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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.
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Good bottles for colic but they leak
So, for my newborn after trying 3 different brands, settled on dr brown bottles. He loved the bottles as it made him less colic and less spitting of the milk. All good with bottles, only bit of more cleaning with vent system. Secondly, they leak sometimeS. I didn't like them without vent though. Would definitely recommend them.for colic
No more gas pains! So much cleaning!
These bottles are fabulous for stopping wind getting trapped and giving your bub tummy pains. I've been using for 5 months now after being referred to them by a staff member at the baby shop! I have 7 of these bottles, 5 plastic 2 glass. I love having a happy baby but my goodness the extra cleaning and bits and pieces to sort is a pain BUT I way prefer a happy baby :) Like others, I also had a few leaks but probably user error clicking the tube into the top! Have recommended to friends who are also loving them!
Working well for us
Have been using these bottles for a few weeks now due to a colic/reflux bub. We were using event classic but bubs was in pain for 5+ hrs every day so i gave these a try. Have noticed a huge difference in him- much less fussing and less wind.
Haven't had any issues with leaking as others have mentioned.
Can be a bit fiddly & time consuming to wash all the extra parts, but if it keeps bubs satisfied i'm happy to do it.
Plan to stop using the green filter around 3 mths when colic tends to ease up.
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Each to their own I found they work
Mixed reviews no 2 babies are the same and there is more to it than just the wind I have a 9 year gap between my babies my first was a breeze Isabella on the other hand rough pregnancy and delivery she also has reflux, bad wind and gas and is hard to burp making the combo hard on us. We have also changed formulas in conjunction with infants friend now but we started with these bottles after the formula change wasn't enough I bought 1 bottle to try there really not that expensive $12 for a 240 ml bottle I brought the wide neck first I've now bro...ught the 3 pack 120ml narrow neck options bottles as they allow you to use it as a normal bottle also. These are great you need to push the straw in and anyone vigorously shaking bottles doesn't understand having a wind or colic baby as the more you shake the more air you put into the formula or milk which won't help your baby if your heating the bottle I personally haven't found it a leaking issue and I use it for both breast milk and formula $12 to try it on your baby isn't breaking the bank. Good luck mums
Great help with tummy issues
i love these bottles..!! I was sceptical at first but once i saw the improvement in my baby's tummy issues after trying them i decided to replace the rest of her bottles (we were using Pegion & Avent Natural).
My baby has a bit of reflux too. When we use dr brown bottles, she burps easily, less hiccups, less thrashing around, less spillage & no wet burps.
They are good for the middle of night feeding. I dont have to worry about burping her as there is less air in the bottle. She doesnt wake up from gas / discomfort. She was doing this previously.
We got them on special so the price was reasonable to other brands out there. I definitely recommend them.
Life-saver after bub refused other brand teats
Moved from breastfeeding to bottle when my daughter was 9 months old and returning to work. This is the only bottle that she would accept after a few anxious weeks! I had to trial and error the teats though, as I found them a little slower and used AR formula (which tends to be a little thicker and she suffered from reflux). Bottles were a lifesaver and wished that I had bought these from the start! Used wide-necked plastic bottles. Bottles rings needs to be tightly secured as they can leak otherwise, but this is a small price to pay. Woul...d not have been able to return to work on time if I didn't use these. Bottle/teat was accepted after bottle refusal of other brands, great for sufferers of wind/reflux Multiparts are more difficult to clean, expensive and harder to find stockists offline
My baby loves the teat!
After my usual Avent bottles were nowhere to be found in my local chemist, I went on a bit of a spree and bought a 3 pack of the Dr Browns Wide Neck Bottle on a whim, and they are excellent!
My baby has a very fussy nature and if he doesn't like the teat he won't drink until I get him his preferred teat... I was a bit concerned about this being new, and just forking out $65 for the bottles and level 2 teats they work a dream.
At first they leaked because I never read the instructions, you can only heat the bottle, not the blue internal tu...be and seal and teat as otherwise gas explodes inside and milk will go everywhere. There are more parts in these bottles yet when you have a microwave steriliser it's easy. I use the Avent and the bottles fit in perfectly which was great. My baby doesn't have any wind or colic anyway so I never bought these for that purpose, yet he loves the teats - I just hate how it's almost impossible to see where you are filling up to, as the numbers are clear just like the bottle... impossible ! My baby loves the teat, pretty fancy looking bottle The measurements on the side are virtually impossible to see
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.
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 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...
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.
Would recommend these bottles to anyone to has a baby who is a fussy feeder. I tried numerous bottles and teats and have now happily settled on these bottles. Baby is much happier and feeds more quickly.
Definitely helps reduce wind problems. Nice bottle design.
Bottle leaks. All the spare parts are extra work to wash and prepare.
I really like the Dr Brown's range of feeding bottles and these bottles are a really good design as they are a nice size and easy to hold. Definitely like the wide neck and baby tends to have no problem using them. I am not 100 per cent sure that the bottles do help with issues such as colic but they do seem to be a better make of bottle so can't be doing any harm. And you can get them in the BPA free version, so that is fantastic.
Great design, easy to hold.
Bit more expensive, hard to clean all the bits.
we have had these bottles since she was born and started using it once a night whilst breast feeding. she really enjoyed it as it has a pretty fast f;ow and she loves it. it really reduces colic and difficulty in the sucking. we are noe full time on the bottle and she has had no trouble what so ever in the change. feeding times are cut right down too which pleases mum dad and baby! i get asked alot of questions about the bottle when other mums ask n a few have bought them and never gone back :)
easy to look after and my bubba really enjoys these bottles!
a little leakage from the top when heated
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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