Did You Know?
Allen and Hanburys invented the double-ended feeder in 1894. It was a glass container with two holes, one contained a rubber nipple and the other helped in adding milk.
If you are planning to switch from breastfeeding to bottle feeding, you might want to try out some of the amazing feeding solutions available in the market today. Baby bottles, in particular, are available in a range of shapes and sizes. From anti-colic bottles and bottles that claim to mimic breastfeeding to wide-neck bottles that transform into sippy cups, there are dozens of baby bottle brands and models to choose from.
While choosing baby bottles, safety, durability, and functionality should be considered. It is also important to note that you may pick the best baby bottle in the market, but your child can completely reject that brand while preferring another. In this Buzzle article, we provide a roundup of some of the top baby bottle brands in the market that you can choose from.
A worldwide leader in parenting and baby products, Philips Avent produces a superior line of baby glass and BPA-free plastic bottles. The Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottle is an excellent baby bottle with features like a unique nipple shape to encourage natural latch-on, an advanced anti-colic system, and the petal design on the nipple to increase the comfort. The sleek curved shape and the wide neck of the bottle ensures easy grip, and the bottles are available in two sizes.
Unlike the Classic Baby Bottle from the range, the Avent Natural Baby Bottles are leak-proof and do not require separate adapter rings to prevent leakage. Although heavy and expensive, the Avent glass bottles are also quite popular among moms who prefer glass bottles over their plastic counterparts.
If your baby suffers from colic and acid reflux all the time, then Dr. Brown’s baby bottles are just perfect. One of the most recognized “anti-colic” baby bottles, Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Wide-Neck bottles have a patented internal vent system that helps in reducing colic while preserving essential vitamins by preventing air from mixing with the milk.
The popular Dr. Brown’s glass bottles are durable, eco-friendly, and relatively inexpensive. Unfortunately, these bottle have just too many parts that you need to take apart and clean.
The reason why many moms go all gaga over Playtex bottles is because of the convenient disposable liners in them, which makes cleaning a breeze, and the slow-flow nipples that prevent spit ups. The Playtex Nursers with Drop-Ins Liners are excellent for storing breast milk, and are extremely convenient for daycare and travel. The bottles are inexpensive, but the extra cost of the drop-in liners for everyday use can be a little too much.
Apart from the Drop-Ins Nursers, the Playtex VentAire Bottles are also quite popular. The angled neck, the bottom vent, and the slow flow nipples prevent colic and reduce air ingestion.
If you are switching from breastfeeding to bottle feeding, then do consider The First Years Breastflow bottle, which has a unique nipple that is specially designed to mimic breastfeeding. The bottle nipple consists of two parts, an inner nipple to control the flow naturally, like breastfeeding, and an outer nipple that allows the baby to use the same natural motions as breastfeeding. However, the extra pieces can troublesome to clean.
The First Year’s GumDrop Wide-neck Bottles, are one of the best wide neck bottles in the market. The nipples, shaped as GumDrop pacifiers, are perfect for babies, and the venting system reduces the intake of air.
Want a BPA-free baby bottle that is also reasonably priced as well? Then, you have to checkout the Evenflo Classic Glass or the Classic Clear bottles. The micro air vents on the nipples prevent air ingestion and reduce the chances of a nipple collapse. The low price of these bottles is a major highlight. Affordable and simple, these bottles are a favorite with many mothers and babies. Evenflo also has TruVent Angled Bottles which allows semi-upright feeding position, and a one-piece venting disc system helps reduce air intake. The Evenflo Bebek Collection Bottles have rapid venting to reduce gas and colic.
A Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature may not look very fancy with the short and squat design and the super-wide neck. However, this bottle is quite sturdy and durable. The design and the super-sensitive anti-colic valve helps in reducing the air intake and preventing colic. The bottle is easy to wash and assemble. The best part: This amazing bottle is very cheap.
BornFree is a pioneer in making BPA- and PVC-free bottles. The BornFree Baby Bottles have air vents and an inner valve to minimize colic and reduce vacuum build-up. The bottles are easy to use and assemble. The baby-friendly design and durability make them really easy to use.
There have been studies that show even BPA-free plastic bottles may still leach out harmful chemicals and petroleum by-products. This is why stainless steel baby bottles have become so popular. Durable and free of BPA, the Pura Kiki Baby Bottles are available in a range of colors and sizes. Crafted from safe, anti-bacterial stainless steel, these baby bottles are not only BPA-free but also phthalate-, lead-, and PVC-free. The best part: Change the bottles into sippy cups by simply changing their top.
Want a baby bottle with an excellent, cutting-edge design? Then, do consider these soft skin-like baby bottles made of medical-grade silicon. The squeezable bottles with the extra-wide base and mouth are made to mimic the breastfeeding experience, and the vents help in reducing the air intake. Thanks to its unique design and shape, these bottles are also quite easy to clean.
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When choosing a bottle that does not cause a whole lot of spitting and gas, you will want to experiment with a few bottles and check which one suits the baby best. The bottle should not only prevent colic, but should also be easy to clean and hold.