The Best Slow Flow Bottles for Newborns

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It sure may seem easier just to wing it, when coming down to choosing a suitable bottle for your baby. Even so, it’s better to weigh your options carefully. That way, the family’s resources can be conserved, and your baby will be content.

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To ensure the safety and health of your baby, below are some of the features a baby bottle for a newborn should include. This gives a higher possibility to have a satisfied baby every time, all the time.

Anti-colic

It’s not fun nor entertaining to see your baby cry for more than 3 hours a day even as you have done all you can to try and soothe them. One of the reasons for this behavior is colic. It is a pain felt in the abdomen caused by intestinal gas. This happens mostly to infants since they do not move around and have a harder time expelling gas. To avoid a colicky behavior, choose a bottle that has an anti-colic feature.  This way, the bottle is completely ventilated, and the infant is drinking liquid, not air.

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BPA-Free

Another feature of a bottle is that it should be BPA-free. BPA stands for Bisphenol A. which is a chemical that is used for polycarbonate plastics and polycarbonate resins. These are usually used in food and beverage containers such as take-out plastics and bottles. Although the Food and Drug Administration has stated that containers with BPA are safe, other studies have shown that this chemical may seep into food and beverage. Even if one agrees and the other says the opposite, there is no harm to better choose a BPA-free bottle.

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On another note, the nipple on the bottle has different flow rates. A slow flow nipple allows the liquid to flow at a slower rate. It is best preferred for babies that are transitioning from breastfeeding to bottle feeding. This kind of flow rate is ideally best for 0 to 6 months old babies.  Based on research, parents have been saying that slow flow nipples are best for less than a year old babies.

Having noted a few things to keep in mind, here’s a list of some of the best slow flow baby bottles for newborn babies.

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Comotomo Baby Bottle

The uniquely designed Comotomo baby bottle uses a squishy silicone material that resembles the skin; soft to the touch. It’s microwave-safe, can withstand heat and is safe inside the dishwasher. Furthermore, due to its wide-neck design, these bottles can easily be cleaned by hand. To make sure that the baby in mind doesn’t have colic, Comotomo bottles have a dual anti-colic vent! This way, the bottle is totally ventilated, leaving the baby with a happy stomach and even a peaceful sleep.

Lansinoh Momma Bottle with Natural Wave Nipple

A bottle that is clinically proven to reduce nipple confusion for the little ones! Lansinoh Bottle with Natural Wave allows the baby to have a smooth transition to breastfeeding to bottle feeding. It also includes the same features from above, an AVS (Air Ventilation System) that reduces the intake of gas and it also BPA-free and BPS-free. BPS is Bisphenol S, just like BPA, it is also a chemical that can affect human health negatively.

Furthermore, this bottle has fewer parts, making it easier to clean and put together. They have three choices for flow type nipples; slow, medium and fast that is wholly depends on the needs of your baby. Although these are safe inside the dishwasher, Lansinoh recommends gentle hand cleaning instead of throwing it in the dishwasher to prolong the bottle’s life. They are also safe in boiling water. However, they do not recommend microwaving the milk as this can damage breastmilk nutrients.

Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle

For four years in a row, Dr. Brown’s has been chosen as Moms’ Picks: Best Baby Bottles! You can easily prove that babies like it and mother’s instantly have it in their Top 1! These baby bottles are BPA-free, free from harmful chemicals that may harm your baby. It is also unlike other bottles because it is fully-vented for vacuum-free feeding. It allows the baby to drink at their own pace and it reduces colic, spit-up, and gas. Even as it is shaped like the traditional bottles, because of the fully-vented system, it is considered closest to breastfeeding.

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At the end of the day, it all depends on your baby. Options may have been made weighed carefully, but if your baby doesn’t approve, there’s no choice but to move on to the next one on the list. It’s all about trial and error and the satisfaction of your child.

 

 

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