Buying The Best Baby Bottles

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What's the best type of baby bottle to buy?

Buying The Best Baby Bottles

Not every mother wants to breastfeed, and that's okay. In fact, if that's the case, you've got one more baby gift-giving option to consider: baby bottles. Years ago the only baby bottle options were made from clear glass with weird-looking rubber nipples. Back then, glass was the only viable option. Plastic bottles were unheard of. Now, not only do you have plastic bottles, they're often heat resistant, designed to maximum the amount of fluid that stays at the top (in the nipple), and are dishwasher safe and microwave friendly.

Sometimes people shy away from this kind of gift because they're afraid it won't be what the parents had planned to use. Who cares! Call the new parents when they're pacing the floor at 3 o'clock in the morning with a screaming baby and ask them if they care what kind of baby bottles they have. Unless you pulled the baby bottles out of your great-grandmother's attic, they've probably been designed specifically with baby in mind. Most often, it's the nipple that's the biggest concern, not the bottle. Some of the older, flatter baby bottle nipples would quickly wear down, posing a choking hazard. The baby would end up swallowing more air bubbles than baby formula.

Still not sure what to buy? Get whatever baby bottles look good to you, than buy a few different nipple styles to add to the gift. That way, the parents can experiment and decide for themselves which ones they want to stick with.



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