According to Erika Landau, M.D. (Pediatrician), “A parent should always provide their newborn with bottles that are new, never used! Because used, older bottles, may not be up to the current standards of the safety and environmental regulation codes.” Once they have been used and warmed numerous times, they get scratches, and can release a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA), which is associated with toxic effects on a baby’s brain, also, their reproductive organs.
It is best to prepare yourself by learning the four ways in which baby bottles are different. The following will help out on that:
Nipples for bottles:
The nipples for baby bottles should be replaced anytime they get cracked, thin, or discolored, and also whenever the baby goes into the nest level of their growth. You will also be choosing the material that the baby’s nipples are made of, the materials used are: Latex, soft, and not very durable. The other is, Silicone, good and firm, will last a longer period of time.
Shape of bottles:
Bottles now come in different shapes, such as straight, contoured, and wider. Keep in mind, that a bottle that has a wide neck is surely going to be much easier to clean.
Does the bottle have an anti-colic feature?
It is not for sure the cause of colic, however, bottles that have special venting features, such as an angled top, are designed to limit the amount of air your baby will take in through the bottle, reducing baby’s build-up of gas, and reducing how much your baby will spit-up.
The best bottles are made from these materials:
Glass, stainless steel, and BPA- free plastic.