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February 21st, 2011, 07:41 PM
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Which would you prefer?

I've never tried the Dr. Browns, but heard good things, I used Avent for both girls at soem point or another.

I'll return to work so I'll need bottles for daycare if I do the Bf thing (I'm leanng towards it again, if you remember I keep going back and forth ) and it appears people are wanting tobuy me things, so I have both on my registry right now, but is there anything you DON"T like about Dr. Browns? (besides all the parts)
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February 21st, 2011, 07:59 PM
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Dr. Brown's were awesome for DS. He spit up a lot when I used the Avent bottles. He hardly ever spit up after we switched to Dr. Brown's. All the parts are a bit annoying, but just became part of normal.

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February 21st, 2011, 08:17 PM
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I used nuk, so I can't really say. I have heard good things about Dr. Browns though.

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February 21st, 2011, 08:25 PM
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Hated hated the Dr. Browns. Actually the only bottle I didn't like. Besides all the parts, they leaked everywhere. Maybe you need to be a rocket scientist to put all the pieces back together correctly?! And their customer service was really rude too.

I liked the Playtex Ventaires much better. They work in the same way (vent system) and they come in regular and wide necked versions. They didn't leak and while they have more pieces than a regular bottle, it was much easier to clean and put back together than the Dr Browns was.

Forgot to mention, when I was having probs with the leaking I asked my current PR group if anyone had had similar issues because I thought maybe I was doing something wrong. About 80% of the ladies who had tried that bottle had had leakage problems sometimes.
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February 21st, 2011, 08:59 PM
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I have zero experience with Dr. Brown's but I do LOOOOVE Avent! I used them with the twins, and even when Maddie had reflux and liver issues they worked well for me.
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February 21st, 2011, 11:00 PM
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I didn't know much about Dr.Browns and most people I knew who had kids never used them so with dd I went with Avent and loved them. I do know that when I was trying sippy cups I tried a Dr.Brown and hated it!!!! Sorry Im not much help!
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February 22nd, 2011, 02:05 AM
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I loved my Dr. Browns, aside form all the parts of course. I never had any problems with them. DD did wonderful with them so after the SNS I'll be using them with this baby until 6months, then it's normal Esska.

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February 22nd, 2011, 05:47 AM
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I think Dr. Browns would be much LESS daycare friendly...there are so many ways they can leak if you don't do it exactly right. I like Avent ones, and I would only use Dr. Brown again if I had a very gassy, spit uppy child.
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February 22nd, 2011, 11:52 AM
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I've never used either. I always used Playtex bottles with all my kids. When they were older and able to hold their own bottles, I switched to cheapo ones, but none of my kids, even Daniel who mostly breastfed, had trouble taking a bottle.
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February 22nd, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Athough I am not a mom YET, I work in a daycare as an infant teacher and I have seen many kinds of bottles throughout the years. The only problem I see with the dr browns bottles is they leak. We can only warm bottles in the crock-pot, and unless you unscrew the top with the nipple it will leak. We just rinse it out after, so we don't fool with all the parts, so it's not too complicated for us. Also they will leak in the diaper bag if you don't use the white cap stoppers that go inbetween the nipple and the other parts. The avent bottles are good, I've rarely had one leak while warming. Not a lot of parts either.

The worst bottles for leaking I have seen are the playtex ventaire. They unscrew at the bottom and if they aren't screwed on right will leak everywhere while warming. They also don't have a medium flow nipple, either you have a slow or fast flow.

I will be getting the avent bottles. All around they are good bottles. Hope this helps!!

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February 22nd, 2011, 03:29 PM
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I didn't think of the parts factor for daycare. I need to visit with them to see how it all works (we didn't switch to this center till L started K, and C was in the 2 year old room.)
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February 22nd, 2011, 03:34 PM
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I'm an Avent lover, I heard Brown's are hard to clean

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February 22nd, 2011, 04:04 PM
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I have a lot of experience with both and I have to say I prefer Avent. Just the less parts in the end does it for me.

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February 22nd, 2011, 04:22 PM
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I loved my Dr. Browns bottles with both of the kids. We never had a leak issue and the parts just became part of our routine.

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