|Brand Name||Philips AVENT|
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Philips Avent Natural Glass Newborn Starter Set is the most natural way to start bottle feeding. The wide breast-shaped nipple on the Natural bottle promotes natural latch-on so you can easily combine breastfeeding and bottle feeding. The ultra soft nipple mimics the feel of the breast. Our flexible spiral design combined with the comfort petals allow for a natural movement while baby feeds. The bottles have unique Airflex vent technology integrated into the nipple and are designed to reduce colic and discomfort by venting air away from your baby's tummy. The ergonomic shape makes it comfortable for parents to hold and easy for small fingers to grasp. Assembly is simple with only a few parts and the wide bottle neck makes filling and cleaning easy. The set includes 3 Natural glass 4 ounce/125ml bottles with 3 Natural newborn nipples, 2 Natural glass 9 ounce/260ml bottles with 2 Natural slow flow nipples, 1 Bottle sleeve to protect and insulate, and 2 Soothie silicone pacifiers (0-3m). The Soothie pacifier is used by hospitals to calm newborns and feature durable, hospital-grade silicone and one piece construction.
Great bottle set for breastmilk-fed baby - love the pacifiers!
I'm a mom to a 9-month-old daughter and we are both fans of this kit; I would recommend it to any first time mom to put on a baby registry.
First of all, the glass bottles are fantastic. My sister-in-law had given me her DPA-free plastic bottles before I got these, but the plastic never really felt super clean even after the most thorough of cleanings. They always seemed cloudy. These glass bottles seem good as new after every time I wash them! I was worried that the glass might break or be a danger, but that really hasn't been an issue for me at all. In fact, they seem like they'll have a longer shelf-life than the plastic ones. Also, I much prefer glass to plastic for environmental reasons. Babies do a number on the environment already, so I feel much better by not putting even more additional plastic in the world!
The nipples for the bottles were great, too. I breastfeed my daughter most of the time, but I pump for times when I'm working or otherwise cannot be available (or my husband just wants a bonding moment!) She had no problem latching, no nipple confusion, and no gas/digestion/burping issues. That's pretty much all I ask for in bottle nipples!
My favorite part of this kit, though, is actually the pacifiers. The shape worked great; my daughter is soothed right way. Even better than that, though, are the caps that come with them! I know it seems like such a simple thing, but that has been a game changer. I'm not a super germ freak, but I never felt comfortable just throwing a pacifier in a diaper bag. I didn't want to use baggies because, again, there's too much plastic in our oceans and landfills already. Now, I can just snap the little cap on and throw it my purse, diaper bag, or even my pocket! Awesome life hack!
As I mentioned, my daughter isn't on formula so I cannot speak to the formula dispenser, but it works for holding snacks, haha!
The only part of this kit that I'm not 100% about is the brush. It's durable so you can really throw your weight into it when cleaning and not worry about it breaking, but I personally prefer brushes that have 360 degree coverage of bristles on the brush instead of just on one side. It's a bit of a trick to get into all the nooks and crannies. I have a more flexible, 360 brush for when that's required. But if you clean the bottle right away after use, it's usually not an issue. (My husband sometimes is not so diligent in his clean up and then things need a little more TLC when cleaning the next day.)
Overall, though, this kit really had everything I've needed for bottle feeding times and the pacifiers alone make my days better! I would recommend it to friend and I even plan to get one for my friend's baby shower coming up! I'm so glad that weeSpring Parent Panel sent me this kit to try and review!Khaila33
The old becomes new again
The weeSpring Parent Panel generously provided us with the Philips Avent Natural glass baby bottles. As a mother of four, ages six and under (two of which are three-month-old twins), I was greatly appreciative for the gift. When I opened the box and saw these beautiful bottles I couldn't help think of the days gone by when my mother had glass baby bottles and told us how she had to boil them to sterilize them from germs. Her story was a tale of woe, therefore, when I became a mother I thought that I would stick naturally with the plastic. After using these bottles with my twins, my mind has been altered. I am a stay at home mom that breastfeeds on demand but on occasion I have to leave the twins with my husband or my mom. Before these glass bottles arrived, I had been using my Phillips Avent plastic bottles that I've had since my six year was an infant. They are scratched, cloudy and the twins always appeared to be gaseous after. With the glass bottles, the twins readily received them, no fussiness during the feeding or after. These new nipples are amazing! They truly are shaped like the breast! However, I am not ready to throw out my plastic bottles just yet. I use my plastic bottles as storage in the freezer, they are way lighter in my baby bag and if I drop them on my tiled kitchen floor they won't break. With that said, the glass bottles can be sterilized (which is great for preemies), you only have a three part set up (the bottle, the nipple and the cover), my plastic ones have a four part set up, and of course you don't have to worry about using manufactured plastic on your little one. This makes a perfect gift for any new mother. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]Chocolatesnob
My son flawlessly transitioned back and forth from breastfeeding to bottles with this set.
As a first time mom, I reached out to a dozen friends before making any purchases. When it came to bottles, I knew I wanted to purchase glass bottles and I really liked what I'd heard from one mom friend I especially trust. All four of her kiddos had taken to the Avent Natural glass bottles. I'd also heard not to go too nuts about purchasing them beforehand since it's very common your newborn will refuse one type and take to another. I registered for three small 4oz bottles and three larger 8 oz and received them at my shower. Months later, we found that our son immediately took to these... like a wonder child. I wished I had more! We were breastfeeding, but I was pumping so Grandma or Dad could give him a bottle while I was at work or we were out for a date. He was switching back and forth between the Natural Avent bottle and breastfeeding without a hitch! Just as I was preparing to purchase more, I received my first WeeSpring Parent Panel item to review - and sure enough, it was an Avent Natural starter kit, with three 4 oz bottles, three 8 oz bottles, a brush to clean them (that I still use and love almost 6 months later!), a snack carrier that we've just begun using and are enjoying, and two soothies. For whatever reason, my son never took to a soothie/paci so I feel I can't review those fairly. I will say, we bought probably 5 or 6 different brands and he didn't like ANY of them.
We are at 6 months old now and still loving these bottles. We never progressed past the newborn nipple size, we tried a couple times, but my son would have a harder time keeping up with the flow of it, or would freak out at the end when the bottle was gone faster than he was used to. So we just purchased yet another two packs of the size 1 nipple and all seems to be going perfect. I feel very lucky to have had such a great breastfeeding and bottle journey thus far (especially since I went back to work part time after three months), and I can't help but think it's because of the design of the nipple on the Avent Natural bottles. I highly recommend them and would definitely gift this set to a first time mom.KatrinaT