Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set Product Review

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Dr. Brown's Original Bottle Newborn Set is one of the most popular baby bottle sets on the market today.  These bottles are known for helping babies to reduce colic, spit-up, burping, and gas.  It is with good reason that people love this bottle.  But before we get to that, let's get to some specifics about this baby bottle set.

Dr. Brown's Bottles use a fully-vented design.  This includes an internal vent system that works together with the silicone nipple.  This vented system is not found in any other baby bottle.  The vented system creates a vacuum-free feeding experience for the baby.  They call this a positive-pressure flow which is similar to breastfeeding.  It allows babies to feed at their own pace, in much the same way that they would if the mother breast fed the baby.  As the baby drinks, the air is channeled from the nipple collar (not the silicone nipple), through the vent system, to the back of the bottle.  The air then bypasses the breastmilk or formula.

So what does this all mean for the baby?  Because it reduces oxygen from getting to the milk, it means that there is no oxidation of nutrients.   A recent study found that Dr. Brown's Bottles helped to preserve  levels of nutrients like Vitamin C, A, and E.  This two-piece internal vent system is now patented.

Materials Used and More Bottle Facts

The bottles are imported.  They are made from Polypropylene and Silicone.  All materials used are free of BPA, PVC, and phthalate.

Best Features of The Product 

  • Reduces Colic, Spit-Up, Gas
  • Babies Accepted Nipple
  • Come As Complete Set
Dr. Brown's Original Wide-Neck Bottle Newborn Feeding Set
  • Positive-pressure flow for vacuum-free feeding that is similar to breastfeeding
  • Reduces feeding problems like colic, spit-up, burping and gas
  • Vent system that removes air from milk maintains essential vitamins such as C, A and E

Parent Reviews

There was a lot of feedback on the Dr. Brown's Baby Bottles.  These bottles are very popular. As of this writing, 2,239 people have reviewed Dr. Brown's Original Bottles. 


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Let's start off by getting a negative quality out of the way.  These bottles are harder to clean than most baby bottles on the market.  The two-piece internal vent system makes it harder to get in and give a good and quick cleaning to them.  The bottles are machine washable, as are most of the baby bottles on the market.  But, there are simply more pieces to clean and keep track of.  One mother commented that these bottles are extremely hard to keep track of in her baby's daycare.  She said that they get them mixed up with the other children's Dr. Brown's Bottles.  She didn't like that you can't put the mixing cap on over the innards, so you have to remove them.  She felt like this is just another way to spread germs.

Reduces Colic

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On the colic side of things, parents overwhelmingly said that by using or switching to Dr. Brown's Bottles, that their baby's colic issues were reduced greatly.  Furthermore, some said that they saw an immediate difference with colic in the first 12 hours of using Dr. Brown's Baby Bottles.

Bottle Sizes

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Parents liked that the bottles came in a set of 3 - 8 ounce bottles and 2 - 4 ounce bottles.  When a baby is little, they feed frequently and they don't drink as  much as an older baby at each feeding.  Parents liked that the set came with bigger bottles for when their babies grew. The larger bottles are especially nice for mothers who pump and also have a large amount of breast milk.  It's nice that moms don't have to stop pumping to change to a new bottle. Parents of newborns liked the little bottles instead of a big and bulky bottle.


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The Dr. Brown's Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set is more expensive compared to other baby bottles on the market.  Parents also commented that the bottles were worth the money to see the pain from colic be reduced in their babies.  Keep in mind when comparing bottles, that you are getting a set of bottles with Dr. Brown.  This is a set made to grow with your child.


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Parents did complain about leakage with the Dr. Brown's Bottles.  Leakage can be a real pain when milk gets on the baby, your clothes, or furniture. But, it's even more of an issue when precious breast milk is wasted.  So, unfortunately, no bottle is perfect including Dr. Brown's Bottles.

Measurements Written on the Bottles

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Some parents wished that this company would make it easier to read measurements on the bottles.  Because the numbers are so tiny, many had a hard time seeing them.

My Conclusion 

 The Dr. Brown's Baby Bottles were a hit with parents.  But, note that the cleaning of them, with all of those extra pieces, can be a real time consuming pain.  Parents mentioned that it was totally worth it to see their babies experience less colic, gas, and burps.   One parent summed up a lot of parent comments by saying "Baby friendly, adults not so much."  These bottles just don't let the air in as much as other bottles.  Less air ingested means less colic for babies.  You get to decide if the extra cleaning time is worth it or not.

The price on the Dr. Brown's Bottles are high.  If you are hoping to find less expensive bottles and are wanting to try out cheaper bottles first, keep in mind that many parents did that same thing, but ended up going with the Dr. Brown's Bottles in the end.  So, in the long run, it may be less expensive to just go with the Dr. Brown's' Bottles right from the beginning.  I hope this review of the Dr. Brown's Original Newborn Feeding Set helped answer any questions that you may have had about these bottles.  Finding the right bottle for your little one can be a tricky task.  Hopefully, I made your search just a little easier.

You can access even more baby bottle reviews on our Top 10 Baby Bottles of 2018.


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