Types, pros & cons
Although a feeding bottle is a basic item, choosing the right bottle can be tricky. We found a lot of differences in how easy the bottles were to use and none was perfect. You may also have to experiment with different teats to find one that suits your baby, especially if you are weaning the baby off the breast. Many bottles will take alternative teats.
Most of the bottles came in small (125 ml) and standard (250 ml) sizes. Generally the smaller versions of the bottles were more difficult to handle than the larger ones. There are a number of basic designs for feeding bottles. Here are the pros and cons of how easy they were to use divided into appropriate bottle types:
The following sections provide more detail about feeding bottles, including the pros and cons of different types. Click on the list below to see the section you are interested in:
- Standard: straight and shaped
- Wide necked: straight and shaped
- Disposable bottles and bottle liners
- Steriliser bottles
- Feeding systems
- Unusually shaped bottles
- Bottles with a valve to reduce colic
- Heat sensor bottles
You'll also find the Bottle buying guide useful.