- Includes two 4oz LATCH bottles and two sealing discs
- Nipple stretches and moves like the breast helping baby latch correctly and continuously to help reduce colic
- Anti-colic valve prevents air bubbles to reduce gas
- Pressure against the nipple releases milk as baby sucks, just like the breast
- Winner of the 2015 American Baby’s Best Award for Best Bottle Chosen by Moms
New Munchkin bottles easy to hold, but pricey!
I realize that you are paying for the anti-colic feature with these bottles, and the nipple that simulates breastfeeding as closely as possible, but I find the price rather high for two bottles. I do think finding the best bottle for your breastfed baby is important, and can be tricky if the baby isn’t real gung-ho to take breastmilk from a bottle to begin with.My daughter tried 8 different bottles in an attempt to find one that her new baby would take while she was working at her part-time job. The baby was just refusing every single bottle. Finally, she tried the Lansinoh mOmma Feeding Bottle, which her baby seemed to like the best. The Munchkin Latch bottle wasn’t available when she was looking for bottles a few months ago. I have been able to feed the baby with this bottle successfully, and I have to say that I prefer the shape in that it’s easier for me to hold (and will be easy for the baby to hold once she is holding the bottle herself).If your baby is having a hard time transitioning from bottle to breast, I’d recommend the Lansinoh mOmma Feeding Bottle, and this bottle.
work as intended, a little bit on the pricier side
These are great bottles for the sole reason that they are BPA-free. The bottles are durable and effective.In terms of price or usability, one could argue that better options are available and that other options are less expensive, but these work quite well against minimizing colic which makes them worth every penny.
We’ve used advent bottles on our last child and they worked well… This time around the latch is our choice. The fat bottle is easier for us to hold over a skinny one, the air system is functional without leakage and the cleanup is straightforward and dishwasher simple to disassemble… as we graduate to the larger openings, I’ll add more…Pros = excellent shape and air equalizing.Cons = would like more color options.. color help us differentiate sometimes
Happy baby! Happy Mom! Happy family! Great 4 ounce bottles perfect for the newborn, nipples more like mom.
Our family lovse that it is BPA Free and the cute little valve in the bottom that prevents air bubbles from traveling through the milk. The large flexible nipple is more like the real thing than most bottle nipples. It allows for better latching on for baby and makes is easy to sue in many positions. It did reduce gas and fussiness, so we were able to stop using the gas dropps. Yea! Sometimes we could not even get a burp as he had no gas to burp.
Venting a plus, nipple collapses easily.
When using cheapo unvented bottles, our daughter never seems to realize that she could get more milk faster if she’d break suction regularly to reduce the vacuum inside the bottle. Perhaps she will never be an engineer, as I had hoped. Anyway, I think the venting valves on these Latch bottles are great in principle. But the valve seems to require a fair bit of vacuum before it opens to let air in. Combined with the unusually broad shape of the nipple, this frequently causes the nipple to get sucked into an inverted position.In my mind the nipple is more to blame for this than the valve. You don’t want the valve leaking liquid, so it needs some pre-tension holding it shut. The resulting vacuum is not enough to significantly interfere with milk flow, so that is acceptable. At least the valve serves some real function. The nipple shape, on the other hand, could easily be changed to a more conical form that would resist collapse, with little if any loss of comfort. Basically I feel the nipple on here is more a marketing thing to appear different from other brands than something that is actually improved in any significant way. And any “pumping” is very obviously marketing hype BS, if nipple inversion is CLEARLY indicating the presence of vacuum — rather than pressure — inside the bottle. I’m a little astonished by others saying their babies prefer this bottle or that; our baby will drink milk out of any bottle we give her… assuming the nipple is not inside-out.I had previously cut some slack and given this bottle a 3 star rating, but in talking to my wife again she says she REALLY dislikes this bottle and won’t be using them anymore due to the nipple collapsing issue. For that reason, combined with totally unreasonable cost, I reduce my rating to 1 star.
Good Bottle for Combo Feeders
The nipples on these bottles make the transiton to and from breastfeeding easy because they resemble natural breast shape/function. The nipple is very soft and pliable and makes latching more natural than harder nipples. This is a pro and con as both you and baby have to adjust to how the nipple works. At first the nipple has a tendency to collapse. We found that it helps if you gently pull on the bottle to create tension as the baby eats.Personally, I would prefer the bottle without the valve at the bottom. It doesn’t leak, but I’d prefer not to have to wash it. I think if I had a very sensitve/colicy child I’d try anything and I’d definately try these, but if not necessary I would not reccomend it.ProsNipple shapeNipple consitancy/flexibilityBottle shapeDifferent flow rate nipplesBPA freeI like how the bottle looksMight help decrease air intake (we haven’t had a problem with that)ConsCleaning is more of a hassle than valve-less bottlesPliabilty of the nipple can cause it to colapseI will continue to use the Munchkin latch bottle as I do not mind the extra step of cleaning the bottle. I would reccomend these bottles to a friend if they had a child that was having difficulty latching or taking in too much air.3.5 stars.
Nothing bad I can say about these bottles. I got them to have around for when my grand kids come to visit. They have many great design features.
These bottles are amazing. The baby enjoys the way the nipple is shaped as it resembles the breast. Well worth the investment!
pretty good bottles
I have a VERY picky bottle eater-she only uses a very specific type of nipple shape. Previous to trying these the only kind I could get her to use were the Playtex ones, which are pretty expensive AND difficult to clean b/c they have about a million pieces. These bottles are designed for newborns, as they are only about 4 ozs. The shape is nice and fits well in my hand. The nipple it comes with is a slow flow, stage 1. It takes some pretty good sucking power to get the milk/formula out, but, knowing this is designed for very small babies, this is good. The clean-up is fairly simple, my only complaint is that the vent (the blue thing on the bottom in the picture) doesn’t really come out, so it got some formula powder stuck in it and that took some serious cleaning to really get it out. Overall, though, it’s a great bottle!
Worked well for specific purpose with one issue
These worked pretty well with regard to flow and even with the baby being able to grab ahold of them and try to grip. That’s something I’ve liked with a bottle design like this; aside from aesthetics, the baby seems to comprehend what the bottle insinuates and what it takes to keep it flowing. There was some confusion switching form natural feeding to the bottle, too, and the baby did well with this bottle. The one thing I had an issue with here was the nipple function, namely the way it pursed. Sometimes it would mush in a lot and the baby seemed to have an issue trying to get it to push out. At first I thought this was something I was somehow causing, but then noticed it as part of the design.Still, it is a great bottle and good looking. If you have the specified need to help the baby feed because of issues related to breastfeeding, it does a good job.
I tried all the main baby bottle brands. My favorite was Gerber because it was the easiest for my babies to latch onto. These nipples are a lot like the Gerber ones except that they accommodate the baby more by moving with the baby. This means the bottle doesn’t have to be held with utter precision.
Very well-designed bottle to reduce colic and help the baby transition between the breast and the bottle …
What I like about the design of these Munchkin Latch bottles is the fact that they not only help reduce colic, but also “grow” with the baby. I have the Stage 1 bottles (0m+), but they also come in stages 2 and 3 to accommodate the 3+ and 6+ month old baby. The stage is clearly marked on the nipple so you won’t accidentally use a freer flow bottle for a baby who’s not quite ready for it. On the other hand, you won’t use a Stage 1 with a baby who needs more milk.I do like the anti-colic valve because there’s nothing like having a baby with colic in the house. The baby is mega-uncomfortable and it’s not easy to watch or listen to a baby scream. Been there, done that. I definitely like the design of the bottle and think it was quite well thought out.Transitioning back and forth between the bottle and the breast is much easier because of the continuous latch on the Munchin. The accordion-like stretch of the nipple is a big help in this regard. It moves with the baby, not against him or her, in a more natural manner.FEATURES:► Includes two 4 ounce latch bottles and four sealing discs► Nipple stretches like the breast helping baby latch correctly► Anti-colic valve prevents air bubbles to reduce gas► Pressure against the nipple releases milk as baby sucks, just like the breast► Nipple moves with baby to provide a continuous latch to help reduce colicAs far as cleaning goes, the use of something like thePhillips Avent Electric Steam Sterilizer(I have one) makes it easy to toss the anti-colic valve, sealing disc, and collar in together for a thorough cleaning in an open tray. The Munchkin Latch comes apart within seconds and can be reassembled just as quickly.
A Great Substitute …
Foremost, I was pretty much sold when I read BPA-free. In our household (where we have been making big strides in becoming more and more “green” for health reasons), BPA-free is a must! Moreover, that these “grow” with one’s child also falls under the heading of “green.” You do not need to dispose of these bottles … you simply buy the next transitional nipple. Very clever, very environmentally friendly.While it is true that these are the perfect shape (super easy to hold), I would say that the price is a little steep, so I might only invest in these if your child is prone to colic.Theses also come in a set of four. If you know that these work for your baby, you might want to consider those to save a little money:Munchkin Latch BPA-Free Bottle, 4 Ounce, 4 Count.
Pricey, but effective.
These are pricey, especially if you keep in mind that you will have to upgrade nipple sizes every few months. But I still think the bottle, overall, is well-designed, durable, and effective. Like other reviewers have said, the nipple is very soft, but very breast-like. The nipple does sometimes collapse in on itself, which can be annoying–but, thankfully, that doesn’t happen very often.The bottle is easy to hold and comfortable to grip for feedings. We haven’t struggled a ton with colic or gas before these bottles, but we also haven’t had any gas issues since we started using them, so they are doing what they are supposed to be doing. The bottle randomly leaks sometimes; this happens rarely, but I can’t figure out why it happens at all. Regardless, I’m very pleased with this bottle, and I can confidently recommend it to other parents.
Munchkin Latch BPA-Free Bottle, 4 Ounce, 2 Count
love these bottlesonce you get the hang of themthere seems to be a trial and error process with them for some peopleone thing to realizeyou can not use a bottle warmer with these bottlesthese bottles are easy to clean very durable easy to holdBPA freecan grow with baby just have to buy the next stage nipplereally seems to have helped with colic
Munchkin Latch Baby Bottles
These 4 oz. bottles come in a nice shape. They are easy to hold and have a wide mouth which to me is a nice advantage over old fashioned bottles. The nipple is soft but sturdy, but I don’t really see how they are much different than other types. I was concerned that the valve in the bottle might cause leaks but I did not have that experience. The protective cover fits nicely as well, preventing leaks. These bottles are top rack dishwasher safe and can be boiled or steam sterilized. One other thing I noted is that the nipples come in three stages, and these came with stage one, which is only supposed to be for the baby’s first three months. I would keep this in mind as an added expense for bottles that are already very expensive. If you have an infant with a tendency for colic, they might be, but thought it was worth mentioning.
This is a great baby bottle. I like that has no BPA in it and the baby liked it very well. No problems adapting to this bottle.
My baby prefers boob and really refuse to eat from the bottle. My I need some time for myself too and this bottle was the only one (along with Comomoto which is wonderful) that she would accept (not happily though but would actually drink some milk out of it).Easy to clean and handle.
These bottles are the best. The nipples are not rough they are easy on a newborn as well.I breastfeed so this is a great way for less gas and air in the tummy.Made my baby sleep better and less policy as well. Great sturdy bottle and has a great design as well.
These are solidly constructed and quite durable, able to withstand long use. The nipple works perfectly with squeezing. Altogether, a great product for new mothers.
Advanced baby bottles that work very well.
These are the most advanced baby bottles that we’ve ever tried. They work great. You’ll definitely be glad that you tried these, although with the high price I can see why you are taking the time to read the reviews before trying them.They are good baby bottles with the added feature of a gas release valve and a nipple that is more natural than most. It works as advertised and we think that you will be very pleased with it.
What more could you ask for?
If you have to switch between breast feeding and bottle feeding because you have to be away from your baby ,or supplement with formula, these bottle are the closest you can get to the real thing. The "accordion" design, and the nipple, pump and stretch like the breast allowing the nipple to fit to the baby’s palate giving him a better "latch". Easy to hold and clean. The anti -colic valve works perfectly. Nice snap-on cover to protect the nipple and keep it clean. They also come in 8oz size. Slow, medium and fast flow nipples are available.