Since I didn’t know what to start with, I figured I’d go with something pretty basic that all mothers of small babies can benefit from. Don’t you love it when you go to babies-r-us and you’re faced with 800 different options of bottles, all claiming to be the best due to the latest technology in, um, drinking? Have no fear, I am here to tell you the BEST option I’ve tried as far as bottles go. First of all, there are a few important factors when it comes to bottle feeding. Whether you are offering breastmilk or formula, you’ll need a good bottle that doesn’t create a vaccum (causes gas) and has a slow flowing nipple (crucial for newborns). This may not come as a shock to some of you, but I’m going to have to cast my vote for Dr. Brown’s bottle as my #1 choice for the following reasons:
1. Dr. Brown’s bottles are different from all other bottles because of their patented 2 piece vent system. It makes for GREAT vaccum free feeding. Air bubbles never mix with the formula or breastmilk, thus the baby does not ingest it. Less air= less gas. I have no clue how this works, but it does.
2. They have 4 different levels of nipples, so you can gradually adjust the flow. You want a really slow flow nipple for a newborn. When my daughter was very little, I sucked on several different brands of nipples (lol), and Dr. Brown’s had the slowest flow, thus mimicking the breast, excellently.
3. They also have two different types of nipples, a thin one and a wide neck one. It doesn’t make any difference, it just gives you the option (my daughter drinks from both).
4. All of their bottles are BPA free and they also make glass bottles for you super eco-friendly moms.
So, that’s that. I think I have a crush on Dr. Brown…….oh and p.s. nobody is paying me to say these things!
More info here at their site: http://www.handi-craft.com/bottles/how-they-work/