Whether you fully believe in breastfeeding your baby or you prefer to feed your little one formula (both of which we think are great options!) you will need to purchase baby bottles. We spent 25 hours researching and even strangely enough trying out different kinds of baby bottles to see which ones are the best on the market in terms of portability, leak protection, durability and of course value.
So after hours of research, interview and even drinking from baby bottles, we found the Philips Avent Anti-colic Baby Bottles to be the best ones on the market. Not only are they durable and affordable, but they are even clinically proven to reduce colic and almost all parents have found them to be an incredible buy.
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Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles
Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set
Comotomo Baby Bottle
Medela Breastmilk Bottle Set
After hours of research, interviews and drinking from bottles like babies, we found that the Philips Avent Anti-Colic ...
This bottle set is very popular among new parents, and it is easy to see why. This bottle is created with a ...
When it comes to choosing a baby bottle, it seems like there isn’t much that sets them apart from each other, but ...
It can be incredibly frustrating to find a bottle that will work not only for you and for your baby, but that is ...
During our search for the best bottle on the market, we were able to find a few others and bring you a list of our favorites, so you can pick which one works best for you, your little one and your family. Here is our list of the four best baby bottles you can add to your ever-growing collection of things for your baby:
Editor’s Choice – Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles
After hours of research, interviews and drinking from bottles like babies, we found that the Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles to be the best ones on the market for several reasons. Not only is it an attractive bottle that will look good in any baby’s hand, but it is specifically designed to reduce discomfort for your baby while he is eating, and whether he has colic or not, this can be something that all parents can put to good use.
The Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles are built in with an anti-colic valve that is integrated into the nipple. This vents air into the bottle and out of your baby’s tummy. This not only helps for babies with colic, but for any baby who has ever experienced discomfort or gassiness after eating (which is all of them). If your baby is especially uncomfortable after eating or really has issues with colic, then this might be a great bottle for him to try and eat with. You could really notice a huge difference with his comfort level, which will ultimately allow you to have a much easier and stress-free time trying to raise him. If your baby is comfortable and easy to put down for a nap or for a rest after eating, then you will be less likely to have to get up in the middle of the night to try and calm down his crying.
This baby bottle, despite sounding advanced and high-tech, is actually quite simple. There are only four parts to the bottle, which make it easy for taking apart, cleaning and reassembling. If you’re a busy parent and are worried about how difficult it will be to clean and take apart a high-tech bottle designed for something specific, then you have nothing to worry about with Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles.
One of the mom’s we interviewed had this to say about her bottles,
“I really like that the technology for anti-colic or anti-discomfort is so simple. It is just an extra air valve built into the nipple of the bottle. This is great for me, because it works so well, and it means that I don’t have to wash a bunch of different pieces just to make sure my baby’s bottles are clean. I really find these bottles to be invaluable.”
Mommies and Daddies like you have been relying on Philips Avent since 1984, and have had found them to be one of the best companies on the market. So much so. That they are the number one brand recommended by Moms around the world!
With this purchase, we have found that the value is incredible. You will receive three 9-ounce baby bottles which you can fill with either breastmilk or formula (the choice is completely up to you!). They come with slow-flow nipple which includes the integrated extra valve to help with your baby’s comfort after feeding. The bottles are perfect for a medium-sized feeding with your baby, and they are BPA-free.
Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles are absolutely designed with you and your baby in mind for the best comfort while eating and the easiest way to feed your baby.
Another of our parents had this to say:
“These bottles warm up quickly, so our baby doesn’t have to stay fussy for long while he is waiting for feeding time. Not only that, because he is an infant, we were worried about how easy the bottle would break if he dropped it. Fortunately, these bottles are unbreakable, so we have had no problems and no worries about what would happen if he dropped the bottle on the floor. All in all, we are very pleased with this purchase.”
Not only does the baby bottle come for infants, but the nipple is interchangeable with any Philips Avent product, which means that as your baby grows older, you can change the size of his bottle or the size of the nipple he uses, and all of these products are well-within a reasonable price range that purchasing extra nipples or bottles won’t even come close to breaking the bank. We love how simple the Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles are to clean, change and use for your baby and for your lifestyle.
These bottles are light and easy to hold, so if your baby is not quite used to using a bottle yet, then he will find this one to be easy to get used to. Also, the silicone nipple comes in a variety of flow rates for your baby. As your baby grows older and is able to eat quicker, then you can change the nipple for him to increase the flow of milk while still allowing him to eat easily without any worry of becoming too gassy, too full to make him feel sick or simply uncomfortable in any way.
The Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles have gone through extensive clinical trials to bring the absolute best product that they can for you and your baby. So even if your baby doesn’t suffer from colic, then you can still rest easy knowing that these bottles can ease any potential discomfort regardless.
However, if your baby really does suffer from colic, then this bottle is absolutely a great choice for you. It has been found by Philips Avent testers that by two-weeks of age, babies fed with the Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles showed a huge trend towards less colic and experienced 60% less fussing at night than babies with conventional bottles. This is a massive improvement for both parents and babies, because if your little one is able to sleep through the night and fuss less, then you will find yourself to be in a much more happy and comfortable position as a parent.
Some Questions our parents had:
Are the bottles easy to hold?
Yes, for both you and your baby as they get old enough to hold the bottle on its own. It is comfortable in both your hands and your baby’s and it is guaranteed not to leak even with extensive use.
Can I use anti-colic nipples on other Philips Avent products
Yes, all the nipples on all Philips Avent products can be used interchangeably.
What Material is the bottle made from?
The Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles are made from BPA-free polypropylene.
Some parents had noticed that unfortunately, the bottles don’t come in very exciting colors, so if you’re really excited about the look of your baby’s bottle, then perhaps the simplicity of this one is not what you are looking for. They also noticed that if you are breastfeeding and using a breast pump, then these bottles are not equipped to necessarily fit the breast pump, so you will have to find a way to manually fill up the bottle from your pump, which creates an extra step for pumping mommies.
However, we still find that this product is so impressive with its simplicity, it’s advanced (though incredible simple) and clinically proven technology to reduce discomfort while your baby is eating, and the overall value of this bottle to be incomparable to any others on the market, and that is why we have named it our top choice. If you’re looking for a simple baby bottle that will not only feed your baby easily, but won’t leak, is easy to clean and has been proven time and time again to be the best out there, then this is the bottle you’re looking to use.
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Medela Breastmilk Bottle Set
It can be incredibly frustrating to find a bottle that will work not only for you and for your baby, but that is compatible with your breastpump. If you’re constantly uncomfortable, trying to pump bottles of breastmilk for your baby and still trying to parent, then the last thing you want to do is try and juggle containers of milk and pray that you don’t spill anything or make a mess while trying to get your milk into your baby’s bottle. Fortunately, the Medela Breastmilk Bottle is compatible with all Medela breastpumps, so you don’t have to worry about trying to pump, balance, juggle, stand on one foot, burp a baby and pour your milk into a new container without making a huge mess.
This product is great for breastfeeding mommies who still have other things in their lives to do than just sit around and feed their babies all day (which is all of you. Great job, mommies!). Not only will this bottle hook up directly and easily to your Medela breastpump, but it is great for long-term storage. If you need to pump a lot at once, then you can rest easy knowing that you can put the bottle in the fridge or freezer and leave it there until you need it. It can easily be pulled out, heated up and used immediately without any worry that the milk inside has gone bad.
We also love that it makes pumping and measuring so simple for you while you’re going through such an uncomfortable process with your body. The bottles come with colorful ounce and millimeter markers, so you can easily see how much milk you are pumping into the bottle. If your little one is used to drinking a huge bottle at once, then you can fill the bottle all the way up for her. Conversely, if she’s known for being fussy and doesn’t usually finish a full bottle, then you can conveniently see just the perfect amount you’d like to put inside so she can have her whole bottle at once. Although, as previously mentioned, these bottles are made for storage, so if you’d like to fill them all up anyway, then you should have no fear about whether or not your little one will finish her bottle because you can easily pop it in the fridge or freezer without the fear of your milk spoiling.
One of the parents we interviewed had this to say about the bottle:
“The bottles and the caps are so great for pumping and storing milk. It makes my life so much easier to not have to try and move breastmilk from one container to another. There is really such a huge weight lifted off my shoulders by something so small. The storage is also really great. The lids lock tight, and I don’t have to worry about my breast milk spoiling while it’s being stored.”
This bottle is also great for easy clean up and washing. It is dishwasher safe, so all you have to do is take it apart and put it in the dishwasher with no worries. It is also worth noting that all of Medela’s products are made without BPA, so if you’re worried about the safety of the bottles when heating up or running through the dishwasher, you can rest assured that the plastic used is and will always be safe for your baby.
We also really love that the Medela Breastmilk Bottle Set has great screw-on lids that are perfectly designed to prevent leaking in the bottles. They are also tested and approved for storage, freezing, traveling and fussy babies who throw their bottles, all without making a huge mess for you to clean up after. If you’ve had problems with leaky bottles in the past, then this product is one that can make you feel more comfortable knowing that you won’t have to spend nearly as much time cleaning up after a spilled bottle of milk.
We think that the The Medela Breastmilk Bottle Set is a great buy with great value for breastfeeding mothers. Each set includes three 8-ounce (250 milliliter) breastmilk bottles, three screw-on lids that have been tested to prevent leaking, three medium-flow silicone nipples and three wide-base collars and travel caps. This is an amazing value, and we really believe that if you are looking to save money when purchasing your bottles (especially ones that can attach to your breastpump), then this is a great package to look into for you and your family.
Another of the parents we interviewed had this to say about the product:
“We were really impressed with how much we got for such a great price. We have used these bottles with our infant every day, and on top of that, my wife really finds it relieving to be able to pump, store and feed all with one bottle. We did research that all of Medela’s products are BPA-free, and that really set our minds at ease when deciding to purchase this set.”
Some of our parents had some questions about the Medela Breastmilk Bottle Set: (Chart)
What is the flow rate of the nipple?
With the 8-ounce bottle, the nipple has a medium flow rate. But it is also possible to buy a smaller, 5-ounce bottle which comes with a slower flow nipple if your baby needs to have her drinking controlled.
What is the best way to warm the bottles to feeding temperature if they’ve been frozen? Are the ok to boil?
No, do not boil the bottles. The best way is to prepare them early by setting them out to room temperature first, and then heating them up in warm, but not boiling water.
If I use a different breastpump than Medela, will the bottles still work?
Many parents have found that the bottles fit up fine with other brands of breastpumps including Ameda.
The biggest complaint we have noticed about the Medela Breastmilk Bottle Set is that the company itself pledges itself to breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for babies, and they pledge that their products should never be used for formula feeding. Unfortunately, this is a huge disappointment to parents who choose to formula feed for whatever reason, so if you do not breastfeed your baby, then this is not the bottle set you are looking to purchase.
Another problem parents have noticed is that after a few runs through the dishwasher, the collar on the bottle will crack easily. Although the rest of the product is dishwasher safe, it may be best to take the time to wash this part by hand, so it will last longer and won’t require you to have to purchase new parts unnecessarily.
Even though this bottle set has come with some complaints, we really do believe it to be of great value to new parents! Especially breastfeeding mothers looking to make their lives as easy as possible. If you’re breastfeeding your baby, and you want to reduce the amount of clutter in your house, make your pumping sessions easier and find a great bottle set that will last a long time, then this product is great for you!
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Comotomo Baby Bottle
When it comes to choosing a baby bottle, it seems like there isn’t much that sets them apart from each other, but the Cocotomo Baby Bottle has one feature that stands out above other bottles, and that is how soft, squeezy and easy to hold it is. If you’re frustrated with heavy bottles or with a bottle that is hard to hold for your baby, then this product is one that you could be looking for.
On top of that, it also has a special air ventilation feature built into the nipple so that it can slow down the rate of your baby’s milk intake, reducing colic, gas and discomfort.
The Cocotomo Baby Bottle is great for new parents who are helping their baby learn how to hold the bottle by himself. And even if you’re not, it is just a lot nicer to feel something in your hands that is simply more comfortable to hold than a traditional, hard plastic bottle. The bottle has this shape and texture to closely resemble the feel of a mother’s breast. The nipple itself is designed to look and feel more natural to resemble a real mother’s nipple to help your baby go from the breast to the bottle with little fuss. If your baby is struggling with any kind of bottle feeding or rejecting the bottle, then this product could potentially help you with your daily feeding routine easily.
The Cocotomo Baby Bottle is safe to heat up in the microwave, safe to boil, safe to put in the dishwasher and safe to put into any sterilizers. Both the nipple and the bottle are made from 100 percent safe and hygienic medical-grade silicone that will not melt or disfigure when exposed to high heat. It also has an ultra wide opening at the top which allows easy cleaning by hand if you don’t need to run a full dishwasher just to clean your bottle. The material is easy to wash, easy to take apart and convenient for you if you just need to open it up and scrub it out.
We found several parents who really loved this bottle. One of them claimed that the best part about it was,
“The shape and material of the bottle is so great for our breastfeeding baby. She has never refused this bottle when we give it to her, and she is able to feed without any problems. She doesn’t seem to notice much of a difference from when she is feeding from the bottle or feeding from my breast, which makes my day much easier if I don’t have time to breastfeed her.”
Many new parents were also happy that this bottle happens to just be aesthetically pleasing. If you like having nice things for your baby collection that both look attractive and work properly, then this is a bottle that you might like to add to the things in your baby bag. We really like the shape and color, and we think that the material is so fun (not to mention useful).
This bottle comes equipped with a nipple that has dual air vents to allow proper and useful air circulation into the bottle while your little one feeds. This allows the baby to drink slowly and reduce the chances of colic, gas and discomfort. This feature is also designed to reduce the chances of your baby spitting up all the milk she has just drank, leaving her full and happy and you with less of a mess to clean up afterwards, most likely off of your own shoulder and down your back.
Another great feature of the Cocotomo Baby Bottle is that it is specially designed to be leak-free. If your baby is just learning how to hold the bottle by herself, or even if you are just bottle-feeding your baby by yourself, then you can rest assured that the breastmilk or formula that you have inside the bottle is not going to spill out everywhere. None of your milk or your baby’s food will go to waste, and hopefully she will drink it all without any complaints.
As previously mentioned, the bottles are made from medical-grade silicone which makes them heat resistant, so they can be used in the dishwasher and even boiled on the stove to be heated for your baby. We also love that the Cocotomo Baby Bottle is completely BPA, PVC and phthalate-free. If you’re worried about buying plastic bottles for your baby and the effects they could have when heated, then this bottle can guarantee that this is a problem you can rest easy about. There are no harmful chemicals that your baby could ingest simply from using the Cocotomo Baby Bottle.
Another one of our mommies was really impressed with the leak-free bottle. She claimed,
“It is such a relief to have a bottle that I don’t really have to worry about losing any precious breastmilk that I’ve pumped or to have the lid fall off while I am storing the bottle in my baby bag. I’ve found that if the bottle ever does leak, it is usually because I didn’t put the cap on properly, so it’s important to make sure you’re not the one causing problems with your own bottle.”
New parents are always curious about the products they are buying, so we found a few questions and answers about this bottle that we think will help you make your decision as well (Chart):
Can you see through the bottle?
Yes, you can see through the bottle, so you will know how much milk or formula is inside. It is like looking through a frosted glass window.
How slow is the flow of the nipple?
The 5 ounce baby bottles come with a “truly slow” nipple with only one hole for feeding. This allows your baby to drink slowly and safely.
Is there a sippy-cup attachment for the bottle to help with my baby learning to hold the bottle on his own?
Unfortunately, no. There is not an attachment to change the bottle from simply a bottle to a sippy cup, however, the soft material is much easier for babies to hold on to than traditional plastic or glass bottles.
While most parents loved the Cocotomo Baby Bottle, there were some who found there to be some flaws. The biggest complaint is the shape of the bottle itself, mainly that the base of the bottle is smaller than the top, which makes it top-heavy and easy to fall over while just resting on the table or inside of a bag. Some parents claimed that it is almost impossible to get it to stand upright unless it is on a perfectly flat surface and doesn’t have anything disturb it, because it can easily knock over. This isn’t much of an issue if the lid is on, but if you’re filling the bottle, you may have to be extra careful so you don’t knock it over and waste all of the milk you’re in the process of putting inside of it.
Another complaint with the bottle is with the nipple. While it is designed to represent the feel and texture of the mother’s nipple, unfortunately this makes it easily collapsable. When something like this happens, it can be frustrating for the baby, leading to fussiness and crying, and then again frustrating for you to have to unscrew the cap, fix the problem and try to calm your baby down.
There will be small complaints with any product, but we truly believe that this bottle is worth it’s value. You can purchase two at a time, and they will work for you in a way that other bottles simply won’t. The Cocotomo Baby Bottle is one of a kind, and we think it is a great bottle for new parents to consider when choosing their baby products.
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Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set
This bottle set is very popular among new parents, and it is easy to see why. This bottle is created with a positive-pressure flow that simulates breastfeeding so your baby will have little problem going from the breast to the bottle. Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set not only comes with a lot of great features, but also a lot of products in one set, making it worth the price (which isn’t even very expensive to begin with).
We love that Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set comes with so many things that are useful to you as new parents and to your baby making this set incredibly convenient and worth its value. When you order this product, inside the box you will find: three 8-ounce baby bottles, two 4-ounce baby bottles, five level-one nipples (for infants), two level-two nipples (for when your baby gets a bit older and can handle a faster flowing feeding), five two-piece internal vents, two storage caps and three cleaning brushes. If you’re looking for a baby bottle that comes with it all, then this is the product for you.
The bottles are made from polypropylene and silicone which are BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate-free, so these are safe for your baby in every way. If you are concerned about the plastic in the bottle releasing anything bad for your baby to drink, then you do not have to worry about that with this bottle set.
Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set is built to simulate breastfeeding, and the positive-pressure flow also reduces problems like colic, spit up, burping and gas. This is a great relief to parents who deal with fussy babies with belly problems or who are uncomfortable after feedings. Not only does this special flow prevent problems in your baby’s belly, but it can also reduce fluid in your baby’s ear. If you have special concerns about how your baby feeds, then you can take comfort in the design of this bottle. It has been thoroughly researched and tested to make sure that it will give your baby the best and most comfortable bottle-feeding experience that he can possibly have.
A new mommy who recently purchased this set was very pleased, and she had this to say about it,
“I could not believe how much stuff came with the set. It had literally everything I needed except for the milk to go inside the bottles. My baby has had no problems with feeding when using these bottles, and I am just so pleased with the extra money I was able to save by not having to buy cleaning brushes or extra parts.”
We really are impressed with the technology behind the Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set. The vent system in the bottle not only helps prevent colic and and uncomfortable belly for your baby after feeding, but it removes the air from the milk which keeps essential vitamins from escaping like Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Vitamin E. This allows your baby to get the healthiest milk he possibly can while drinking from this bottle, and that your baby’s health is always the most important factor when considering a new product. If you want a bottle from a company that has put a lot of time and testing into their product to bring you the best they could, then this bottle set could be one that you really are able to trust.
This bottle set is easy to clean and carry, and it comes with its own brushes to make handwashing easier for you while you try and keep your products as clean as possible. It is also dishwasher safe. If you don’t have the time or the energy after taking care of your baby all day to hand wash all of his bottles, then you can simply throw Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle and all of its parts into the dishwasher with no harm to your product.
Another parent we interviewed was very impressed with the clean up,
“I like that the bottles come with their own cleaning brushes, making it easier to clean all the way inside instead of trying to fit my hand into the bottom of the bottle with a sponge. Also having it be thrown in the dishwasher is another simple task that can be crossed off my list.”
Some new parents had a few questions about Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set (Chart):
Can I breast pump directly into the bottles?
Yes, these bottles hook up easily to most breast pumps including Medela brand pumps.
Do these bottles require liners?
No, the milk can be put directly into the bottle without any liner. Simply put your breastmilk or formula straight into the bottle and give to your baby for feeding.
Can the product be shipped internationally?
Yes! This product can easily be shipped all over the world.
Unfortunately, this product did not go completely without any complaints. Some new parents found that the nipple on the bottle was not very sturdy, and would collapse easily. This would cause frustration for the parent and the baby while trying to feed. Also, the nipple on this bottle is very long and narrow, so it could easily hit the back of your baby’s throat causing a gag reflex which is of course not going to be very fun when she throws up all of the milk she has been drinking.
Other parents noticed that the bottles had a tendency to leak even if filled below the maximum line. This could be frustrating for parents who don’t want to have to clean up spilled milk every time their baby bottle-feeds.
However, not all parents found these problems to happen, and most mommies and daddies found the Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set to be of great value and very useful for feeding their little one. We highly recommend adding this bottle set to your collection, and we think that it is very useful for both you and your new baby.
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Our Final Thoughts
We researched, interviewed and even talked with buyers, manufacturers and new parents to see which baby bottles were the best on the market, and we are happy to have been able to bring you this list of our top four. We truly think that these bottles are revolutionary in their own ways, and no matter what choice you make on this list, you won’t be disappointed.
Even though we think all of the baby bottles on this list are great, we still stand strong in our belief that the Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles are the best ones to purchase. They have a great anti-colic technology built into the nipple, are easy to hold and use, and we really think your baby will find these bottles easy to feed from. On top of all of that, we think it is the best value for the price it will cost you.
In the end, the choice of which bottles you buy for your baby will be up to you, but we hope that we have been able to help you make your decision a little bit easier, and that you’ll be happy with the bottle you end up choosing in the end.
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- Size- Philips: 8.2×6.3×2.8 inches Medela: 8.8×8.5×2.5 inches Cocotomo: 5.2×2.6×6 inches Dr. Brown: 4.1×6.9×8.8inches
- Material-Philips: Plastic Medela: Plastic Cocotomo: Silicone Dr. Brown: Plastic and silicone
- Weight- Philips: 8.8 ounces Medela: 16 ounces Cocotomo: 11.2 ounces Dr. Brown: 6.1 ounces
- BPA Free- Philips: Yes Medela: Yes Cocotomo: Yes Dr. Brown: Yes
- Color- Philips: Clear, Pink and Blue (options) Medela: clear with yellow tops Cocotomo: Frosted clear bottle with green tops Dr. Brown: clear and light blue
- Anti Colic- Philips: Yes Medela: No Cocotomo: Yes Dr. Brown: Yes
- Breast-like shape- Philips: No Medela: No Cocotomo: Yes Dr. Brown: No
- Dishwasher safe- Philips: Yes Medela: Yes Cocotomo: Yes Dr. Brown: Yes
- Able to boil- Philips: Yes Medela: No Cocotomo: Yes Dr. Brown: Yes
- Multiple sizes: Philips: Yes (4 oz, 9 oz, 11 oz options) Medela: No Cocotomo: No Dr. Brown: Yes
- Can hook to breast pump: Philips: No Medela: Yes Cocotomo: No Dr. Brown: Yes