Moms on Call’s Favorite Bottles and Why
At Moms on Call, we’ve discovered the tried and true nipple that works wonders! We have some fantastic news for those seeking a glass option too. Find out more about our favorite bottles and why here!
At Moms on Call, we’ve discovered that the NUK First Essential Bottles nipple is the tried and true, classic choice that works wonders! Over the years, we’ve successfully resolved countless feeding issues for numerous families with this amazing nipple. It’s a nostalgic reminder of the beloved classics from our own babyhood. So, why fix something that isn’t broken?
And for those seeking a glass option, we have some fantastic news for you! BIBS offers glass bottles with an even more remarkable feature – their nipples. The BIBS nipples possess the shape we adore! Made from natural rubber latex, they have a round bulb nipple that prevents slipping of the tongue and provides a perfect fit against the roof of the mouth. As an added benefit, these nipples also incorporate a built-in valve to aid in minimizing air intake while sucking.
Why do we love the NUK First Essentials bottles and BIBS glass bottles so much?
Let’s talk about what makes these bottles so special.
First off, let’s discuss the design of the nipple. It’s made with a ribbed material that provides a good grip for your baby’s tongue. This means they can suck without slipping, just like when they’re breastfeeding.
When your little one sucks on the latex nipple, it elongates ever so slightly, helping them maintain a nice sucking rhythm, similar to nursing from mom’s breast. Plus, the ribbed and vented design helps reduce the chance of unwanted air swallowing, which can lead to colic and discomfort.
Now, let’s talk convenience. These bottles are BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and have minimal parts. Yes, you heard that right! You can simply place them on the dishwasher rack. There is no need for an abundance of drying bottle racks cluttering your kitchen. And the best part? There are no vents or extra pieces to clean. We like to keep things simple!
So, say goodbye to complicated bottle systems and hello to an engaging and helpful feeding experience with the NUK First Essential Bottles and BIBS Glass Bottles. Your baby will thank you for it!
Wondering how to determine the right flow for your baby’s bottle? Let me give you some helpful tips!
Regarding bottle brands, each one may have its own variations, so finding the perfect flow rate might require a bit of trial and error. Don’t worry, though—it usually takes 2-3 feedings for your little one to get the hang of it.
To start off, go with the “slow” flow or Stage 1 nipple. These are usually the ones that come with smaller-ounce bottles.
If your baby takes more than 30 minutes to finish a bottle or seems to struggle, it might be time to switch to the “stage 2” or “medium flow” nipple. These are typically designed for larger, 9oz bottles.
Sometimes you might notice that your baby is sucking, but nothing is coming out, or it feels like it’s overwhelming them. In that case, try a different size or shape of nipple within that 30-minute feeding window.
Here are some signs that the flow rate might be too slow for your baby:
- They fight during feeds.
- They struggle to finish the bottle.
- They pull on and off the nipple.
- They seem angry during feeds.
- It takes longer than 20-30 minutes for them to finish a bottle.
On the other hand, there are signs that the flow rate might be too fast:
- Your baby gulps during the feed.
- They cough or choke.
- They swallow too much air.
- Milk spills from their mouth when they try to swallow.
If you’re still encountering difficulties, consider other factors such as tongue or lip ties, reflux symptoms, or positioning during feeds.
We hope these tips help you find the perfect flow rate for your little one’s feeding routine!
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