Dr. Brown’s Original Wide-Neck Bottle

Last updated date: July 29, 2019

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We looked at the top 1 Baby Bottles and dug through the reviews from 7 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, The Bump, Toodrie, The Baby Swag, Omaby, Infant Empire, Kids Play And Create and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Baby Bottle you should buy.

Overall Take

The best feature of Dr. Brown's Original Wide-Neck Bottle is its Internal Vent System with silicone nipple. We like that this design allows babies to consume formula or breast milk at their own pace. With vacuum-free feeding, your baby will experience less problems with digestion, such as gas and colic. Dr. Brown's plastic is microwave-safe for easy steam-cleaning. In our analysis of 119 expert reviews, the Dr. Brown's Dr. Brown's Original Wide-Neck Bottle placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,662 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
A popular design that reduces tummy issues with its patented internal vent construction. Wide design mimics natural breastfeeding.
- BestReviews
We’ve been using–and enjoying– Dr. Brown’s bottles for about six weeks now. A friend of mine who also uses them claims they leak, but we’ve never had a problem.
- The Bump
The air bypasses the breast milk or formula and goes back to the bottle. For that reason, this is our favorite glass bottle to reduce gas, burping, spitting up and colic.
- Toodrie
May 3, 2019 | Full review
It also helps with digestion as your baby drinks from Dr. Brown’s nipple as well as a relatively slow flow and controlled nipple.
- The Baby Swag
April 8, 2019 | Full review
Also, they love how well these bottles reduce the amount of air their babies take in.
- Omaby
This is one of the bottles I used with my first born and it did a perfect job at preventing her from swallowing too much air during feeding.
- Infant Empire
The vacuum-free feeding also helps reduce fluid in the ear. It ensures that the milk in the bottles flows out the nipple while the air is channeled through a tube to the other end to eliminate nipple collapse.
- Kids Play And Create
What experts didn't like
Tends to leak when when shaken, making mixing formula in them difficult.
- BestReviews
My only complaint is the nipples are a bit long for newborns.
- The Bump
They are a bit heavier than normal bottles.
- Toodrie
May 3, 2019 | Full review
If you don’t have the nipple and cap on perfectly straight, you will likely deal with leakage and dribbling when feeding your baby.
- The Baby Swag
April 8, 2019 | Full review
Time consuming to clean
- Omaby
Too many parts to disassemble and assemble so cleaning can be quite tiresome
- Infant Empire

From The Manufacturer

The Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Wide-Neck 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. Each bottle comes with 1 Level-One silicone nipple, 1 two-piece patented internal vent system, 1 cleaning brush and instructions. To Prevent Leaking: Do not shake bottles; Do not warm bottles with parts inside; Make sure you are using the correct nipple level for baby. Please visit Dr. Brown's webiste to contact customer service with any questions or concerns.

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.