Best feeding bottle for babies in india




Best feeding bottle for babies in India




Milk Feeding bottles are one of the crucial feeding equipment used to feed babies. Feeding bottles can be used for newborn babies up to the age of 1+. For new parents choosing the right baby feeding the bottle isn't an easy task. But before choosing a feeding bottle for your little one you should know and consider a few matters. 

Why do you need baby feeding bottles?



Doctors say that till 6 months the best food for babies is breast milk. But there are some situations when parents are forced to feed formula to their little baby. If you are feeding baby formula to your little one then you need a feeding bottle. 

If mothers are deciding to join work in their baby’s first year then also they need feeding bottles to feed either stored breast milk or formula milk in the mother’s absence. 

If nursing mothers who decided to feed her baby exclusively breast milk also can use feeding bottles to take a break from breastfeeding by pumping and storing breast milk in a bottle. Later she let other family members feed the baby and bond with the baby as feeding time is the best time to bond with the baby. 

When Do You Need Feeding Bottles?



You can introduce a feeding bottle to your baby if you are choosing a baby formula for your little one. 

If you are breastfeeding you should wait to introduce a bottle until the baby has gotten the hang of nursing, it usually takes four weeks or more.

Generally, people use feeding bottles until their baby reaches 1 year. but there are few parents who use feeding bottles till their child turns two. But maximum parents like to introduce straw or sippy cups after 1+. 

How Many Bottles Do I Need?



If you are exclusively bottle feeding then you need 6-8 bottles as you want to keep a couple of fresh bottles handy while others are waiting to be washed. 

If you are breastfeeding and using bottles occasionally then you would like to have 3 to 4 bottles. 


Is introducing a feeding bottle to newborn right practice?



According to doctors introducing feeding bottles to newborns are not a best practice until and unless the mother is not having adequate milk or for any other reason unable to breastfeed.
Generally, doctors recommend 6 months breastfeeding the baby and if the mother needs to join work then bottle feeding of breastmilk. 

The main reason doctors say not to introduce feeding bottles to newborns are tough all cleaning and best sterilization processes there is a chance of the baby getting various infections like diarrhea and respiratory infection more than breastfed babies.

 It is also said that breastfeeding is an active process where the baby has to put the effort into sucking where bottle feeding is a passive feeding which makes the baby lazy. 

Types of baby bottles



There are various types of baby feeding bottles available in the market. 

1.Standard Bottles- feeding bottles with basic features called as standard bottles. They are inexpensive and easily available in any store.

They fit most standard nipples & cleaning accessories are easily available. But their narrow neck makes it difficult to pour milk and clean. 

2. Anti-colic bottle- Anti-colic bottles help reduce pains in the abdomen because of indigestion or gas called colic. Anti-colic bottles and nipples are specially designed to prevent the intake of air while sucking. they usually have air vents, tubes, or bags.

Its different design makes it difficult to clean. These bottles are expensive and not so easily available in all stores. 

3. Self-Sterilizing Bottles- self-sterilizing bottles can sterilize themselves. It has two main parts, the lower part of the bottle where water is needed to pour and the remaining parts that need to be placed on top.

It is then heated in the microwave for the prescribed time, said in the instruction manual for sterilization. It is travel friendly, convenient, and time-saving. These bottles are expensive and don't work without power.

4. Angle Neck Bottles- these bottles are bottles that bend at an angle near the neck. Otherwise, these bottles are straight. They are designed to keep the nipple full of milk always. 

These bottles reduce the chance of swallowing air as the nipple is always full of milk. These bottles also reduced the chance of ear infections and gastric problems. These bottles are expensive, not easily available, and hard to clean.

 

5. Wide neck bottles- as per their name these bottles are having a wider neck than regular bottles. These bottles are good for those babies who feed on the breast as well as bottles. These bottles help transition from breast to bottle easily and easy to clean.
 

6. Breast Mimicking Bottles- these bottles are wide-necked and curvaceous to give breast-like shape. These bottles have specially designed to give babies the feel of a mother’s breast in shape and softness.

these bottles help transition from breast to bottle easily as babies feed on these bottles readily and they are easy to clean. 

7. Vented Bottles- Vented bottles are designed to have vents that keep the air at the back of the bottle and prevent the milk from seeping out. An anti-vacuum chamber is created at the base of the nipple. This technology allows a one-way flow of air.

 So these bottles prevent the outflow of liquid and reduce the chances of leaking milk and choking the baby.they also prevent babies from swallowing air and the case of colic.
 
8. Disposable bottles- these bottles are travel-friendly ready to use sterilized bottles that people throw away after the baby is fed. They are for one time use.
  

Materials of baby bottle 

There are various materials used to make baby bottles. Few are mentioned below. 

1. Glass - Nowadays glass bottles are heat- and shock-resistant. Maximum time they come with silicone sleeves or covers for easy holding and prevent them from breaking easily. 

2. Plastic- Plastic bottles are lightweight and inexpensive.  These materials are BPA free and FDA approved But plastic is less durable than stainless steel or glass and should be carefully cleaned to prevent scratches. Replace these bottles every few months.

3. Silicone- Silicone is a flexible material with a texture of silky and smooth. It is used for making both bottles and nipples. Silicone bottles can be expensive.

4. Stainless steel- feeding bottles made by stainless steel are durable and free of any harmful chemical for babies. These bottles need not be replaced for a long time. 



Features to consider to buy a baby bottle

  • The material should be good and BPA free. 
  • If your baby is having a tendency of gastric problem choose an anti-colic bottle. 
  • Choose bottles which will be easy to clean and sterilize
  • Look out for the bottles will be durable and need not be replaced frequently. 
  • Look out for a bottle that will grow with your baby in which you can change nipples of higher flow as well as use it as sippy cups when your baby will be a toddler. 
  • If you are planning to bottle feed breast milk then buy a bottle compatible with your breast pump so that you can store your milk directly in the bottle. 



Top 12 feeding bottles in India


1.Pigeon 120 ml Glass Bottle with Small Nipple (Pink and Red)

 
  •  It is made of high-quality glass
  • it is Bpa and Bps free
  • it comes with a Unique venting system that minimizes swallowed air
  • it prevents the gas problem.
  • nipples are smooth.
  • it has no handle so parents need to hold it properly.

    2. Philips Avent Natural 2.0 Bottle 260ml Pack of 2 SCF033/20


    • Philips Avent The Natural bottle is made from polypropylene.
    • It is 100 BPA free
    • Its Natural nipple shape makes it easy for baby to combine bottle feeding and breastfeeding.
    • It’s Wide, breast-shaped, soft, flexible, silicone nipple helps baby to latch on naturally. 
    • It comes with an Advanced anti-colic valve designed which reduces colic and discomfort by venting air into the bottle and not in the baby's tummy.
    • Its wide neck makes it easy to clean. 
    • Flexible spiral design with unique comfort petals creates a flexible nipple that helps the baby for a more natural feed without nipple collapse.
    • Its unique shape makes it easy to hold and grip the bottle in any direction.
    • The Philips Avent Natural bottle is compatible with the Philips Avent range.
    • Nipples with different flow rates are available to keep up with the baby’s growth and necessity. 

    3. Dr. Brown's Options+ Wide-Neck Baby Bottles, 9 Ounce, 6 Count Plus 2 Bonus Level 2 Nipples and Sippy Spouts

    • Its a new design nipple with Breast-like shape allows babies for a proper latch.
    • It gives babies more natural bottle feeding experience
    • Its Anti-colic vent system reduces colic; 
    • It’s unique design decreases spit-up, burping, and gas
    • It can preserve nutrients in breast milk and formula for a longer time.
    • Each nipple is engineered for a consistent flow
    • It Offers flow rate that supports breastfeeding
    • It can be used with or without an internal vent system

    4. Nano Bebe Breast Milk Baby Bottles, 3pk (Award-Winning Innovation for Breastfed Babies)

    • Nanobébé’s breastmilk bottle improves the entire process of bottle feeding breastmilk.
    • It comes with the all-in-one feeding solution from pumping, storing, warming to feeding. 
    • It allows mothers to pump directly into the bottle.
    • Its uniquely designed bottle helps to stack one bottle on top of another and save space.
    • Its concave shape spreads the milk into a thin layer which promotes quick and even warming of milk.
    • it protects nutrients from damage while providing a faster heating solution. 
    • It is easy to hold and feed
    • It is very easy to clean

    5. Thinkbaby Stainless Steel Baby Bottle, Silver, 9 Ounce

    • It is a baby feeding bottle made of steel
    • Contains clear markings for accurate measurement
    • It is free of BPA, lead, PVC, nitrosamines, phthalates, PET and biologically harmful chemicals
    • It comes with a no-spill cross-cut nipple 
    • The nipple is extra soft and made of silicon
    • Made from 304 (18/8) medical grade stainless steel
    • It Contains clear markings for accurate measurement
    • Its Anti-colic nipple helps to reduce the incidence of gas and spit-up
    • It is a stainless steel baby feeding bottle available online

    6. Joovy Boob Glass Bottle and Sleeve, Blue, 5 Ounce



    • It is a glass feeding bottle with cover
    • This glass bottle does not absorb odor, color or taste. 
    • It is BPA and PVC free
    • It is easy to clean. 
    • It is leakproof 
    • Its special designed nipples reduce colic
    • Specially designed nipples provide a consistent flow
    • Unique nipple design prevents nipple collapse
    • Soft nipples promote proper latching and allow for easy breast-to-bottle and bottle-to-breast transitions. 
    • It’s Silicone sleeve reduces slips and breakings
    • It comes with Stage 1 Slow Flow Nipple for newborns. 
    • It is heat resistant

    7. Babies Bloom Baby Rice Feeding Silicone Spoon Bottle (Combo Blue, White & Pink) (90 ml Spoon) (6 Months Onwards) (Set of 3)




    • It Offer a cleaner, easier way to feed baby semi-solid foods
    • It comes with the mechanism of gently squeezing the silicone base to deposit food on the spoon for feeding.
    • It is BPA free
    • It can contain 90 ml food. 
    • The feeding spoon holds 3 ounces of baby food
    • Spoon comes with a protective cap. 
    • It is dishwasher, steam, and microwave safe.
    • It is a pack of 3 bottles. 
    • Recommended age minimum of 6 month
    • It's easy to use
    • It gives you the opportunity of ness free feeding

    8. Lifefactory 4 Bottle Starter Set, Mint/Blanket/Kale/Blueberry/White



    • It is a glass feeding bottle with cover
    • All components are made in the U.S. or Europe.
    •  Product assembled in the U.S.
    • It is Dishwasher safe
    • It is compatible with most breast pumps. 
    • It comes with polypropylene (PP#5) cap, ring and stopper and silicone nipple.
    • All materials BPA-free.
    • All materials are FDA approved.
    • Protective silicone sleeve provides durability and a non-slip gripping surface
    • The set includes 2 4-Ounce Baby Bottle , 2 9-Ounce Baby Bottle, Flat Caps, 2 Sippy Caps, 2 Stage Nipples
    • The set includes a variety of lids and nipples to extend the life of bottles when your baby grows. 

    9. Philips Avent 8 Ounce Natural Glass Bottles 2-Pack



    • It is a good quality glass bottle. 
    • It’s wide, breast-shaped silicone nipple promotes natural latch on
    • It helps to combine bottle feeding with breastfeeding
    • It comes with an advanced twin valve anti-colic system to make feeding comfortable. 
    • It is easy to clean
    • It is Heat and thermal shock resistant
    • Its Wide neck opening allows easy filling and cleaning
    • The bottle is Compatible with all Philips Avent Natural nipples.
    • It is BPA free
    • Its petal design nipples prevent nipple collapse. 

    10. Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Standard Neck Feeding Bottle 4 oz - 2 Pack



    • It Proven to help preserve bottle milk nutrients
    • It’s Vacuum-free feeding helps digestion
    • It reduces colic, spit-up, burping and gas 
    • Its unique bottle design is Fully-vented
    • Silicon nipples allow continuous flow. 
    • It is easy to clean 
    • It is dishwasher safe. 
    • Its shape is easy to hold. 
    • It is BPA Free

    11. Chicco Natural Feeling Feeding Bottle-BLUE-250ml- Pack of 2



    • its elongated nipple encourages the baby to naturally latch in. 
    • Its dual anti-colic valve It prevents air from being swallowed, reducing the risk of colic
    • Soft silicone and grooves at the base of nipple give a natural feeling like a mother’s breast
    • Its unique inclined angled nipple is specific for new-borns
    • It is a pack of 2
    • It is made from polypropylene 
    • It is completely BPA free

    12. Medela Feeding Bottle-250 ml + Calma Breastmilk Nipple (White)



    • It is compatible with all Medela breast pumps, so you can pump, store directly in the feeding bottle. 
    • Its different lid allows leak-proof storage for travel and freezing
    • It is dishwasher and microwave safe
    • It protects nutrients of milk
    • It is complete BPA free. 
    • It has clear markings for measurements. 
    • Its wide base silicone nipple complements breastfeeding.
    • Calma is the feeding device that helps to support the similar sucking the behavior of the baby.

    Baby feeding bottles are your feeding essential. Hopefully, we helped you to choose your Baby bottle Sterilizer, and Bottle warmer.

    Thank you. 
    C2S Team