Pick for the Best Bottle
Feeding babies is one of the toughest tasks as they become fussy due to hunger. My pick for the best feeding bottle is Philips Avent anti-colic feeding bottle (Dr. Brown shares the stage equally). Avent comes in two types of bottles: Anticolic and Natural. Both look alike but the big difference in the bottles is their nipples. The nipple of the natural bottle is breast-shaped and has comfort petals which make it softer and flexible. On the other hand, the anti-colic bottles have a plain nipple that cannot be fixed on the natural bottle and vice-versa. As my baby is colicky so I have opted for an anti-colic feeding bottle.
Best for Colicky Babies:
Both Anticolic and Natural bottles are designed in such a way that prevents babies to ingest too much air while feeding. This is the main feature that makes it stand out in the race. Another important thing that should be taken care of before choosing a bottle for your little one is the material of the bottle. Both Avent bottles are available in BPA-free plastic. The natural bottle also comes in the glass version. I would highly recommend the normal ones as glass is quite heavy and there’s always a risk of breakage while handling.
Coming onto the price, unlike other top brands Philips Avent bottles are quite reasonable and are easily available online as well as offline. The starting range is from Rs. 250/- for 120 ml bottle. I have bought a 250 ml feeding bottle and that cost me around Rs. 500 including the nipple. The best thing with both the bottles is that they are compatible with Avent’s breast pump. You can easily sterilize these bottles in boiling water or microwave sterilizer. Philips Avent bottles go on sale very easily so you need not think much about the price.
Easy Cleaning and Assembling
Philips Avent bottles are the most popular bottles today along with Dr. Brown’s. You can easily trust them for reducing colic issues and gas in infants. These bottles are easy to clean and have lesser parts when compared to Dr. Brown’s multipart feeding bottle. It comes with just 4 parts: a nipple, a bottle, a ring, and a cap. Markings are given on the nipple as well as the ring to install it correctly.
The Biggest Complaint:
The biggest complaint about Philips Avent feeding bottle is that many parents find it difficult to understand the readings as they get marked off very quickly. Hence it becomes quite a task for them to measure the quantity of formula and water. The second major complaint is that the bottles are leaky, but trust me I have been using these bottles for a couple of months and not even a single time I have faced such an issue. Leaks can occur in any random bottle if the ring is not installed correctly or is fastened tight. Keeping aside these minor complaints, the overall performance of the bottle is excellent and I would surely like to give an “A” to the bottle.