WHICH BOTTLES ARE BETTER????

Kristina - posted on 08/20/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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i am expecting my first baby in feb. i am going to bottle feed but i am soooo confused and overwhelmed as to which bottles to use!!! which brands are better? angled bottles? bottles with drop in liners? im looking for something thats easy to use/clean. i have NO IDEA!!! HELP PLEASE!!!! :)

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Audrey - posted on 08/28/2009

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My daughter looooved the playtex bottles with the drop in liners the best. She liked the brown soft nippled ones.

Jenni - posted on 08/28/2009

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I used the Dr. Browns, and only because my little was having a large amount of gas. They aren't a hassle to clean, just a little more to do. After mine stopped having gas problems, I switched to the Parents Choice ones from Wal-Mart. They are just as safe, easier to clean, and much cheaper.

Nikki - posted on 08/28/2009

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I like the Dr. Browns bottles. They are kinda of a hassle to clean but my son never had colic!

Maya - posted on 08/28/2009

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hey, just had to respond because my life saver bottles and easiest to clean and store have got to be the platex drop ins. Don t use the Dr. brown's they have like 10 pieces you have to wash and put back together. they are a pain... hope this helps :) look them up on the babies r us website

Emma - posted on 08/28/2009

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I use the Nuby ones just because they are slow release and cut down on gas, they seem to work pretty well, and they also don't leak.

Melony - posted on 08/28/2009

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I have been using the Playtex Advance wide bottles and my son really likes them. We had to switch bottles a few weeks ago because he just didnt want to drink out of the smaller nipple. The wide bottles are angled and have air holes in the bottom to let out any air so he doesnt ingest it. He used to be gassy and now he is fine. Theyre pretty easy to clean, but have 6 parts to each bottle, which can be a little time consuming. I really would suggest these bottles, but in the end its all about prefrence. Good luck, and congratulations

Nichole - posted on 08/21/2009

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I used the bottle drop ins. The reason I use these is because I feel they are the cleanest bottles, cause every time you make a new bottle you use a new drop in. You take no chance of any bacteria or anything being in the bottle that you may not have gotten while cleaning it. I love these bottles, my mother also used them years ago with my sisters.

Morgan - posted on 08/21/2009

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I use the playtex with the drop in liners. I have tried advent and Dr.Browns. Out of all of the I would recommend the playtex drop in's. My oldest had really bad gas so tried the dr.browns on recommendation didn't help and a pain to clean. Bought the playtex ones and no more gas. Used them with my second from birth and had nogas problems at all with her. Plus they are super easy to clean throw out the liner and wash the nipple in hot soapy water and sterilize the silicone ones once a week and the latex ones only before the first use. Where as the other bottles at least before they got rid of bpa you had to sterilize all parts everytime so you had to buy quite a few bottles and it got rather costly. With the playtex ones you buy the starter pack and maybe a few more of the 10oz ones when bay is older and drinking more than 4oz at a time. They are just as good if not better than the expensive ones. And with two little ones like me convenience is key which the playtex ones are.

Anastacia - posted on 08/21/2009

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i was also very confused on which bottles to use. I did choose to breast feed. Unfortunately I had to stop breast feeding and switch to bottles. luckily my mother in law bought us 2 different types on bottles; Dr. Brown and Soothie. At first i liked the soothies because it was wide neck and he used the pacifiers they are the same nipple. But he didnt like them. So i switched to the dr. brown and i have used them ever since. Although they are a pain in the neck to clean, and expensive they are worth the hassle. I also use Playtex airvent they are the curved ones, like those because they are eaiser for him to hold. So my advice is Dr. Brown and Playtex Airvent. But be sure you have a very large bottle rack to store them, there are a lot of pieces. Good luck! Oh by the way when in febuary are you due? my son was born febuary 11th 2009.

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I use the Dr. Brown's as well. Cleaning can be a little bit of a pain-they have a couple of pieces-but the NICU nurses recommended them for my son because he spit up a lot when he was learning to eat out of a bottle, and I did notice a difference.

Brenda - posted on 08/20/2009

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I use Dr.Brown's as well. It really does help with preventing to much air from getting to the baby. My son had really bad gas and we saw such a great improvement in how he felt after switching to them!! Good luck!

Tawni - posted on 08/20/2009

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I was VERY overwhelmed about bottles and all the different brands when I went to register for my baby shower too. I ended up getting two different kinds... I have the playtex with the drop in liners and the medela bottles. I personally like the playtex with the liners because you don't have to clean the actual bottle every time, you just put in a new liner and they are fine to go in the dish washer. The playtex bottle seems to keep the air out much better than the medela ones too.

Angie - posted on 08/20/2009

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I tried the expensive angled bottles and they leaked (I can't remember the brand, but they had airholes to reduce gas).



Now I use the regular gerber bottles and they work wonderfully. They're super easy to clean by hand or in the dishwasher and they're inexpensive. My son has rarely ever had gas either.

Shannon - posted on 08/20/2009

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I have twin boys and use Dr.Brown's. Although they arent the easiest to clean...I do feel that they help when it comes to keeping air out of the baby's belly. One of my sons has reflux and it seems to help keep air out and just formula in. Some things are just worth a little extra time to clean! LOL, hopefully this helps you.

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