Product Review: Playtex Baby Bottles

We’ve tried two different baby bottles so far: Dr. Brown and People’s Choice. Since we weren’t happy with these two bottles, we’re still on a quest to find the perfect baby bottle.

This week we decided to try Playtex VentAire bottles. You can purchase a 9oz 3-pack for about $12.89.

Like the Dr. Brown bottles, there are several pieces:

  • Top cap
  • Ring
  • Nipple
  • Bottle
  • Bottom cap
  • Plastic vent disc

The bottle vents well. Not sure if this is because of the design – they are angled or only due to the plastic vent piece. Because the bottom cap comes off the bottle, it’s pretty easy to wash. The bottle won’t ruin your brush. We have had any leaking issues yet.

Here are features on the bottle from the Playtex/Target websites:

  • Angled shape promotes semi-upright feeding which is supposed to help prevent ear infections
  • Helps with colic, gas & spit-up
  • Bubble-free feedings
  • Available in 6oz & 9oz
  • Comes in Regular, Wide, Crystal Clear or Natural shapes
  • Not a drop-in

A couple things we noticed with this bottle:

  • It doesn’t leak formula, but if you warm the bottle in water prior to feeding, you may have a little bit of water dripping down from the area between the bottle cap and bottle. It’s really not a big deal as long as the water isn’t boiling hot (you shouldn’t be feeding your baby boiling hot formula anyway) and you can use the bib to “catch” the drip.
  • The plastic vent disc is delicate in the middle. The plastic is thin. So just be careful when you’re washing this piece.
  • The angled shape is a little difficult for lil man to hold up – he can hold the bottle, but he doesn’t really know he needs to push the end of the bottle higher while he’s drinking as the level of formula goes down. So I need to hold the bottle toward the end of his feeding.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the bottle because it’s easy to use and wash. Nothing molding. My hubs doesn’t like the multi-parts.

Playtex Ventaire Baby Bottles

This post is NOT sponsored. I just like to write reviews for things we’ve tried or used in our home. If a post is sponsored, I’d definitely note it for you in the post. Either way, sponsored or not, my reviews are my honest opinions.

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