Playtex or Dr Brown?

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Christi - posted on 09/30/2009

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Just whatever you do don't use the Plaxtex Vent-aire bottles! I use them with my 3 month old twins and I have spent more time on the phone with Plaxtex getting them to replace all of my bottles than it's worth! They leak horrible and all of the writing that has the ounces on it completely washes off! I would definitely go with Dr.Browns even though it's a lot of pieces to wash it's worth it when it comes to colic, gas, and fussiness.

Laura - posted on 10/01/2009

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Well I don't know about the Dr. Brown's but I used the playtex bottles with my 3 kids and loved them. They clean up easy, you can put them in the dishwasher, and the generic inserts fit them.

Natalie - posted on 09/30/2009

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I've never tried Dr Brown bottles...but the experience that I've had with Playtex is great. My daughter uses the Playtex Drop-ins, they are fairly easy as long as long as you have the rimmed liners as opposed to the folding ones. :)

Amy - posted on 10/01/2009

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I would recommend the Dr. Brown bottles! I used them with my first son, he's almost 6yrs old now, from the beginning and never had an issue with him being gassy or fussy. Then with my youngest son, almost 7mths now, I tried to use the Playtex drop ins but he was fussy and gassy all the time. So I switched to Dr. Brown's and about a week later he was a completely different baby! They are more expensive, but definetly worth it!

Abby - posted on 10/01/2009

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As a breast feeding mum who wanted an occasional night off (or even half hour off), i wanted to introduce a bottle to feed expressed milk, I tried every bottle under the sun, i probably had more bottles in my house than a full time formula feeding mum and my baby would take none of them, no matter how breast-like or natural they were including playtex and dr Brown... playtex was slightly the better, but it was a battle every time and really more milk was spilled and spat than was drank. when my second came along and the same thing happened I went straight to an open topped sipping cup that is tilted (can't remember brand name but got from the natural baby resource) at 5 months and do you know he never had a moment's problem and drank perfectly from that whenever i needed to leave him eg at childminders...still prefered the boob but was adequately fed from the cup...I'd say give it a go

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Ellie - posted on 10/13/2013

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Playtex Nurser Bottles & Drop-in LIners, fantastic product and so easy to use. My baby suffered from terrible colic, my husband used to push our baby out in the pushchair at night to try and ease some of the discomfort. We were so exhausted. Highly recommend Playtex Nurser Bottles & Drop-In Liners - brought from Pregnancy2Baby

Ellie - posted on 10/13/2013

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Playtex Nurser Bottles & Drop-In Liners. Fantastic product and so easy to use,. My baby suffered from terrible colic, my husband used to push our baby out in the pushchair at night to try and ease some of the discomfort. We were so exhausted. Highly recommend Playtex Nurser Bottles & Drop-In Liners - brought from Pregnancy2Baby

Tammi - posted on 10/01/2009

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DEFINATELY Dr. Brown's without a question! My daughter was colicky and within a week of using Dr. Brown's bottles... I had a much happier baby. Recommended them to every new mom!

Sharrye - posted on 10/01/2009

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I think it all depends b.cse I had both & my daughter still had gas. Even with Dr's Browns, you still end up burping the baby anyways so In my experiance, b.cse of the nipple, my daughter preferred playtex...to me playtex drop in were super conveniant b.cse all you had to do when your done, was throw them out & drop in another one & you dont have to worry about washing/sterilizing the bottle...so it all depends on what the baby wants & what works for the both of you guys...good luck!

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I use cheap Evenflo & Target bottles and my Medela ones that came with the pump, but use Dr Brown's nipples. They seem to seal better than any other nipple I've tried. But - my son didn't have any trouble with gas, MAYBE spit up twice. I can't really say it was the type of bottle/nipples that I used :)

Shelley - posted on 09/30/2009

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I like them both, but I have found that my son has sorta outgrown the Dr. Browns. They were very good for gas at the beginning, but he is 4 months old now and the nipple and pipe thing make it too slow for him, despite it being a "fast" nipple. We tried to take the insides out but the nipple pours all over without it. We like the playtex!

Rebecca - posted on 09/30/2009

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i tried playtex but they gave my son gas..i now use born free glass bottles and he is gas free!!

Jennifer - posted on 09/30/2009

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I used Dr. Brown's with my first son and LOVED them! Now I am expecting our second and thinking of switching to Playtex drop-ins for the convenience factor because Dr. Brown's can be a pain to clean. I'm hesitant to do so but think it is worth a shot. I'm at the sink enough as it is!

Jeannie - posted on 09/30/2009

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Dr. Browns!!! No doubt. I used them on both of my boys and recently found out I'm expecting #3 I will for sure use them again!!!! That help with gas so much!!!! I love them and wouldn't buy anything else. They are a little pricey but worth every penny!!!!!

Jennifer - posted on 09/30/2009

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Dr. Brown Bottles are good they help with fussy babies also, yes they are expensive but they work well

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We have found that Playtex drop-ins work best. We tried Dr. Brown's and Born Free, and our son had gas and spit-up with both. Now that we have switched to Playtex drop-ins, he has less gas and spit-up. Also, the liners are nice because you are not constantly cleaning bottles!!!

Fran - posted on 09/30/2009

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all i can tell you is the avent bottles that are bpa free are not the same as the old avent bottles and i can't wait to get rid of mine on freecycle. we are planning on having more children and i will be switching to a different brand when we do. probably leaning toward dr. browns from my friends recommendations.

Lindsey - posted on 09/30/2009

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Dr Browns!!! Really they are the best!!! I used the playtex ventaire and the avent bottles for the first 6 weeks, then tried one Dr Brown bottle and it made all the difference in the world!!! My baby was less gassy and less fussy. But it may just depend on the baby. GOOD LUCK =)

Jessica - posted on 09/30/2009

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I use playtex ventaire and playtex drop-ins. They work well and are more affordable than dr. brown.

Christina - posted on 09/30/2009

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DEFINITELY dr. browns.I used them as soon as my son was home from the hospital and they were a life saver.He was not fussy and I never never never had a problem with him spitting up or being gassy.Dr. Browns bottles were developed by an actual doctor unlike most bottles and they work.Their also patented so no one can duplicate them in the same way,although they try to come up with similar ways,like the playtex vent air bottles.I used those stupid things at the child care center with other babies and they were horrible,they leaked constantly and they didn't help with gas.So hands down go with dr.browns.

Rhonda - posted on 09/30/2009

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used dr browns ,they did not work for my son that was colic for 6-9 months, and had a problem with them leaking. I used old playtex bottles they were better for latching on and gas.

Tina - posted on 09/30/2009

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I don't have a reason for it but our birthing class instructor said the best two brands are Dr Brown and Avent. I'm thinking about taking back all of the expensive Born Free before I deliver and just listening to her recommendation.

Lyssa - posted on 09/29/2009

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I've used both with my daughter, and I prefer the Dr. Browns (although now she's moved on to a sippy cup - and I recomend Learning Curve with a soft tip). They do have more parts, but I never could get all the air out of the PlayTex, that and mixing the formula got to be a hassle because I had to mix it THEN put it in the liner THEN get the air out...too much. She had little to no gas on the Dr. Browns, hardly ever spat-up, and seemed to handle the slightly longer, thinner bottles better than PlayTex.

Dalynn - posted on 09/29/2009

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Honestly, I don't like either. I used playtex with my son and hated them! I had issues with them leaking. Dr. Brown's are a pain to clean. I personally love BORN FREE. They are my all time favorite though a bit more on the expensive side. Hope that helps! Good luck!

Debra - posted on 09/29/2009

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DR. BROWNS!!! No messy bags, so you're greener. There are more parts to clean but well worth it. No Gas, my daughter found it easy to hold from early on. To me there is no other.

Tricia - posted on 09/29/2009

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When my son was bottle feeding I was looking for one thing in a bottle...a nipple that at least somewhat resembled the real deal because I was still part time breast feeding. I ended up using the Avent bottles with my son and they worked well. I am currently pregnant with my second son and hope to breast feed more this time, and I found bottles that I love at walmart...the Adiri Natural Nursers. They are a bit pricey but this time around I know what to expect from breast feeding and hope I am able to do it more, but there still will be times I need to bottle feed, or my husband will give him a bottle, so those are the ones I picked out. They have a wider nipple, feels about as realistic as a bottle can, and of course are bpa free. Good luck!

LuAnna - posted on 09/29/2009

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personally i prefer dr.brpwn because when my son used platex he would finish the bottle and be sucking the air and that causes colic.so i changed to dr.brown and he is doing great:)

Julie - posted on 09/29/2009

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I started my son on the Playtex Nursers and he had a lot of gas and spit up every feeding. After some research, I came across the Dr. Browns. Once I switched, he had no more gas or spitting up. They are a little pricey and tougher to clean, but they are definitely worth every penny.

Danielle - posted on 09/29/2009

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i used dr.browns with my daughter..They worked awesome she never had gas or any stomach problems.Another plus she barely ever threw up.They are more expensive but they work. I am planning on using them again with my second daughter who is due in 2weeks!

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I use Dr. Brown's. They have a lot of parts and they're a little expensive, but I really noticed a difference in the amount my son spit up and the amount of gas he had when we started using them. If you're going that route, I would advise just starting out with the 8 oz. bottles, though, because most babies quickly outgrow eating just 4 oz., and it's a pain to make the bottle, let them eat the 4 oz., and then make more.

Zee - posted on 09/29/2009

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Well i'm using the Avent bottles now and i HATE them, they seem to leak and its so annoying i'm not even closing the cap tight i just cant stand them anymore! but i heard great stories on the 2 so hopfully i will make my mind up soon!

ELIZABETH - posted on 09/29/2009

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I love Playtex advantage vent-air. There kind of a pain in the butt to clean because there are 4 parts but once you get the hang of them there so easy to put together and take apart. I love them and my daughter didn't have any problem adjusting from breast to bottle and didn't have any gas. There BPA free too!

Ashley - posted on 09/29/2009

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Quoting Conni:

I used playtex ventaire with my first son who was formula fed, but I also work in a childcare center in the infant room and I see WAY more babies coming and going with the Dr. Browns bottles...and I have to say that the babies on the Dr. Brown's do tend to be a little less gassy and when they arent gassy they arent typically fussy so they seemed to be "happier" babies as well. Now that's not saying that I havent come across super happy babies who use the 99 cent dollar store bottle either. Every baby is different and it's generally trial and error when it comes to bottles. I myself am looking for a good bottle to give my breastfed son so that he doesnt endure major nipple confusion. Good luck hun!



I recommend Avent to help with possible nipple confusion.  I mostly breastfeed, but supplement with formula and have since my sweet boy was about four weeks and the Avent nipples worked great!



Hope that helps Conni!

Ashley - posted on 09/29/2009

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We use Playtex Drop-Ins while out and about, and Avent while at home or visiting Grandma's. They both work great. Just make sure to burp baby! My son gets super gassy, so these bottles do help.

Good luck mama!

Conni - posted on 09/29/2009

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I used playtex ventaire with my first son who was formula fed, but I also work in a childcare center in the infant room and I see WAY more babies coming and going with the Dr. Browns bottles...and I have to say that the babies on the Dr. Brown's do tend to be a little less gassy and when they arent gassy they arent typically fussy so they seemed to be "happier" babies as well. Now that's not saying that I havent come across super happy babies who use the 99 cent dollar store bottle either. Every baby is different and it's generally trial and error when it comes to bottles. I myself am looking for a good bottle to give my breastfed son so that he doesnt endure major nipple confusion. Good luck hun!

Niki - posted on 09/29/2009

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my daughter had very bad colic, and for her i found using Playtex was the best for her, cuz u can squeeze the air out of the bottle

Billie-Ann - posted on 09/29/2009

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I think it really depends on what you like and what your child will take to. We use Playtex Drop-Ins with my 7 month old daughter. After several months of trying different bottles, including Dr. Brown, she took better to Playtex than anything else. I love them, b/c I do not have to wash bottles every night. The drop ins are disposable and I discard them after one use. I am still washing nipples but that doesn't seem to take as long as washing bottles. My only complaint about Playtex is they tend to bust open the first couple times you use them. I think that it is just that you aren't being really careful even though you think you are... I like seeing the air being squeezed out of them though.

Whitney - posted on 09/29/2009

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DR BROWNS!!! Hands down!! seriously - I used them since my son was 6 weeks old and he has never had a problem with gas. Every mom I know that uses them loves them! :)

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