When it comes to purchasing the best bottle for your baby there are a few things to consider that will make your choice the best for your little one. There are a huge amount of baby bottles on the market that have any number of different features so the following should help when it comes to matching the perfect bottle to your child.
The first thing to consider is the nipple shape on the bottle. For many children that are bottle fed from the beginning this isn’t as important as breast fed babies providing that the child is comfortable feeding from the nipple that you have chosen to use. For babies that have a combination of breast and bottle feeding the nipple shape can be important so that there are no problem with feeding as the baby changes from breast to bottle feeding. Some babies that have become accustom to breast feeding need to have a wide nipple on the introduced bottle as they have trouble getting use to the smaller bottle nipple which is very different to their mums breast.
The material used for the nipple of the bottle is also an important consideration. Bottles were originally produced with a latex nipple material however this has changed recently with the popularity of silicone nipples. The advantages of using silicone is this material does not absorb any of the milk or formula smell or taste, the material is very durable and can be used over and over and using silicone is a great alternative for children who have an allergy to the latex material.
As well as considering the material of the nipple it is also important to consider the material that is used for the bottle. Over the last couple of years there has been an increase in popularity of glass baby bottles and other baby feeding products over the plastic alternative. Glass baby bottles are easy to care for and are durable enough to last a very long time. These bottles also have the advantage of not containing any of the harmful chemicals that can be found in some plastics.
The last thing that you should consider is the size of the baby bottle that you require. Naturally younger babies will eat less so you may need to initially buy a small bottle and then upgrade to a larger bottle as the baby grows. When choosing a bottle it is also good to select on that has clear easy to read measurements that you can read when the bottle is full of milk as well as in the middle of the night when your baby may need a feed.