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Searching for the perfect bottle can be overwhelming, our guide to shape, size, material and more is here to help.

Finding the right baby bottle can be a big task, and a bit of trial and error, ultimately it's your baby that will end up deciding which is "the one", but you can make an informed decision based on what the bottles will also offer the parent: easy cleaning, lifecycle, aesthetics. From a variety of materials, to sizes, to different bottle necks, to weird and wonderful teat choices, it can all get pretty overwhelming, trying to choose which to try. As always, we’re here to help take the confusion out of your baby gear buying process. Let us demystify the best baby bottles in Australia and present a tightly curated edit for you to select from. Because buying a baby drinking bottle doesn’t need to be hard and we want to save you time, energy and your sanity from reading articles like 32 Best Bottles For Babies (cos we know you don’t have time for that!)

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What to know about baby bottle feeding?

Before we dive right in, let's talk about bottle feeding for a hot minute. Did you know the average baby takes about 6-8 bottles per day? While talking about the best newborn baby bottles might seem inane, with stats like that it's actually pretty darn important to consider what you're popping in your child's mouth. In fact, the average baby will use around 2,700 bottles in their first year alone! Now we're on the same page on the stats, let's guide you through great baby bottles to try.

What To Look For In Baby Bottles

When choosing the right baby bottle for your child, there are a number of factors to consider. The most important ones include:

  • Material: The most important thing to consider when choosing a baby bottle is whether it is made of safe materials. Choose from silicone, plastic, or glass options. Whatever you choose, make sure it is a food-grade material and free from BPA and nasties.
  • Size: Smaller bottles are great for newborns, but older babies can handle bigger bottles with teats that allow milk to flow more quickly.
  • Type of bottle neck: Standard bottle necks work well for most, but consider opting for a wide neck if you are still breastfeeding or a vented bottle if you want to help prevent gas.
  • Nipple shape: Traditional bottle nipples are found on most, but you can also choose flat tops which are more like an actual breast if your child is having latching difficulty.
  • Ease of cleaning: We like to opt for dishwasher safe. Again, we’re all about time saving and easy options here.
  • Baby milk bottle vs baby water bottle: You can use most bottles for milk or water. One less thing to worry about!

Types of Baby Bottles

There are literally tons of baby bottles to choose from and it can get a little overwhelming. The main types you’ll find include:

  • Glass Baby Bottles: The most traditional on the market are glass baby bottles. Glass baby bottles are a safe option, but they can be more difficult to clean and are more prone to breakage. We’re not talking champagne crystal here, but a special kind of durable glass.
  • Silicone Bottles: Food-grade safe silicone bottles are the newest available and free from chemicals including BPA, PVC and Phthalate.
  • Plastic bottles: Generally the most economic choice available.

Types of Baby Bottle Teats

Just to complicate matters more, did you know there are also a range of different bottle teats to choose from? Don’t fear, it’s actually pretty simple (and handy!) to work out. Here’s the round-down of the different teats available:

  • Stage 1: Also known as a slow flow teat. These are best for newborns, and premature babies.
  • Stage 2: Also known as medium flow teat. This is best for babies aged three -six months.
  • Stage 3: Also known as a fast flow teat. This is the one to use if your baby is six months or older.

How To Decide Which Baby Bottle To Choose

Once you’ve considered the different features you can find in the myriad of baby bottles, and what are most important for your child, you can decide on which baby bottle to choose. Newborns should start with a small bottle from 90ml to 120ml and use a slow flow teat. Babies aged six months and older can move to a bigger bottle of 240ml and a medium flow or faster flowing teat. FYI, most babies will take a bottle until they are around 1 year old.

How often should you replace your feeding bottles?

An important point to note is that the bottles you start with for your newborn, shouldn't be the ones you're left with when they're two. You should replace your baby's bottles every 3-6 months.

The 7 Best Baby Bottles Available in Australia in 2022

Here’s our no-nonsense round-up of the 7 best baby bottles in Australia. No long lists in sight, with recommendations on which bottle will suit your child most.

1. Minbie Baby Bottles

Minbie’s unique, Australian-designed and patented bottle-teat is ideal if you are looking for the freedom to introduce a bottle that supports a good breastfeeding latch, comfortable breastfeeding motion and natural swallowing motion. In fact, this is our bestselling baby bottle. The teat is made of premium-quality soft silicone and Minbie functions to nurture good breastfeeding habits. This bottle-system has an anti-colic air-vent allowing your baby to feed smoothly, swallowing milk not air-bubbles. While they may look like glass, they are light and made from transparent PPSU, a more durable and heat resistant material than regular PP bottles.

Who is the Minbie Baby Bottle for?

Ideally introduce the Minbie as the first and only bottle to help protect your baby from nipple confusion. The feed rates are carefully calibrated and tested for babies from premature right through to older babies.

Features of Minbie Baby Bottle:

  • Protects your breastfeeding journey
  • PPSU has all the benefits of glass without the worry of breakage. Dropped or thrown, PPSU is far more resilient than glass or PP bottles
  • High heat resistance for sterilisation
  • Tested safe and BPA and EA-free for use with babies
  • Dropped or thrown, PPSU is far more resilient
  • Embossed measurements, no toxic paint
  • You can pump directly into this bottle if you are using the Minbie hospital-grade pumps

2. Generation 3 Glass Baby Bottle by Haakaa

The Haakaa Bottle is the one to choose if you are specifically looking for the best glass baby bottles in Australia. They are made from temperature-resistant borosilicate glass, which is safe to heat and freeze and perfect for storing expressed breast milk. This is a great option for babies 6m+ who are after a faster flow teat. The bottle teat is made from 100% food grade silicone which mimic the shape of a mother’s nipple during breastfeeding and the offset position slightly to the side allows you to feed in a natural, upright position, whilst anti-colic vents allow your baby to drink without gasping for air or drinking bubbles.

Who is the Haakaa Baby Bottle for?

Ideal for babies 6m+ and those looking for a faster flow glass bottle.

Features of Haakaa Baby Bottle:

  • Made from temperature-resistant borosilicate glass
  • Anti-colic vents
  • 180ml volume
  • Food grade silicone teats
  • Safe in freezers and boiling water.
  • Compatible with most Gen. 3 attachments.
  • Dishwasher safe

3. Comotomo Baby Bottle

The Comotomo bottle is last but certainly not least. In fact, this is our bestselling baby bottle at the memo. It’s much loved thanks to its smart design which mimics breastfeeding and the natural breast. It has a super wide mound and natural shaped nipple to help babies easily latch on. Plus, nipple confusion is avoided as the teats are soft and a little squeezy just like a breast.

Who is the Comotomo Bottle for?

Ideal for babies to avoid nipple confusion if breastfeed and bottle fed. The 250ml size is ideal for slightly older babies from three months onwards.

Features of the Comotomo Baby Bottle:

  • Super wide mound
  • Natural shaped nipple
  • Soft and squeezy teat
  • Smart vents, which eliminate leaks and help prevent colic
  • BPA, PVC or Phthalates free
  • Made from silicone
  • Naturally anti-microbial and hygienic
  • Dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe

4. Baby Glass Bottle Set from BIBS Dummies

An iconic glass bottle featuring the same nipple from their dummies. This bottle is easy to hold and still lightweight. The nipples are made in soft, pure rubber latex and can also be purchased separately, when it’s time to move your baby to the next stage, simply swap out teats. Practical and hygienic, the glass withstands freezing, thawing in boiling water, microwave heating and dishwasher cleaning and is a hygienic option as they are easily sterilised.

Who is the BIBS Bottle for?

A smart choice if your baby has already connected with the nipple from the famous BIBS Dummies, the bottle teat has been specifically designed to match, resulting in a good interconnection and likelihood that they will take to the bottle more easily.

Features of the BIBS Baby Bottle:

  • Glass bottle made from first-class borosilicate glass
  • Lightweight
  • Temperature Resistant, thermal shock resistant and shatter resistant
  • BPA, PVC, or phthalates free

5. Nanobebe Breastmilk Bottle

This is one clever bottle! Innovatively designed, the Nanobebe bottle uses geometry and an increased surface area to create the optimum environment to serve your baby breastmilk in. The 150ml bottle cools quickly, reducing bacterial growth and preserving all the nutrients in breastmilk. It also warms to safe temperatures 2-3 times faster than standard bottles, so you can quickly feed your baby without overheating the milk, which may compromise it’s nutritional contents. This bottle is also cleverly shaped like a breast, allowing your baby to hold it on their own and self-feed from a much younger age. The teat is designed with an extra soft, easy latch silicone and even helps to reduce colic, thanks to it’s advanced double channel venting system. If that wasn’t enough, it even comes with a breast pump adaptor, so you can express your milk directly into your bottle for easy, mess free storage.

Who is the Nanobebe bottle for?###

For anyone who expresses milk frequently or for those with colic babies.

Features of the Nanobebe Baby Bottle:

  • Uses geometry and an increased surface area to create the optimum environment to serve your baby breastmilk in (cools and heats quicker than standard bottles.)
  • Extra soft, easy latch silicone teat.
  • Double channel venting system to help reduce colic.
  • It comes with a breast pump adaptor, compatible with the majority of standard pumps.
  • Promotes self feeding from a younger age.

6. Premium PPSU Bottle from Minbie

A gorgeously elegant and ergonomic medical grade plastic bottle. It's quick to assemble, and easy to clean which gives it bonus points in our books. Ideal for formula feeding, the bottle has embossed measurements which won't wear-of and it is clear with a golden hue so you can easily see the milk inside. Just like a glass bottle but with a higher durability.

Who is the PPSU Bottle for?

For anyone who's dealing with nipple refusal.

Features of the PPSU Baby Bottle:

  • Made from medical grade plastic PPSU
  • Shatter resistant
  • BPA-free
  • Easy to clean

7. Breastmilk Bottle 250ml - Wide Base Medium Flow Teat from Medela

Swiss-made and established in 1961, parents adore Medela products. The Medela breast milk bottles are a perfect complement to your breastfeeding journey. Medela’s breast milk bottles are compatible with all Medela breast pumps and products, making it easy to pump, store and feed using the same container. They do coin breastmilk as 'liquid gold' so this means not a single drop of your precious breast milk is wasted and you have less washing up to do. What we love most about these bottles is that they have a little built-in stopper that prevents milk from leaking, so great for travel. A lovely soft round nipple-like shape helps with mums nipple confusion and bottle refusal. The bottles are dishwasher and microwave safe and are made from BPA-free materials.

Who is the Medela Bottle for?

For anyone who is breastfeeding and bottle feeding.

Features of the Medela Baby Bottle:

  • Made from BPA-free materials
  • Microwave safe
  • Suitable and for the Medela breastpumps
  • Easy to clean
  • Clear millimetre markers make it easy to measure the exact amount of milk

Ready to shop for your favourite baby bottles? Both mum and dad can take turns feeding infants thanks to this handy utensil. Find the right one for your family now at The Memo.

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