Baby bottles are a registry must-have but with so many options on the market, it is difficult to know where to start.
The best bottle for you to buy is the one that baby will take!
Bottles differ in a few different ways so keep these pointers in mind.
Types of nipples / teats
There are different shapes to choose from and it is usually a case of what baby will like and take to.
Different teats control the flow of the milk. New-born and slow flow are so that baby does not gulp and take in too much. These are usually indicated with a number “1”.
Faster flow teats will be as baby gets older. These are indicated as “2” or “3”.
Teats can be replaced on to the existing bottle as baby grows so no need to replace the bottle.
Size of bottles
New-borns do not drink very much at a time and therefore a small bottle will suffice, however it may be more economical to go for a bigger bottle from the start.
Baby bottle materials
Glass is sturdier and more long-lasting but heavier and more expensive and can shatter easily.
Plastic is lightweight but wears out faster.
How many to buy
This will depend on whether you are breast-feeding as well or exclusively bottle-feeding.
A suggestion is 3 – 4 and to buy more as you find the need or the bottle that suits baby.
When deciding on which bottles to buy, choose a brand that you like and try their starter kit.