What's better Dr. Browns or Avent? I am looking for the easiest use.

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I Was Using Dr.Brown's But Just Started To Hate Them. They Have Been Leaking All Over So I Switched To Playtex Drop-Ins With The Soft Nipple And My 2 Month Old Son Loves Them So Much Better

Erin - posted on 01/29/2010

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I've only used Dr. Brown and they are the best!! They take a little more time to clean but they helped my gassy baby tremendously!

JL - posted on 01/29/2010

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I tried both and I personally preferred Dr.Browns. My second child had far more digestive problems and Dr. Browns worked better for him.Yes, there are more parts to clean but the starter kit comes with the skinny brush for cleaning the inside part so it is not really complicated and takes maybe a few more seconds to clean and put back together, but I washed all bottles and sippy cups by hand.

The advent leaked too easily.

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Natasha - posted on 02/22/2010

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Have only used Avent bottles. Easy to purchase the accessories that come with them at most chemists and supermarkets. I loved the different flow teats you could buy for each stage. My son never had colic or reflux. I never washed them in the dishwasher only in the sink with a little bit of washing liquid.

Christina - posted on 02/22/2010

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I started with Avent, but as someone mentioned before my daughter had very bad colic, we tried all the drops to ease it but the Dr. Brown's bottles were the onky thing that helped her. I now swear by them and i would definitely buy these from the get go if i was to have another!! Granted, they just dont look quite as nice and they have a few more parts to clean but two extra parts isn't very many and i always found that soaking them in hot soapy water and then rinsing them in warm water before going in the steriliser worked just as well as the brush, so really no extra effort required!! MASSIVE DR. BROWN'S FAN!! but its true your child may make the decision for you anyhow!! good luck!!!

Stephany - posted on 02/22/2010

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I used both, but the Dr. Brown's were so hard to clean that we reverted just to the Avent. I like how easy the Avent are to clean, and how thye grow with your child. Theyc an leak if you don't put them together properly, and there is a slight whistling sound, but the sound lets you know that the airflow is working properly. I won't argue that the Dr. Brown's are probably best to use for colic, but the improvement in negligible. My son's pediatric gastrointerologist told me that some babies are gassy, some have colic (which most doctors are now referring to as gastric reflux), and some are perfectly fine- bottles have very little to do with it. get the one that you are most comfortable with, and find what works for your baby.

Bronwyn - posted on 02/22/2010

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I started off using Avent and my baby had terrible colic, so we switched to Dr Browns and it really helped. I've tried going back to the Avent now that she's 8 months old but they really make an annoying whistling sound which disturbs her. So I will just stick wtih Dr Browns and recommend them. The parts aren't too difficult to clean, they give you a tiny pipe cleaner for the valve.

Meghan - posted on 01/29/2010

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I used advent but if the lid was too tight it leaked and didn't work. In the end I used the large playtex bottles with the air vents in the end. But what ever type you use and if you will do formula, get the bottles with a wider opening! It's sooo much easier on yourself.

Brandy - posted on 01/29/2010

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I have used both of these and if your looking for EASE, Advent is it, but I strongly recommend Dr. Browns! They just seem to be so much more gentle on baby's tummy and once you get the hang of cleaning them, their a breeze! Good luck.

Sharon - posted on 01/29/2010

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If you intend to continue partially breastfeeding, use dr.browns, the nipple for this bottle will prevent nipple confusion. but avent is definitely easier to clean.

Abbie - posted on 01/29/2010

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I didn't use either I used playtex drop ins. I like those because you could push the air out and didn't have to worry about if they were laying down or sitting up.

Erin - posted on 01/29/2010

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Dr. Browns was the only bottle my little guy would take at 6 months when I weaned him. I tried every brand and style that they sold. (Now we have a very extensive unused bottle collection - lol) I don't find them that terrible to clean. I just have a few and wash them all once a day.

Donna - posted on 01/29/2010

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Hi, Dr. Browns are great, the only down side being the cleaning, but due to me doing all the night feeds so daddy could get a good nights sleep ready for work, he always did the bottle washing!! lol!!

Melanie - posted on 01/29/2010

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I have 5 kids so have tried most brands & I would have 2 say over the last 16 years Avent is by far the best I have used.......No wind problems, the don't leak like Amy says if u line the teat up with the ring on the cap, easy 2 clean, sterilizers are really great aswell, they have a great teat sizing selection................ I use all Avent products with my children & love recommending this brand to others as I am confident they will satisify any Mother/children needs ! Hope this helps :)

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/29/2010

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I have used both, adn Dr. Brown hands down is the better bottle. If you over tighten avent, it makes a high pitch noise, and can bubble out the neck...also making it difficult to suck. If you leave it to loose, it will leak. Dr. Brown may have 1 more part...but it is a better bottle for the digestive system too. I mainloy breastfed my baby, but when I had to work I needed my mother in law to feed him. I am 30 wks prego and I have already registered for the Dr. Brown bottles, and once again I will be predominantly breastfeeding. If you are gonna need a bottle, the Dr. Brown is much better for there digestive system....they aren't that bad to clean either. They also have a disk that goes in the neck of the bottle for no leak transport. Good luck...heck your baby might make the decision for you!

Amy - posted on 01/29/2010

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i use avent and they are great, no problems with colic/wind, easy to clean and they dont leak if u line up the little nick in the white ring with one of the valves on the teat (you will no what i meen when u got an avent bottle in front of u 2 have a look at)

Megan - posted on 01/29/2010

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Look into the born free bottles. They are similar, and easy to clean. It's the only bottle my son will take!

Ana - posted on 01/29/2010

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I have Avent and I hate them. My mother in law sent me 6 Tommee Tippee bottles from the UK and I absolutely LOVE THEM! Babies R US are stocking them now, they are called Close to Nature by Tommee Tippee. I seriously swear by them!

Stephanie - posted on 01/29/2010

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I used Dr. Browns. My daughter had colic and Dr. Browns helped. There are more parts, but if you are dilligent about rinsing the bottles after use, then the parts are really easy to hand wash. I never used the dishwasher for baby bottles because I was too concerned about deposits and residue on her items - my dishwasher isn't that efficient to get all that stuff off anyway. I never tried Advent though, so I can't give a comparison. I really liked Dr. Browns!

Adri - posted on 01/29/2010

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With my first child I used Dr. Brown's and although they worked great they were a hassle to clean. With my second baby I used Evenflo's Purely Comfi BPA free bottles. I loved them. My only complain was that the bottle opening was too small and it made it more difficult to put powder formula in.

Stephanie - posted on 01/29/2010

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I DIDNT GO W/ EITHER... DR BROWN WAS A HASSLE TO PULL APART AND CLEAN... I WENT WITH PLAYTEX VENTAIRE ADVANCED.. NEVER HAD A PROBLEM.. SO EASY TO CLEAN.. AND HAS DIFF LEVEL NIPPLES; SLOW AND FAST DEPENDING ON THE BABY!!

Nikki - posted on 01/29/2010

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PLAYTEX VENTAIRE i think that's what they are called, I swear by them, none of the other bottles worked with us

Melissa - posted on 01/29/2010

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We used Dr. Browns. Since I didn't run the dishwasher often, I hardly ever wash them in the dish washer, I hand wash. But the few times I have put them in the dishwasher I have used a munchkin basket to keep all the parts together and on the top rack, I haven't had anything melt. I have tried a couple other bottles since using Dr. Browns and have been very disappointed.

Emma - posted on 01/29/2010

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Avent are easier to clean but Dr Browns really really work!!!!! my daughter had TERRIBLE TERRIBLE colic!!

Katty - posted on 01/29/2010

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I used Dr. Brown's up til my son was 8months then switched to Avent when I was ready to buy sippy cups. I wished I had started off with Avent. Dr. Brown bottles are great because he never had gas issues but there are too many parts. Avent bottles prevent gas too and they grow with your needs. You can add handles and the nipples and spouts are interchangeable. I really like Avent and plan to use them again.

Melissa - posted on 01/29/2010

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We used Dr. Browns on recommendation from our hospital. One of the nurses said that Dr. Browns or Playtex Vent Aire are the best. She told me that in her experience the Avents leaked too much. The Dr Browns can be a hassle to wash, but my baby does really well with them.

Ashley - posted on 01/29/2010

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agreed avent is much easier we had dr browns for a bit and they were a pain in the ... well you get it .. and they say they are dish washer safe but lets put it this way we put them in there once and had to return them after because the lids all melted ... but i personal like gerber bottles

Natacia - posted on 01/29/2010

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I agree - Avent definitely much easire to clean and they're also excellent bottles.

Kelsey - posted on 01/29/2010

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I really liked Dr. Brown's for my daughter. It helped out with gas and prevented colic.

Tracey - posted on 01/29/2010

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Dr Browns... My daughter has never had problems with winding on these and once finished over the shoulder she goes and burrrrp straight away.... Used a different one once as forgot the bottle and it was a NIGHTMARE

Carly - posted on 01/29/2010

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In my opinion, Dr Browns are the best to use for the childs sake yet they can be a bit difficult to clean as they have the tube in the middle! Advent are good, but I also think the Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature bottles are good too.

Hope this helps

Tiffany - posted on 01/29/2010

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Avent definitly. Dr. brown is good but too much hassle to clean. Avent is simple and really helps to prevent gas. Both my children used avent and I would use them again if I were to have another baby.

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