My Two Cents: Baby Bottles

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Look Mommy, I’m using my hands!

First of all, fun history teacher fact. People were bottle feeding their children four thousand years ago! Of course, at the time there weren’t many bottle options. Today, there are 4000 options. I am easily overwhelmed with that many choices–you should see me in the dish soap aisle at Publix–so you should be very impressed that I was able to decide on five bottles to try. So, voila, my two cents on five brands of baby bottles. For each one, I will mention the price (important) and the number of pieces you have to wash between each feeding (even more important).

1. The First Years Breastflow Bottles
Price: $5.99 for the 5-oz bottle and stage 1 nipple.
Pieces to wash: 5
Pro: simulates the natural let-down so that those first fast, hard sucks didn’t overwhelm baby with formula
Con: nipple collapses and causes baby to lose latch

2. Born Free Deco Baby Bottles
Price: $7.00 for the 5-oz bottle and stage 1 nipple, or available in a three-pack on Amazon for $15.96
Pieces to wash: 6
Pro: wide base allows for a good latch, vents really well
Con: takes a little longer to warm these because the plastic is thicker

3. Tommee Tippee Sensitive Tummy Feeding Bottle
Price: $10.00 for the 5-oz bottle and stage 1 nipple, or available in a two-pack on Amazon for $11.49
Pieces to wash: 7
Pro: the blue strip turns pink when the formula is too warm
Con: (see pieces to wash…)

4. Comotomo Baby Bottles
Price: $14 for the 8-oz bottle, or available in a two-pack on Amazon for $23.99
Pieces to wash: 4
Pro: safe, medical-grade silicone is easy to wash and sanitize and vents are built right into the nipple for easy cleaning
Con: expensive

5. Yoomi Bottle System
Price: $32.79 on Amazon for bottle, heating pod, and warmer
Pieces to wash: 5, including warmer
Pro: heats formula to the perfect temperature in 60 seconds, which is convenient for travel
Con: You have to order the “super slow flow” nipple from England, because the “slow flow” drowns a two-month-old. This will cost you at least another $15.

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