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Babies"R"Us Infant Feeding Guide - Keeping Baby ContentHow to Shop for Car Seats
1. breastfeed, bottle-feed or both If you choose to breastfeed, you'll want to start by picking the right pump and accessories for your needs. Breastfeeding moms often pump and bottle-feed, which also lets dad share the experience.
2. pick a bottle type & brand Think reusable or disposable! Reusable bottles come in glass or BPA-free plastic. Disposable options feature bottles with toss-away liners for quick & easy cleanup. As for brands, each has its own distinct features and design. Refer to flip books on the feeding wall for details.
3. choose a bottle shape Standard, wide or angled? Standard are easy to fill. Wide-shaped feel the most natural... more like mom (great if you plan to breast- & bottle-feed). Opt for angled bottles for semi-upright feeding.
4. select a size & nipple flow Base these choices on the age & stage of your baby. 4- to 6-oz. bottles and slow-flow nipples are perfect for newborns. 8- to 9-oz. bottles and medium- to fast-flow nipples are ideal for growing appetites. Stock up on both before baby arrives.
What to Look For? Baby bottles... we've got them all! Use these examples of bottle type, brand and shape to help you pick the perfect one for your baby!
internal venting system* (as shown) channels air to bypass the milk to prevent vacuum buildup. easy-to-fill traditional design.
available in glass and BPA-free plastic.
on-the-go convenience with pre-sterilized 'toss-away' liners.
liners collapse as baby feeds ensuring a consistent flow of milk while preventing air from entering the system.
most natural shape... more like mom.
vented nipple* (as shown) helps prevent nipple from collapsing when feeding.
wide bottles feature wide nipples - promoting proper latch-on... great if you plan to breast- and bottle-feed.
angled shape keeps nipple filled with liquid to reduce air-intake.
unique design allows semi-upright feeding.
bottom venting* (as shown) prevents air from mixing with milk/formula.
removable bottom cap (as shown) for easy cleaning.
*what in the world's a venting system? A venting system helps reduce a baby's discomfort due to colic and gas. Depending upon the brand, the vents can appear in the nipple, the bottle or as an internal system. Vents allow air into the bottle while preventing vacuum buildup, which enables babies to drink without breaking their feeding rhythm.Do I need a breastpump?If breastfeeding is for you, you may want a little help along the way, starting with a breastpump. Your nursing frequency will help you decide upon the type of pump you'll need.
If you're working full time or pump daily to store for a caregiver or for later use, opt for a top-grade, double-electric breastpump. Its level of suction & speed offers great efficiency-providing more milk in less time. Plus, these pumps offer optimal durability to withstand extended use.
If you're working part time, generally require less frequent use, or find that speed is not of primary importance, you can opt for a single- or double-electric breastpump designed specifically for occasional use.
now & then
If you pump on an infrequent basis or would like a great back-up option, then choose a manual breastpump. With no setup required - these pumps are an affordable alternative to electric breastpumps.
Forget Me NotsThe little essentials that will make a big difference!
clean itShop for a bottle brush to clean all those hard-to-reach places... and a drying rack to air-dry and organize!
sterilize itChoose from electric and microwave sterilizers to use after washing, so you can keep baby's bottles and nipples bacteria-free!
warm itPick your bottle warmer for a quick, easy and safe way to evenly warm baby's milk.
serve itPrepare perfect portions when you're on the move with a handy formula dispenser.
Infant Feeding ChecklistUse this checklist to help identify the necessities and accessories you'll need to keep baby well-fed and content.