Tommee Tippee vs Avent Bottles
Whether you are an expecting mother or a parent, you pick the best for your kids. Being a parent you pick the best and the safest product for your kids but what about bottles?
So the questions is which one really works? In our opinion, We think Tommee Tippee bottles are better but in all honesty, bottles are really about trial and error.
Your first child may love one brand and your second might absolutely hate it.
Tommee Tippee Bottles:
These bottles seem to be popular amongst everyone that we have spoken to. The brand markets them as being just like a "moms feel" to the nipples so that babies are able to continue to breastfeed even after taking a bottle. Tommee Tippee makes several different types of bottles with special claims.
- Closer to Nature– These bottles are shaped like a breast with a nipple to emulate breastfeeding.
- Ultra– The off centre nipple takes a breast like shape.
- Anti-colic– A unique venting system that uses a wand to decrease air build up within the milk.
- Added Cereal– This bottle is for thicker milk (like Enfamil AR) or for formula that has rice added to it. It has a special Y cut nipple that decreases clumping.
- First Feed– This bottle is intended for preemies or new-borns. It has an extra slow flow nipple.
- Glass Bottle– This is an eco-friendly option is available and uses the Closer to Nature nipples.
The Avent bottles are also quite popular, but we don’t seem to hear people talk about them as much. Maybe it’s because they have been around longer and the name isn’t as fun to say. Who knows? Several customers swear by them and won’t use anything else. Just like the other brand, Avent has a few different bottles for different needs.
- Natural Baby Bottle– The soft and flexible nipple has a petal design to mimic a breast.
- Avent Natural Glass– These eco-friendly bottles are heat resistant and easy to sterilize.
- Avent Anti-colic Bottles– The special valve allows air into the bottle but not out into your baby’s tummy. The nipple flows at your baby’s pace to decrease overeating.
The Final Decision: Philips Avent or Tommee Tippee?
Obviously, the similarities between the Tommee Tippee and Philips Avent baby bottles are super evident, but when you look at what they both lack or how they both hold up when actually used, it makes it at least a little bit easier to choose the best one for your baby.
On the one hand, you have the Tommee Tippee baby bottles, which are slightly cheaper and seem to offer colic relief above all else, which is always a Godsend. But on the other hand, you have Avent bottles, which come in literally three pieces and are able to be cleaned without each of them taking up an entire square foot on the drying rack.
They offer the anti-colic aspect, but they also don’t come in several parts, that all need each other, so if you lose one, you’re kind of in a pickle. Playing devil's advocate, it is also super hard to clean every nook and cranny when you have tons of pieces of a bottle to clean, which otherwise can lead to a bacteria build-up that presents a whole other kind of stomach issue for your baby.
And aside from that, you also get to supply your baby with a realistic nipple to feed them when you’ve moved past breastfeeding or when it just isn’t working for either of you anymore.
Choosing the right bottle for your baby is a real struggle, as silly as it sounds, and if you can get through it and come out on the other side as someone with a kid who sleeps through the night and doesn’t throw up on you at every feeding, then you are golden.