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Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA-Free Nurser Plastic Baby Bottles

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4.5

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Boo Hoo for Ba-Ba

**Bring me a Ba-ba!**

When I was no longer able to nurse my daughter, I was faced with finding a bottle she'd actually *want* to use....Read complete review

**Bring me a Ba-ba!**

When I was no longer able to nurse my daughter, I was faced with finding a bottle she'd actually *want* to use. I was concerned that there weren't enough "natural feeling" options on the market. After several trips to local stores I tracked down the **Playtex Original Nurser.** My daughter had colic, as well as GERD (a reflux disorder causing overproduction of stomach acid).and this Playtex bottle was my final hope. My daughter had refused every bottle to this point, and it seemed as though she hated this one too. But after trying this bottle I noticed she was nursing comfortably, and she held her mouth in a manner that was natural looking.

The **Playtex Original Nurser** bottle comes in two sizes, 4 and 8 ounces. The bottles have hollow centers that take Playtex Drop-in liners (or generic brands). There's a twist-top ring that the nipple locks into, then both parts are easily twisted together. The Playtex bottles need to be thoroughly washed, but they don't require regular sterilization as bottles without liners would. The liner is designed to be easily disposed of after a single use. The bottles (including the nipples) are top rack dishwasher safe, but we use them so frequently that I hand wash everything. The outside of the bottles are marked in one ounce increments (up to 4 ounces on the small bottle and 8 ounces on the large one). The latex nipples included with these bottles use the Naturalatch system, meaning the tip raises and dispenses to match your infants natural sucking reflex.

After two years of extreme use, I've yet to encounter any leaks originating from these bottles. HOWEVER, DO NOT forget to put the bottle liner in!...My daughter can easily hold her **Playtex Original Nursers**, and she's never hesitated to use them. I love the fact that I'm not scrubbing bottles everyday. Playtex has been a lifesaver on many crying occasions. Just don't expect your toddler to* *want to part with them...

 

 

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Playtex Drop-Ins - Convenient, but not for my gassy baby

The first bottle I tried for my baby was Playtex Drop-Ins Bottles. I was attracted to the idea of less clean up since the bag part is disposable. The bottles also seemed very easy...Read complete review

The first bottle I tried for my baby was Playtex Drop-Ins Bottles. I was attracted to the idea of less clean up since the bag part is disposable. The bottles also seemed very easy to put together compared to other bottles with lots of parts. In practice, the bottles were very easy to use and clean. Unfortunately my baby had a lot of gas and acid reflux. Some people say that their gassy, colicky babies do well on Playtex Drop-Ins, but mine did not. I tried pushing the air out of the bag before giving the bottle to my baby, but that didn’t seem to reduce his painful gas. Another concern I had with the bottles was the portability. It wasn’t a big deal for the first several weeks when we didn’t take him out, but I knew it would become an issue once he started daycare. I was worried that the bags would puncture either in transport to daycare or if they got bumped in the daycare fridge. For those reasons, I decided to try other more conventional bottles.

You can’t beat the convenience of the Playtex Drop-Ins Bottles when it comes to clean up. It may be worth a shot to see if they work for your baby, but if your baby has lots of gas and acid reflux like mine did, you might need to try something else.

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Baby was very gassy and spit up a lot when using these.

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5.0

Forever Use and Pass On!

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from Marion, Illinois

About Me Parent of Two or More Children

Pros

  • BPA Free
  • Convenient
  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Seals Well
  • Washes Easily

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    Best Uses

    • At Home
    • Feeding
    • Heating Milk
    • Milk Storage
    • Travel

    Comments about Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA-Free Nurser Plastic Baby Bottles:

    I have been around Playtex bottles for a little over 16 years. That is hard to believe beings how I am only twenty eight. However they were used with my niece and nephew. Then they were used with my two sons. To be honest some of the bottles from my niece and nephew we actually passed down from them. These bottles last a long time. All you have to do is change the nipple. What nipple does not wear after a while? That is the good thing about these bottles, since they use liners they really have less wear on them and they last a lot longer. With these bottles I can just pop a liner in add the ingredients and feed. I can then toss the liner once I am done, I do not have to worry about a really smelly bottle if I forget it in the car or out a long day. That is the biggest plus to these bottles, the convenience of the liners. I have had different versions of these bottles classic and new. I will always recommend both to anyone. I have tried other bottles as well for various reasons but I come back to these. Oh I almost forgot….. These bottles you can PUSH THE AIR OUT!!!! Yes you can push that air out that you do not want to get in your babies belly! How AWESOME is that?!

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    5.0

    good

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    from algerie

    About Me First Time Parent

    Pros

    • BPA Free

    Cons

    • Bad Nipple

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA-Free Nurser Plastic Baby Bottles:

    he first bottle I tried for my baby was Playtex Drop-Ins Bottles. I was attracted to the idea of less clean up since the bag part is disposable. The bottles also seemed very easy to put together compared to other bottles with lots of parts. In practice, the bottles were very easy to use and clean. Unfortunately my baby had a lot of gas and acid reflux. Some people say that their gassy, colicky babies do well on Playtex Drop-Ins, but mine did not. I tried pushing the air out of the bag before giving the bottle to my baby, but that didn't seem to reduce his painful gas. Another concern I had with the bottles was the portability. It wasn't a big deal for the first several weeks when we didn't take him out, but I knew it would become an issue once he started daycare. I was worried that the bags would puncture either in transport to daycare or if they got bumped in the daycare fridge. For those reasons, I decided to try other more conventional bottles.

    You can't beat the convenience of the Playtex Drop-Ins Bottles when it comes to clean up. It may be worth a shot to see if they work for your baby, but if your baby has lots of gas and acid reflux like mine did, you might need to try something else.

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    Baby was very gassy and spit up a lot when using these.

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    5.0

    best bottles out there

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    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA-Free Nurser Plastic Baby Bottles:

    I remember getting these Playtex drop ins original bottles at my baby shower as a gift. I wasn't sure if I wanted to use them because of the plastic liners but I'm glad I tried them. I didn't breast feed my son because he wasn't latching on so I had no choice but to use formula. These bottles were simple and easy to use. I just had to keep buying the liners but it was worth it because after he was done I just threw it away. The bottle itself and the nipple was very easy to clean and it even comes with a cap so when I'm on the go. My son never got colic and he was never really gassy with these bottles. I remember the liner would scrunch up so I knew exactly how much he drank. I like how the liners had the ounces marked on there so I poured my water in then add the scoops of formula and I shook it and his food was ready. I would actually squeeze the air out of the liner so that he wouldn't drink so much air because that will cause gas. These bottles were amazing, I would use these again for my next child. You can use these bottles for breast milk too its great for either one. I would definitely recommend these bottles to any mother.

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    5.0

    Love the bottles

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    from USA

    Comments about Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA-Free Nurser Plastic Baby Bottles:

    I used this brand of baby bottles when my youngest was born. I was not keen on the old-fashioned straight bottles as I always had a hard time cleaning them and worried if they were ever truly clean. With the Playtex drop-ins and bottles I didn't worry as much as the drop-ins are disposable.

    Child's Comfort
    My daughter didn't seem adverse in any way with these bottles except she definitely had her preferred nipples to drink from and would refuse to eat with other nipples.

    Leak Prevention
    I never had an issue with leakage from the tops or the drop-ins. The drop-ins are made of a very sturdy plastic that is not easily punctured.

    Ease of Cleaning
    Since most of the formula, water, or juice is poured into a disposable drop-in, cleaning of the bottle parts is fast and efficient.

    Keeps Air Out
    I love the Playtex drop-ins since you push the liquid up in the drop-in and while doing so, releases air within so baby doesn't suck air into his/her tummy.

    Durability
    These bottles are durable and never had one crack or the nipple top get any kind of hole in it. The drop-ins are amazingly durable and never pop open or leak.

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    5.0

    Best baby bottle's I've ever used.

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    from USA

    Comments about Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA-Free Nurser Plastic Baby Bottles:

    The Playtex Drop-Ins bottles are the best around. They're not very costly, which is wonderful for a new mommy, and you can usually get a bunch in a starter box, which is great because who has time to clean baby bottles 50 times a day? I threw mine in the dishwasher (I put the nippless in a little mesh bag), and they cleaned great with no warping or cracking. The little drop ins are a pretty cheap to buy, so when you run out you can always get more. They're widely available, which is important if you don't shop at the same place all the time.

    Child's Comfort
    Both of my kids didn't mind the shape of the nipples, and I found that they were comfortable to hold for long periods of time too. If you have a kid that needs a slower formula flow, then you can get a slow-flow nipple to fit on but it means that you're going to be holding it for a bit longer than a normal feeding would take.

    Leak Prevention
    I've never had one of these bottles leak on me, ever. Playtex is amazing like that.

    Ease of Cleaning
    I don't really know if you're supposed to put them in the dishwasher, but I have and they came out clean, unbroken, and didn't melt, so that's a bonus.

    Keeps Air Out
    Air doesn't get it, and neither of my kids were gassy after using these bottles.

    Durability
    I saved my baby bottles from my first baby, threw out the nipples, bought new inserts, bought new nipples, cleaned them what only felt like a million times, and they still held up for my second kid. Which is great. I love products that are durable, and these were VERY durable bottles.

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    5.0

    Love this!

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    from USA

    Comments about Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA-Free Nurser Plastic Baby Bottles:

    I absolutely love the convenience of this bottle! Instead of having to scrub the inside of a bottle, and wondering if you got everything out of it, all you have to do is drop a liner in there and you are clean! Getting a nipple clean is a breeze. It helped my son with his gas and reflux because he wasn't sucking air since I was able to push the air out and not have to worry about it.

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    5.0

    Good product for gassy babies and easy to clean

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    from USA

    Comments about Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA-Free Nurser Plastic Baby Bottles:

    Though it gets pricey buying the liners, these bottles are one of my favorites. They make it easy to squeeze the air out before giving it to baby, and therefore prevent them from sucking in air. It helps cut down on gassy babies, and spit ups because baby doesn't have to burp as much as with other bottles. These bottles are also easy to clean since you only need to worry about the nipple and top ring, the liner doesn't allow formula or milk to touch the rest of the bottle.

    Child's Comfort
    For baby's comfort I prefer the Ventair bottles, but these bottles prevent baby from sucking in air even more - making them more comfortable AFTER they eat.

    Leak Prevention
    I never had a problem with these bottles leaking, despite the liners being involved.

    Ease of Cleaning
    Take the liner out and toss - easy as pie! The only real cleaning needed is the nipple and the top ring.

    Keeps Air Out
    With the liners you just push up til all the air is out, and viola! No air to bother baby's tummy.

    Durability
    The bottles lasted until I was done using them. The only thing you're constantly replacing is the liners.

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    5.0

    Favorite bottle on shelves.

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    from TN

    Comments about Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA-Free Nurser Plastic Baby Bottles:

    I absolutely love the Playtex Drop-ins bottles. My daughter had a hard time with the formula she was on straight out of the hospital. Along with changing to a formula for sensitive tummies, we changed to the Playtex drop-in bottles. Wow! Heaven sent for sure. My daughter hated the small nipples on the regular sized bottles and on a popular bottle used for gassy babies. I was extremely relieved when she started using the Playtex bottle with no problem. She seemed to really like it. I also love the drop-in liners. They are so much easier to handle than a regular bottle. I was able to just throw out the liner after each use and that made cleaning the bottles easier and faster. Sometimes we just put her milk in the liner without even pushing the air out because we really used the bottles for the type of nipple that was on it and it worked perfectly for us.

    Child's Comfort
    This bottle definitely comforted my daughter. She liked the nipple more and in the beginning it really helped her gassy problems.

    Leak Prevention
    Of course it leaked when upside down, but nothing too serious!

    Ease of Cleaning
    Super easy to clean! It takes less time since you throw away the liner.

    Keeps Air Out
    Perfect for babies with tummy problems. They are easy to push all the air out of also.

    Durability
    Greatly made bottle. Only one incident I can remember where a liner busted as I pushed the air out. It made for a laugh though!

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    5.0

    Great bottle, by far my favorite

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    from Ann Arbor MI

    Comments about Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA-Free Nurser Plastic Baby Bottles:

    I love these bottles. I have nothing negative to say about them, and I will continue using them for all my children. I wish these were around when I had my first child; we had to switch bottle brands at least four times because we couldn't get one that she really liked to drink out of. I use these on my second baby now, and he absolutely loves them. They work great and it's easy to store in the fridge without the milk going bad. Since I've had to go back to work, my husband can easily use these and the baby is comfortable without his mom there to feed him.

    Keeps Air Out
    It definitely keeps the air out and it makes it easier for me because I have so little time already, so I don't really want to take care of a hiccuping baby.

    Durability
    My baby is strong for his age, and he likes throwing things; this bottle has withstood every blow it's taken, and it shows no sign of weakness. This is a great bottle for babies who like to be rough.

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    4.0

    Very easy for new parents

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    from USA

    Comments about Playtex Drop-Ins Original BPA-Free Nurser Plastic Baby Bottles:

    We really liked these because it made the whole feeding process just run a bit more smoothly and the use of drop-ins cuts down on all of the cleaning you have to do. Being a new parent is such tough work and these were one small thing that made our life just a little bit less crazy. Our kids used them well, were not gassy, and we never had issues with leaking.

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