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Megan 01-08-2008 04:23 PM

bottles
 
My best friend is expecting and I wanted to start shopping for her shower. What were the best bottles that you've tried? How long does a baby use the small sized bottles? (5 oz I think)

M2LR 01-08-2008 04:36 PM

If you buy bottles, buy only one or two of a certain kind, because babies really decide if they like a certain kind or not, and your friend will likely go through every brand and every nipple until the baby finds one that's likeable.

My first baby liked the Evenflo wide nipples. My second baby liked the Playtex nurser system latex nipples (HATED the silicone ones). I would say get some of the nurser system ones.

As for size, I would have prefered to just get 8 oz bottles the whole time, or else when they baby is drinking more, you end up with a ton of the 4 to 6 oz bottles that you really don't' use a whole lot.

I hope that makes sense.

Megan 01-08-2008 04:54 PM

Yep, it makes sense! Thanks.

webjockey 01-09-2008 07:24 AM

Because of the recent stories about not-so-good plastics used to make baby bottles, I use evenflo glass bottles with gerber nuk nipples - silicon slow flow.

deezee02 01-09-2008 09:27 AM

Steven loved Dr. Browns in the begining. Now he uses anything BUT a cup.

We have almost all 4 or 5 oz. He never really drank more than that at a sitting.

curly_keltie 01-09-2008 04:11 PM

I once heard a suggestion to try the least expensive ones first and if the baby doesn't like those ones, keep moving up the price points until you find what works.

shellibean 01-10-2008 05:27 PM

My kid will drink out of anything! I personally like fat bottles b/c they are easier to clean IMO than skinny ones.

geeky 01-10-2008 06:45 PM

Do you know for a fact that your friend will be using bottles? I know I always intended to breastfeed and if someone had given me a bunch of bottles I would have been a little peeved.

I did end up using them when I went back to work, and we used the small ones the whole time. He never drank more than 4 oz from a bottle at a time. I know quite a few mostly breastfed babies are like that.

webjockey 01-11-2008 07:54 AM

It wouldn't even occur to me that it would be an insult for someone who was planning on breastfeeding. Especially since bottles could be used for when the kid is older or when you introduce juices, water, EBM for daddy helping to feed etc.

These glass bottles are a bit pricey but very pretty.


And of course you can go all baby bling with this Waterford Crystal baby bottle

http://bp2.blogger.com/_VvbhFH9lUgI/...913612307P.JPG

Amneris 01-11-2008 08:21 AM

I got a bunch of bottles and pacifiers from people and yes, since I am breast feeding, I was a little put out. I appreciated the thought and said thank you, but I need NO pacifiers and only need ONE bottle for the occassional feed of expressed milk when I am gone, and by the time he is into juice and such, he will be able to use a cup. So I have a lot of bottles and pacifiers that are unused and that I really don't want to give to anyone else unless I know for a fact that they are unable to establish breast feeding. I think giving them to a new mother unintentionally implies that their use is the norm, and I think breast feeding needs to be encouraged whenever possible. I had that thought when I read your first post but didn't say it at the time. So I agree, check to see if she wants bottles first.

spiderlashes5000 01-11-2008 09:27 AM

Avent is the only one I've ever tried and it worked well for us.

curly_keltie 01-11-2008 11:14 AM

You're not really supposed to give them juice in a bottle anyway - it can lead to tooth decay and cavities.

I exclusively breastfed and was not the least bit offended that I was given some bottles. I even had a few cans of formula in the cupboard. I figured if something happened to me where I (god forbid) passed away or wound up hospitilized and unable to breastfeed - my SO would not have to worry about finding bottles or formula.

Once DS began drinking homo milk, I donated the unopened packages (bottles and formula) to our local food bank.

Amneris 01-11-2008 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by curly_keltie (Post 462276)
You're not really supposed to give them juice in a bottle anyway - it can lead to tooth decay and cavities.

I exclusively breastfed and was not the least bit offended that I was given some bottles. I even had a few cans of formula in the cupboard. I figured if something happened to me where I (god forbid) passed away or wound up hospitilized and unable to breastfeed - my SO would not have to worry about finding bottles or formula.

Once DS began drinking homo milk, I donated the unopened packages (bottles and formula) to our local food bank.

Exactly - I was going to say that too but didn't want to offend. I would NEVER put juice in a bottle. It is only supposed to be given in cups.

medussa 01-11-2008 11:48 AM

We use Avent.

wavezncurlz 01-11-2008 11:57 AM

I was worried about the latest news on the Avent bottles and similar plastic bottles. I am using the playtex drop-in systems. I like them because there is much less washing involved.

And even though I planned to breastfeed exclusively until I went back to work, I had to pump early on b/c daughter would not latch on well early on. I also pump to give my husband a chance to feed her when I need a break or need to leave the house.

medussa 01-11-2008 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by wavezncurlz (Post 462304)
I was worried about the latest news on the Avent bottles and similar plastic bottles. I am using the playtex drop-in systems. I like them because there is much less washing involved.

Avent has those too.

webjockey 01-11-2008 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Amneris (Post 462280)
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Originally Posted by curly_keltie (Post 462276)
You're not really supposed to give them juice in a bottle anyway - it can lead to tooth decay and cavities.

I exclusively breastfed and was not the least bit offended that I was given some bottles. I even had a few cans of formula in the cupboard. I figured if something happened to me where I (god forbid) passed away or wound up hospitilized and unable to breastfeed - my SO would not have to worry about finding bottles or formula.

Once DS began drinking homo milk, I donated the unopened packages (bottles and formula) to our local food bank.

Exactly - I was going to say that too but didn't want to offend. I would NEVER put juice in a bottle. It is only supposed to be given in cups.

sorry bout that. I haven't read that chapter yet.

wavezncurlz 01-11-2008 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by medussa (Post 462337)
Quote:

Originally Posted by wavezncurlz (Post 462304)
I was worried about the latest news on the Avent bottles and similar plastic bottles. I am using the playtex drop-in systems. I like them because there is much less washing involved.

Avent has those too.

Didn't know that. I would have probably saved a lot of $$..

PixieCurl 01-11-2008 02:23 PM

ITA with what geeky and Amneris wrote.

I wouldn't be "peeved" or "put out" by the bottles as a gift, but they would go mostly unused and that would be a shame. I would hope the person included a gift receipt :lol I am exclusively breastfeeding and did not return to work, so except for the rare bottle of pumped milk, it's not at all necessary. Like Amneris said, just one bottle would suffice.

curly_keltie 01-13-2008 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by webjockey (Post 462362)
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Originally Posted by Amneris (Post 462280)
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Originally Posted by curly_keltie (Post 462276)
You're not really supposed to give them juice in a bottle anyway - it can lead to tooth decay and cavities.

I exclusively breastfed and was not the least bit offended that I was given some bottles. I even had a few cans of formula in the cupboard. I figured if something happened to me where I (god forbid) passed away or wound up hospitilized and unable to breastfeed - my SO would not have to worry about finding bottles or formula.

Once DS began drinking homo milk, I donated the unopened packages (bottles and formula) to our local food bank.

Exactly - I was going to say that too but didn't want to offend. I would NEVER put juice in a bottle. It is only supposed to be given in cups.

sorry bout that. I haven't read that chapter yet.

No worries - we're all learning as we go.


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