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Which Bottles Did You Use?

When presented with a Simple or Swank version of two glass bottles, many of you commented that you use something different than those brands. Some parents use one brand for the early stages and switch to another later on. Which bottle do you prefer?

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Greggie Greggie 7 years
macgirl, I'd put them on craigslist or Freecycle, or see if a local shelter needs them. :)
Ella-Pretty Ella-Pretty 7 years
Macgirl - I put my Dr Browns on craigslist - 14 bottles for $10 - they were snapped up - and I felt good about not throwing them away - was a bit wary, cuz they were the BPA ones, but guess some parents choose to use them anyway - so this was a bargain for them
Ella-Pretty Ella-Pretty 7 years
-bought Avent first, but switched to Dr Browns for the twins - until they were 6 months old (was amazing for reducing gas, but a pain to clean x2!) -at 6 months they were less gassy - so switched them back to Avent -after reading about BPA, at 11 months switched them to coloured BPA free evenflo bottles - they were cheap - and my twins will eventually focus more on solids
Ella-Pretty Ella-Pretty 7 years
-bought Avent first, but switched to Dr Browns for the twins - until they were 6 months old (was amazing for reducing gas, but a pain to clean x2!)-at 6 months they were less gassy - so switched them back to Avent-after reading about BPA, at 11 months switched them to coloured BPA free evenflo bottles - they were cheap - and my twins will eventually focus more on solids
macgirl macgirl 7 years
Started with the First Years Breastflow bottles as I was nursing and these had rated high for not causing nipple confusion. After not being able to get the latch thing right (plus he instantly dozed with first three sucks) we went to pumping and I decided to skip the complicated nipple setup since confusion was no longer a concern. What I thought was colic and spitting up got out of control so I got both the Playtex Ventaire's and the Dr. Brown's which helped dramatically. Then once he was properly diagnosed and treated with GERD we could see that he had bad gas all along underneath all of his other issues so I finally went to the Playtex dropins which I had been avoiding since we didn't want to do the disposable liners but he has been a happy baby since. I probably should have just used those first as that is what my older son had used and loved. On that note... What can you do with lightly used bottle systems? I've saved them all and have all the components which are in excellent condition. Do people take that as donations? It just seems like something that people would be a little weird about getting second hand.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
Started with the First Years Breastflow bottles as I was nursing and these had rated high for not causing nipple confusion. After not being able to get the latch thing right (plus he instantly dozed with first three sucks) we went to pumping and I decided to skip the complicated nipple setup since confusion was no longer a concern. What I thought was colic and spitting up got out of control so I got both the Playtex Ventaire's and the Dr. Brown's which helped dramatically. Then once he was properly diagnosed and treated with GERD we could see that he had bad gas all along underneath all of his other issues so I finally went to the Playtex dropins which I had been avoiding since we didn't want to do the disposable liners but he has been a happy baby since. I probably should have just used those first as that is what my older son had used and loved. On that note... What can you do with lightly used bottle systems? I've saved them all and have all the components which are in excellent condition. Do people take that as donations? It just seems like something that people would be a little weird about getting second hand.
Dana18 Dana18 7 years
I tried Dr. browns and avent, until I found out about the dangers of the clean hard plastic. Then I switched to the the color gerbers that they said where safe for babies. I wish they had the born free when I had the twins , I would have use them.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
Avent for all three, even though we tried several. My daughter took quite awhile to agree to taking one, putting it right down to the wire of me going back to work and worrying she'd never take one. I always use the slowest flow so that she has to work a little harder at a bottle and contiues to prefer the breast.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
Avent for all three, even though we tried several. My daughter took quite awhile to agree to taking one, putting it right down to the wire of me going back to work and worrying she'd never take one. I always use the slowest flow so that she has to work a little harder at a bottle and contiues to prefer the breast.
meumitsuki meumitsuki 7 years
Adiri was the only one my first little one would take. I had to go away for a night and we tried for weeks to get her to take a bottle to no avail. My mom and sister had to run out to the store and bought every single type of bottle to find one she would take.
Courtney82 Courtney82 7 years
well I bought every bottle you can imagine my daughter was very picky. Ended up being the nipple she liked the most but when she was an infant it was playtex and when she was older nuby. For our new baby we have born free but it will all depend. 1st loved the breast but for my sanity I worked on finding a bottle that worked.
Courtney82 Courtney82 7 years
well I bought every bottle you can imagine my daughter was very picky. Ended up being the nipple she liked the most but when she was an infant it was playtex and when she was older nuby. For our new baby we have born free but it will all depend. 1st loved the breast but for my sanity I worked on finding a bottle that worked.
SweetPeasMom SweetPeasMom 7 years
Avent, though she rarely took a bottle. I still prefer Avent sippy cups and bigger kid cups, though.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 7 years
Avent all the way.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 7 years
Avent all the way.
mother2 mother2 7 years
I started out with Avent, but when the BPA scare hit, I switched to the Gerber Gentle Flow bottles that were similar to avent because my kids were so used to the avent nipples.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 7 years
Avent for home, playtex for out (it had something to do with a vent system), and nuby a little later. DD went from breast to the size 4 flow immediately (thanks to this tremendous letdown of mine) so I never had to worry about size flow she needed...
SweetnLow SweetnLow 7 years
Avent for home, playtex for out (it had something to do with a vent system), and nuby a little later.DD went from breast to the size 4 flow immediately (thanks to this tremendous letdown of mine) so I never had to worry about size flow she needed...
asdaffodil asdaffodil 7 years
I started out with Dr. Brown's with my son. I was breastfeeding and would only use the bottles when we went out. There was a couple of weeks he didn't have a bottle. Then it was time for him to go to daycare and for me to go back to work. So, we tried giving him a Dr. Brown's bottle and he wouldn't take them. We next tried Gerber Nuk bottle with the orthodontic nipples and luckily he took them. Now we still use some Gerber Nuk bottles, but I've also started to buy the Green to Grow wideneck bottle because the Gerber nipples fit them. The Green to Grow bottles are expensive, but they are BPA free. Hopefully one day soon we will only be using the Green to Grow.
lorioz lorioz 7 years
My daughter took to the avent ones with no problems, so it was the only one I tried.
schnappycat schnappycat 7 years
Since we can only vote for one, I voted for Born Free, but we also use Thinkbaby. I have some of each right now. We started out using Avent, but when all of the BPA stuff hit, I bought new bottles.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
avent the only one they took because that was the only one i offered my kids
luckyme luckyme 7 years
My daughter absolutely refused a bottle (we breastfed) and I tried from the time she was 3 weeks old and she just would not take a bottle. No matter what I gave her she would gag and make a huge fuss. We went straight from the boob to a straw-cup.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 7 years
I tried Playtex nursers first when I had my daughter. I had received them as a shower gift and was very happy since they were disposable. I hated them and so did she! I tried 3 or 4 different types of bottles including good old fashioned glass bottles, which my grandmother loved. I finally found a winning combo with Ansa bottles and Pur nipples...I don't think either are around anymore. Shows how old I am!! I have used Avent with a friend's child and they were ok. I think if I have another baby, hopefully, I will use the new Playtex nursers drop ins. Not the latex nipple ones...the newer ones with the clear color nipple. I think they are called Playtex Premium. They are not very expensive and the liners are BPA free, which is good. Convenient since they are disposable. And the shape of the nipple looks breastfeeding compatible.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 7 years
I tried Playtex nursers first when I had my daughter. I had received them as a shower gift and was very happy since they were disposable. I hated them and so did she! I tried 3 or 4 different types of bottles including good old fashioned glass bottles, which my grandmother loved. I finally found a winning combo with Ansa bottles and Pur nipples...I don't think either are around anymore. Shows how old I am!!I have used Avent with a friend's child and they were ok. I think if I have another baby, hopefully, I will use the new Playtex nursers drop ins. Not the latex nipple ones...the newer ones with the clear color nipple. I think they are called Playtex Premium. They are not very expensive and the liners are BPA free, which is good. Convenient since they are disposable. And the shape of the nipple looks breastfeeding compatible.
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