Buying the best baby bottles is one of the most important purchases as a parent. Even if you plan on breastfeeding, there may be times where your little one will need to take their milk from a bottle. This is why it is important to select the best baby bottles 2018.
Best Baby Bottles
These Dr.Brown’s Natural Flow Baby Bottles are a favorite amongst parents. It is one of the best baby bottles for colic, spit-up, gas, and burping.
What’s unique about these baby bottles is that they feature a patented 2-piece internal vent system not available in any other bottle. Their bottle is fully-vented for vacuum-free feeding. They call this positive-pressure flow, similar to breastfeeding. This allows babies to feed at their own pace.
When the baby feeds, air is channeled from the nipple collar rather than the silicone nipple. The air goes through the vent system to the back of the bottle. Air bypasses and never mixes with the breastmilk or formula so that there are no oxidation of nutrients. This helps to preserve levels of nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and E.
The vent system eliminates air bubbles in the milk or formula, which helps to reduce feeding problems such as gas.
The Newborn Feeding Set comes with 3 8oz/240ml Standard bottles, 2 4oz/120ml Standard bottle, 5 Level-One silicone nipples, 2 extra Level-Two silicone nipples, 2 Storage/Travel caps and 3 small nipple brushes.
These Philips Avent anti-colic baby bottles have been clinically proven to reduce colic and discomfort. The anti-colic value integrated into the nipple vents air into the bottle to prevent vacuum build up. The value vents the air to the back of the bottle and keeps it away from your child’s tummy. Unlike other bottles, the Airflex venting system reduces air ingestion, fussiness and gas.
The nipple shape has a ribbed texture that prevents nipple collapse for uninterrupted feeding. It has a wide bottle neck and few parts for quick assembly and easy cleaning.
This bottle set includes a 1 Month+ Slow Flow nipple with 2 holes but you can choose and purchase a range of different flow rates for your growing baby.
These are Avent plastic bottles but there are also Avent glass bottles, all BPA-free. You can also consider getting the Philips Avent Natural Newborn Baby Bottle Start Set, which includes three 4oz bottles with 3 Natural newborn nipples, two 9oz bottles with 2 Natural slow flow nipples, one formula dispenser, one soothie pacifier, and one bottle brush.
What’s great about these Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles is that they have nipples that are shaped like a breast and feels like a breast, allowing for easy transition between breast and bottle. There is also a wide neck nipple for easier latch on.
Its anti-colic valve reduces excessive air flow, so your baby ingest more milk and less air. The compact shape of these BPA-free baby bottles allow your baby to feed in a natural position and can be held in 3 different ways – cradled comfortably in the hand, gripped in the same way as a traditional wide neck bottle, or held from the base.
Tommee Tippee have different flow rates for your growing baby, such as slow flow for 0+ months, medium flow for 3+ months, and fast flow for 6+ months.
If you will be breastpumping and will be using a Medela pump, then these bottles are perfect for you. This Medela Breastmilk bottle set is compatible with all Medela breast pumps, so you can pump, store, and feed with just one container. Its safe, BPA-free design allows mothers to store their breast milk long-term without losing any of its natural beneficial properties.
The set includes three 8 ounces bottles, three solid lids, three medium-flow silicone nipples, three wide base collars and travel caps. They are very easy to clean and are dishwasher safe.
The Comotomo baby bottle is designed to closely mimic breastfeeding. The nipple is naturally shaped with a wide mound. It features an ultra wide neck design so you can easily clean the bottle using your own hand and without the need for a brush.
The nipple and body is made of 100 percent safe hygienic medical grade silicone. Silicone is a safe material that’s 100% free from BPA, PVC and Phthalate. The silicone material offers a better grip and a soothing, calming feel.
There are dual anti-colic vents, where air goes in and milk comes out. This ensures good air circulation in the bottle to reduce unwanted colic, burping, spit up, and gas.
The Comotomo Natural Feel bottle comes with a slow flow nipple, which is great for newborns up to 3 months. The slow flow nipple has just one hole to help develop your baby’s sucking and minimize choking and spit ups. As your baby grows older, you can switch to a medium flow and fast flow nipple.
This Comotomo bottle is safe to use in microwave, boiling water, dishwashers, and sterilizers.
This set of NUK baby bottles feature improved Perfect Fit Nipple, which is designed to be the same shape as Mom’s nursing nipple. This 1-piece NUK Anti-Colic Air System is built into the nipple to help reduce spit-up, gas, and colic.
There are 2 different Perfect Fit silicone nipple sizes and 3 flow rates. For newborns up to 6 months, you can use size 1, which is offered in slow and medium flow. For babies older than 6 months, you can use size 2, which is a larger nipple and offered in a fast flow.
The Perfect Fit silicone nipple features Soft Zone that provides greater comfort for your baby.
Do you need baby bottles?
Whether you plan to feed your baby formula or breastmilk, you probably will find the need to use baby bottles at some point. Even if you plan on staying home and exclusively breastfeed, there may be a time where you may breast pump and have a family member feed your baby with a bottle.