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DO NOT buy the blue and green bottles!
Came highly recommended but are terrible. They gave our son terrible gas pain. Do not buy the blue and green bottles, they create air bubbles in the teat and around the vent housing, does not matter how i tighten it. The filter is likely to blame, just sits loosely on top of the bottle without a proper seal, relying on the teat housing to give it the seal, which still does not work. The purple bottle is the only one with a proper vent that clicks into the bottle to provide a proper seal.
Purchased in May 2021 for $30.00.
Leak / drown baby in milk
We were recommended these bottles for or baby that suffers colic. They leak & badly often dousing her in milk which then results in coughing, spluttering & a very upset baby. Avoid.
Purchased for $59.00.
We were originally using Tomee Tippee bottles which made my baby swallow so much air and he hated drinking out his bottles. We made the switch to Dr Browns and instantly could see a difference he was so settled drinking his bottles and no more stomach pain!
In conjunction with using an anti colic formula we loved these bottles for our baby which helped immensely for his colic. I’ve seen a few comments about them leaking, but mine came with travel lids so as long as these were on ours didn’t leak at all even if shaking vigorously . I also noticed a few people weren’t keen on the extra cleaning with the green pipe but I didn’t see any problem
With this as if you are giving your bottles a good clean in soapy water anyway it really isn’t any hassle. They also provide a cleaning stick for the pipe part . Highly recommend
Purchased in September 2020 at Chemist Warehouse Online Store.
Helps with reflux
We bought the Dr Brown bottles knowing that it helped with reflux, so tried it after my second child seemed to struggle with the pigeon bottles we had. I would say the Dr Brown bottles work to a certain extent in helping the reflux. The teats are also nice and soft like a nipple. We also eventually got the six month plus teats which have a fast flow and even flow out when the bottle is held upside down which wasn’t great. Also, found removing the green tube inside made the bottle leak all the time!
Our baby initially used this bottle as a newb...
Purchased in September 2019 at Baby Bunting for $12.00.
Good product but leaks alot
Since using this bottle my sons(3month old) been less gassy, but this bottle leaks alot which is really annoying despite using exact recomendations for use my only issue with the bottle. If you're not phased by leakage then this is a great product. Super easy to clean but can be time consuminh taking the parts apart to clean individually.
Purchased in May 2020 at Baby Bunting for $15.00.
My baby had trouble sleeping due to gassy stomach and colic. In just less than two days you can see the difference. I am so content now. Wish i had known about this product before.
My 6 week old had colic and excessively gassy tummy. Family friends recommended this Dr Brown’s bottle and it worked. My baby is no longer fussy, not so windy and best of all his not crying as much. It’s only been a week of us using this bottle, little bit expensive but absolutely worth buying!!
Purchased in May 2020 at Chemist Warehouse Online Store.
Initially good now they just leak everywhere
These were good for the first 3 months but every time I use them now they leak everywhere. I have now switched bottle brands as a result. Wish I hadnt wasted my money.
Purchased in November 2019 at Baby Kingdom.
Bottles leak- would not recommend
These bottles leak every use. We have two so am sure it is not a malfunction, as both leak. We are not overfilling and kid is always on tight. I would not recommend this particular style of Doctor Browns.
Purchased in June 2019.
Perfect for colic babies
Dr. Browns natural flow wide-neck bottles. Vented design preserves vitamins and prevents air from getting into milk which reduces colic. My daughter started out on Another brand bottles and took to then well. At around 2 months old we found out she has colic and we started by switching to these bottles. Since we swithed she had not looked back and her gas issues have decreased a lot! We have had a few issues with them leaking but we found that the side vents were blocked with formula, so we used the blue scrubby that was provided with the bottles and the leak went away!
Great for wind but they leak
Bought a 3 pack and all leaked really bad at the collar. Went back to manufacture who sent new vents (the green parts) found the new vents work for a while with no leaking but after a week and a bit back to leaking.
Followed all instructions and was only cleaned in a electric steriliser and never microwaved.
They need to improve this product.
Purchased in October 2019 at Baby Bunting Online store for $30.00.
Do not recommend
We were recommended by health professionals to try Dr Brown's bottles for our very colicky baby who had a lot of wind issues birth- 18 months ish. We have found them to be very ineffective and in our honest opinion a waste of money. They had no effect whatsoever. We also found they continually leaked through the seal and were very hard to clean. Each to their own, but I definitely would not use again in future.
Purchased in February 2018.
Great product, helped our baby spew less!
As most newborns do, our baby spat up more than we would have liked and guzzling down her milk seemed to be a big part of the cause so we switched from Tommee Tippee bottles to Dr Browns Options which includes a great little vent. The vent minimises air flow through to the baby so they just get milk - awesome! When she was a few months old we switched back to Tommee Tippee just because there are fewer parts to clean and our baby didn't need the vent any more. The vent to us was worth the investment even though we didn't use them for more than 3...months. Cleaning them was a little bit of a hassle but not too bad. Also we originally bought 1 x 150ml and then quickly bought 3 x 270ml and rarely used the 150ml again because our baby was drinking more than what it held. Oh, and it occasionally leaks, in which case you must take it all apart, wipe it down or completely clean and reassemble if it's empty - if full of milk still just wipe down what you can and reassemble. Didn't happen to much but a known problem unfortunately.
Good when they work, bad when they leak
Purchased 12 bottles and when they work they are good. However they break to easily. The green things they go to together often fall off even after they are firmly put together, they leak. The teats dont seem great quality as they get great big holes in them, so constantly replacing them. I've replaced the green things (Dr Browns did send me a few to replace the ones leaking after I complained) and I have bought heaps of teats. After about 1 month the teats are finished. Given the price of these bottles and the price of replacement items, I would try a different brand next time.
Purchased in March 2019.
Worst bottles ever!
These bottles are the worst bottles on the market. Not only do they leak like a sieve they also have a million parts that need washing. If you want your baby to stay dry during feeding then look elsewhere.
Purchased in June 2019.
Not worth the hype
These bottles have been a nightmare. They were good initially but it did not take very long until they started leaking. The leaking was very bad. Every feed I would have to re-screw the lid multiple times and my babies clothes would end up soaked with milk. The bottles helped with reflux a small amount but it still took my 5 month old a good hour to drink each feed and lots of burping in between.
Cleaning these bottles is also a major hassle. There are just too many small parts that need special cleaning.
I am incredibly disappointed. I hav...e spent so much money on Dr Brown's bottles (both glass and plastic), upgrading the teats to the appropriate flow, drying racks, etc etc. I have recently switched to Pigeon bottles. They have been so much better it's incredible. So much less burping is needed, fewer parts, no leaking and the feed time has been drastically reduced.
Purchased in January 2019 at Baby Bunting for $200.00.
For the price of the bottles it’s not worth it. My child is 7 months now and I’ve changed teats and paid extra money have everything dr Brown and the green & blue stems inside stretch and bend and the circle thing under the lid also stretches my bottles all leak milk and water every time all over my child and me so disappointing. Also hard to clean the stems and inside of the circle under the lid. Have purchased the $10 three pack of bottles from tommee tippee for 1 week now and not 1 leak.
Purchased in December 2018 at Baby Bunting for $500.00.
Don’t waste your money
We purchased 6 bottles for our son. These bottles were great for the first month. Now the green internal component is loose and causes the bottles to leak. It makes my son wet and also myself.
I’m very disappointed in the quality of this product. There are much cheaper options on the market which don’t receive anywhere near as many complaints.
I will be advising other people on various platforms of the quality of your product. Parents in various Mum clubs on all social media need to be informed before they outlay good money for a faulty product. If it was 1 bottle I could accept it but it’s not.
Purchased in March 2019.
Annoying but worth it!
Dr Browns wide neck bottles really helped our baby who had reflux. They stopped him from gulping air so he was more settled instantly. The bottles are annoying though. The middle part needs to be replaced every couple of months as it gets loose over time. More parts to clean and are prone to leak when travelling. Annoying but they do really work so that is the main thing. We will be using them again for our next baby regardless of if it has reflux or not. I recommend them especially for anyone who has a baby with reflux!
If you are not in a major city, you will have to order them online.
Purchased in May 2018 at Baby Bunting for $30.00.
Questions & Answers
Where can I buy these please - I need some urgently. Many thanks. Cheryl
I buy them from babybottles.com.au and if you get the "Damaged" ones they have damaged boxes and are 100% fine inside and much cheaper. The delivery is fast also. I have purchased them a few times from this same website.
My son is 3 days old, in the hospital wer were using a different kind of bottle & he was feeding perfectly & I noticed no gas problems. Yesterday we got home & I started using the wide neck Dr B's range that I had bought, he is now struggling with wind his tummy is making wind noises as he feeds. What am I doing differently from everyone else? Coz everyone seems to be getting the opposite results. Now he refuses to feed he pushes the bottle with his tongue because he struggles with this bottle.
Im having my baby in 3 months and was thinking of buying these bottles as im not breast feeding. If my newborn doesnt have wind/gas are these bottles still good??
They are the best investment my baby has no fuss and sleep through the night after two months. No reflux whatsover i am exclusive pumping.
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