4.8
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Model:
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Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles

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Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles
 
4.8

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5.0

Finally found our "soul mate" bottle!

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from USA

Comments about Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles:

We wanted to use glass bottles. Environmentally friendly, safe for baby - what's not to love? Cracks. We used Evenflo classic bottles for a while. I couldn't find slower nipples than the ones that they came with that wouldn't leak. Then, they took so long to warm in hot water that I would use boiling water just to make it faster - resulting in cracks. We tried Dr. Browns glass - but they leak in the diaper bag and baby gets trapped burps that don't come up right after a feed... They wait and attack with pain hours later. So, we tried Playtex nursers. Same gas problem as with Dr. Browns and baby hated the nipple. She likes the tiny standard nipples.
So I finally gave up, and bought the cheapest bottle I could find, you know, to hold us till we find "the one"...
These are made of silicone, not plastic. It's the same material as the nipple (different grade). Can't complain, even if it's not glass.
The nipples are the ones my baby loves and are made for these bottles, so they don't leak.
I can heat these in the hottest water I want. They heat fast and don't break.
They are light.
They are classic looking.
LOVE. Bottle Nirvana.

Child's Comfort
Small nipple for a small mouth.

Leak Prevention
They just don't leak. Fool proof.

Ease of Cleaning
Simple, bare-bones parts.

Keeps Air Out
The trick is actually "let's air in". Bottles SHOULD do this. Air needs to go in to prevent a vacuum. Vacuum makes the baby suck hard and swallow air - it's nothing to do with keeping air out. Nipple vents well. We get one big burp at the end of the bottle; no trapped gas.

Durability
This thing will bounce :)

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5.0

The best bottle I ever purchased for my baby!

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from lakeland, florida

Comments about Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles:

I bought these bottles towards the end of needing them for my daughter. I really wish I had known about them before I bought all the crappy bottles I used in the beginning. I really think Gerber knows what they are doing. This is a wonderful bottle product. The best part of these bottles is the fact that my daughter did not have near as many gas problems when using this brand of bottle. That was very helpful to me as a mother. Also, they are incredibly durable, they are priced well, and they rarely leak unless they are too old. This is the bottle I would recommend for anyone's baby.

Leak Prevention
One of the many things I loved about this bottle was that it rarely ever leaked and when it did, it usually meant the bottle was getting too old and it was time to replace. That problem did not happen until a long time after we purchased the bottle.

Durability
My husband is well known for his clumsiness and out of all of the bottles we purchased when my daughter was a baby, this is the most durable one. I cannot even count how many times he dropped these bottles and they never cracked or broke. That is definitely what I am looking for in a bottle!

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4.0

Sometimes you get more than you pay for.

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from USA

Comments about Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles:

We got a lot of different bottles as gifts and, go figure, the most inexpensive of the bunch won. We tried bottles with all the fancy features like leak-proof nipples, ones that claim to be "more natural" for babies, etc. but none got the job done as well as these. My son would give up after not eating much because other nipples were too hard to suck from or created too much suction. Now granted, easier to suck from means easier to spill, too, and if you tip these over they WILL spill. They do start to get discolored and worn out faster than I'd like but since they're so inexpensive it's not a deal breaker. My biggest complaint is that the square-ish shape makes it harder to clean the bottom.

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4.0

Gerber BPA Free Bottles

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from USA

Comments about Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles:

Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles are good bottles. I got a couple packs of these bottles at my baby shower. For the most part I really didn't have any problems with these bottles leaking. Just make sure the bottle lids are on correctly or they will leak. These bottles lasted almost the whole time my son used bottles, I had to change the nipples a couple times because they became too flimsy. I would recommend this bottle.

Child's Comfort
My baby since birth hadn't had a problem with drinking these bottles. They were easy for him to hold.

Leak Prevention
Never really had any problems with Gerber baby bottles leaking as long as I had the lid screw on right.

Ease of Cleaning
Gerber silicon BPA Free baby bottles are really easy to clean.

Keeps Air Out
My son never had any problems with gas using these bottles. Gerber baby bottles do a good job at keeping air out.

Durability
These bottles probably last about 10 months. I had to replace the nipples a couple times because they had gotten too flimsy and started to leak.

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5.0

Awesome!!!

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from USA

Comments about Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles:

I love these bottles! I bought these before my son was born hoping that they would fit the bill, and they did! I gave a 9 only because they do leak sometimes where the nipple meets the cap but a quick check and adjustment (if needed) and you are back in business! We are actually still using these bottles almost 10 months later! They are super easy to keep clean and have way less parts than most other bottles. They are still as clear as the day I bought them!

Child's Comfort
My son had a bit of gas and reflux when he was a few months old and these bottles worked wonderfully!

Leak Prevention
They do leak sometimes but a quick adjustment fixes it right up. I think this happens when the caps are on and pushing the nipples down so just remove the cap to unscrew and adjust and there you go!

Ease of Cleaning
Very easy! Even with hand washing! Way less parts to clean than a lot of other bottles I've tried.

Durability
These bottles have taken a beating from my son and not one is broken or even cracked!

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5.0

the bottle that doesnt its job for the right price.

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from USA

Comments about Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles:

I love these bottles, they're a low price and simple. I have tried the more expensive bottles with the fancy features but these do justice and are perfect for moms on a budget and there are multiple nipples that can be used with this bottle which is nice for babies. it allows them to have different textured nipples incase they are picky and also to give them a variety for when they start eating solids and different textures and they wont reject them as badly.

Child's Comfort
The different size bottles are great for growing babies. my daughter doesnt hold the bottle yet so I cant really says what the baby thinks.

Leak Prevention
For me the leak prevention depends on the type of nipple you buy for it. One leaks slightly if nipple isnt put in properly, but the one we are curently using does not leak at all which is great!

Ease of Cleaning
They are very easy to clean, none of those weird bends in the bottle or pieces to take apart and clean.

Keeps Air Out
This one again depends on the nipple you use. They ones it comes with are the best. Some of the replacements arent as good at this but still managable.

Durability
The bottles have lasted 5 months and so far still seem new!

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5.0

Great!

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from USA

Comments about Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles:

Overall great product.

Child's Comfort
Easy for my child to hold and was easy for her latch on to.

Ease of Cleaning
Easy to clean, no residue left like other brands of bottles, also, doesn't keep smell of formula.

Keeps Air Out
With these bottles, we have had no problems with gas.

Durability
Lasted a lot longer for me than other brands.

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4.0

Great cheap bottles!

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from Elkton, MD

Comments about Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles:

I love these bottles. They are a lot cheaper than a lot of other bottles and that worried me at first. Keep in mind that nipples have to br replaced every so often so when I change the nipples I can also throw out the old bottles. The only downside to this product is that (In my personal shopping experience) I can not find just the nipples to replace so I have to buy another set of bottles. I would rather do that so I know the bottles are clean and there aren't any factors in it holding up. Another good point to mention is that they are BPA free. Everyone is getting concerned about this and this takes the worry out of it.

Child's Comfort
This was the forst and only bottle my baby used. We had no problems with air or discomfort when he was feeding. He took to them very well and never had an issue.

Leak Prevention
Sometimes when the nipple gets old and close to the time you should change them anyway there will sometimes be a leak around the seal between the screw on cap and the nipple. This can be fixed by taking it off and making sure the seal is better, but thats just another reminder that they are getting old and need replaced.

Ease of Cleaning
I find that cleaning these bottles are simple. There isn't any angled bottle or fancy little nipple that may have a hard time cleaning. A simple bottle brush and these are so simple to clean!

Keeps Air Out
I have never had any issue with air in the bottle. We had problems when I had to switch to formula about it looking very airy and fizzy at times but that was because of the formula that we were using at the time.

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5.0

He loves them

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from Staten Island, NY

Comments about Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles:

I must have tried so many types of bottles with my son. when it came down to it he likes the greber first essentials the best. For starters they are easy to clean, just throw them in the dishwasher or by hand with the baby brush. Easy. They are also the right size for his little hands. They come is so many colors and just great to carry around. I dont have to worry about him suffering from gas like he did with the other bottles. The price is very good for the quality. I have never had a problem with them leaking so that is a good sign. The caps i just seems to loose all the time i guess cause they are smaller. but that is the least of my problems. The bpa free is a great plus to them as well. he is now 10 months and he still uses them, i will never switch to another bottle. These are the ones i like the best. If you really can't afford high class bottles go get these, good quality for a great price.

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5.0

Great for simple pumping bottles

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from Harrisburg, PA

Comments about Gerber First Essentials Silicone BPA Free Bottles:

I purchased a set of these bottles to use as extra containers when pumping at work. They are far less expensive than Medela ones or other fancy ones, and work great for that purpose. I haven't had them that long, but they seem very durable and like they will hold up just fine. I have the medela Pump in Style and they work with it.

We don't use them for feeding our baby, as I prefer the ones that are slanted to let less air in, but I'm sure they would work fine as a basic baby bottle too!

They clean up well in the dishwasher. The only downside is that the lids are a little difficult to push on.

We purchased the blue color (I have all boys), and I think they look great!

Child's Comfort
We don't actually use this for feeding our baby, so I can't speak to this aspect!

Leak Prevention
I collect my pumped milk in these, and haven't had any problems with leaking!

Ease of Cleaning
These clean up nicely in the dishwasher with no problems!

Keeps Air Out
I only use these for pumped milk.

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