Feeding Must-Haves and Know-Hows For Your Little One

As parents ourselves we understand finding the right feeding bottle for your little one can get stressful and overwhelming.  Each baby is different and comes with their own agenda and as there are so many options to choose from, we will do everything we can to help you choose the right bottle for your little one.

So, the one word you will hear over and over and over when it comes to baby bottles and feeding is colic.  What exactly does colic mean and what causes it?  Colic is when a healthy baby cries or fusses regularly for a prolonged period of time. If your baby frequently cries for more than a few hours in a day, he or she may have colicColic can start a few weeks after birth and is generally at its worst between 4 and 6 weeks of age. No one really knows what causes colic, but studies show bottles that have an angled top and special venting features can reduce the amount of air that babies intake, which can reduce gas and spit-up, limiting colic.  Our favorite to help reduce colic is the Dr Brown's Bottle Collection.

Dr Brown's have the No. 1 recommended baby bottles by pediatricians in the U.S. Used in hospitals around the country and loved by parents for over 20 years. All of this and more is what makes Dr. Brown’s simply the best baby bottle™. Inspired by parents everywhere, Dr. Brown’s continues to innovate and develop products that focus on great functionality for parents and good health for baby. Every day we strive to deliver the reliable baby products that have made us a proven favorite with moms and dads. Dr Brown's focus has always been on creating innovative products that promote good health. Their bottle was made to reduce colic, spit-up, burping and gas. It's the only fully vented baby bottle. And the only bottle that best preserves nutrients in breast milk and formula.

 

Philips Avent's unique AirFree vent is designed to help your baby swallow less air as they drink by keeping the nipple full of milk during feeding. Reducing the amount of air your baby ingests helps w/common feeding issues such as colic, reflux & gas - The wide breast shaped nipple promotes a natural latch on similar to the breast, making it easy for your baby to combine breast and bottle feeding - The nipple has an ultra soft texture, designed to mimic the feel of the breast - Flexible spiral design, combined with our unique comfort petals to create a flexible nipple, allowing for a more natural feed without nipple collapse.

 

 

Started in 1965, Tommee Tippee has one clear goal: to make life simpler for real families. Their two biggest innovations - the super soft breast-like nipple and extra-wide neck bottle, were both ideas from moms - An extra-wide neck and breast-like nipple help babies make a natural latch and secure seal - A clever venting system then delivers a smooth flow of milk so they swallow less air - handy in the fight against colic.

 

 

Developed with Pediatric Feeding Specialists, the Evenflo Feeding Balance + Wide Glass Bottle is designed to support healthy bottle feeding without interfering with your breastfeeding journey. The unique, naturally-sloped nipple promotes a healthy wide latch for your baby by providing a proper resting place for their lips, helping to decrease mouth fatigue. The effective 1-piece integrated vent helps prevent colic, gas, and fussiness with no extra parts to clean or lose. The included Slow Flow Nipple has an intentional, slower flow rate and helps prevent chugging, allowing for a calm, gulp-free feeding at baby’s pace. The Balance + Wide Glass Bottle has measurement markers in both ounces and milliliters to provide an easy and accurate way to measure the volume of liquid. All Evenflo bottles and nipples are 100% free of BPA, polycarbonates, PVC and phthalates, and are also made of FDA-approved food grade material - The Evenflo Feeding Vented + Angled Bottle helps promote a semi-upright feeding position for your baby. This uniquely shaped bottle, with soft grip sides, is easy to hold and allows your little one to have a comfortable feeding experience. The included Vented + Slow Flow Nipples are 100% silicone and feature an integrated 1-piece venting system to help reduce the potential for colic, reflux, gas, and fussiness. The nipple has a gradual transition between nipple length and base to allow your baby to maintain their latch. Made from BPA-free polypropylene, the Vented + Angled Bottles have molded measurement markers in both ounces and milliliters to provide an easy and accurate way to measure the volume of liquid. These dishwasher-safe bottles (top rack only) are compatible with all Evenflo Feeding breast pumps, as well as most other standard neck breast pump brands. The bottles and nipples are 100% free of BPA, polycarbonates, PVC and phthalates, and are also made of FDA-approved food grade material.

 

For over 50 years Playtex has been mom trusted and approved to create innovative bottles with their babies in mind - Playtex Baby Features an Ergonomic bottle that is comfortable for moms and babies to hold, and is decorated with a fun designs - Their Vented nipple is designed to help reduce colic and gas by allowing air into the bottle and not baby’s tummy - An Easy transition from breast to bottle, with a soft silicon nipple designed with mom in mind, and comfortable feeding for baby and Three flow rates to grow with your baby starting with slow flow to ease transition from breast to bottle - Easy to clean and assemble wide bottle design is easy to clean and has only 3 parts. All parts are dishwasher safe, top rack only - Playtex bottles are all BPA free and leak-proof - Playtex Baby™ VentAire® Bottles  ANTI-COLIC FEEDING – VentAire® bottles are specially designed to prevent colic by reducing air ingestion. The patented anti-colic bottom vent keeps air at the back of the bottle as baby drinks so no air mixes with the milk - UNIQUE ANGLED DESIGN - The bottle's ergonomic, angled design promotes semi-upright feeding which is recommended by pediatricians to help prevent ear infections - DOCTOR RECOMMENDED FEATURES - The patented bottom vent for air-free feeding and the angled design for more upright feeding are doctor recommended to help reduce reflux, colic, gas, burping and spit up - DESIGNED TO FEEL LIKE MOM - Designed to be most like mom, the wide shape, soft NATURALATCH COMFORT™ silicone nipple encourages proper latching, promotes healthy feeding and allows you to easily switch between breast and bottle feeding - EASY TO CLEAN AND REASSEMBLE – The bottle comes completely apart for easy cleaning and few pieces to then reassemble for busy moms

 

Munchkin has reinvented the bottle to be more like the breast. The Munchkin LATCH™ bottle is designed to mimic the breastfeeding experience - Reach your breastfeeding goals with the one-of-a-kind LATCH™ bottle and unique accordion nipple, easing the transition from breast to bottle and back - Better LATCH: Proper LATCH is achieved when mom's nipple reaches all the way back to baby's soft palate - The accordion-style nipple on the LATCH™ bottle stretches like the breast, helping baby LATCH easily and correctly - Like the Breast: When breastfeeding, baby controls the flow of milk by applying pressure to the base of mom's nipple - The LATCH™ bottle mimics mom by releasing more breast milk as baby pushes against the nipple's base - Less Colic: While feeding, the accordion-style nipple flexes as baby moves their head. This allows baby to maintain their LATCH, thus decreasing ingestion of air - Anti-colic valve: The anti-colic valve located at the bottom of the LATCH™ bottle allows for breast milk to flow while ensuring air bubbles do not travel through the breast milk - Slow-flow nipple: Experts agree that the best transition occurs when bottle flow and mother's flow match. The LATCH™ Stage 1 nipple's flow has been reduced to mimic the flow of the breast. Stage 2 and 3 are also available, allowing you to increase the flow as your baby grows -    BPA-free

 

Nuby and Natural Touch bottles are designed to bring you and baby closer together. Our Nipples are modeled on mom so that you can switch between breast and bottle feeding with ease - Comfort™ 360° PLUS+™ Feeding Bottle with a unique, removable weighted straw to help parents feed baby in an upright position for maximum Comfort™; the Soft Flex™ Slow Flow easy-latch silicone nipple features advanced dual-vent anti-colic valves - The Easy Grip™ handles are sized to fit your baby's grasp so that they can learn to begin feeding themselves - Soft Flex™ TOUCH-FLO™ No-Spill™ Silicone Spout - Removable Easy Grip™ handles
Sanitary Flip-it™ lid and straw - 360° Wonder Cup™ for easy sips from all sides to aid the final transition to open cup drinking - Nûby’s 6-Stage Comfort™ 360° PLUS+™ BPA Free Bottle to Cup Kit comes complete with a Comfort™ 360° PLUS+™ feeding bottle, an innovative new product recommended by 96% of parents+ to help reduce reflux and GERD, and to combat colic symptoms - The unique weighted straw allows for doctor recommended upright feeding to help reduce reflux and GERD** - The 360° weighted straw featured in all Comfort™ 360° PLUS+™ items follows the liquid, allowing baby to latch, feed, and drink in any comfortable position, including upright - The Easy Grip™ handles are sized to fit your baby's grasp so that they can learn to begin feeding themselves. Simply trade the nipple for the unique Soft Flex™ TOUCH-FLO™ No-Spill™ spout when your baby is old enough to begin the transition to first cup drinking - You can easily remove the handles and the weighted straw so your child can practice holding and tilting the cup for drinking - Once your toddler is ready to drink from a standard straw the Flip-it™ top is the perfect choice. It's great for travel and the Flip-it™ top keeps the straw sanitary - Finally, switch to the 360° Wonder Cup™ lid for easy sips from any side; your child can begin the transition to open cup drinking

 

Nothing comes as close to mom - NUK has designed their Simply Natural™ bottles to mimic the fit, flow and movement of mom as closely as possible - The only bottle with up to nine nipple holes, just like mom, that provides a natural feeding experience to ensure the mom-baby bond remains strong - FITS: Extra soft zone adapts to baby's mouth just like mom's breast - FLOWS: Multiple nipple holes, just like mom, for a comfortable and natural feed - MOVES: Wide and flexible nipple moves with baby for a comfortable latch - NUK® Simply Natural™ Bottles mimic the shape mom's breast takes while breastfeeding - The scoop nipple cavity allows space for baby's tongue and jaw to move naturally, just like they do when breastfeeding - The more baby grows, the more it flows: 3 Holes Provides just the right flow for your newborn baby, 6 Holes Provides a natural and comfortable feed, just like mom’s breast, 9 Holes Provides a comfortable feed for older babies - Advanced Anti-Colic Air Vent Reduces the amount of air baby ingests to help minimize colic, gas and spit up - NUK Simply Natural bottles are simply the best way to combine breast and bottle, because they’re designed to be closest to mom’s breast. So now, baby has a close-to-mom feel never before found from a bottle. Unlike most bottles, they have multiple nipple holes (up to 9) because mom’s breast does too. The comfortably familiar nipple feels, works and moves just like mom’s for a comfortable latch. And the Advanced Anti-Colic Air System makes feeding time more comfortable for everyone. So that no matter how feedings happen, you can always share that special connection with baby - Bottle is easy-to-use and is odor and stain resistant - BPA-free and dishwasher safe

 

 

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