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OCTOBER 25, 2017

what to look for when buying bottles

If you’re planning to bottle feed your baby then you’ll need to get stocked up on bottles and teats. Simple, right? Well not always! Some babies take to a particular type of bottle and teat and outright refuse others. What’s more, introducing a bottle to a breastfed baby can be tricky. Here’s what to look for when buying bottles and why yoomi stands out from the crowd:

The air vents – these come in different shapes and flows. A slow-flow teat is preferable when combination feeding as your baby needs to actively suck to get the milk. Specialist teats can also be found and may be slanted to suit baby’s palate and gums.

The yoomi teat is made from super soft silicone and has a natural breast shape to promote easy latch-on and transitioning. Unlike other teats, when yoomi is used with the warmer, the teat oozes gentle warmth, providing a feeding experience most similar to the breast.

The air vents – look out for bottles with a good venting system to reduce the air that flows back into the bottle as this can lead to colic.

With 6 air vents to reduce colic rather than the standard 1 or 2, yoomi is designed to be one of the best vented bottles on the market.

The material – you’ll find bottles made from glass, silicone, and plastic. Plastic bottles are lightweight and unbreakable, but make sure they are BPA free. Glass bottles are not ideal for travel and are easily breakable. Some glass bottles come with a silicone sleeve for protection.

Yoomi uses premium Grade 5 plastic and the entire range is BPA free.

We’ve broken down the different types of bottles on the market and evaluated their pros and cons...