When I first got the Como Tomo bottles, I thought they looked fancy. Each one came in its own box with a picture of the bottle on it. When I took the bottle out and realized the body was flexible and soft, I was intrigued. The bottles are made from 100% medical-grade hygienic silicone. The silicone is extremely resistant to heat, so moms can boil the bottles to sterilize them. The material, although very flexible, does make them a little weightier than my other bottles.
The first time I gave it to my daughter to use (Up until now, she had used mainly Gerber and Playtex bottles.), she took to it quickly. Apparently my 4-year-old son got a kick out of the bottle, too. While baby was on her back and drinking, he squeezed the bottle. They both giggled hilariously! Who knew feeding could be so much fun?
My daughter has always been bottle fed, so the fact that the nipple is shaped and made to feel like the breast was not a concern for me, but I know this is important for breastfeeding moms. What I love about the design is the wide neck: It makes it very easy to clean the bottle! The bottles are shorter and wider than most of our bottles, so I don’t need to use the bottle brush to clean them. If I do use the bottle brush, I don’t have to worry about spatter when I push the brush into the neck and pull it out. Bonus: It’s dishwasher safe!
Another great attribute about the bottles is the nipples. They are made with two built–in vents to eliminate unnecessary air intake. For babies with colic and other feeding issues (My daughter has reflux.), this is great. Because she is the third child, with two very active big brothers, she had to learn to drink from a propped bottle or to hold it herself from a young age. This bottle is easy for her to hold; because of the vents, she gets less gas than with the other bottles. I like this model, too, because the nipples don’t drip.
Unfortunately, the bottles come in only two colors: pink and green. More color options would be nice. Luckily, the design of the bottles is stylish enough to make up for the lack of color options. There are two size options: 5 and 8 ounces. And there are three different nipple flow speeds: slow (one hole for 0+ months), medium (two holes for 3+ months) or fast flow (three holes for 6+ months).
You can buy the bottles from major retailers like Target, Babies”R”Us and Amazon; prices generally are the same.Como Tomo Baby Bottles Made by: Comotomo Inc. Website: www.comotomo.com Price range: single packs 5 oz., $12.99; 8 oz., $13.99 or two packs $22.99/$23.99
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Rose Murphy-Hamlet is a former New York litigation attorney. She is now a stay-at-home mother to two boys (8 and 4 years old) and a daughter (8 months). Rose lives in Fairfax with her children and husband but is originally from the Bronx.
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