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...what kind do you use? I've been through a few types but none are satisfactory to me. So far I like the playtex drop ins the best for gas reduction but I just can't see heating those up in a bottle warmer....
 

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Hi Cablegirl! I liked the playtex drop ins, or the avent nurser when my (now 6yr old!) was a baby... He only needed about 1 bottle per day (I went to school at night & pumped for him) and while we had a bottle warmer, most of the time my mom used a big cup and sat the bottle (already put together) in the cup and ran hot water over it for a few minutes...That really was quicker and it was something I'd learned during my years as a dcp! I really liked the Avent nursers (they did/will work w/ my pump), they just don't seem all that easy to find these days... the thing I like about the playtex nursers is that they have lots more nipple options... and shame me, flame me, but I think they're cute! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I mean, if a baby *has* to have a bottle, I'd much rather give them a nurser than a regular bottle...<br><br>
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We use bottles to supplement. Up until last week we used a special bottle called a Haberman feeder. But, he somehow got the hole so big he was choking on all the liquid. So I started going through the bottle stash I had from dd. He didn't latch right on Avent or the old style playtex. Even the new playtex style seems too long for him. I had one odd bottle that I didn't even remember the name of or where I got it. It ends up being an evenflo elite (like this <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=001&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=110092198557&rd=1&rd=1" target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...8557&rd=1&rd=1</a> ). The bottle itself leaked but he latched really well and the nipple is soft silicone. It fits on a playtex nurser though so I've been using the 2 together and it's working. Somebody told me that Gerber makes a similar nipple. I haven't had a chance to look at those yet.
 

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The ones I found to work and clean the best were the cheap Gerber ones. I had some that were angled to make it easier but they were such a pain to clean and DD liked to feed herself sometimes and they were hard for her to hold.
 

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We have 3 botles that we use. 1) gerber (the blue and putple ring top ones)<br>
2) 2nd nature 3)evenflo elan<br>
Ds likes the Elan best. it is dhaped more like my nipple I guess, and the rounded part of the nipple is textured like teh areola is. (or at least mine are <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) So out of the maybe 5 times he's had a bottle, this is his favorite. We also have a gerber sippy cup thing that is angled and has a soft spout that he really likes with some cold water.
 

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I like the Born Free ones b/c they are the only ones I know of that don't leach...<br><br><a href="http://newbornfree.com/" target="_blank">http://newbornfree.com/</a>
 

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When my older two were babies, I WOTH. We went through lots of bottle types with both of them, and the only two either one of them liked were the regular gerber bottles - starting with the preemie nipples (even though they weren't preemies) and eventually moving to the newborn flow. The Avent nipples, while many bfing moms swear by them, were way too long for either of them - all they did was choke on them. DD was able to use them when she got close to a year old, but otherwise, it was all Gerber.
 

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My DS (3 wks) will ONLY take the Playtex Dropins or a Soothie (that I got free at Motherhood). I really like the Elan ones, but he won't have anything to do with 'em.<br><br>
That said, my favs are the Dropins. No clean up, less gas/air, and there is less waste. With the Soothie, there always seems to be so much left that he can't get. With the Dropins, there's very little.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DS (3 wks) will ONLY take the Playtex Dropins or a Soothie (that I got free at Motherhood). I really like the Elan ones, but he won't have anything to do with 'em.<br><br>
That said, my favs are the Dropins. No clean up, less gas/air, and there is less waste. With the Soothie, there always seems to be so much left that he can't get. With the Dropins, there's very little.</div>
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I have to agree. My dd really likes the Drop-ins. She will only use the slow flow nipple though.
 

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DS1 only used Avent bottles, so we have a ton of them from his millions of bottles for taking to daycare. We use bottles so infrequently with DS2 that we are just recycling and using the Avents again...much cheaper to buy new nipples than to invest in all new bottles. They seem to work just fine for us.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">...what kind do you use? I've been through a few types but none are satisfactory to me. So far I like the playtex drop ins the best for gas reduction but I just can't see heating those up in a bottle warmer....</div>
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I loved the playtex nursers with drop ins when DD was really little. The only way to warm them was to put the milk in another bottle that fit the warmer. Then we would pour it into the playtex (talk about PITA and clean up sucked). We switched to Avent when DD was about 6 months (we used the avent bottoms to warm up her bottles in the beginning since they fit).<br><br>
But no matter what I do, 1 in 4 Avent bottles leak. It is a problem with the manufacturing itself because EVERYONE I know who uses Avent has the same problem. I just got sick of buying liners and washing 2 bottles for every feed.<br><br><b>At DD's daycare they are geniuses! They keep a crock pot full of hot water going all day long. They just drop the bottles in for a couple of minutes and they warm up really fast! If I was a SAHM, I would have totally done this.</b>
 

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We use Playtex VentAire because I hated the idea of generating so much waste with the drop-ins. He likes them and they don't seem to make him quite as gassy as other bottles.
 

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I like the Avents too.<br><br>
And I just used a microwave to warm them, the rare times that I did - I didn't want my kids "used" to warm drinks because it makes it so much easier when we're out...
 

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When I'm at work we use a newer bottle called First Years Breastflow. I really like it. It doesn't drip into the mouth and they have to cause a "letdown" so it simulates the breastfeeding experience. I know they were only available at Babies R Us but I'm not sure if that is still the case or not. I have no idea on the type of plastic/leaching, which is a concern for me, but not causing any latch issues was an even bigger concern so we stick with these.
 

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they actually heat up well. i worked in the infant room at a daycare for 3 years, and we did like pp said and had a crockpot on low set up to heat the bottles. i liked the playtex because they warmed faster because the water got all the way around the insert
 
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