Breastmilk, formula, a bit of both? Regardless of how you plan to feed, you will be in need of some bottles! We’ve searched far and wide to put together our best baby bottles for 2022.

Featuring some of the most trusted brands in Australia including RochiLou, b.box, Cherub Baby, Tommee Tippee and more, we’ve got the goods on glass, silicone, stainless steel, anti-colic teats, plus our top tips for buying baby bottles.

Even if you are exclusively breastfeeding, it doesn’t hurt to have a bottle or two on hand, just in case. Every mumma needs a break from the constant demands of feeding and it’s great to be able to offer bub a bottle from time to time.

Buying Baby Bottles? Our Top Tips: 

Try one, then buy more

Always buy just one bottle of a particular brand or type before committing to kitting out your bottle collection. The last thing you want is a dozen bottles of one type and your baby decides to refuse them.

How many bottles? 

If you’re exclusively bottle feeding, around 8 to 10 bottles in the rotation is a good number. If you’re mostly breastfeeding, 3 to 4 is a great number to have on hand.

Flow matters

Pay attention to the flow number on the teat. The smaller the number, the smaller the flow! There are also different teat materials – silicone is firm and durable while latex is softer but doesn’t last as long. There are also anti-colic teats that may reduce gas and spit-up—which, in turn, can help eliminate fussiness.

What material?

Baby bottles come in a number of different materials:

  • BPA-free plastic bottles are lightweight and mean the BPA won’t leech into the contents through microwaving etcbut may need to be replaced more often.
  • Glass is durable and heavier while food-grade silicone bottles are lightweight, flexible, and made without BPA.
  • Stainless steel baby bottles are also durable and come without toxins but tend to be more expensive.
  • PPSU is a new material for the production of baby bottles and comes with the durability of glass but without breakability.

Our top picks for best baby bottles 2022

b.box PPSU Baby Bottles

Price: $19.95 (for 240ml)
Where to buy: b.box

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If you’re after a PPSU bottle, then our top pick is the b.box range. Their PPSU bottles come in a 240ml and 180ml option and are made from long-lasting, medical-grade PPSU (polyphenylsulfone). They can be washed by hand and sterilised, are dishwasher-safe, and are ideal for frequent use. PPSU is ideal for bottles because it’s break-resistant and won’t ever go cloudy as some other plastic bottles might.

b.box PPSU baby bottles also feature anti-colic silicone teats designed to assist natural feeding and encourage easy attachment. They’ve also got a ribbed ring for easy grip when twisting on and off and a ledge on the cap to support easy click-off removal.

Another great thing about the b.box PPSU baby bottles is that they feature a unique oval shape to prevent them from rolling (especially under the couch!), Nothing worse than discovering a half-empty bottle of milk five days later.

There are three teat sizes available and non-slip handles are also available to support self-feeding and encourage independence as baby grows. You can add on handles for self-led drinking down the road too.


Nanobébé Flexy Silicone Bottle

Price: $19.49
Where to buy: RochiLou

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If it’s a silicone baby bottle you want, then nanobébé is our top pick. The brand new award-winning Flexy Silicone Baby Bottle comes with an advanced triple-vented anti-colic silicone teat with 3 anti-colic vents and a non-collapsible design, so baby keeps the perfect latch.

You should feel the teat too – it feels just like a breast, great for a smooth breast-to-bottle transition without the worry of nipple confusion. It also comes with a stable, non-tipping base to avoid spillage and an easy-to-read volume scale, perfect for late-night bottle prepping!

It’s made with naturally hygienic, food-grade silicone that’s BPA-free, phthalate-free, lead-free, and PVC-free and is designed to go from newborn to toddlerhood with the Flexy Bottle Handles (sold separately and available from August 2022). Available in four fun colours, the Flexy is also easy to clean, dishwasher and microwave safe.

READER OFFER: 
OFFER: 15% off entire Nanobébé collection 
CODE: MUMCENTRALBOTTLE 
EXPIRY: 31.12.2022


Cherub Baby Glass & Silicone Bottles & Straw Cups

Price: $19.99
Where to buy: Cherub Baby 

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If you’re looking for a glass bottle without the breakage, the Cherub Baby glass and silicone bottle is your perfect option. It’s made of glass but comes with a patented silicone sleeve with built-in shock absorbers that help protect it when bumped or dropped. It even comes with a bottle drop guarantee!

There are a few really cool features about this bottle. The first thing is the sleeve. Not only does it protect the bottle, but it also provides a tactile surface for bub to grip AND it turns white if the liquid in the bottle is too hot to feed baby.

Another cool thing is that the Cherub Baby bottle range converts from a bottle to a non-spill sippy cup, straw cup, and glass food storage – that’s four different products in one!

The Cherub Baby bottles are made from the highest quality borosilicate glass, are freezer, microwave, dishwasher, steriliser and boil safe. You can confidently pour in boiling water and even transfer it straight to the freezer.

READER OFFER:
OFFER: 20% off entire Cherub Baby Drink collection
CODE: MUMCENTRALBOTTLE 
EXPIRY: 31 December 2022


Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle

Price: $11.95
Where to buy: Tommee Tippee

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We’ve sung the praises of the Tommee Tippee baby bottle range in the past and their Closer to Nature Baby Bottles are a favourite among parents everywhere. They come with a guaranteed acceptance* plus an anti-colic valve to make feeding easier for everyone.

They’ve won several awards, are BPA-free and are come with the most breast-like teat ever made. The bottle flexes like mum, feels like mum and is exactly what babies need. If you’re looking to transition from breast to bottle, then Closer to Nature is an excellent option.

Closer to Nature baby bottles are available in a wide range of sizes, colours and decorations and their teats are available in a range of flow rates too, so the milk can flow faster as your baby gets hungrier!


Nanobébé Breastmilk Bottle

Price: $17.99
Where to buy: RochiLou

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For the best bottle for express feeding, you have got to try the Nanobébé Breastmilk Bottle. It’s the first feeding bottle designed to protect precious breastmilk nutrients!

How?? Thanks to its unique geometry and increased surface area, the bottle cools quickly, reducing bacterial growth and warms quickly at safe temperatures, so you can promptly feed your hungry baby without exposing breastmilk to nutrient-damaging temperatures. In fact, the Nanobébé bottle warms up 2-3 times faster than standard bottles.

It also includes a breast-pump adaptor which means you can express breastmilk directly into the bottle, and then store it in the freezer or fridge. And another smart feature? The bottles are stackable which helps track pumping order and saves storage space. Finally, Nanobébé’s innovative breast-like shape allows your baby to hold it on their own and self-feed from a much younger age. MAGIC!

READER OFFER: 
OFFER: 15% off entire Nanobébé collection 
CODE: MUMCENTRALBOTTLE 
EXPIRY: 31 December 2022


Lion & Lady Stainless Steel Feeding Bottle

Price: $29.95
Where to buy: Lion & Lady

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If you’re after a stainless steel baby bottle Lion & Lady is your leading lady! The Lion & Lady Feeding Bottle is designed to be practical, eco-friendly, sustainable and, big plus – it heats faster than plastic in hot water

Made from 100% food-grade stainless steel, this bottle is built tough, even after hundreds of sterilisations and feeds. It also comes with a flexible design, is freezable and accommodates any universal wide-neck teat. Plus look how funky they are – love the bold colours!

Another cool thing about this bottle? It morphs into a freezable snack pot when bub is ready to move to solids! How eco-cool!


Haakaa Gen. 3 Glass Baby Bottle 

Price: From NZ$41.70
Where to buy: Haakaa

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Another good option for a glass baby bottle is the Gen. 3 Glass Bottle. Ergonomically designed to be held easily and comfortably during feeding, it also features an anti-colic nipple.

The bottle is compatible with the Gen. 3 Sippy Spout and Sealing Disk attachments and you can add a Gen. 3 Silicone Glass Bottle Cover for a snug fit and increased grip. Choose from two sizes, 90ml and 160ml.


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*92% of parents who used Closer to Nature® teats with their babies recalled that they accepted it within the first 3 attempts, based on 1200 parents questioned.

Author

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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