Dr. Brown’s Bottles

Give Dr. Brown’s Bottles A Try




I had heard and seen Dr. Brown’s baby bottles (as I’m sure most parents have), but I had never tried them until a few weeks ago.  When I opened the package of my first Dr. Brown standard 8 ounce bottle I was a little overwhelmed by all the parts.  You have the standard bottle and silicone nipple, but then there is a vent insert and reservoir, plus a disk for formula mixing, a bottle cap and a handy little cleaning brush.  I wondered if a good bottle was really worth all these parts, seeing as more parts means more to clean.

Assembling the bottle was fairly straight forward.  One thing to note: you should not shake the formula to mix it in the bottle with the reservoir on (looks like a straw.)  If you do formula may get stuck inside the reservoir and not mix completely.  Instead Dr. Brown’s recommends stirring formula (they even sell a special formula stirring pitcher!).  I just put the round disk over the hole and shook the bottle until the formula was mixed, and then added the vent insert, reservoir and nipple.

What makes Dr. Brown’s bottles so special is they are the only ones with a vent system that creates a positive-pressure, vacuum-free feeding similar to breastfeeding.  According to a new study their bottles actually help prevent the oxidation of vitamins in formula.  I didn’t even know that could be an issue with using bottles!  I like that Dr. Brown’s bottles come in standard (the skinnier ones) and wide neck.  I preferred the wide neck because the nipple base is wider which was easier for my daughter who is mostly used to breastfeeding.   

All Dr. Brown’s bottles are BPA-free and contain no PVC, lead or phthalates, but if you’re still worried about plastic, they make glass bottles as well (and nifty silicon sleeves to help hold the glass bottles).

Price: Bottles starter kit with two 8 oz bottles and one 4 oz. bottles is $12.50 on Amazon.com

 Durability  4
 Ease of use  4
 Comfort  5
 I would purchase this for myself/child  yes
 I would purchase this as a gift  yes
 Overall rating  5

All ratings on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being highest.

For more Dr. Brown’s products visit www.handi-craft.com.

Meet the Reviewer!

Janice Richardson is an elementary

school teacher turned stay-at-home

mom of three energetic little ones,

ages 4, 2 and 5 months.  She enjoys

playing with her family, being outdoors,

and eating chocolate.  Janice blogs

about some of the activities she and her

children enjoy at babybrainstorm.blogspot.com

One of her goals is to someday visit

each of the 50 states and each continent.


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