When I was a new mom, sadly, I had to bottle feed from the start. I obsessively researched baby bottles before my daughter arrived.
I ruled out plastic from day 1 for various reasons. The other 2 options were glass and steel. Glass is too easily breakable, and then, when I found these amazeballs Pura Kiki stainless steel bottles, it was a no-brainer choice.
These are available in 2 sizes (5 oz and 11 oz). Their only drawback is that I did not love the nipples they came with (maybe they have improved the design since). However, you can switch nipples out with a bunch of other brands, including Dr. Brown’s wide neck, Thinkbaby, and Pigeon silicone nipples. These bottles are amazing for various reasons:
- They are super light and easy to heat up or cool down, being metallic. just hold them under hot or cold water in a pinch!
- They grow with your baby. When your baby is old enough to transition to a sippy or a straw cup, you can simply buy the attachments (straws or sippy spouts) to transition them. You can also get the attachments to transform them into snack cups or water bottles!
- Unlimited longevity: Unlike plastic bottles that you ideally *should* replace in a few months because of breakdown and increased potential leaching of plasticizers, these bottles can be passed down forever. My original bottles are with my brother and a friend. When their kids are done with them, they can resell them or pass them down to someone else. All the new owner has to do is just buy new nipples/sprouts/straws. I did not realize these can also be transitioned to regular water bottles for older kids, or I would not have given all of mine away!
If you have a Pura Kiki bottle, tell us about it in the comments!