Whether you plan to breastfeed or bottlefeed, chances are you’ll need bottles at some stage. Here’s a guide to deciding how many to buy in each size, for varying ages and needs.
Planning for baby can be a complicated process. Every baby is born at a different weight, length and size. Every baby has a different appetite – some babies will drink only small amounts at regular intervals night and day, while other babies prefer larger drinks and only during the day.
Of course this presents a problem when deciding what bottles to buy – you don’t want to spend too much money on bottles that will only be used for a month or two. And of course you don’t want to buy half a dozen when you’ll only really be using two or three regularly.
The following guide will give you some information to help you decide how many bottles you need to buy in preparation for baby.
Tip: When not around mum, breastfed babies will often feed less – this is called reverse cycling. So if your baby normally has four feeds in a seven hour period, don’t be surprised if they only drink 2-3 bottles while in care.1 | 2 | 3