There’s nothing quite like finding the perfect bottle for bub and watching them contently guzzle down their milk without so much as a burp break. But making the right bottle choice can be a little bit of trial and error, so it helps to know what other mums have used and loved.
To help you find the best baby bottle for your bub we asked the Mum’s Grapevine Facebook community which brands they recommended. In no particular order, here they are:
1. Tommee Tippee
Top of the pops with our mums are Tommee Tippee bottles, in particular, the Closer to Nature and wide neck options. These seem to be a favourite with mums transitioning their babies from breast to bottle.
“I really liked Tommee Tippee for my kids. They went on easily once they were off of boob.” – Jordan B
“I use the Tommee Tippee wide neck bottles and haven’t had any problems for all five of my kids.” – Coralie M
2. Dr. Brown’s
There’s plenty of love for the unique Dr. Brown’s bottles, with so many mums swearing by the clever design. Made from glass, these bottles have an internal vent system which creates vacuum feeding, so babies aren’t sucking in tiny bubbles.
“I used (other) bottles and they gave my little one so much wind, switched over to Dr. Brown’s bottles and could not recommend them enough.” – Amy N
“Dr. Brown’s are amazing. I tried a few and these were by far the best. I like the fact they are glass and not plastic.” – Sage G
“We use Dr. Brown’s. They have a long teat which my boy found easy to suck on and control how much milk he gets. They also have the green bit that goes inside the bottle to help with wind and colic.” – Laura C
AVENT bottles got a thumbs up from our mums because there’ll be no crying over spilt milk – these lids are made to stay on! They also get a big plus for mums switching between feeding their bub’s expressed milk and breastfeeding.
“I used AVENT for all three kids, I decided to try others but always came back to AVENT. They are so easy to put back together and don’t leak. Plus the lids stay on well.” – Nicole L
“I have been using the AVENT bottles… really good with going from breastfeeding to bottle and back again. They also have a natural teat which is great.” – Dominique T
A few of our mums have been super impressed by Sepal bottles, which have been developed in collaboration with The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. It took four years to design these bottles, using anatomical scan data so the teats follow the natural shape of a baby’s mouth.
“I use Sepal bottles for my very fussy daughter. She refused to use any other brands.”- Stacey K
Rounding out our top five baby bottles is Comotomo, which won mums over with its natural feel and the ability to be used for mixed feeding or switching between expressed breastmilk and breastfeeding.
“My son was exactly the same. My SIL lent me a Comotomo bottle and he took it straight away. It mirrors a breast. I just ordered more.” – Kerryn M
“Comotomo. Their teats are a very similar shape to the nipple and are great for transitioning from BF to bottles. They have been the only bottles my LO was able to take well.” – Christina R
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Continue your search for the best baby bottles
Looking for baby bottles and still not sure if any of these are right for you? Continue your search online by jumping into one of our closed Baby groups and ask thousands of other Australian mums what they recommend – ‘What to buy’ is the most talked-about topic.
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