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Bottles Recommendation

Please recommend your bottle. I don't think I will need any of those fancy ones as I am going to be exclusively bottle feeding.  Thanks in advance.
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Re: Bottles Recommendation

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    Not sure what you mean by "fancy ones." 

    But we FF and have used Dr. Browns from the beginning. DD really likes them and she has little gas. No clue if that's because of the bottles or not, but I like to think it is. They do have lots of parts, but you get used to them.  

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  • My oldest liked the nuk wide mouth bottles. Easy to clean and use. My sister who has 5 children really likes the playtex ventaire wide mouth bottles.
  • Honestly, I wouldn't just stock up on a ton of bottles just yet. You never know what baby will take.

    Between my 2 boys I've liked Playtex Drop Ins and Tommee Tippee. The Drop Ins are great for travel and daycare. We used them with DS1. Tommee Tippee is great for the picky baby like DS2, he wouldn't take anything else. They are wider and clean easier than the skinny bottles.

    Two bottles I don't rec are Avent and the First Year Breastflow....too many pieces.
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  • I liked our playtex drop ins.  Simple to clean and use.  DD didn't have a problem with them.  They were the only bottles we tried.
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  • I bought a handful, one of about 5 or 6 kinds and once baby decides which one he wants, we will use that. I do plan to bf, but wanted some in the house in case we needed them. I knew we would eventually because I will be going back to work after a couple months.

    I just asked around and found out which ones my friends used. My class at the hospital recommended tommy tippee.
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  • Ditto PPs.  Get a 2 pack of 3 or 4 brands and see what your baby likes. We had 4 kinds and he did the best on Dr. Browns.  Every kid is different.
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    I wouldn't stock up on one particular bottle because, like the others said, you never know what your LO will use.  We went through multiple brands / types of bottles before settling on the Playtex Advanced Ventaire wide bottles - they helped reduce gas for DS.  I registered for a couple different brands of bottles and then used gift certificates to buy more of the ones we settled on. 

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  • I got the tommee tippee set and I breastfed and pumped and still do and LO has not had any problems
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  • My DD was so picky with bottles she would change the ones she would take every month-two months. I liked the Dr.Browns and she stuck with those the longest she also had terrible reflux. They are extra work but they are totally worth it.
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  • I use the glass Born Free bottles and love them!  I like that they don't stain or look yucky like plastic can.


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  • DD#1 used Born frees when I stopped nursing. They were the only thing that helped with the barfing. When she was about 7/8 months old, we switched to tommy tippy. I liked that there were less parts.

    DD#2 hated my Born Frees, refused the TT. She had sever nipple confusion. the only thing that was ok for her were the Playtex drop ins with the rubber nipple. I swear by it.

    I would get 1 of a few. I personally would never start off with the Dr. Browns. There are way too  many pieces for me to worry about. I have several care takers who are not the best at making sure everything is taken apart, cleaned and reassembled correctly! So for me, less is best!

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  • My DD takes Avent Natural.  We had horrible luck with Tommee Tippee
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  • We use Avent with DS.  We also tried NUK, but that was a disaster.

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  • I registered for Born Free bottles with DD but then Avent had a bunch of promos at the time so I had some free Avent bottles that I tried first.  She took it right away and had no nipple confusion issues so I took back all the Born Frees and got all Avent. 

    There aren't a ton of parts with Avent, just the bottle, nipple, ring, and a smaller extra ring that fits inside the bottle rim.  They are all super easy to clean.  Also, I liked that Avent made a sippy cup "nipple" that fit into the bottle rings so I think that that helped make our transition from bottle to sippy really easy.

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  • My 1st used Playtex Drop-in's but I wasn't happy with those I found them an inconvenience to always buy liners and assemble them half asleep at 3am. So we quickly switched to Dr. Browns bottles and I did like those... but they have too many pieces to make sure are thoroughly cleaned. So we switched again to the Nuk Orthodontic bottles and those we're a winner until it was time to ween him off the bottle.

    My 2nd I learned not to buy too many at once, I stocked up on some very expensive Adiri bottles... and learned after the first try that these weren't going to work for us. Baby hated them and they leaked! Next up was the Momma bottles and those were a hit! Baby loved them, I love them, simple to wash & the dishwasher gets them spotless!

    This time around i'm going to purchase one Comotomo bottles just because I'm intrigued and wanna give them a shot, but if they're not as awesome as the Momma bottles i'll just use them again and then i'm only out 10 bucks...  

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