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


Baby bottles and nipples

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 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. From here you can start narrowing down your selection by looking at your parenting style.

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.

 

The two types of baby bottles

Here’s a quick rundown of how these two baby bottles stack up, and which is best for you.

 

Anti-colic baby bottle

Think of Anti-colic 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

 

Natural baby bottle

Our Natural 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

The right size

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 development 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

• 0m+

• 1m+

• 3m+

• 6m +

First flow (1 small hole)

Newborn flow (1 hole)

Slow flow (2 holes)

Medium flow (3 holes)

Fast flow (4 holes)

A nipple to match

If the 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.

 

Just like size of the bottle, the flow of the nipple (or how many holes it has) 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.

 

Here’s a quick summary:

• 0m

• Newborn

• 1m+

• 3m+

2 oz/60 ml

4 oz/125 ml

9 oz/260 ml

11 oz/330 ml

When your little one is ready to transition to liquids other than milk, you can also try these nipples:
• Variable flow
Adjust flow according to thickness of feed

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 bottles are enough?

 

Most moms want enough 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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