Buying Guide: Best Baby Bottles Models and Features

Best Baby BottlesRule of thumb when it comes to bottles, you really have no idea which one your baby will like until they try it. Luckily, bottles are cheap enough that you can purchase a couple, and let your tike eat from a few without breaking the bank. You can also do a quick test by bringing them to a store and letting them see all of the varieties which are available, and there is a good chance that they’ll let you know what they like.

Other than that, there isn’t a whole lot that you absolutely have to look for when it comes to bottles. I’ve gone ahead and listed some of my personal favorite baby bottles, along with some features which you should look at, just to make sure your making the best purchase possible.

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Medela Breastmilk Collection and Storage

These work really well for just about any kind of bottle feeding, but are an especially effective combo with Medela breastpumps. Very lightweight and sturdy, you can throw them into a dishwasher or a mircowave without damaging them, and are made from safe materials.

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Philips AVENT BPA Free Classic Polypropylene

Having somewhat of a wide neck style, these are designed for are more natural suckling sensation, and are 100% microwave and dishwasher safe.

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Comotomo Natural Feel

Another wide neck variety, these very closely mimic breastfeeding and can hold quite a bit of milk. Very hygienic, these are also microwave and dishwasher safe.

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Aquasana AQ-SL-500-MULTI Rainbow Silicone Sleeves and Caps

Made from silicone, these are a pretty good starter pack if your looking for standard sized varieties which are washable and microwaveable.

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NUK Hello Kitty Silicone Spout Active Cup

Transitioning from bottles to sippy cups can be a huge pain for some toddlers, however this hybrid version helps ease the process a little bit. This Hello Kitty version is sure to please your little one, and its light weight and clip make carrying very easy.

 

Styles and Uses

Standard: There are a TON of bottles to choose from, and I’m not joking. The most common variety is a standard, classical design. These are models with very Drinking Milkstraight sides, or with a slight curve, and can hold anywhere between 3 to 5 ounces for newborns, up to 9 ounces for toddlers. These are great to use because they are easy to store and fill. Very easy and effective.

Angle-neck: Very similar to the standard style, these are bent at the neck, which like a straw, makes it easier for the baby to drink. Another major benefit is that the angle helps to gather the formula or milk in one spot near the mouthpiece, significantly reducing the chances of taking in air. The only downside with these is that they can be hard to store, so overall they are more effective but require more maintenance.

Wide: A wide neck bottle is a slightly shorter and thicker than the standard bottle. These are attractive because they require larger nipples, which increases their resemblance to breasts. Wide varieties however sometimes cost a little bit more.