When it comes to new parents, questions about how to raise your child are as abundant as grains of sand on the seashore. Luckily, there are people who have been there and are willing to give you any advice you may need or answer any questions you may have. Often times, baby bottles can be a point of confusion for parents. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.Require more information click here.
What kind of bottle should I use?
There are several types of bottles out there with a variety of different intended purposes. For example, angle-neck bottles allow for more formula to enter the neck and nipple of the bottle, restricting unnecessary air pockets from gathering inside your baby’s tummy. Wide bottles, on the other hand, are designed to feel more breast like and are therefore good for weaning children off of breastfeeding in favor of bottle feeding. As a parent, you should decide what you are trying to accomplish with your child and choose the bottle accordingly. For regular feeding and simple, everyday use, though, you may want to consider the standard baby bottle.
Should I sterilize the bottle?
With the modern day and age that we live in, sterilizing has taken somewhat of a backseat when it comes to regular cleaning. That’s no excuse to stop sterilizing, though. You just don’t have to do it as often as you would have had to twenty or thirty years ago. It’s recommended that you sterilize you baby’s bottle every three to five times you use it. Washing your bottle with soap and warm water is good and will clean it thoroughly, but you want to make sure you get a good sterilization in every once in a while.
Do I need to warm my baby’s bottle?
A common misconception among new parents is the idea that you need to serve your baby warm milk or formulas. This is not the case. In actuality, there really is no medically proven reason to heat your bottles before giving them to you child. Now it’s true that some babies may prefer warm bottles, but most are willing to accept anything from lukewarm to cold. However, if you do choose to opt in for warming you baby’s bottles be sure to shake it thoroughly after it’s been heated. You may also want to test a few drops of your wrist to ensure a proper temperature for your little one.
Is it okay for my baby to spit up?
Yes! It is one hundred percent okay for your baby to spit up. Some babies will spit up regardless of what type of bottle you choose to use or formula you feed them. Most, though, will outgrow this by the time they turn one. To prevent unnecessary spitting up, though, never jostle a baby directly after feeding. This can cause their little tummies to become upset. Also, do you best to keep the nipple filled with formulas rather than air since this can cause an upset stomach as well. Finally, don’t overfeed your child. If they don’t feel like they can finish the bottle, don’t force them to do so.
Baby bottles don’t have to be a source of stress or confusion anymore. There are plenty of people out there to help you through any tough time or challenges you may encounter on your journey as parents. Remember that certain bottles have different uses and sterilizing your baby bottles is good, but doesn’t have to be done after each use. Warming a bottle may be preferred, but is unnecessary and spit up is just a natural process for babies.