Baby bottles

Which teat should I choose?

The necessary equipment

Teat

Teat material

Rubber (or latex) is a natural, flexible material that is preferred by a large majority of mothers.

For babies that have trouble feeding, or for a newborn, this softness is an advantage.

However, some babies may not like the taste and the smell of rubber, and others may be allergic to latex.

Silicone teats are chosen for their transparency, which is associated with cleanliness. It has the advantage of being completely odourless and is more resistant when regularly sterilised.

 

Shape of  teat

Round-ended teats are usually fitted with a 3-speed flow control (visible at the base of the teat).

These 3 speeds enable you to regulate the feeding speed to match your baby´s appetite (speed 1 = slow flow rate, speed 2 = medium flow rate, etc.).

Teats with physiologic ends have been specially designed to ensure that your child´s jaw develops properly. You can identify them by the special type of hole on the teat, for milk or soup.

Some advice:

  • before first use, sterilize the pacifier in boiling water
  • replace the nipple to the first signs of wear (rubber opacity chewed pacifier ...)
  • you do not even poke your nipple

What you need to know to choose their baby bottles

  • The glass is usually the material chosen for the first months of the baby. It is completely odorless and highly resistant to daily sterilizations.
  • The lightweight and unbreakable plastic bottle can be very useful when your child will want to catch him alone. Some models can be adapted ideal handles for easy grip.

Some advice:

If you opt for sterilization in the microwave, you can anticipate buying bottles from March to April only (very fast method - 3 bottles in 8 minutes - you can renew several times a day). If you plan an alternate method, consider buying from July to August to sterilize baby bottles in one go, all bottles of the day.