- Positive-pressure flow for vacuum-free feeding that is similar to breastfeeding
- Reduces feeding problems like colic, spit-up, burping and gas
- Vent system that removes air from milk maintains essential vitamins such as C, A and E
- Helps prevent fluid in the ear
- BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate free
Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Wide Neck Newborn Feeding Set
This Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Wide Neck Newborn Feeding Set was purchased as a gift and the new mom gives it great reviews. We would recommend purchasing this bottle set.
Great bottle but not made in USA
I prefer Dr. Brown’s bottles over any other bottle on the market and I have seen a big difference in my baby with the gas. The one star rating is for the WIDE NECK bottles only because these bottles are made in China. All the other types of bottles are made in the USA. I will only buy the original bottles for now on. I wish they would change this because the wide neck is so much easier for mixing formula.
Can’t live without these bottles!
I purchased these with the hope that they would help my newborn with gassiness but my hopes weren’t too high. We had tried everything with no success, until these came. I can’t stress enough just how much i love these bottles. She is now 3 months old and 9 times out of 10 she burps as i’m lifting her to my shoulder to burp her! We switched back to a normal bottle just for a feeding to see if it was a coincidence and the difference was unbelievable. She had terrible problems burping for 2 hours afterwards.There are a lot of pieces to clean and it’s a bit more work because you have to use their little brush to get into the small spaces, and you really can’t skip it because it will build up with gunk pretty quickly, but it’s worth every second of the extra cleaning time to have my baby gas free. These bottles are a miracle!
Dr. Brown’s newborn feeding set
I bought this set for a friend of mine, who had a baby a few weeks ago and she loves it (I used soothie bottles with my baby and loved those too), according to her these bottles are awesome.
estos productos Natural del Dr. Brown de alimentación de flujo del cuello del recién nacido Amplio Set BPA gratis son realmente excelentes, lo compramos desde Venezuela y no tenemos ningun tipo de quejas. se recomiendo este producto para su compra…
Addressing them All
We’ve been using these for almost 5 months. Here’s my review in response to all other reviews I just read here.We got these because they were recommended by a mom with 3 children who used the same bottles on all three kids and because our baby was inconsolably colicky. There was an almost instant difference in the colic reduction so there’s no question there. For the other stuff…MAINTENANCE/PARTSI read so many reviews about complicated parts & cleaning before we purchased this. When I finally received these I almost laughed at how NOT HARD it was. The bottles & nipples are just like any other bottle. Then there are 2 pieces that go inside that fit nicely inside one another and come apart easily. (My mom didn’t have any trouble figuring it out without me even telling her what went where.) A pipe cleaner-type brush is included but I’ve only barely used it (the mom who recommended these to me said the same thing). All can easily be washed by hand with a bottle brush & dish soap or in the dishwasher in a Dr. Brown’s basket (holds parts for 3 bottles) made specifically for these bottles. If you use other dishwasher baskets, you will be disappointed and end up needing that pipe cleaner brush.BOTTLE SIZE/NIPPLESAs a newborn, the size of the bottles did seem a bit large in comparison to his head vs. long & skinny bottles – didn’t bother me. He has had no problems gripping his bottle while I hold it in his mouth. There is some “unused” room in the bottle but that aids in the ventilation system and prevents leaking. Our son did better on these nipples than with 4 other bottle brands (he thrusted his tongue constantly) and we didn’t have any nipple confusion while breast feeding on these. Level 1 was a good flow for him but he was 3 weeks old when we started, to be fair. The nipples seem thinner and more cylindrical than all the others we tried, which at first I thought would not be in our favor but I was wrong.LEAKINGI now premix a formula concentrate for the whole day but before I did this, I would mix the powder directly in each bottle. I did have lots of leaking using these silly disks that are included BUT by throwing out the discs and only using the “travel caps” (also included) for mixing, we completely alleviated this problem. ZERO leaking now and more travel caps can easily be purchased online cheaply – along with any other replacement parts. I recommend just buying enough caps for the amount of bottles you have. We have also always had zero leaking during feedings.MOLD/DISCOLORINGI’ve read some reviews about molding but I haven’t had a problem. Granted, we’ve only used these for 5 months so I’ll update if anything comes up. In one mold review, a part was mentioned that I double checked on and challenge. You can visibly see all the crevices of this bottle and its parts. The vent hole on the inner part can only be reached with the pipe cleaner brush (which I never even thought to check until reading this today) but I can still see inside if there is anything discolored in there. Again, there’s no moldy discoloration in any of the parts in ours.RECOMMENDATIONSI recommend these bottles to all parents for their children. Colicky or not. I give these bottles & their accessories as gifts at showers instead of cute clothes (like I did before I was a mom). If they already have the bottles purchased, I get them the dishwasher baskets and all the travel caps they’ll need (so no leaking). If I could do it all over again for myself, I’d have registered for the deluxe set that comes with more bottles, nipple levels, & travel caps all up front at once.
Love the Dr. Brown’s bottles. They have really worked well reducing gas for my baby. She doesn’t like the wide nipples much but that’s not the bottles design fault. Just a personal preference. I would recommend Dr. Brown’s!!
These work great. I’m not sure if it makes a difference in colick or not. The reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is that it’s a bit of a pain to clean the inner part and makes washing the bottles even more of a hassle than it is at baseline. I like the shape of the bottles, but again this is a bit of a hassle because I could only find extra size2 nipples online (stores sell only for the standard shape bottle). Overall these bottles are fine and do what they need to with no leaks.
Easy transitions between breast and bottle
I registered for this for my son based on reviews and started using them at five weeks for one or two feedings a day and continued until he weaned himself around eleven months. He had no trouble with these bottles nor with transitioning between breast and bottle, using them while I was at work or during outings when nursing would have been difficult and nursing the rest of the time. I purchased a second set to use for my daughter.The age guidelines for the nipple are really just guidelines–you have to base it on how your baby handles the flow rather than age; my son transitioned between sizes sometimes earlier than the age guideline, sometimes later.Cleaning is more of a hassle than with less complicated bottles, but we used the Dr. Brown’s dishwasher basket, which made life a lot simpler and did a great job cleaning. If I’d had to hand-wash and sterilize these bottles in the microwave every time I might have questioned their net benefit more.
Won’t be reaching for these…
When I first received them, I was taken aback at how huge they looked in comparison to other bottles I purchased. Visually these bottles are nice to look at, but I’m not really a fan. They seem to leak at times, which can be very frustrating. The price was nice, but that’s really about it. I prefer to use my Avent Natural baby bottles instead.
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I absolutely loved these i used these for my son when he was an infant and that was 5 years ago this i used for my daughter who was born 4 years later and recommended these bottles for my friends and family. both of my children were never gassy and always happy.
So far the best bottle system for breastfeeding moms
Although I am breastfeeding, I needed some bottles for when I gave baby Hunter expressed milk. I’ve tried numerous other bottles, looking for the one that would reduce air intake as well as one that would have the slowest flow so that baby would have to work a bit for the milk, like at the breast. So far, Dr. Brown’s system seems to be working the best. I’ve compared the drop rate compared to all the others and their nipples are definitely the slowest flowing. Two things they could do to make this the perfect bottle. Make a wide-neck glass version in borosilicate glass (I’m still a fan of glass over even BPA- free plastic, message me if you really want to know), and make it in a angled bottle (like the Playtex Vent-Aire). Don’t know if this is possible with all the internal parts that Dr. Brown’s bottles have, but if we can put a man on the moon…
Good starter bottle set
This is a really good bottle set and adequate for an infant. I did not gives it a 5-star because i personally find them huge. Don’t get why they can’t make smaller bottles for infants – the bottle looks huge compared to my baby’s head and is double the size of the max ounces it holds. My 3 month old is at the point where she wants to hold her own bottle but this bottle does not facilitate that.Overall, I have no complains about milk flow, material of construction and the fact that it reduces my baby swallowing air while drinking so I still do recommend it
Alot to wash, doesnt do much for keeping out the air
This bottle has many parts to wash and doesn’t do much to keep out the air. We bought these because my baby has severe colic, but the bottles didn’t help much at all. All the parts take a long time to wash and put together and that is hard to do when you have a screaming baby.
Love/Hate Relationship – mostly Love
Oh Dr. Brown – where do I begin? I have a love/hate relationship with these bottles. My son – who was generally unpicky when it comes to feedings, would easily switch from bottle to breast and back to bottle again with no problems. Didn’t matter what kind of bottle – any were fine – until one day they weren’t! I noticed he had a lot of tummy issues – especially with gas. And I can honestly say, these bottles work much better than any others in that respect. All you have to do is look into the bottle as your baby is drinking and you will see the bubbles disappearing – unlike any other brand. We’ve tried the following – Born Free, Avent, Playtex Vent Aire, Tommee Tippee, and Medela. My cabinets are a graveyard of unused bottles – probably worth hundreds of dollars. Dr. Brown is the one we keep coming back to. I tried to not love them…. when you have a fussy baby in one arm, they’re kind of a pain to assemble with one hand. But my son will now only drink from a Dr. Brown Bottle with a Level 2 Nipple. Since about a month and a half old he started pushing the bottle away – as soon as I changed the nipple, he was right back on track.Some comments regarding others’ reviews. I don’t care what they say – you absolutely must use that little pipe cleaner to clean the parts that require it. I skimped out on this step a couple of times and noticed a foul smell coming from the beige rubbery pieces. I immediately re-cleaned and steralized everything again and have had no problems since. I do not like using the dishwasher – I don’t think it gets them as clean. I use the Dr. Brown’s bottle cleaner and the pipe cleaner every time. I keep a bowl of warm soapy water in the sink and throw the bottles into it when I’m done, and then I clean them all at once. After a while, it becomes less of a pain and you become more efficient, but you absolutely must use that pipe cleaner to clean the inner parts. If you don’t you’ll be sorry.This set is a pretty great set…. the wide neck makes scooping formula in much easier than the regular bottles (which we also have). It comes with two 4 oz. bottles and three 8 oz. bottles, 5 level 1 nipples, 2 level 2 nipples and 2 plastic caps (great for shaking up the formula or storing pre-measured water in the bottles).After 3 months, these are the only bottles we use – yes – they require slightly more care than most other bottles, but trust me, my son’s tummy issues are not nearly as bad as they used to be…. so if I have to spend an extra 5 minutes of my life cleaning bottle pieces, I consider that a win/win. The only other bottles my son will drink from are the Tommee Tippee bottles but he manages to gulp down the formula/milk so fast that he ends up with bad gas pains immediately after a feeding. We also used the Born Free bottles in the beginning just fine but now he refuses to eat from them. The nipples look identical to the Dr. Brown nipples, but they must be easier for him to collapse because he’ll push them away every time.In conclusion (to this lengthy review), if your child has tummy issues and is bottle fed – consider these bottles – and consider this set – it’s a great starter set and has everything you’ll need in the beginning. So what if you have to take a few extra minutes out of your life to clean parts – it’s worth it when your baby isn’t crying in pain.
Works great for my 3-month old!
Bought this while my little one 4-weeks old and hadn’t started using it until recently. My baby boy hasn’t had an issue with "nipple confusion" but wanted to play it safe anyway. These came in and I guess I never paid attention to the dimensions because these bottles are HUGE! But this doesn’t affect any of the baby gear I have so it’s not a big deal. My mother in law is a neonatal nurse and works in the NICU and their hospital uses only Dr. Brown’s!
I like these, but has a flaw
These bottles are amazing and work perfectly excepts for one thing. Do not fill past the max!!! These bottles do great eliminating gas and air build up with son, so burning is very limited. The only issue is if you fill any amount past the max will boil over/out while heating spilling into warmer or over you. Overall great bottles and kits.
Totally recommend them I had used them for a year and a half and just bought more for next baby, they work great!
Pain to clean but helped my babies
One of my twin girls would take in too much air when she feed so we tried these bottles and they made a huge difference! They are a pain to clean but worth it because it helped. I also bought the Dr Brown sanitize microwave bags which made me feel more confident about getting all the nooks and crannies cleaned.
I like Dr. Brown bottles! It is very convenient to have a shorter bottle that still holds eight oz. All sizes have their particular advantages. The babes rarely spit up, worth all the " pieces" when it’s time to clean.
Nice nipples, but they leak, and I like Born Free bottles better…
These bottles would be okay, if they didn’t leak. I like the wide mouth for mixing formula and the wider nipple. Unfortunately, the thin tubing vent system DOES get a tad bit annoying to clean, particularly when I’ve found the Born Free bottles to work better, (although they still have an annoying tube to clean)… PLUS they have the option of getting wide, GLASS bottles.My ultimate gripe about these is that they leak. No matter what I do or how much/little formula I put in the bottle, they develop these strange, illogical little leaks. I will feed my son for 30 minutes with no problems, set the bottle down, then pick it up again, and a big trail of milk will run down the sides, over my hand, all over the table/floor, and all over my son. I was always so careful when handling them, because I was afraid of jiggling them and causing a leak, but it made no difference. Wiping a leak, once established, was useless, because the mysterious leak just continues to dribble for the rest of the feeding, so I had to pour the contents into another, dry bottle to finish the feeding…. particularly fun, when you have a screamer.Also worth noting, the “do not fill above” line on bottles, particularly the smaller ones, is HALF WAY down the bottle! That’s just plain silly. AND it is at the 4 oz line, which means the addition of the formula powder will put you OVER the “do not fill” line. I don’t have that problem with the 5 oz Born Free bottles… and they give my son less burping and spit-ups anyway.A few positives were noting… I love the solid mixing tops that come with these, and I still use them with our Born Free bottles. Also, the Born Free nipples are flimsy and difficult for my son to latch on to, and even the level 1 nipples still drown him, so we use the Dr. Brown (level 2-3) nipples with the Born Free bottles instead. You can purchase both the mixing lids and the nipples separately, so there’s no need to invest in the whole system.Update: I pulled one of these out to use today while I did a “deep-clean” of my Born Free bottles. It was perfectly dry, filled well below the fill line, and wasn’t jiggled or turned upside down. Within a few minutes, it had leaked all over my table, son, sofa, and floor. I tossed the rest of them in the garbage.
Excellent Results..lots of parts
Since I use the Playtex bottles with my older child, I needed a different bottle for our newborn to easily identify the different nipples. The newborn has very little spit up and doesn’t seem to have a lot of gas either.There are a lot of parts. We just put them in the dishwasher using the munchkin bottle basket. Our dishwasher has these extra side shelves that we put the tubes in. We have to shake the water out of the gasket as the dishwasher starts the dry cycle; however, we have to shake the basket, flip over the bottom of the Playtex bottle too. Bottom line is that if you want a special bottle, there is a little more care needed. But if your baby cries less it’s all worth it.
This was a pain in the butt to use
My newborn did not care for these as much as the medela brand. I also found then to be harder to use and clean. In hindsight I wish I had just returned these right away. However, you or your baby may love them. I think it depends a lot upon the infant.
Works great; easy to clean
We had the standard necks for baby #1, but went with wide neck for baby #2. I don’t notice much spit up difference between the two kids, not that there was much in the first place. As long as we use the correct level nipple, they’ve been great.
Like the way it holds back all the bubbles
I have previously attempted multiple philips avent bottles and did not do the job !!! Dr.Brown bottles are easy and holds the bubbles back really well.The nipple is very soft and easy for my son and i would definitely recommend the same for everyone who is bottle feeding.
Work as intended, but requires some extra effort.
Switching to these bottles helped my 2 month olds mild case of silent reflux. We were sure the bubbles in her stomach were exacerbating the issue. She is much less uncomfortable during and after feedings since we’ve made the switch (and I went on an ultra boring new diet). However, keep in mind that there are 6 pieces to take apart and wash – separately – for each bottle. Two pieces require a thin brush to get into all of the areas. Dr.Browns sells the thin wirey brushes in packs, however the set comes with one or two to get you started. The bottles work as intended for us, but they require some extra effort to maintain.