(Closed) So many bottles. Which one is the best one?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

some babies have a preference and will only take to certain one.

dr brown was highly recommended to me.  i was not able to ebf and had to supplement from the beginning, we used dr brown exclusively.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

We only use bottles because my milk never came in. I had Avent Natural on hand and he took to that right away. Love that they have fewer parts than Dr. Brown’s (I had a Dr. Brown’s as well but DH basically said hell no after seeing all the parts). However, even the slowest flow might be fast for a breastfed baby.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I loved Dr. Brown’s bottles at first but I got tired of washing them (I don’t have a dishwasher or bottle washer). My baby only uses one or two bottles a day so it wasn’t terrible but it gets annoying. 

I really like the Phillips Avent bottles. We use the classic and they really do help with spit up, in my opinion. The only problem was I couldn’t find preemie nipples for them and the slowest flow nipples were kind of intense for my baby…but she’s used to me and I do not have a strong let down at all. She’s totally fine with it now though. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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Cait2007 :  my friends pretty much all bought one type of bottle and then of course the kid wouldn’t take it! And since they all started with different types before finding the one their kid liked it seems like a total crapshoot. My plan is to take a couple of each brand as hand-me-downs until we see which our kid likes and then buy more of that brand.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would just buy one or two of a few different kinds.

We used the Avent naturals, but dd was very picky.

The Munchkin Latch was used by a few different babies at daycare.

Post # 8
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Cait2007 :  my son was a premie.  but i stayed on premie nipples for a long time bc i didn’t want the bottle to be much easier than then boob.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Buy one of each type you’re interested and see what your baby will prefer as they do have a preference.  I tried the madela, browns and kindee and my child only took the latter.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m not due for another 5 weeks but I’m not buying bottles before baby comes.  I got a few as hand me downs from friends so I have a bunch of Dr. Brown’s, a couple of Tommy Tippees, and an Advent I got with my Amazon registry box.  I’m planning on trying them all out and seeing what baby likes best before buying a bunch.

Post # 11
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Newbee

Honestly, what we did is go to to Buy Buy Baby and buy one of several different types of bottles. Then before I started work my husband did one feed in the middle night (while I pumped) and we tried the different bottles.  Some of them he would spit up after, or he couldn’t get anything out of. As soon as we hit on one that worked we tried it for a few nights to be sure and then just went with that one. For us it was Munchkin Latch but it may be different for you.

 

I would really recommend not buying too many of one but rather trying a few different ones!

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Also keep in mind when you do have your bub, you can buy different speed nipples. I had to order the size 0 which is a preemie nipple for dd, even though she was full term. Otherwise she acted like I was trying to drown her lol. She didn’t go up to a size 1 nipple until she was like 9-10 months old I think.

Post # 13
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Honey bee

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Cait2007 :  I wouldn’t buy more than like one bottle in advance…it takes some experimenting since some babies are picky. My son was not picky, but we found some bottles to cause more gas, were leaky, etc. My favs have been Dr. Browns and Born Free used to make an awesome bottle, but recently changed models. You can still find the old version at some places, but I had to spend $50 on ebay to get a faster flowing nipple. Yes, even bottles end up being subject to inflated black market prices. Bastards.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I was lucky that my son took to the first bottles I tried with him. I used the Avent naturals with him and had no issues.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

With my first we used the Playtex Nurser drop in system.  It was really great because there was minimal cleanup.  My second didn’t like the nipple and I did some research and discovered the MAM bottle.  the nipple is very differently shaped than most bottles and is supposedly closer to the flattened nipple created during nursing.  They have worked really well for us.  

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