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Perhaps a combination of formula and feeding, our baby seemed very windy. Not wanting to rely on medicines to help too much (gripe water, infacol etc) and already trying everything i could as a last resort I bought a new born starter pack online (Amazon) and switched from Avent.. Same formula we noticed a difference so it really worked for baby. Wish we knew about this earlier as could have saved us money and time! Found the stage 1 flow too slow at about 6 wks as baby falling asleep while sucking (despite instructions saying 3mths+?), hubby f...ound our local chemist stocks this brand and bought stage 2 teats and another big sized bottle and we were back in business! ($15 for 1 bottle in Aus and $27 for new born feeding pack on Amazon). Does take and extra minute to wash parts but you get used to it considering the benefit. We stir the formula with a spoon and swirl it as per the instructions but don't forget to put the tube etc in or it goes everywhere! (Hubby and I were both caught out each in our tired state and didnt construct it properly - what a mess!) Ergonomic design for holding, reduces wind in babies drinking. Don't forget to add the travel cap if your going out - slightly annoying as needs to be stored separately
Worked for me
I started using these when baby was 3.5 months old, plus switched to a non AR formula so I'm not sure whether its just the bottles or a combo of all 3 factors. However baby with nightmare silent reflux/colic is now a happy baby. Any parent who has been through the mill with colic will know that I don't use the words "happy baby" lightly.
Good quality, seemed to cure wind problem
Hard to find in shops, more expensive than other brands (worth it tho)
I've tried many bottle with my son then finally I found this bottle. I am a breastfeeding mum and my son rejected all the bottle at the beginning. I couldn't leave him with my hubby and mother at all as I am the only person can feed him.
Thanks DR Brown's, such a life saver! I guess this bottle is very similar to breast and my baby love it! Now he has less wind and has a happy tummy.
Many people complain this bottle is leaking. If you want to keep the hot water in the bottle to cool while travelling, you better the use the little cover come with the package.
No many place sell it.
I've tried many bottles with my first child and now my second who is 10 weeks old. I wanted to try the Dr.Brown's wide neck to see if they would help with my babies wind and reflux. We have been using them for a couple of weeks now and they seem to be helping with his wind and it seems easier for him to drink his milk. I don't hear his stomach gurgle as much. Most times he is able to bring up his wind after his feed quite easily. He still gets wind of course and some reflux but that is to be expected. I also have him on Goats formula which help...s lessen the build up of wind in his tummy. Overall I would say if you're considering buying the bottles it's worth giving it a go, even buying maybe a couple and trying before you buy more. We got the pack with 3x 240ml and 2x120ml with one and two stage teets and bottle brushes for about $70. Improved my babies wind issues and allowed him to drink milk easier Expensive Option. Takes longer to clean bottles with all the bits and pieces. have to stir formula with spoon rather than shake the bottle.
I started using these bottles with my 3rd baby as I only found out about them while I was pregnant. My 2nd bubs had silent reflux, so when I got pregnant with my 3rd I was so worried about reflux that I searched the web and found so many ppl where talking about how good these bottles r for reflux and colic babies. It really does work wonders, and bubs drinks more on these bottles than other bottles as he isn't getting any air in him from the bottles, burps straight away and really big ones too. They do have 2 extra parts than other bottles to c...lean but its really not that big a deal to clean, takes an extra 2 minutes and is so worth it! I wish I had used these with bubs no 2, she would have been in so much less pain!!! The only product that does what it says it does!!!! Leaks when u shake them, but I just mix the formula in with a spoon!
Really does reduce wind issues!
I first bought these bottles when my daughter was eight weeks old, we had been struggling with terrible wind/colic issues particularly in the evening and bought these bottles after reading the positive reviews on this website, and am soooo glad that we did. Her first feed using this bottle was at 6pm and coming up to her "nightmare hours" of not wanting to sleep, squirming and crying. I am not exaggering when I say that she fell asleep as soon as she finished her bottle and slept until 12pm that night. This never happened before we used the Dr ...Brown bottles!! I was converted, obviously she still required burping but our wind problems pretty much disappeared. Now, the bad parts - these bottles leak after a bit of use. You can not put hot water in these bottles to cool while travellling unless you buy the specialised travel caps as the internal value sucks up the water and the bottle will leak (even when brand new) After five months of use the labelling has rubbed/washed off so you can no longer read the measurements. I now use the Avent gold bottles, but I still use the Dr Brown bottles for her night feed. While these bottles are a pain with the leaking (after constant use) I have not found any bottle that is superior in preventing wind or colic. Stops Wind/Colic Issues Leak, Labelling has worn off
Reduces colic and wind
My baby would cry for hours on end when a newborn, initially to a low milk supply and then due to pain in his tummy from wind. A friend of mine recommended the Dr Brown's bottles after experiencing the same thing with her baby. I must say, they must work in reducing the amount of air being consumed when bottle feeding as it settled my baby right down. Finally some relief for my son, as well as for us as parents.
I have used these bottles since my son was 6 weeks old and am still using them now that he is 6 months. Very happy with them, exce...pt the only problem that I now find is after using them for a few months, they sometimes leak which is frustrating. They occasionally leak as I'm making and shaking up the bottle at the start, but often leak if you leave the finished bottle on the coffee table after a feed to tend to your baby for 30 mins or so for eg. When you come back to collect it, when you pick it up it can start leaking from when you pick it up and all the way to the kitchen. In saying this, I still think these bottles are great, and well worth using and the advantages far out way this little issue. I now place the finished bottle in the kitchen immediately or in a tied plastic bag if I'm out to avoid any spills or wetting any clothes in my nappy bag. Reduces colic and wind pain They start to leak after a few months of use. Takes a little longer to wash all the parts, however well worth using these bottles
Great bottle for Gassy babies
One of my twins was quiet gassy, until I started using these bottles.
Although the bottles are a little more expensive, a little more difficult to buy, and a little more fiddly (because of the extra vent parts), I have found that they have paid off in the feeding of both of my children.
reliable, they work
fiddly, more expensive than other common brands
Love this product
I bought these bottles while I was pregnant after doing a lot of research and I must say, all the research has paid off! These bottles have a special vent system that sucks the air out of the teat resulting in the baby swallowing very little to no air while feeding. At the beginning I tought these bottles were not working very well because my baby had quite a bit of wind, but it turned out to be the formula. Now I have a new formula and the baby is happy on these bottles. She liked them straight away. At first cleaning all the parts can be a bi...t time consuming, but after a few times you get faster and find the way it's best for you. The bottles attach to the Dr Browns breast pump and have screw on lids for milk storage (to purchase separately). These bottles are not very easy to find, so I buy them online from australian websites. They are BPA free. Great for colicky babies, BPA Free Many parts to clean, not so easy to find
Our baby had colic which caused her a lot of pain and discomfort, but also caused us sleepless nights. The next day we bought a different brand anti-colic bottle which were good, but after research we thought we would buy the Dr Brown bottles.
After starting with the Dr Brown bottles we saw an immediate improvement in our baby after feeds. We no longer even use colic drops as the design has greatly reduced the amount of air she swallows.
The extra parts to wash only take a minute extra and is well worth the extra effort as we have a m...uch happier baby and much happier parents. The wide neck makes the bottles much easier to add formula to, and when using a thickener we use a faster flow teat to allow the milk to still pass through. Reduced colic in our baby. Easy to get teats. Very clever and effective design.
My son has tried assorted Medela, Avent and Tommy Tippee bottles and it wasn't until we tried the Dr Browns that he was happier feeding. There was also a very noticeably difference when getting him to burp afterwards, it was only on these bottles that he would easily give out one solid burp.
We were very happy that the teat didn't collapse unlike the other bottles.
I was also breastfeeding most of the time and our bub did not have any issue going between breast and bottle.
I highly recommend these bottles to anyone and would not consider any...
Superb design, just wonderful for what the bottles do for colicky and refluxy babies. We will be re-using these bottles for our next baby without a doubt as I refuse to use any other bottles by any other manufacturer after having such success with them.
The silicone teats are the best we've used (we tried three other main brands, a lot of wasted money on bottles and teats) and still look new after nine months of daily use. We have recommended these bottles to other parents of reflux and colicky babies and everyone has had success with th...em. We absolutely love these bottles and purchased them on recommendation after our baby son developed colic at 3 weeks and terrible reflux. We had been using another brand of bottle from birth and we noticed immediately how much less air he sucked in with his milk when using these for the first time at four weeks of age. Obviously well designed to help babies with reflux and colic. We have the BPA free version of these bottles so we know our baby isn't having any toxic chemicals leeching into his milk. The teats are FANTASTIC, the flow rate is just perfect for each stage. We have gone through all four flow rates and found they were just right for our son. He is now on stage 4 at ten months, the fastest flow rate and he chugs down his bottle with gusto and no spluttering at all. A little bit of a pain to wash the extra bits, but worth the effort in the long run. A bit difficult also to source the bottles and teats, we did this online from Australian and overseas sellers.
I LOVE these bottles. Heard about them from a Canadian woman when I was pregnant with my first born, unfortunately they were not available in Aust so had to import them, now they are in ToysRus. Found he had little burps after feeding nothing like the wind that came out of him using the Avent bottles. Didnt like the style of teats that go with these bottles as it teaches bub to nipple suck so changed to the Tommy Tippee vari flow which were more like a nipple. Used these bottles with all 3 of my children & have never had problems with colic. ...Highly recomended. Reduces air intake for bub. More fiddly bits to wash. Didnt like the style of teat. As I was supplement feeding I found the teats taught my bub to nipple suck rather than latch properly. I have found this with all 3 children.
Thanks to Dr Browns. The best product on the market even for babies without colic or reflux. Truly amazing product.
Great for my daughter who was very windy and had reflux. Noticed a difference after the first feed. She breaks winds real easy now. Never looked back, my baby is so much happier and really thriving.
Lots of bits to clean and a bit more expensive, but so worthit because it works.
Great bottle that seems to do the trick. My baby takes in less air meaning he has less pain. Even though the bottles take a little bit more to clean due to the bits and pieces, it is no extra hassle as long as it does its job! The teats are softer than other branded teats and the bottle shape makes it easy to hold. I wish I had known about these bottles from the start, would have saved me wasting my money on other bottles that claim to reduce colic but don't. These are the only bottles where I saw an improvement in my bub. They were no more exp...ensive than other branded bottles when purchased from the internet. They seem to actually do the job of reducing wind intake, unlike other bottles I had tried. Leaks a little when carried for travelling. You must make sure you keep the bottles upright when travelling at all times to prevent this. Would have given it 5 stars if there was no leaking.
Fabulous for colic babies!
Our second baby suffered from terrible colic & now reflux, so much so that I often sat up on a chair but him to sleep at night. My husband was recommended Dr Brown's by a work colleague & after doing some research I decided to buy a couple to try, & then went & bought some more.
I definitely did notice some improvement when using these bottles, though they are not a magic cure.
I did read other reviews stating there were issues with them leaking & when using at first I did think to myself that the other reviewers must not have been using t...he bottles correctly however, after using for an extended time, I have noticed that if you add water that is too warm (e.g. if intending to take on an outing & use after cooling) they will leak regardless of whether the travel cap is placed inside - the hotter the water the worse it is, occasionally resulting in a big mess to clean up over the bench at 1am. They also sometimes leak now when shaking/swirling up the formula for no apparent reason (with cool water), presumably now it has something to do with prolonged use as bub is now 5 months old. PLEASE NOTE that although they may leak when mixing up formula, I have never had them leak when actually feeding. (I know this sounds bad but, believe me, the benefits of these bottles far outweigh the minor leakage issue). Other reviewers have complained about how fiddly these bottles are with the internal valve, particularly with cleaning. I never had a problem with this aspect; admittedly it does take a little longer to wash them, but it is worth - aferall, sleep for Mum & the rest of the house may result! I was handwashing them for a time (in the early paranoid days) but now I place them in the top rack of the dishwasher - so much easier. All in all, despite the odd niggly leak, I definitely recommend Dr Browns for colic babies. I had already used Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature & Avent Anti-Colic bottles &, whilst these were fine for bub #1 who did not have colic, #2 really would not drink much from these at feed times. Definitely helps with colic. Leak after a while. MUST stand upright when travelling even with cap inside.
Good bottle but a little over rated in my opinion
My baby was suffering with colic and then reflux, so I was desperate to try these bottles. I used them for a couple of months and although a pain to wash, my baby drank from these straight away with no problems and helped a little with his colic. When he was changed to thickened formula I just couldn't get this bottle to work with it no matter which teat I tried, so after only a couple of months use they have had to be put into storage. Rather expensive and I think there are cheaper but comparible options.
Definately helped with colic, but woul...
The bottle is quite nice but I really think they are a ripoff for the price. I wish I bought a cheaper brand now as there are much cheaper ones that are anti-colic.
They look good and have a nice design and feel
Overpriced! Not worth the money as I discovered there are plenty of other anti-colic bottles out there that are as good.
I really like these bottles and have been using them for a while with no complaint. I like the fact that they are a bit bigger to handle as they are easy to get a good grip on and are comfortable. They can be a bit pricey.
I like these bottles. They are easy to use and the wide bottle is easy to handle.
These bottles are more expensive than other bottles on the market but I think they are worth it as they are a good size and seem to do what they say they do. The teats can be a bit tricky to clean.
absolutely love these bottles I started using them when first bub was a few weeks old as she had colic wish I had used them from birth in hindsight, she was so much more comfortable with her feeds once I used them. The extra bits were a bit tricky to clean and sterilise but sooooo worth it just to see her happy and settled after every feed instead of being so uncomfortable.
work wonders to eliminate babies swallowing air while drinking really helps with reflux and colic
extra bits to wash and sterilise but worth it when it works well
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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