Philips royal couple were a fabulous pair of Charles and Camilla lookalikes. They went shopping with Philips Avent to shop for everything needed for the new Prince or Princess, as well as stopping by the Lindo Wing to ensure everything is in order.
A bit more about Philips Avent:
- Philips Avent has made their products in the UK since 1984, celebrating their 30th Anniversary last year.
- 80% of all Avent products, including soothers, bottles and teats, are made in the UK, in Glemsford, Suffolk.
- The factory employs over 500 people its location was originally chosen because of the accessibility to local ports.
- The name Avent was born after the team described the launch, at St Katherine’s Docks in London, as a “Happy Event”.
- Philips Avent has sold more than 100 million feeding bottles since 1984.
- Avent founder, Edward Atkin, launched the brand because he and his wife struggled when feeding their own baby.
- After finding the teats too long, hard and thin, and the narrow bottles difficult to fill, Edward used his years of design and manufacturing experience to completely reinvent both teat and bottle and the Philips Avent bottle that millions of parents now know and trust was born!
- An early challenge was convincing people that the wide neck bottle was a good thing! No-one liked it initially as it was ‘too different’ but once anecdotal evidence started showing it was working well with babies and was so much easier to use it slowly got accepted.
- Key milestones include launching the first single handed breast pump in 1997 and the first non-spill cup for toddlers.
- Philips Avent won a Queen’s Award for enterprise in 2007.
Avent were always my personal choice with all four of my kids. I was drawn to their stylish design, they were always a bit different from other brands and back in the late 80's they were ultra modern and a bit funky looking.
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