Kiinde Twist Reviews – The All-in-One Feeding System

kiinde-twist-reviewsPrice: $40

Where to Buy: Amazon

What you get: 

Twist Pouches (x20)

All Direct-Pump adapters (for all major pump brands)

Keeper Breast milk Organizer (x1)

Squeeze Natural Feeding Bottle (x2)

Slow Flow Active Latch Nipple with Case (x1)

Medium Flow Active Latch Nipple with Case (x1)

Fast Flow Active Latch Nipple with Case (x1)

Nipple Brushes (x2)

My Overall Rating:  9 out of 10


What is the Kiinde Twist?

When I started pumping with my first baby due to returning to work, I quickly realized how much milk I was wasting by pouring that precious liquid from container to container.

There was the pump bottle I pumped directly into, then the freezer storage bag, and finally, the bottle to feed it to my baby. Each transfer left precious drops of milk behind.

When you are producing a ton of milk, then perhaps that is nothing to worry about but for moms who are struggling to keep up with their baby’s demand, those precious drops mean everything. Not to mention washing and buying containers and storage bags can get expensive and is a big hassle!

Enter the Kiinde Twist.

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I wish I had known about this feeding system with my son. They really have thought of everything!

The Kiinde Twist doesn’t allow one drop of that precious milk to go to waste. You simply pump directly into the Kiinde Twist Pouches, pop the pouch into a Kiinde bottle and feed your baby. Simple as that!

The Kiinde bags are also storage bags and can be refrigerated or frozen. To use stored milk, simply thaw and warm the pouch and pop into a Kiinde bottle. Easy peasy!

No mess, no fuss, and best of all, no wasted breast milk!


How Does the Kiinde Twist Work?

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Direct Twist Adapters

Direct Pump

The Kiinde starter set comes with adapters that work with all major pumps. The Direct-Pump Twist adapters connect directly into the pump flanges and allow you to pump your breast milk right into the Kiinde Twist pouches.

Here are some of the pumps that the Kiinde is compatible with:

Medela

Philips AVENT

Evenflo

Playtex

Ameda

Tommee Tippee

Spectra

The First Years

Hygeia

Lansinoh

ARDO

The Kiinde Twist pouches are leak-proof and very tough. Pump directly into the pouch, serve or store in the pouch and use later. You will never have to transfer your milk again. The Kiinde Twist Pouches are made that they can stand on their own or can be laid flat. There is also a convenient space for labeling on the pouch.

The Kiinde Twist pouches make great storage bags on their own even if you don’t use them to pump into. In fact, they are comparable in price to the Medela Pump and Save storage bag. The Kiinde run about $0.32 a bag and the Medela about $0.31.

When you look at the cost of bottles and the time spent washing them, etc plus the added cost of buying freezer and storage bags for your milk, the Kiinde Twist bags seem like a great, easy and affordable option.

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Kiinde Twist Pouch                                           Dual-material, composite construction Twist Pouches provide the ultimate protection for your liquid gold. Leak-proof, freezer-proof, and oops-I-dropped-it-proof.

 

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Direct-Pump                                             Pump directly into Kiinde Twist Pouches from any pump.

==>Click here to read what Moms think of the Kiinde Twist!<==


Storage and Warming

One accessory that I love that comes in the Kiinde Starter Set is the Keeper Breast Milk Organizer. It is a shelf that stacks 12, 6-ounce storage bags. It lays them flat or can be used to stand them up. Either way, it is an ideal size to fit directly into the refrigerator.

The spacing between the dividers on the organizer makes it easy to read the label on each pouch. This would also work in the freezer but might take a little more space than if you stacked them frozen on top of each other. But it is a great accessory!

Another great option is the Kozii which is the Kiinde Breast Milk and Bottle Warmer. Kozii uses a low temperature, nutrient-safe water bath that is safe for ALL bottle and bag types (so not just Kiinde). The water in the warmer is about as warm as warm tap water.

This allows you to warm your little one’s meal without exposing bags and bottles to dangerous steam, hot or boiling water, or the microwave. Kozii uses technology, specifically designed to eliminate the risk of hot spots, nutrient damage, and dangerous chemicals that can be released from plastic bottles at high temperatures.

The Kiinde Starter Kit does not include the Kozii bottle warmer but there is a bundle that does have it. It runs for about $99. Considering the Kozii alone is $70, buying the bundle will save you about $10. Pretty good deal!

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Keeper helps you organize your freezer and efficiently store and protect your precious breastmilk by holding storage bags flat, on easy-to-access shelves.

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Kozii – Safely Thaw and Warm Breastmilk, Formula, and Food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Twist and Feed

kiinde-twist-reviewsWhen it comes time to feed your baby, it honestly can’t be easier. Just warm the Kiinde Twist pouch and snap it into a Squeeze Kiinde Bottle. Squeeze the air out of the pouch and attach an Active Latch Nipple.

Per the Kiinde site, here are some key features of the Kiinde Squeeze bottles and Active Latch Nipples:

-Collapsible Twist Pouches completely eliminate gas from your baby’s meal, without complicated venting mechanisms.

-Patent-pending 1-piece Active Latch nipple means there is only 1 food-contact part to clean. No leaks, threads, lock rings, or complicated venting parts.

-Active Latch nipples are designed to teach and reward deep, wide, natural latching.

-By requiring suction AND massaging of the nipple, they are designed to discourage “lazy latching”, and to ease the transition between bottle and breast.

-Contoured bottle shape is easy to hold for your little one, and for you!

-The bottle can also be used to support your breast pump while pumping directly into Twist Pouches.

-Using Kiinde’s Direct-Pump adapters, nipples from a wide variety of brands can be used to feed gas-free directly from Twist Pouches, eliminating the need to transfer to a bottle and create more dirty dishes.

-Wide openings in front and back of bottle allow you to simulate natural let down response by squeezing the pouch for more flow.

-Recyclable (#5), and BPA-free, PVC-free, and phthalate-free.

-Top rack dishwasher safe.

-Steam sterilizer safe.

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Natural Nipple             Slow flow Active Latch nipples require suction and massaging to get flow, just like Mom! They are designed to train Baby for a seamless transition between bottle and breast.

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No Colic                         Twist Pouches collapse as your baby drinks. No air in the pouch means no air in your baby’s meal. No need for complicated venting mechanisms that are hard to clean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Active Latch                 Active Latch nipples are designed specifically to ease the transition between bottle and breast. Variations in texture encourage a deep, natural latch.

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No Air Ingestion       Round nipples can cause air gaps to form at the corners of Baby’s mouth. Air gaps can lead to air ingestion, which leads to colic. Active Latch nipples are oval, designed to help form an air-tight seal with Baby’s lips all the way around.


==>Click Here to read more about the features of the Kiinde Twist!<==


A concern I had when I first heard about the Kiinde was that by using this system, you are stuck with just their bottle and nipple. What if your baby doesn’t take to the Kiinde bottle? What then?

Well, Kiinde thought of that too. Remember the Direct-Pump adapters? Those can be used as adapters on the Kiinde Squeeze bottle which allows you to use most major brand nipples. Impressed? Me too!

It’s not the most attractive looking contraption but it certainly is a huge plus in my book! The fact you can use whatever nipple you want (well, most anyway) is a fantastic feature. Another positive it that if you are having trouble finding a nipple your baby likes, think of all the money you will save by only having to buy the nipples and not all those bottles!

Here is a list of brands that you can use the nipples from on the Kiinde Squeeze bottles:

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Kiinde Squeeze bottles with Direct-Pump adapters allow the use of most major brand nipples!

Medela

Ameda

Dr. Brown’s

Spectra

Lansinoh (narrow and wide mouth)

The First Years

Avent

Playtex

Tommee Tippee

Evenflo

Hygeia


Pros and Cons of Kiinde Twist

kiinde-twist-reviewsThe Kiinde Twist boasts a 4.5-stars out of 5-stars on Amazon. Reviewers rave about this innovative product.

Some features that moms loved the most is the ease of using the Kiinde Twist and the lack of washing bottles. The Kiinde pouches are said to be very sturdy and do not leak. The adapters for both direct-pumping and the nipples for other brands is also a big winner.

The Kozii bottle warmer was also a big hit with users. It is said to be quick, easy and warms perfectly.

Some negatives about the Kiinde Twist included: The neck of the storage pouch was hard to defrost frozen milk in because of how it is shaped, complaints that the 6-ounce bags were too small, the slow flow nipple is too slow, the pouch is hard to squeeze air out of when placed into the bottle, and complaints that the ounce measurement on the storage bags is off.

Overall, a majority of reviewer loved the Kiinde Twist and the accessories. I think some of the complaints have valid points but are fixable. For example, Kiinde offers larger pouches in 8-ounce measurement but the set comes with the 6-ounce bags. If you need the higher increments, then the option to purchase them separately is there.

The measurement of the pouches may be an issue but it is important to remember that the design of the pouches is so that they can be laid flat or stand up. When pushed all the way out to stand, then the measurement should be accurate. I would gather it will be very inaccurate when trying to measure the amount with the pouch flattened. 

One negative to consider is that the set only comes with 2 of each pump adapter. So if you plan to pump at work with an Avent pump, for example, and your baby takes the Kiinde bottle with an Avent nipple, then you will need to buy extra adapters. Something to consider if you plan on using different brand nipples.

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Bottom Line

Overall, I love the Kiinde Twist system. It is a great option for moms who pump often and want to save time and need to capture every last drop of that precious milk. 

I wish I had known about this product sooner. All those times I spilled my freshly pumped milk while trying to pour into a freezer storage bag could have been avoided!

I would definitely recommend looking into the Kiinde Twist system if you are planning to pump to any degree. It makes a great pump accessory!

Have you used the Kiinde Twist system? Leave a comment and let us know how you liked it!


Click here to read more about the Kiinde Twist Starter Kit!

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Amazon – Kiinde Twist Starter Kit                             

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Amazon – Kiinde Twist Starter Kit w/ Kozii Bottle Warmer                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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14 comments

  1. Sarah says:

    I’m planning to use the Kiinde system with my baby who is coming in a few weeks. I got a deal on the full set that includes the warmer. I’m trying to figure out how many extra nipples or bottles I might need. Between a sample and the set, I’ve got 3 bottles, 2 slow nipples, 2 medium nipples and 1 fast nipple. Has anyone used this system and can give me feedback on how many extras I’ll need? I’ll be going back to work and she’ll be in daycare at 3 months.

    Thanks!

    • Heather Grace says:

      Hi Sarah,

      This is a great question! I went back to work when my oldest was 4 months old and I sent 4 bottles with him (each measured to 4 oz) to daycare. He would still take a bottle about every 3ish hours at that age. Most days he came home with one bottle extra that he didn’t drink depending on what time I picked him. I think 4 for the day worked out perfect.

      With that said, you will likely want to pick up a few more bottles as time gets closer to going back (you may want to test a few brands as not all babies like all bottles). I had around 8-10 bottles because I hated getting home at night and washing haha. So the extra bottles helped a lot.

      I hope this helps you! Let me know if you have any other questions! And congrats on your baby!

    • candy salak says:

      Hi i just wanted to ask where did you manage to get the complete set including the warmer and how much did it all cost ? im also hoping to try the twist system however i fear it may not be available in the philippines

      • Heather Grace says:

        Hi Candy,

        The best place I have seen to buy the entire kit (includes the starter kits items as well as the bottle warmer) is Amazon. You can see that bundle by clicking here. At times it is on sale there (for example, today it is listed at 25% off). It typically runs for around $100usd. If you are unable to get it from Amazon in your country, the Kiinde Twist website does list retailers that carry it (though I don’t know what it would be priced at). There are several in the Philippines. You can view that list and their location, here. I hope that helps and you are able to get a set. It really is fantastic! Take care!

  2. Christi says:

    I am loving this system. I bought it for baby #2 and it is very convenient. But what is the best way to store extra milk? I have the Keeper/Organizer which is great for the initial freeze, but I’m working of a stockpile for when I go back to work and having muliple racks is unreasonable in the freezer. The Lansinoh bags were fabulous since they lay flat. Has anyone found a great way to store the Kiinde bags?

    • Heather Grace says:

      I used the keeper/organizer in my refrigerator, actually. I found it took up too much space in the freezer and did not fit much if you have a large freezer stash. A better way of storing frozen milk in the freezer is to freeze the bag flat, then pop into an empty coke can box that you have cut the top off of. They are the perfect size. I have a few pins that show how to do this on my Pinterest Board for Pumping Moms. Click here to check it out.

      You can easily organize the bags by date putting the oldest milk in the front so you use that first when it comes time to thaw. I hope this helps!

  3. Rachael says:

    As a second time mom I can’t rave enough about this system. It saves me SO MUCH time washing dishes and now that my little one is almost 8 months old we also use it to store homemade baby food. Seriously, it is the best!

    • Heather Grace says:

      HI Rachael, Thank you for sharing your experience with the Kiinde Twist. I have to agree with you that it is a huge timesaver! Using the pouches to store homemade baby food is a great idea. I haven’t tried it but I just might… Thank you for your comment!

  4. Maria says:

    Ah so that’s how this system works! I’ve seen them around but had no idea what the advantages are and how it works better than other storage systems, but clearly there are huge advantages and it looks like it’s compatible with the pump I have as well. This is a really smart system and I’d wished I’d known about it before too! Thank you for this great review.

    • Heather Grace says:

      I would say that unless you have some off-brand pump, then it likely fits the one you have! I love, love this system and have even bought it for a few moms for baby shower gifts. It’s one of those gifts that moms don’t know they want haha. Thank you for your comment!

  5. Caito Junqueira says:

    Hello,

    Very useful that there is the pump bottle, then the freezer storage bag, and the bottle hooked up to help in the process..

    Moms who dont produce much milk can be greatly aided to help their babies nutrition.

    Yes washing and buying containers can be pain very difficult sometimes!

    That Kiinde Twist seems to be wonderful to avoid any milk loss.

    Assembling everything looks very, very easy.

    Regards,

    CJ

    • Heather Grace says:

      Yes, it really is very easy to use. There are a lot of attachments but you won’t use most of them as typically you stick to one brand attachement for pump and the bottle nipple. Easy Peasy!

  6. Xin Zhang says:

    Hi,

    Wow, this really looks convenient. I am looking for a gift for an expectant friend and this may be perfect. I Remember it was a real pain to work with the little plastic bags I had with my son. You had to get the bag, twist it and put the little rubber band on it before freezing. I was always spilling milk. This looks like a huge improvement? Are there bundles that come with extra bags or are enough included already?

    I am so glad I found this!

    Sincerely,

    Xin

    • Heather Grace says:

      You get 20 pouches in the Starter Kit. But more can be purchased. I found them to be a similar price to the Medela storage bags. So not that expensive but not the cheapest on the market either. The savings really comes in that you don’t need to buy all these extra bottles. I had about 15 bottles (pricey Dr Brown’s ones) at home when I was working full time since it was too much to wash them every day for day care. So that can get expensive fast!

      And this would be an amazing gift! I would have loved to get one at one of my showers!!

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