Guide to Bottles
Ask any parent to describe their top ten baby essentials; baby feeding bottles will most likely feature near the top. If you choose not to breast feed, then a bottle is the only way to give your baby nutrition. If you do breast feed, then a bottle can be useful for feeding your baby when it is inconvenient to breast feed.
As with most baby products, the market is packed with different options. This simple overview will compile the most popular bottle options, whilst listing the advantages and disadvantages of each different type.
Types of Bottles
There are two main types of feeding bottle: glass bottles and plastic bottles.
Glass bottles are the less common of the two types but have several advantages over plastic. They are easy to clean, sterilise and leave no residue from the milk/formula. Glass is also much easier to recycle than plastic, so it is environmentally friendly as well.
We recommend using silicone bottle covers to help minimise many of these hazards.
Plastic bottles can be made out of polypropylene, polycarbonate or PES (polyethersulfone). The polypropylene variant is the lower quality plastic out of the three and has a slightly milky colouring. PES is of a higher quality and can withstand super high temperatures. One of the best advantages of plastic bottles is that they are durable and shatterproof unlike glass.