What brand of bottle would you recommend?

Jennie - posted on 10/10/2009 ( 272 moms have responded )

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I used Dr. Browns for my first child, and while I liked them, they were hard to keep clean without a dishwasher (which we no longer have). I would like to find something that is easy to clean and reduces air bubbles to use for my next baby. Any suggestions?

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Tonya - posted on 10/17/2009

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I used the Avent bottles they worked the best with my pump & then when my daughter stopped nursing she already had a fondness for them & formula mixes well.

I occasionally use the Playtex drop-ins when out & about or traveling but she's old enough now to realize that she can push the bag on the bottom & milk will spray out(very observant). We also tried the Playtex Ventaire & she seems to like that as well.



Best to reduce air intake: Playtex Ventaire or Avent

Easiest to clean while traveling: Drop-ins

Phyllis - posted on 10/16/2009

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I loved the Dr. Brown bottles, but since you don't want to go that route, the playtex bottles with liners are great. You just have to take the bottle out of the baby's mouth every ounce or so to push the air out.

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Heather - posted on 10/17/2009

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we used the even flo bottles my daughter loved them and never had any problems with them

Jessica - posted on 10/17/2009

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VentAir. The only thing bad about those bottles are that there are 6 pieces to each bottle and when it comes to washing time its a pain. But they really vent good and baby does not get as gassy!

Nicole - posted on 10/17/2009

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I use Avent which are easy to clean with just a sponge. However, they are a pain when it comes to making sure the lids are on good. If they are too loose or too tight the bottle will leak. Performance wise neither of my kids had any problems with excessive air intake.

Christina - posted on 10/17/2009

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Quoting Hayley:

Definitly Nuk
They are a wee bit pricey, but they will last you throughout, dont leak at all and wash up great


actually, nuk sent me coupons. i bought one the other day since they sent me a $3 off coupon. i believe i signed up for them online, but i can't remember anymore. figured it's worth a try for those that want to try the bottles :) they were $5.99-$3 making them $2.99 for the bottle, which is not bad at all :)

Christina - posted on 10/17/2009

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i was using avent bottles, but recently switched to playtex drop ins. since i switched, carter has been less gas-y and i have stopped using mylicon drops, and he is fine now. also, another problem i had with the avent bottles was the constant leaking. at first they only leaked occasionally, however, a month or so later it seemed as if they leaked every time i fed him.

Hayley - posted on 10/17/2009

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Definitly Nuk

They are a wee bit pricey, but they will last you throughout, dont leak at all and wash up great

Aqila - posted on 10/17/2009

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i would recommend born free, nuk or evenflo's glass bottles but i also love dr. browns

Arynn - posted on 10/17/2009

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Let me tell you! i DONT HAVE A DISHWASHER! and it stinks cleaning the dr browns bottles! i quite literally spend 30 mins a day cleaning them! i have method down now! however i have heard  now i have just heard i dont know for sure but the BORN FREE bottles are really good too! if i werent using the dr browns i might try them!  not sure if you read my last post but i originally started off with the Phillips AVENT bottles! They gave my baby HORRIBLE gas but alot of people swear by them! i wouldnt recommend them though just from personal experience! GOOD LUCK!


Quoting Jennie:

What brand of bottle would you recommend?

I used Dr. Browns for my first child, and while I liked them, they were hard to keep clean without a dishwasher (which we no longer have). I would like to find something that is easy to clean and reduces air bubbles to use for my next baby. Any suggestions?


 

Stephnie - posted on 10/17/2009

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I have tried many different types of bottles. The best is Dr. Browns they are worth the trouble of cleaning them. I didnt have a dishwasher when i used them,let them soak

Amber - posted on 10/17/2009

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We used Playtex Drop-Ins and liked them. They got a little pricey so we switched to the VentAire system. He had formula dripping down his chin constantly, we probaby wasted 1/4 of the bottle. We now use Dr. Browns and love them. But like you said, they are hard to clean. Lots of parts. But he is able to get about 99% of his bottle without dribbling like crazy.

Jessica - posted on 10/17/2009

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my son loved the Gerber with the larger nipple. It was easy to wash, came in different sizes and replacements were easily found at wal mart and K mart.

Daphne - posted on 10/17/2009

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I used Avent bottles with my little man... Found them really good and he just took to it strait away :)

Ashlye - posted on 10/16/2009

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I use Playtex veiner with my daughter, as well as breastfeeding, but we never had a problem with colik neither!

Cailie - posted on 10/16/2009

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I really liked the dr brown bottels and just had o boli them every few days it's a pain but when u find a bottel that really helps ur baby stick with it. If not I would agree with the mom that suggested the ones with bags that way u can push put all the air.

Cailie - posted on 10/16/2009

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I really liked the dr brown bottels and just had o boli them every few days it's a pain but when u find a bottel that really helps ur baby stick with it. If not I would agree with the mom that suggested the ones with bags that way u can push put all the air.

Violet - posted on 10/16/2009

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I would not suggest Avent. Nor will I ever support them. Every bottle I had gotten from them leaked after sterilization.

Mikina - posted on 10/16/2009

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i used the playtex vent air but i believe next go round i will use the playtex drop ins

Tyslie - posted on 10/16/2009

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i use the playtex with the disposable liners and they are amaing all you have to clean is the nipple of the bottle not the whole thing and i would recomened getting steam clean bags for them all you have to do is put alittle water in it and put it in the microwave and its clean.

Regina - posted on 10/16/2009

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yea, i also used playtex drop-ins...they are awesome. very easy to clean!!!

Brittany - posted on 10/16/2009

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my daughter uses the mam bottles they work the best. i love them. they come apart and clean easy also. my daughter does great with them. she also uses mam pacies

Amanda - posted on 10/16/2009

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I am breastfeeding and started out trying to use Dr. Brown's but my baby did not like them. I guess the nipple was too different from the breast. I am using Playtex Drop-Ins which have collapsible liners to help with gas and are super easy to keep clean. The baby seems to like them much better, too.

Regina - posted on 10/16/2009

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Vent-Aire by Playtex. They are bent and vented at the bottom so ur baby does not drink air bubbles and prevents gas. They worked awesome for my son, i highly recommend them. They are easy to wash, and no, i do not have a dishwasher...:( And they come in really, really cute colors!! fun to carry around..

Kate - posted on 10/16/2009

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I had to try pretty much everything on the market- all the "popular" brands and the BEST was Platex, hands down. Both the Ventaire and the disposable liner models-both completely push all the air out. My daughter had such a problem burping that when I used these bottles, I felt like I struck gold. Oh, and if you buy the disposable liner type, the liners are sold at Target for cheaper and they're just as good. Good luck!

Colleen - posted on 10/16/2009

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i would go with platex with the inserts ... less air because you push out the access air ... very easy to keep clean ...

Jennifer - posted on 10/16/2009

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I can't remember the name but I loved the bottles that were bent in the middle.

Keri - posted on 10/16/2009

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my baby is breast fed but she likes the playtex drop ins. they are super easy to clean without a dishwasher cause you throw away the liner and the bottle and nipple are easy to take apart and clean.

Cassandra - posted on 10/16/2009

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I used the platex drop-ins because you can get just about all the air out of them. I tryed the vented for a while and found that they just didn't do the trick.

Ashley - posted on 10/16/2009

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The bad part about the Playtex Vent Aire bottles is they're pretty expensive but then again so are Dr. Brown's & also the words are written on it, not engraved in it or whatever, so some of my bottles the words or 'ounces' and numbers and stuff, have gotten rubbed off & I can't measure my formula out in it. It sucks. =[ But that's the only bad part. I think it's from using the bottle cleaner on the outside of it, it rubs off the paint or whatever it is. But I'm more careful now not to rub it off. It doesn't rub off right away or anything it's more of a gradual thing.

Ashley - posted on 10/16/2009

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I liked Dr. Brown's at first but now I really like the Playtex Vent-Aire ones. They come apart really easily & while they have more parts than normal for a bottle to clean it's easy to clean them & it really helps keep the air bubbles out since it has holes on the bottom that let the air out but the milk doesn't come out! It's neat!

Shelehia - posted on 10/16/2009

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Playtex bag bottles all the way, I have had 3 children and would never use anything but the bag bottles on any of them. The bags are disposable and the nipples are easily cleaned by hand and boiled on occasion for sanitation.

Jenna - posted on 10/16/2009

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I would Def. say Ventaire by playtex, easy to take apart to clean, nice air flow for the baby also.

Jenna - posted on 10/16/2009

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I would Def. say Ventaire by playtex, easy to take apart to clean, nice air flow for the baby also.

Tara - posted on 10/16/2009

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i tried several different type with my daughter, but in the end i ADORED parents choice bottles. they come in 5 and 9 oz and they're sold at walmart. u can get a 3 pack for $3. and they have frogs for boys and butterflys for girls. way cute.

Lori - posted on 10/16/2009

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Honestly, I recommend any bottle that is both convenient for you and baby both! I tried to stick with the bent angle bottles when my son was still a wee little micro-midget but in the end, he took anything. So, unfortunately, it just all comes down to trial-&-error. As expensive as that could get.

Amanda - posted on 10/16/2009

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i used playtex with the drop ins they help with gas and when my baby turned 6mths i started using avent and i love them

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