Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles are designed to reduce colic and discomfort. The Airflex venting system helps with colic and gas. The venting system reduces the air ingestion which leads to colic. The nipple shape with ribbed texture, helps to prevent nipple collapse. Babies can become frustrated with nipple collapse because it interrupts feeding time. The neck of the Phillips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles are wide. A wider bottle is easier for cleaning because you don't need to use a bottle brush to get to those hard to reach areas. The design of the bottles are compatible with most of the Philips Avent products, ranging from breastfeeding to toddler cups. These bottles are designed for infants, bottle, and breastfed babies of all ages.
What You Get
You will get 3 nine ounce bottles, 3 anti-colic caps, and 3 anti-colic bottle Slow-Flow nipples. The bottles are marked in measurements.
What Their Studies Show
At two weeks of age, babies fed with a Philips Avent bottle started to show less symptoms of colic, and also experienced 60% less fussing at night than babies fed with a conventional bottle.
Best Features of The Philips Avent Anti-Colic Bottles
- Large 9-Ounce Bottle
- Prevents Air Ingestion
- Price With 3 Bottles Included
The Philips Avent Slow Flow nipples were made for babies who are one month or older, yet can be used for breastfed babies of all ages. The nipples are designed to work with a baby's natural feeding rhythm. The nipple slow flow design is great for helping with choking. Often babies who use faster flowing nipples experience choking because too much milk comes out at once. So, the fact that these nipples let the milk come out slowly is real plus.
However, parents commented that the nipples weren't for a newborn. The bottle description also says that. But, after a baby reaches one month of age, parents seemed very satisfied with the Philips Avent Bottles. Nipples are a hot topic on bottle design. Some babies can be very finicky about what size and shape of nipple they will accept. This is especially true for breastfed babies. Babies who have first been breastfed, tend to only want a nipple that feels and works just like mom's nipple. Overall, parents said that their babies accepted this nipple fairly easily. So the nipple construction, and the fact that it is made to not collapse, is a big plus.
The 9 ounce size is a great advantage to those moms who are pumping and also have a lot of milk. By having a 9 ounce size, it allows mothers to keep pumping without switching bottles in the middle of a pumping session. The large size is also nice for older babies who tend to drink more than newborns. The large size is great if your baby likes this bottle. That way they can keep using it as they grow older and drink more. The less switching of bottles for babies who get set in their ways, the better.
Ease of Cleaning
Parents liked that the bottles had a wide mouth. It is so much easier to clean a baby bottle with a dishwater and washcloth than to have to get out a bottle brush and scrub. So, the wide mouth is a definite plus on the Philips Avent Bottles. Parents also liked that they could put the bottles in the dishwasher. One thing I noticed when learning about complaints with other brands of bottles, was that the lettering of the bottles came off eventually when washed. I did not see that complaint with the Philips Avent Bottles. The printing that shows the measurements seem to stay on these bottles very well.
Spit Up, Gas, and Colic
After reading the reviews, I found very little parent comments that said that their baby had spit up, gas, or colic problems with the Philips Avent Bottles. The bottles appear to have accomplished what they wanted to in making an anti-colic bottle. Colic often happens when a baby ingests too much air. These bottles seem to be keeping the air out with their anti-colic design.
The price of the Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottles is great. And, the fact that you get 3 large (9 ounce) bottles, is a big bonus. Some of the more expensive baby bottles cost more than this amount just for 1 bottle. Bottles can get very pricey, but these are very reasonable. These bottles were made to be affordable.
For the price, I say you can't go wrong giving these bottles a try. Unfortunately, buying a bottle for your uniquely created baby can be a hard task. Some baby's simply will not accept certain types of nipples over other types. So, there are no simple rules to picking out the best nipple. That's where the price factor comes in. If you are playing a trial and error game, then you will not be out too much money by trying these bottles.
If they do work, and your baby accepts them, then great! Many babies seem to do great on Philips Avent Bottles. The parent reviews are overall very positive in saying that their babies experienced less colic on these bottles as opposed to other bottles. For newborns, you might want to hold out and wait a month before trying these bottles. Most breastfeeding mothers wait at least a month before introducing a baby bottle anyways. If you can hold out a month before trying this bottle, it may be well worth the wait. Overall, the parent ratings were very good and the price is right. I hope that our review on the Philips Avent Anti-Colic Baby Bottle, helped you decide if this bottle could be right for your baby!
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