Up until recently my little one has only ever been breastfed, I knew that I needed to introduce a bottle soon to have the flexibility and convenience of knowing she can take the boob from me, or be fed by anyone using the bottle. When I heard about the NUK First Choice Anti Colic Bottle with Temperature Control, I was interested to see how it would go with my little one – so we began trialling!

First look

When I opened the NUK First Choice Anti Colic Bottle with Temperature Control, I was impressed by the large 300ml size, the neutral colour palate and sleek design. On closer inspection, I really liked that the opening of the bottle was larger than a regular bottle – great for scooping in formula and also stored breast milk! The shape of the teat is different and clearly more like a nipple.

Given my daughter has been exclusively breastfed for almost 4 months, I was excited to try this shape. With so many different shaped teats on the market, this was the one I feel looks the most like the real thing. I was also impressed with the quality of the bottle itself as it is BPA free and has the ability to be frozen.

Effectiveness

As the name suggests the NUK First Choice Anti Colic Bottle with Temperature Control has the ability to simplify heating milk for your little one.

I have been lucky to have an over supply of breast milk, so in the future I know we will be using a lot of frozen breast milk and I see this bottle being a great help in getting the milk to the correct temperature for feed times!

As the information that comes with the bottle says, it is still important to test the milk before you give it to baby. I use boiling water to warm our daughters bottles, so when submerged in the water, the temp control panel turned white. As I pulled the bottle out to check the temperature I could see the panel quickly change to indicate that the contents were still warming up.

This feature of the panel proved to be effective, meaning you don’t have to wait around for the colour to change when baby is ready for a feed. It is very effective.

Outcomes/Benefits

As previously mentioned, my daughter has been exclusively breastfed for the first almost 4 months and has only taken a bottle on 3 occasions before we begun trialling the NUK First Choice Anti Colic Bottle with Temperature Control

I continuously tried different bottles both with her and my now 3 year old son, and I can honestly say I am so impressed with the teat on the NUK First Choice Anti Colic Bottle with Temperature Control.

Watching her while she was feeding, latching on in the exact same way she does when she breastfeeds (some different bottle and teat combinations we have tried with both kids are either too large or too small, which have not encouraged the correct latch to mimic breastfeeding) As a result of having a good latch and the anti colic technology, at the end of the feed my daughter was able to be easily burped and did not bring any milk back up.

Recommendations

It is so important for babies when feeding, that they latch onto the bottle is just like on the breast. I was so impressed with the shape and design of the NUK First Choice Anti Colic Bottle with Temperature Control teat and baglet for this reason. This would be a great bottle for parents wanting to mix feed their baby – to start to wean baby onto formula or for parents that want to share the feeding of their baby. The temperature panel is also useful in addition to the feeding benefits of the bottle and as a parent of two, I still need all the help I can get making sure our bottles are the right temperature for our daughter to drink.

 

Knowing the benefits of the NUK First Choice Anti Colic Bottle with Temperature Control, and seeing then myself, I would recommend this bottle to all mothers.

It is so important for a parent to know that a baby can take a bottle when the time comes. I believe the design of this bottle is also good for parents who are worried about baby refusing to breastfeed after taking the bottle. Seeing my daughters use this bottle, has made me confident that this would not impact our breastfeeding journey at all. It is a great transition bottle. It would benefits all mums.