Thinking About Switching Bottles Need Input On Diff Kinds

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ImpatientMommy - December 4

First of all, is this even okay to do? I mean most nipples are similar right? My daughter (who is 5 months old) isn't going to have a hard time with it is she? I have the Playtex Dropins and I just hate them. I don't want to get into why I hate them because I have so many reasons and I'll just go on and on and on. What I am looking for is a bottle that has not too many parts because I know some of them can get ridiculous with that, one that has room for 8 oz. of formula AND room to spare so it's easy to make a powder bottle when I am out and about. I'm thinking about not even switching completely but maybe just buying like 5 of a new bottle so I can make poweder bottles easily when I'm out because right now it's seriously impossible and I'll have to worry about heating it up and what not and I don't think this is worth it since she's only 5 months so she has 7 months left of drinking formula. There's no way I'm going to worry about heating up a bottle when I'm out for the next 7 months! Any input would be great thanks!

 

MNMOM - December 4

I'm right with you, thinking of switching from the Soothie brand to something different. I've tried Avent and those are ok. With my last son I used Playtex Airevent and I am thinking of trying them again and just dealing with the extra parts.

 

MNMOM - December 4

by the way my son is 5.5 months and I don't think he will have a problem switching to a new type of nipple at this stage.

 

TiffanyRae - December 4

Morning! We use Dr. Brown and I love them. But again you have to deal with all the parts...which is a deal breaker for some. I admit sometimes I get annoyed with all the pieces but Alex just adores them...and I have never had a gas or spit up problem. We were using the Wide neck up until this last week. He now uses the regular skinny neck ones and is doing great! Good Luck!

 

TiffanyRae - December 4

Oh and he is 3 1/2 months

 

ImpatientMommy - December 4

I looked on Babies R' Us and I saw the Avent ones have a 9 oz. bottle. Which would be great because it'd leave be more room to put the powder in without water and powder spilling over the top and going everywhere haha does anyone know if those come with a lot of parts because they look pretty similar to the Playtex Dropins in terms of parts...

 

DDT - December 4

I use the Avent bottles and they are 9oz bottles. No not a lot of parts. Just bottle, nipple, lid & the screw-on part between nipple & bottle (thats as basic as it gets IMO). Very easy to clean. I have used them since the beginning. I tried the Dr. Browns a few times but dislike them. They leak so easy, hard to clean and don't fit into my Avent bottle heater (or any heater at that). The 9oz bottles anyway because they are so long. Your lo will let you know if she doesn't like the nipple, but I doubt you will have a problem considering she is 5 months already.

 

mommybabyboy21 - December 4

my nephew whom I babysit once a week is bottle feed and they actually use wal-mart brand only $0.97. They used it since their baby was born he is now 14 months. When he was on formula what I/they loved about those bottles is they have a mixing cap, and the bottles say they hold 9 oz but it actually holds MORE than 9 oz. And they are cheap, but work really well. They are called Parents Choice.

 

ImpatientMommy - December 4

The Parents Choice bottles sound great but I don't really have a Wal-Mart near me, which is surprising right!? haha But we have lots of Targets. I'm leaning toward the 9 oz. Avent bottles, DDT, those are the same exact parts the Playtex bottles have and it's definitely really easy to clean and I really like the way it's set up. Do they definitely hold 9 oz? or Is it like the Playtex ones when they say they do but they don't haha.

 

jen327 - December 4

I would not switch, the reason is your bottles are BPA free. I know the BPA controversy is up in the air, but if you are already using ones that don't give your baby BPA why go to one that will? I switch to the Avent drop ins, to avoid the BPA, just incase.

 

DDT - December 4

ImpatientMommy: Yes, they can definitely hold 9oz. I make 8oz a feeding for my ds and with the formula combined its about 8.5oz.

 

nikki2204 - December 4

I went though some issues with bottles myself. My little one is 9 weeks and we are doing great with the Evenflow- Comfi's. I didn't care for the Avent or the Playtex Vent airs, she didn't do well with either. The comfi's are perfect for her adn they are very inexpensive! good luck.

 

ImpatientMommy - December 4

JEN327- I feel like an idiot haha what's the BPA controversy? I looked online I couldn't find a drop in version of the Avent bottles...

 

javidsgirl - December 4

Bisphenol A or BPA is a hormone disruptor. Studies have linked low-dose BPA exposure with such effects as: permanent changes to genital tract; increase prostate weight; decline in testosterone; b___st cells predisposed to cancer; prostate cells more sensitive to hormones and cancer; and hyperactiviy BPA is used to make polycarbonate plastic food and beverage containers, plastic food wrap, and epoxy resins that are used to line metal cans for food, such as cans of soup. The BPA in products can leach out and be subsequently ingested by people. Until there is a ban on Bisphenol A, the best alternative is to avoid food and beverage containers that contain the chemical. Use gla__s or stainless steel refillable drinking bottles, instead of hard plastic ones. For juice or other drinks, it's best to use lined aluminum bottles. Stainless steel bottles are great for water. For baby bottles, choose gla__s or look for companies that make hard plastic bottles without Bisphenol A. They are often available at health food stores, organic markets and grocery stores and some baby stores.

 

javidsgirl - December 4

Foetuses, infants and children around puberty. Foetuses are at most risk as their immature detoxification systems make them more vulnerable and they are at a delicate stage of development.

 

madison - December 4

we actually use both the playtex drop-ins and the avent bottles and our dd is fine with both- she's 8.5 months. i used to use only the playtex drop-ins but the nipple flow has become too slow and the fast flow is too fast for her so i started using avent about half of the time and dd took to them very well. the nipple flow (#2) is just right. i still use our playtex bottles, too, just so i can make lots of bottles ahead of time- i just put the formula in them and add the water later. also, we don't have to warm up her bottles which is awesome. we never have so i guess she doesn't know any better. she even takes a bottle straight out of the fridge. :) anyway, the avent work well for us.

 

suze42 - December 4

Ive used Avent for 2 kiddos and they have done just fine. ALL bottle leak if you dont seal the lid properly. Both of my babes have had no gas or colic w/them So as far as i can see, the Avent has done great...and they are readily accessable...and have progressive nipples.

 

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