Shop Metro Baby’s collection of top-quality baby bottle brands to find the best bottles for your little one. Our feeding bottles come in a variety of shapes, styles, sizes, colours and materials to suit your baby, from toddler to newborn.
All About Bottles for Breastfeeding Babies
Whether you are transitioning from breastfeeding or going back and forth between breast and bottle, finding the right bottle is crucial for feeding time. Whatever your bottle needs (anti-colic, bottle sets, natural baby bottles made from glass or bottle brushes), our assortment of products have you covered.
Best baby bottles
There are many options nowadays when it comes to baby bottles. For a first-time parent, the selection can be overwhelming. Metro Baby offers only the best brands to help you find the best bottles to keep your baby well-fed and happy.
Difference between standard/narrow and wide neck
When buying bottles, one of the first choices to make is whether you purchase a standard/narrow neck or a wide neck bottle. A standard bottle has a thinner body with a narrow nipple, while a wide neck bottle has a wider body with a nipple that is designed to feel more like a breast. For this reason, wide neck bottles are good for nursing (breastfed) babies and standard bottles are good for bottle-fed babies.
Wide neck baby bottle and teat range
Wide neck bottles and teats are specifically designed for breastfed babies. The wider, sloped nipple encourages them to latch on in a similar way to when they breastfeed, therefore helping with bottle rejection and nipple confusion.
Baby bottles, teats and accessories
Bottles and teats come in a variety of materials, sizes and colours to suit all babies. You’ll need to experiment with different styles and brands to find what works best for your little one. Some of the choices to make are:
● Bottle shape: A straight body is a standard option, while an angled body can help gassy babies by preventing the excess swallowing of air.
● Neck size: Narrow or wide neck, depending on if your baby is bottle-fed or breastfed.
● Bottle size: Small bottles are often for newborns while larger ones are ideal for toddlers.
● Material: Most bottles come in plastic, glass or silicone.
● Teat size and flow: Bottle nipples come in different sizes and flow rates (i.e. fast flow, medium flow or slow flow).
Baby bottles for every feeding need
We are lucky that nowadays there is a baby bottle for every feeding need. Here are some of the different types of bottles available for particular needs:
● Ailment (i.e. colic, gas/reflux, nipple confusion)
● Age (i.e. preemie, newborn, toddler)
● Breastfeeding or formula feeding
● Material (i.e. BPA-free plastic, glass or silicone)
Bottle-feeding babies: giving the bottle
Making the decision to start bottle feeding a breastfed baby can sometimes be an anxious time for parents. Once breast milk supply is established and you and baby are comfortable breastfeeding, you can begin to offer a bottle.
Picking the best newborn baby bottle
When picking the best bottle for your newborn, you’ll likely need to buy a few different types to figure out what works best for your baby. When searching for the best bottle, here are some questions to ask yourself:
● Does my baby have issues with gas, colic or reflux?
● How easy is it to take apart and clean?
● What bottle and teat material is best for my baby?
● What milk flow and teat size is best?
● Does he or she prefer a wide or standard neck?
● Does this brand and style integrate with my breast pump, bottle warmer and/or steriliser?
Clean and sterilising baby bottles
Since a newborn is still developing his or her immune system for their first two to three months, it is extremely important that you properly clean and sterilise bottles.
Teats and what you need to know
Teats come in a variety of sizes and milk flows and often need to be replaced every few months as your baby’s feeding needs develop. If your baby finishes a bottle quickly, spits up a lot of milk or seems gassy or fussy, you likely need to switch to a slower flow teat. If he or she takes a long time to finish the bottle or seems distracted, they might need a faster flow teat. You’ll also need to replace teats if they become cracked, discoloured or lose their shape.
Best bottles for breastfed babies
The best bottles to help breastfed babies get used to bottle feeding are wide neck bottles and teats as they mimic the shape and feel of a breast, which is what babies prefer!
Brands we know and trust
Silicone baby bottles
Silicone is one of the safest, most durable and hygienic materials. A great option instead of glass baby bottles or BPA-free plastic ones, silicone is lighter than glass and more stain-resistant than plastic.
Best baby bottles for gas and colic
Gas and colic can make you and your little one’s life pretty miserable. Luckily there are anti-colic baby bottles, like Philips Avent Anti-Colic bottles, that you can buy to help.
Buying bottles online with Metro Baby
Our selection of baby feeding products makes creating a wish list, buying a baby gift like a starter set of bottles, or even making your own personalised gift set, a fun and easy process.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Baby Bottles:
What are the best baby bottles?
Finding the best bottle for your baby can be a process of trial and error. The best bottle for your baby depends on his or her individual preferences, age and whether they are breastfed or bottle-fed. If you have any more questions about our baby bottles, contact a member of our customer service team for help.
What bottles do I need for a newborn?
Newborns tend to need smaller bottles with slow flow teats, as they drink less in a feeding session and do so more slowly. Whatever bottle you choose, make sure to purchase a steriliser that works with the brand of bottles you end up choosing.
How many bottles should a newborn have a day?
There is no set amount of bottles a newborn drinks in a day. If your baby is formula-fed, check the formula tin for a feeding guide, however if you are using breast milk just feed your baby when he or she is hungry. Once bub starts eating solids, the number of bottles they need will reduce. To help with that phase of baby feeding, take a look at our selection of baby food processing machines.
What are the best bottles for breastfed babies?
The best bottles for breastfed babies are wide neck bottles which mimic the natural shape and feel of the breast and encourage easy latching on. Visit our extensive collection of baby nursing and feeding products to find other products to help feed your newborn or toddler.