How To Choose A Baby Bottle?

- Jul 16, 2019-

How to choose a baby bottle?

STEP1: Determine the Material of a Baby Bottle.

1. Heat resistance/deformation resistance: glass > Plastics (PES = PC > PP). The more heat-resistant, the less easily deformed.

2. Wear resistance of the scale: glass > Plastics (PES > PC > PP). Scale wear, not good at mastering the amount of breast-feeding.

3. Washability: glass PES > Plastics (PC > PP). Smooth inner wall is easy to clean.

4. Strength: Plastic > Glass, not easy to break.

5. Specific gravity: glass > plastics, large proportion, not easy to carry.


STEP2: Determine the capacity of the baby bottles.

Generally speaking, the breast-feeding capacity of babies under one month is about 100-120 ml each time. Babies over one month should breast-feed 120-200 ml once and 800-1000 ml per day (7-8 times per day). Some babies drink less.

Therefore, 0-1 month babies need at least 120 ml baby bottles. Some mothers buy 240 ml baby bottles directly for economic reasons. In fact, this habit is very bad. If they use large capacity baby bottles at the beginning, they will always feel that their babies eat less and overfeed unconsciously. Moreover, in general, baby bottles need to be eliminated and updated for 4-6 months. Therefore, the first choice of 120 ml baby bottle is more appropriate. The 60 ml baby bottle is small and easy to clean. It is very suitable for the newborn to drink a small amount of water many times.


STEP3: Determining Standard Caliber or Width Caliber.

The baby bottle can be basically divided into "standard caliber bottle" and "wide caliber bottle", the difference is mainly in the size of the nipple and the bottle mouth. The nipple of a wide mouth baby bottle is relatively larger and wider. It is designed to imitate breast milk, so that the baby can breathe safer and more suitable.


STEP4: Determine the number of purchases.

Whether breastfeeding, artificial or mixed feeding requires a certain amount of baby bottles. It takes at least 3-4 hours for bottles to be cleaned, disinfected and dried. It is not enough to have enough baby bottles in stock. If parents want to be lazy or time-intensive, they can also clean all the baby bottles together every day, which is time-saving and labor-saving.

Baby sucking time should be controlled between 10-15 minutes, too long or too short is not conducive to the normal development of the baby's mouth, when choosing a nipple, you can take sucking time as a reference.


How to disinfect baby bottles before they are first used?

Glass baby bottles disinfection should be boiled with cold water, which should cover the glass baby bottle. Five minutes after the water is boiled, put in the nipple, bottle cap and other plastic parts. Five minutes after the pot cap is covered, turn off the fire and let the water cool slightly. Pay attention to the time can not be too long.

Plastic baby bottles disinfection, water boiled before the bottle and nipple, bottle cap together into disinfection, water depth to fully cover all feeding utensils. Fill baby bottles and caps with water so that they don't float up. Shake the objects in the water gently until no bubbles are visible.