The best baby feeding bottle

9 Best Baby Bottles of 2023

Written by Jenni Gritters

Updated August 9, 2022

Feeding your baby takes a herculean amount of effort when you’re a new parent, whether that means breastfeeding, formula feeding with a bottle, or a combination of the two. Your little one will probably need to eat every few hours and the choice of which bottle to introduce can feel like a huge decision.

Of course, your baby might have a bottle preference based on their unique needs and experiences, but there are some universal bottle qualities that will make your life easier as a parent. We researched and tested 9 of the most popular baby bottles, and in the end we landed on the Comotomo Baby Bottle (available at Amazon for $23.98) as the best option. It’s easy to clean and fill, made with a squishy silicone, and has a wide-neck, rounded nipple design that makes latching a fairly easy process for most babies.

Credit: Reviewed / Betsy Goldwasser

The Comotomo bottle is our favorite of the ones we tested.

Best Overall

Comotomo Baby Bottle - 8oz

Material: Silicone Dishwasher safe: Yes, top rack Available sizes: 5 ounce, 8 ounce

If you’re introducing a bottle to an exclusively breastfed baby, the Comotomo Bottle is an ideal choice. Our baby took to the squishy, silicone bottle quickly, as it comes closest to mimicking a breast, compared to the other products we tested. After just a day of using these bottles, we immediately added them into our family’s rotation.

The Comotomo bottles are wide-necked, which means they’re easy to fill with refrigerated or pumped breast milk or to mix formula in with minimal spillage. The top of the bottle is easy to open and close, and the silicone nipple pops out for straightforward cleaning, plus there are few crevices for dried milk to get stuck in. We loved that this bottle can be put in the dishwasher (top rack!), and it’s also microwave safe.

During our leak tests, which involved dropping the bottle (with a cap on) from hip height, letting our 11-month-old son shake the bottle, and tucking it into a diaper bag during trips to and from the grandparents’ house, the Comotomo was the best of the bunch. (This matters because as any parent knows, there’s hell to pay for spilled breast milk!).

These bottles are slightly squishy, which means they’re also easier to store than most of their competitors, and they don’t retain that sour-milk smell that can sometimes permeate plastic bottles. With over 17,000 reviews on Amazon and a 4.7 out of 5-star rating, it’s clear that parents agree: The Comotomo bottle is a winner.

The Comotomo is available in various colors, and you can also buy a transitional sippy cup spout for the bottle.

Credit: Reviewed / Betsy Goldwasser

Dr. Brown's bottles are ideal for preemies and newborns.

Best for Preemies and Newborns

Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Original Baby Bottle - 8oz

Material: BPA-Free plastic or glass Dishwasher safe: Yes, top rack Available sizes: 2 ounce, 4 ounce, and 8 ounce

If you have a preemie who needs to use bottles from birth, or if you decide to introduce bottles for breast milk or formula from the start, you’ll find that many doctors and NICU professionals recommend Dr. Brown’s Original Baby Bottles. Their slow-flow nipple design, which is purported to reduce colic and spit-up, makes them a favorite.

Dr. Brown’s bottles come with a filter, and the controlled flow rate allows babies to drink at their own pace. As they become more adept at bottle feeding, you can up the nipple size. (Typically you’ll start with a preemie nipple, then graduate sizes every few months.)

Dr. Brown’s bottles are fairly leak-proof, as long as they’re sealed well. (Although we found that after 6 or so months of using these bottles, there were more rogue drips during car trips.) These bottles don’t mimic a breast, but they’re still fairly easy to latch onto, especially for babies who use bottles from birth.

The tall, skinny configuration of Dr. Brown’s bottle makes them tough to clean. However, the set includes wire cleaners for the filters, and a good bottle brush will make a big difference for getting into all the nooks and crannies. The skinny neck can also make the bottles a bit harder to fill and mix formula in, but they’re not the worst of the bunch. (Many parents opt to use a funnel.)

All of the separate parts (the filter, cap, nipple, and bottle) come apart; make sure you clean them well or you’ll find bits of formula or dried milk in the crevices, which can lead to a sour smell.

Other Baby Bottles We Tested

Lansinoh Breastfeeding Bottles with NaturalWave Nipple - 8oz

Material: BPA-free plastic or glass Dishwasher safe: Yes, but hand washing recommended Available sizes: 5 ounce and 8 ounce

The Lansinoh bottles were just fine—not stellar, but not problematic. The bottle design is easy for an older child to hold, and the nipple shape (purported to reduce colic based on a “unique air venting system”) is intended to mimic breastfeeding, and was fairly easy for our baby to latch onto. However, if your child leans their cheek up against the nipple, as they might on a breast, it can add pressure to the bottle, which causes air bubbles.

We also found these bottles to be fairly easy to clean, as they have very few parts—just the nipple, cap, and bottle—with a neck that’s wide enough for easy filling, too. During leak testing, they emerged victorious with no stray drips.

MAM Easy Start Anti-Colic 9oz Baby Bottle

Material: BPA-free plastic Dishwasher safe: Yes, top rack Available sizes: 5 ounce and 9 ounce

The MAM bottles were initially a favorite. Our son latched onto the nipple shape right away, despite it being a bit flatter than many other options we tested, and we loved that they had a 9-ounce capacity, with easy-to-see markings.

But quickly, we realized that the MAM bottles had many weak points—the bottom screws on and off, which occasionally meant that all the milk came pouring out of the bottom if it wasn’t fastened on just right, and the lid had to be put on just-so to prevent leaking. In fact, this was the leakiest bottle we tested.

MAM’s anti-colic technology works well for slowing the flow of milk for young babies. Like Dr. Brown’s options, MAM allows you to size up on nipples as your baby gets older. The semi-wide neck of these bottles also makes them fairly easy to fill and clean, and the brand notes that you can self-sterilize the bottles by putting them in the microwave for 3 minutes.

  • Anti-colic

  • Easy to latch

  • Easy to clean

  • Easy to fill

  • Large capacity

Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottle - 9oz

Material: BPA-free plastic Dishwasher safe: Yes, top rack Available sizes: 4 ounce, 9 ounce, and 11 ounce

Another “just okay” option, the Philips Avent had a generic shape that was difficult for our baby to hold himself. The nipple shape was also harder for him to latch onto than many of the other options we tested, likely because the nipple attachment was fairly rigid.

The bottles have an airflex valve, to reduce colic, although we didn’t notice that the flow from this bottle was particularly slow. Like many of the other anti-colic options, you can size up on nipples as your baby grows more adept at feeding.

The fairly wide mouth made these easy to fill and clean, but the top didn’t easily seal, which made leaking a frequent occurrence.

  • Very leaky

  • Tough to seal

  • Tough to latch onto

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle - 9oz

Material: BPA-free plastic Dishwasher safe: Yes, top rack Available sizes: 9 ounce

These bottles are inexpensive, and it shows in the materials. They feel cheaper than their competitors, with a rigid nipple and tinny-feeling plastic. The ounce-markings are obvious and they’re easy to fill and clean (by hand or in the dishwasher), given their short and squat shape.

They’re also easy to store, due to their small size, and they didn’t leak. However, our son found the large nipple size difficult to latch onto.

Nuk Simply Natural Baby Bottle - 5oz

Material: Plastic and glass Dishwasher safe: Yes, top rack Available sizes: 5 ounce, 9 ounce, and 10 ounce

Inexpensive pricing shows on this product too. The nipple is rigid, which means it presses against your baby’s face rather than giving a bit as they lean into it, and the nipple’s shape (flat on one side, rounded on the other) may be tough for your baby to latch onto.

That said, the wide-mouth shape of the bottle makes it easy to clean and fill, and it didn’t leak.

  • No leak

  • Easy to clean

  • Easy to fill

Munchkin Latch - 4oz

Material: BPA-free plastic Dishwasher safe: Yes, top rack Available sizes: 4 ounce and 8 ounce

The shape of the nipple pulled the Munchkin bottle out of the running from the start: Like the NUK, it was rigid and didn’t give when our baby leaned his face up against it. The straight nipple shape also made it tough for our baby to latch.

However, the wide-mouth setup was easy for him to hold, and made for a straightforward filling and cleaning experience.

Then came the true kicker: The Munchkin leaked when it was shaken, as well as when it was being transported. There are simply better options available.

  • Easy to fill

  • Easy to clean

  • Easy to store

  • Tough to latch onto

  • Rigid nipple

  • Very leaky

Kiinde Twist Squeeze Bottle

Material: BPA, PVC, and phthalate-free plastic Dishwasher safe: Yes, top rack Available sizes: Works with Kiinde breastmilk bags up to 6 ounces

It’s tough to compare the Kiinde to the other bottles in this guide because it’s a whole different beast. The Kiinde Twist Squeeze is basically a plastic holder with a nipple, which allows you to slide bags of breast milk right inside. If you’re pumping breast milk into Kiinde bags, this saves you the step of needing to transfer the milk from a bag to a bottle.

The Squeeze is a great concept, but filling the milk bags is tough unless you pump right into them. (We experienced a lot of leaking, due to the small opening.) It’s also easy to leak more milk onto the counter when you remove the bag’s lid to screw it into the Squeeze bottle.

You won’t need to do as much washing—the only part that really needs to be cleaned is the nipple—but throwing away many plastic bags per day is not the most sustainable option. We also worried about the holder’s materials, which are made with a simple, thin plastic and feel likely to break over time. The nipple was also difficult for our son to latch onto, and the bottle’s shape makes it difficult for little ones to hold.

How We Tested Baby Bottles

The Tester

I’m Jenni Gritters, a journalist with a decade of experience writing about all things health and science. I previously edited longform product reviews about the outdoors, parenting, and travel at the New York Times product review site, Wirecutter. You can also find my bylines in all sorts of publications, like the New York Times, the Guardian, the REI Co-op Journal, Gear Patrol, and beyond.

I had my first baby—a little boy named Liam—in December 2019, and since then I’ve been reviewing baby gear and writing about the psychology of parenting. In the past, I’ve covered infant vitals monitors for Wirecutter and baby swings and baby baths for Reviewed. I was also an exclusive pumper because my son was born prematurely and spent time in the NICU, so I have many, many months of experience under my belt spent filling, washing, and feeding my son from bottles.

The Tests

I used each bottle in this guide for at least two days. I filled them with infant formula or breast milk, offered them to my son Liam (who was 8 months old when we started this guide), then cleaned the products by hand and in the dishwasher. I even tried to fill them all with one hand while holding my 20+ pound kiddo.

I also did some serious leak-testing by packing the bottles in a diaper bag for car trips to the park. I also dropped them all—both purposefully and accidentally—to see if they remained intact, and allowed my son to play with them (which meant they all got a very good shake).

What to Consider When Selecting a Baby Bottle

It should be easy to assemble and fill

You should be able to easily put the pieces of the bottle together, which usually means popping in a nipple and screwing on the top. The bottle should also have a mouth that’s wide enough to pour milk into without dumping it onto the counter. Or, if you’re using powdered formula, the bottle should allow for easy stirring. (Pro tip: We like to use a chopstick.)

It should be easy to wash

When choosing a bottle, look for a shape that makes it easy to clean. Sour milk or extra formula powder can get stuck in the cracks and corners, which can lead to bad smells and make the bottle unsafe for a baby to use. Most bottles can be put in a dishwasher, but we prioritized bottles with a wider-neck shape, which made them easier to clean with a good bottle brush.

It needs to be leak-free

There’s nothing worse than discovering a puddle of breastmilk on the floor of the car next to a tipped-over bottle. Thus, we searched for bottles that sealed tightly and didn’t leak, even after being shaken up or dropped. Most came with lids, and we made sure that they sealed well and didn’t fall off in transit.

It needs to be durable

You’ll be using these bottles for at least a few months, if not for a full year, so we looked for bottles that could handle being used daily for many months, without picking up nasty smells or cracking.

It should be easy to store

While no baby bottle is completely convenient to store, we picked options that could at least be tucked into a bin or a drawer, or easily stored in the pocket of a diaper bag.

Your baby needs to like it

Most babies have varying nipple preferences, based on the shape of their mother’s breast, so this measure is a bit subjective. But based on online reviews and our personal experiences, we noticed that certain nipple shapes were easier for most babies to latch onto. Wider, shallower-shaped nipples with a skinnier teat made for an easier experience, especially if the bottle's nipple had a little bit of give, just like a mother’s breast might.

You might need colic-free technology

Some bottles, Dr. Brown’s in particular, are made with anti-colic vents, which limits the amount of milk your baby can take in and helps to reduce gas or air bubbles in their stomach. While this isn’t necessary for older babies, pediatricians often recommend this option for infants under the age of 6 months, and especially for babies born prematurely.

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Jenni Gritters is a Seattle-based freelance journalist who covers health, psychology, business, and travel. You can find her bylines in The Guardian, Wirecutter, Outside magazine, 538, Mindbodygreen, and beyond. When Jenni isn't working with words, she's teaching yoga and mindfulness; hiking, camping, and snowshoeing in the Pacific Northwest mountains; and running with her husband and puppy.

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  • Here are the best baby bottles in 2023
  • Best baby bottle for ease of use
  • Best baby bottle for newborns
  • Best baby bottle for gas and reflux
  • Best baby bottle for breastfed babies
  • Best baby bottle for pumping
  • Our baby bottles selection methodology
  • What else we considered
  • Baby bottle FAQs
  • Our sources

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Choosing a bottle for a baby is one of those things that you might not put much thought into until you need to buy one or you realize that the bottle you're currently using isn't working. Then you notice that the baby bottle market is, well, busy. 

Today, there are bottles with venting systems and glass bottles and dishwasher-safe bottles and futuristic-looking bottles and bottles that you can pump into and more. And there are marketing messages that are telling you that this is the bottle that you need.

Pediatricians tend to agree that there are a few key ingredients to a good bottle. We also know that every baby is different — and the bottle that works best for one baby might not work best for another. So, to make our picks for the best baby bottles, we went straight to bottle-feeding parents and spoke to two pediatricians. Read more about how we chose bottles at the end of this guide. Learn more about how Insider Reviews tests and researches products here.

Here are the best baby bottles in 2023

Best baby bottle for ease of use: Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottle- see at Amazon
Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottle makes for an easy transfer of breast milk or formula, has few parts for easy cleaning, and encourages a deep latch.

Best baby bottle for newborns: Evenflo Balance+ Bottle - see at Walmart
The simple Evenflo Balance+ bottle has a nipple shape that mimics the breastfeeding experience and includes slow-flow nipple options for tiny babies.

Best baby bottle for gas and reflux: Dr. Brown's Options+ Bottle - see at Buy Buy Baby
The venting system on the Dr. Brown's Options+ bottle may allow your baby to swallow less air, making it a top pick for babies with gas or reflux.

Best baby bottle for breastfed babies: Lansinoh Baby Bottle - see at Amazon
A smaller size and breast-like nipple that helps babies switch back and forth between bottle and breast make these Lansinoh bottles our top pick.

Best baby bottle for pumping: Medela Breast Milk Bottle - see at Amazon
Medela Breast Milk Bottles, made by a popular breast pump brand, blend convenience and functionality.

Best baby bottle for ease of use

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Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottle makes for an easy transfer of breast milk or formula, has few parts for easy cleaning, and encourages a deep latch.

Pros: Wide bottle allows easy transfer of thawed breast milk or formula; easy to clean

Cons: Nipple can bend, which can take a little getting used to

One of the things you realize about bottles when you have to make them and wash them all day is that a simple one is everything. Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottles have only three parts, and after using them for months, I've never noticed a leak. 

While some parents might favor the packability of a slimmer bottle, I appreciate a wide one. It means an easier transfer of liquid, which is important not just for mess control but also investment: time if you're pumping, money if you're buying formula. 

Moms we spoke to love the wide breast-shaped nipple, saying that it encouraged a wide latch. We also found it's easy for babies to grip. If plastic gets to you, they come in glass too.

Best baby bottle for newborns

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The simple Evenflo Balance+ bottle has a nipple shape that mimics the breastfeeding experience and includes slow-flow nipple options for tiny babies.

Pros: Affordable, breast-like nipples

Cons: Narrower bottle opening

Sometimes, marketing and fancy designs can get in the way of choosing a bottle, covering up what matters most: that a bottle does its job seamlessly and doesn't break the bank. Parents and doctors agree that Evenflo's Balance+ bottles are a standout, and there are "slow flow" nipple options for tiny babies.

"These bottles all have more gradual, sloping nipple shapes which more closely resemble a human nipple," explained Dr. Krupa Playforth, a pediatrician in Virginia. "This makes it so that the latch is more physiologically consistent rather than an abrupt transition, which is true of many other bottles." 

"I felt that this protected my breastfeeding experience with my baby, which was something I had poured my heart and soul into," said Christy H., a mom from Boston, Massachusetts.

Best baby bottle for gas and reflux

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The venting system on the Dr. Brown's Options+ bottle may allow your baby to swallow less air, making it a top pick for babies with gas or reflux.

Pros: Venting system may help ease reflux and gassiness

Cons: Many parts, difficult to clean, some leaking

Among the parents we polled, Dr. Brown's Options+ bottles are the pick for gassy babies, in part because of a removable venting system that is said to help reduce gassiness and reflux by separating air from milk.  "When I used the bottle without the vent, I could see the difference," Areen M., a mom in Los Angeles, California, told us.

There's very little evidence to verify that this insert is the reason behind thousands of parents' experience, said Dr. Kelly Fradin, a New York City-based pediatrician. But a preemie nipple — a flow rate that's hard to find in other brands — and a smaller-sized nipple with a gradual slope could actually be what's helping babies who are struggling with reflux or colic, said Playforth.  

I found the Dr. Brown's Options+ worked well for my daughter, who struggled to switch to a bottle, and I liked that I could use the bottle with or without the venting system, which isn't the case with the Dr. Brown's Original bottles. Options+ come in a glass version, too.

Best baby bottle for breastfed babies

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A smaller size and breast-like nipple that helps babies switch back and forth between bottle and breast make these Lansinoh bottles our top pick.

Pros: Gradually sloped nipple encourages deep latch, affordable

Cons: None

Another bottle that tends to get overlooked in lieu of buzzier competitors is the Lansinoh Breast Milk Feeding Bottle. "The nipples on these bottles are more gradually sloped, which can be easier for babies going between bottle and breast," said Playforth. 

The shape of the nipple also makes it easier for a baby to get more than just the tip of the nipple into their mouth. That means feeding with a Lansinoh bottle is a bit closer to the physiological experience that a baby would get at the breast — where they get both the areola and tip of the nipple in their mouth, Playforth explained. 

Plus, with just a few parts, these bottles are easy to clean. Moms also told us they liked the more compact size that easily fit into a diaper bag or a purse.

Best baby bottle for pumping

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Medela Breast Milk Bottles, made by a popular breast pump brand, blend convenience and functionality.

Pros: Incredibly convenient to feed out of what you pump into

Cons: A bit of a faster flow, narrow top

Pumping moms don't want to clean more parts than they need to, which is why, especially if you're exclusively pumping, it's good to know about bottles that you can both pump into and feed out of. Medela's Breast Milk Bottles fit the bill and come with storage caps.

Medela is a leading maker of breast pumps, which are often covered by health insurance. "I chose Medela because I already pumped directly into them and just bought some nipples to pop on top and my baby took them fine," said Stephanie Weidner, a mom in Centennial, Colorado. "Magically, I cut my bottle/pump clean in half," 

Medela's bottles are compatible with all of the brand's breast pumps, which means you won't need new bottles just because a new version of your pump comes out. The bottles have a narrower top than others on the market, but if you're pumping into them, you likely won't need to transfer milk. Fradin also told us that they tend to be faster flow than other bottles.

Our baby bottles selection methodology

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We chose our top picks by consulting two pediatricians, speaking with 11 breastfeeding and bottle feeding parents of young babies, and looking into existing research on baby bottles. Our writer, a mom to two children under 2 years old, has also used many different bottles on her quest to find the ones that work. 

We evaluated baby bottles according to the following criteria:

  • Easy to clean: We considered factors such as how many parts a bottle had, if those parts were dishwasher safe, and how easy it was to wash the bottle and its parts.
  • Affordability: We compared the price of each bottle to similar ones on the market.
  • Size and shape: We looked at the different sizes (in ounces) the bottles came in and the shape of each bottle, whether it was wide or narrow and how easy it was for a baby to grasp.
  • Nipple shape, size, and slope: We looked for bottles with nipples that gradually sloped narrow to wide, similar to a breast, which can encourage a deeper latch.
  • Material: We looked for bottles that came in both plastic and glass while also considering silicone bottles.

What else we considered

  • Comotomo Silicone Bottle ($23.99): Parents told us babies tended to either love or hate this silicone bottle with a flexible nipple.
  • Kiinde Active Latch Silicone Baby Bottle ($17. 99): Parents who pump also liked Kiinde's bags that snap into bottles, but most agreed Medela was a more seamless experience and noted inaccurate readings on ounces using Kiinde.
  • Nanobebe Flexy Silicone Baby Bottle ($24.99): This cool-looking bottle might allow milk to heat up faster, but price is prohibitive for many parents.
  • Pop Yum Formula-Making Bottle ($35.99): Although convenient if you're formula feeding, this bottle has a lot of parts to clean and can take some time to figure out.

Baby bottle FAQs

How safe are certain materials?

As a parent, you may not have a problem with plastic bottles, or you may only want a glass or silicone non plastic bottle. Silicone and glass bottles eliminate the risk of microplastics, says Fradin. However, glass is heavier and there's a risk of breaking, while silicone bottles are less common.  

Should you sterilize a bottle?

The CDC recommends taking additional sanitizing precautions for babies younger than 3 months, those born prematurely, or with a weakened immune system.

What should you look for in a nipple?

A gradually sloped nipple is best, according to our experts. Round nipples that abruptly transition to the tip of the nipple may be a little more challenging for some babies to feed from, especially if they go between bottle and breast, Playforth told us.

Our sources

  • Kelly Fradin, MD, a pediatrician based in in New York, New York
  • Krupa Playforth, MD, FAAP, a pediatrician based in Northern Virginia
  • Liz Elliott, a mom based in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nadege Toomey, a mom based in Denver, Colorado
  • Tiffany Adams, a mom based in New York, New York
  • Danielle Wynkoop, a mom based in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Christy H. , a mom in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jemma Schwartz, a mom based in New York, New York
  • Deanna Gordon, a mom based in San Francisco, California
  • Kelly Adams, a mom based in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Stephanie Weidner, a mom based in Centennial, Colorado
  • Jacqueline Brennan, mom based in Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Areen M., a mom in Los Angeles, California
  • Pados, Britt F., Jinhee Park, Suzanne M. Thoyre, Hayley Estrem, and W. Brant Nixa. Milk Flow Rates From Bottle Nipples Used for Feeding Infants Who Are Hospitalized. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2015 Nov; 24(4): 671–679. doi: 10.1044/2015_AJSLP-15-0011 
  • Pados, Britt F., Jinhee Park, Suzanne M. Thoyre, Hayley Estrem, and W. Brant Nix, BMET, BA. Milk flow rates from bottle nipples used after hospital discharge. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2016 Jul-Aug; 41(4): 237–243. doi: 10. 1097/NMC.0000000000000244

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Top 10 Rating of the best bottles for feeding newborns

Breastfeeding a newborn is a natural procedure for every new mother, but there are times when you need to switch to artificial feeding. For example, when a new mother plans to return to her old place of work in the first year of a baby's life, or simply when she wants to get a short break for rest, during which other family members will look after the child.

So much will depend on choosing the right feeding bottle. To make it easier to find the right accessory for your baby, we offer for your consideration a rating of the top ten feeding bottles from 0, compiled on the basis of the recommendations of medical specialists and mothers who have already used them. nine0003


TOP 10: The best baby bottle rankings

Rank Title User rating Average price in rubles
1 🍼 Nuk First Choice ⭐ 4. 3 out of 5 460 r.
2 🍼 “Dr. Brown's (anti-colic bottle)» ⭐ 4.1 out of 5 600 rubles
3 🍼 "Philips Avent" ⭐ 4.2 out of 5 650 rubles
4 🍼 Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle ⭐ 4.9 out of 5 800 rubles
5 🍼 "Tommee Tippee" ⭐ 4 of 5 700 rubles
6 🍼 "Munchkin Latch" ⭐ 4.9 out of 5 590 RUB
7 🍼CHICCO Nature Glass ⭐ 4.2 out of 5 550 RUB
8 🍼 "Pigeon" ⭐ 4.8 out of 5 440 rubles
9 🍼 "Playtex Baby Nurser" ⭐ 4.3 out of 5 530 r.
10 🍼 Canpol Babies ⭐ 3.2 out of 5 240 rubles


"Nuk First Choice"

The top spot was given to the "Nuk First Choise" bottle, for its three main wonderful qualities - versatility, health benefits for the baby and durability. The bottle itself is made of wear-resistant plastic, which is difficult to scratch. In addition, it will not change its color even after a long period of use. The nipple that comes with the kit is made of soft and flexible silicone and does not let air through, so the risk of colic in the baby is minimal. If desired, you can additionally purchase other types of nipples that fit the bottle: there are six different types. nine0003

✅ Advantages of the feeding bottle:

  • High-quality and healthy raw material used for the manufacture of nipples and bottles;
  • Ergonomic and comfortable teat shape;
  • Versatility;
  • Clear and indelible gradation on the bottle.

❗ Warning:

  • A number of mums have complained that the lid is not tight and the bottle may leak.

2. “Dr. Brown's

Dr. Brown's anti-colic feeding bottle is the best of the bunch and has a patented ventilation system designed to prevent your baby from swallowing air bubbles. This means that when using this bottle, the child is not afraid of colic. In addition, since air never mixes with milk, your baby is still getting the necessary vitamins: A, C and E-groups. The nipple in appearance resembles a female breast, so the transition to artificial feeding will be painless for the baby. nine0003

✅ Feeding bottle benefits:

  • Does not contain harmful materials;
  • Prevents air in the bottle from being swallowed;
  • Reduces the risk of baby colic many times over.

❗Worth noting:

  • Complicated cleaning system: even a special mini-brush is provided for this, however, it is not very convenient to use;
  • Graduation of the scale on the bottle is hardly visible. nine0134

Parent Review : These bottles are so nice and easy to use! I couldn't breastfeed, but I still wanted to breastfeed my baby. For this purpose, I used these bottles: my daughter adapted immediately, without any problems.

3. Philips Avent Natural

The most talked about and famous feeding bottle among Russian mothers. The Avent Natural design features an anti-colic valve that returns air back into the bottle. The feeding bottle is quite ergonomic, making it easy to clean and assemble. The appearance and shape of the nipples are suitable for both newborns and older babies. The safety of the goods has been verified by repeated tests of well-known medical organizations, and the products themselves are widely distributed in the CIS and can be bought at almost any pharmacy. nine0003

✅ Advantages of feeding bottle:

  • Good wear resistance;
  • Available for purchase;
  • Fully compatible with the company's baby products: sterilizers, drinking cups and other products for babies;
  • Easy to clean and assemble.

❗Worth noting:

  • There have been complaints in the reviews about the operation of the valve to prevent air from entering the food: it can malfunction.

4. Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle

One of the best bottles for the current year: in many tops, it takes first place. Like most other modern feeding devices, this bottle is equipped with a special valve to cut off air from the milk formula, and the shape of the nipple imitates the appearance of the breast, for the baby to get used to the nipple more quickly.

The main advantage of the bottle is the material from which it is made: its soft walls will allow the bottle to shrink, which will help regulate the rate of milk flow. Unfortunately, the bottle itself and its accessories are quite expensive, and there are not much more advantages than cheaper analogues of competitors, so only the fourth place. nine0003

✅ Advantages of the feeding bottle:

  • Only materials that are safe for health are used;
  • Good wear resistance;
  • The presence of a valve for bleeding air.

❗ Warning:

  • High price.

5. "Tommee Tippee"

This fluffy bottle is light and comfortable in the hands, making it easier for the baby to feed. It is made of safe polypropylene and equipped with a well-thought-out air bleed system. An additional plus is the shape of the nipple that comes with the kit: it is very convenient for feeding and milk almost never spills. nine0003

✅ Advantages of the feeding bottle:

  • Sophisticated air valve system;
  • Easy to clean and easy to assemble;
  • Ergonomic pacifier shape.

❗Worth noting:

  • Some mothers have complained about the nipple designed for feeding newborns: according to them, the milk supply is too fast and in large quantities.

6. Munchkin Latch

The main advantage of the bottle is the teats that come with it. The developers of the product have made a really thoughtful shape, which greatly facilitates the feeding of the child. In addition, it ensures proper grip during feeding, so the outside air, along with the mixture, does not enter the baby's stomach. There is also an air release valve inside the bottle. The shape of the bottle correctly distributes the pressure inside the structure, so that the feeding process is almost 100% similar to breastfeeding. nine0003

✅ Advantages of the feeding bottle:

  • Ergonomic and comfortable teat shape;
  • All components are made from raw materials that are safe for the health of the baby;
  • The presence of a valve for bleeding air.

❗ Warning:

  • When the bottle is heated in a water bath, milk flows out of the bottle.

7. "CHICCO Nature Glass" glass bottle

The seventh place was taken by the products of the Italian company. Compared with similar products from competitors, it is more ergonomic and of high quality workmanship. The bottle is made of strong glass, besides, it retains the internal temperature for a long time. Latex was chosen as the material for the pacifier, and its shape facilitates the feeding process as much as possible. nine0003

✅ Advantages of the feeding bottle:

  • The bottle is able to keep the temperature of the milk poured into it for a long time;
  • Glass is strong and impact resistant;
  • The teat is ergonomically shaped and made of first-class latex.

❗ Warning:

  • Fairly expensive;
  • Non-standard large bottle volume and weight;
  • Obscure scale gradation.

8. Pigeon

Made by Japanese craftsmen, this feeding bottle has an unusual shape of a nipple and it got into our list precisely because of its specific application. Since a silicone spoon is used instead of the usual type of nipple, it is suitable for those mothers who want to teach their child to eat from a spoon as quickly as possible. Liquid food is delivered to it by simply pressing the bottom of the bottle.

✅ Feeding bottle benefits:

  • Made in Japan;
  • Low price; nine0134
  • Rich starter kit;
  • For those who want to teach their child to eat from a spoon.

❗ Warning:

  • Specific use.

9. Playtex Baby Nurser

Another interesting product we have chosen because of the unique way of filling the bottle with formula. It is not poured directly into the bottle, but into special disposable bags. This provides several undeniable advantages. Firstly, after filling the bag with milk, you can bleed excess air from it, and secondly, the bottle itself is very easy to clean. The quality of the materials used for the bottle pacifier is also beyond praise. However, in our market it is quite difficult to get bags for pouring milk, and they also cost a lot of money. Because of these nuances, only ninth place. nine0003

✅ Feeding bottle benefits:

  • Innovative feeding bottle filling system;
  • Components are made from materials that are safe for health;
  • Easy to clean.

❗ What to warn about:

  • Rare and expensive consumables.


Canpol Babies (glass)

The best budget feeding bottle available today. The gradation of the scale is clearly visible on it, the glass is durable and impact-resistant. The nipple is made of silicone and provides a slow flow of formula. Given the price of the product, this is the best purchase option among inexpensive bottles: cheap and cheerful. nine0003

✅ Advantages of the feeding bottle:

  • Low price;
  • Good quality;
  • Impact and tough glass;
  • Only materials that are safe for health are used.

❗ Warning:

  • No air bleed valves.

What else to consider when choosing feeding bottles?

The first is the material from which the bottle and its accessories are made. They must not contain harmful substances. The second is the volume and shape of the bottle. The third factor is the availability and quality of manufacturing of additional accessories and their availability on the market. Our top includes the best models leading in the polls in these three positions. nine0003

Baby feeding bottle: how to choose which ones are

Mother's milk is the best source of nutrition for the baby. But some factors force the baby to be transferred to mixed or artificial feeding. A special baby bottle helps in this.

It allows you to feed your baby formula or expressed milk when the mother is sick or absent. It is important for parents to know what to look for when buying goods for children. nine0003

What are the types of baby feeding bottles?

The first baby bottles were leather, porcelain and wood. They were in the shape of a small teapot. The usual variant for us appeared in 1841 in the USA, it was made of glass.

Nowadays, the market for baby products is oversaturated, manufacturers offer a huge range of bottles. The task of parents is to choose the highest quality product. What bottles are there?

Depending on the material the bottles are made of: nine0003

  • glass, for example, Pigeon, Avent Natural - environmentally friendly, withstand high temperatures, easy to clean. Rinse with warm water to remove food and liquid residues. The downside is that they are heavy and can break if dropped;
  • plastic, e.g. Snub, Mammelan, Small Small Less. They are light, withstand temperature and do not deform. With prolonged use, cracks may appear, and the color of the container changes due to the use of colored drinks; nine0134
  • silicone - very light, most often used for filling mashed foods. The only drawback is that the walls are painted from products.

The shape of the baby bottles also varies. The most comfortable option is a wide, straight model that fits ergonomically in mom's hand, such as Mal Mala Less, Kurnosiki, Avent. The curly type is comfortable to hold, but harder to rinse.

The size of the container should be selected taking into account the weight, age of the baby and the amount of food he eats at a time. For newborns, small ones are ideal - up to 125 ml, older children should choose a capacity of 200 ml or more. nine0003

Bottles with narrow or wide neck. In the first case, the nipple is easier to pick up. But a container with a wide neck is much more convenient for filling the mixture and washing.

Bottle feeding may be needed from birth. To do this, manufacturers produce special bottles with an anatomically shaped nipple, reminiscent of mother's breasts. This increases the chances that over time the baby will not give up the breast.

Many manufacturers equip containers with accessories that make it easier to use. One example is the handles located on the side, like the Kurnosiki, Mal Mala Less. With their help, the baby can independently hold the bottle. nine0003

In addition, there are anti-colic bottles, such as Avent, Mammelan, designed to prevent swallowing air when feeding a baby. A special valve located on the nipple allows you to equalize the pressure and eliminate the creation of a vacuum.

Criteria for choosing a baby bottle

Among all the variety, it is sometimes difficult to make the right choice. The main guidelines are quality, price and safety. Key purchase criteria include: nine0003

  • convenience;
  • quality;
  • environmental friendliness;
  • the presence of anti-colic protection;
  • volume;
  • neck size;
  • availability of add-ons.

When buying, you should pay attention to such nuances as a measuring scale, which helps to measure the amount of the mixture. The presence of a cover also plays a big role - it protects against dust and dirt. Latex or silicone nipple - the choice is up to the mother, both options are acceptable. nine0003

And most importantly, watch your child's reaction. If he refuses the pacifier, then it is better to change it to another model.

Important! The article has been prepared for informational purposes only, its content is not a basis for self-diagnosis and treatment.

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