Best Baby Bottles in 2022
Updated 21-03-2021 – Lucy Walters
Baby bottles are one of the must-haves in an expectant mother’s hospital overnight delivery bag. Regardless of your feeding preferences (bottle or breast), a baby bottle is always handy.
Things to Consider When Buying Baby Bottles
Baby bottles aren’t always the same. There are specific bottles for specific ages and particular needs such as bottles for breastfed babies which we cover in another guide. We will walk you through these different bottles through our baby bottle buying guide below, followed by our pick of the ten best baby bottles in the UK for 2021.
If you think baby bottles only come in the standard plastic baby bottles that you often see, you’re wrong. There are baby bottles that are made of glass, stainless steel, or silicone. The last two ones are a bit more expensive than the standard plastic and glass ones. The plastic ones ideally need replacing every few months, while the glass ones rarely need replacing unless of course, they break or chip. Stainless steel is good for maintaining your baby’s prefered milk temperature. Stainless steel offers gat flexibility.
Nipple or Teat Material
The teat is the part of the bottle that your baby sucks on. Generally, there are two categories for baby teats: silicone or latex. The hypoallergenic properties of silicone make it more popular over the latex nipples.
Bottle and Teat Stage and Size
Before finalising your purchase, make sure you check the bottle’s stage against your baby’s age. This information is usually found on the bottle and embossed on the actual nipple, so make sure you double-check that. Ensure you pick a bottle size according to your baby’s growing hands, too.
Clarity of Measuring Levels
Preparing bottle formula relies a lot on measurements of water and milk. Make sure you pick a bottle that indicates water levels.
|Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles ||Best product||9.5|
|Comotomo Natural Feel Bundle||Premium product||9.3|
|MAM Easy Start||Value product||9.4|
|NUK First Choice+||Best temperature control mechanism||9.2|
|Lansinoh Glass Baby Bottle||Best for combination feeding||9.2|
|Chicco Wellbeing Glass Bottle Set||Best glass bottle set||9.2|
|Nuby Anti Colic Baby Bottle Set||Best stylish and cute design||9.1|
|Playtex Baby™ Nurser Bottles with Drop-Ins® Liners||Best easy-to-clean clean design||9|
|Dr Brown's Natural Flow Original Bottles||Best for colicky babies||8.8|
|Munchkin Latch Bottle||Best teat design for latching||8.6|
1 Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles
Tommee Tippee is a UK-brand that specialises in feeding bottle and various nursery products. The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Clear Baby Bottles is the winner of the Made for Mums Award 2020, among other awards accumulated over the years.
The standout features of this bottle line are the flexible teat that flexes around and mimics that of a real breast that promotes a natural latch for your bubba. Tommee Tippee boasts of its 92% teat acceptance rate. Out of the 1200 parents they surveyed, about 1,104 parents reported their bubs’ acceptance of the teat within the first three attempts.
The BPA-free bottle design promotes a comfortable grip for the holder. Whether you’re feeding your younger baby or your toddler is feeding himself, it will always be easy to grip.
The bottle comes in a 260 ml capacity, and the teats are interchangeable. The replacement nipples are available in slow, medium, fast or variable flow to accommodate your baby’s preferences as they grow.
The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Clear Baby Bottles’ relatively affordable price, well-thought-of design, and ability to grow with your baby, makes it our choice for the top product on this list.
2 Comotomo Natural Feel Bundle
Comotom is a relatively new American company specialising in baby bottles in teethers. They started in 2008 after realising that despite the advent of smartphones and all, baby bottles remained the same. Their company is therefore built on the premise of creating innovative products that go with time, and are “better than good” as the company’s mantra says.
The Como Tomo Natural Feel Bundle is a set of four silicone bottles (two 5oz and two 8oz), which is perfect for your growing baby.
The bottle and teats are 100% medical-grade silicone, and the nipples come equipped with vents to prevent your baby from developing those nasty colicky symptoms.
Another great design feature of this Comotomo Natural Feel is its wide mouth, so cleaning is a breeze. It’s wide enough you can use your hands to clean them, extending the life of your bottles and teats by protecting them from brush unnecessary damage. They’re dishwasher, microwave, and steriliser safe too!
Because they are silicone, the bottles are on the higher price range. The excellent design and functionality make up for this, which is why the Como Tomo takes the premium spot on our best bay bottles for 2021 list. You can also use breast pumps to feed your baby and look after them with some nipple cream or nipple shields.
3 MAM Easy Start
Mam is an Austrian company with over 40 years of history in producing various nursery items from baby bottles to breast pumps and teethers.
The MAM Easy Start is a 15-pack set which includes four 260 ml bottles, 4 160 ml bottles, a handle, a soft spout, and a soother. It makes the perfect value pack for a newborn starter set.
The bottles come in a vented-base design that prevents air bubble build-up, keeping your little’s feeding time relaxed and comfortable.
Another standout feature of this starter set is its ability to sterilise even without a dedicated bottle steriliser. You only need 20 ml of water and a microwave to complete the process.
The MAM Easy Start set comes in five colour and design variants, to suit everyone’s different styles.
4 NUK First Choice+
Best temperature control mechanism
NUK is an American company specialising in baby care products. Their range includes milk bottles, feeding utensils, and other nursery products.
The NUK First Choice Plus is a BPA-Free 300 ml bottle that features an orthodontic and wide lip teat. This teat feature protects your baby’s gums and developing teeth.
Perhaps the best feature of this NUK bottle is its integrated temperature control. This means you don’t have to worry about inadvertently giving your baby a feed that is too hot for their safety. This feature works via a striped colour indicator which changes colours when the milk temperature is too hot.
5 Lansinoh Glass Baby Bottle
Best for combination feeding
Lansinoh is an American-based company founded by a mom to find solutions to her breastfeeding problems. The Lansinoh brand is well known in the breastfeeding circle, thanks to their famous lanolin nipple cream. However, the brand’s range has since evolved to include breast pumps, baby bottles, and other breastfeeding aids and accessories.
The Lansinoh Glass Bottle comes with a NaturalWave Teat, that is flexible and soft, mimicking the natural breast and encouraging secure latching on from your baby. This teat design also helps your little one’s tongue’s wave-like tongue movement, similar to what they do when breastfeeding. This process encourages the natural development of their oral structures.
The teat also has an integrated air ventilation system which reduces unnecessary air entry, which is one of the significant signs of colic in babies.
Because the Lansinoh Glass bottles are designed to mimic breastfeeding, it may be one of your options if you are looking for a bottle for combination bottle and breastfeeding.
6 Chicco Wellbeing Glass Bottle Set
Best glass bottle set
Chicco is an Italian company that manufacture a wide range of baby products from cots to baby bottles and toys.
The Chicco Wellbeing Bottle comes in an ergonomic bottle design which helps you hold the bottle more comfortably while feeding the little one. The primary component is borosilicate glass, which is a particular type of glass that has a lesser density and better resistance to temperature and shock.
The teat design comes armed with an advanced anti-colic system which prevents your baby from swallowing air, substantially reducing irritability and reflux during feeds.
The bottle has a wide opening, which helps you refill and clean the jars easier.
It also comes with a drip-proof cap and safe closure to ensure there is no leakage, especially when the bottles are in the nappy bag during travel.
To top all these features off, the Chicco Wellbeing Glass Bottle is relatively affordable considering its glass material.
7 Nuby Anti Colic Baby Bottle Set
Best stylish and cute design
Nuby has its headquarters in America and is a brand that manufactures baby brand products such as baby bath seats, bibs, and baby bottles.
The Nuby Anti Colic Baby Bottle Set comes in a pack of three 240 ml bottles in two set options. One set features blue, green, and grey colours featuring a single cute animal printed on each bottle. Varying shades of pink and grey along with cute animal prints comprise the second option. These adorable and attractive designs help make feeding a joy for your little one.
The set comes with slow flow teats and anti-colic valves to prevent colicky-type symptoms as your baby feeds.
It also features a wide neck bottle which makes cleaning and filling up more convenient.
Finally, it comes with a textured grip to ensure a comfortable hold and prevent the bottle from slipping, whether it be mum or bubs holding the bottle.
8 Playtex Baby™ Nurser Bottles with Drop-Ins® Liners
Best easy-to-clean clean design
Playtex Baby is an American brand that falls under the giant Playtex company umbrella. The focus of Playtex Baby is on baby and toddler feeding products and diaper caddies and bins.
The Playtex Baby Nurser Bottles with Drop-In Liners features a unique design of a disposable liner inside an actual BPA-free plastic bottle.
The disposable and recyclable liner is soft and gently collapses as your baby consumes the milk, to prevent air from mixing with the feed. The design intent was for preventing colic, fussiness, and gas.
If you are a super busy parent or someone that’s always on the go with your little one, you may find this bottle’s quick clean feature appealing. Because the milk sits on the liner, once your baby finishes their feed, you simply take it out and dispose of it properly. That’s it. The bottle holding the liner should remain free of milk so you won’t have to worry about any leakage when you throw this into the diaper bag after feeds.
9 Dr Brown’s Natural Flow Original Bottles
Best for colicky babies
Dr Brown’s is an American Brand featuring specialised feeding bottles designed by a doctor.
The Dr Brown Natural Flow is the only one feeding bottle that has an internal vent system. This patented system eliminates air bubbles and negative pressure in the bottle, which are the primary culprits for feeding-related symptoms.
If your baby has colic, is often fussy after feeds, spits up a lot, or has excessive gas or burping, you may want to try out the Dr Brown’s Natural Flow and see if they respond to it better than the standard bottles.
The same patented design also minimises the oxidation of formula and breastmilk, which helps preserve the milk’s nutrient content.
The fully vented system combined with the soft silicone nipples mimic natural breastfeeding and provides a controlled flow, allowing your little one to feed at her own pace.
10 Munchkin Latch Bottle
Best teat design for latching
Munchkin is another American company specialising in infant and toddler products. Other than baby bottles, they also design and produce feeding sets, baby bath seats, and toys.
The Munchkin Latch Bottle features an anti-colic valve to help restrict air bubbles mixing in with your baby’s feed. Their valve is uniquely from other baby bottles as the Munchkin’s valve is located at the base of the bottle and not the nipple.
The teat features an accordion-like design that gently stretches and flexes mimicking the natural breast, ensuring your baby’s comfort. The nipple also rotates a full 360 degree, so your baby can latch on to it continuously, again preventing possible air entry resulting in colic symptoms.
The Munchkin Latch Bottle is available in three bottle sizes and interchangeable three teat stages to accommodate your growing baby.
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