When choosing the best natural baby bottles for your baby, you often look at the label. You want to make sure that you are using a BPA free or Bisphenol-A free baby bottle. For those who are using plastic made baby bottles, you want to make sure that you are using a polycarbonate free plastic bottle. We all have been there and I myself am a bit paranoid in terms of using the best natural baby bottles for my little one. Here are the things that I often check:
- When the label says PC has #7 in it then it means that your bottle used polycarbonate hence it is not BPA free
- #1, #2, or #4 means the bottle is made of polyethylene
- #5 means the bottle is made of polypropylene
- The label says BPA free, plain and direct
Three types of baby bottles
There are three common types of baby bottles in the market today and which is the best natural baby bottles? It is up to you to decide.
- Plastic baby bottles
- Plastic baby bottles with disposable liners
- Glass baby bottles
Here are some of the best natural baby bottles in the market today:
One of the best natural baby bottles from Comotomo is its 5 ounces baby bottle that was made with wide neck for easy washing. This baby bottle functions like a real breast when feeding, giving your little one the feeling that he is still feeding from his mom when he is no longer doing it. Comotomo understands the importance of sterilization hence it created a bottle that can be easily sterilized using your microwave or simple baby bottle sterilizer. Putting it in a hot water (after boiling point) is also acceptable without causing any breakage or damage on the bottle itself. This $20.98 baby bottle (for 2) is made of hygienic medical grade silicone, safe and friendly for your baby. Why this is my best natural baby bottles from Comotomo? Because it has two vents that works in preventing colic and gas plus the fact that it is Latex Free, Lead Free, BPA Free and Phthalate Free.
The best natural baby bottles from Philips Avent are its Natural Glass Bottle for a price tag of $25.39 (that is for three bottles). This baby bottle employs a natural latch-on design while the bottle itself has a wide breast shape on. It is flexible enough to hold the nipple without making it collapse while your baby is sucking on it. Avent used a twin-valve system to keep air from the milk and to keep your baby gas free and colic free after every feeding. If your baby is not happy with the nipple, you can easily replace it because this baby bottle is compatible with any type of nipples. Cleaning this Natural Glass Bottle from Avent is also easy because you can just drop it in your boiling water or leave it in your baby bottle sterilizer. The bottle is heat and thermal resistant plus it is shock proof. Avent has a lot of baby bottles in the market but this one is my best natural baby bottles because it is made of BPA free materials.
From Dr. Brown’s list of great baby bottles, the best natural baby bottles for me from their collection are the BPA Natural Flow Bottle Newborn Feeding Set. For a price of $16.99, you get a baby bottle that is made of silicone and polypropylene – environmental friendly and safe for your baby. In creating its baby bottles, Dr. Brown’s uses a technology that helps in eliminating feeding problems such as spitting up, colic and gas. It has a vent system that removes air from milk while retaining important minerals and vitamins such as vitamins A, E and C. For me, this is the best natural baby bottles because it is BPA free, PVC free, lead and phthalate free.
If you are looking for the best natural baby bottles for your newborn, try Philips Avent BPA Free Natural Infant Starter Gift Set for only $37.97. With this gift set, you just don’t get the a natural baby bottle but it comes with pacifier and baby bottle brush as well for easy cleaning and washing at the end of the day. This baby bottle for newborns is made of polypropylene. The set comes with three 4 ounces baby bottles and two 9 ounces baby bottles. The pacifier is soft and smooth to use plus it comes with a formula dispenser in case you need to take your baby’s formula with you while travelling. It might appear like it is expensive but with everything that comes with this package, I seriously consider this as one of my best natural baby bottles.
Caring for your best natural baby bottles
So you got the best natural baby bottles for your little one, how would you care for it then? Here are some of the tips that we have in cleaning and caring for your little one’s baby bottle.
- Once your little one is done with his milk, throw the left over out. Do not store remaining milk in his baby bottle.
- If you are using a baby bottle that is made of polycarbonate plastic, do not use hot water in cleaning it. Hot water can melt the baby bottle or cause it to break easily.
- If you are into glass bottles, the instant that there is a crack on the bottle, make sure to replace it immediately.