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Baby bottle recs needed...

medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
I've had it with those Medela bottles that leak every time we use them. I find the Avent bottles a little big for my baby to hold up. We're just doing water right now but I plan to start strongly encouraging my baby to drink soy milk (she has a milk allergy). I can't continue to nurse on demand anymore. My baby will be 1 in three days and she's still wearing 6-9 months. Plus, I want her focus to be on food now, not me.

Any suggestions for starter bottles? Thanks!

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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    I don't have any other bottle recommedations, when I leave Abram with my husband we just use the Medela bottles that came with my pump. Are you averse to going straight to a cup? I started Sol with a sippy cup for water when he started solids and I've done the same with Abe. I like the Playtex ones that don't leak. I got the "beginner" ones for Abram that have handles on the sides because he was having a hard time holding Sol's cups.

    I think it was geeky who once posted she only used bottles for pumped breastmilk, so she didn't have to wean twice (once from the breast and later from the bottle). I've followed this philosophy and it's worked well for us so far.
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  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    With Sandhya used the Evenflo glass ones and then went to the Avent sippy cups.

    With Karan, who took a bottle for a lot longer, we had used the Playtex Ventaire bottles. We had good luck with those, but then the BPA ban happened in Canada and they were all recalled. I haven't been in the baby aisle for a while now but I believe there is a BPA free version of them now.
  • SigiSigi Posts: 2,379Registered Users
    Have you seen the Nuby sippy cups? That's what we used to introduce Soren to cups, skipped bottles all together.

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  • deezee02deezee02 Posts: 1,509Registered Users
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    NUK cups where perfect for Callie. They are smaller (5 oz) and have handles and are pretty small.

    Although she was picky about the spout, she does not like the clear spout, only the colored ones.

    I got them at Target, Meijer and Kroger.
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  • geminigemini Posts: 3,325Registered Users
    Sigi wrote: »
    Have you seen the Nuby sippy cups? That's what we used to introduce Soren to cups, skipped bottles all together.

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    These were what Elise used to transition to sippy cups too. I second the recommendation :)
  • deezee02deezee02 Posts: 1,509Registered Users
    gemini wrote: »
    Sigi wrote: »
    Have you seen the Nuby sippy cups? That's what we used to introduce Soren to cups, skipped bottles all together.

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    These were what Elise used to transition to sippy cups too. I second the recommendation :)

    See, I thought those were HUGE. Steven never got the hang of them.
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  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    deezee02 wrote: »
    gemini wrote: »
    Sigi wrote: »
    Have you seen the Nuby sippy cups? That's what we used to introduce Soren to cups, skipped bottles all together.

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    These were what Elise used to transition to sippy cups too. I second the recommendation :)

    See, I thought those were HUGE. Steven never got the hang of them.

    Ditto. Sandhya could never fit her mouth comfortably around the spout. She still can't.
  • cosmicflycosmicfly Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    My kids all eventually used regular Evenflo bottles. They are BPA free and are skinny, so they are easy to hold. I never had trouble with leakage with them.

    Aidan still drinks a bottle of milk before bed (although he uses a regular cup all the rest of the time). I probably weaned him too soon, he really looks forward to it.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I wouldn't get a 1 year old hooked on bottles. I'd just go to sippy cups. There are many designs out there...try a few and see which one she likes.

    (Didn't you just have that baby?:scratch: No way is she one already...)
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    I'd go straight to cups too. I weaned #1 at 10mo and #2 at 8mo. Seems easier to wean them before they get to attached to the bottle. #2 like the Nubby cups a lot and they were cheap and easy to clean and replace.
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  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I would start trying to find a sippy that she will take now. If you really want bottles, we use the Dr. Brown's bottles. Bash just started holding his own bottle when I switched him to the 4 oz ones rather than the 8 oz. He now can sort of hold the bigger one as well.

    How much is she weighing these days? You know that I know all about wee tiny people.
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  • OperaDivaOperaDiva Posts: 354Registered Users
    I agree that I'd try to do sippy cups rather than bottles. My almost 10 month old won't take bottles, but will occasionally do a sippy cup.

    Just wondering, why soy milk? There are some other milk alternatives out there that are much tastier and don't have the estrogen issue that soy has. I especially like Almond milk and Oat milk, I get the unsweetened kind and add a teensy bit of Agave nectar if I want it sweeter.
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    Definitely sippy & yeah, I can't believe she's one already!
    now it's time to get some new smashing bras!
    
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  • curly_keltiecurly_keltie Posts: 791Registered Users
    I agree with the previous posters who said to skip the bottle.

    With DS, the community health nurse recommended a straw sippy because it helped with....I can't remember exactly what. We used the Rubbermaid Reusable Kids Juice Box.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    DarkAngel wrote: »
    How much is she weighing these days? You know that I know all about wee tiny people.

    At 6 1/2 month she weighed 15.5 lbs. At 10 months she weighed 15.5 lbs. I weighed her at home about a week ago and she was about 16 pounds. I wonder if it has to do with her allergies? It also doesn't help that she's still nursing on demand and has very little interest in eating food for nourishment. She snacks on stuff, but she's still getting most of her calories and fat from breastmilk.
    OperaDiva wrote: »
    Just wondering, why soy milk? There are some other milk alternatives out there that are much tastier and don't have the estrogen issue that soy has. I especially like Almond milk and Oat milk, I get the unsweetened kind and add a teensy bit of Agave nectar if I want it sweeter.

    I'm working on this. :) Next up is Almond milk.

    As far as sippy cups, I got the Nuby but the spout is too big for her mouth. Thanks for the suggestions. I will keep trying.

    RCW, yes Maddie will be 1 on Thursday. I need to find a way to make a dairy free cake with frosting for her.
  • mad scientistmad scientist Posts: 3,530Registered Users
    medussa wrote: »
    RCW, yes Maddie will be 1 on Thursday. I need to find a way to make a dairy free cake with frosting for her.

    happy birthday sweet girl!

    Have you heard of Cherrybrook Farms boxed cake mixes? They are totally free of the 9 main allergens. Its may seem like overkill for just a milk allergy, but they are very tasty and easy to make. If you can use Earth Balance margarine, you can make frosting.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    I agree with the previous posters who said to skip the bottle.

    With DS, the community health nurse recommended a straw sippy because it helped with....I can't remember exactly what. We used the Rubbermaid Reusable Kids Juice Box.

    We actually have this! I'll give it a try tomorrow. Thank you!
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    medussa wrote: »
    RCW, yes Maddie will be 1 on Thursday. I need to find a way to make a dairy free cake with frosting for her.

    happy birthday sweet girl!

    Have you heard of Cherrybrook Farms boxed cake mixes? They are totally free of the 9 main allergens. Its may seem like overkill for just a milk allergy, but they are very tasty and easy to make. If you can use Earth Balance margarine, you can make frosting.

    Thanks. I was planning on going to my local health food store. I'm hoping I can find something good there. I'll keep an eye out for the Cherrybrook Farms mix.
  • realisticrealistic Posts: 2,222Registered Users
    With Sandhya used the Evenflo glass ones and then went to the Avent sippy cups.

    With Karan, who took a bottle for a lot longer, we had used the Playtex Ventaire bottles. We had good luck with those, but then the BPA ban happened in Canada and they were all recalled. I haven't been in the baby aisle for a while now but I believe there is a BPA free version of them now.

    Sorry to guano, but were these a pain at all? I would imagine they would break upon hitting the ground/floor?
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  • cosmicflycosmicfly Posts: 1,814Registered Users
    realistic wrote: »
    With Sandhya used the Evenflo glass ones and then went to the Avent sippy cups.

    With Karan, who took a bottle for a lot longer, we had used the Playtex Ventaire bottles. We had good luck with those, but then the BPA ban happened in Canada and they were all recalled. I haven't been in the baby aisle for a while now but I believe there is a BPA free version of them now.

    Sorry to guano, but were these a pain at all? I would imagine they would break upon hitting the ground/floor?

    I switched to plastic once they had throwing ability. The Evenflo bottles are inexpensive, buying a second set was no big deal.
  • deezee02deezee02 Posts: 1,509Registered Users
    medussa wrote: »
    medussa wrote: »
    RCW, yes Maddie will be 1 on Thursday. I need to find a way to make a dairy free cake with frosting for her.

    happy birthday sweet girl!

    Have you heard of Cherrybrook Farms boxed cake mixes? They are totally free of the 9 main allergens. Its may seem like overkill for just a milk allergy, but they are very tasty and easy to make. If you can use Earth Balance margarine, you can make frosting.

    Thanks. I was planning on going to my local health food store. I'm hoping I can find something good there. I'll keep an eye out for the Cherrybrook Farms mix.

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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    medussa wrote: »
    It also doesn't help that she's still nursing on demand and has very little interest in eating food for nourishment. She snacks on stuff, but she's still getting most of her calories and fat from breastmilk.

    Actually, it does help. Your breastmilk is still the perfect food for her, and more calorie- and nutrient-dense than most anything else she can eat. So if she knows she needs to keep her weight on and try to gain, that may be why she's showing a preference for nursing over solids. Of course if you want her to eat more and nurse less, you can try to encourge her to eat calorie-dense foods.
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  • poisonivypoisonivy Posts: 1,551Registered Users
    Sigi wrote: »
    Have you seen the Nuby sippy cups? That's what we used to introduce Soren to cups, skipped bottles all together.

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    You have a kid named Soren? One of my good friends has a kid named Soren. Very unusual name! Sorry to guano.