25 years ago choosing a baby bottle probably didn’t take too much thought. Now, as a parent-to-be you pour over the choices and are all ears as your friends tell you what’s worked best for their baby. Choices are great, but they can also be overwhelming…especially when you haven’t even met your baby yet! Sometimes getting the bottle choice right for your baby’s needs comes down to trial-and-error.
But you want to understand what a bottle offers and if it sounds like it will be the perfect choice for your little one. Because getting it right the first time is definitely winning in the parent department!
Here we’re looking at Philips-AVENT baby bottles and what makes them a great choice for your baby. And once you have the right bottle, you’ll also want to get the temperature of the milk just right for your baby, too. We’ll help you understand how to best use this baby bottle with the Baby’s Brew battery-operated portable bottle warmer.
About Philips-AVENT Baby Bottles
AVENT baby bottles have been a popular choice for parents since 1984. They developed the first ever anti-colic baby bottle and it continues to be the most recommended brand by moms worldwide. Even with new bottles emerging by many different companies over the years, this innovative company pays attention to what parents need for their babies.
They offer two different types of baby bottles:
AVENT Natural Baby Bottle
This bottle is recommended for moms who will feed their baby with a combined breast-bottle approach. We know that breastfed babies can sometimes be finicky about baby bottles when they are used to milk coming from a breast. Through extensive research, AVENT has designed a bottle that mimics the feel of a real breast to make the transition from breast to bottle as easy as possible. Other design features you and your little one will appreciate include:
- A wide breast-shaped nipple
- Soft, flexible nipple feel similar to a breast
- An airflex valve to vent air away and reduce discomfort and colic
- An easy to hold shape for babies
- Easy assembly and cleaning
AVENT Anti-Colic Baby Bottle with AirFree vent
For the babies with the most sensitive tummies, AVENT offers a specially designed anti-colic bottle so babies swallow significantly less air when using it.
Different from other bottles, this one has an AirFree vent that keeps the nipple constantly full of milk, even when held horizontally. This allows your little one to continue to drink without any excess air being swallowed. We all know how uncomfortable that can be for a baby’s stomach!
Reviewers state they see less spit ups from their babies when using these AVENT bottles as well as others who were amazed at how well they reduced their baby’s acid reflux.
Other characteristics of the anti-colic baby bottle from AVENT include:
- Various nipple choices to get the proper flow as baby grows
- Shaped for a secure latch
- Can be used with or without the AirFree vent
Warming Milk in the AVENT Bottle with the Baby’s Brew
There is a lot to love about the AVENT baby bottles and are clearly a trusted choice. Unfortunately, getting the right bottle isn’t all you have to worry about when it comes to get that feeding time just right. I think we all know how picky babies can be about so many different things. This includes the temperature of their milk.
Breastfed babies who sometimes are fed with a bottle are expecting to get a temperature of milk close to what they get from their mom. But even babies who aren’t breastfed almost always prefer warmer milk. Can we blame them? It’s definitely more soothing and comforting. Not to mention they certainly wouldn’t want it coming straight from the fridge.
Though warming milk in a bowl of hot water is a possibility, it’s not ideal. It takes a lot of time, can be a mess, and is inconvenient if you’re away from your house.
Recently we made a list of the Best Bottle Warmers, but there are still downsides to a lot of them. The Baby’s Brew, on the other hand, really has all the characteristics you could want in a bottle warmer. And it's been recently updated with even more features to love! Most of us need something that we can take on the go that’s easy to use. Having a large carafe of burning hot water, like is offered by some of the portable bottle warmers, isn’t a great option. With the Baby’s Brew, everything is contained so you don’t have to worry about leaks and spills.
The Baby’s Brew bottle warmer is the first (and only!) battery-powered warmer. Plus, it works straight out of the box with the AVENT bottles. There is no extra adapter necessary. Works with the AVENT glass bottles as well!!
The travel-friendly design of the bottle warmer means you can go anywhere you want and still ensure that feeding your baby goes smoothly. With 4 different temperatures available on the Baby’s Brew, each unique baby can have the warmth of milk they prefer (with the lowest two temperatures perfect for breastmilk.)
The steps are as easy as “Twist, Press, Shake!” Not only will your baby have a comfortable and happy feeding experience with their AVENT baby bottle, but they will have perfectly warmed milk every single time.