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Choosing the right baby bottle can be a daunting task. There are so many choices out there that it's hard to pick out which one is best for your baby. Like any other mom, I did some research and I was drawn towards glass bottles. My husband and I just don't like the idea of our baby drinking from a plastic bottle. We also love stainless steel and mainly drink from them ourselves, so why not baby, right? I started looking up stainless steel baby bottles. These are the bottles we've used for Henson:
Dr. Brown's Glass Bottles
These come in 4oz and 9oz bottles. I like Dr. Brown's bottles because of the way the nipples are shaped. They are designed to have a vent system that removes air from milk and reduces feeding problems like colic, spit up and gas. Note that it doesn't eliminate these issues, it just reduces them. Some moms are saying that they didn't notice any difference in spit ups and gas when they compare it to other brands. For me, I can't really say because we used this exclusively when Henson was younger.
Kid Kanteen Baby Bottle
When Henson turned 5 months, we bought him a 9 oz. Klean Kanteen stainless steel baby bottle. We immediately liked it, the only issue is we got a Medium flow nipple and it's very messy when he drinks from it. Maybe because the flow is too fast for him and milk trickles down the sides of his mouth. So if you're thinking of buying one, go with the slow flow nipple. Although according to the description, slow flow is good for babies until 6 months, I find that we could still have used the slow flow even though Henson's 9 months already. It's still messy when he drinks from it. But I just put a bib on him every time, so it's not that big of a deal for us.
After comparing the pros and cons, I'm leaning more towards the Kid Kanteen. I'm more of a stainless steel type of person. I'm actually thinking of trying out some of the other stainless steel baby bottles out there. Although they can be a bit pricey, I personally think they're a good investment. They last forever and you could use them again for your next baby.