Whether you're a mom who breastfeeds or formula feeds, at some point you probably plan on being away from your baby. With time away comes time to bottle-feed. Picking a baby bottle may seem like an easy decision until you get to the store and realize there are hundreds of models and features to choose from. This can be overwhelming, especially for new moms. Do you buy a brand that's cheap? Or maybe one that's glass? So many choices!
And with the recent BPA-scare it can make things even more of a challenge. A study by the Journal of Food Additives and Contaminants revealed that plastic baby bottles made with BPA can leak into the milk causing cancerous health concerns. The good news is, many brands are now switching to BPA-free materials.
To make it easier for you to select the best option for your baby, we've researched and tested the best of the (BPA-free) best. We even went a step further and categorized them to help you find the best product for you. We found 5 that stand out from the rest, and each one will make your baby very happy.
Here are the factors we considered when choosing the best: material, size, shape, niplle build and flow, and price. Keep in mind what features are important to you, and look for a product that makes you, and your baby, happy.
The soft and squeezable Comotomo Natural Feel Bottle is the best overall product on our list. The Comotomo is perfect for any mom, and makes a baby feel as if they're actually breastfeeding - and we here at Faveable aren't the only ones who feel this way. Hannah, a mommy blogger behind the blog The Wise Baby, loves the Comotomo just as much as we do and has used the brand for years. She states, "The Comotomo was made to mimic the feel and function of nursing and is a winner by all standards." But even if a natural feel option is not your style, we guarantee our list has something you'll love.
Now, on to our list.
- Less time washing parts
- Collapsable liner reduces gas, colic, and spit-ups
- Disposable and convenient - perfect for daycare
- The nipple has a natural feel so it's just like mom
- Easy to clean and put together - only 4 parts
- Curved shape makes it easy to hold for mom and baby
- The colorful measurements are easy to read and keep track of ounces and milimeters pumped
- Easy to clean and dishwasher safe
- Perfect for travelling because they come with travel caps for the nipples and storage lids
- Glass is easier to clean and safer than plastic
- Venting system works well
- The nipple is shaped more like an actual nipple - great for breastfeeding moms that need to supplement with bottles
- Mimics the feel and function of nursing
- Only 4 parts makes it easy to clean and assemble
- Gives baby a helpful "letdown" effect