I used them for my son. I used the BPA free ones. They were $12 for a set of 3 8oz bottles. I can't remember how much the 4oz ones were.
They are nice because they have a venting system so the negative pressure doesn't build up and make it harder for them to get the milk/formula out. Kinda like when you drink from a water bottle. The more water you suck out, the hard it is to get more water to come out until you stop and let the airflow back up into the bottle. With the venting system there is constant airflow into the bottle so that doesn't happen.
The bottles are nice, but they have mutiple parts. In the beginning I did all the washing by hand and this just became a nuisance. Now I just through them in the dishwasher and it is much easier.
with my next baby I might try the playtex drop ins. Jacob had trouble with them because he was tongue tied and couldn't latch on very well.
Oh one more thing about the dr brown bottles.. the 8oz ones are very large.
I have never used them but am considering all available options as well. What I have read is that they work really well for babies with sensitive digestive systems. But cleaning all the parts can be a real pain.
I'm hearing the cleaning of the bottles is definitely a con....and I imagine it would be a pain to clean one that went missing with formula and then showed up weeks later! You'd probably just ahve to 86 it!
I love my Dr. Brown bottles. They definitely do keep the pressure out of the bottle. I saw this post earlier today when I had one more feeding to do with my twins so I wanted to time myself to see how long it took me to wash them this afternoon. It took me 6 minutes to wash 10 bottles. Pretty quick I think...Also, for fun I timed how long it took to assemble and the bottles, fill them with water and fill the formula containers with the powder and that took 5 minutes. All in all, 11 minutes which is quicker than it is taking me to write this post! hahahaha
The bottles include 5 parts so they are more of a pain to wash but I think it is worth it. What I do is fill up a sink with warm, soapy water after 10:00 a.m. feeding, then I disassemble all of the bottles and wash them in stages. For example, I wash all of the outer bottles first, all of the nipple "collars" next and so on to make it go faster. We don't have enough bottles to go the dishwasher route because we don't run it that often so it is hand washing for us.
What I do not like about the bottles is that there aren't many nipple shape options and I am not sure if you can use other brands with them. One of my twins slurps the nipple so it takes a long time to get the feeding down. I went to the level 2 nipple but that was too fast. I may pull out my Playtex drop-ins for her, which I also really like a lot. I experimented with my firstborn when she was a baby and those and the Browns were the best for us.
Good luck! If you go to the website they used to have a video example of how they work.
Honestly...there are some things I think "if it ain't broke, why fix it?" Those bottles are one of them. LOL. I used Avent bottles with my son nine years ago, and they were great. They worked for him, he never got gas, they were easy to use and have a variety of nipple options. So, I see no reason to switch to some new-fangled bottle with a bunch of parts to clean. Now, granted, I didn't need bottles with my son until I went back to work and he was six months old. I will need them earlier with this baby. So perhaps things will be different...I guess we'll see! But, for now, I plan on buying a few 4 oz and a couple of 8 oz Avent bottles to have on hand, and that's it.
I'm soooo confused!! There is sooo much out there...which my last baby I think I just used plain old gerber bottles. He was pretty colicky but I don't know if it was gas related or not.
Now I look and there are soooo many different bottles out there, among other things!
I'm wondering if my DH will be able to figure out how to put a bottle together! I'm worried not that I may have to take a stab at putting the crib together! He's not very mechanical. He can't even figure out the DVD player unless I'm at home to help!
You are so funny!! I think the best advice I got regarding bottles (too late though as I already got them at my baby shower) is to buy just a few to start to see which ones the baby likes the most before you invest in a bunch of bottles. My dd was a spitter upper so I ended up buying several different brands but it turned out she just had a bad gag reflex so we switched formulas. I always thought that it would be the nipple that made the most difference not the bottle...
I also read in a magazine that the Dr Brown bottles help maintain vitamin efficiency, somehow...
BPA free means that the potentially dangerous chemical (BPA) is not used in the plastic of these bottles, like most bottles have/ or had in the past
But Yvette, what does "86 it" mean?
I honestly prefer to handwash because I'm not convinced my dishwasher will get them clean enough. Sometimes I get a yucky residue on my cups and glasses in there.
And, I wander if you still have to boil/sanitize bottles the way we used to, 10 years ago? Just curious. Probably a stupid question, but it's been a long time for me and things have changed, so much, I'm practically starting over without much of a clue. LOL I'm sure most of it will come back naturally though, once the babies arrive! =)
They still make the sanitizer machines at Babies R Us so I am imagining people are still doing it. I did not sterilize my bottles but I did boil the nipples. I also boil the pieces to my bottles (not the outer bottle) every couple of weeks to make sure they are nice and clean.
I looked up BPA when I was pregnant with my 1st dd and what amazed me is that when people were tested in a study for BPA something like 95% of the people had it in their systems. I guess it is used in a lot of consumer products like 2 liter soda bottles and other plastic goods. To safeguard against BPA it is not recommended to boil or heat up the bottles as this will cause or increase the amount of BPA that can be leached into the liquid.
In the restaurant industry "86" means the restaurant is out of something or to take something off of the menu.
I love our Dr Brown bottles - when my daughter was smaller - we had huge issues with her spitting up - these bottles helped tremendously - something about the straw inside helped to even out the air so she didn't swallow nearly as much - that and the Enfamil AR are responsible for her starting to eat normally - one person did post about trying different bottles - that's not a bad idea - just like pacifiers, different children will like different things
As for the cleaning - yup - there are extra parts - but the bottles come with a very small brush for getting into all the nooks and crannies - and honestly - we soak ours before washing and they come clean really easily
I never used bottles other than Dr. Brown's so I am not sure how they compare to other bottles on the market but for dd they work really well. I also like 3 different types of nipples that helps you control the flow. Washing all the parts is a con but I use Dr. Brown's sterilizer or just a dishwasher and those definitely help to keep all parts clean.
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