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Baby Bottles That Convert To Sippy Cups

bottles that convert to sippy cups

Baby Bottles That Convert To Sippy Cups


Bottles That Grow With Your Child


Several brands of baby bottles can be converted to toddler sippy cups.

Providing with the following benefits:


  • Save Money: keep your hard earned dollars 
  • Stay organized: Fewer pieces and parts of bottles & sippy cups. 
  • Eco-friendly: buying less saves precious resources and reduces waste
  • Comfort: continue using a brand that you trust instead of switching to a new brand.


Glass

Lifefactory: Both the 4oz and 9oz Lifefactory glass baby bottles can now be converted to sippy cups with Lifefactory Sippy Converter Caps. With Lifefactory you also have the added convenience of being able to purchase just the 9 oz. bottle (with cap), just the sippy caps or the complete Lifefactory Sippy Cup Bottle, all of which are available here.

Stainless Steel

Pura: Pura offers a great stainless steel bottle where no plastic parts come into contact with your child's food. Pura bottles come in 5oz or 11oz sizes. Any Pura bottle can double as a baby bottle or sippy cup and will work with all of the following:

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Breast Pump Baby Bottle Compatibility

breast pump baby bottle compatibility

Pump directly into your baby bottles. Our breast pump baby bottle chart will show you how. 

Wondering which breast pumps will work with which baby bottles?

 

Use our handy chart to learn which brands are compatible. We have included popular pump brands like Medela, Spectra and Ameda. Baby Bottle brands include Comotomo, Munchkin and Born Free. 

 

Also, use this chart, if you want to use glass or silicone baby bottles with your breast pump instead of the plastic bottles provided by breast pump manufacturers.

 

NOTE: Some bottles will only work with a specific pump/bottle adapter and are noted below (with affiliate links to purchase the adapters).

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Medela Breast Pumps Yes Yes, with Born Free Adaptor Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapter Yes, with Munchkin Adapter Yes, with THIS Papablic Adapter Yes Yes, with Tommee Tippee Adaptor Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter ? Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
Spectra Breast Pumps Yes, with Spectra Adapter No Yes, with Spectra Adapter Yes, with Spectra Adapter No Yes No Yes, with THIS Adaper Yes, with THIS Adapter Yes, read THIS to learn how. Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter Yes No No ? No Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
Phillips Avent Breast Pumps No No No No No Yes No Yes with THIS adapter No No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter No No No No No Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
The First Years Pumps No No No No No No No No No ? No No No Yes, no adapter needed Yes No ?
Evenflo Breast Pumps Yes Yes, with Born Free Adapter Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapter Yes, with Munchkin Adapter No Yes Yes, with Tommee Tippee Adaptor Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter ? Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pump Kit
Nuk Breast Pumps No No No No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No ?
Hygeia Breast Pumps Yes, with Hygeia Narrow Mouth Adaptor No Yes, with Hygeia Narrow Mouth Adaptor Yes, with Hygeia Narrow Mouth Adaptor No No No No Yes, with Hygeia Narrow Mouth Adaptor No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter No No ? No No Yes, with Kiinde Adaptor & Hygeia Adaptor
Ameda Breast Pumps Yes Yes, with Born Free Adapter Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapter Yes, with Munchkin Adapter Yes, with THIS Papablic Adapter Yes Yes, with Tommee Tippee Adaptor Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter ? Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter

Ardo Breast Pumps

Yes Yes, with Born Free Adapter Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapterr Yes, with Munchkin Adapter No Yes ? Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter No No No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
Freemie Breast Pumps No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups No: Pump into these ease poor breast milk collection cups
Gland Breast Pumps Yes Yes, with Born Free Adaptor Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapter Yes, with Munchkin Adapter No Yes Yes, with Tommee Tippee Adaptor Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter No Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
KidsTime Breast Pumps Yes Yes, with Born Free Adaptor Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapter Yes, with Munchkin Adapter No Yes Yes, with Tommee Tippee Adaptor Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter ? Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
Nibble Breast Pumps (by Gland) Yes Yes, with Born Free Adaptor Yes Yes No Yes, with Avent Adapter Yes, with Munchkin Adapter No Yes Yes, with Tommee Tippee Adaptor Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter ? Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter No

Haoqin Breast Pumps

No No No No No Yes No No No No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter No Lansinoh Storage Bags with this Adapter No No No Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
BabySteps Breast Pumps Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? No Yes No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter ? Yes No No ? ?
Rumble Tuff Breast Pumps No No No No No Yes No No No No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter No No No No No Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter
Bellema Breast Pumps Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No No Yes No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter Yes No No No No ?
Lansinoh Breast Pumps Yes, with this Hygeia adapter (has the same threading as Lansinoh) No Yes, with this Hygeia adapter (has the same threading as Lansinoh) Yes, with this Hygeia adapter (has the same threading as Lansinoh) No No Yes, with Munchkin Adapter No Yes, with this Hygeia adapter (has the same threading as Lansinoh) No Nuk Storage Bags with this Adapter Yes Yes No No Yes, with Joovy Boob Adapter Yes, with Kiinde Pouch Adapter

Prefer pumping into breast milk bags?  

Check out our Breast Pump and Breast Milk Bag Compatibility Chart

If your not seeing the brand of bottle you where planning on using with your pump please comment below.  

Best Bottles for Spectra Breast Pumps

best baby bottles for spectra breast pumps

Spectra Breast Pumps will fit the following baby bottles:

If your looking for the best bottles for Spectra breast pumps you'll want to consider a few factors:


  • Will you be using the bottles to pump directly from your Spectra pump all the time or will you use a combination of pumping directly into bottles and milk bags? This will help determine how many bottles your may need and how many milk bags to have on hand.
  • Have you tried different bottles with your baby? Is there a certain type of nipple that they prefer? If you and your baby already have a bottle that you like there is most likely an adapter that will allow you to pump from your Spectra into your favorite bottle. If you don't see your bottle listed, leave a comment below and we will try to help you find one. 🙂
  • You have not used a bottle with your baby yet. You might want to only purchase a few different types of bottles that are compatible with your Spectra, at first and see which one your baby likes best.  Hang in there, getting a baby to take a bottle can be tough at first.  

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Spectra Breast Pumps are compatible with most baby bottles when you use bottle pump adapters and in some cases no adapter is needed.


Use the list below to find what will work for your bottle pump combo.

If your not seeing the brand of bottle you where planning on using with your pump please comment below.  

Thinking of switching to a Spectra breast pump?

Best Bottles for Medela Breast Pumps

best baby bottles to use with Medela breast pump

Medela Breast Pumps will fit the following baby bottles:

If your looking for the best bottles for Medela breast pumps you'll want to consider a few factors:


  • Will you be using the bottles to pump directly from your Medela pump all the time or will you use a combination of pumping directly into bottles and milk bags? This will help determine how many bottles your may need and how many milk bags to have on hand.
  • Have you tried different bottles with your baby? Is there a certain type of nipple that they prefer? If you and your baby already have a bottle that you like there is most likely an adapter that will allow you to pump from your Medela into your favorite bottle. If you don't see your bottle listed, leave a comment below and we will try to help you find one. 🙂
  • You have not used a bottle with your baby yet. You might want to only purchase a few different types of bottles that are compatible with your Medela, at first and see which one your baby likes best.  Hang in there, getting a baby to take a bottle can be tough at first.  

Medela Breast Pumps usually can be made to be compatible with most breast pumps.


The list below to find what will work for your bottle pump combo.

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If your not seeing the brand of bottle you where planning on using with your pump please comment below.  

How To Use Spectra Breast Pump with Comotomo Bottles

Pump direct from Spectra breast pump to Comotomo bottles

How To Use Spectra Breast Pump with Comotomo Bottles

Good news! Now you can easily pump directly from your Spectra breast pump with Comotomo baby bottles with these breast pump adapters.



spectra pump to comotomo bottles

UPDATE 2020 

You can still use the below method, but now there is an even easier way with just one adapter required.

Check out THIS Papablic Adapter on Amazon!

All you will need is two breast pump / baby bottle adapters to make this happen.

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Be sure to purchase the following two adapters and you will be pumping into your Comotomo bottles in no time.


How To Use Spectra Breast Pump with Tommee Tippee Bottles

Spectra breast pump with Tommee Tippee bottles

Your Tommee Tippee baby bottles are compatible with your Spectra breast pump. All you need is a few extra pieces/parts to make them work together. You will be pumping right into your Tommee Tippee bottles in no time. 🙂


Many moms who start out with the Tommee Tippee bottles and breast pump overtime decide they want to upgrade to a Spectra breast pump. Especially moms that are more than just the occasional pumper. 


Or maybe your baby just really has taken to the Tommee Tippee bottles (they are one of the top choices) and you want to use your Spectra pump to pump right into those bottles.


Whatever the reason. We have go you covered!


Here is how you can pump directly from your Spectra breast pump with Tommee Tippee bottles.

You Have TWO Options:


Option 1

Spectra Breast Pump S1 or S2 and the (pictured on the left) you will need to purchase BOTH of the adapters listed below:  

Option 2

You will need to purchase BOTH of these items.


Pictured on the right is THIS Tommee Tippee Adapter (connects to your Tommee Tippee baby bottles).


And, THIS narrow Pumpables Horn, currently only available on Pumpables website ( you would be using the Pumpables horn instead of the Spectra horn).

adapters for Tommee Tippee and Spectra Breast Pump

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Not Plastic Baby Bottles, Our Top 4 Picks

not plastic baby bottles, alternative to plastics

Are you considering using plastic-free baby bottles? Many parents are switching to safe non-plastic alternatives. Here we will discuss the best not plastic baby bottles options.

First lets go over the basics.


Reasons for choosing not plastic baby bottles include:

  • Health concerns with BPA and other chemicals that can leach from the plastic baby bottle into your babies food.  
  • Also alternative to plastic are better option for the environment.
  • Ease of heating tempered glass or medical grade silicone compared to possibly melting the plastic bottles​.

Alternatives to Plastic Baby Bottles.


Let's take a closer look at the pros and cons of each option. 


Glass Baby Bottles:


Pros: Glass bottles wont leak toxins into your babies food, and tempered glass can be warmed easily. 


Cons: Glass is heavy, and if you find a glass baby bottle that is not heavy it may be because it is not tempered glass and could break easily. 


Stainless Steel Baby Bottles:


Pros: This is a lightweight alternative to plastic baby bottles. Look for stainless steel bottles made from 18/8 stainless steel. Preferably double walled  (insulated) to keep liquids cold or warm. 


Cons: Sometimes the taste of steel is apparent and while you can use stainless steel bottles for breast milk and formula sometimes there is a strange aftertaste if the bottles are not thoroughly scrubbed before using them for other liquids like water. 


Silicone Baby Bottles: 


Pros: Super lightweight yet durable. Have a good feel that babies and toddlers tend to enjoy. Silicone is a non-toxic polymer made of silica (sand). 


Cons: It used to be silicone bottles where hard to find. Now there seems to be plenty of options.  Consider only going with reputable companies the 3rd party test their bottles for quality and safety standards.

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Top 4 Not Plastic Baby Bottles

  • Boon Nursh Silicone Pouch Baby Bottles: Boon just recently came out with these super neat bottles.  The Boon baby bottle focuses on air free feeding, so perfect for keeping gas and colic to a minimum.  As with other silicone baby bottles these are lightweight and dishwasher safe.
  • Comotomo Silicone Baby BottlesThis baby bottle also made our Top 5 Best Baby Bottles list and for a good reason.  It is easy to pour formula or breast milk into, its lightweight, dishwasher safe and babies tend to LOVE this bottle!  Silicone is composed primarily of silica (sand) and is categorized as a rubber. Here is a link to an article from Life Without Plastic to learn more.    If you are a Spectra pumping mom here is a article we wrote about how to pump right from your breast pump into your Comotomo baby bottles.​
  • Olababy Gentle Baby Bottle While this bottle is very similar to the Comotomo, some parents prefer this bottle because of the off-centered nipple and feel that mimics a natural breast more than the Comotomo.  Honestly, this just really depends on what your baby prefers.  As with the two silicone bottles listed above, this bottle is super lightweight, easy to use and clean.
  • Lifefactory Glass Baby Bottles:  Lifefactory still remains our top choice for glass baby bottles.  These bottles come with the silicone sleeve already attached, so there is no need to remove it.  These bottles are also safe to pump right into, freeze and heat in warm water.

Further Topics of Interest:

    Best Baby Bottles of 2020  (yes, several of the bottles in this article are listed here as well, like Comotomo which we just can't say enough about) My Plastic Free Life, this is a link to Beth Terry's website that contains useful information on transitioning away from plastics.

Comotomo Bottle Breast Pump Compatibility Guide

Comotomo breast pump guide

Comotomo Breast Pump Adapters

Here are the Comotomo breast pump adapters you will need so that you can pump directly into your Comotomo bottles. 


Currently, Comotomo Bottles are compatible with Medela and Ameda Breast Pumps using THIS adapter.


You can also use Comotomo bottles with your Spectra breast pump read THIS to learn how.


Here is a link to our complete Breast Pump Baby Bottle Compatibility Chart.  


In addition here are some helpful tips on how to pump your breast milk and use Comotomo baby bottles for pumping moms.


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Comotomo Bottle Breast Pump Tips:

  • If you can't find an adapter that will work with your breast pump and Comotomo bottle combination and you are concerned about using the plastic bottles provided with your pump. Try pumping into the bottles provided with your pump and then pour and store your breast milk in freezable GLASS MASON JARS. When ready to use simply pour your milk into your Comotomo baby bottles. Glass mason jars are affordable and can be reused for many years to come.  We love them so much that we even turned them into a functional baby bottle and sippy cup.  
  • Purchase extra rings and caps for your Comotomo bottles HERE.  It is always a good idea to have some extra rings and caps on hand.
  • Many moms prefer storing breast milk in Breast Milk Storage Bags. Breast milk bags take up less space in freezers and are sterile. Then simply pour your breast milk into your Comotomo baby bottles. Here is our Breast Milk Storarge Bag and Breast Pump Compatibility Chart

Comotomo Bottle Sterilizer Compatibility Guide

Comotomo bottle sterilizers

The Comotomo Bottle Sterilizer Guide lists baby bottle sterilizers that will fit Comotomo baby bottles. The compatibility chart below includes popular bottle sterilizer brands some are electric or battery operated. While others are microwave sterilizers, perfect for quick on the go sterilizing.


If your not sure what features to look for in a Sterilizer keep reading. We will go over some important factors to consider. 


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What Sterilizers work with Comotomo bottles.

Bottle SterilizerComotomo BottlesElectric or Microwave Sterilizer

AVENT 3-1 Electric Steam Sterilizer

YesElectric power only
Baby Brezza SterilizerYesElectric power only
Born Free Tru-Clean SterilizerYesElectric power only
Dr. Browns Deluxe Bottle SterilizerYesElectric power only
Medela Quick Clean Micro-Steam Bag SterilizerYesElectric power only
Munchkin Steam Guard Microwave SterilizerYesElectric power only
Tommee Tippee Microwave Steam SterilizerYesYes
Wabi Sterilizer and Dryer ComboYesNo

How to choose a Comotomo bottle sterilizer.

The main point of a bottle sterilizer is to disinfect your baby's bottles. But, there are a few other things to consider before choosing one. 

  • How many bottles can it clean at once? Some are super small and hold one bottle. Others can hold as many as six bottles.
  • ​Can it hold other items like pacifiers or if using a breast pump, pumping parts? Some of the larger sterilizers have special racks that can hold additional items other then just bottles.
  • How long does it take to sterilize the bottles? In general, most sterilizers take a matter of minutes. But if time is an important factor to you then this is something to pay attention to. 
  • Do you need one that has different power options like battery-powered? Some parents prefer to have a small sterilizer that can also be powered by batteries for traveling.
  • Keep in mind you can also use microwavable sterilizer bags when you are away from your sterilizer. 

Comotomo Resources:

See Also: Comotomo Baby Bottle Warmer Guide

 

Comotomo Bottle Warmer Guide

comotomo bottle warmer guide

Comotomo Bottle Warmer Compatibility Guide lists bottle warmers that are compatible with Comotomo baby bottles.


Comotomo bottles are on the wide at the top and tapper down.  The bottle is primarily composed of silicone which can be heated in a bottle warmer. 


Our compatibility chart includes popular bottle warmer brands like Avent, Boon and Tommee Tippee.

Bottle WarmerComotomo BottlesElectric or Microwave SterilizerTravel Bottle Warmer

AVENT Bottle Warmer

YesElectric power onlyNo
Boon Orb Bottle WarmerYesElectric power onlyNo
Born Free Tru-Temp Bottle WarmerYesElectric power onlyNo
Cuisinart BW-10 Bottle WarmerYesElectric power onlyNo
Kiinde Kozi bottle warmerYesElectric power onlyNo
Munchkin High Speed Bottle WarmerYesElectric power onlyNo
The First Years Simple Serve Bottle WamerYesYesNo
Tommee Tippee Travel Bottle and Food WarmerYesUses Hot WaterYes
Tommee Tippee Bottle and Food WarmerYesElectric power onlyNo

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Comotomo Resources:

See Also: Comotomo Baby Bottle Sterilizer Guide