The thing about baby bottles:
I received a lot of Tommee Tippee bottles before Max was born, I used them for about two weeks before realising they were CRAP (sorry all you TT fans) I found they did nothing for Max. He always seemed gassy after a bottle and to be honest having to remember to hold the teat a certain way just grated on me. I’d just had a baby I didn’t need anything to make my life harder than it already was.
I swiftly replaced them with the anti-colic Avent bottles which are miles better (in my opinion).
Here are some of my top tips for choosing a bottle suited to your baby’s needs:
- Don’t buy tonnes of bottles: I did go slightly overboard and bought way too many bottles, at the time it seemed like a good idea as they were all at a really good price. I wasn’t thinking long-term, you change the teats every 3 months, 2 teats will set you back about a fiver.So every 3 months I’ll be shelling out £20 on teats. It doesn’t sound much but trust me once the hard reality of Maternity pay kicks in you’ll not want to be paying out for anything unnecessary.
My advice would be to buy what you need, if baby has 6 bottles a day then just buy 6 bottles, Don’t get carried away like I did, half my bottles have now been retired to the cupboard which seems like such a waste. I just wish I hadn’t been wasteful, there’s so much other crap I could have spent my money on.
- Don’t be a sheep and find yourself swayed by the leading brand. I would have thought Tommee Tippee would be fantastic they are after all in all the shops. Their products just don’t do anything for me. It’s always a good idea to do a bit of research before buying things like bottles. Another recommendation would be the MAM bottles I’ve heard they are very good for avoiding the build up of wind. You can also sterilise these types of bottles in the microwave.
- Another tip would be don’t bother with the mini Avent bottles (or any other newborn brand) there cute but only go up to 4oz. You want to be able to get some mileage out of the bottle.Your little one will soon outgrow them.
- Try brands that are not as well known. The internet is awash with lots of less known brands. We reviewed a special kind of bottle from a great company called Haberman Baby called the suckle feeder. We found Max took very well to this bottle. You can find our review of the suckle feeder here: Haberman Suckle Feeder
I think the best thing is just to try and see what works for you, read the reviews see whats on the market. Choosing the right bottle for baby is so important.