Reviews: Avent Bottles

Reviews: Avent Bottles

Breast milk is the best milk for your baby. It is sterile, rich in nutrients, and safe. Breastfeeding is the best form of feeding babies. It is good for both the baby and the mother. However, there may be reasons why you may have to opt for bottle feeding your baby. The reasons may vary from person to person. You may not get sufficient breast milk or, your baby may not be satisfied after the feeding. In some cases, the frequency of feeding may cause inconvenience for the mother. If you are a working mother, you may not find enough time to feed the baby.  

Sometimes for medical reasons or other reasons, breastfeeding may not be possible. Some babies may be lactose intolerant and may have to be on a lactose-free milk. Under such situations, bottle-feeding becomes a necessity. Avent bottles are the best bottle for feeding babies. Avent bottles are designed by using safe materials that are durable and are of high quality.

What Are Avent Bottles?

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Avent bottles are the best baby feeding bottles for parents who do not want to deal with a lot of parts but still want a high-quality anti-colic bottle. They are easy for use, anti-colic and come without any extra finicky parts. They are easily available. The Philips Avent anti-colic can be the best option for bottle-feeding babies.

Product Specs

These bottles come with the Airflex venting system that prevents vacuum build up in the bottle and reduces swallowed air. The ribbed texture prevents nipple collapse. Avent bottles are dishwasher and microwave safe, and they come in clear, blue, and pink color options.

Pricing

Four brands of feeding bottles were compared. They were of the price range from $16 to $30. The lowest-priced brand was Munchkin Latch that is sold by Amazon for about $16. The highest-price was that of Avent bottles that came with a price tag of about $30. Others were of medium price between the two extremes.

How It Compares

We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.  


If you are looking for the most natural way of bottle feeding your baby, Avent bottles are the best option. Its features are outstanding for the best feeding experience. The wide, breast-shaped, soft, flexible, silicone nipple promotes natural latch on. So, it is easy to combine with breastfeeding. The advanced anti-colic valve reduces colic and the discomfort by venting air into the bottle and not into the baby's tummy. It comes with few parts and wide neck opening that make it easy to clean and assemble. You can choose from a range of flow rate that suits your baby. Avent bottles are BPA- free and come in 9oz/260ml  capacity.

Philips Avent is the best brand of Mother & Childcare products used worldwide. Philips Avent prides itself on providing innovative baby products such as the Avent bottles. By working hand in hand for over 30 years with healthcare professionals, clinicians,  and mothers, the company has developed the product with the baby's need in mind.  

The bottle gives a natural latch on with its breast-shaped structure. The ultra soft nipple has an ultra soft texture, designed to mimic the feel of the breast. The flexible spiral design, combined with the unique comfort petals create a flexible nipple. It allows for a more natural feed with no nipple collapse. The anti-colic vent technology helps to reduce colic and discomfort, by venting the air away from the baby's tummy.

The ergonomic shape of the bottle helps you to hold the bottle with the best grip in any direction for maximum comfort, even for the baby's tiny hands. It easy for use and cleaning. The neck of the bottle is wide that makes filling milk and cleaning after feeding very easy. It comes with only a few parts that make the assembling easy.

The Philips Avent bottles are compatible with other Philips Avent products. You can mix and match their breast pump, bottle, and cup parts to create the item that works best for you as your baby grows. You can download the uGrow app to keep track of your baby's feeds, get expert advice, and establish healthy routines.

  • Eas​e of Use
  • Design Quality

Easy for use

Pros

  • The advanced anti-colic valve reduces colic and the discomfort by venting air into the bottle and not into the baby's tummy
  • The wide, breast-shaped, soft, flexible, silicone nipple promotes natural latch-on; so, it is easy to combine with breastfeeding
  • The ergonomic shape of the bottle helps you to hold the bottle with the best grip in any direction for maximum comfort, even for the baby's tiny hands

Cons

  • Check if the baby is comfortable while feeding

The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles come with a natural feel nipple resembling that of mom.  The easy latch nipple enables a smooth transition between breast and bottle. The optimum venting valve with a slow flow nipple ensures less air intake and less discomfort for the baby. The bottles come up with an easy hold design and measurement markings for accurate feeding. The bottles are BPA and phthalate-free.

The award-winning breast-like nipple design gives comfort and easy acceptance by babies in a few attempts.  The Anti-Colic Valve of the nipple similar to natural nipple reduces excess air flow. So, the baby ingests more milk and less air. All the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottles are BPA-free, safe, and easy for use.

The easy-hold bottle can be held in 3 ways. You can cradle the bottle comfortably in the hand, gripped in the same way as a traditional wide neck bottle, or hold from the base. This makes feeding comfortable for everyone. The compact shape allows the baby to feed in a natural position similar to breastfeeding.  

You can choose from the different flow rates provided in the bottle to keep up with your growing baby's need.

  • Eas​e of Use
  • Design Quality

Easy for use

Pros

  • The optimum venting valve with a slow flow nipple ensures less air intake and less discomfort for the baby
  • The bottles come up with an easy hold design and measurement markings for accurate feeding
  • The bottles are BPA-free, safe, and easy for use
  • The compact shape allows the baby to feed in a natural position similar to breastfeeding

Cons

  • Check if the baby is comfortable with this bottle
  • Check for the bottle weight of the bottle

Munchkin Latch Anti-Colic Baby Bottle with Ultra Flexible Breast-like...
  • BPA-free, easy-to-clean 8oz bottle with one ultra flexible silicone stage 1 (slow flow) nipple and one sealing disc
  • Doctor recommended for healthy feeding and sleeping
  • Preferred 2:1 over Dr. Brown's

The 8 Ounce Munchkin Latch BPA-free baby bottle features a unique combination of an ultra-flexible nipple and a one-way valve. It helps to reduce gas and fussiness. Reduced gas and less fussiness help babies to sleep well.  So, this Munchkin Latch bottle is recommended by feeding and sleep experts. Experts also agree that a better latch eases the transition between breast and bottle-feeding.

This is enabled by the ultra-flexible nipple that pumps and moves just like the natural breast. It stretches back to your baby's soft palate for a correct latch. It comes in a set including 3 BPA-free, easy-to-clean 8oz bottles with a two-stage 1 nipples (slow flow), one stage 2 nipple (medium flow) and three sealing disks.

The LATCH bottle is designed to promote a healthy feeding and sleep cycle. It is proved that establishment and maintenance of a proper latch are essential for reducing indigestion and feeding problems. The ultra-flexible design of the Latch’s nipple can stretch, flex, and pump just like the natural breast with an easy, correct, and continuous latch every time you feed the baby.

Most newborns develop colic or reflux causing disorganized infant sleep patterns. The Latch bottles were designed with an anti-colic valve at the bottom of the bottle to prevent air from passing through the milk/formula. Doctors recommend this bottle to reduce gassiness and fussiness, for better sleep cycles in babies. The bottle is easy to clean and top rack dishwasher safe. It establishes an easy, correct latch.

The Latch bottle mimics breastfeeding by releasing more milk/formula as the baby applies pressure against the Latch nipple’s base. This allows the baby to control the flow of milk/formula during feeding. While feeding, the uniquely designed nipple flexes as the baby’s head moves. This allows the baby to maintain proper latch, decreasing ingestion of air and reducing feeding frustrations for the baby.

The best transition occurs when bottle flow and mother's flow match. The Stage1 Nipple's flow has been reduced to mimic the breast. Stage 2 and Stage 3 nipples allow you to increase the flow as the baby grows. New mothers should start their babies with a very slow-flow nipple to ease the transition from breast to bottle and back. Because of the stretchy, flexible base, the Latch nipple easily moves with the motion of a newborn baby which can be frequented as the baby gains head control. This allows the baby to maintain the latch and reduce ingestion of air into their belly.

  • Eas​e of Use
  • Design Quality

Easy for use

Pros

  • Designed with an anti-colic valve at the bottom of the bottle to prevent air from passing through the milk/formula
  • Reduces gassiness and fussiness, for better sleep cycles in babies
  • Easy to clean and top rack dishwasher safe

Cons

  • Check if the baby is comfortable while feeding

The  5 oz, BPA-free NUK Simply Natural Bottle comes with slow flow and medium flow nipples. This bottle provides the baby with a never before close-to-mom feel found in a feeding bottle. With this, you can maintain that special breastfeeding bond even when you can't breastfeed. The specially designed nipple feels, works, and moves just like that of the mom's. Two fast flow nipple comes with 9 nipple holes. The Simply Natural nipples come with 3 to 9 nipple holes with varying flow rates.

NUK Simply Natural bottles are the best way to combine breast and bottle feeding. Unlike most bottles, they come with multiple nipple holes similar to that of Mom.  Also, there are two additional fast flow nipples that can be used to keep up with the demands of the growing baby. The NUK Simply Natural Newborn Gift Set comes with NUK Orthodontic pacifiers to soothe & calm baby whenever they are fussy. The gift set includes 2 small and 2 large NUK Simply Natural bottles, 2 fast flow nipples, and 3 NUK orthodontic pacifiers. They all are BPA-free and safe.

  • Eas​e of Use
  • Design Quality

Easy for use

Pros

  • Provides the baby with a never before close-to-mom feel found in a feeding bottle
  • The specially designed nipple feels, works, and moves just like that of the mom's
  • The Simply Natural nipples come with 3 to 9 nipple holes with varying flow rates
  • BPA-free

Cons

  • Check if the baby is comfortable with the bottle

Conclusion

Four brands of feeding bottles were compared. They were of the price range from $16 to $30. The lowest-priced brand was Munchkin Latch that is sold by Amazon for about $16. The highest-price was that of Avent bottles that came with a price tag of about $30. Others were of medium price between the two extremes. They all were designed to offer safety and comfort for the child, for smooth flow, near natural feel to that of mother's breastfeeding. Based on the features, Avent bottles are heads above the competition.   

Avant Bottles come with an advanced anti-colic valve. It reduces colic and the discomfort by venting air into the bottle and not into the baby's tummy. The wide, breast-shaped, soft, and flexible, silicone nipple promotes natural latch-on. So, it is easy to combine with breastfeeding. Also, the ergonomic shape of the Avent bottles helps to hold the bottle with the best grip in any direction. It offers maximum comfort, even for the baby's tiny hands. With these unique features, Avent bottles have the edge over other brands.

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