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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Regina - posted on 10/14/2009

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Depends on the child. For my first child I bought the really expensive ones thinking they would work better, but they were no different. I ended up using just the ventaire bottles. Those worked well for my son who had horrible colic & reflux. But those drop-ins worked really well for my bro & his twins because you can squeeze the air out before even feeding.

Kerin - posted on 10/13/2009

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I absolutely positively swear by the entire Avent system. With my first child I had some problem with them leaking but learned it was by my mistake. If properly taken care of they are the best bottles you can get. You can also use your bottles in the transfer to sippy cups as everything interchanges. The Avent system is amazing when breastfeeding as the pump fits onto the actual bottle so you never waste a drop. Their pacifiers were also the favorite with all of my children. They also prevent colic, gas, etc as baby gets no air at all whatever. LOVE THEM.

Adeana - posted on 10/13/2009

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Well I use dr browns and my daughter has never had gas or colic...I love them they are hard to clean but if it keeps your baby from hurting isnt it worth it?

Erin - posted on 10/13/2009

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Dr. Brown bottles are the best, even though they are a little harder to clean they are well worth it to me at least, my son had terrible gas, we went through 4 or 5 different kinds before we found those and they were a lifesaver. i always soaked mine in hot soapy water for 15-20 minutes then they were fairly easy to clean

Nicole - posted on 10/13/2009

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Evenflo makes some glass bottles now....they are super easy to clean and never look dingy....they now also come with covers that protect them from breaking. I was told by my mom that glass was also the way to go with reduces air bubbles because unlike plastic bottles, these don't flex to let air in unless that baby releases for a second. I absolutely loved them and they seem to be one of the cheaper ones out there!

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i just got a mam bottle for anti colic. its made for air reduction. i really like it and want to get more.

Damjana - posted on 10/13/2009

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after several types of plastic bottles i tried glass bottles and they are wonderful,they are so easy to keep clean

Cristi - posted on 10/13/2009

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I use Dr. Brown with my daughter and am going to with this child but with my first child I used dropins and they worked great for him. My daughter still did really bad with them so we changed her to the Dr. brown and they worked for her. I would recommend the Dropins they are easy to use and very easy clean up

Rachel - posted on 10/13/2009

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I used Playtex Vent Aire and those were amazing... I didnt have to worry about any bubbles or air it was so easy just put the formula in and drink..and my son loved them...i forgot an extra bottle one time and he tried my friends drop ins and he hated it...so im vent aire all the way.

Courtney - posted on 10/13/2009

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My sister and I both used Avent Bottles with our girls and niether of them ever had any colic or bad gas. Now my brother is using them with his newborn and seems to working just as well.

Tawanna - posted on 10/13/2009

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I think First Years Soothie bottles are good and also Playtex Ventaire are great!!!

Jennifer - posted on 10/13/2009

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I use ventaire but the bottles have no numbers left because they washed off. Other than that I have no complaints!

Tristan - posted on 10/13/2009

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I used the ventaire bottles they were amazing!! They took extra time to clean (which of course every minute is important as new parents) but my baby never had bubbles that bothered him.

Angela - posted on 10/13/2009

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I love the playtex bottles and it's only half the cleaning.... Only have to boil nipples and rings. And you can buy off brand bags so it's not too expensive. These allow you to squeeze all the air out.

Jessica - posted on 10/13/2009

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Playtex drop ins! They also are easiest to transition from breast to bottle, which is why I chose it. My son had no nipple confusion with these bottles as i nursed and bottle fed:)

Lacey - posted on 10/13/2009

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I am a firm beleiver in Playtex drop in system. extremely easy clean and i found the ventaire gave my boys too much as the nipples are cut with a triangle flow. it is supposed to deliver the milk faster as their suction grows but, both of mine had a excellent latch and the milk came much too fast. good luck :)

Amber - posted on 10/13/2009

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I've used just about every bottle on the market between my two. In all honesty, it really depends on the child. After dozens of bottles my daughter used the playtex ventaires, and my son used the nuk bottles. I never had a problem with gas or fussiness with either. They are so easy to maintain as well! Good luck in your search!

Laura - posted on 10/13/2009

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tomee tippee have worked the best for us...easy to keep clean. our little boy has had no colic...air bubbles are a thing of the past!!

Thea - posted on 10/13/2009

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I have Playtex nursers they are the best. I have used many different kind in my 13 years of child care. they work the best.

The soothies are the best soothers ever but... The same guy that invented them now has the sother called gumdrop. They are better. Fits babies face better and you can see their little face. They don't fall out as much as well. I love them more then the soothie!!!! But you have to order them over the internet. Go to gumdrop .com.

But yes the Playtex are the best and cleanest!!!

Marta - posted on 10/13/2009

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My husband and I use a few diffrent brand bottles, we've used the Avent which we really like when were in a hurry, and the evenflo and gerber are great when you are putting them down for a nap or out and for a long period of time.

Chrissie - posted on 10/13/2009

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We use the Gerber Nuk Bottles and Love them. They also have a sippy cup that is great to get them started on cups!!

Marlaina - posted on 10/13/2009

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I love avent! We just switched to bottles and these have been working great!

Marizaan - posted on 10/13/2009

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Avent and make sure you have Bennets colic drops for the cramps as it is the best to use

Nicole - posted on 10/13/2009

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Tomee Tippee are the best!!! especially if you are going to breast feed they are meant to be the closest to a nipple :) my daughter was a nightmare to go from breast to bottle i tried everything then i tried tommee tippee and she took to it and i have never looked back !!

Andrea - posted on 10/13/2009

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My son's education center uses the playtex ventaire...we had the discussion yesterday. Although they are good, if the baby pulls on the nipple to hard, they start to leak, or if a peice isn't attached correctly, they leak. They all agreed that Dr. Brown was the best. I use those at home. I let the pieces soak in hot water with a little dishwashing soap for a few minutes, clean them with a bottle brush and the little brush it comes with, and let them dry on a drying rack. It's a little more complicated then most bottles, but I have had no Colic issues or leak issues.

GOOD LUCK!

Jessica - posted on 10/13/2009

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I used advent bottles, and they didn't really work, so I switched to the Dr. Browns bottles and they make a world of difference. I know they are a in the butt, as I do not have a dishwasher either, but my cousin used the playtex bottles with the disposable inserts she said they worked well and they are super easy to clean!

Ashleigh - posted on 10/13/2009

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well when i stopped breast feeding i used tommee tippee bottels wich are easy to clean and there wide neaked but then i started haveing the trouble of my dauter sucking so hard the teat would go in on them selfs and if i wnet to the next stage up she would choke a bit so i tryed NUK and they are brill and i dont get that problem so i recomend NUK but tommee tippee if they dont suck to hard if you get me

Elizabeth - posted on 10/13/2009

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With both my children, I have used the Avent bottles. They are very easy to clean, I have a dishwasher and still usually wash them by hand. The new ones are BPA free as well.

Christinia - posted on 10/13/2009

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I use playtex bottles with the playtex expandable inserts. those I've been told are very good and I've been very impressed with these bottles plus u can sqeeze the air out of them and they are easy to clean.

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I have used Avent bottles for my son. It helped out by not giving his colics. They work so good..

Marvic - posted on 10/13/2009

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I always used Avent bottles with both my two boys, they are easy to clean and they are wide enough to even put purred food in them.

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to be honest with you i have used all sorts of bottes through my years as being a nanny but after having my daughter and breastfeeding herstill am i use tommee tippee closer to nature bottles and they are the best i have ever used highly recomend them easy to clean

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I totally LOVE the playtex drop-ins!! Really easy to clean and does wonders for a gassy baby, even better than the playtex ventaire which have alot of parts to wash! One small drawback is the cost of the inserts, however you can buy the target brand inserts that work just as well but cost a bit less. Hope this helps!

Rebecca Lynn - posted on 10/12/2009

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My son is 19 months old and we used Nuk Orthodontics from birth to now. They are wonderful.

Claire - posted on 10/12/2009

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i use tomy bottles for my son real easy to clean and as the baby gets older some of the bottles you can put handles on so no worrying about taking away the fav bottle

Carly - posted on 10/12/2009

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We have playtex ventair, They are a pain in the butt, there is way too many pieces to the bottle, about 4 pieces plus the bottle, so when I have people babysit they would loose pieces, I now use Avent, they are sooooo easy to wash and great for baby! They are a lil spendy but watch for sales, and well worth is

Reshitta - posted on 10/12/2009

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I would stick with the Dr Brown they have a new one out I used it for all 3 of my kids If you get the newborn pack it comes with all you need and my choice of cleaner was dawn and once a week soak in hot water and cap full of bleach in the sink. Another brand I liked was Playtex (i think thts hoe its spelled lol) it has a filter on the bottom and they curve they reduce bubbles... congrats n good luck!

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