The 10 Best Baby Bottles to Buy 2019

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Anti colic, anti reflux, anti choking. Are you confused when you look at all the different baby bottles available? We don’t blame you. Baby feeding bottles are no longer simply for feeding your baby. Innovative smart designed bottles are now available to treat & even prevent health conditions while your baby is enjoying his or her feed.

Selecting the perfect bottle for your baby is one of the most important decisions you can make regarding your baby’s feeding. This will especially influence a mother that wants to bottle & breastfeed her baby. If you don’t select the correct nipple & bottle your baby might reject either one.

Selecting the right bottle can make your baby’s feeding time a relaxing & hassle free experience.

Features to Consider in Good Baby Bottle

There are many different aspects to consider when you’re buying your baby’s bottle. The selection you make can have a negative or positive impact on your baby’s feeding experience. Feeling overwhelmed? You don’t have to. We’re here to help.

Here are some important aspects.

The Nipple

Most bottles will offer a variety of nipple sizes & flows. It’s extremely important to select the right nipple flow for your baby’s age:

  • New born – 3 months: New born babies should be given a slow flow nipple to prevent choking & overeating.
  • Babies aged 3 – 6 / 6 – 12 months: Babies in both these age categories can be given medium flow nipples.
  • Toddlers 12 – 18 months: Toddlers can be given fast flow nipples.

Some nipple brands will have different guidelines than the information provided above. Follow the guide lines for each brand accordingly.

Why Using the Correct Nipple Is Important

Selecting the correct nipple can prevent numerous conditions & risks such as:
Most bottles will offer a variety of nipple sizes & flows. It’s extremely important to select the right nipple flow for your baby’s age:

  • Delayed speech: When your baby is breastfed he or she develops muscles inside the mouth & tongue that are responsible for correct speech abilities. These muscles might not develop fully if you select a nipple that’s too easy to suck on.
  • Nipple confusion: If you’re breastfeeding your baby you should select a nipple that resembles your own. This prevents nipple rejection & self weaning from your baby.
  • Choking: If a nipple releases too much milk at once your baby can choke which is why you should select a slow flow for smaller babies.
  • Over eating: If your baby swallows too much milk per serving he or she might be over fed resulting in spitting & reflux.

The Bottle Size

Smaller & slimmer bottles are easier to hold for both you & your baby. Always consider the capacity of the feeding bottle. Low capacity bottles work great for new born babies. However you’d have to purchase new bottles as your baby grows older and requires more per serving.

Selecting a bottle that has a larger fluid capacity will be a wiser option financially. Then you simply have to change the nipple as your baby grows older & not the entire bottle.

Toxic Free

Most feeding bottles are made from plastic. Bisphenol A (BPA) are used in the manufacturing of plastic. This harmful substance has been linked to many health issues such as cancer.

Always select a BPA free plastic. Other harmful substances to look out for include:

  • Lead
  • Phthalate
  • PVC
  • BPS

Read the label carefully & select bottles free from these chemicals to avoid your baby from digesting harmful toxins.

Specific Designs

Feeding bottles can assist in the relief of many health conditions. Here are a few examples:

  • Reflux: Select a slow feeding bottle to prevent your baby from spitting up. Anti reflux bottles will prevent overflow & air bubbles to enter your baby’s mouth.
  • Colic & gas: Anti colic bottles are made with vents to keep the air from penetrating into the nipple. This will prevent your baby from swallowing air during his or her milk feed.
  • Ear infections: Is your baby suffering from recurring ear infections? It might be the position you’re feeding him or her in. Paediatricians recommend keeping your baby upright during bottle feeds. Angled bottles provide comfortable feeds for your baby & prevent liquid build up in the ears that cause ear infection.

Top 10 Best Baby Bottles 2019

1. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Fiesta Bottle

Why we like it: We’re not sure who’s going to love these bottles more, you or your baby. We completely adore this party pack from Tommee Tippee with all the different colors available. The Closer to Nature range from Tommee Tippee is of course an award winning range to reduce nipple confusion. Great for breastfeeding moms that would like to bottle feed as well.

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The Tommee Tippee fiesta pack offers you six fun colored bottles. They’re designed to mimic the mother’s breast to avoid nipple rejection. It allows for a natural stretch & flex for ultimate comfort. The Easi vent valve allows for an extra slow flow to avoid air build up & spit up. The hygiene seal cap allows you to keep germs & bacteria at bay on your baby’s bottle. The bottle was designed to be held in three different ways to make it easier for your baby to hold during a feed according to its growth and preferences.

It’s also user friendly for parents because bottles are marked in millilitres & ounces for accurate measurements.

Extra Safety Features
The Tommee Tippee bottles offer you:

  • BPA free.
  • Easi vent valve slow flow nipple to prevent choking.
  • Phthalate free.

Suitable Ages
For infants & babies of all ages due to the different age appropriate nipples available.

Cleaning Instructions
Always clean all bottles thoroughly before feeding your baby. Rinse the bottle thoroughly with cold water to remove any excess milk or water. Remove all four removable parts & wash them separately with cold water & soap.

Sterilize the bottles using a bottle sterilizer, a microwave or a dishwasher. Bottles can now be left to air dry. Don’t use a cloth to dry bottles.

What’s Included?
You can expect to find the following in your Tommee Tippee party box:

  • Six Tommee Tippee feeding bottles.
  • Six Tommee Tippee caps.
  • Six Tommee Tippee nipples.

Design Specifics
These bottles are designed specifically for bottle fed & breastfed babies. Babies struggling to latch will also benefit from using the bottles. If your baby is suffering from colic these bottles will be very helpful to keep colic symptoms such as gas under control.

Material
BPA free Plastic.

Available Colors
The bottles are available in different colors such as clear, light blue, pink, yellow, green, orange, red, purple & dark blue. This allows you to select from a variety of options.

Pros
  • Valve ensures less gas build up.
  • BPA free.
  • Range of different colors.
  • Phthalate free.
  • Available in different sizes.
  • Microwave & dishwasher save.
  • Award winning nipple design.
Cons
  • Nipples have been reported to collapse in some cases.
  • Measuring numbers can rub off.

2. Philips Avent Anti Colic Bottles Clear

Why we like it: The Avent anti colic bottles offer proven results against colic symptoms. Babies aged two weeks old and older showed 60% less in fussing whilst being fed than babies fed with other branded feeding bottles. A clinical study that proves more sleep for both you & baby? How can we not love this product?

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The Philips Avent anti colic bottle is designed to minimize discomfort for your baby by reducing gas & colic with the Airflex venting system. The ribbed texture of the nipples provides an anti collapse feature to allow an uninterrupted feed for your baby. The wide neck design allows easy cleaning & less spillage. You’ll receive a pack of three bottles in your box meaning there’ll always be a clean bottle available for your baby.

Extra Safety Features
The Philips Avent bottles offer extra safety features such as:

  • BPA free plastic used.
  • Slow flow nipple to prevent choking.

Suitable Ages
Infants & babies of all ages.

Cleaning Instructions
Always clean the bottle thoroughly before feeding your baby. Rinse the bottle with cold water. Take the four parts apart & wash separately using a bottle brush, cold water & soap.

Use a bottle sterilizer or make it hygienic in the microwave. Allow the bottles to air dry after washing them. These bottles are microwave safe. Bottle disinfectant sterilizing liquid can be used for extra cleaning.

What’s Included?
Your purchase includes:

  • Three Avent anti colic feeding bottles.
  • Three Avent anti colic caps.
  • Three Avent anti colic slow flow nipples.

Design Specifics
The Avent bottle is designed specifically for bottle & breastfed babies. It also works great for babies with colic.

Material
BPA free Polypropylene.

Available Colors
These bottles are available in clear, blue & pink.

Pros
  • Anti colic design.
  • BPA free material.
  • Easy to hold design.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Microwave & dishwasher save.
  • Clear markings for accurate measurements.
  • Designed to prevent leakage.
Cons
  • The bottles are expensive.

3. Comotomo Baby Bottle

Why we like it: Do you love easy cleaning? So do we. The Comotomo baby bottle is not only easy to clean because of the wide neck opening but also because of the silicone used. This bottle will be easy to hold with a skin like squeezable silicone body.

Editor’s Rating:

The Comotomo feeding bottle allows your baby to latch easier due to the soft nipple design. The wide neck silicone body allows for a brushless clean. Yes you heard right, it’s possible to clean this bottle without using a bottle brush making cleaning amazingly easy. This leak & spill free bottles also offers dual vents to prevent colic.

Extra Safety Features
These bottles offer safety features such as:

  • BPA free.
  • PVC free.
  • Phthalate free.
  • Lead free.

Suitable Ages
Infants & babies of all ages due to variety of nipple sizes & flows available.

Cleaning Instructions
This bottle offers easy cleaning. Rinse the inside of the bottle with cold water. Remove the cap & wash separately with cold water & soap.
Wash the inside of the bottle with cold water & soap. No brush will be needed as you can easily squeeze out the silicone body.

Don’t use abrasive cleaning agents or solvents. Sterilize in a bottle sterilizer, dishwasher or in the microwave on the top rack only. Dry by leaving them in the open. Don’t exceed the maximum temperature of 180 °C for the bottle and nipple. Don’t exceed the maximum temperature of 120 °C for the cap.

What’s Included?

  • Two Comotomo feeding bottles.
  • Two Comotomo caps.
  • Two Comotomo silicone nipples.

Design Specifics
These bottles are designed specifically for bottle fed babies. Breastfed babies that struggle with transitioning to bottles. Colic babies & babies that have a hard time latching correctly. Babies that experience difficulty to hold plastic bottles will be able to hold these bottles easier.

Material
Silicone.

Available Colors
You’ll be able to purchase these bottles in two different colors. You have a selection between pink & green.

Pros
  • BPA free material.
  • Easy to hold design with the silicone body.
  • Microwave & dishwasher save.
  • Anti leakage design.
  • Anti drip design.
  • Prevents nipple confusion.
  • Variable flow nipples available.
Cons
  • Limited options as it’s only available in two colors.

4. Medella Breastmilk Bottle Set

Why we like it: The Medella breastmilk bottle set is the perfect set of bottles for breastfeeding moms. Why not spoil a new mom? The Medella bottles fit perfectly on any Medella breast pump so you don’t have to worry about transferring milk from one bottle to another.

What makes it even more user friendly? The screw on lids that provide leak free protection so you can travel without spilling any of your precious milk.

Editor’s Rating:

These bottles are the number one physician recommended breastmilk storage product in the U.S. The easy to read volume markings will allow you to know exactly how much your baby had to drink. The travel cap will ensure a hygienic nipple at all times.

Extra Safety Features
Medella bottles offer:

  • BPA free material used.
  • Lead free material used.

Suitable Ages
Infants & babies of different ages due to variety of bottle and nipple sizes available.

Cleaning Instructions
Clean the bottles after every use. Rinse the bottle inside & out with cold water. Wash the inside & outside after rinsing with cold water & mild soap. A bottle brush fits well and is easy to use in these. Don’t use abrasive solvents. Sterilize thoroughly and air dry.

What’s Included?
You can expect to find the following products in your package:

  • Three Medella feeding bottles.
  • Three Medella wide based medium flow nipples.
  • Three Medella collars.
  • Three Medella caps.
  • Three Medella lids.
  • One quick clean micro steam bag for sterilization.

Design Specifics
The Medella bottles are designed specifically for Breastfed as well as combined fed babies.

Material
Plastic.

Available Colors
Bottles are only available in the standard Medella brand.

Pros
  • BPA free material.
  • Lead free.
  • Cap designed specifically for travel.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Variety of bottle sizes available.
  • Physician recommended.
Cons
  • Nipple flow can result in choking in tiny babies

5. Dr Brown’s Original Bottle

Why we like it: Dr Brown bottles have specifically designed air vent systems to eliminate air bubbles. This helps to prevent colic, spit up & gas. The design is also fully vented to prevent nipple confusion due to similar suction.

Editor’s Rating:

The Dr Brown’s original bottle set offers you four anti colic bottles. These bottles are easy to hold with a plain lightweight design. A significant decrease in spit up allows your baby to receive and use the necessary nutrients from feeding.

Extra Safety Features
The Dr Brown bottles offer:

  • BPA free material.
  • Slow flow bottle design to prevent spit up & choking.

Suitable Ages
Infants & babies of all ages due to variety of bottle and nipple sizes available. Although preferred for smaller babies.

Cleaning Instructions
Clean the bottles immediately after every use. Remove the vent system from the bottle & wash it separately. Rinse the bottle & vent system inside & out with cold water. Wash each part with cold water & mild soap using a small vent brush & a bottle brush. Sterilizing is next and then allow the bottles to dry. Bottles can be placed in a sterilizing solvent before drying.

What’s Included?
You’ll receive:

  • Four Dr Browns feeding bottles.
  • Four Dr Browns nipples.
  • Four Dr Browns venting systems.
  • Four Dr Browns bottle caps.

Design Specifics
Dr Browns bottles are designed specifically for breastfed, bottle fed and combined babies. This is also the perfect bottle for babies that suffer from reflux or colic. Babies that drink too fast will also automatically drink slower with these bottles. This is due to the design that’ll only allow milk to flow in sections.

Material
Plastic.

Available Colors
Bottles are clear with Dr Browns branding on and blue vents.

Pros
  • Prevents colic.
  • BPA free material.
  • Prevents reflux.
  • Travel cap makes traveling easy.
  • Dishwasher & microwave save.
  • Prevents choking.
Cons
  • Venting system is hard to clean

6. Lansinoh mOmma Breastmilk Feeding Bottle With NaturalWave Nipple

Why we like it: When it comes to baby products we reckon the more research done the better. Lansinoh breastfeeding bottles are based on 50 years of research. This is a great bottle for moms that want to avoid nipple confusion whilst still breastfeeding.

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The Lansinoh bottles work in three ways to prevent nipple confusion:

  • It provides a soft nipple for easy latching.
  • Wave like movement encourages sucking similar to breastfeeding.
  • Vents allow for less gas to build up & enables baby to swallow milk easier.

Extra Safety Features
These bottles are:

  • BPA free.
  • Air ventilation system design prevents spit up & choking.
  • Phthalate free.
  • Lead free.

Suitable Ages
Infants & babies of different ages.

Cleaning Instructions
Always clean the bottles after every use by rinsing the bottle, nipple & cap inside & out with cold water. A wash in cold water with mild soap works well. Make sure it’s sterilized; if you use the dishwasher, use the top rack only. Bottles can be placed in a sterilizing solvent before drying; read solvent instructions carefully.

What’s Included?
The set consists of:

  • Three Lasinoh feeding bottles.
  • Three Lasinoh silicone nipples.
  • Three Lasinoh bottle caps.

Design Specifics
Lasinoh bottles are designed specifically for formula fed & breastfed babies. You’ll also be benefiting from these bottles if your baby suffers from colic or reflux symptoms.

Material
BPA free plastic.

Available Colors
Bottles are clear with purple Lasinoh branding on.

Pros
  • Prevents colic & gas.
  • BPA free material.
  • Great for reflux symptoms & spit up.
  • Natural wave nipple to prevent nipple confusion.
  • Dishwasher & microwave save.
Cons
  • Still allow too fast milk flow.

7. Playtex Baby Ventaire Anti Colic Baby Bottle

Why we like it: The unique angled design allows for upright feeding. Why’s that worth mentioning you ask? Feeding your baby upright has been proven to reduce & prevent ear infection. The bottle also has a unique bottom vent design to prevent your baby from swallowing air. Your baby can thus enjoy a colic free feed every time.

Editor’s Rating:

The Playtex baby anti colic bottles provide an anti spit, anti colic design. You don’t have to be worried about nipple confusion. This bottle allows for easy transition between breastfeeding to bottle feeding with the Naturalatch nipple design.

Micro channel vents keep air at the back of the bottle while baby drinks. The textured nipple improves your baby’s latching ability.

Extra Safety Features
The Playtex baby bottles offer:

  • BPA free.
  • Micro channel vents prevent spit up & choking.

Suitable Ages
Infants & babies.

Cleaning Instructions
Rinse the bottle and nipple inside & out with cold water. Wash each part separately with cold water & mild soap using a bottle brush & nipple brush. The next step is to sterilize the bottles in a bottle sterilizer. These bottles can be placed in the dishwasher. Don’t wipe dry the bottles with a cloth—air dry is best.

What’s Included?
Playtex provides you with:

  • Five Playtex feeding bottles.
  • Five Playtex textured nipples.
  • Five Playtex bottle caps.

Design Specifics
The Playtex anti colic bottles are designed specifically for breastfed babies. Babies suffering from colic or reflux. If your baby drinks too fast, these bottles will be helpful as they prevent overeating. These bottles are specifically designed for babies struggling with ear infections.

Material
BPA free plastic.

Available Colors
These bottles are available in three colors. You’ll be able to find them in blue, pink or clear.

Pros
  • BPA free material.
  • Design prevents ear infection.
  • Counters many nursing challenges
Cons
  • The slow flow nipples can cause clogging with thick formula

8. Evenflow Feeding Classic Twist Tinted Bottles

Why we like it: We like the twisted design on these bottles. The long slim shape also works great for holding with babies of all ages.

Editor’s Rating:

The Evenflow feeding bottles offer a simple, straight forward design & shape. Micro air vents will prevent the nipples from collapsing allowing your baby to drink without any interruptions. The slow flow soft silicone nipple will prevent your baby from over feeding or spitting.

You get a large quantity of bottles which makes it easier to organize your day; you won’t have to wash them so often. The large size will work for toddlers too.

Extra Safety Features
These bottles offer:

  • BPA free plastic.
  • Slow flow nipples to prevent spitting & choking
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Suitable Ages
Infants & babies of all ages.

Cleaning Instructions
Always clean feeding bottles thoroughly after every use. Rinse the bottle, nipple & cap inside and outside with cold water. Wash each part separately with cold water & mild soap. Use a bottle brush to clean the inside of the bottle. Clean the bottle with a bottle sterilizer or you can use the dishwasher. Allow the bottle to air dry on a drying rack.

What’s Included?

  • 12 Evenflow textured feeding bottles.
  • 12 Evenflow slow flow nipples.
  • 12 Evenflow bottle caps.

Design Specifics
The Evenflow bottles are designed specifically for growing babies. Babies that are bottle fed or babies that tend to drink too fast can also use these bottles.

Material
BPA free Polypropylene.

Available Colors
You’ll be able to purchase these bottles in green, blue or teal.

Pros
  • Comes in a 12 pack.
  • BPA free material used.
  • Simple & easy to hold design.
  • Air vents prevent gas build up.
  • Affordable
Cons
  • There have been reports of bottles leaking.

9. NUK Simply Natural Bottle

Why we like it: The NUK simply natural nipples have more than one nipple hole. Up to nine holes to be exact. The reason for this? Mom’s nipple doesn’t only have one hole does it? This makes NUK’s simply natural bottles & nipples one of the most innovative designs to mimic the flow during breastfeeding.

Editor’s Rating:

The NUK simply natural feeding bottle consists of an anti colic air system to prevent colic & gas. The nipple is designed to be flexible & to avoid nipple confusion. The nipple changes shape within your baby’s mouth the same way your nipple does during breastfeeding. Can you see why we’ve added these NUK nipples on our top 10 list?

Extra Safety Features
The NUK simply natural feeding bottles offer:

  • BPA free material.
  • The anti colic air system nipples prevent spitting & choking.

Suitable Ages
Infants & babies of all ages due to different nipple flows & sizes available.

Cleaning Instructions
Always clean all feeding bottles immediately after every use. Rinse the bottle & nipple inside with cold water. Wash each part of the bottle separately with cold water & soap. Use a bottle brush to clean the inside of the bottle. Sterilize; you can use the dishwasher’s top rack. You must always air dry before using.

What’s Included?

  • Three NUK simply natural feeding bottles.
  • Three NUK anti colic system nipples (three different flows available).

Design Specifics
The NUK bottles are designed specifically for breastfed babies. Gas that cause colic in babies will be less when using these bottles. Babies that suffer from reflux will not be able to overeat and spitting up will be less.

Material
BPA free Plastic.

Available Colors
These bottles are clear with a NUK branding on.

Pros
  • BPA free plastic used.
  • The nipples are made to ensure an easy latch.
  • Anti odor & stain design.
  • Easy to clean with large bottle opening.
  • Dishwasher safe.
Cons
  • Leaking often occurs.
  • Expensive product

10. MAM Anti Colic Bottle for Boys

Why we like it: Why do we like it? Well firstly because it self sterilizes in the microwave with three easy steps! That’s correct. The bottle separates into five parts & all you need to do is place it all in the microwave with water inside the bottle! The best part is it only takes three minutes! It really is as easy as that!

The adorable blue & printed design doesn’t hurt either. The perfect gift for any mom that’s expecting a boy.

Editor’s Rating:

The MAM anti colic bottle is designed to prevent spit up & gas. The textured Skinsoft nipple allows for the baby to latch easier & will prevent nipple confusion. These bottles are easy to hold & easy to clean.

Extra Safety Features
The MAM anti colic bottles will offer you:

  • BPA free material.
  • The anti colic nipples prevent spitting & choking.
  • PVC free.
  • Lead free.
  • BPS free.

Suitable Ages
Babies two months and older.

Cleaning Instructions
These bottles are able to sterilize themselves. Rinse the inside of the bottle with water to remove excess milk. Wash all the parts separately with water and soap. Place the nipple in the MAM bottle base. Fill the base with one oz of water. Heat in the microwave for 3 minutes. Lastly allow to air dry.

What’s Included?

  • Two MAM anti colic feeding bottles.
  • Two MAM flat medium flow nipples.
  • Two MAM anti leakage bottle caps.

Design Specifics
The MAM bottles are designed specifically for breastfed as well as bottle fed babies. The specific design is made for boys. Babies that suffer from reflux or colic will also be able to use these bottles.

Material
BPA free plastic.

Available Colors
These bottles are light blue with animated printing.

Pros
  • Flat nipple design fits into baby’s mouth easily.
  • The spill free bottle cap can also be used as a measuring cup.
  • Removable vented base prevents gas.
  • Fast sterilization for moms on the go
Cons
  • Leakage occurs.
  • Gender specific design.

Guide to Buying the Best Baby Bottles

Sterilization Methods

Feeding bottles should be cleaned after every use to remove milk and some of the bacteria. Here’s how you should clean every bottle after a feed:

  • Wash the bottle & nipple with cold or warm soapy water.
  • Use a bottle & nipple brush to clean out any dry milk left behind on areas that’s difficult to reach.
  • Rinse the bottle & nipple again with clean water.
  • Leave the bottle & nipple to air dry.

Further sterilization is necessary to kill harmful bacteria & germs. Bottles should be sterilized until your baby starts to crawl or even later if preferred. Sterilization can be done in different ways:

Disinfectant solutions: These are chemical solutions that are diluted with water. After regular cleaning bottles can soak in the chemical solution for more or less 30 minutes. Never rinse bottles and nipples after you’ve taken them out of the chemical solution as this will cause bacteria to build up again.

Extreme heat: Applying extreme heat such as boiling water to your bottles will kill harmful bacteria. Bottles & nipples can be boiled for 5 min and left to cool down.

Steam bottle sterilizers:Sterilizers will have different instructions and it’s best to follow them to the letter. Bottles should usually be placed upside down & closed inside a lid for a few minutes to allow hot steam to form inside the device. This will kill germs that cause health issues in babies.

Dishwashers: Dishwashers can be used to apply heat & steam to feeding bottles. Always put the bottles on the top rack only. Don’t put any other dishes in the dishwasher when you’re sterilizing feeding bottles.

Poor Sterilization

Are you feeling too tired to sterilize your baby’s feeding bottles? It’s completely normal for new moms to be over tired & to have low energy. But before you neglect the sterilization methods you should know that it can have horrible consequences:

Gastroenteritis: An infection in the intestines causing loose stools, cramps & pain in the tummy.

Thrush: Thrush is a form of fungal infection that can form on your baby’s bottles & are highly contagious. This can cause severe pain in your baby’s mouth & oesophagus resulting in a crying, hungry baby.

Lowered immune system: If your baby is exposed to bacteria too often his or her immune system can be compromised causing frequent and reoccurring illnesses.

Reflux & Spitting

Gastroesophageal reflux disease are mostly seen in babies under the age of one year. Babies with GERD will spit up milk often as a result of stomach content pushing back up in the oesophagus. GERD is a more severe form of reflux & should be treated medically.

Symptoms for GERD include:

  • Back arching.
  • Frequent vomiting or spitting.
  • Excessive crying.
  • Peaks around the 3 – 4 months of age.

Treatment for GERD is usually not necessary. Your paediatrician might prescribe mild anti acid medication for your baby. Lifestyle changes can help ease your baby’s symptoms & discomfort. Here are some tips:

  • Feed your baby in an upright position.
  • Keep your baby in an upright position after feedings.
  • Elevate your baby’s cot or invest in an anti reflux designed cushion to keep baby upright while he or she is sleeping.
  • Use specially designed feeding bottles & nipples to prevent reflux.
  • If you’re giving your baby formula you can try a thicker consistency to keep the milk down.
  • If you’re breastfeeding exclude certain food from your diet such as onions or spices.

Colic & Gas

Colic. Every parent’s worst nightmare. Colic can start at around two weeks of age and can last up until three months. 25% of babies are believed to have colic. Here are the symptoms so you know when to take action:

  • Crying for more than three hours daily.
  • Inconsolable crying.
  • Crying tends to be worse in the evening.
  • Some babies might pull their legs up towards their chest.
  • Some babies might pass gas.
  • Unsettled stomach.
  • Peaks at 6 – 8 weeks of age.

Parents of colic babies will tell you the best way to heal colic is to wait it out. There are however a few methods you can apply to help ease the pain your baby might be experiencing

  • Use feeding bottles that prevent your baby from swallowing air bubbles.
  • Hold your baby close to your body.
  • Apply heat to your baby’s tummy. Take care not to burn your baby.
  • Massage your baby’s tummy in a clockwise direction.
  • Give your baby prescribed probiotics to balance the PH levels inside the intestines.

Final Words

Do you have a better idea of which feeding bottle to get for your baby now? You’re blessed to live at a time when there’s a baby product to counter almost every challenge you’ll come across. So make it easy on yourself and ensure easy feedings for your baby. A fed baby is a happy baby. And it all starts with the right feeding bottle.