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Best Baby Bottles

If you’re going to feed using formula, combine breast and formula, or offer expressed milk, you’ll need a bottle. 

There are all kinds of baby bottles and it’ll be a bit of trial and error to find the right one for your baby. 

If you’re breastfeeding it’s best to leave introducing bottles until around 6 weeks as it can cause nipple confusion. And if you do start to use bottles look for ones that copy the shape, feel and flow of boobs. 

Nearly all newborn bottles come with the slowest flowing teat but you can swap them to get a faster flow. If you’ve got a very windy or colicky baby then a slower teat can help or check out anti-colic bottles. If you’re on a budget then buy one or two bottles at a time to check they suit your baby. 

You’ve got to find the baby bottle that works for you but we know other mums often come up trumps with recommendations. So we asked our 70,000+ strong community for their top picks. 

Your top 5 Baby Bottles picks...

1. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature® Baby Bottles*

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Price: Around £15 for 6 

What you need to know: 

  • Designed to mimic the shape and feel of your boobs 

Best bits:

  • Flexible teat to encourage an easier latch 
  • Anti-colic valve in the teat
  • BPA-free

Any downsides? 

  • If you’ve got a real chomper they may struggle with the very soft teats

Shop: Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature® Baby Bottles*

2. MAM Easy Start Self Sterilising Anti-Colic Baby Bottle*

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Price: Around £10 for 2 

What you need to know:

  • Anti-colic baby stops your baby from swallowing air so less colicky symptoms

Best bits:

  • No need for a separate steriliser as the MAM bottle self-sterilises in the microwave
  • Silicone teats designed to feel like skin
  • BPS and BPA-free

Any downsides? 

  • Some parents say they can be a bit drippy 

Shop: MAM Easy Start Self Sterilising Anti-Colic Baby Bottle*

3. NUK First Choice+ Baby Bottles

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Price: Around £16 for 4 

What you need to know:

  • Baby bottle with clever features including orthodontic shaped teat that moulds gently to your baby's mouth

Best bits:

  • Built-in temperature control indicator shows when milk is too hot
  • Anti-colic vent 
  • A wide neck makes it easy to fill and clean 

Any downsides? 

  • Dishwashing can discolour these bottles 

Shop: NUK First Choice+ Baby Bottles*

4. Dr Brown's Options+ Anti-Colic Baby Bottles*

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Price: Around £19 for 4 

What you need to know:

  • The anti-colic vent system in these bottles is clinically proven to reduce colic 

Best bits:

  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Totally air free feeding so a good option if you have a colicky/refluxy baby 

Any downsides? 

  • Fiddly to clean 

Shop: Dr Brown's Options+ Anti-Colic Baby Bottles*

4. Philips Avent Natural Feeding Bottle*

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Price: Around £20 for 3 

What you need to know:

  • Bottle with natural feeding teat - makes it easier to combine breast and bottle feeding

Best bits:

  • BPA free
  • Anti-colic valve 
  • No fiddly parts to clean

Any downsides? 

  • Some parents say the teats tend to collapse

Shop: Philips Avent Natural Feeding Bottle*

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