If you are ready to bottle-feed your baby, you may feel overwhelmed by all the different bottles available to choose. If you choose to bottle-feed your baby using the Playtex drop-in nursing system, you will find a variety of accessories available to help you in this process. Using Playtex drop-in nursers is easy and convenient.
Purchase a selection of bottles and accessories. Playtex nurser bottles come in four- and eight-ounce sizes and a variety of colors and patterns. Make sure you purchase drop-in liners in a size that matches the bottles you choose. Remember that while four-ounce bottles may be convenient when baby is little, she will need the larger size as she grows. Save money by purchasing only eight-ounce bottles--you can always fill them with less milk in baby's early stages, and they will be ready to fulfill her feeding needs when she gets bigger.
Sterilize the bottle nipples. You can sterilize the nipples either by placing them in a dishwasher basket on the top rack and running them through the wash cycle, or simply by placing them in boiling water for 10 or 15 minutes. Purchase a few extra nipples in case one gets lost or damaged. The bottles will each come with one nipple in the packaging.
Add the drop-in liners. Playtex sterilizes their drop-ins before packaging, so you don't have to worry about cleaning or sterilizing them before use. The bottle itself will not come into contact with your baby's milk, so you don't have to clean those before using them, either. The liners simply drop into the bottle, so put one in each bottle to have it ready when you need it.
Add the milk. If you formula-feed your baby, you can simply mix the formula in these bottles as you would with any other brand. Scoop the formula into the liner, add water, put on the lid and shake it up. Your bottle is ready to go.