Choosing the right baby milk bottle for your newborn is like asking which car is better for you. Well, what I am trying to say is that it will entirely depend on a number of factors, including durability, what your baby likes more, among many other things.
Do not worry because if you are going to buy a milk bottle for your baby soon, I will cover everything you need to know about the different types so that you can choose which one is best for your newborn.
This is probably the most common type of milk bottle you can find on the market. They are particularly lightweight and they are quite inexpensive- making this a pretty good first choice. They are relatively strong and it can fit most use-cases.
Now for the cons. Baby milk bottles that are made of plastic are typically not that long-lasting, at least, when compared to their glass bottle counterparts.
Second, if you are using hand-me-downs from your friends and siblings, it could potentially contain Bisphenol- A or BPA, which is a chemical that is used to harden plastic. The safest bet would be to buy those that are BPA-free.
Also, if the secondhand bottles are quite old (since 2012), it is best that you do not use them anymore as the FDA may have recalled quite a lot of them in the past.
Glass milk bottles are more robust than their plastic counterparts. And, because of this increased durability, it is also a bit heavier as well.
The thing I like about this type of milk bottle is that you can clean them using a dishwasher, which provides you with more convenience. Plus, you can clean it thoroughly by putting it in a microwave as well (something that you cannot do with plastic).
Probably, the biggest disadvantage of using glass milk bottles is the fact that they do shatter when they fall off from a considerable height. If the glass shatters, make sure that your baby is not within the vicinity so that they won’t get cut.
Believe it or not, there are disposable milk bottles that you can find on the market. Its biggest advantage is the fact that you can easily reuse them because they can be cleaned no matter what method you prefer.
However, its biggest disadvantage is the fact that it is made of plastic, so whenever you dispose of it, it can be an environmental hazard.
Furthermore, disposable baby milk bottles may not be expensive when you buy them, but collectively, they are going to be, so do consider this wisely.
Every milk bottle comes with a nipple as it will be the one that will administer the milk to your baby. That being said, there are two types of bottle nipples such as those that are made of rubber and those that are made of silicone.
This will entirely depend on what your baby prefers. Do keep in mind that there are also different types of holes that will dictate how fast or slow the milk will go out. For newborns, you want to stick with the slowest configuration and increase it once your baby gets bigger.