Comotomo Baby Bottle for Breastfed Babies Review

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Reviewed by Brankica Ivanova
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We like

Wide nipple resembles the natural mother’s breasts

Wide opening of the bottle makes it extremely easy for cleaning

Made of high-quality silicone of medical grade

Sleek and modern design popular among young mums

It can be washed in a dishwasher  

Safe for use in microwave and sterilizer and to boil

We don’t like

Hard to read the markings especially in low-light rooms

Pricy

Quite wide for most of the bottle warmers

 

How it works

If you are one of the many breastfeeding moms and especially if this is your first child you definitely would share the common worry- how do we know if the baby had had enough to eat and is not hungry? And later on when the baby grows up a little you suddenly want to claim a little more freedom for yourself or you simply have to go back to work so you are thinking about introducing bottle feeding, regardless of whether you pump your own milk or prepare baby formula for your dearest one. At this stage many parents face another common problem- the baby is used to breastfeeding so he/she does not want to accept a bottle or again another worry if the baby accepts the bottle how do you know if he would like to go back to breastfeeding? So in this case what you need is a good bottle that will make this constant transfer from breast to bottle or vice versa smooth and without a big fuss. ComoTomo bottles are a definite hit these days among young mums, who recommend this baby bottle for babies who are at the same time breastfed but from time to time have to be bottle fed too. We decided to check the ComoTomo bottle and find out what’s the buzz about this bottle.

Product Overview

Product Overview

The particular silicone bottle that we are reviewing today comes in a quantity of 8 oz or 250 ml and it is primarily intended for babies who are in the range of 3-6 months. The bottle is entirely produced with the silicone material, which is soft and easy to squeeze and in this way the bottle is intended to resemble the mother’s breasts as this bottle is created with breastfed babies in mind. On the front, there is the Como Tomo logo, too. The bottle comes in size of 2.6 x 2.6 x 6 inches and the product weighs 3.2 ounces. The same bottle can be purchased in a quantity of 5oz or 150 ml. The bottle also contains a nipple with 2 holes meaning that it provides medium flow. It is a bottle that is designed especially for babies who might have problems in getting used to adjusting from being breastfed to bottle feed so you can use this bottle also with formula milk or pumped breast milk that you use for the baby while at work or in case you have to do some travels. It is also offered in two colors or better said the nipple ring is the only colored part and it can be green and pink. Every bottle is equipped with a medium flow nipple, the bottle itself, a cap and a nipple ring. The bottle has four parts and it is very easy to assemble it. The box also contains instructions for the bottle that tell you how to clean it and what to do before your first use.
Quality

Quality

If your baby loves breastfeeding and it is not at ease of accepting bottles maybe you can try the Comotomo bottle as parents claim that it offers a totally new experience. When babies who are used to breastfeeding try the bottles they often cannot get good suction and smack and simply do not enjoy the feeding or sometimes they suck in lots of air and this, on the other hand, makes them feel gassy and cause colics. They often have problems with getting a good latch on the nipple of the bottle. The bottle is different compared to the other bottles because of the materials that it is composed of and because of the shape of the nipple. This bottle is made of silicone which is medical grade and it is BPA -free and it contains no PVC so it means it is a perfectly safe bottle regarding the materials. The nipple is made of the same material, too. The material makes the bottle squishy and feels nice on touch. The nipple is wide and its form resembles one of the real breasts so this makes it easier for the babies to get a good latch. The base of the bottles is also pretty wide which is good for cleaning but on the other hand it can be more difficult to place the bottle in a warmer for baby bottles so if you already have one before purchasing this bottle make sure to check if this bottle is proper size for your bottle warmer because the Comotomo bottles are too large to fit in too many bottle warmers.
Ease of use

Ease of use

The cap has grips on both sides so this makes the opening of the cap, unlike other bottles where you have to pull, very convenient and it is easy to open it. The opening of the bottle is really wide and if you use the formula you can easily put the milk powder inside without having to worry that you will spill the ingredients needed for preparation of the baby formula. There are markings on the bottle and they are marked in the silicone itself. This is a good thing because you do not have to worry that they will fade away but on the other hand, because they are written in the silicone itself you might have problems with reading them especially in low light rooms like for example feeding during the night. The nipple is also wide down at the bottom and there are two air vents in the nipple that are in a form of holes each hole being on each of the sides of the bottle. The system of dual vents helps in the prevention of colics and gas. The nipples come in four different rates of flows -starting from number 1 which is slow, then number 2 which comes with this bottle, and from 6 months onward you can purchase the fast flow or variable flow. All the nipples are easily inserted and they are suitable for each of the Comotomo bottles as they are interchangeable and all four different perfectly fit this bottle, so you can keep the bottle and purchase the nipple that mostly corresponds to your baby’s needs at that particular moment. One of the cons of the nipples is that they are not labeled so if you have different sizes it can be confusing which one is, for example, slow and which one is medium flow.
Performance

Performance

As said because of its width the bottle is hard to put in a bottle warmer but on the hand, it is super easy to put the bottle in a microwave or if you do not have one you can also heat it in a bowl or deep pan of hot water. The material is safe for the microwave but compared to plastic or glass bottles the process of heating can take longer. What is important for the parents and babies is that when babies suck the nipple does not collapse. Another very good thing is that unlike plastic bottles that can absorb the smell of the milk if you leave it longer period the silicone as a material does not absorb the smell. Plastic bottles also can become stained or yellowish if you put them too many times in a dishwasher or sterilizer so in this case, this is a plus for this Como Tomo bottles as it is stain resistant. However, if you leave the Como Tomo to soak for a long time or during the night some discolorations might happen especially white stains can appear in case of hard water.
What is also important for parents usually when purchasing baby bottles is the dripping part and they wonder if they drip. Many of the parents advise with this 8 oz bottle to use the slow flow nipple and in this way to prevent any leakage, which also means additional purchase as this bottle comes with the nipple number 2. If you squeeze the bottle there is eventually a drip but that is expected.
Design

Design

The Como Tomo bottle has a modern and sleek design so because of its look it has been much popular among the trendy moms and those who follow fashion and the army of Instagram moms. We can say that it is a wide and shorter bottle compared to other baby bottles. The silicone material makes the bottle squeezable and kids love playing with it. The shape of the bottle is nice, round and with round edges so it is handy for the babies to hold it in their small hands. The nipples as mentioned are one of the best features that make this bottle different from the rest. They are designed to resemble the natural look of mother's breasts so they are wide and are soft around, firm on sides and the nipple itself is not too tight nor too soft. They contain air vents that eliminate the air intake that is not required and this is why it is recommended for kids who might have problems with colic or reflux. The nipple ring is the only part that is made of plastic and this can be in green or pink color. On the nipple ring, there is a part that is like a notch which is very convenient when you screw or unscrew it. When you put the cap and secure it well it does not come off the bottle and stays safely on even when you put it in a bag so the Como Tomo is great for on the go.
Ease of cleaning

Ease of cleaning

The nipple is easy to take it out from the nipple ring and all the parts are also easy to take apart and in no time to put them together again without any fuss. The ring tightens up really well and dripping is not an issue with this bottle. All parts are easily accessible for cleaning and washing and the opening is so wide that not only bottle brush but you can put a whole hand with a sponge inside the bottle so it is very convenient. You can even take the bottle and pull the inside of the bottle out for easier cleaning. This is very important for most of the parents especially because you have to clean the bottle a couple of times a day. When washed the parts dry faster than the regular bottles. If you want to clean the bottle is safe to be used in a dishwasher and you can also put it in a sterilizer. If stains appear due to hard water or too many times in sterilizers the manufacturer recommends cleaning the bottle with baking soda.
Value

Value

This is one of the most expensive bottles out there but on the other hand, there are many parents who claim that they have tried many different bottles and that babies easily take on this one and seem to like it and easily adjust to the transfer from breastfeeding to bottle feeding and this has no price. Another good thing about it is that you can buy just one bottle and you do not have to buy a pack of them so you can try it first if this works for you and for your baby. The price is more than an average for a baby bottle but ComoTomo is so much more than an average bottle so it is definitely worth the money.

Bottom line

This sleek and modern designed bottle made of high-quality material would be perfect for babies who are at least three months old and up to six months. It comes with a wide silicone nipple that also contains two air vents which are welcomed for babies who suffer from gases, colics and it is recommendable for babies who have reflux, as it prevents the baby to take in the air that is not necessary. With its design, it is intended for babies who are breastfed but also need to be bottle fed and many positive parents’ comments verify that babies do love this bottle because it is squishy and they can squeeze it and play with it. It does not leak and can be used with four different sizes of nipples depending on the baby’s months. Parents besides modern design also love it because it can be easily cleaned as it is wide enough to be cleaned thoroughly. Although not very cheap still it is a well worth investment especially because as parents claim babies have no problems in accepting the ComoTomo bottle.
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