Born Free Classic Bottle – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Born FreePrice: Approx. $9 ea.
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥♥ (4/5)
  • Pros:
    • Less complicated vented system
    • Lightweight / easy for baby to hold
    • Soft nipple
  • Cons:
    • Lots of pieces to clean
    • Doesn’t attach to all breast pumps
    • Expensive

Most Helpful Reviews on the Born Free Classic Bottle.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 11/4/2012 – …  I’m happy to say that he adores this bottle. In fact, he gets irritated when I take it away even if it’s empty. He breastfeeds and bottle-feeds 50/50 so maybe since this nipple has more of a simulated breast feel he took to it faster…. I didn’t find all the parts to be too many either. It just seemed normal for a vented bottle and not nearly as bad as Doc Brown’s….  (read more and buy it at
  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 2/17/2012 – …  These bottles have a lot of individual pieces, so washing them takes more than twice as long as the more simple designs. I had a few that were 4 pieces, and those already felt like too many to clean. But these ones take the cake, they have 6 distinct parts to clean. And that’s at least 3 too many…. Removing the cleaning out of the equation, these are good bottles…. (read more and buy it at
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 8/8/2008 – … Expensive, yes, but well worth it. We have had no problems w/gas or spit-up. The only complaint I have is I cannot attach these bottles directly to my Medela breast pump, so I have to pump into one bottle and dump it into these. (read more and buy it at
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 1/10/2009 – Yes, these bottles ARE more expensive, but they are so worth it! My baby has used these since three weeks after birth, and she has NEVER had colic or fussiness/gassiness. The vent is the most wonderful feature! The nipples are also very soft…. The great thing is that BornFree also makes a piece that will attach right to your breastpump, so this makes it so easy to pump right into your BornFree bottles!…  (read more and buy it at
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 12/30/2009 – … These are a gift from heaven. No more gas and no more spitting! He latched very easily and is extremely relaxed while eating…. I do know that they recommend not to mix formula directly in the bottle so maybe that is the reason the nipple is collapsing on them. I am using my Dr. Brown bottles to mix/store/heat the formula and then pour it into the Born Free. I have absolutely no complaints about this bottle, except maybe price…. (read more and buy it at

Gear in Action

  • See a video review here and a video from the makers here.

What the Makers Say

  • Natural Milk Flow, controlled by baby for an experience closer to breastfeeding
    Naturally Fuss Free, ActiveFlow™ Venting Technology clinically designed to reduce colic symptoms
    Naturally Safe, free from BPA and PVC
    Premium, durable material that is ideal for sterilization
    Dishwasher Safe
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Any Safety Recalls :( ?

  • Not that we’ve heard.  For the most up-to-date information, search the Consumer Products Safety Division’s website here.

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