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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Questions & Answers
Where can I buy these please - I need some urgently. Many thanks. Cheryl
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??
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