As I prepare to welcome my third baby, even with a wealth of experience and knowledge under my belt, I'm reassessing baby gear and feeding options. Baby bottles have come a long way and the latest innovations are amazing. While feeding essentials don't appear to be the most glamorous items on a baby registry at first glance, any Glamamom will tell you, they're among the most important. Whether you plan to breastfeed, bottle-feed, or some combination of the two, quality bottles, that your baby readily accepts, are a necessity.
One of the most important features of a bottle for me personally, is a design that mimics the natural shape of mom to reduce nipple confusion and feeding strikes. I also look for bottles that don't have a lot of pieces and are easy to clean.
We've recommended Chicco NaturalFit Baby Bottles for transitioning baby from breast to bottle and they remain one of our registry must-haves, particularly the Chicco NaturalFit Baby's First Gift Set with (2) 5oz Bottles (1 Angled & 1 Straight Slow Flow Nipple), (2) 8oz Bottles (1 Angled & 1 Straight Slow Flow Nipple), and (2) Silicone Orthodontic Pacifiers.
Chicco NaturalFit Bottles are designed to work like we moms do. The familiar breast-like shape and wide base reduces nipple confusion and helps baby create a secure latch, one of my biggest concerns. The unique angled nipple helps support the natural cuddle-cradle motion of breastfeeding, which is ideal for newborns. The nipple also has a satin-like skin texture so it's more easily accepted and provides less slippage to help baby maintain a strong latch.
The Newborn Slow Flow nipple is designed to mimic the flow of natural feeding and dual anti-colic valves help prevent air ingestion, gas and spit-up without separate or difficult to clean to pieces.
We're not alone in our assessment either, 98% of moms said they would recommend Chicco NaturalFit!*
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