After several hours of research and a very thoughtful selection among more than fifteen products, we have chosen for you the Seven best models currently on the market. We fell in love with the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature glass baby bottle. We like this bottle for its solid, durable and ecological material, which is very easy to wash and does not contain toxic substances for babies. Its flexible silicone nipple brilliantly imitates the mother’s breast, and therefore facilitates the much-dreaded transition to the bottle!
How Did We Choose?
The method of breastfeeding a baby depends above all on the parents’ choice. Whether you choose to breastfeed or bottle, one is no better than the other.
But which bottle to choose? Glass or plastic bottle? What material for the pacifier? What bottle for what age? How to ensure a peaceful transition from breast to bottle? These are the questions that most parents ask themselves. Finding the ideal model that will best satisfy your baby and yourself is not easy, as there are many things to consider!
Fortunately, we have selected for you the best current models of baby bottles, which will suit everyone’s preferences. At the start, you need to determine the material that best suits you:
The plastic bottle is practical to transport and suitable for small baby hands. It degrades a little over time (odours, stains, scratches). Its composition is however more controversial for health and the planet: favour bottles without BPA or BPS (endocrine disruptors). These are no longer normally used: many brands now use polypropylene, which is non-toxic and is recyclable.
Ecological and sustainable, it is natural and therefore, does not contain potentially harmful chemicals. It resists time, washing and heat without deteriorating. It is a bit heavier. Be careful not to drop it or place it within reach of the baby!
The silicone bottle is flexible and suitable for young babies because the flexible wall helps to feed by small pressures on the bottle. It naturally does not contain BPA or BPS but, relatively new on the market, and it tends to be more expensive than more conventional bottles.
Silicone teats are the most common: odourless and transparent. They are easy to use and wash. The latex or rubber is slightly soft and flexible, but have a slight taste and odour that will surprise maybe baby.
The shape of the teats can vary according to the brands, but there are more and more of them to imitate the shape and the feel of the breast as well as possible to simplify the transition to bottle feeding.
Dry The Bottle:
Whatever bottle model is suitable for your child. Be careful to dry your bottles well, from the bottom of the tank to the folds of the neck, once they have been washed. Do not let moisture stagnate avoids any bacterial intrusion in your bottles; especially if you don’t sterilize them or more.
Teats come in three types of flow. The slow flow (T1) is suitable for newborns, in particular, thanks to the eccentric holes. They are found on baby bottles of small capacity (about 150 ml). T2, at the medium flow rate, is suitable for babies from three to six months and is often associated with 250 ml bottles. The rapid flow (T3) is intended for older children, whose diet is more varied (bottles of 300 ml and more).
Finally, be aware that many models now offer anti-colic systems. From the single or double valve in the teat to the most ingenious systems, the anti-colic bottle ensures optimal breastfeeding and digestion for babies. We then consulted the many comments from parents and users in order to reduce our selection to ten products, while opting for a varied range of bottles (age, material, etc.) in order to satisfy a majority of consumers.
The Best Cheap Baby Bottles:
In this section, we have selected two plastic models which have won us over with their efficiency.
1. Anti-colic from Dr Brown
2. Philips Avent Natural
3. Closer to Nature by Tommee Tippee In Glass
4. MAM Easy Start Anti-Colic Bottle
5. Natural Feel by Comotomo
6. MEDELA baby bottle
Dr Brown is a very popular brand of baby products in the United States, which focuses on innovation to ensure good nutrition and therefore, good health for toddlers. The Natural Flow bottle was developed by a doctor and is intended to reduce the risk of colic, often caused by too much air intake during feeding. Many parents are very satisfied with the effectiveness of this system, and notice a decrease in colic, regurgitation and gas in their baby, who also takes the bottle without history.
It Allows Natural Flow
In addition, the ventilation system makes it possible to best preserve the vitamins in milk thanks to minimal oxidation and allows a natural flow close to that of breastfeeding. The bottle is ideal if you want to alternate these two methods of breastfeeding. The silicone teat has also been recently modified and adjusted to best resemble the natural shape of the breast.
Suitable For Dishwashing
On the other hand, it is true that this system, made up of additional parts, does a little more washing up. Fortunately, the bottle is suitable for the dishwasher, and its wide neck allows for easier hand washing than conventional bottles. Some users, unfortunately, deplore milk leaks at the neck, which is however common with most bottles.
Innovativative Anti-colic Ventilation System
In the end, we are charmed by this bottle and its very innovative anti-colic ventilation system, as well as by its design which effectively simulates breastfeeding. If you have a little boy who has trouble accepting the bottle or digesting his milk properly, this model will be your ally!
Pros & Cons
- Innovative anti-colic ventilation system
- Simulates Breastfeeding
- Free of BPA or Harmful Substances
- Leaks sometimes found
|1 x 1 x 1 inches
|Number of items
- With removable ventilation system.
- Plastic bottles.
- A moderate price, considering all the products it brings and the high quality of these.
- They do not become opaque despite their continued use.
- Using the ventilation system, next to the nipple, the problem of colic disappears.
- The nipple retains its shape, does not crush or fall during baby’s sucking.
- With a measuring system on the side, to know how much food the baby is eating.
Philips offers us, with the Avent Natural range, bottles specially designed to alternate or switch from breast to bottle with serenity. The teat is quite wide and flexible, perfectly imitating the shape of the breast. It is also flexible and allows babies to suckle naturally.
Preventing The Baby From Swallowing Air
The pacifier here corresponds to light flow, intended for newborns. The bottle is compatible with the other teats in the range. It has an anti-colic system thanks to a double valve allowing ventilation and thus preventing the baby from swallowing air.
The ergonomic shape of the bottle makes it pleasant to hold, for adults as well as for little ones. The neck is wide, and it is easy to fill, wash and assemble. It is compatible with the dishwasher and the microwave.
An Amazing Model In Different Volumes and Colours
The 260 ml polypropylene bottle and the silicone teat do not contain BPA. This model is also available in 60, 125 and 330 ml, and available in several colours (pink or blue). The range is also available in glass and is, of course, compatible with the brand’s breast pumps.
Philips Avent Is A Natural Baby Bottles
In the end, despite its few sealing concerns, we retain the Philips Avent Natural for its anti-colic system and its simple and effective design, which will delight babies accustomed to the breast thanks to its natural and flexible teat.
Pros & Cons
- Anti-colic system
- Flexible Teat
- BPA free
- Significant leaks found
|2.8 x 8.4 x 7.4 inches
|Number of items
|Bottle nipple type
|Ergonomic shape, Wide neck
|Advanced anti-colic system
- Ergonomically shaped, for comfortable suction by the child
- Convenient and safe grip by the mother or by the same baby.
- With a side measurement chart, to find out how much liquid the child is ingesting.
- Easy to clean and use.
- Small tits with petals and holes, for greater fluid flow.
- It is made of silicone.
- The nipple maintains its shape despite its use.
- Economical and excellent quality.
- Easy to assemble and disassemble.
- They don’t break even though they fall.
- Baby bottle ideal for exchanging it with the mother’s breast, because the nipple imitates that breastfeeding process, so the baby does not reject them.
We present here the first example of a glass bottle, from the English brand of baby care and accessories Tommee Tippee, still little known in our regions.
Silicone Teat Mimics The Breastfeeding
The shape of the silicone teat mimics that of the breast, and therefore allows a natural passage from breastfeeding to the bottle. Parents are also often delighted with the ease with which their little wolf has adapted! However, Closer to Nature, teats also have a sensitive valve that limits the absorption of air by your little one during his meal.
Free Of BPA And Other Toxins
Both nipples and the bottle container are guaranteed to be free of BPA, phthalates and other toxins. It is easy to wash thanks to its wide neck and its glass composition which does not deteriorate and does not stain, unlike plastic. According to the experience of some more clumsy users, the bottle is very solid and does not break easily despite a few falls. But you still have to be careful!
Very Handy And Keeps Milk Warm For Longer Time
On the other hand, the glass bottle keeps warm milk longer, which is handy if your baby does not eat quickly or all at once. Finally, we like the ecological and sustainable side of this product and its affordable price for a 250 ml glass model.
Qualities of Bottle
In the end, although it is a pity that the bottle is not compatible with specifically anti-colic teats. We highly appreciate it for its flexible and natural teat, its prevention system against excess air in the bottle, and its solid glass, easily cleanable and durable! This bottle will make you happy if you are looking for an alternative to plastic.
Pros & Cons
- Soft and supple teat
- Anti-colic valve
- Ecological And sustainable
- BPA free
- Not compatible with anti-colic teats
- Risk of breakage
|3.2 x 9.4 x 6.8 inches
|Hand wash, Dishwasher, Sterilizer, And Bottle Warmer.
|Number of items
|Bottle nipple Type
|Smooth Silicone Anti-colic Nipple
- The tube and valve system prevent the baby from breathing in the air while feeding.
- The valves change colour according to the water temperature, to prevent the baby from consuming too hot liquids.
- Includes instruction manual
- It can be put in the dishwasher.
- Ergonomically shaped.
- Useful until the baby is 6 months.
- Ideal if you are breastfeeding and want to drink a bottle too.
- It greatly improves the problem of colic.
- They include lateral measurement system, to know how much milk the baby is drinking.
MAM products are developed after 40 years of research and input from medical experts, engineers, designers and moms. The result is a technologically innovative nipple design that is easy to accept, grows with babies and promotes healthy feeding and oral development. From nipples with orthodontic nipples to baby bottles designed to reduce colic, gas and reflux, MAM nipples support growth at all stages from newborn to toddler.
Offer Variety Of Shapes
MAM nipples are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are easily accepted by babies of all ages, with a 94% nipple acceptance rate among babies tested (Note: 1,508 babies studied in the 2009-2017 market) Babies just love the ease and comfort of buckling on MAM nipples! The non-slip surface at the bottom of the nipple helps keep it in the baby’s mouth, so it’s no surprise that MAM nipples are often accepted by other babies who don’t accept them.
Designed To Reduce Colic Symptoms While Feeding
The advanced base allows helping to reduce colic for 80 % of infants. Every MAM Anti-Colic Bottle is making it effortless whenever you don’t have a bottle
Sterilizer On Hand
Put the nipple and close to the jar to feed your infant. Heat the bottle in the microwave for about three minutes and it’s completed! The bottle consists of BPA and BPS stuff, along with the bottom makes clean-up a snap.
Pros & Cons
- SoftSkin silicone nipple
- Ecological and sustainable
- BPA free
- Design owl
- Risk of breakage
|5.7 x 5.6 x 2.9 inches
|Bottle Nipple Type
|Slow Flow Bottles
- Self-sterilizing system through the use of a microwave. Ideal for trips.
- Ventilated base, so that the milk falls more slowly and without air.
- By having screw caps on the bottom and top, it is easy to clean.
- No spills or drips.
- Easy to assemble and disassemble.
- No brush required to clean bottles.
- Available at an excellent price.
- High-quality item.
- With lateral meter to know how much the baby is eating.
- With cute illustrations of bears, deer and squirrels.
- With texture at the bottom that facilitates the grip of the bottle.
- Excellent to fix the problem of colic.
- As it can be cleaned so thoroughly, it does not catch odours.
- No matter how much they are sterilized, they are not badly formed or damaged.
The main objective of this innovative model is to solve the problems, confusion and rejection of the bottle by babies accustomed to breastfeeding and to allow a healthy and smooth feeding. It has been tested and approved by thousands of consumers.
Best For Baby’s Health
This time it is a product whose teat and bottle are made up only of hygienic silicone without chemical and toxic molecules. We approve this model for baby’s health but note that some users have noticed that the material attracts dust and hair.
The Material Of The Bottle Is Very Soft And Of High Quality
The natural shape of the pacifier is ideal, and the material of the bottle, soft as the skin, is pleasant for small baby hands. The bottle is also very flexible and when the baby grows, it is possible to add handles.
The Double Ventilation System
The double ventilation system with two valves in the teat prevents colic without requiring the washing of additional parts. The Comotomo is also easy to wash, by hand thanks to its wide opening, or in the dishwasher. The cap is tightly sealed and limits leakage, but is also quite difficult to open and close. The graduations are not very visible and would benefit from being better contrasted against the bottle.
Flexible And Modern Design
In the end, we like this flexible and healthy silicone baby bottle, its anti-colic system and has a very nice design. It is very suitable for babies used to breastfeeding and allows a peaceful transition. It’s just a shame that its price is so high.
Its design is very modern, and it exists in two fun colours, pink and green.
Pros & Cons
- Anti-colic System
- Modern Design
- Sometimes Impractical Form
|2.6 x 2.6 x 6 inches
|Safe in microwave, boiling water, dishwashers and sterilizers.
|Number of Items
|Bottle Nipple Type
|Ultra Wide-Neck Design
- Comotomo baby bottle design best mimics breastfeeding to reduce bottle rejection
- Double anti-anginal vents prevent unnecessary air intake and reduce colic.
- Nipples and body made of 100% safe and hygienic medical grade silicone.
- 5-ounce bottle with a slow-flowing nipple for newborns up to 3 months old
- Safe to put in a microwave, boiling water, dishwasher and sterilizer.
- Extra-wide neck design for easy manual cleaning without a brush.
- Maximum bottle temperature-180 degrees Celsius.
This brand is specialized in bottles for breast milk, either the reason why you can not give your baby your breast, these bottles promise to make this experience something simpler: They keep the milk inside the bottle completely safe. No spills and no loss of properties of breast milk.
Maintain The Breast Milk For Long
Medela polypropylene breastfeeding bottles are BPA-free and are designed to retain the beneficial properties of breast milk. Compatible with all Medela breast pumps, so you can pump, store and feed in one container. Ideal for long-term storage. Dishwasher safe. Use the ounce and millimeter marks to measure the exact amount of milk you want to pump.
Resistant To Any Blow
They are resistant to any blow, do not break and come in two sizes: 150 ml and 250ml. You will not need to change the milk from the bottle. The Medela bottle performs the functions of extracting, storing, stocking and freezing, in order to turn your baby’s feeding routine into something easy. They are made with BPA-free materials (Bisphenol A) and are suitable for washing in the dishwasher or heating in the microwave.
Use Extreme Care When Handling
Tighten the lid to prevent leakage, storage and freezing. Travel cap keeps nipples clean. Includes (3) bottle; (3) wide base medium flow pacifier; (3) collar, sturdy lid and cap. When frozen, plastic bottles and parts become brittle and may break when dropped. In addition, glass bottles and parts may be damaged if not handled properly. Drop, overtighten or tip over.
Pros & Cons
- Compatible With All Medela Nipple
- Dishwasher Safe
- Easy To Read Volume Marks
- Made Without BPA
- Screw-on Lids
- It has A Narrow Mouth.
- It Does Not Allow To Add Cereals To The Milk.
Care InstructionsDishwasher & Microwave Safe
|7.3 x 5.5 x 4.7 inches
|Dishwasher & Microwave Safe
- The nipple has only one size for all breastfeeding.
- The baby can breathe, pausing while feeding, just as he does with the breast.
- The nipple does not break with use.
- The bottle does not become opaque over time.
- Lasts longer if hand washed.
- Excellent to combat the problem of colic.
- Ideal for mixed breastfeeding.
- It includes a measurement bar in the back area, to know exactly how much the baby is eating.
- Milk does not drip even if the bottle is upside down. It will only come out if the baby sucks.
- No spillage
- Includes transparent protective cap for the nipple.
NUK Nature Sense in glass: this bottle has a very interesting teat, which has a multitude of holes inspired by the lactiferous channels of the maternal breast and is also very flexible. It is also composed of an anti-colic system ideal for newborns. It is made of glass and of course, does not contain toxic substances but is however quite heavy for babies. It exists in several colours, and its sleek design is rather cute. This less-known German brand is therefore to be discovered!
Munchin Latch: this model is also designed to facilitate the transition from baby to bottle. Its silicone nipple imitates the natural movements of baby feeding thanks to its accordion shape: it stretches and compresses like the breast, which is a big plus for difficult babies! It also has an anti-colic system located at the bottom of the bottle, which system however slightly hinders its washing. Its handling is also not the easiest given its width.
In Conclusion, Which Bottle To Choose?
In the end, our preference goes to the Closer to Nature glass bottle by Tommee Tippee. It offers a healthy and durable container at an affordable price, and its flexible nipple to imitate the breast as well as its anti-colic system make it a model with a remarkable quality/price ratio. The bottle Natural Flow Options + anti-colic Dr. Brown seduces us as it is anti-colic innovative, flexible and efficient. Its teat and its ergonomic design simulate breastfeeding very well and facilitate the transition to the bottle.
The Comotomo Natural Feel baby bottle intrigues with its modern and innovative style, and we like its healthy and hygienic silicone composition. It is specially designed to meet the needs of little ones who tend to refuse the bottle.
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