- Helps colicky babies settle down / sleep
- Reduces colic, spit-up, burping and gas
- Helps prevent fluid in the ear / No vacuum
- Easy to clean, Dishwasher safe
- Recommended Age Range 0 & up
They are more work ,but seem to work well
I only use these bottles, my daughter would not take any other ones right from the start. I can not compare to other brands but I can tell you that she doesn’t spit up, which may be her naturally, but I wouldn’t switch from these bottles just in case. They are more work to clean ,but if you buy enough they can be put in the dishwasher so it really isn’t a big deal. I also read other reviews about leaking and can honestly say I have never had a single leak. There is a line on the bottle that says not to fill above and also for travel they provide a “travel disc” to fit under the nipple to prevent leaks so I am not sure how other people have all these problems. I really think these are a great product and certainly worth trying!
My baby has reflux and extra gas just makes him completely miserable. We got these bottles when he was 3-weeks old and they really do make a difference! I’m a pediatrician, so I was a skeptic when I read that the bottle claimed to reduce gas/colic. But I think I’m convinced! At the very least, it makes it easier for him to eat since there is no negative pressure created from suction… the food just flows! Thus, the baby swallows less air from the having work so hard to get food. If your baby has reflux or is very gassy, this bottle is definitely worth a try!
Get the 8oz bottles only.
I initially tried the Avent wide-neck bottles for my newborn and didn’t like them. Those bottles leaked, the nipples gave my son suction blisters on his lips, he needed extensive burping, I didn’t find the graduations on the bottles to correlate with any other measures at home and my son seemed to have a hard time getting a hang of how to suck against the negative-pressure that builds up in the Avent bottles. Dr Browns bottles solved all these issues. I am extremely happy with them.You need to get used to washing the small parts but once you have a routine going it’s well worth the effort. It takes me under 20 minutes to wash six bottles (I prefer not to use the dishwasher). The small brush which comes in the starter kit and the multi-pack varieties is essential for cleaning and lasts for about 6-8 weeks of regular use. I recommend going straight for the 8oz bottles and buy the 9-pack which is available at other websites. When warming these bottles, if you find the fluid going up into the vent, just loosen the collar, the column of liquid goes back down and tighten again. If breastmilk is stored in these bottles in the fridge, the fat content does tend to stick to the plastic of the vent. You will receive Level-1 nipples with the starter kit/multi-packs, however you may want to graduate to Level-2 at 3-months of age, Level-2 at 6-months of age and the Y-cut nipples for any thick liquids (e.g milk with cereal). The caps snap on loudly which is the only ‘con’ I can think of. Use the travel disc to avoid leakage when transporting milk.My friend’s babies with refulx did well on these bottles. My son doesn’t have reflux but I can’t imagine using any other bottle for him. Highly recommend them and would definitely buy again
Best Bottles Around – Forget the Rest!
When my son was born, we tried sampling bottles from several different manufacturers, including Evenflo, Triflow, Avent, etc. Dr Brown’s bottles really are the best in preventing gas, bottle leakage, and flow problems. We ended up throwing all other bottles away. I had read other reviews about the small parts being difficult to wash, but I don’t really have a problem with that. We don’t have a dishwasher and I end up hand washing everything. Each set of bottles comes with a tiny brush for getting into the small spaces for the inner parts to the bottles; and a regular bottle brush works fine with the bottles themselves. I can wash and fill 9 bottles in under 20 minutes (perfect timing when putting my son down for a nap). As to some reviewers complaints about leakage, it’s true that if the inner tube gets full sometimes the milk can leak out the top – but this has only happened rarely and I’ve found that if I unscrew the cap and pull out the inner tube then put the tube back in (basically reassembling the bottle), the problem is resolved. The adjustment takes less than a minute and like I said, I’ve only had it happen once or twice. Otherwise the bottles, nipples and all the parts are really durable – especially the nipples. When we first bought the bottles, we bought all these replacement nipples in level 1 and ended up returning them because we never needed them. So, my only suggestions are1. hold off on buying extra nipples to see if you really need them (or at least don’t open the package until you need to) and2. to bypass getting 4 oz bottles and go right for the 8 oz bottles. We started off with the 4 oz bottles and now, at 3 months old, our son is already up to 6 oz at a feeding. So, we had to pack away the 4oz bottles and go out and buy a bunch of the larger size.
Best bottles around
These are wonderful. They are sturdy and practically spill proof. My daughter is breast fed and these bottles are wonderful for her. We have used other bottles, and there are a few that she will use, but it takes a little to get her to feed. She just starts right away with these, plus she doesn’t seem to get any air when eating. She can feed longer without having to be burped. Just like breastfeeding. Also, they are less messy. When she uses other bottles I have to put a bib on her to catch all the milk that leaks out all over her face. The nipples on these bottles are small and fit great in her mouth. She doesn’t leak milk out with these. She isn’t collacky or have reflux so I can’t comment on that, but boy are they great for breastfed babies. I love being able to give her breast milk in public and not have to stop and sit down and be descreet while lifting my shirt……(you know) I can just feed her right in her seat while pushing the cart since is works great while upright.
saved my life
these are the greatest invention in bottles…ever…..these bottles helped my daughter so much….no more gas,no spills or leaks…the only downside is they are hard to clean..but who cares….
An eye cather
This bottle is an eye catcher because it’s so different. I can see how it works because my son is less fussy and he loves the soft texture of the nipple. Although my son loves it, I on the other hand hate it when it comes to the washing. How come there’s so many parts to wash and not only that, the pieces are tiny too! But this is the sacrifice you make for your young.