4.3
1,150 reviews
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Type:
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Brand:
Dr. Brown's
Model:
175
Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles

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Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles
 
4.3

(based on 1153 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (657)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (312)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (32)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • BPA free (17)
  • Durable (13)
  • Seals well (12)
  • Convenient (8)
  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

  • Difficult to wash (9)
  • Leaks (6)

Best Uses

  • At home (12)
  • Feeding (11)
  • Travel (6)
  • Milk storage (5)
  • Heating milk (4)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (9), First time parent (7)
    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample (51)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Thanks Dr. Brown. You made my day-- I mean, night!

My daughter was a colicky and gassy baby-- not something that I wish on anyone!  She was not a fan of breast milk, so we looked to other options. We tried nearly...Read complete review

My daughter was a colicky and gassy baby-- not something that I wish on anyone!  She was not a fan of breast milk, so we looked to other options. We tried nearly every baby bottle and every baby formula maker. No luck. She was still fussy.

Then, we discovered Baby's [Only Organic Baby Formula][1] , and our life changed. My daughter loved it and devoured it. Now, we just needed a way to give it to her that she would accept.

We tried several baby bottles with our son and his favorite was Dr. Brown's. We prayed that the same bottles would work with her! We had no interest in going out and buying all new bottles. We were already paying a lot for the formula. 

Alas, Dr. Brown Baby Bottles delivered! They were a big hit right from the beginning-- thank you Dr. Brown.

The Dr. Brown nipple size was normal, it was easy to hold and it had a built in gas reducer. We didn't have to try the [Avent bottles][2]  and others (which my son DID NOT like)! Dr. Brown was perfect-- even for a colicky baby.

The downside to Dr. Brown's bottles are that they are expensive and require special cleaning brushes. There are so many parts (and skinny ones at that), that they are a total pain to clean. However, if I can sleep through the night-- I will clean anything!

One tip: If you are on a budget, I would buy their 3 pack. Three bottles should get you by just fine. You just need to do a lot of cleaning. Oh, and did I mention that they are quite durable-- mine have lasted over 2+ years.

Thanks, Dr. Brown. You helped me sleep through the night.


[1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Babys-Only-Organic-Pediatric-Dairy-Formula-review-358e
[2]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Avent-Baby-Bottles-reviews

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

High Maintenance and works well enough

I think one thing that every parent needs to realize is that not every baby is the same -  I know, I know what an insight! 

 When...Read complete review

I think one thing that every parent needs to realize is that not every baby is the same -  I know, I know what an insight! 

 When my baby was first born he was quite "colicky"(or had colick, was colick etc...) as they called it at the hospital.  Now let's check out what was happening in the mind of a FIRST time Mother when she heard this and had NEVER heard the name COLICK before...I thought to myself, my baby was gravely ill, sick, born with some illness that we had to fix.  I quickly asked the nurse:  "What can I give him for that?"  And she said, "nothing, just try and burp/rub him and be patient."  I thought to myself "Surely man has made SOMETHING to overcome this illness - i mean, he's just a little newborn babe just hours into this world and IT won't stop crying; whatever IT is, it's TERRIBLE and is putting this child in grave hurt/danger.  This illness MUST be severe and something MUST be done about it before his little lungs get overworked and he develops some NEW sickness or problems."

I was out of the hospital and researching this great "joy-sucker-outter-out-of-a-new-mother" and as it turned out - this was NORMAL.  PHEW.  So we went on the great search for all sort of serums, potions, acupuncturist, baby chiropractors (no we didn't really use any of those, except maybe the chiropractor thingy).  Yep, I'm getting to the Dr. Brown's bottle part....

During my pregnancy I had already chosen all my baby items (all of them well researched) and had already decided on Dr. Brown's bottles even before I knew about all this colicky stuff.  Simply because I had heard so many great things about them.  When I discovered all the "bells and whistles" that accompanied IT, I was about to throw the whole thing out.  I mean, what PARENT has the time to CAREFULLY wash and sterilize all those things?  But my husband said he would handle the bottles and we should keep them if they were supposed to be "really good."  No arguments here, I said Okay.

My son was VERY GASSY!!  He seemed to only cry at night though.  We were already using the bottles so what was causing the gas?  Well it had to be the formula,  we went through EVERY formula there was and finally lo and behold the LAST one we tried worked (how convenient).  He was lactose intolerant and the only thing that seemed to greatly relieve him was the Enfamil Lactose Intolerant formula.  It didn't mean that he wasn't gassy any more.  He was still pretty gassy up until 8-9 months or so but he was NOT crying out in PAINFUL gas any more.  And please keep in mind we were using the Dr. Brown's the WHOLE time from birth. 

All in all - there were parents who swear that the bottles helped tremendously, some who say it didn't work at all and there are others like me who are saying it just depends on your child and the child's digestive tract.  When it comes to kids, keep an open mind and don't EVER rely on just ONE thing to diagnose children because even though something may work wonders right away doesn't mean it'll always remain that way either.

What I DON'T LIKE about the Dr. Brown's bottles however is how quickly it gets cracked or gets scratch marks from cleaning (even though we use the dishwasher- top rack).  And the paint with all the writings become VERY loose very fast.  If you stove top sterilize (which we did for a while because his grandparents REFUSED to use the microwave) the paint that comes loose from the bottles gets stuck to the nipples or gets inside the bottles - which means your little one could be drinking the paint!!!  So be careful and inspect them carefully after washing!  And one more thing....IT LEAKS PRETTY BAD IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL.  My husband and I travel with our son A LOT!!  And every time we pour milk/formula into those bottles and have had to feed our son on the plane it starts to leak!  So do not pre-fill them before you get on the plane.  If you do, be sure to unscrew the top so the air does not build up and push upward.  Also, be sure to unscrew the top when using a bottle warmer.  Once the milk gets hot and the top is not unscrewed the heat will push the air upward again and it will create a big mess in your warmer!!

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5.0

Could not recommend more!

By 

from Lisbon, Ohio

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

Pros

  • BPA Free
  • Convenient
  • Durable
  • Seals Well

Cons

  • Difficult to Wash

Best Uses

  • At Home
  • Feeding
  • Milk Storage

Comments about Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles:

I love these bottles. I have never used any other bottle. I am a Mom of three girls and used them 8 years ago and today with my 4 month old. They are very durable and long lasting and she hasn't got any tummy aches from them because of the vent system. The only down fall is washing them because if the vent. Although I will take washing a bottle for a longer period of time rather than a upset baby with a belly ache.

  • Affiliation:
  • I received a sample
 
5.0

Best bottle brand ever

By 

from El Paso,texas

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

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Pros

  • BPA Free
  • Convenient
  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Seals Well
  • Washes Easily

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Feeding
    • Heating Milk
    • Milk Storage
    • Travel

    Comments about Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles:

    I love using this brand is bottled. Since my baby is gassy this bottle works wonders. I have used it since he was born and will continue to use it as he grows .

    • Affiliation:
    • I received a sample
     
    5.0

    Best bottle for colic hands down

    By 

    from Kenner, LA

    About Me Parent of Two or More Children

    Pros

    • BPA Free
    • Convenient
    • Durable
    • Easy to use
    • Seals Well
    • Washes Easily

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home
      • Feeding

      Comments about Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles:

      I didn't use these bottles with my first 2 kids. My 3rd child, however, had really bad acid relux as well as colic and a friend suggested these. They cost more than most bottles but are worth every penny, especially if your baby has colic. Unlike other bottles, these come with these tubes. When bottle is helf in an upward angle, all of the air that's in the bottle(which causes.gas/fussiness) is pushed through the tube and is no longer in the liquid thats in the bottle so baby gets no air. No air =no gas for baby. No gas = happy baby and mama!
      *I did NOT receive any samples but had to choose that option to submit review.

      • Affiliation:
      • I received a sample
       
      4.0

      Best bottles on the market

      By 

      from West Virginia

      About Me Grandparent

      Pros

      • BPA Free
      • Durable
      • Seals Well

      Cons

      • Difficult to Wash

      Best Uses

      • At Home
      • Feeding
      • Heating Milk

      Comments about Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles:

      These are great bottles to keep the baby from getting air. We used these with my twin grand daughters and I would definitely get for future grand babies. Only downfall is the cleaning of them. It has several pieces.

       
      5.0

      The only bottle my breastfed baby will take

      By 

      from Tucson AZ

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      Pros

      • BPA Free
      • Easy to use
      • Seals Well

      Cons

      • Leaks

      Best Uses

      • Feeding
      • Travel

      Comments about Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles:

      With my oldest son he didn't care what bottle he used, he showed no attachment to a particular one. Before my second boy came I bought a tommee tippee set thinking it was perfect especially if I was going to be breastfeeding. Little did I know my youngest would have total bottle refusal among other problems. He was diagnosed with reflux and it seemed like getting him on a bottle was impossible. I tried for months and tried over ten brands and he wouldn't take a single one. I felt hopeless!! Fast forward a few months and we find out my boy has eosinophilic gastroenteritis The most heartbreaking thing had to done; I had to stop breastfeeding asap and put my 9 month old on formula. They said if he didn't drink a bottle he would need a feeding tube. I instantly went out and bought a Dr Brown bottle as my last hope!! Every bottle hurt his stomach so much and didn't compare to my breast. I thought I way would my boy like this bottle it ain't like a real nipple in shape or feel at all. My boy instantly took it!!' I was so shocked I cried tears of joy. This bottle takes all the air completely out so it mimics a breast. It helped his reflux and allowed him to drink his amino acid based formula his body desperately needed. Now he won't take any other bottle besides his Dr Brown. I'm so thankful!! Only downside is it leaks sometimes, but I found out it's because I shake it too hard and air builds up in the bottle, the milk ends up going into the straw and spilling out the vent. Easy fix you just open the bottle, but it took me a minute to figure out

       
      5.0

      Life savers

      By 

      from Brownwood tx

      About Me Parent of Two or More Children

      Pros

      • BPA Free
      • Convenient
      • Durable
      • Easy to use
      • Seals Well

      Cons

      • Difficult to Wash

      Best Uses

      • At Home
      • Feeding
      • Travel

      Comments about Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles:

      They are a life saver. My baby girl would scream, cry, squirm when I feed her and went to burp her with another brand.and she also had really bad bad gas. I looked at reviews about these and I decided to try them out. After 2 feeding she burped perfectly with no help really, no screaming,crying or squirming.. I was so relieved for her especially but for me also. These bottles do what they say help with colic burp and gas. Totally recommend to any and everyone...

       
      5.0

      Best bottles

      By 

      from Strayhorn ms

      About Me First Time Parent

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      Pros

      • BPA Free
      • Convenient
      • Durable
      • Easy to use
      • Seals Well
      • Washes Easily

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Feeding
        • Heating Milk
        • Milk Storage
        • Travel

        Comments about Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles:

        Best bottles i have ever used he never gets collic and eats like a charm there easy for him to grip in his hand. Easy to clean and not to many parts which is a plus

        • Affiliation:
        • I received a sample
         
        1.0

        Buy these bottles if you want to spend your day washing

        By 

        from San Diego, Ca

        About Me First Time Parent

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • BPA Free

        Cons

        • Difficult to Wash
        • Leaks

        Best Uses

        • Milk Storage

        Comments about Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles:

        I received these bottles at my baby shower. At first I was thrilled because they attach to my Medela pump and they seemed like they would be great for gassy babies, and they are, but they are really not worth it. They leaked frequently, which was a major issue for me but not completely a deal breaker. But the major issue I had with these bottles is that they consisted of many parts. I honestly used three different brushes just to wash one bottle, and I had to do this multiple times a day. I finally was over it and decided to try a different brand and toss these bottles out. My baby had no trouble with latching, so she had no issue with latching with any bottle I have introduced her to so far.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Horrible Messy Bottles

        By 

        from Hoover, Al.

        About Me Parent of Multiples (Twins etc)

        Pros

        • BPA Free

        Cons

        • Leaks

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles:

          Almost ALL of my many bottles leak. I have come to HATE them. I have twins therefore I have purchased many bottles of several sizes and shapes. They have caused me to have to change man boys extra times per day due to the leakage as well as drips on my rugs, floors, furniture, clothes, and more. I feel like burning these horrible bottles as I wouldn't even give them to Goodwill for someone else to suffer with. This is an issue that you need to address!!!!! I absolutely despise these bottles and intend to let everyone that I come in contact with know NOT to buy them. (We live a higher end neighborhood with sidewalks that are used for walking couples with strollers and many expecting couples as they walk to any one of the 8 parks the are located within the planned community).

          • Affiliation:
          • I received a sample

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Worst Bottles Ever

          By 

          from Duluth MN

          About Me First Time Parent

          Pros

            Cons

            • Leaks

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Baby Bottles:

              Worst bottles on earth
              Leak everywhere

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