There are all kinds of bottles on the market, At ordinary times we may not pay attention to this knowledge, However, when it comes to choosing bottles, mothers may find it difficult to choose for a while. Not only should bottles be hygienic and of good quality, but now some specially designed bottles can also be convenient to use and clean and reduce the gas inhaled by babies. Here are some problems that need to be paid attention to when choosing bottles. When did what start using bottles? First of all, I would like to emphasize one point. Breastfeeding is very important. If the mother does not have difficulty feeding, Six months before birth, Doctors recommend that babies only drink breast milk. However, Nowadays, few mothers can accompany their babies all the time. Mothers may also go out occasionally, And will have to return to work in the future, In this way, breast milk will be fed with bottles. In foreign countries, Many mothers will try to breast-feed their babies with bottles early on, In this way, if you need to go out and leave the baby to the elderly, The baby can drink breast milk from the bottle. After the mother has personally fed the baby for 4 to 6 weeks, You can start to try bottle feeding. At this time, you will start to bottle your baby’s breast milk two or three times a week. Babies are not easy to form nipple confusion, At the same time, Bottles can also be a source of food. The process of trying to use bottles for babies should be gradual: The flow rate of the bottle is more uniform, and the baby may not be so laborious to eat, but if the baby shows that he prefers to use the bottle than the nipple, then the next 1-2 weeks can reduce the number of times he uses the bottle, so as not to dislike the nipple instead. Note that the bottle feeding here does not mean cutting off breast milk. How to choose the right bottle at the beginning? 1. Seeking Experience Only by letting children really try it, You just know what kind of bottles they like. You can ask your friends who have become mothers for advice. Let them give you three choices, Buy one of the same, Give it a try to all the babies. 2. Although the bigger babies eat very little when they are just born, But their appetite will soon increase, You can directly buy a slightly larger bottle. 3. Prevent flatulence if the baby inhales too much gas, May spit milk, milk hiccups. Anyway, if the baby finally finds out the problem of abdominal flatulence, It is still necessary to consider using bottles with bubble reduction function, so as an [entry-level] option, it is recommended to purchase such bottles from the beginning. For example, the following three kinds of bottles can prevent excessive bubbles: wash-free inner container bottles (using disposable inner bags of bottles); A feeding bottle with an exhaust device; Elbow bottle. 4. Accessories Compatibility One experience is that, If mom is going to use a breast pump later, You can buy bottles of the same brand as breast pump. In this way, the sucked milk can be poured directly into the bottle. Can wash one less thing. 5. No BPA. If you choose a bottle for your second child, A new bottle should be bought for him. Most of the old bottles are added with BPA (bisphenol A). Because of multiple heats or scratches, It may be released. BPA has toxic effects on the brain and reproductive organs, But in recent years, Most bottle manufacturers no longer add this chemical. If the plastic classification number on the old bottle is No.7, that is, [other classes], Usually refers to polycarbonate (PC), BPA is release, Please stop using it. When you select a bottle, You can pay attention to whether the packaging is marked with the words [BPA-free] [BPA-free] or [BPA Free]. Basic knowledge of feeding bottles 1. Pacifiers the specifications of pacifiers used by babies at different stages are also different. If the baby’s pacifier needs to be upgraded, Or the nipple is broken, discolored or thinned, It should be replaced in time. Silicone pacifiers are tough, Latex is softer but not durable. 2. Shape Some bottles have straight bodies. Some are streamlined, Some are wider. Bottles with wide bottlenecks are easier to clean. 3. Characteristics of Reducing Bubbles Choose bottles that can reduce bubbles. Such as elbow bottles and bottles with exhaust devices. Minimize bubbles in milk, Limit the amount of air a baby can inhale, Reduce abdominal flatulence and spitting milk. Although the specific cause of infant colic is not yet known, abdominal flatulence may cause infant colic. 4. Material If you want to buy a strong and environmentally friendly bottle, you can consider plastic bottles, glass bottles and stainless steel bottles that do not contain BPA. Children always cry when using bottles. Do you want to change them? It may be necessary to change the bottle, However, the following situations should be considered comprehensively. 1. Bottle flow rate pacifiers are generally marked with which age group is suitable for babies. The pacifiers usually given to newborns are called 1-stage pacifiers. The larger the number of segments, the larger the hole in the nipple. If the baby sucks very hard, even the nipple twists a circle and looks very uncomfortable, it may be necessary to change the nipple with a larger hole to make the milk flow faster. Of course, if the flow rate of milk in the bottle is too fast, It spilled out of the baby’s mouth, Babies may choke on milk, Change a nipple with a slightly smaller hole. 2. Inhaling gas Inhaling gas can also cause babies to cry. In some cases, The baby’s inhalation of gas may be due to the wrong posture of the bottle or the unreasonable design of the bottle itself. To reduce this situation, You can hold the baby, Raise his head as high as possible, Make sure the nipple is full of milk. If the baby sucks loudly, It may also indicate that he inhaled too much air. Anyway, If the baby starts burping, Feeding should be stopped until the baby no longer hiccups. However, if the baby continues to hiccups for 5-10 minutes, you can try to feed a little more, which may help stop hiccups. 3. Other things that may also be that the baby does not like the taste of milk, such as eating garlic or onions and other irritating odors, may affect the taste of your milk; Either he doesn’t like the formula, or he isn’t hungry at all, or even because you forgot to change his diaper. If you’ve ruled out these conditions, he still cries when feeding the baby, and you’ve definitely ruled out other diseases (such as thrush), try changing a bottle. Can you keep the milk after drinking it all at once? Don’t pour out the milk in the bottle immediately. Cover the bottle tightly at room temperature. Just a minute, See if the baby is hungry. If in an hour, Babies still don’t want to drink milk, they should pour it out. Bacteria can be transferred from the baby’s mouth to the bottle. If the bottle is left at room temperature for more than an hour, the bacteria will multiply rapidly. Even if the bottle is put in the refrigerator, the bacteria will multiply. To avoid waste, milk can be split into small bottles for later use. How to clean the bottle? When the bottle is used for the first time, Boil the new bottle and nipple in boiling water for 5 minutes, then thoroughly clean with hot water. Clean every small corner of the bottle with a small brush, then dry the bottle and related small parts thoroughly, using a bottle dryer. If you want to store it before it is completely dried, dry it with a soft cloth or paper towel. Is the bottle harmful to your baby’s teeth? Proper use of bottles will not damage children’s teeth, However, incorrect posture may cause the baby’s upper teeth to protrude. The correct feeding method is, Keep the nipple or nipple perpendicular to the baby’s front teeth as far as possible. There is also dental caries. Frequent contact with sugary drinks, It is easy to cause dental caries. For small babies, sugary drinks are of course milk (including formula milk and breast milk). It is suggested that after the baby’s deciduous teeth erupt, he should not sleep with milk or nurse frequently at night. Although it is not a hard and fast rule to stop nursing at night, he must do a good job of oral cleaning after feeding.