Originally Posted On: October 3, 2015 By JasonMama
Newborns are happy to have you hold the bottle for them. As your baby grown, he or she will start to show their independence and likely begin to hold the bottle himself or herself during feeding. When this happens, get ready for dropped bottles, as bottles are big round and heavy for tiny hands to learn to grasp.
Baby bottles generally come in two sizes:
- Small: 4 or 5 ounces
- Large: 8, 9 or 10 ounces
Infants and preemies will need smaller sizes due to their smaller tummies, where larger babies with larger tummies are ready for larger sizes. Babies vary their feeding intake based on their growth rate and feeding frequency. Here’s a general loose feeding guide for fluid measurement.
- Newborn – 1.5-3 ounces every meal
- 2 months – 4-5 ounces every meal
- 4 months – 4-6 ounces every meal
- 4 months – 6-8 ounces every meal
Many mom’s recommend feeding a baby smaller meals more frequently during the day to prevent bloating, (4 ounces will do it).
Parents on a budget: If you are looking to save money, consider purchasing a Sippy Nipple. Sippy Nipples convert your used water bottles into baby bottles, so you can choose to save and recycle or dispose of older bottles at will.
Some baby bottles are comprised of up to 6 different parts or more that need to be cleaned and can easily get lost, rendering the whole bottle useless. Looking for baby bottle pieces with a crying young one in the other arm can drive any mom crazy. The more parts a baby bottle has, the greater the possibility of spills and leaks to leak. Again, Sippy Nipple is the solution – it’s built with just two simple easily washable parts that snap on to any clean water bottle you have around the house. No spills or leaks. Problem Solved!