Philips AVENT Classic Bottle – Top Reviews & Key Info

  • Philips AventPrice: Approx. $6 ea.
  • GooGooLove: ♥♥♥ (3/5)
  • Pros:
    • Shape of nipple
    • Easy for older baby to hold bottle
    • Fits Avent pumps
  • Cons:
    • Wider bottle doesn’t fit in bags/warmers as well
    • Bigger bottle/nipple not great for preemies
    • Extra pieces make assembly difficult; leaking issues

Most Helpful Reviews on Philips AVENT Classic Bottle.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars(3/5) – 11/9/2012 – Loved the new design and have used Avent in the past with good results. This time tried the new “just like Mommy’s breast” bottles with preemie twins. The nipples are larger at the base and very small mouths don’t create a seal so lots of formula leaks out the sides of the mouths…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 6/24/2012 – no more leaks.I initially bought the classic but my newborn wasn’t able to tolerate the slow flow nipple…. I love the new design. my baby was able t drink her milk without choking even if she’s always in a hurry especially when she’s really hungry.Her lips didn’t get sore or thick due to the soft nipple…. (read more and buy it at Target.com)
  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 1/23/2011 – I happily own other Avent bottles and other Avent products so i didn;t hesistate to order extra bottles. To my surprise design had changed: now there is an extra protection layer that needs to be put on a bottle first and then you screw the nipple on a lid. Common , when you are attending little one there is NO time for extra item in bottle assembly…. (read more and buy it at Diapers.com)
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars(5/5) – 6/14/2012 – The original Avent bottles were already my favorite bottles; these new bottles are even better…. I tried to see what items from the old Avent system would work with the new Natural Avent bottles and this is what I have found…. Overall my feelings about this system is: PROS: The shape of the new bottles feel good in the hands…. CONS:…. (read more and buy it at Amazon.com)
  • 2.0 out of 5 stars(2/5) – 9/21/2011 – … I tried Avent when I started pumping. It leaked; she didn’t like the nipple; the bottles were a bit unwieldy for her to hold; I got rid of them. I was particularly happy I did so once I started watching my niece a lot and dealt with the mess. These bottles get worn out & leak. They have to be screwed on at just the right alignment & the nipples have to be lined up right or they leak…. (read more and buy it at Walmart.com)
  • 1.0 out of 5 stars(1/5) – 5/29/11 – I am so angry. These bottles have caused too many spills.. I had the adapter ring on and must not have tightened down on it enough. It was all over baby and bed before I even realized it. Several other times I have forgotten the adapter ring with same result. Why in the world does this design require this additional sealing ring? We never had this 8 yrs ago with my older daughter and we loved these bottles…. (read more and buy it at Babiesrus.com)

Gear in Action

  • See a video review here.

What the Makers Say

  • Natural latch on due to the wide breast shaped nipple
    The wide breast shaped nipple promotes natural latch on similar to the breast, making it easy for your baby to combine breast and bottle feeding.
  • Unique comfort petals for an extra soft and flexible nipple
    Petals inside the nipple increase softness and flexibility without nipple collapse. Your baby will enjoy a more comfortable and contented feed.
  • Advanced anti colic system with innovative twin valve
    Innovative twin valve design reduces colic and discomfort by venting air into the bottle and not baby’s tummy.
    Ergonomic shape for maximum comfort
  • Due to the unique shape, the bottle is easy to hold and grip in any direction for maximum comfort, even for baby’s tiny hands…. (read more at usa.philips.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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