Hey everyone, it's Babylist Scout Julieand today I'm gonna give you a rundown of two Philips AVENT bottles: their Natural Bottle andAnti-colic Bottle.
As a first-time mom I didn't know what to expect.
Will breastfeeding work out?What bottle will my baby take to? Should I pump or use formula?and actuallywe ended up needing to bottle feed my baby Sophie from day one, and it was my husband that fed her that whole first weekhome because I was back in the hospital still healing.
So it was really important for us to find a bottle that brought everyone a lot of comfort.
And!We went through a few different kinds of bottles as she grew to fix and help with different kinds of issues.
Like colic - oof!AVENT is a brand that's been around a really long time and comes highly recommended by tons of parents,which is really comforting when you're trying to find the right bottle.
So here's some insight on two really great bottle choices that might just be the perfect fit for you and your baby.
Let's start with the new and improvedNatural Bottle.
What's new about it, Julie?Well, it now has an ultra soft silicone nipple that feels even more like mom.
This will be super helpfulif you're transitioning between breastfeeding and bottle feeding, or if you're introducing your baby to the bottle for the first time.
There's nothing more stressful than trying to get your baby to eat when you can't physically be there.
This will help alleviate some of that stressbecause the wide breath shaped nipple has a unique spiral design that allows for extra flexibility and natural movement,mimicking the look and feel of mama.
There are also comfort pedals that prevent the nipple from collapsing.
It's also offered in a glass option should that be something you're interested in.
Yeah, so if you're planning on breastfeeding and bottle feeding or your baby is new to the bottle,I would definitely check the Natural Bottle out.
Alright, now let's take a look at their Anti-Colic Bottle.
With Sophie gas and reflux were huge issues.
This bottle is specifically designed to aid with digestion issues.
Sign me up.
The AirFree vent helps prevent air from getting into your baby's tummy by keeping the nipple full of milk rather than air.
So it'sperfect for upright feeding.
Even when I hold the bottle sideways.
You can see the nipple stays full of milk.
What's greatis that the bottle can be used with or withoutthe AirFree vent, so as your baby grows and their stomach matures you can use the bottle without the vent.
So if you want to be reassured that your bottle is focused on ditching the air and helping with digestionthis would be the bottle to check out.
Both bottles are designed with fewer parts, which makes cleaning and assembly super easy.
Honestly that had to be one of my least favorite parts about bottle feedingespecially when dealing with anti-colic parts.
So this is a big deal.
Both are BPA-free,top rack dishwasher safe and can grow with your child.
Check this out:They offer different bottle sizes from 4 oz.
to 9 oz.
to 11 oz.
and with the Natural Bottle you even have the option of a 2 oz.
And! They offer different nipple flow rates to help keep up with your baby's growth.
Speaking of nipple flow rate,I wish someone had helped me understand that there are different sized nipples designedto help bottles grow with your baby.
The flow rate of a bottle nipplerefers to the hole or holes that let the liquid flow through.
Bottle nipples vary in flow rate and softness to accommodate your baby's growth.
The bummer thing is that not all bottle brand flow rates are the same.
Usually the brand you choose will make it clear which flow rate is recommended for which age.
I like to think of nipple flow rate and bottle size stages in this way: when your baby is smalltheir tummy can't handle too much so they can't handle a ton of liquid like pouring out at them.
So they'll likely have the smaller bottles and a slower flow.
Sometimes called a "newborn flow.
"As your baby gets bigger,so does their tummy!So at about three months your baby's getting the hang of this feeding thing and they probably want more liquid then you can move upto a bigger bottle andmedium flowBy the time your baby is four to six months, hopefully, they're feeding like a baby boss and they can handle the largest bottle,with the fastest flow.
Make sense? Keep in tune with your baby if they seem frustrated that the liquid isn't pouring out fast enoughit might be time to graduate to the next level.
If they seem unhappy as they're feeding,just be sure to keep a steady flow rate pace.
Each baby is differentso there could be a little bit of an adjustment periodfor a day or two with each new nipple.
One more pro tip that I can offer about bottle sizes and flow ratesBabylist offers gift sets in both bottle types, including a variety of sizes and nipple rates in each set.
Bonus!Pacifiers are included and you can even choose the color you want.
If I were pregnant tomorrow, this would be on my wish list.
Bottle feeding made easy.
I love it!Go check it out at babylist.
com and while you're there consider adding these awesome bottle options to your amazing registry.