I've searched far and wide for the perfect baby bottles and Philips Avent Natural is my number one choice for my own son and the brand I recommend most.
To give you a little background on our feeding journey (it's always a journey, isn't it?), my son remained in the NICU for 4 weeks after he was born. Since I was not able to be with him around the clock, he was bottle-fed breastmilk that I diligently pumped. Bottles that mimicked the shape and feel of the breast were very important to me to increase the success of nursing when he came home.
Fast-forward to three, sleep-deprived, but blissful months at home afterward, and I began preparing to return to work. My son had severe reflux, which most babies do, but it was compounded by his early health issues. I made it a mission to find a bottle that he would readily accept and reduce gas, as much as possible.
After a lot of trial and error, we settled on Philips Avent Natural baby bottles and have been using them ever since. They are highly-rated on everything I read and the wide, breast-shaped nipple looks and feels the most natural, making the transition from breast to bottle and vice versa seamless for us. Unique comfort petals increase softness and prevent the nipple from collapsing. I like the wide neck and they feel more substantial than other brands I've tried. They're silicone and BPA-free, and are available in glass as well:
Philips Avent Natural bottles also have an "Advanced anti-colic system" that vents the air into the bottle instead of baby's stomach. One of the most important features that didn't seem like a big deal to me early on, but is essential to me now, is that there aren't a million pieces and Philips Avent are very easy to clean and sterilize, even with the anti-colic system. That's a huge timesaver for this working mom.
If you'd like to try Philips Avent Natural bottles for yourself, there is a great deal this week at Target. All Philips Avent bottles are buy one, get one 50% off from 9/4 to 9/10 so stock up at great prices while you can!
This post is sponsored by Philips Avent.