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Philips Avent Natural

Philips Avent Natural

SCF030/17, SCF030/27, SCF031/27, SCF032/27, SCF033/17 and 16 more
3.1 from 85 reviews

Terrible! A waste of money!

These bottles are shocking! I brought some and recommend to others not to bother as I felt I wasted my money, and as a growing family we can't afford to waste money on rubbish! My daughter went from breastfeeding to bottle and their was more milk coming out then going in her mouth. If it isn't already hard enough making the transition she just screamed every time I used these silly bottles.

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Hi there, thanks for bringing this to our attention here and for writing a review. We're sorry to hear that you and your little one didn't have the best of experiences with the bottles, though. Of course, they are not supposed to leak, so we'd like to recommend you to get in touch with our product team about this. If you're interested in it, they would be more than happy to help you out! You can get in touch with them via 1300 363 391. We hope the matter will be resolved shortly. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Product leaks, you will lose precious breastmilk

The bottle thread is badly designed, it doesn’t seal, the milk leaks out while feeding. So frustrating after 30 minutes expressing for a crying baby. We recommend Meleda product instead.

Purchased in April 2019.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Breastfed Child Yes
Bottle LeakageYes
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Hi Tom, thanks for sharing your message on here. What a pity to hear that your bottle has been leaking. You can find a video on this exact issue right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjytab_9-hU. Hopefully this helps solve the leakage. Feel free to reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter (@PhilipsCare) for further assistance. Alternatively, you can contact our support team by phone on: 1300 363 391. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Lid can be difficult to remove

These bottles do a good job for bottle feeding my baby. There is only minor leakage from the corner of her mouth due to the size of the teat and her mouth (i guess).

Only negative is that with a baby in one arm, trying to remove the lid with one hand is nigh on impossible.

Purchased in March 2019.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Breastfed Child Yes
Bottle LeakageNo
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Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Harvey. We really appreciate the honest feedback. If you're ever in need of assistance with your bottles, you can reach us on one of our social media channels (Facebook and/or Twitter @PhilipsCare). Alternatively, you could reach out to us by phone (AU 1300 363 391, NZ 0800 658 224). Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Why do these bottles leak so badly?????

Why do these bottles leak so badly & why are Advent doing nothing about it!!!!
I was babysitting my 3 week old granddaughter today while my daughter had a medical appointment, bub was hungry so I warmed up the breastmilk and poured it into an Avent bottle. The leaking was noticeable right away, I kept wiping the bottle and tightening it, it was pouring out around the neck. I lost the entire feed but for a few mils so was left with milk all over baby’s clothes, all over me, all over the burp cloth and a baby screaming with hunger.
Avent do something about your product!!!!!!
I purchased bottles, breast pump & steriliser for my daughter in the belief I was purchasing the best possible product.... what a joke.
To parents reading the reviews...DO NOT PURCHASE Avent. Had I seen all the reviews complaining about the same issue I wouldn’t have purchased them.

Purchased in September 2018.

Build Quality
Value for Money
Ease of Use
Cleaning & Maintenance
Breastfed Child Yes
Bottle LeakageYes
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Hello Fran, Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate your input on this, as it is what helps us improve daily. We regret to hear that you've been experiencing leaking with your granddaughter's bottles. We understand it is a situation far from ideal - especially when it involves hungry little ones. Please know that there are various reasons that may cause leaking. For example, the screw ring should be neither too loosely nor too tightly screwed onto the bottle. Please feel free to reach out to our Consumer Support team on 1300 363 391 (from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm). They'd be more than happy to look into this for you, as to avoid any leakage in the future. Thank you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Absolutely rubbish

Absolutely rubbish the bottles leak all the time where do u get of changing the teats or lids i had bottles with my first and the teats fitted over the bottle properly not like these new ones i would highly unrecommend these bottles n i will be telling all my friends not to buy these bottles

Purchased in February 2019 at Big w for $20.00.

Breastfed Child No
Bottle LeakageYes
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Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences here. We regret hearing you've been having issues with our Natural bottle. That must be disappointing, we understand that. We'd like to look into this further with you, to find out what causes the leaking. Hopefully, we can provide you with a solution. Therefore, we invite you to reach out to us by calling 1300 363 391. There, we'll be able to take a closer look. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Avent don't except faulty bottles back

Purchased 6 large Avent bottles (330 ml) but they were very faulty.
Fault 1: leakage
Fault 2: constant noise (psssssss)
Spoke to Avent managers but they couldn't help me
I am extremely disappointed with this purchase as each bottle cost me $12.95 and they faulty and Avent management doesn't care

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Thanks for your honest review. It's regrettable to hear that you haven't had the best experience with our bottles as of yet. We can see that you've already contacted us somewhere, however if you would like to discuss this further, please know that you could always send us a message on social media, or give us a call on 1300 363 391. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

No lingering odors like our plastic bottles!

We tried these glass bottles after baby number two was refusing expressed breast milk from our plastic bottles. She was usually a good rest, but was spitting out the milk. Then I got curious and tried some from the plastic bottle, and it was gross! I tried washing the plastic thoroughly, using vinegar, bicarb, etc. to remove any plastic taste in the milk, but after trying the glass the problem was solved! It wasn't a problem for baby number one, but if you might have a sensitive taster yet are worth trying. I did have some leaks early on, but that was my user error, so after practising a bit with water to see where I was going wrong it was all fine! No problems with flow, milk speed, size, or switching between breast and bottle.

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Hi Richard, thanks for sharing your positive experience with our Avent glass bottles. We're happy to hear that your little girl is able to feed comfortably with the bottles too. Please know that you can always reach out to us if you've got any questions or remarks in the future. We're happy to help you anytime. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team


It’s a 50/50 chance of getting a bottle that doesn’t leak! I don’t know if it’s a problem with the nipple or the part that hold the nipple.. but I had to toss a few bottles because they wouldn’t stop! I bought the plastic 3 pack 9 oz bottles. The bottles that do not have a leak problem work fine for the baby.

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Hi Ginger, thanks for sharing your experience with our Natural bottles. We're sorry to learn these have been a bit inconsistent. If you've still got bottles that don't seem to perform as well as others, we'd like to recommend reaching out to us on 1300 363 391 (AU) or on 0800 658 224 (NZ). Then we'll be glad to see if there's anything we can do about those misbehaving bottles. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Good at first

I used these when my daughter was first born but once she got used to breastfeeding she started refusing the bottle in comparison to many other bottles I then purchased I realized how much harder the teat was so I stoped using them, we did retry but she didn’t want a bar of it. Some leakages but not a terrible product, just not a preferred one.

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Hi Angel, thanks for sharing your review here. We're sorry to hear that your little one was not keen in using our Natural bottles after breastfeeding. Do let us know if there is anything we can do for you or if you've got any questions. You can reach out to us on 1300 363 391 (AU - Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST) or 0800 658 224 (NZ - Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm). Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Worst product absolutely awfull constant leaks

These bottles leak all the time makes mixing formula a pain. Leaks all over baby during feeding. Complete waste of time money! Have both plastic and glass they all leak from both the nipple and the ring. Will be replacing the entire set. As these are useless I hate waste in landfills but it's impossible to use this poorly designed product. The company should be embarrassed

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Hi there, thanks so much for sharing your experiences with the Natural bottle. We regret hearing about the leaking of the bottles and understand that you're disappointed. This is definitely not supposed to happen, so we would like to ask you to reach out to us to have this resolved. In the meantime, you might try to reassemble the bottle. When assembling, be sure to pull the nipple up so that it’s flush with the rest of the bottle. Also, make sure the screw ring isn’t screwed too loosely onto the bottle. That might make a difference. Otherwise, you can reach us at 1300 363 391 (for New Zealand 0800 658 224). Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Wouldn't recommend - lids are hard to remove

I used Avent's natural bottles for my newborn and still do as it was the brand I was most familiar with. Had I known a little more, I wouldn't have bought this product or brand. There's many others to choose form clearly.

What is great about their bottle is that it does what you would expect. My baby got a good solid feed. What I do not like ids that the lid is incredibly difficult to remove, especially with wet hands. It's one thing I can definitely live without the hassle of. By the way I've been using Pigeon's wide neck teats as they match, though does have a bit of leakage.

No leaks. Easy to use. No more colic!

Love these bottles. We were using the Avent classic bottles but my 8 week old started getting colic. I swapped to the natural and no more colic! They have never leaked and are easy to use. Since birth I've been a mixed feeder, breastfeeding all day and giving one to two bottles of formula at night. I don't mind the cost. They seem about the same as other brands.

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Thanks for sharing, Mercedes! We're glad to hear you like them so much.

Ok bottles

We found them easy to clean and they didn’t discolour as we have found with previous bottles. However we find them to significantly leak when shaken (gently) and very easily opened when feeding Bub. The lids definitely need more room to screw the lids on. Huge improvement on their other models (with the blue rings inside)

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Hello Rosie, Thanks for sharing your thoughts on our bottles with us. We can imagine it's not ideal to have spillage though. For how long have you used them? And does this occur with multiple bottles or a single one? Kind regards, The Philips Australia team

Love this product

Love this bottle. I have bought the natural range in multiple sizes. And the option of coloured plastic or glass is great. I also love that all the screw on lids are interchangeable (lids not teats). Means I can use her avent sippy cup top on her bottles (and vice versa). Only downside is the cost of teats.

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Thanks for the review, Tes! We're happy to read you're quite invested in our product line and have been using it to satisfaction. :) If you ever run into questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

This isn't as bad as people say but for the price, I wish it could have performed better

I use this with my five month old baby and figured that this bottles leaks and the milk flow is a little too fast for my baby. Oftentimes,the milk just goes off her mouth which is nothing but a mess. One thing I love though is the super soft petal/nipples that comes with this. it instantly latches on my baby's mouth without a fuss.

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Hi Meegan, thanks for sharing some of your experiences in using one of our bottles with us. We're happy to hear that your baby finds the nipple easy to latch on. If the flow of the nipple is too fast for your little one then that may indeed cause leaking. Another reason why a bottle can start leaking is if all the various parts have not been assembled correctly or if the top has been screwed on too tight. One way of checking this is to use the cap and check if it is placed correctly when shaking the bottle to prepare food. Hope this helps! Kind regards The Philips Australia Team

Avent compact Manual breast pump

Plz I suggest people not to buy Avent products...one of the fake company...i purchased avent manual breast pump and the product is defective and they are not replacing the product and not refunding the amount....and plz use mee mee products it is very very good than avent....finally i can say people plz stop using the worst avent products....

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Hi Meghana, We're sorry to hear that you're experiencing some issues with your Avent Manual Breast Pump. We'd like to see what we can do to help. Could you tell us a bit more about what's going on with the appliance? Could you also let us know when you purchased the breast pump and how you've been in contact with us before? We're hoping to hear from you. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

always leaking!!

Avent bottles leak all the time especially during mixing! Also when I transport them filled with water..they leak everywhere. Really disappointed with this product as I changed to them after using another brand because I heard good things. Most definitely wont be recommending them to any of my pregnant friends.

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Hi Luc, Thank you for taking the time to review our Avent Natural bottle. We appreciate you sharing your honest thoughts here, and can definitely imagine it's far from ideal to have them leaking on multiple occasions. Could you perhaps try and disassemble the bottle, then assemble it again and make sure the lid isn't screwed on too tightly? Once you feel a little resistance, it is tight enough. If this doesn't stop the leaking, we'd like to ask you to get in contact with us, as we'd then like to look into this further. You can reach us on: 1300 363 391 if you're based in Australia, or 0800 658 224 if you're based in New Zealand. Alternatively, we're available on Facebook and Twitter (@PhilipsCare) 24/7. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Do not like it

I have been given the Avent natural bottle with number 1 newborn teat and gave it a try. The teat looks intriguing but the flow is just too fast for my two month old baby and she looks like she is going to choke on it. I am fed up with the constant dripping and spitting of the milk and will prefer not to use it.

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Hello Nicole, thanks for reaching out to us and we take a situation like this very seriously. We advise you to call us on 1300 363 391 for further assistance. Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST We also just sent you a private message asking for your contact details. We really like to get in touch and see if we can help you Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Newborn 0+ teats are too fast for a newborn

I have used avent classic in the past with no problems. So with my 2nd child I didn't hesitate to buy the avent natural bottles for my newborn. The newborn teat 0+ is just way too fast. My daughter would keep coughing, bring up milk and have excess wind. I am really disappointed in this product. This is how babies develop colic. And it says anti-colic on the box. I know it's the bottle that is the cause because we used bottles from the hospital and she had no problem like the ones mentioned above. We have switched to dr browns bottles. It's just a shame as we spent so much money purchasing avent bottles that we can't even use now. Avent need to reconsider making the hole smaller for their newborn teats.

Hi Samantha, thank you for sharing. Good to hear your older child didn't have any problems with the Avent Classic product. We hope your newborn is okay. Did you use the same bottles and teats as for your older child or did you buy new ones? We're asking this because we advise to replace the teat after 3 months. We'll be awaiting your reply. Kind regards, The Philips Australia TeamI bought brand new avent natural teats 0+ and bottles for my newborn. We are surprised how fast it is for a newborn. It would be good if you good review your product to make sure that the flow is suited for this age group.Thanks for clarifying, Samantha. We advise you to call us on 1300 363 391. We like to see how we can help. Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Needs to be recalled! Can't believe the issues we've had!

In our excitement of finding out we were expecting our second child we raced out and started getting set up for the new Bub. First thing without hesitation we went to our trusted brand philips avent and got stocked up on six 0m+ Natural tear bottles, six 2m+ 260ml naturals, a full sterilisation system, bottle brush, formula container, pacifiers you name it we got it. The reason being was our son fed and grew beautifully on the classic bottles.
Flash forward, home from hospital, using our fancy new bottles, we found she wasn't feeding too well, spitting a lot? No. Rejecting it? No. Bottles leaking like a pin to a water balloon? Most definitely. Now yes they are completely assembled correctly and yes we are feeding correctly. So here's the potential issues with this and we have experienced them, soaked baby (not just a little chin wipe, full top half soaked), wind and fussiness on feeds, ear infections from formula spillage, generally unsettled due to lack of formula. Not fun!

The second issue is the measurements. Upon some research into these bottles I realised this was a common trait, however a secondary issue has been, the measuring guide on the bottles being off. I thought "may as well check that too". So with multiple measuring items I tested my bottles out and of course we have this issue too. On two of the bottles they were 15ml out! Now add that up over the course of the day doing 7 feeds thats almost a whole extra 1-2 bottles we were feeding our child in straight water. Now I'm not sure if you've heard of water intoxication in infants. Very serious and can be fatal. So I marked out my own measurements with a faithful sharpie, to keep things on track. As you could imagine spending another few hundreds on bottles can be frustrating when you thought you could trust a product.
Now don't get me wrong I'm not bashing Philips avent here, I'm just warning of potential issues with the product. Parents may want to consider their classic+ range. We will be switching to the classic+ bottles as they don't leak like the naturals. But I will be contacting philips regarding these issues with the natural range as I would hope a recall or safety notice is released on these items also as I would like a replacement or some form of reimbursement on the items. Hope this has helped as I would hate for more parents to go through all this, it's hard enough as it is.

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Hi Matthew, Thank you for making us aware of this. We can imagine your frustration and would like to apologise for the experience you've had with the Natural bottles. Please know that we take your message seriously, as the leaking is not supposed to happen and the measurements should be marked properly. You mention in your message you'd like to reach out to us. We're not sure if you have already done so, but we definitely encourage this as we would like to see how we can help you out. You can reach us on: 1300 363 391. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

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Questions & Answers

What does 1 month+ mean? Until what month this size should continue? How many sizes bottles need to be changed in a different age?
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We are using the natural with our 4 week old and have found them to leak excessively when feeding. No matter how we hold the bottle our baby ends up wet. We don’t over tighten lid and make sure teat is in correctly. We are using the 0-6 months. Is there something else we can do? We also have medela bottles left over from hospital and don’t have any leaks with those. Considering we purchased the full Avent pack with four bottles + steamer + warmer etc we don’t want to change brand but at wits end. Look forward to your reply.
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Hi there, thank you for your question. We regret to hear that the Natural bottles of your little one are leaking. It would be great if you could give our colleagues a call on 1300 363 391 (Australia) or 0800 658 224 (New Zealand), so they can see how they can turn things around. We're hoping to hear from you and we wish you a nice week. Kind regards, The Philips Australia Team

Hi wondering if anyone is using the Avent 330ml bottles. I'm finding it confusing in measuring not sure where the 200 mark is, thank you kindly
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Hi Dee, thanks for asking. We like to see how we can help. We advise you to call us on the below number (if you are based in Australia) for further assistance. Call us 1300 363 391 Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Kind regards, The Philips Australia TeamI'm just wondering if your still able to specify the measurements for the 330ml avent bottles is it in 20 or 10 ml each section very confused and does not have in instruction booklet the measurements it's very frustrating hopefully you can help

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