Choosing a baby bottle is easier said than done. As a mum, you will probably go through a lot of research rather than picking a random bottle. To make your research easier, here is your ultimate guide to choose the best bottle for your baby.
What to consider?
Before choosing your baby’s bottle, here are some main things to keep in mind:
1-Size, shape, and material
The bottle size differs as your baby grows. You can start with a 150 ml bottle and gradually move to bigger ones.
Shape is important for your grip – and for your baby’s grip later on. So choose one that you are comfortable with.
Finally, you will find three materials for the bottles: plastic, glass, and steel. If you choose plastic make sure it is BPA free, if you choose glass know that they are heavier and best used after the age of 2 months. Steel bottles are considered safer and lighter – but they are more expensive, and only suitable for 6 months old and above.
Considering your baby’s age is important because it determines the flow strength. Babis from the age of 1 week till the age of 2 months need slow flow. Ages from 2 to 6 months need a medium flow, and older than 6 months are ready for a fast flow. Here you must consider the nipple of the bottle just as the bottle itself. Keep in mind that you might mix feed your baby.
Keep in mind that your baby can reject a couple bottles before getting used to one. Many say that babies with colic can be choosier than most.
3-Ease of Cleaning and Sterilizing
When choosing the shape and size, keep in mind the ease of cleaning. If the bottle has lots of curves it’ll take more effort to clean. Also, make sure you get a bottle that works well with sterilizing.
The bright side of bottle feeding
Bottle feeding has many advantages for you and your baby’s feedings, here is why:
1-Easy feedings, as anyone can feed your baby with bottles when you are busy or away.
2-Measuring the exact amount of milk consumed by your baby.
3-Being sure that your baby is getting the proper diet they need.