Different Types of Feeding Bottles

Different Types of Feeding Bottles

No matter how prepared we think we are as parents, it’s always an interesting ride full of twists and turns.

Being a mother means many responsibilities. While small things can cause big problems at the same time paying attention to small things can make life easier.

When we talk about children, the first thing that comes to our mind is their diet. And feeding means milk that can be given directly from the mother's breast or through a feeder.

A feeder is an important necessity whether the baby is breastfed or formula fed. Feeders make life easier for us and our babies too. There are many feeding bottles available in the market.

The most commonly used feeders are plastic and glass. There are wide varieties of them. They are easily available in every color and every size. Now let's share some details about them.

  • Plastic bottle
    This is the most common type of feeder, which is often used by mothers around the world. Every mother should be very careful while buying them and should have basic knowledge of plastic to distinguish between good and bad plastic, and always must buy good brands and good quality feeders. You can be sure that it is made up of new plastic. Just as clothes are bought according to the height and size of the children, the size of the feeding bottle should also be according to the age and appetite of the children.

Some of the Roots Natural plastic bottles using highest quality plastic: 



  • Glass Bottles
    Glass bottles are also available in the market but they are usually found in big stores. Like plastic, glass feeders are available in all sizes. Most glass feeders come with silicone grips to prevent them from slipping out of the baby's or mother's hands.

Some of the Roots Natural glass bottles using hardening technology:



  • Sizes:

Small size (newborn size)
It is the smallest and the newborn size. It is about 60 to 100 milliliters (2-3 oz) and is the best choice for newborns because the size of the nipple depends on the size of the feeder and the flow of milk. It can be used comfortably from birth to 4 months of age.



Medium size (Infant size)
It is medium in size and very suitable for infants. They are 180 to 250 ml (6-8 oz) in size. It is suitable for 4 months to a 1-year-old baby.



Large size (grown-up kid)
This is the largest size. And great for older kids. They are above 300 ml (10 oz) in size and can be given to children aged 10 months to 2.3 years.



While everything has some advantages, it also has some disadvantages. Such plastic bottles also have both advantages and disadvantages. Let's have a look.


The most significant advantage of plastic bottle is that it is available at a very reasonable price. These are easily found everywhere. They are very light in weight, their weight does not fall on the face of the child and it does not break. Hand wash them. Dishwash. Both can be done.


Recycled materials are also used in low-quality plastic bottles. While new plastic feeders should be taken for children. The biggest problem with the plastic bottle is BPA (BPA stands for bisphenol A, an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1950s), which has very harmful effects on the health of the child. Hot solutions cannot be added to them. And there is also a fear of spoiling or smelly milk. Small scratches that commonly occur in plastic are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria to grow. And sterilizing is also difficult.

But all Root Natural products are made from the best and newest plastic and are 100% BPA-FREE.


They are completely chemical-free. and there are no concerns about BPA. Glass bottles are also very easy to clean as they are transparent so it is easy to see if it has been cleaned well or not. Can be washed with warm water. It is also very easy to sterilize by boiling or steaming. The taste and aroma of milk are not spoiled.


They are more expensive than plastic bottles. And not available in every small shop. They are too heavy, which puts weight on the baby's face. And it is a bit difficult for infants to handle. Although they are made of very good glass, the chances of breaking are high, especially when children try to walk. Not every brand makes glass bottles, so they still don't have a lot of variety.

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