This is a sponsored post with Philips Avent
With baby number two, I thought I knew what to expect and when to expect it. Having done this parenting thing once already, I felt more confident in my abilities as a mom the second time around. I was sure I was going to do this and that and she’d be an easy baby just like her brother. What I wasn’t prepared for was the fact that I was going to be wrong. Wrong on just about everything. While she is an amazing toddler and was an amazing baby, everything she’s done has been on her own terms. Not her brothers or even mine. Even when it comes down to little things like her bottle. While she’s this close to giving up her bottle for good, she still needs her “ba-ba wit che-che” (that’s her bottle with leche for anyone who doesn’t speak toddler) at nap time. Honestly it’s not worth the fight since she won’t nap without it. She’s feisty just like her mama and I know she’ll do things on her on terms when she’s ready.
Whether you exclusively bottle feed or use a bottle to supplement, choosing the right bottle is one of the most important things you can do. I quickly learned how important it was for her to have the right one. We went through a lot of trial and error finding the right bottle for her. The complete opposite of brother who used the same bottle with no issues. Finding a bottle that works for your little one is important and I know this first hand.
When she was still an infant, one bottle worked well in the beginnging but that was short lived. She started with a little spit-up and fussiness. Once that set in, all it took was a change in her bottle to Philips Avent to bring her back to her happy self. While she didn’t suffer from colic, I know many moms whose babies do. That’s why Philip Avent created the Anti-Colic Bottle that’s clinically proven to reduce colic and discomfort. The Philips Avent Anti-colic bottle has a new look and name but still offers the same Classic+ features that moms have loved to reinforce the fussy fighting benefits they’ve always had.
Looking back starting with the right bottle may have eliminated all those tummy troubles altogether. That’s why I tell all new moms to start with the #1 bottle brand from the start to keep mom and baby happy. There are so many choices out there and it’s easy to get overwhelmed in the baby bottle aisle.
TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOTTLE
- Nipple Shape – If you’re supplementing with formula or just bottle feeding from the start, choose a nipple that’s close to breast shape. You also want a nipple that won’t collapse while feeding. The anti-colic bottle has a ribbed textured nipple to prevent nipple collapse.
- Choose the Right Nipple Flow: Pay close attention to the size and flow speeds on the nipples. There are speeds for babies at all stages and you want to make sure you’re using the right one.
- Easy to Clean: You don’t want to spend more time washing and cleaning parts to bottles than you have to. Choosing a bottle with less parts gives you more time to spend with your little one.
- BPA Free: The last thing you want is any yucky chemicals leaking into your baby’s bottle. Choosing a bottle that was BPA Free was a must for us.
The Philips Avent anti-colic bottle features an Airflow venting system that is designed to reduce gas and colic by reducing the amount of air your baby ingests. Studies have shown that babies that are fed with Philips Avent anti-colic bottles experience 60% less fussing at night than babies fed with a leading competitor’s vented bottle. (*At 2 weeks of age, babies fed with a Philips Avent bottle showed a trend to less colic compared to a conventional bottle and a significant reduction in fussing at night compared to babies fed with another leading bottle.)
Celebrity mom Sarah Chalke, knows first hand what it’s like to have a baby with colic and she’s partnered with Philips Avents to help educate moms. Check out what she has to say:
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Philips Avent via Momtrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Philips Avent or Momtrends.