The Baby Bottles You Need!
Today I am touching on a topic I get asked about a lot and it is about the kind of milk I feed baby Liam and what baby bottles I use! If you have been following my motherhood journey then some of you may already know that I stopped breastfeeding at 6 months and continued to give Liam baby formula. I would change his formula by moving up the levels as they contain different vitamins for the stages of his growth. He is now one years old and I am giving him stage 3 baby formula which can be given to him for up to 18 months.
At our last doctor visit, Liam’s paediatrician suggested that we start giving him cows milk as he needs it for calcium. I personally don’t drink cows milk (unless its used for cooking purposes) and there is a lot of controversy about it so I was kind of avoiding doing that until after 18 months. I took the doctors advice and gave it a try twice but Liam refused to take it. I think this is something I am going to have to ease him into. His paediatrician said I can also try almond milk, coconut milk and soy milk at different times throughout the day if I’d like to. Do you give your baby’s cows milk?
I have tried out so many different baby bottles, some of which Liam loved and some he did not. One of the bottle brands he absolutely loves is Philips Avent. Every mother is always nervous about their baby going through gas issues because it means a screaming baby in pain, so I love that the Philips Anti-colic bottles come with an air-free vent that are designed to reduce most common feeding issues like gas, reflux and colic. It helps the baby swallow less air as they drink as the vent draws air away from the nipple.
There are some similar baby bottles to this one with a vent to help with the same issues and Liam used to use one that he actually like but I found was the most frustrating thing to clean because of how narrow the vent was. The Philips Anti-colic bottles are easy to assemble and quick to clean because they are wide enough. Speaking of the bottle being wide, let me tell you how this is so important when you are using formula!! It’s such a small thing to consider but makes a huge difference in that you won’t be wasting formula unnecessarily. With the formula scoop, it helps for the bottle to be wide from the top to pour the powder without any spillage.
Philips Avent natural baby bottles are also amazing and Liam loved them! The bottles come separately or in this amazing newborn set with a bottle warmer, sterilizer, bottle cleaning brush and two pacifiers! They Philips Avent natural bottles come in different sizes from newborn and upwards and they also come in glass if that’s what you prefer. I have a glass bottle which I use in the house only because I find it too heavy to carry out with me in the diaper bag. Liam loves these baby bottles because the nipple mimics the feel of the breast which was especially important when I stopped breastfeeding and transitioned to bottles alone.
If you don’t already have a baby bottle warmer than you need one ASAP. It is honestly the better way of warming up your baby bottle rather than doing it the traditional way by adding hot water to a cup and putting the bottle in it. I am using the Philips Avent bottle warmer which is one of the best sellers out there. It warms the baby bottles evenly and quickly. You can even warm up baby food and defrost frozen milk as well. I did that in Liam’s first few months. It is so compact, so it doesn’t take a lot of space on the kitchen counter and you can also put it in your room for night time feeds!
I hope you found this post helpful! Let me know if you have tried out the Philips Avent bottles and if not, definitely give them a try with your little ones! :)
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