Bottles are a big deal. They’re the first thing you’ll see in any baby’s nursery, and they can make or break your day. When it comes to choosing a bottle for your little one, there are plenty of options- so many that it can be overwhelming. But don’t worry! I have compiled a list of what I think are the best bottles for colic and reflux. This way not only will you know which type is best for your child, but also what brands have been shown to work better than others.
What is Colic and Reflux?
Colic is a period of time when a baby has trouble feeding and often cries. This is normal in most newborns, but sometimes the crying can last for days or even weeks. Colic can be very frustrating for parents because there’s no way to know what will bring their baby comfort. Reflux is a similar condition, where food or liquid comes back up either in the form of spitting up (rare) or projectile vomit (very common). So what’s the difference? Well, colic is often not related to anything your baby eats. Reflux, on the other hand, is caused sometimes by the baby’s food pipe not being developed properly or the type of milk they are drinking.
Best Bottles for Colic and Reflux
Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle
Dr. Brown’s bottles are synonymous with colic and reflux relief. They’ve been around for over 60 years, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about making bottles that won’t cause discomfort in babies’ tiny bellies. Best of all? They’re compatible with any breast pump- meaning you can pump right into them to make life a little easier when you have no time for washing and scrubbing after each use!
Playtex Baby VentAire Bottle
Another classic name in the bottle industry, Playtex is a great brand that produces very high-quality bottles. They’re made with easy-to-use drop-in liners, which means you don’t have to pour the contents of one bottle into another when it’s time for a refill. You can also use them without the liners. Best of all? The VentAire nipple has an anti-colic air ventilation system to help with discomfort from reflux. My son didn’t have colic, but I loved the ease of cleaning these bottles!
MAM Anti-Colic Bottle
The MAM brand is a favorite for parents who want the best anti-colic bottle on the market for their newborns. And MAM’s bottles often win awards year after year because of just how well they work for all kinds of babies. Best of all, you can even purchase a special clip to use on your diaper bag so that the bottles don’t fall over and leak- not that they’re inclined to do so, because they won’t!
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles
This is another popular brand name with parents who want great colic and reflux relief. Best of all, these bottles are compatible with almost any pump- so you can use them with your breast pump to make life a little easier. Best of all? They’re made to be like mom (not too wide and not too long).
NUK Simply Natural Bottles
These glass bottles are not only eco-friendly, but they’re also super affordable and pretty darn durable. Best of all? They come in many different nipple stages so you can go from bottle to breastfeeding without too much trouble. The NUK Simply Natural Bottles have been shown to not only alleviate 4 out of 5 cases of colic but also significantly reduce spit-up! Best of all? You can pump directly into the bottles, making life that much easier when you’re on the go! Best of all? They come in three different bottle styles including the wide mouth, standard, and angled!
In the End
Best Bottles for Colic and Reflux are all about finding what works best in your home. There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to these issues. I hope my list has helped you find the perfect bottle that will work well with your lifestyle, so if you’re still not sure which is right for you- feel free to reach out! Which of these bottles have worked wonders in your household? Let me know by commenting below!
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