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Should you go with glass, plastic, or disposable bottles? Do you need a bottle warmer and sterilizer? 

Fortunately, you don’t need all the products out there, but a few will come in handy. 

Baby Bottle Basics: Plastic Vs. Glass

You've got three basic choices:

1. Plastic

Pros: They’re light-weight, strong, and unbreakable.

Cons: Plastic baby bottles may not last as long as glass.

2. Glass

Pros: They last a long time, and you can boil them for a deep clean.

Cons: They’re heavier than plastic and may shatter if dropped.

3. Disposable 

Pros: These reusable plastic bottles have a disposable sterilized liner for each feeding. They’re very convenient because they clean-up quickly.

Cons: The disposable inserts may not be great for the environment, and the bottles are usually more expensive than regular plastic or glass. You also need to have a supply of liners, which can be costly.

Which kind should you choose? Ask for advice from friends, family, or your baby’s pediatrician. Experiment. Try a few and see which you and your baby like best.

Once you pick a specific bottle, buy at least a dozen of them. Even if you’ll be breastfeeding, you may want some extra baby bottles for pumped breast milk storage.

Nipples for Bottles

Baby bottle nipples are usually rubber or silicone. They can be rounded, wide, flat, or shaped to mimic a mother’s nipple when in the baby’s mouth. Depending on the size of the nipple hole, they also have different flow rates, from slow to fast.

As with bottles, your baby may prefer a certain nipple type. The only way to find out is to try them out. To get started, ask friends, family, and your baby’s doctor about which types and brands they recommend.

Get at least 12 nipples and covers. Remember, these nipples crack and leak with use, so you may need to buy more over time.