What Brand and Type Of Bottle Do You Think Is Best For Baby?

Maria - posted on 12/24/2009 ( 117 moms have responded )

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I am currently using 3 different bottles for my daughter and I'm trying to find one that is best for her.
I use the Soothie Brand Orthodonic Bottles that have a nipple like the hospital pacifiers, The Nuk Orthodonic Bottles with a silicon nipple shaped like the Nuk Pacifier that are supposed to feel like the shape of the mother's breat, and I am using the traditonal plastic Gerber Bottles with a classic brown rubber nipple.
She uses bothe the Nuk Pacifier and the Soothie Pacifier, so choosing a bottle based on her pacifier wouldn't make much a difference.
And I hear that trying a glass bottle is better or usin the Avent Bottles with a bent top are better.
Just looking for some input. What do you think?

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Lois - posted on 12/26/2009

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Your preference. I have used all....avent, playtex with the vent thingy.... walmart brand... they are all the same to me.

Michelle - posted on 01/01/2010

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We use a combination of the Avent Anti-Colic bottles, the First Years Breastflow bottles and Adiri.



The Breastflow bottles really helped us with breastfeeding while we were working on attempts. They have a two part nipple that requires both suck and compression in order to feed from them.



The Adiri is a bottle my daughter really loves, but is kind of expensive (around $9/bottle). It's a single piece that you fill from the bottom and the top nipple portion is really close to the feel of a real breast.

Lydia - posted on 12/30/2009

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I have used the Dr.Brown Natural flow bottles with both of my babies and they work amazing, With my first baby we tried every different bottle also and all the other bottles made her really gassy and have bad belly pains so we tried the Dr.Brown and it was like a different baby.... I would recamend the Dr.Browns

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Maria - posted on 01/24/2010

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WOW! Thank you everyone! LOL I didn't expect so many responses.

My daughter still hasn't quite found the bottle she likes best but I'm considering now the Dr. Browns glass bottles, Green To Grow, Or Glass bottles in another brand because after reading about what can seep into her formula my biggest worry is using plastic!!

She has no problem with gas with what I am using and no real prefernce or problems with flow. Seems like she'll take whatever I stick in her mouth...even my finger, or if she's laying on me belly down, my clevage LOL.

Amy - posted on 01/01/2010

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I have 5 kids and with the first 4 I just used regular bottles. With my youngest we went strictly drop ins, until we found out that he had GERD. After that we bought the Dr. Browns. They worked great. I would recommend them or the drop ins as the bottles to use. They both are costly but they worked the best for keeping air out. Which helped with keeping the gassy tummies away.

Olivia - posted on 12/31/2009

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i use glass bottles for my son. they are the only thing that i use but there are serten brands out there he doint like.

Jen - posted on 12/31/2009

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I use Dr. Brown's and I haven't had a single issue with gas or colic. I love them!

Stevie - posted on 12/31/2009

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i had 2 different kinds but i normallly always used dr browns i got the 8ox 3 pack plastic i love them i liked the other kind also that i had i think they are evenflow with the bent top but since they werent 8oz i ended up having to stop cuz my son started to eat more lol but my son wasnt picky either lol but with the dr browns he didnt have any colic at all he was a great baby i will always recomind them hated to clean them but even though they said not to put them in the dish washer i did and it did just fine in the dish washer also

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Personally, I don't think the bottle itself is what makes the difference. I feel that the nipple is the issue. Also, every child is different so what they like as far as the nipple goes and how they react to it in terms of gassiness or spitting up, is going to be unique. I am expecting my first child so what do I know really? The above is just my opinion but I will see soon enough. Not too much longer now.

I am planning to use the Orthodonic Nuk bottles. The package says bpa free so I'm not worried so much about the chemicals. I chose this bottle because of the nipple. The package says that it encourages healthy teeth alignment, etc. If my son doesn't like them, like any mom, I will switch. I'm still deciding on what my second choice would be. I hear good things about the playtex drop-in system and dr. brown's. I don't know though, maybe glass bottles are the way to go. Walmart carries them and you can even buy them with different colored rubber grip covers on them.

I'm in the same boat as you, trying to decide. I really think the nipple is the difference though, not the bottle itself. Like I said, I'm going to try the Nuk first but my son is going to be the judge. Best of luck!

Amy - posted on 12/31/2009

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it is totally different for every baby. my daughter only took the tall evenflo ones, and i tried those and about eight other kinds for my son and he only takes the Avent bottles. I was told the latch is what causes gas, not hte kind of bottle. not sure if it's true or not. maybe with formula it makes bubbles when you shake it and that makes gas??? i breastfeed, so sorry, no help there for me, but with breastmilk, as long as the latch is good, you're good to go as long and the baby gets a good, sealed latch. hope that helped. :)

Stephanie - posted on 12/31/2009

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I tried many bottles with my first son. He had colic real bad and i used the Avent bottles, and they worked very good! with my second son I use the Soothie bottle and it's been wonderful. He had problems with gas for one day and that's it. He is now 7 months old.

Nicole - posted on 12/31/2009

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I used Playtex Drop-ins....I breast fed so these were the closest to the breast when I was at work...My daughter never had colic or a gasy stomach...I suggest these and buy them for my friends who are about to have babies....Well worth the price!!! I hope this helps

Emily - posted on 12/31/2009

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I love the Dr. Brown bottles...they are a lil expensive but totally worth it. They have a straw in the bottle to keep the baby from gettin air into there lungs. They are great

Emily - posted on 12/31/2009

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I love the Dr. Brown bottles...they are a lil expensive but totally worth it. They have a straw in the bottle to keep the baby from gettin air into there lungs. They are great

Desiree - posted on 12/31/2009

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playtex drop-ins are my favorite easy cleanup and you can get the air out of the milk

Angela - posted on 12/30/2009

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Oh I didnt see the other girls post. You can buy most bottles BPA free and also I had an easy aby he didnt like his formula heated room temp was just fine for him!

Angela - posted on 12/30/2009

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Hmmmmm honestly I have never tried any of those bottle or pacis! But what I did use with my son that worked very well for both him and I was the playtex drop in nursers. We never had a problem with gas or anything. Once I mixed his formula I was use my fingers and squish all the air out of the liner bag so he never swallowed any air while bottle feeding. I both breast and bottle fed at the same time and he never refused the breast. The perks for me using the playtex bottles was the fact that I never had to scrub any bottles! HOORAY! LOL I would wash the bottle at the end of the day sterilize the nipple and rings in the medela steaming bag and was done. Hope that helps some :)

Jennifer - posted on 12/30/2009

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Glass bottles for sure. I am sure you know the dangerous carcinogens that are released into the milk when the plastic bottle is microwaved....I wish that I would have known....

Marina - posted on 12/30/2009

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its probably different for everyone, but I used the plastic dr brown bottles for my son since day one, and in the last 13 months he only spit up twice. they are AMAZING. no gas, hardly any burps, fABULOUS

Shannen - posted on 12/30/2009

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when my daughter was born we tried every bottle i think known to man!!! i would without question recomend the dr. brown glass bottles!!! the also helpd alot with gas. We found the other bottles she was taking too much extra air causing her to have bad gas pains!

Elizabeth - posted on 12/30/2009

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with my kids I used the advent bottles or the playtex drop in liners. Made it so they got less air.

Denise - posted on 12/30/2009

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Well, I had to transition my youngest son from breast to bottle (because I didn't produce enough) so the one I like is Avent. There are stages for the growing needs of baby and it simulates the breast...just my opinion. The only thing I don't like about them is you have to dry the ring and the lip of the bottle so it won't leak all over the place.

User - posted on 12/30/2009

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with my son im using sweet dream bottles which are something like the dr brown bottles. they are good for keeping the air out when drinking. and help alot with his sickness which was really bad before i started him on them.

Katie - posted on 12/30/2009

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I wasn't able to breast feed and I used Dr Browns bottles, they are a dream... like the "drop ins" they don't let any air get through. The best part was my son hardly ever spit-up. I love love love Dr Browns stuff!

Amber - posted on 12/30/2009

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I liked the bottles that you use the little bags and push the air out of the bottle.

Glorie - posted on 12/30/2009

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I have used the Nuk with all 3 of my kiddos. Ages 6,4,1. I tried a few kinds with my first child and he kept sucking the nipple flat and it was taking him forever to eat so a friends mom said to use nuk and it worked. No problems with gas or anything. Really the choice of bottle is just a personal one.

Ciera - posted on 12/30/2009

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I used the Dr Brown's for my twins when they were born but when they were about 6 months, I just bought the cheap $1.00 bottles and they have been just fine. My babies are 11 months old now and they still use the cheap ones. They have not had gas problems or anything. When you have twins, stuff gets expensive so I am glad they work for me. Younger than 6 months though, I am not sure. Probably once I deliver (currently 2 months pregnant) I will use the Dr Brown's again for the first 6 months. They were just so annoying to wash bc there are 5 peices to each bottle!!!

Jennifer - posted on 12/30/2009

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My 5 month old used the Dr. Brown bottles and the Avent bottles. We absolutly love them and have had no problems with gas from air bubbles.

Jennifer - posted on 12/30/2009

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I'm sorry ladies but the best brand for babies is PLAYTEX VENT AIRE ADVANCED! PLAYTEX VENT AIRE takes out air that can be in her/his bottle. If not useing PLAYTEX VENT AIRE, the air in his/her other bands bottles can cause ear infection if babies' swallow the air that is mixed in with her or his milk.

Samantha - posted on 12/30/2009

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Quoting Maria:

What Brand and Type Of Bottle Do You Think Is Best For Baby?

I am currently using 3 different bottles for my daughter and I'm trying to find one that is best for her.
I use the Soothie Brand Orthodonic Bottles that have a nipple like the hospital pacifiers, The Nuk Orthodonic Bottles with a silicon nipple shaped like the Nuk Pacifier that are supposed to feel like the shape of the mother's breat, and I am using the traditonal plastic Gerber Bottles with a classic brown rubber nipple.
She uses bothe the Nuk Pacifier and the Soothie Pacifier, so choosing a bottle based on her pacifier wouldn't make much a difference.
And I hear that trying a glass bottle is better or usin the Avent Bottles with a bent top are better.
Just looking for some input. What do you think?


Personally, I used the Dr.Brown bottles.....And I LOVED THEM!!!!



They really helped me also b/c my baby had reflux!



{Just thought I would let u Know}



 



Need N-E-More advice feel free to ask

Tami - posted on 12/30/2009

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My daughter is 4 1/2 months now...I use the Nuk Bottles and Nuk Paci's. I love them and I feel they are great for her. The best that has worked for her. Especially with her having acid reflux. I used the soothie ones first and they did not help with her gas and problems they actually made it worse. That's just my personal view. Hope you find the best for your baby : )

Maureen - posted on 12/30/2009

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I will never ever use anything but avent!! With my daughter she would cry for an hour to two a night i switched from medela bottles to the avent colic was gone in like a day!! it was great and she will still latch and nurse and the have matching pacifiers. you just have to maek sure you buy the right age nipple to help with palatale development!!

Jessica - posted on 12/30/2009

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well i thought that dr browns bottles were the best. they are really good for colic babies. and i like similac, soy, those are the two things i liked using with my baby.

Amanda - posted on 12/30/2009

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i have found that the platex drop ins are the all time best for many reasons! 1) no bottle sterilization 2) no air to make baby gassy 3) many types of nipples to use with it 4) easy to use. and im sure there many other reasons to use it. try it out

Kelsey - posted on 12/29/2009

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I wish I would have went with the glass ones because even though they are bpa free, I still dont like feeding her from a plastic bottle. I dont KNOW anything about how toxic the bpa free bottles still are, but Im sure they are still not the best thing to be using. I use Dr Browns bottles, which are slightly more expensive, but not too much, and how often do you buy bottles anyway?! I just love them! They are designed to reduce gas and even prevent ear infections (I guess! That what they say anyway!) I tried the playtex drop ins, the soothies, and the nuk brands, and none of them agreed with her very well. And your right, it really doesnt matter what kind of pacifire you use when choosing a bottle. They shouldnt have trouble with the nipple unless based on that, if they do, its more based on which nipple shape they like best. I have also heard great thinga about the playtex ventaire system. I have used it at the daycares I used to work at, and it tended to leak alot though. One thing I have learned from my daycare experience is that the soothie bootles really suck! No pun intended! Dr Browns has always been a winner for me.

Cassandra - posted on 12/29/2009

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We used the playtex bottles with drop in liners- we really really liked them,

Lindsay - posted on 12/29/2009

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Dr. Browns bottles are one of the best ever! My son had bad acid reflux, was very picky with a nipple after i stopped breastfeeding and this bottle worked like a miracle!

Jessica - posted on 12/29/2009

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I use Dr. Browns bottles. They are great. I switched to them after using a cheap Medela bottle and it was a world of a difference. She has no gas, bloating or any spit up anymore. Good Luck!!!

Laura - posted on 12/29/2009

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I used dr brown with both my kids and I love them it keeps the gas out and babies happy... I would recomend that you choose one sooner than later it may be realling confusing to your child when things are constantly different

Chelsea - posted on 12/29/2009

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I loved the soothie bottles the best.... I never had any problems with the seal like I did others and I would definately recommend them!!

Whitney - posted on 12/29/2009

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I use Soothie bottles and the Gerber bottles with the really small nipple. My one month old took great to both of them and hasn't had one bit of confusion with interchanging them. Unless your baby is having a problem with colic or gas, the type of bottle you use doesn't really make a difference. Just make sure the flow on them is right for your baby or you're going to be dealing with a screaming baby due to an earache!!

Jade - posted on 12/29/2009

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my baby girl is 7 weeks old and has been on the bottle because she did not take to the breast. i found the only bottle that she took to was the Avent bottles. i dont know why she took to this bottle i think maybe because it has a big teat on it and it fills her mouth but i really have no idea. but i tryed her on another bottle which was just a cheap one and the teat was to small and she did not like it.

Vanessa - posted on 12/29/2009

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I have 2 little one's and used all kinds of bottles with both. With my lo liam we have cheap gerber and cheap walmart kinds that are both BPA free. We have Dr. Browns, Playtex Dropins, and Born Free. Personally they are all the same to me. A bottle is a bottle, the cheap one's work just as good as the expensive one's. Dr. Browns are a pain to clean and they leak alot out of the nipple when tipped over so i dont really ever suggest those to anyone.

Anna - posted on 12/29/2009

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I had every single bottle on the market! Literally every single one! I swear by Dr. Brown's. Every single one of my friends that tried it thanked me later. They are fabulous! Get the wide neck ones cause they are easier to wash!

Cara - posted on 12/29/2009

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I use Dr.Browns and they are just wonderful!!I was using Playtex Ventaire advanced and they leaked out of the bottom really bad..Dr.Browns are worth every penny to me and all the trouble you have to go to wash them.

Tana - posted on 12/29/2009

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We also tried several brands of bottles with our daughter - Adiri, Dr. Browns, Avent, Medela, Playex VentAir, & Playtex Drop-Ins. Adiri were the most expensive and also the worst, Dr. Browns were good, and Playtex Drop-Ins were the winner. They are inexpensive and our daughter loves the nipples - I think becuase they are most like the breast. Really, you just have to try a few out to find which one your baby likes the best. Just don't invest in one brand right off the bat!

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i have always used playtex drop in with both my kids. my mom used them & they are the first ones i tried & they took right to them. i like the fact that you can get all the air out of them.

Melissa - posted on 12/29/2009

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I used the playtex drop ins and absolutely loved them!! My sister however, used the Dr. Brown's because her baby girl had a big problem with spitting up. Good luck!

Alicia - posted on 12/29/2009

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Hi I used Avent Bottles and Teats with my son and I swear by them they are fantastic.
Hope that helps :)

Christina - posted on 12/29/2009

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I used glass bottles at the beginning for my daughter, but even with the newborn nipples it flowed way too fast for her and she would choke on it. She does really well with the Nuk bottles - hasn't had colic, doesn't get much air, plus they're nice and light compared to glass botttles.

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