How to Choose the Best Feeding Baby Bottle?
Taking a step by step approach is the best way to find the right bottle. Avoid being swayed or overwhelmed by friendly recommendations or bottles given to you as hand me downs. While both of these are a great place to start, it doesn't mean they will be the bottle that meets your goals or baby's needs.
First, Choose Materials
Given that this is baby's first real exposure to potential chemicals in the world and their very nutrition will be sitting in this bottle potentially for hours, it makes sense to give significant priority and thought to the material of the bottle body. As stated earlier we prefer glass for baby bottles with silicone running a close second and plastic bringing up the rear. The glass material used in the bottles we looked at is thermal and shock resistant and eco-healthy without any risk of potential chemicals leeching into the contents. We like that glass is easy to clean, heat, and good for baby.
Second, Choose Nipple Style
Once you've narrowed down your body material, the next big question is what type of nipple will best suit your baby. In general the thought is the more breast like nipples work well for babies who are transitioning from the breast to a bottle and likely back to the breast to avoid confusion. There is some truth to this belief and for babies that struggled to obtain a good latch to being with it can be a big deal to find the right nipple that allows for a similar latch so they don't lose their latching capabilities.
The narrow nipple style didn't cause much trouble for our little testers, though the mound style nipples do allow for a more natural latch and feeding position for baby. In the end, it is probably going to be more up to baby than you on which style he or she is likely to accept. We suggest starting with a larger nipple if possible and moving to a narrow style if baby has difficulty or seems up for anything.
Third, To Vent or not to Vent
After choosing body materials and nipple styles you've probably landed on 1 or even 2 options and don't really need any other performance metrics or attributes to help break a tie. Sometimes, if you've hit upon a couple of options it might benefit you and baby to buy one of each to see which baby prefers before committing to an option. However if by some fluke you've made it this far and have several options to pick from you might want to consider what kind of vent or valve system the bottle has. We think simple is better given that the more complicated options are hard to clean, are often made of plastic, or could lead to leaking if installed or assembled incorrectly. In our tests we didn't see any significant reduction in symptoms of air ingestion no matter which valve or vent was used. So while we feel most options probably do improve babies feeding experience, they seem to be about the same, and even the simple dual vent in the nipple seemed to work well.
The world of bottles is convoluted and with advances in design technology the market has become even more confusing that it once was. From plastic to glass, and even disposable liners, there is something for everyone and some things you might want to avoid. Kaqiu baby is a professional baby feeding bottle manufacture, you can click in to have a look!