Bottle and Feeding Essentials

Get a list of what to buy.

Hello Mamas!

Bottle feeding can be such a mess! That’s why it pays to be super prepared with all of the essentials supplies when it comes to breast milk and formula in baby bottles. I’ll walk through all of the necessary items with you and leave a graphic up at the end so you can make a list of what baby feeding supplies you’ll need!

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Bibs: I have a bit of an obsession with bibs. I think they are one of the most helpful things for a new mom, as they significantly cut down on how much laundry you’ll need to do! Babies are burping and spitting machines, and you’re definitely not going to want to keep changing your baby’s outfit multiple times a day! A great investment for any mom or dad!

Best Baby Bottles for Newborns: Obviously there are tons and tons of baby bottles on the market today. The variety can really be overwhelming. If you take good care of your baby bottles, however, you might never have to buy new ones again! I’m still using bottles I bought for my first baby way back in 2004! Some of the more popular brands include Avent, Born Free, or Playtex. These are all simple to use and very reasonably priced. If your baby has colic, there are special bottles from Dr. Brown, for example, that reduce the amount of air ingested by your baby while feeding. You’ll also have to think about buying replacement nipples when buying your bottles. I do have a whole show on bottle feeding and how to bottle feed a baby here if you want more info!

Pacifiers: Some people are very scared of pacifiers because they think their child will become so attached to it, they’ll have it when they go to college! Not the case at all. For me, I believe in the occasional pacifier, as it is a good way for your baby to soothe themselves when they’re being particularly fussy, gassy, or tired. Think about getting a couple of these just in case you need them on long car rides or on-the-go!

Types of Baby Formula: Even if you plan on breastfeeding, having a container of baby formula on hand is definitely not a bad idea. There are many varieties, including cow’s milk, lactose-free cow’s milk, soy-based, and many more! It’s all about which one you and your baby prefer. I also have a show on feeding baby with formula, so please check it out if you’re interested!

Hope this list helped you Moms get ready for feeding your baby!

Comment below with ideas or questions! I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check back for more! xo

  • Walkersmom

    Melissa, First I want to say that I love your site and I watch it all the time. I am a FTM and have tons of questions. This video is nice, but i had a comment to make. my LO will be three months next week but doesnt spit up AT ALL! Like seriously its like 5 times since he was born. He is now slobbering over everything and I have been contemplating using bibs daily now, I have tons in my drawers from my shower that i have never used. haha. keep up the great work!

    • Melissa-CloudMom

      Hi Walkersmom! Love the name Walker! Can i just say that I love you for saying that! It has been so much work and I am just crossing my fingers that people will like the site and that the word will get out, so please pass it on!! All of my babies were huge spitters but the first ones (3 boys) were the worst! I never had them without a bib, never, you could never even see the top of the shirt or pajama! As to your baby starting at 3months to spit up, I wonder if he doesn’t have a tad bit of reflux, does he seem to be digesting the milk well, again, something I had with all my babies esp the first 3? Ask your doctor at the next apt — thank you so so much for the words of encouragement, it means alot to me!!! xo Melissa

      • Walkersmom

        I told my pedi at his two month appt and he said its normal. People have told me maybe he is cutting teeth early? And maybe just digesting the bm, idk. what do u think?

        • Melissa-CloudMom

          I think totally totally normal, I also don’t interpret this as a sign that the baby has eaten too much, I think sometimes they just spit! Overtime, it passes. Keep me posted!! xo M