Baby bottles come in a variety of styles, colors, materials and even nipple shapes. Determining which is right for you and your baby can be more than a matter of preference.
Big or small?The size does matter in this case. How much will your baby need to eat and how often? This will help determine if you need 4 ounce bottles or larger. This may also pertain to whether you decide to have a wide neck bottle or a regular width.
What's in it?
If you're serving expressed breast milk in your bottles you might require or desire a different bottle material (glass versus plastic) than a serving of formula
Tummy TroublesIf your baby has problems with gas, burping or spitting up, you might want to go to a ventilated system to help prevent ingestion of air.
Nipple Confusion?There are lots of different nipples available these days. Your choice should be made on many factors including: the age of your child, special needs, does the baby also breastfeed, and any other factors that are important to you like the type of material.
Many parents are concerned about the chemical contents of the plastics used in baby bottles. Chemicals like bisphenol-A and polycarbonate can leech into the liquids and get to your baby. There are baby bottles options that are free of these chemicals.