These tips will make your life easier when it comes to bottle feeding. This is what I’ve done to save time and make things less stressful! I added some twin mom bottle feeding tips as well.
1. Buy Dr. Brown Bottles
My mom and I did a lot of research and came to the conclusion that Dr. Brown bottles are the best. They are known for helping with less burping, spit-up, and gas. Its normal for a baby to spit up, but I’ve noticed they don’t spit up as much when using these bottles.
2. Buy a days worth of bottles
The last thing you want to be doing is washing bottles every other feeding. It’s worth the extra money to save time and energy. I made sure I had enough bottles to get me through a 24 hour period. I followed the babywise feeding schedule which was every three hours. I had two bottles per feeding which brought the total to 12 bottles a day.
3. Wash your bottles in the dishwasher
My mom and I were hand washing bottles for awhile before we realized it was a lot easier to just put them in the dishwasher. I would put my days worth of bottles in the dishwasher at night and have a clean set for the next day. I also liked them being sterilized in the hot water. I included a link below to the basket I use for the smaller bottle parts.
4. Baby Brezza
If you plan on formula feeding your child this is the best tip I could give you. The baby brezza formula pro is like a coffee maker, but for milk! If you know you’re strictly going to bottle feed your baby I would buy this! It allows me more time to get things done around the house or to be with my baby. I don’t spend all my time prepping and warming bottles. It really is a life saver and I would spend any amount of money to have this in my life!
Make sure to have a organized bottle feeding station. It helps to have a place for everything. The dr brown bottles come with a lot of parts, so its good to have separate containers for them. When you’re half asleep and trying to make bottles it helps to have things organized.
6. Make sure to have something to feed them in (Twin mom tip)
I followed the Babywise schedule so it was important to keep them on the same eating and sleeping schedule. It was hard for me to feed one baby when the other one was crying as he waited for his turn. My tip is to find something to put them in, so you can feed them at the same time. When they were smaller the Twin Z pillow was a life saver. Once they could hold their own bottles, their high chairs or bouncer worked great.