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Simple or Swank: Glass Bottles

All of the plastic and phthalates talk has got mothers in a tizzy over which bottles are best for baby. Glass bottles have been on the market for decades, but newer brands are heeding mommy's concerns and introducing modern models of the classic baby feeding utensil.

Simple: The old-school company Evenflo manufactures glass bottles with a silicone nipple at a bargain price. Three eight–ounce bottles will cost you less than $6.
Swank: A little more cash will get you the patented Dr. Brown's internal vent system. Unfortunately, it requires more cleanup but if it helps reduce colic, it may be worth it. Two seven-ounce bottles will run you $15.

Which bottles do you prefer?

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Livvy-P Livvy-P 9 years
I wasn't a big fan of either bottle. Evenflo was leaky & Dr Browns was just too complicated. I used the Born Free bottles & and now sippy cup.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
We are on our 5th bottle system. The Dr. Browns worked well for awhile but we finally ended up with the playtex nursers which I was trying to avoid due to having waste. They were like flipping a light switch with his gas problems. As far as using glass bottles I just don't know if I would do it as occasionally the unruly baby smacks his bottle out of my hand and we have concrete floors, yikes...
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 9 years
Our family has used Avent bottles over the past decade. Our four boys have taken them without any complaint, although our two youngest both had colic.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
DR Brown's were great for my son, it really helped with the air bubbles and gas. They make BPA free plastic ones also.
meumitsuki meumitsuki 9 years
I used the adiri bottles when needed and they were fabulous.
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
We've used the doc browns since my son was born (10mos ago today) and I think they work great. Compared to what I've seen with my nieces there was way less spit-up and gas. He did have colic, but his pedi said it was from a milk protein allergy so I don't think any time of bottle would have prevented that. I'd be afraid to use glass though, thinking it would break, especially now since my son likes to throw his bottle sometimes.
nevadamtnbear nevadamtnbear 9 years
Playtex drop-in's 100% here. They worked like a charm for our first, and they will be our bottle of choice for the one on the way. They convenience of being able to pump directly into the drop-in liners and have those stored is wonderful. I've heard so many complaints over the Dr. Browns. And, honestly, they just seem too complicated for me. Simple is better. We also like the Advent bottles, but the Playtex system was just the perfect fit for all of us.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I could not figure out Dr Brown's for the life of me. We had to use plain old Avent for all three kids, they ended up being the only ones they'd take.
roxtarchic roxtarchic 9 years
we used the dr browns at first but now it's born free bottles... i think they were better... the vent is easier to clean and he spit up less (could also have been that he was getting older too tho)... dont like their sippy cup tho. nuby sippy cup is GREAT
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
I don't like either bottle actually. I used Ansa bottles with both my kids, they don't make them anymore, but if I have another I will use the Playtex drop ins that are out now...not the old Playtex nursers with the latex nipples, neither of my kids liked those. The newer ones are much better!
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