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7 tips on choosing the right baby bottle for your baby

While choosing the right baby feeding bottle, parents-to-be find themselves confused with the heap of options available in the market. What would be the best baby bottle for their new-born? Should they choose glass, plastic or silicone? With extensive experience in the field, niñio knows just what your little one needs. So, trust us and keep reading to equip yourself with the essential knowledge on baby feeding bottles.

Tips to choose the right baby bottle

1.  Glass vs plastic vs steel

Baby bottles were traditionally made of glass, but there was always the risk of breakage. These bottles can also harm the baby. Moreover, they are expensive as well. Steel bottles are durable but opaque. Thus, it will be difficult for you to measure the intake of your baby, which is crucial during feeding.

On the other hand, plastic bottles are easy to handle and don’t break, but they deteriorate faster and need to be replaced frequently. It is vital for the baby feeding bottle to not just be BPA-free but also EA free. EA chemicals mimic estrogen and testosterone and can lead to growth and development issues in babies.  niñio ensures that your baby gets nothing but the best in terms of both comfort and safety.

2.  Choose an anti-colic baby bottle.

Colic can be extremely painful for the baby as well as parents. One of the main reasons why it might occur is when the baby swallows air. Choose a baby feeding bottle like that of niñio , which has an anti-colic system to prevent this issue.

3.  Use natural or silicone nipples.

When it comes to your baby, invest right. Silicone baby nipples are expensive in comparison, but are toxin-free and more durable. No matter what you choose, keep an eye on cracks, thinning, tears and discolouration of the nipples. Replace them at frequent intervals.

4.  Baby bottles must be easy to clean.

With a new-born to take care of, you will already have a lot on your plate. We’re sure you don’t want to add a heap of stubborn and dirty baby bottles on top of that, right? Moreover, no one wants to fiddle with a bottle brush at the end of a tiring day.  Or better still, go for a bottle that doesn’t need a brush at all! Cleaning with a brush can create scratches on the bottle – you’ll have to replace more frequently. A bottle, like the niñio bottle that can be cleaned without a brush is more convenient to use and you can use it for a longer period of time.

5.  Go for bigger bottles and those with additional features.

It is a good idea to start right off the bat with a larger baby feeding bottle as it will be more economical in the long run. Moreover, the bottle should have additional features to minimize air bubbles like an anti-colic system. Swallowing air will lead to a colicky baby, and you might need to purchase features like drop-in inserts or vents later.

6.  Choose apt baby bottle teats.

Ideally, you should change your baby bottle teats every two months. If they look damaged, bitten by tiny teeth or weak, replace them immediately. If your baby takes longer than 20 minutes to feed, falls asleep during feeding or tugs at the baby bottle teats while feeding, it is time to change to a faster flow.

7.  Sterilize the bottle before use

For the first use, it is crucial to sterilize the bottle in boiling water for five minutes. Later, you can wash it with warm water and soap. niñio bottles can withstand temperatures up to 102 degrees providing ease of sterilization. These bottles will remain crystal clear and won’t become cloudy.

FAQs

1.  How to choose the right baby feeding bottle?

Here are a few pointers that you must keep in mind while choosing a baby bottle –

  • The bottle should be EA-free. It should have an anti-colic mechanism. Moreover, the design of the bottle should be ergonomic, and easy to hold.
  • Even though every baby is unique, here is a general guideline to help you decide the right baby bottlesize for your baby –
Age Bottle capacity
0 months 60 ml
Newborn 60 ml
1 month+ 125 ml
6 months+ 250 ml

2.  What type of bottle is best for a baby?

Before heading to a store, it helps to know the type of baby feeding bottle that will work the best for your bundle of joy.

·   Nipples

Depending on the flow rate, nipples come with different levels. For instance,  level 1 nipples are for new-borns and are the slowest ones. The nipples should grow with the baby, and they should be quickly replaced whenever you notice any deterioration in their quality. Choose silicone nipples over latex ones as they are toxin-free. Note that some babies might also be allergic to latex.

·   Broader neck

A bottle with a broader neck will be easier to clean. It will help you handle your baby chores better, especially after a long day.

·   Analyse the material

Each baby bottle material has its own set of pros and cons.

niñio is made of TRITAN™ Co-polyester which is truly a wonder material. Here’s a brief list of its pros –

  • Impact-resistant
  • Extremely hardy
  • Crystal clear material
  • Easier to clean
  • Exceptional dishwasher durability
  • Lighter than glass
  • Microwave safe
  • Odour and stain resistant
  • Food-grade

The bottom line

niñio promises to deliver the best experience in baby feeding bottles. Does your baby love niñio too? We would love to hear more about it. You can also reach out to us in case of queries and suggestions.

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