Here are 5 tips for choosing baby bottles. Thanks to my friends from Joovy for sending me some of the Joovy Boob bottles to try out. They have been wonderful and are without a doubt my favorite baby bottles so far!
There are certain things you learn the second time around as a mom. Like that at some point you will utter the phrase “do not eat your toe lint!” only this time maybe you’ll care ever so slightly less. The biggest lesson I learned from Kayla was not to put too much stock in anything based on the fact that it worked for a friend, a blogger, a celebrity, etc. So while I share my favorite product finds with you frequently, I always say that every baby is different. And I thought you might like to learn from some of my amateur mistakes. Therefore, here are 5 tips for choosing baby bottles.
When I was pregnant with Kayla, the whole BPA free movement had just started. The “good” bottles were BPA free and the “bad” bottles were not. At this point, basically everything is BPA free. Initially I wanted to use glass bottles out of fear of using plastic because I remember once tasting the water in a sippy cup I had bought Kayla early on and was horrified to realize that it tasted like plastic. However, glass can be really expensive, prone to breakage and with many brands the silicone sleeves you can buy are also expensive and a pain to get on and off for cleaning.
In the end, I went with the PPSU boob bottles from Joovy. They are a super high end plastic that is BPA, phthalate and lead free. The PPSU bottles also won’t absorb odor or color and stand up to being exposed to the high heat of sterilization or dishwashers over and over again. If you feel glass is the right choice for you then there is a glass version too!
Oh the horror of bottle washing and assembly for tired parents facing complicated bottles! Again, learn from my mistake the first time. There are plenty of bottles out there with these complicated vents that have multiple pieces with lots of crevices. Of course I bought them with Kayla. Remember that you will be washing, drying, assembling and disassembling these things over and over again every day for a long time. Do yourself a favor and check out the components of the bottles you are considering before you buy.
The boob bottles I chose have a single piece vent and are very easy to clean. I was actually shocked by how simple they were and had doubts as to whether they would work. We’ve never had a collapsed nipple or an issue with leakage. Except this one time when I made a bottle and forgot to put the vent in and it leaked everywhere. Face palm. Tired mommy user error.
If you’re looking to purchase baby bottles for yourself, a friend or a loved one, you can pin the image below and it will be waiting when you’re ready! If you’d like more info on Joovy products including the Boob bottle you can check out Joovy.com Want another mom perspective on the Joovy Boob? See what Rachel thought!