Playtex Baby Ventaire Anti Colic Baby Bottle

Last updated date: July 29, 2019

DWYM Score
8.2

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We looked at the top 1 Baby Bottles and dug through the reviews from 12 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Today's Parent, The Baby Swag, Mom Loves Best, Baby Gear Lab, Verywell Family, All Top Ten Reviews, Temper and Tantrum, Little One Mag, Busy Mom On The Go, Infant Empire, Omaby and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Baby Bottle you should buy.

Overall Take

Even though the Playtex Baby Ventaire Anti Colic Baby Bottle is budget-friendly, we found that it has a lot to offer. The bottle has an angled design that reduces that amount of air your baby consumes. This lessens colic and gas. As an added bonus, the bottle has a wide-shape Naturalatch silicone nipple that closely resembles mother's breast for moms who feed from breast and bottle. In our analysis of 124 expert reviews, the Playtex Playtex Baby Ventaire Anti Colic Baby Bottle placed 8th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.3
12 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
8,370 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Micro-channel design prevents gas buildup in baby's tummy. Angled design promotes proper feeding position.
- BestReviews
At a lower price point than some other bottles, this is a budget-friendly option for parents looking to try an anti-colic system.
- Today's Parent
May 23, 2017 | Full review
It’s designed especially for babies you are switching between bottle and breastfeeding or who are transitioning from strictly breastfeeding.
- The Baby Swag
April 8, 2019 | Full review
While milk flow is one thing, your baby might do better with a particular nipple shape to fit the contours of their mouth.
- Mom Loves Best
January 6, 0201 | Full review
This bottle is durable with easy to read markings. It goes up to 5 oz. which we like for when you have a hungry baby that needs just a little more than usual.
- Baby Gear Lab
September 24, 2012 | Full review
They’re specially designed with a vent on the bottom to help keep air from getting into baby’s tummy.
- Verywell Family
May 1, 2019 | Full review
The BPA-free baby bottles feature a new and improved silicone vent, which allows for an improved flow rate, making it easier for baby to drink.
- All Top Ten Reviews
March 17, 2019 | Full review
Its venting system is tested and provides a good flow of milk without forming any bubbles.
- Temper and Tantrum
April 29, 2019 | Full review
The bottle also has a unique bottom vent design to prevent your baby from swallowing air. Your baby can thus enjoy a colic free feed every time.
- Little One Mag
It has a micro-passage for the vent in order to avoid gas or colic reactions in a baby.
- Busy Mom On The Go
October 25, 2018 | Full review
Playtex VantAire is good for introducing a baby to the bottle since it does not cause nipple confusion.
- Infant Empire
Moms who have used these bottles like that they fit comfortably in their baby's hands. They also like that these bottles do not leak.
- Omaby
What experts didn't like
After frequent use, some of our testers notated leakage.
- BestReviews
While one of our hands-on parent testers said her baby had a particularly difficult time latching on to this bottle
- Today's Parent
May 23, 2017 | Full review
The nipples have a specific, wide base style that not all babies will work with, even if it is designed to be close to the real thing.
- The Baby Swag
April 8, 2019 | Full review
The screw top is a bit fiddly and could lead to leaks if not correctly attached.
- Mom Loves Best
January 6, 0201 | Full review
Narrow, angled opening made filling(especially one-handed!) and cleaning a little tricky.
- Baby Gear Lab
September 24, 2012 | Full review
A bit costly
- All Top Ten Reviews
March 17, 2019 | Full review
The plastic may become a bit cloudy after some time.
- Temper and Tantrum
April 29, 2019 | Full review
The slow flow nipples can cause clogging with thick formula
- Little One Mag
No vacuum is creating in the bottle which can give your baby some tough time while feeding as the air gets mixed with milk, causing reflux.
- Busy Mom On The Go
October 25, 2018 | Full review
Tends to leak after heating
- Infant Empire
They did not like that the bottles leak and that the flow was too slow for their babies to drink out comfortably.
- Omaby

From The Manufacturer

The Playtex VentAire wide bottle has an angled shape to encourage semi-upright feeding. It helps prevent gas and spit ups with a special leak-proof bottom vent that eliminates bubbles. This 6-oz. baby bottle comes with a silicone nipple with a natural shape to avoid nipple confusion. Its wide neck allows easy refilling. This BPA-free baby bottle is shatterproof and dishwasher safe for easy maintenance. It comes with a cap for convenience when traveling. Available packs of 3. The set includes three 4-oz. bottles The angled shape of the bottle feeds your baby with virtually no bubbles, which means less gas Bottles have an opening at the end for easy, complete cleaning The set includes natural-shape, fast-flow nipples

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.