Several types of bottles are available on the market. There are different sizes, materials and shapes. How to choose one that will be best suited for baby? So here they are the guide to help you make an informed choice. In general, it is well to predict the purchase of six to eight full size bottles or 260 ml size. Also plan two smaller bottles for water or juice. The glass bottles are more resistant. They do not scratch and color does not fade with time. The problem is that they are heavy and they can break, unlike plastic bottles that are lightweight and unbreakable.
Several forms of bottles on the market. The most practical model to pour milk powder remains that wide mouth. There are also angled shape of bottles that allow the teat is always full of milk without letting air enter. Recent models have a removable bottom with a valve that holds the air at the base of the bottle and not in the pacifier when baby drinks.
Thebttle essential characteristics to monitor:
The bottles must be graduated to achieve an appropriate mix of milk.
Teats that you buy must be compatible with the bottles you have.
The clamping rings and cap must be sealed to prevent leakage.
Plastic baby bottles that you buy should be without bisphenol A (BPA), a potentially harmful chemical compound for the health of your child.
Choosing the nipple
The nipple is the most important part of the bottle. It is important that it is compatible bottle and adapted to the baby suction force. They are available in two materials: rubber or silicone.
Made from rubber
The elasticity of rubber is more suitable for newborns and those who have trouble feeding. This material is less durable. Since it softens with time, it is important to change every four to six weeks.
The pacifiers are made of silicone transparent and resistant. They have neither taste nor smell and are less conducive to the development of allergies. More rigid, they agree rather to babies who have a rapid sucking. Unlike the rubber teats keep longer, or two to three months. They are also resistant to frequent washing and transparency to verify cleanliness. It is important to check their status frequently. When damaged, the milk tends to flow too quickly.
Teats called "physiological"
Many brands are trying to imitate the womb with nipples they call "physiological" This solution is convenient for babies who spend from breast to bottle, suction mode is generally less affected. One of their characteristics is that they have a wider base. Some also have a silky texture that mimics the texture of the skin.
Several types of flow are offered. The current trend tries to imitate the best breast flow. Pacifiers that have holes in the shape of "T" or cross ensure a constant flow rate that is similar to that of the breast. These nipples allow the baby to regulate itself when the flow head. Some brands also offer anti-colic teats with valves that regulate the flow of milk to allow the baby to drink at their own pace without swallowing air. Teats for infants are designed with off-center holes that direct the milk to the cheeks rather than the throat. Finally, for babies over three months, it is also possible to opt for teats "speeds", simply turn the bottle Gully to change the flow rate.
Safety and health advice
When washing baby bottles, remove all components (nipples, caps, cap) and wash them individually.
Sterilize your bottles and water until the age of 4 months.
To avoid the risk of burns, never heat a bottle in the microwave oven.
Before presenting baby bottle, always test the heat inside of your wrist.
When your milk solution is ready, it is good for an hour.
Discard the remaining milk when your baby has finished drinking.
By; Sabrina Hammoum