Select From Our Baby Bottles For Your Baby's Feeds
What types of baby bottles are there?
Different types of baby bottles include:
- Standard baby bottles: These are the most basic type of baby bottle, and are typically made from either glass, plastic or silicone. They come in a variety of sizes, and usually have a screw-on top that can be used to attach a nipple or teat.
- Angled baby bottles: These bottles are designed to help prevent air bubbles from forming in the milk. They have a slightly angled design, which allows the milk to flow more easily into the baby's mouth.
Is a glass, plastic or silicone baby bottle best?
There are pros and cons to each type of baby bottles. Ultimately, the best type for you is the one that you're comfortable using.
- Glass bottles are typically more durable and easier to clean, but they're also heavier and more expensive. Glass baby bottles offer the benefit of being completely non-toxic and free of harmful chemicals. They're also very durable and easy to clean. However, glass baby bottles can be heavy and breakable.
- Silicon baby bottles are lightweight, durable, and easy to clean – plus, they're gentle on baby's gums and teeth. Another advantage of silicon baby bottles is that they don't absorb flavours or odours, so your baby will always get the true taste of their milk or formula. However, one downside of silicon baby bottles is that they can be difficult to hold onto, especially for newborns.
- Plastic bottles are lighter and less expensive, but they're not as durable and can be more difficult to clean. Plastic baby bottles are the most affordable option. However, plastic baby bottles can contain harmful chemicals, and they're not as durable as other types of bottles so you might need to replace them more often.
How many baby bottles do you need?
The number of baby bottles you'll need will depend on a few factors, such as how often you plan to feed your baby, and whether or not you're using formula or breast milk. If you're using formula, you'll need enough bottles to last for the entire day, plus a few extra in case of spills or accidents. If you're breastfeeding, you'll likely only need one or two bottles, as you can simply express milk into them as needed with a breast pump.
A good rule of thumb is to have at least six bottles on hand at all times. This will give you plenty of extras in case of emergencies, and will also ensure that you always have a clean bottle available when your baby gets hungry.
What size baby bottle should you get?
The size of baby bottle you'll need will depend on how much milk or formula your baby drinks at each feeding. Most standard baby bottles hold around 8 ounces (237 millilitres) of liquid, but there are also other sizes available.
Are there different types of baby bottle teats?
Yes, there are different types of baby bottle teats available, and the type you choose will likely depend on your preferences. The most common types of teats or baby bottle nipples are:
- Standard teats: These are the most basic type of teat, and are typically made from either latex or silicone. They have a round shape, and a hole in the middle that allows milk to flow through.
- Anti-colic teats: These teats or nipples are designed to help reduce the amount of air your baby swallows while feeding. They typically have a ventilated design, and come in a variety of sizes.
What baby bottle accessories are useful?
There are a few different baby bottle accessories that are useful. These include:
- Bottle brushes: These are designed to help clean the inside of baby bottles. They typically have a long handle and soft bristles, so they won't scratch the bottles.
- Nipple brushes: These are designed to help clean the nipples of baby bottles. They typically have a small, soft brush head that's perfect for cleaning around the edges of the nipple.
- Bottle sterilizers: These are designed to kill any bacteria that might be present on baby bottles. They typically use either steam or UV light to sterilize the bottles.
- Baby bottle drying rack: This is a great way to air-dry your bottles after washing them. Baby bottle drying racks typically have multiple levels, so you can store several bottles at once.
- Bottle warmer: A bottle warmer can be used to heat up breast milk or formula before feeding. A portable bottle warmer is a great option if you're away from home.