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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bottles: What do you use?

We have been using bottles since W was just a few weeks old due to the need to supplement with formula. I registered for some Breastflow bottles and Tommee Tippee bottles after reading reviews that they were supposed to be best for breastfeeding babies. We received some of both at our baby showers and tried them. The Tommee Tippee nipples collapsed a lot so it was frustrating and those were the first to be put away. The Breastflow bottle work okay but they two part nipple is a bit of a hassle.

Once we moved to using bottles for all of his feedings whether he was getting formula or breast milk, I was not concerned about nipple confusion any longer. I got some "old school" Gerber and Evenflo bottles. Yes, the very affordable ones with standard nipples and none of the fancy bells and whistles. They have really been good to us too. Although I prefer the wide mouth bottles for mixing formula in since I can be a bit messy.

W is beginning to teeth and lately when using the Gerber and Evenflo, he rolls them around his mouth and it takes him a good chunk of time to finish his bottle. I pulled out the Breastflow again and we have been using them without the inner blue part. It works okay for W but the nipple collapses a lot just as it did with the Tommee Tippee. But it seems as though the wider base nipples might be better in general right now because he doesn't roll them around in his mouth. Instead, he eats.

So, I'm looking for suggestions for bottles. This could just be a temporary hassle but if it's not, I would like to consider options that people have experience using. Is there a bottle with a wide base nipple that doesn't collapse all of the time? If you're a bottle user, what do you recommend?


  1. Thanks for stopping by
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  2. my sister used some glass bottles that were great- Dr Brown's - I don't have babies any more- but we do a lot of family adventures you might be interested in! check me out-
    new follower- kelli

  3. WE use tommee tippee and love them. but we also used dr. brown's with my son. Loved them too, but got tired of all the pieces to clean.

    New follower! Stop by when you can.


  4. Good luck with your bottle search! New follower, hope you will follow back :)

  5. Sorry I can't be of any help in suggesting a better bottle - but what a cute cookie face you have. Congratulations! Thanks for visiting and following my blog, I'm here following you back. Happy Thursday!

  6. Great blog mommy!
    Happy Friday blog hop!
    your newest folower,

  7. I came over from the blog hop and I am now following you! I'd love a follow-back. I'm also hosting my first giveaway now for a $10 Subway card. Come check it out!


    P.S. Also a full-time teacher here! :)

  8. Stopping by to return the favour and follow you back! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Following back! Thanks for following! As for the bottles, we use glass Gerbers (cause I'm kinda a plastic freak) with Evenflo Comfi nipples. They seem to do okay!


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