When I weaned my sons, they all used the same very plain, very ordinary bottles. When I weaned my daughter, she was having none of that. To cut a long story short, we worked through practically every bottle on offer before finally I relented and bought the most expensive on the market. My daughter took it like a charm and my husband looked nervous, wondering if this was the start of a lifetime of expensive taste!
A quick review of baby bottles that we have looked at over the past twelve months shows all sorts of design innovations.
Recognising that parents can’t pack the microwave in the nappy bag, two designers have come up with self-heating bottles. First up is the Iiamo. The Iiamo heats in four minutes without the use of batteries or electricity, instead using a heating cartridge that contains salt and water – magic! Major brands of teats can be used with the Iiamo, such as Nuk and Pigeon.
Using different technology to achieve the same result (a warm bottle) is the Yoomi. The Yoomi heats milk to just the right temperature at the touch of a button and it takes just one minute. It works by pre-heating a bottle warmer component – when it’s time to feed, pop the warmer in the Yoomi bottle and you’re good to go. The warmer component can be ‘recharged’ multiple times.
When summer rolls around, you’ll want to have a Sucker on hand. The Sucker is a simple screw-on teat and lid that fits most standard brands of bottled water. Very handy when it’s hot, bub needs a drink and you have no clean bottles or feeding equipment with you.
Set yourself up with the WeilBaby system and your baby can graduate from bottle to cup in stylish colours that are all BPA-free. WeilBaby bottles and cups are also heat and shatter-resistant, dishwasher safe and available individually or in starter packs.
Lastly, the colourful WeeGo bottles tick the style box as well as being practical (shown at top and below). The sleek glass bottle is covered with a funky silicon sleeve to assist with grip and protect the bottle. The bottle ring and cap are also polycarbonate free and the teat itself is latex free and non toxic. We can’t resist the rainbow of gorgeous colours!
See all our previous posts about baby feeding bottles here.