A Brief Bottling Equipment Special Based On The Show How It’s Made

A Brief Bottling Equipment Special Based On The Show How It’s Made

Are you a fan of the show How It’s Made from the Discovery Channel? If you are you probably have noticed the intricate process these products go through starting out as a raw material and ending with a finished product.  Within the different seasons of How It’s Made they show the different machines that are involved in the different stages of the completion of the product.  Some of these shows portray products such as food or beverages, a common interest in today’s culture.

Several of us like to drink soda, and then there are those of us who prefer water, but both involve similar pieces of equipment that are used to transfer gallons of liquid mixed in large tanks to the individual bottles that end up in your pantries or refrigerators.   Now picture doing that all by hand, much like a lemonade stand requires that we took part in as kids.  Let’s say you and your friend came up with the world’s best tasting cup of lemonade but you only had the ability to sell it to the people passing by.  Mass production machinery has made manual labor old-fashioned.  

As you walk into the grocery store and pass through the condiments aisle you may have noticed the amount of containers that are usually the same in every other grocery store you’ve visited.  Machinery has evolved so much that shipping the requested amount of a certain product around the world is actually possible.  To give you a better understanding about what these bottles go through I will walk you through the somewhat quick process (imagine the narrator’s voice from How Its Made).

1.    Plastic or glass bottles ranging in size from small vials to large jugs start passing through these machine.
2.    Next, depending on the company the container may be labeled before the filling process or after.
3.    The bottles or containers follow one by one normally in a single file line through a machine called a rotary filler machine where they are basically held in place as they spin around the filling process.
4.    The liquid is dumped into the funnel(s) of the machine where it is then dispensed into the containers designated for the product.  Depending on the product being bottled it can range from 100 to 400 bottles filled per minute.
5.    These containers then exit the bottling equipment machine into the capping machine where the container or bottles are sealed.  It then follows down the rest of the production line where these containers are bundled together so they can be shipped in large quantities.

So the next time you’re wiping your milk mustache or about to open up that jar of pickles for lunch, remember the process it took before it got into your hands.  Thanks to the improvements in modern technology mass production has become more efficient in both cost and time.

My name is Pat Shebby and I am very interested in the industrial machinery part of business.  Technology has always enthused me as a kid as it effects each and everyone of our lives.

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glass olive oil bottles,

glass olive oil bottles,

Glass olive oil bottles comprising a shoulder, a bottle neck on which a pump can be mounted, and a cap which can be snapped thereon, thereby covering the shoulder and the bottle neck, and which has an upper opening in which a grip member of the pump is displaceably seated. The bottle neck is equipped on two diametrically opposed circumferential sections with undercuts and comprises laterally projecting attachments on diametrically opposed circumferential sections which are offset thereto by about 90°, each of said attachments being provided with a groove extending in the circumferential direction of the attachments or with a projection extending in circumferential direction. Two resilient arms are formed on the inside on the cap, and at least one circumferentially extending projection or at least one circumferentially extending groove is formed which can be locked with the grooves or projections of the attachments of the bottle neck.
Preferably, the glass olive oil bottle consists of an outer container and a rigid, dimensionally stable plastic material and a soft inner pouch which receives the contents of the bottle, preferably a liquid. The pump is preferably an airless pump which sucks the contents of the container out of the soft inner pouch without permitting air to enter into the soft inner pouch for pressure compensation, so that the pouch will contract more and more during discharge of the contents of the container. Openings are provided in the outer container for pressure compensation.

The present invention, however, is not limited to such a bottle, but it can also be applied to single-walled containers which are provided with a cap and a pump.For operating a bottle of the kind in question, it must be ensured that the grip member of the pump, which in the vertical direction is displaceably seated in the upper opening of the cap, does not “lift off” the cap from the bottle upon its actuation (i.e., when being pressed down) for whenever, as is often the case in practice, the grip member is not pressed by the user exactly in the vertical direction (i.e., in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the bottle inwards), a lateral force acts on the cap that causes a torque which may lead to a detachment of the cap from the bottle, so that the pump is no longer operative. The risk that the cap is “lifted off” is further enhanced in cases where the grip member has an enlarged grip surface for comfortable handling, the grip surface projecting beyond the shaft of the grip member which is displaceably received in the covering cap, so that the above-mentioned torque is created almost automatically by the depression of the grip member, such torque tending to lift off the covering cap from the bottle on the side opposite to the projecting part of the grip member.

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Aromatherapy Accessory

Aromatherapy Accessory

Aromatherapy is wonderful because it involves extraordinarily beautiful fragrances along with healing. Aromatherapy accessories including essential oil storage boxes, books, electric vaporisers, ceramic burners, bottles, jars and dispensers are here to help you to get the very best results at all times. Aromatherapy oils are susceptible to deterioration that is caused by both sunlight and extreme changes in ambient temperature. Storage Bottles boxes are normally used for the storage of essential oils, are fashioned out of alder wood. It is very common to have these boxes exquisitely carved and polished in natural colors.

Aromatherapy storage boxes protect your precious oils. Bottles and jars keeps the essential oils from contamination from air, sunlight, and chemicals. Thus, bottles and jars form aromatherapy accessories as storage devices. Always prefer glass bottles over plastic as there are chances for contamination of the oils. Glass bottles come in all shapes. Glass bottles for aromatherapy oils are available in both Amber and Blue colours, and are supplied complete with dropper inserts. Electric Diffusers is one of the most important aromatherapy accessory since it helps in diffusing the smell for the respective person to be able to inhale it.

These are available in a great variety, each having its own advantages and disadvantages. Dispensers are important aromatherapy accessories. You need to keep the oil without getting contaminated by air. You can get fillers or pipettes so that you can take the oils from the bottles without ever risking contaminating it with oxygen. A good set of accessories will actually keep your essential oils good for a long time, and thus save you the trouble of changing the contents ever so often. One is an aromatherapy inhaler which allows you an easy and convenient way to use aromatherapy wherever you go. Another great device is an electronic oil burner.

These machines will regulate the amount of oil you burn, saving you from over or under using plant oils in a burner. Another great accessory you could get is a spray bottle. With one of these, you can use any choice of essential oils as a perfume, air freshener, or even a natural deodorant. Electric vaporisers and diffusers offer a cleaner and more effective way of fragrancing your environment, and since there is no naked flame they can be safely left working all day and even at night whilst you sleep. This can be especially useful where there are children or the elderly. Finally, you can get devices for aromatherapy spray that will automatically regulate the amount of spray in the air.

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As Transparent as a Their Glass Bottles – Cospak Pty Ltd

As Transparent as a Their Glass Bottles – Cospak Pty Ltd

Cospak Pty Ltd. manufactures a wide range of rigid and flexible packaging at three facilities located in Sydney, Auckland and Guangzhou, China, as well as sourcing over 7,500 products from more than 200 supply partners for distribution to its warehouses in all Australian states, New Zealand, South Africa and Italy.

Founded in 1969, Cospak utilizes sophisticated inventory tracking software, fosters close relationships with partners and clients, and applies a balanced philosophy to operations. Cospak’s expertise and responsiveness to implement efficiency developments have positioned the wine, beverage, food and pharmaceutical industry packaging specialists as Australasia’s largest packaging distributor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT LINE

Three businesses operate under the Cospak brand, which include Cospak Plastics, Premier Plastics and Cospak China. In December 2009, San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation acquired a 65 per cent majority stake ownership in the company, but has left Cospak relatively autonomous in its operations.

With the acquisition, Cospak stands to benefit dramatically with a significant cash infusion and new markets to explore. Cospak General Manager of Operations Jonathan Evans settles partners’ concerns by assuring Cospak will remain just as committed and engaged in current relationships as ever.

Evans is also excited about a new contract with Amcor Glass and the current government quality and efficiency evaluation of Cospak Plastic’s operations—both of which will help position the company to reach its objective of doubling in size within the next few years.

UNBREAKABLE

Cospak Plastics, which is the smallest of the three companies under the Cospak brand with million in revenue, is currently in the midst of a governmental review called Enterprise Connect that promotes the business growth in Australian companies. The goal is to make small to medium organizations more efficient and, thus, strengthen the Australian economy as a whole.

“We’re looking at improvements, structural improvements, at the way we manage ourselves in the Cospak Plastics business—the staffing, the structure, how we handle our finances, our marketing. It’s quite broad,” says Evans.

“Through business diagnostic sessions, a specialist business adviser will provide Cospak with recommendations, which are then up to us to take or leave. If we take on any of the recommendations, there’s potential for up to ,000 in co-contribution from the Australian government to help us achieve these recommendations.”

SHAPING THE WORKFORCE

For all the emphasis on operational reviews, efficiency and investments, Cospak is keenly aware of the needs of the employees that source and sell the various packaging the company offers. Cospak treats its employees with respect, pays a solid wage, provides flexibility, trains adequately and provides a collegial atmosphere. As a result, Cospak has high retention levels of their qualified staff.

“It’s about ensuring a high degree of autonomy for the staff. We find our employees, if given enough autonomy in ensuring that the various requirements of their role are met, tend to rise to the occasion and ensure things flow without constant attention,” says Evans.

“No one is looking over people’s shoulders day-to-day but really encouraging independence. As long as consideration and thought has been put into a decision, we tend to be accepting if the result is not great – everyone makes mistakes.”

DISTRIBUTING RESPECT

The empowering methods Cospak preaches at its operations in Australia apply immensely to other company operations. Most of Cospak business is done in Asia, and in general Asian culture lifts relationships to the top of the priority list.

“The key with doing business in Asia are the relationships,” says Evans. “It’s pretty much relationships first, business second. If you have the strong relationship and build up over time a high level of trust, you tend to get the cooperation you need.”

“It’s not just about how much you buy. It’s about how you respect their organization, them as individuals and are culturally accommodating. We’ve been doing business there for well over 20 years so it’s a long learning curve”

REINFORCED

Cospak’s Australasia connection ramped up recently with San Miguel Corporation entering the picture. The two companies generally facilitate operations via the same sales mechanisms, offices, warehousing infrastructure, distribution network and customer support services, so a marriage was natural.

Cospak traditionally leaned on the distribution side and was seen as having a manufacturing deficiency. The San Miguel resources should temper those perceptions and strengthen the company for the future.

As Cospak bounces back from the economic downturn, like many Australian companies today, the company is thankful for the strength of its relationships and is particularly excited about a new partnership with Amcor Glass, a leading supplier of quality glass for wine bottles.

“It’s important not to pay lip-service to these principles but to follow through with them. We have to ensure we keep the communication flowing and that we stay in regular contact with our partners. We need to understand their business requirements as much as they need to understand ours,” says Evans.

LIGHTING IN A BOTTLE

Cospak is looking at all options to continue growth and capture an even larger global share of the container manufacturing and distribution market. The company is looking at potential acquisition opportunities but maintains that mutually beneficial relationships take priority.

“The key is maintaining relationships. It’s not just about beating up your suppliers and trying to get the best price,” says Evans.

“To a large extent, regardless what happens in the markets, both financial and those we trade within, we tend to ride it through. As long as we maintain those relationships, I believe we will continue to roll with the punches and overcome whatever obstacles are thrown in our path.”

Cospak owns a firm grasp on the packaging distribution market with no imminent danger of that share slipping. Cospak knows that external factors and fluctuations in the markets are beyond its control.

Regardless, Cospak has bottled a chief philosophy: strong working relationships with partners can safeguard Cospak from any rigid situation.

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Benefits of Stainless Steel Baby Bottles

Benefits of Stainless Steel Baby Bottles

There are many benefits to using stainless steel baby bottles rather than the alternative plastic, BPA containing baby bottles and glass baby bottles. The main reason being the reduced exposure to BPA, but stainless steel baby bottles are also very durable, easy to clean, heat up quickly and typically contain up to 60% recycled materials (and are 100% recyclable).

For over 40 years, Bisphenol A (BPA) has been used as a building block of several plastics including drinking bottles, cups and protective lining in cans and containers in which foods and beverages are packaged. Although concerns about the hazards of the exposure of BPA to humans have been suspected since the 1930’s, it’s only recently that the concerns have gained enough attention to prompt retailers and manufacturers to eliminate BPA products. Some of the concerns of BPA include developmental issues in children, early onset of puberty and birth defects.

A new study by the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health and FDA have concluded that there is validity to these concerns of human exposure to BPA. More tests are on the way, but in the meantime, the FDA has recommended that reasonable steps be taken to reduce the amount of BPA we are exposed to.

Steps that the FDA plans to take is to facilitate the development of alternative linings of infant formula cans as well as other food can linings which do not contain BPA and supporting the shift to more regulations surrounding the use of BPA in our food handling products.

Another step by the FDA is the support of the industry’s actions to stop producing baby bottles and infant feeding cups that contain BPA, although this may take some time. Alternatives currently available for feeding babies include glass bottles and stainless steel baby bottles, although the potential for glass breaking is great with an infant handling it, so that latter may be a more effective alternative.

Made from the purest elements on the earth (Chromium, Nitrogen, Nickel, etc.), Stainless steel baby bottles are naturally resistant to bacterial growth, and are dishwasher safe to promote easy, fast cleaning and sterilize easily. This form of stainless steel is used for surgical devices, dental implants, food containers, etc. It is 100% BPA free and plastic free.

Stainless steel baby bottles also heat contents quickly simply by placing them in a container of warm water, or running them under the warm water tap. The easy-to-hold bottles also fit most warming devices, giving parents ultimate freedom in temperature control. Of course, the microwave is not a safe way to heat contents in a stainless steel bottle, but there is controversy surrounding the amount of nutrients microwave radiation destroys in formula as well as hot spots created in liquids when using a microwave that can burn infants, so that option is not recommended regardless.

Stainless steel is 100% recyclable. An average stainless steel object is composed of about 60% recycled material of which approximately 40% originates from end-of-life products and approximately 60% comes from manufacturing processes.

Specifically, you may find Eco-Baba brand Stainless steel baby bottles to be the best baby bottle for you little one. As well as all of the benefits explained above, Eco-Baba stainless steel bottles are compatible with most wide-neck brand nipples and sippies from major manufacturers including Avent, Dr. Browns, Green to Grow, and many others. Additionally, Eco Baba also offers 2 different sippy spouts specifically designed to help transition your baby from bottle to sippy. Eco-Baba stainless steel baby bottles do not use any liners on the inside, nor toxic paints or lacquers on the outside and come with a safe silicon medium flow nipple.

Based in Portland, Oregon Eco Baba co-founders, Peter and Tracie Zenti say they are just like any parents who simply want the best for our children. Eco Baba bottles and accessories are available to parents nationwide for purchase online or through specialty retailers.

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The Advantage of Glass Bottles Over the Plastic Ones

The Advantage of Glass Bottles Over the Plastic Ones

The environmental concerns of the world we are living in have determined the replacement of glass with other recyclable materials. The most relevant case is the replacement of glass bottles with plastic pets; the latter have the advantage of being a lot lighter, easier to manufacture and to recycle, not to mention that the costs of plastic are infinitely lower than those of glass. Hence, little by little the use of glass bottles has entered a descending path; nevertheless, they cannot be eliminated from the storing or packaging process of many types of goods. Yes, Coke-Cola or Pepsi can be bottled in pets, milk can be sold in cartons, and beer in tin cans, but a good Bordeaux wine will never be stored in plastic.

The advantage of glass bottles over the plastic ones is the quality of the material. Despite the long-use tradition, glass has the purity of structure that makes any interaction with the stored liquid impossible. Plastic on the other hand is known to alter the properties of certain beverages because of the chemical reactions that appear in time between the artificial structure and the possible acids in the beverage. Whiskey, wine, vodka or any other kind of alcoholic drink any better stored in glass bottles than in any other type of container.

Glass bottles also have the great advantage of preserving a certain temperature for a longer period of time. They do not dilate when it is too warm or shrink when exposed to lower temperatures. Depending on the type of beverage they store, glass bottles can be thicker or thinner. Large international companies that are considered brand names, usually have customized, possibly etched glass bottles. This is usually the case with whiskey brands like Jack Daniel’s, Jim Bean, Teacher’s and so on. Such glass bottles are usually thicker than those used for wine storing, as wine manufacturers mainly choose slender looking models that suggest taste refinement.

The recycling of glass bottles is required by law, and the separation of the glass residues in households is essential for the process. Glass bottles do not affect the structure of the environment by their chemical composition, their only problem comes from the fact that they remain in the same form for millions of years, there will actually be no change in their structure. The necessity of recycling comes from the fact that a huge quantity of glass bottles are produced and deposited as garbage every year, which only leads to an overwhelmingly high pressure on the environment.

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History Of Water Bottles

History Of Water Bottles

Everywhere we look, there is sure to be people milling around carrying water bottles. The trend of hauling and drinking water from bottles has become progressively fashionable in modern years.

It is interesting to find out more about the substance used to contain the various liquids we consume daily.

Since the commencement of human history, people have explored various possibilities to convey fresh water from its source to their locale. During the height of the Roman Empire, aqueducts were erected to distribute water to the cities, and containers made from clay, materials of natural fibers and animal pelts were utilized to carry water in less significant amounts. In time, due to war, and then roaming lengthy distances by automated vehicles and sports activities such as hiking predisposed the inevitability for people to devise better ways for moving portable water.

There many brands of water sold in bottles available. For example, mineral water from San Pellegrino in Italy has been produced since 1935, whilst Evian took root in 1826. Perrier was established in 1898.

Initially, these Companies sold their water in glass bottles, but after the plastic revolution in the mid 20th century, plastic became the more fashionable choice. After that and to this day, water is commercially made available in plastic water bottles.

In 2008, consumers began to question the presence of Bisphenol-A or BPA found in some water bottles, which could lead to health problems. As such, many Companies today ensure that the bottles used to contain liquids are certified BPA-free. Since the latter part of the 12th century, most bottles for containing water were constructed with necks. Today, as the industry evolves, bottles forms and dimensions have rapidly changed.

One such bottle is the metal version manufactured by SIGG.

Dating back to 1908 in Zurich Switzerland, the Company was started by two enterprising, innovative, and visionary gentlemen, Ferdinand Sigg and Xavier Kung. Believing that aluminum was the wave of the future, they began manufacturing not only metal bottles, but frying pans, saucepans and other household items. By the 1950s, SIGG was the frontrunner in the production of metal water bottles.

With the emergence of water bottles made from other than plastic, cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles have prohibited city-funded procurement of plastic water bottles.

In recycling terms, water bottles made from PET or polyester, which is the most common plastic used for containers are discarded and recycled – known as ‘post consumer-PET’. Once the post consumer-PET is sorted from other waste, it is compressed, formed into bales and presented for sale to recycling Companies. Once sold, this PET waste is frayed into minute fragments. These fragments are then augmented into the production of polyester fibers, used for making items such as carpets, clothing and pillows.

PET water bottles are also used (after recycling) for solar water disinfection in third world countries; the empty PET water bottles are filled, left in the sun to permit disinfection via ultraviolet radiation. Water bottles, whether made of plastic, aluminum, metal or recyclable materials are part and parcel of our lives, and their presence is her to stay for a long time to come.

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Baby Feeding Tips – Using Bottle Feeds

Baby Feeding Tips – Using Bottle Feeds

Selecting the appropriate feeding bottle for your infant must be given further notice. Feeding bottles have a large variation in the market. There are plastic feeding bottles, glass feeding bottles, and disposable ones too with liners, all with advantages and disadvantages.

Glass bottles are very durable and may be used for long periods; however they have greater risk of being broken and are quite heavy when you carry it around. They are not suitable for young infant especially newborn ones because they are quite heavy for them.

Plastic bottles are also hard-wearing but are lighter compared to the glass ones. With bottles that have liners, you need not sterilize them every time you use them. Some of these bottles are even intended with an angle that lessens your baby’s intake of air while feeding. These are costly and not reusable.

As for the nipples, you can pick whether you prefer to use the rubber or the silicone ones. Silicone can cost you further for the reason that they are more durable than rubber nipples. Make certain though that the nipple you pick for your baby bottle is non-hazardous to keep your babe safe from dangerous chemicals. You ought to also keep in mind that regardless of how hard-wearing the nipples are, you have to change them every 3 months.

As your infant grows older, select nipples with bigger holes, or you can make bigger the holes yourself. This is for the reason that a bigger baby will find it difficult to suck milk from nipples with tiny holes; this can extend the feeding time, make him uneasy, and cause distress while feeding. Also, you have to test out the nipples regularly. When any indication of wear is present, or when the nipple becomes too squashy, change it right away with a fresh one. A broken nipple can be a choking hazard.

Most children are more at ease with formulas that are warm. If your child likes being fed with warmed-up formula milk, you may heat the bottle with the milk inside by placing it under a faucet with flowing hot water or filling up a basin with hot water and soaking the bottle on it. The moment it is heated up, you can start feeding it to your baby at once. If you do it this way, you are guaranteed that the milk is not too hot for your little one to drink.

To make certain that bottled milk has the perfect hotness, you can constantly verify it by putting a few drops of milk on your wrist. In addition, keep away from microwave-heated formula as it can be unsafe. A microwave tends to heat things up unequally. A bottle may be cold to your finger, but the milk within could injure your baby’s tongue and throat.

Feeding time can be pleasant for the infant and the mother. Cuddling is significant for the reason that it is a moment for you and your baby to bond and spend quality time.

When you are about done with the feeding, take time to burp him up at the same time as you take a break. This releases all the gas that may have build-up within his stomach. As a universal rule, make an infant burp the moment he has ingested 2 ounces of milk. If this rule is not followed, he may be inclined to wake up in between sleep and whimper because of the need to burp.

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Finding for the Best Baby Bottle

Finding for the Best Baby Bottle

Baby bottles are essential for babies, especially with mothers that are not breastfeeding. But how do you choose the best bottle-feeding system for your baby? And does it really matter? Most of the time it doesn’t really matter but for some feeding situations, choosing the right baby bottle can make all the difference.

Here are some tips that you should bear in mind when buying baby bottles. Nipple shape is important. If you only intend the bottle to be a formula feed, then the shape is not very important. But if you are breastfeeding but will be occasionally using a bottle, then you may want to consider buying something with a wide base nipple that more closely resemble a mother’s breast. This is because some babies may have a hard time switching from the wide latch of breastfeeding to a narrow bottle nipple.

Another thing is that nipple flow rate is also important. The speed at which the formula or breast milk can come through the teat varies a lot by brand. Some brands sell nipples designed for fast or slow flow. Most newborns though need a slower nipple, so that they don’t have to gulp their dinner. Too fast flow can cause stomach troubles for tiny babies. Though some infants may not like the slowest newborn flow nipples, so you may need to experiment a bit to find a nipple that lets your baby eat at his or her preferred pace. You should also plan to buy faster flow nipples as your baby grows.

Bottle materials are also important. Glass bottles are easy to care for and can last a long time, but it can also pose the risk of cuts to mom or baby if it breaks. Plastic bottles, on the other hand, may not last as long, but they are economical and easy to find in stores. Another important thing that you should consider in buying bottles are the bottle shapes and vent systems.

Some babies swallow more air than others as they eat. And some babies are more plagued by stomach discomforts than others. Thus, bottles with an air vent system or bottles with an angled shape are important. These help prevent so much air from entering the baby’s stomach, reducing stomach discomforts. Also, bottle shape should allow you to clean it.

But if you don’t like washing so much, you can also look at drop in bottle liners. These are flexible plastic bags that can fit inside some bottle systems and can be tossed in the trash after meals. Thus, you only need to wash the bottle nipple and rinse the other parts.

Lastly, nipple materials are also important. Silicone nipple is probably much better as they don’t pick up smells or tastes, even after many uses. And they don’t carry the potential for allergies that latex nipple can. More importantly, they are also more difficult to chew holes in, so there is a less risk of choking on a piece that is chewed off.

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Babies: Bottle Types

Babies: Bottle Types

There are three types of baby bottles are available: glass, plastic and plastic with disposable plastic liners. Glass bottles are very durable but they are a little heavier to use and they are breakable. Plastic bottles are also very sturdy and are more lightweight. Bottles with liners are convenient since the liners don’t need to be sterilized but they can also be expensive to use. Some plastic bottles are shaped at an angle to minimize the amount of air the baby takes in her stomach when feeding.

You can choose several styles of nipples in either rubber or silicone. You should buy new nipples every three months. As your baby gets older, buy nipples with larger holes.

Most babies are content with formula that is at room temperature. If your baby prefers warmed-up formula, heat the bottle (with the formula already in it) by running it under hot water from the faucet. This way you can ensure the liquid is not too hot and you can frequently check the temperature by shaking some formula on your wrist. Don’t microwave formula because the liquid heats unevenly. Even though the bottle may be cool to your touch, the liquid inside could be burning hot and scald your baby’s throat.

Feeding time is usually an enjoyable experience for the person feeding the baby and the baby. Cuddling with your baby is important and feeding time is the perfect opportunity to get in some skin-to-skin contact. When your baby is about halfway finished drinking the formula in the bottle, take a break and burp her to release any gas that may be accumulating in her tummy.

A general rule of thumb is to burp your baby after every 2 ounces eaten.  If you forget to do this, your baby will wake up from her restful sleep crying due to the need to burp.

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