To prevent air ingestion and colic in babies, designers at Savi Baby selected the Model #120 check valve from Smart Products for a hands-free baby bottle, the Pacifeeder. The convenient (for parents) bottle feeding option features a system that adjusts fluid flow based on the baby’s needs and prevents the nipple from leaking.
The adapter of the Pacifeeder uses a Model #120 check valve, which fits into the nipple. The valve prevents the backflow of liquids thereby keeping the nipple full. Maintaining liquids in the nipple (until the bottle is empty) lets babies get to the liquid and not ingest air. Avoiding air ingestion prevents colic and digestive problems.
What’s more, the BPA-free Pacifeeder, ideal for babies three months and older, promotes doctor recommended semi-upright feeding positions to help reduce ear infections. A rotating strap attaches the bottle to car seats, strollers, and carriers. And a FlexGuard feature prevents babies from disconnecting the system. The Pacifeeder also quickly converts into a regular baby bottle by using any standard nipple.
Model #120 check valve, available as a 5/16-in. standard cartridge design, inserts into fittings, manifolds, or installed in-line. Like all Smart Products valves, Model #120 can be customized to fit design criteria with a range of plastic body and o-ring materials, and spring pressures. For instance,
the valve can be molded in Polypropylene, Nylon, Acrylic, Acetal, PVDF, Polycarbonate, Ultem, and ABS. O-ring options include Buna-N, EPDM, Viton, Silicone, and Fluorosilicone. Opening pressures range from 0.09 to 20 psi.