Most babies put back a lot of bottles in their little lifetimes, so moms, especially first-timers, want to figure out which brands are best. Some companies cater to tots moving from breast to bottle, while others boast to be made of more pure components. Like children, the feeding contraptions come in all shapes and sizes. Some infants reject one brand and latch right on to another, so we've tested numerous lines and rounded up five of the very best bottles on the market. Check out our picks and let us know which one you (or your children) prefer.
Breast is best to a lot of moms, but so is the allure of having someone else do a feeding now and again.
A girlfriend of mine's lactation consultant recommended a bottle that is allowing her to do both — the Adiri Natural Nurser ($25, for a set of two). So I had to check it out, naturally.
This pricey lil bottle's nipple is designed to helped alleviate nipple confusion for breastfeeding babes by encouraging open-mouthed latching — and it does feel quite real in comparison to most bottles on the market. The vent system in the bottle’s twist-on cap lets air flow slowly into the bottle as the baby drinks, preventing the nipple from collapsing and minimizing gas or painful bubbles. Cleaning up is a snap and worrisome parents will be pleased as the Natural Nurser is 100-percent Bisphenol-A (aka BPA) free. While $12.50 for a bottle is quite steep, if money is no object then go for it!