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    The busy mom’s guide to choosing the best baby bottle and nipple

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    Oh, baby. There are so many choices to wade through when you become a parent. If you plan to bottle feed your baby, this guide will help make some of those choices easier—from which is the best baby bottle for your baby, to just how many you’ll need.

    The baby bottle must-haves

    When it comes to bottle feeding, there are some things we know are must-haves. All our baby bottles have an anti-colic valve built into the nipple to help reduce stomach discomfort. Every baby bottle is also easy to hold and BPA free.

    It’s your call

    So those are the essentials for choosing the best baby bottles. From here you can start narrowing down your selection by looking at your parenting style.

    The two types of baby bottles

    Will you be exclusively bottle feeding? Or would you like to combine breastfeeding and bottle feeding? To make sure you always have a baby bottle that helps reduce colic and suits your parenting style, we made two types of baby bottles: Anti-colic and Natural. Below is a quick rundown of how these two baby bottles stack up, and which is best for you.

     

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    Natural baby bottles

    Our Natural baby bottle is for moms who want to switch easily between breast and bottle feeding. Designed with unique comfort petals to increase softness and flexibility without nipple collapse. 
    Best for: Combining breast and bottle feeding

    Anti-colic baby bottles

    Think of Anti-colic baby bottle like a great all-rounder that helps combat colic. It’s clinically proven to reduce fussing and discomfort crying, and has a flexible teat for easy latch-on. The built-in anti-colic valve also makes it quick and simple to clean and assemble. 
    Best for: Bottle-fed babies

    Size of the baby bottle

    Once you’ve chosen the type of baby bottle you want, you can now select a size.

     

    As your baby gets older, you’ll find they’re able to drink more in a single feed. They’re more confident, and their little stomach isn’t quite so little anymore.

     

    Babies are unique and develop at their own pace. To help with some general guidance on which bottle to use we have labelled our baby bottles with an age guidance.

     

    Here’s a quick summary:

    0m - 2 oz/60 ml
    Newborn - 4 oz/125 ml
    1m+ - 9 oz/260 ml
    6m+ - 9 oz/260 ml

    Size of the nipple

    If the baby bottle size determines the quantity of milk, the nipple is about how quickly the milk comes out or milk flow.

     

    Remember that if you’re using the Natural baby bottle, the difference here is also the shape of the nipple. It’s designed so it  mimics the shape of a breast. Your baby will have to suckle like they do at the breast. This helps your little one to combine both breast and bottle feeding.

    Flow of the nipple

    Just like size of the baby bottle, the flow of the nipple increases with your baby’s age. We’ve also labelled our nipples with an age guidance indication, but keep in mind that every baby develops at their own rate. The flow rates can be identified by the number on the base of the nipple.

     

    Here’s a quick summary:

    0m - First flow (number 0)
    0m+ - Newborn flow (number 1)
    1m+ - Slow flow (number 2)
    3m+ - Medium flow (number 3)
    6m+ - Fast flow (number 4)

    How many baby bottles and nipples is enough?

    Sometimes it might feel like your little one has more gear than you do! So how many baby bottles are enough?

     

    Most moms want enough baby bottles to get through the day and not have to wash immediately after feeding in preparation for the next feeding. If your planning on having other caregivers look after your little one, you might want to stock up and have a few spares. 

     

    We also recommend changing the nipples on the bottles every 3 months.

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