Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set

Last updated date: June 14, 2019

DWYM Score
8.3

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We looked at the top 1 Baby Bottles and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including Verywell Family, Top Ten Select, The Changing Tables, Well Being Kid, All Top Ten Reviews, Twins Baby Duo and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Baby Bottle you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 120 expert reviews, the Dr. Brown's Dr. Brown's Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set placed 7th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 5, 2019:
Checkout The Best Baby Bottle for a detailed review of all the top baby bottles.

Expert Summarized Score
8.3
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.1
3,263 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The newer BPA-free plastic version is lighter weight and shatter-proof, definite advantages over the traditional glass version.
- Mommy Hood 101
The bottles have a special patented vent system that mimics breastfeeding, as they suck the air out of the milk or formula to help eliminate colic, gas, and spit up.
- Verywell Family
May 1, 2019 | Full review
The bottles connect easily to many brands of breast pumps.
- Top Ten Select
Another advantage of these bottles is that they prevent fluid buildup in the ear.
- The Changing Tables
July 2, 2018 | Full review
The set comes in different sizes so your tiny tot can still use it as she grows older
- Well Being Kid
There are so many things to love about these bottles! Like all bottles in this summary, they are free of BPA, PVC, lead, and phthalate free.
- All Top Ten Reviews
March 17, 2019 | Full review
One thing worth noting is that these bottles are compatible with the large number (but not all!) of major brand breast pumps.
- Twins Baby Duo
What experts didn't like
There’s some extra cleaning involved with these bottles
- Verywell Family
May 1, 2019 | Full review
Negatives of this bottle system for some parents may include the number of parts in the bottles. Due to the venting system, there are extra pieces to wash and re-assemble.
- Top Ten Select
The cleaning of the vents is annoying due to its numerous small parts.
- The Changing Tables
July 2, 2018 | Full review
Has too many parts so setup and cleanup is not a breeze
- Well Being Kid

From The Manufacturer

The Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Standard Baby Bottles offer a wonderful feeding experience with innovative vent technology. Dr Brown's bottles use a patented 2-piece internal vent system for your baby's comfort. This system creates positive-pressure flow for vacuum-free feeding that is similar to breastfeeding. The breast milk or formula flows freely without nipple collapse. As the baby feeds, air is channeled from the nipple collar through the vent system to the back of the bottle. Air never mixes with the breast milk or formula so oxidation is prevented, thereby maintaining essential vitamins such as C, A and E. The vent system eliminates air bubbles in the formula or milk, which helps to reduce feeding problems like colic, spit-up, burping and gas. Dr. Brown's bottles are completely BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate free for your baby's safety. The Newborn Feeding Set comes with 3 8oz/240ml Standard bottles, 2 4oz/120ml Standard bottle, 2 extra Level-Two silicone nipples, 2 Storage/Travel caps and 3 "cleaning" brushes are small nipple brushes and they are INSIDE the bottles. Avoid formula bubbles: Do not shake the bottle. Formula should be stirred qently to fully dissolve lumps - they can clog nipple holes.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Philips Avent Natural Newborn Baby Bottle Starter Set
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 14
2. Evenflo Classic Glass Twist Bottles
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 18
3. Dr. Brown’s Original Wide-Neck Bottle
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
4. Lansinoh Momma Breastmilk Feeding Bottle
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 12
6. Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 18
7. Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Playtex Baby Ventaire Anti Colic Baby Bottle
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 12
9. Medela Breast Milk Bottle Set
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 13

An Overview On Baby Bottles

Whether you plan on pumping breast milk so your spouse can feed your little one or you prefer to use formula, you’ll need a good set of baby bottles. With several different types of bottles on the market, it’s a good idea to do a little research before you choose one.

 

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Start by examining what material the bottle is made from. If the bottle is created from plastic, you’ll want to look to see that it is BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate-free. Other bottles, like Evenflo Classic Glass Twist Bottles, are made from glass, which is recyclable and environmentally friendly. That means you won’t have to worry about any toxic chemicals seeping into the baby’s formula.

Next, check the bottle design. The best design will reduce the amount of air your baby ingests, preventing instances of gas, colic and spit-up. The Playtex Baby Ventaire Anti Colic Baby Bottle does just that. Not only does the bottle have a patented anti-colic bottom vent, but it’s also angular to lessen the chances of your baby developing an ear infection.

You’ll also want to look at how the formula is designed to flow through the bottle. Babies can get frustrated if the flow is too slow or choke if the flow is too fast. Dr. Brown’s Original Wide-Neck Bottle has an Internal Vent System that works in sync with its silicone nipple to flow at the baby’s pace.

If this is your first baby, or you’re shopping for a baby shower gift, you’ll want to consider a bottle set that comes with a few extras. The Philips Avent Natural Newborn Baby Bottle Starter Set, for example, not only comes with six bottles in two different sizes, but also a bottle brush for cleaning the bottles, a formula dispenser for packing formula to-go and a pacifier to comfort baby.

DYWM Fun Fact

Originally, breastfeeding was the only method for feeding a baby. If a new mother wasn’t making enough milk, a wet nurse was used. During the 18th and 19th century, however, there weren’t enough wet nurses to fill the demand. As a result, artificial feeding from a bottle using milk from cows, goats and sheep was used.

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Some of the first baby bottles were made from such materials as tin, porcelain and pewter. In ancient times, cow horns and terracotta jugs were used. By the 20th century, bottles had become commonplace and were being made from glass. Today’s bottles are made from plastic and feature either a rubber or silicone nipple.

The Baby Bottle Buying Guide

  • It is important to sterilize and clean your baby bottles properly before feedings. Sterilizing the bottles with boiling water should be done before the first use and again every so often if you have well water. After the first sterilization, you can take the bottles apart and either wash them in the dishwasher or soak them in a sink full of hot soapy water. Always rinse away any soap residue before using.
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  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends discontinuing the use of baby bottles by the time your child reaches 18 months of age. By then, you’ll want to switch to a sippy cup. This is important because the longer a toddler uses a bottle, the higher their chance of tooth decay.
  • Once you’ve retired your baby’s bottles, you can repurpose them. They can be used for everything from measuring liquids to holding snacks for a car ride to storing paintbrushes in between masterpieces.
  • Certain excess baby bottles can be tossed in your recycling bin. Turn the bottles over and look at the number on the bottom. If you see a five or seven, you can recycle them. You can also donate the bottles to a children’s charity or an animal shelter.
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  • Since most bottles are sold in sets, it’s important to consider what you get with each set when comparing prices. Even though Philips Avent Natural Newborn Baby Bottle Starter Set may be priced higher, it includes a total of six bottles, a bottle brush, a formula dispenser and a pacifier.