Dr. Brown’s Bottles – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Dr. Brown'sPrice: Approx. $5.33 ea.
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥♥♥ (5/5)
  • Pros:
    • Venting, anti-colic system
    • Soft nipple
    • Easy to assemble
  • Cons:
    • Lots of pieces to clean
    • Nipple is long and narrow
    • Numbers on bottle are hard to read at night

Most Helpful Reviews on Dr. Brown’s Bottles.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 10/11/2010 – …  If I had to do it all over again, I would only have gotten a pack of three 4oz bottles, since the baby’s appetite would increase anyway as she grows. I’d spend the bulk of my money on the 8oz bottles, just for practical future purposes. To address the problem of leaking–the only time the bottle will leak is if you carelessly don’t secure the rubber stopper all the way down the tube, don’t screw the cap tightly, or if you don’t correctly insert the nipple. And yes, I know it’s pricey and the time it takes to wash the tubing and the rubber stopper might pose a slight 30 second problem…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 1/2/2011 – … All the parts sounded intimidating but are actually very easy to use and clean. Neither my husband or I had ever bottle fed a baby before, and we figured it out without difficulty…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 5/20/2010 – … My daughter was using The First Years Breastflow BPA Free Starter Set, but suddenly rejected the bottle. We noticed that she became very gassy with those bottles, so tried the Dr. Brown’s bottles…. I believe that the venting system is important, as the Breastflow nipple would collapse completely while she was drinking, making it harder to draw milk. However, the nipple on the Dr Brown’s bottle was so long and narrow my daughter would gag regularly as the nipple hit the back of her throat…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  •  5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 6/6/2009 – … I was kind of scared to go purchase Dr. Brown’s bottles because of the way the nipple looked because I knew he was use to the wider ones’…. love them! They are not as hard to put together and clean as everyone is making them seem. I just clean them once a day I bought two packs so that would be possible. Just fill the sink up with soap and hot water and let them soak for a little while then clean them and place them on the bottle drying rack. When they are dry assemble them so that when you have to make a bottle it will be with ease. I did get the closed caps with my bottles so I just mix the formula in them and it works just fine. (read more and buy it at Walmart.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 7/20/2011 – … My son is on Similac Alimentum formula which is thicker; with the level one nipple holes of these being a bit bigger, he gets the milk easier…. It’s important to make sure you stir the formula or breastmilk in the bottle then pop any little bubbles or let them settle on your own before putting in the venting system and screwing on nipple collar…. Washing the parts is also a breeze…. I’ve heard about mold growing in little parts so a Dr. Brown’s rep told me that I can boil nipples and bottle once a week…. My one complaint is that the numbers are impossible to see because they’re the color of the bottle and just stick out a bit. That makes night time feedings a bit tricky – to solve the problem, I used a sharpie and traced the oz marking lines. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars(4/5) – 8/4/2009 – These bottles are engineered well and we choose them after trying more than one brand. Because they are vented, one needs to avoid warming the bottle with the nipple and vent tube installed because the heated liquid will travel up the vent tube…. Just buy some of the screw on caps (sold seperately for some dumb reason) for storage and warming and then put the nipple on after warming (the bottles comes with a disk to block off the nipple for storage but we just throw that away and buy the screw on caps). Take five seconds to clean the vent assembly and the bottle will be hygenic…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)

Gear in Action

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What the Makers Say

  • Our Dr. Brown’s bottle features a patented two-piece internal vent system that works unlike any other bottle design. The vent system fully vents our bottle for vacuum-free feeding, which we call positive-pressure flow, similar to breastfeeding. As the baby feeds, air is channeled from the nipple collar through the vent system, bypassing the breastmilk or formula, to the back of the bottle. Air never mixes with the breastmilk or formula which minimizes oxidation and helps preserve essential nutrients like vitamins C, A and E.
  • Babies feed more comfortably because the vent system allows them to nurse without fighting the negative effects of a vacuum or the discomfort of ingesting air bubbles. This helps to reduce feeding problems like colic, spit-up, burping, and gas. The breastmilk or formula flows freely, without nipple collapse.
  • (read more on handi-craft.com)

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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