Top Rated Baby Bottles

baby bottles drying rackBaby bottles are one of the most important items to buy, especially new.  

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This is an item that baby will use daily, and that you’ll be washing multiple times a day in order to keep clean for baby.

Even if you’re exclusively breastfeeding, chances are your baby will eventually need to take a bottle, so read on for some considerations when choosing your top rated baby bottles.

If your baby is breastfeeding, it’s important that they get the hang of that first, before introducing the bottle. If the bottle is introduced too early before the baby has mastered breastfeeding, then he or she may get confused and begin to prefer the bottle.

Another big factor in choosing bottles is whether or not your baby has acid reflux or issues with gas.

Some bottles are made better than others in terms of reducing the amount of air that the baby intakes while drinking.

The nipples that go with each bottle are important to note as well – they are typically numbered for ease of use depending on the size of the hole.

The bigger the number, the bigger the hole. An infant will be perfectly content drinking from a size 1 nipple, while an older baby may get frustrated and need a bigger number in order to drink more.

Another good note to remember is thoroughly sterilize your bottles before using them. There are several sterilizer kits available, or running most bottles through the dishwasher does the trick.

With each child, it’s a best practice to get fresh bottles and nipples as older bottles can start to give off BPA unless they are relatively new.

Another thing to remember when purchasing is that once you pick a brand, you should stick with it, as most brands create sippy cups that work with their bottle and cup sizes, so it’s easier to coordinate once your baby gets older.

Check out our sippy cups page for product ideas on when your baby will need to start transitioning!


Here are quick review hits and pro/con lists on the best and top rated baby bottles below: 


Philips AVENT Classic Plus  Bottles

PROS review summary: 

  • One of the most popular, best rated baby bottle brands
  • BPA Free
  • Clinically-proven anti-colic system (valve on the nipple vents air into the bottle instead of the baby’s tummy)
  • Several sizes available and are compatible with toddler cups
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Microwave/dishwasher safe

CONS review summary: 

  • No real issues by consumers noted

 

 


Comotomo Baby Bottle

PROS review summary: 

  • Designed to mimic breastfeeding closely to help with transition to bottle
  • Ultra-wide neck makes for easy cleaning
  • Nipple and body made of 100% safe hygienic silicone material (soft and squeezy material for baby to grip)
  • Phthalate, latex, lead and BPA Free
  • Microwave, dishwasher, sterilizer and boiling water safe

CONS review summary: 

  • Some reviewers note that it can tip over easily since it has a smaller base
  • Some reviewers also note to take care with screwing in the tops as they can come off easily when not secured.

 

 


Playtex BPA Free Premium Nursers

PROS review summary:

  • Plastic and ergonomic
  • Uses pre-sterilized liners so you have a clean bottle every time (less washing)
  • Easy one-handed preparation
  • Plastic insert collapses as baby drinks, so no vent needed to prevent extra air
  • BPA Free

CONS review summary: 

  • Some reviewers note that measurement guidelines for water in the liners are hard to read

 

 


Dr. Brown’s BPA Free Bottles

PROS review summary: 

  • Positive pressure flow that mimics breastfeeding
  • Vent system that removes air from milk
  • BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate free
  • Helps prevent fluid in the ear

CONS review summary: 

  • Some reviewers note the hassle of having to wash extra parts
  • Some reviewers also note that the flow can be variable

 

 


 MAM Baby Feeding Bottles 

PROS review summary: 

  • Includes four anti-colic bottles, four slow-flow nipples and 2 pacifiers
  • Anti-slip texture on nipple
  • Base ventilation system helps eliminate air flow into the milk
  • Easy sterilization feature

CONS review summary: 

  • Some reviewers note that the thickness of the bottle adds time to warming up the milk

 


Be sure to check out our top rated breast pumps, top rated sippy cups and top rated high chairs pages as well! 



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