Biberon naissance : quel biberon pour mon bébé à naître ? - Élhée

Birth bottle: which bottle for my unborn baby?

While awaiting the arrival of a newborn, every detail counts and turns into a memorable adventure, which will later become a memory. Among the many preparations that contribute to making this moment so special, the choice of bottle for birth often seems like a delicate decision.


When is the best time to buy a bottle in preparation for the birth?

After enjoying the first months of pregnancy , and as the wait becomes more and more intense, the time comes to make the purchase of your first bottle a reality! Ideally, you can reach this milestone by the end of the first trimester. The considerably reduced risk of miscarriage will certainly allow you to plan more peacefully.

Indeed, in most cases, the risk of miscarriage decreases to less than 5% after the twelfth week of pregnancy.

Is it advisable to bring your birth bottle to the birth?

Taking your birth bottle to the maternity ward in your suitcase is a wise decision! Having it on hand can be useful and will give you peace of mind .

Indeed, even if your primary intention is to breastfeed exclusively , reality can sometimes have surprises in store. Having a lovingly chosen bottle available allows you to be equipped if breastfeeding does not go as planned or if supplemental formula is necessary.

In addition, offering your child his bottle from the first moments also allows you to involve your partner in the care to be provided.

What size bottle should I choose for birth?

For newborns, it is recommended to opt for small sized bottles. Indeed, it is important to adapt the format and size of the bottle to the quantity of milk that the baby drinks in order to prevent the bottle from being filled with air, which risks causing stomach aches and colic.

Choosing a small bottle also makes it easier to hold, it is more ergonomic and practical for infants. Bottles with a capacity of 150 milliliters are perfectly suited to the first months of life, when the quantities of milk consumed are still modest and meals are frequent. 😊

Some newborns have a more voracious appetite and will require the acquisition of larger bottles in the weeks or even days that follow, while others will prefer smaller quantities and may continue to use their bottle over time. 150 mL for longer.

That being said, once baby is older, you can also use your birth bottle to put water in it and thus offer your child something to drink during your outings. 💦 A great way to intelligently extend the life of your birth bottle.

Elhée tip

What if you noted the birth bottle as a gift wish on your birth list? Pass the list to your loved ones and organize a fundraiser when organizing your baby shower! You can also, if the dates coincide with your pregnancy, get a gift box for Christmas or your birthday. 🎁


Are there any materials to prioritize when choosing your birth bottle?

Silicone stands out as a preferred choice for many families, due to its many benefits.

  • It is a safe, non-toxic material that does not contain BPA (bisphenol A), phthalates, other harmful chemicals or other harmful chemicals such as endocrine disruptors .
  • This feature makes it an ideal option for babies, whose immune systems are still developing.
  • Additionally, silicone is known for its durability and resistance to extreme temperatures. Silicone baby bottles can thus be heated in a bain-marie without risking being deformed. It is also renowned for being unbreakable and resistant to shocks and falls.
  • In addition, this material is unparalleled flexibility . Its softness recalls the natural texture of the maternal breast. An aspect that will allow your baby to enjoy a near-natural feeding! Add to this the fact that the weaning stage will be easier, the transition between the breast and the bottle should prove simpler for your baby, given the proximity between the softness of his mother's skin and that of his bottle. made of silicone.
  • Finally, silicone is an ecological and recyclable material , ideal for families keen to reduce their ecological footprint. 🌳

Why combine breast feeding and birth bottle feeding?

Combining breastfeeding with the use of a bottle from the first months of your baby's life may seem contradictory at first glance. In fact, what is called mixed breastfeeding or partial breastfeeding has some advantages.

In case of unavailability on your part, thanks to the bottle you can delegate the meal mission , allowing not only the partner to be actively involved in the feeding process and to create strong bonds with their baby from the first days but also to give you welcome flexibility in this new breastfeeding routine and a deserved break.


However, it is recommended to wait 1 month so that breastfeeding can take place before using a bottle as a means of feeding your baby.


👉 Learn more on the subject: Mixed breastfeeding: combining breast and bottle.

To sum up


Parenthood is a journey full of surprises and joys. During this, it is normal to take the time to reflect on an event as important as that of the arrival of your child. The birth bottle marks the first chapter of a beautiful story of love and complicity.


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