2 Best Alternatives to Plastic Baby Bottles
A few weeks after my son was born, one of the first big transitions he had to make was introducing a bottle. Luckily, we got the pro tip that we needed to introduce a bottle before he lost his sucking reflex - ideally before he was 4 weeks old. As a result, we never went through the phase of buying every bottle in the store trying to find one he “liked” - he just took what he got. But choosing a bottle was still a big decision - I knew I didn’t want a plastic bottle, but I also knew I was worried about my son accepting the bottle, making sure it wasn’t causing an upset stomach or too much air. It got even more complicated because there were rules about what we could and couldn’t send to daycare (glass without silicone wrapping), and cleaning them became a never ending chore.
We started out with the Dr. Brown’s glass bottles. Dr. Brown’s was a name my mom friends trusted, it came highly recommended for breastfed babies and was known for controlling gas and other stomach troubles. It was a great first bottle - it was easy for me to hold, and it had my full confidence.
But, we soon discovered the comotomo silicon bottles and never looked back. The major drawbacks of the Dr. Brown’s bottles are that there are tons of parts to clean - and as we had less help as the weeks wore on, this became a bigger deal. Plus, as our son got older, he wanted to be able to hold his own bottle. This was much more possible with comotomo’s light silicon bottle than with the heavy glass. Comotomo also has way fewer parts and an attractive, modern look. Live and learn - that’s what we’ll use in the future too.