Baby Gear Guides: Bottles, Sippy & Straw Cups
weeSpring’s Top-Rated Bottles, Sippy & Straw Cups
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The Best Bottles, Sippy & Straw Cups
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Breastfeeding moms love the Comotomo bottle because of its rounded shape and natural nipple. As one mom wrote, “Looks like a boob, feels like a boob.” Made from medical grade silicone, the bottle itself is also soft and squeezable, and many weeSpring parents found success with the Comotomo after their babies refused all other bottles. They’re also super easy to clean (no bottle brush necessary!).
The Catch: Some parents note that the measurement markings can be hard to read.
The saying goes “when baby isn’t happy, nobody’s happy” and that definitely stands true when baby has gas. Que Dr. Brown’s bottles. With their vent technology designed to mimic breastfeeding and limit the amount of air baby can consume during a bottle feeding, they help to reduce gassiness, reflux, colic, spit-up and even burping. Parents love that they’re also available in glass and travel well.
The Catch: There are a few extra parts to this bottle, so be prepared to keep track of a extra pieces.
Life Factory glass bottles are a safe, sturdy alternative to plastic. Made from the highest quality, thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, these beloved bottles can do it all. The colorful silicone sleeves provide a good gripping surface for little hands and protect against tumbles and drops. When your baby is over bottles, simply swap out the nipples for sippy cup tops. All components are BPA- and phthalate-free, and transition safely from freezer to boiling water.
The Catch: Because they’re made of glass, they’re heavy for a baby or toddler to hold.
As baby grows you’ll inevitably need to transition from bottle or breast to a sippy cup. The Playtex First Sipster Spill-Proof Cup has a soft spout to make it as easy as possible. Baby can chew on the nipple, making this cup a nice starter sippy cup. It’s also easy to grab and hold on to for when baby really gets the hang of things, and the simple valve system is easy to pop in and out for cleaning.
The Catch: Parents feel these cups are bulky and take up a lot of cupboard/diaper bag real estate.
If eco-friendly is your thing, these are your cups. They’re made from recycled milk jugs and are BPA-, phthalate-, PVC-, and melamine-free. Re-Play cups are made up of only 3 parts–top, valve, and cup–making them amazingly simple to clean. They’re sturdy and can undoubtedly take a beating. They’ll work for young kids as well as older ones with just the removal of the valve. They’re also nicely priced at $8 for two.
The Catch: Parents note that they can be slippery to hold.
It’s no secret that older babies and toddlers are hard on things… meaning you’ll need to buy things that hold up. The ThinkBaby Sippy Cup will hold up to anything your little one can toss at it. They’re also easy to clean, all parts are dishwasher safe and it’s BPA-free. The flip lid prevents leaks and the extra soft straw is perfect for a nice and easy transition.
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