favorite brand/type of bottles

Nicole - posted on 11/24/2009 ( 70 moms have responded )

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What's your favorite type of bottles? My favorite brand is those playtex ventaire bottles. i think they work so fabulous.

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Shannon - posted on 12/01/2009

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Avent!!! I breastfed only until she was 6 months and weened herself off and when it came time to use the bottle, I found that my daughter had a lot of problems using the Playtex Ventair bottles; the nipples were very hard. The Avent bottles were even easier to clean and dry.

C. - posted on 11/30/2009

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Quoting Nicole:



Quoting AMANDA:

I use the playtex ventaire wides like ashley-brown from above. My son loves them and they were easy to switch from breast to bottle but NOW my son will not take any other nipple(most are smaller) and the wide nipples have just been discontinued! So 2 of my 8 nipples have cracked at the hole and im hoping the others will hold untill hes in sippy cups!






they still make the nipples for them, i bought some the other day cuz i have those type of bottles also. i got them at a walmart.





The Ventaire Wide nipples are pretty much the exact same thing as the Drop-ins nipples, right?? So can't you just use the Drop-in nipples if you can't find the Ventaire ones? They look exactly the same on Target's website, except the Ventaire ones are latex and the Drop-in ones are silicone. But silicone doesn't break down as fast as latex does... So... Maybe??

C. - posted on 11/30/2009

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Quoting Nicole:



Quoting AMANDA:

I use the playtex ventaire wides like ashley-brown from above. My son loves them and they were easy to switch from breast to bottle but NOW my son will not take any other nipple(most are smaller) and the wide nipples have just been discontinued! So 2 of my 8 nipples have cracked at the hole and im hoping the others will hold untill hes in sippy cups!






they still make the nipples for them, i bought some the other day cuz i have those type of bottles also. i got them at a walmart.





The Ventaire Wide nipples are pretty much the exact same thing as the Drop-ins nipples, right?? So can't you just use the Drop-in nipples if you can't find the Ventaire ones? They look exactly the same on Target's website, except the Ventaire ones are latex and the Drop-in ones are silicone. But silicone doesn't break down as fast as latex does... So... Maybe??

Alicia - posted on 11/30/2009

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Platex drop-ins with the latex nipples. The clear silicone aren't as soft. They are toughter as less breast like where as the latex (brown) nipples seem to compress the same way I do. Love them!

STEFANIE - posted on 11/30/2009

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yes i agree i got the avent ones and when i found these i fell in love !~!!! ventare all the way !

Lindsay - posted on 11/30/2009

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When my daughter was using bottles I liked Playtex vent aire and Playtex drop ins.

Nicole - posted on 11/30/2009

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Quoting AMANDA:

I use the playtex ventaire wides like ashley-brown from above. My son loves them and they were easy to switch from breast to bottle but NOW my son will not take any other nipple(most are smaller) and the wide nipples have just been discontinued! So 2 of my 8 nipples have cracked at the hole and im hoping the others will hold untill hes in sippy cups!



they still make the nipples for them, i bought some the other day cuz i have those type of bottles also. i got them at a walmart.

Katrina - posted on 11/30/2009

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I love the Dr Brown Bottles. THey worked great for my gassy baby. He loved them too!

Alyssa - posted on 11/30/2009

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I LOVE soothies and playtex nurser drop-ins. I've used them with both my girls and will definitely use them when the next baby comes along whenever that may be

C. - posted on 11/30/2009

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Quoting Kim:



Quoting Christina:




It could just be that you didn't thin out the cereal enough. But I'm a little curious.. Why didn't you just use an infant spoon and bowl??









 






He was only 6 weeks old and his doctor wanted the cereal to be added to his bottle to help with reflux.  He told me one tablespoon per ounce but I only put one for every two ounces.  I tried again about a week after he tried the Dr. Browns and he still had a problem with the drop ins.





Oh, I see.. Well I don't know what went wrong. I personally have never had a problem with them. Did you get the right nipples? The reason I ask is that some bottle companies make a special nipple just for feeding cereal to a baby via baby bottle. If you didn't know, then maybe the next time you can look into it, whether you would prefer Dr. Brown's or Playtex. Also, if you can't find the special nipples, maybe the next time you could just try a fast flow nipple, that may work. If that's too much, try looking for a medium flow. 

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Quoting Christina:



It could just be that you didn't thin out the cereal enough. But I'm a little curious.. Why didn't you just use an infant spoon and bowl??





 



He was only 6 weeks old and his doctor wanted the cereal to be added to his bottle to help with reflux.  He told me one tablespoon per ounce but I only put one for every two ounces.  I tried again about a week after he tried the Dr. Browns and he still had a problem with the drop ins.

Rebecca - posted on 11/30/2009

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I really wanted to use the drop ins, but the drop ins themselves get too expensive. I do know they work great though. My youngest sister is 7 and my dad used the drop ins with her. I use the vent aire advanced bottles and I love them, and so does my daughter.

Tamra - posted on 11/30/2009

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they are really expensive, but i love Dr. Brown. I can really tell a diff in spit up vs. not spitting up

C. - posted on 11/30/2009

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Quoting Erin:

I think the safesty health wise are glass bottles. They are heavier but you can get them squeaky clean and sterailzed. Also, I don't trust plastic at all. There are too many harmful chemicals used to make it. How can anything made by those chemicals every truly be "safe"? But to each their own. Evenflo glass is all I've used because I could only breastfeed for 3 weeks.


I agree with you, but also not having very much money b/c my husband was brand new in the military when I had my son, not everyone can afford glass baby bottles. They are quite a bit more expensive than plastic baby bottles. Not only that, but if you get the BPA free bottles, you're on the safer side.. Those are like a cross between regular plastic bottles and glass bottles, safety-wise anyway.

C. - posted on 11/30/2009

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Quoting Erin:

I think the safesty health wise are glass bottles. They are heavier but you can get them squeaky clean and sterailzed. Also, I don't trust plastic at all. There are too many harmful chemicals used to make it. How can anything made by those chemicals every truly be "safe"? But to each their own. Evenflo glass is all I've used because I could only breastfeed for 3 weeks.


I agree with you, but also not having very much money b/c my husband was brand new in the military when I had my son, not everyone can afford glass baby bottles. They are quite a bit more expensive than plastic baby bottles. Not only that, but if you get the BPA free bottles, you're on the safer side.. Those are like a cross between regular plastic bottles and glass bottles, safety-wise anyway.

Erin - posted on 11/30/2009

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Also, Evenflo sells them with rubber type covers that go on or off easy! So they help you grip onto the bottle as well as keeping them from clinking around in the diaper bag. I've even traveled across country several times with a loaded down diaper bag full of glass bottled by myself just fine!

Erin - posted on 11/30/2009

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I think the safesty health wise are glass bottles. They are heavier but you can get them squeaky clean and sterailzed. Also, I don't trust plastic at all. There are too many harmful chemicals used to make it. How can anything made by those chemicals every truly be "safe"? But to each their own. Evenflo glass is all I've used because I could only breastfeed for 3 weeks.

AMANDA - posted on 11/30/2009

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I use the playtex ventaire wides like ashley-brown from above. My son loves them and they were easy to switch from breast to bottle but NOW my son will not take any other nipple(most are smaller) and the wide nipples have just been discontinued! So 2 of my 8 nipples have cracked at the hole and im hoping the others will hold untill hes in sippy cups!

Ashley - posted on 11/30/2009

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I have always used the Playtex Ventaire Wides. My son took to them right away and I've never had a problem with them! Just make sure all the pieces are on there right, and they're tight enough, or they will leak!

ANNE - posted on 11/30/2009

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We liked using avent bottle. Thinking about using the bottles from MAM with our new born.

C. - posted on 11/29/2009

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Quoting Kim:

So far the Dr. Browns have worked best for me. Babies R Us sends out 15% off coupons on them all the time. I tried Playtex Drop Ins but I had to stop using them when my sons doctor had us add rice cereal to his formula. For some reason the nipple that was meant for the cereal didn't really let the cereal through!


It could just be that you didn't thin out the cereal enough. But I'm a little curious.. Why didn't you just use an infant spoon and bowl??

C. - posted on 11/29/2009

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Quoting Kim:

So far the Dr. Browns have worked best for me. Babies R Us sends out 15% off coupons on them all the time. I tried Playtex Drop Ins but I had to stop using them when my sons doctor had us add rice cereal to his formula. For some reason the nipple that was meant for the cereal didn't really let the cereal through!


It could just be that you didn't thin out the cereal enough. But I'm a little curious.. Why didn't you just use an infant spoon and bowl??

Melissa - posted on 11/29/2009

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I've always been told that the Nuk bottles were the best! But I also use cheap bottles and buy the Nuk teats, when my kids were newborns they were the only type of teats they would take!

Bethany - posted on 11/29/2009

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For newborns I like the Dr. Brown bottles but once they get about 8 to 10 months any bottle is fine with me.

Libby - posted on 11/29/2009

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I absolutely LOVE Soothie brand. They are awesome, no leaks, no drop bags to buy, and they prevent colic and gassy babies. They're great, plus they are almost unbreakable even with older babies.

Jamie - posted on 11/29/2009

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I agree TOTALLY! I used the Avent bottles at first with my first child and she was VERY colicy! I switched her to the Playtex Ventairs and it was like night and day! I started my son on them right away and had no problems. I also found that my Avent bottles leaked around the nipple.

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Quoting Alicia:

does anyone know are the dr browns glass ones weak? like do they break easily?? i got a brand new two pack for two bucks and was thinking of trying it, but i got a 17 month old that im afraid may throw it.


 



I haven't tried the glass bottles but there are silicone bottle covers that could probably prevent them breaking.

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So far the Dr. Browns have worked best for me. Babies R Us sends out 15% off coupons on them all the time. I tried Playtex Drop Ins but I had to stop using them when my sons doctor had us add rice cereal to his formula. For some reason the nipple that was meant for the cereal didn't really let the cereal through!

Jessica - posted on 11/29/2009

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I loved the NUK bottles My daughter wont take anything but them. I also love that they have the sippy cup too.My daughter wouldnt take the sippy cup so we used the bottle nipple on the sippy cup to get her used to it and now she loves the sippy cup.

Jessica - posted on 11/29/2009

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glass bottles in the 6 months that my son has been born he has not had one belly ache

Lisa - posted on 11/29/2009

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I love Playtex nursers with the drop ins, They really cut back the the amount of air the babies swallow, cutting back on gas pain after feedings.

C. - posted on 11/29/2009

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Quoting jessica:

Ive only used the Ventaire but I hate them!!! They leak all over the place and the measurement markings are starting to rub off them! They are too expensive to be such a pain in my butt!


Why not try the Drop-ins? I have never had a problem with them leaking unless it was time for the nipple to be discarded. My son had a slight overbite when he was born and that was the ONLY kind that he could latch on to b/c the nipple was soft enough to form around his mouth. 

C. - posted on 11/29/2009

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Quoting Alison:

Have you noticed with the Drop Ins that if you push on them too qucikly to get the air out they explode? My mother in law and husband both managed to get bathed in milk with them


Hahahaha.. Oh my word.. That is so funny.. It even says on the package to expel the air gently.. Hahaha.

It's not even necessary to expel the air. I never did with my son and he still had less gas than with regular bottles. 

Jessica - posted on 11/29/2009

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Ive only used the Ventaire but I hate them!!! They leak all over the place and the measurement markings are starting to rub off them! They are too expensive to be such a pain in my butt!

Alison - posted on 11/29/2009

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Have you noticed with the Drop Ins that if you push on them too qucikly to get the air out they explode? My mother in law and husband both managed to get bathed in milk with them

C. - posted on 11/28/2009

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I used several types, but the ones that worked the best were the Avent bottles and the Playtex Drop-in Nursers (not the ventaire kind, the original). Those were the best. My son HATED the Soothie ones.



And I also had some cheap off-brand ones, maybe from Wal-Mart or Target? But those were actually really good too.

Kelsey - posted on 11/28/2009

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I use Dr Browns. I tried a couple other kinds and they just didnt work for my daughter. Dr Browns help reduce ear infections and colic too.

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