MAM Anti-Colic Bottle (self-sterilising) review

Our rating 
4.7 out of 5 star rating 4.7
User rating
£4.87 RRP
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In a nutshell

A great hassle-free bottle that does everything itself!
Ease of use
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Ease of cleaning
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Effectiveness
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Design
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Durability
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Worth the money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Anti-colic, self-sterilising function, BPA free, soft teat
Cons: Design of the bottle won't appeal to everyone, chunky base makes it hard for small hands to hold
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Key information you may need to know about the MAM Anti-Colic bottle:

Capacity/sizes available: 160ml, 260ml

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Price per bottle: £4.87

Type of teats: Teat 1 Slow Flow (from 0 months), Teat 2 Medium Flow (from 2 months), Teat 3 Fast Flow or Fast Flow Non Spill (from 4 months), Teat X Cross Cut (from 6 months), Extra Soft Spout (from 4 months)

Made from: Polypropylene and silicone

BPA free: Yes

Dishwasher safe: Yes

Microwave safe: Yes

Awards won: The MAM Anti-Colic Bottle scooped the silver medal in the 2018 MadeForMums Awards for best baby bottle.

A bottle that cleans itself. Sounds to good to be true, doesn’t it? But MAM has created one, called the MAM Anti-Colic Bottle, and it has more to offer than easy microwave steam sterilisation.

As well as being self-sterilising, it also claims to reduce colic by 80%. The soft silky silicone teat is also aimed at making switching between breast and bottle easier.

Being a breastfeeding mum, the whole world of bottles that need sterilising seem like rocket science to me, so for someone to introduce a bottle that sterilises itself is a giant tick in my book!


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To get started, all I needed was a microwave and water and apparently in three easy steps and in 3 minutes the bottle is sterilised.

How do you use a MAM self-sterilising anti-colic bottle?

The MAM Anti-Colic Bottle really is easy to use.  To use the self-sterilising function you simply follow the three steps:

  • Fill the base with cool water using the measuring cap provided
  • Place the bottle components on top of the base
  • Heat in the microwave for 3 minutes

I couldn’t believe that it would be that easy to use but it really was.

You can buy this bottle at Argos, Mothercare or Amazon

How do the anti-colic features work on the MAM bottle

As well as the self-sterilising function the bottle also has a vented base, which is the ‘anti-colic’ part.

The ventilation holes regulate the pressure and the amount of air swallowed by your baby.

My son Oscar really found it easy to feed with this bottle and being a breastfed baby who isn’t used to a bottle, the milk flowed evenly, so there was no gagging and spluttering.

As well as these two great functions, the MAM Anti-Colic Bottle is also BPA free, has a silk teat so its silky soft for your baby, comes in a variety of colours and sizes, and is easy to clean.

Is the MAM anti-colic bottle easy to hold for babies?

It’s not as sleek as other bottles on the makers and is quite bulky with a really chunky base and it can be hard for little hands to grasp onto whilst feeding. That said, some parents will find that slightly different shape modern and appealing.

Who is the MAM Anti-Colic Bottle best for?

Mums who want no-fuss quick sterilising, especially when away from home.

What do other mums on the MFM forum say about the MAM Anti-Colic Bottle?

‘Fab’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘lifesaver’ are just a few of the words mums have used to describe the MAM anti-colic self-sterilising bottle.

Scoring the bottle a full five stars, mum Amelia said she had tried every bottle going after starting combination feeding at two months, but MAM’s flat teats “made it so much easier”.

Meanwhile, our reviewer Catherine loved the MAM anti-colic bottle, and told us that her breastfed son found it”easy to feed with this bottle”.

MadeForMums verdict:

The MAM Anti-Colic Bottle really does make sterilisation quick and easy. The silky teat and anti-colic features make it easy for a baby to feed from, and the fact that it’s BPA-free is also reassuring.

All you need to do is make sure there’s a microwave at your destination if you plan to travel with this bottle as your all-in-one bit of feeding kit.

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Product Specifications

Product

Brand MAM
Model Anti-Colic Bottle (self-sterilising)
Price £4.87
Available sizes
  • Bottles: 160ml, 260ml
  • Teats: Comes with Silk Teat in slow flow (1). MAM also has Silk Teats in medium flow (2), fast flow (3) and cross-cut teat (X)

Features

Anti-colic Yes
Dishwasher safe Yes
Microwave safe Yes
Component parts (excluding teat) 4
Made from Silicone teat and BPA-free plastic
Features
  • Self-sterilising
  • Sterilisation takes just 3 minutes in microwave
  • Vented anti-colic base
  • Bpa-free
  • Three sizes
  • Comes with silk teat