Who wins the war between Tommee Tippee Bottle VS Dr. Brown’s Bottle?
When my son was 8 months old, I was put on a TON of antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor to clear up symptoms from H pylori. Even though I was told all were safe to nurse on…….I was pretty damn worried. Especially when he began spitting up every time he nursed.
Unfortunately, pumping only produced about 2 oz of milk for mah lil man! Nothing compares to a real baby latching on =(
And as my freezer stash diminished, I tried getting him used to formula in order to supplement. Eight disgusted, appalled, baby faces later…….I was racking my brain trying to figure out a solution!
FINALLY, I found a formula he gobbled up in seconds. Go here to find out more about the formula.
It began With The Tommee Tippee Bottle
I quickly went out and bought a bottle that other breast feeding mothers said their baby used well while going back and forth from boob to bottle.
Lil man accepted the Tommee Tippee bottle great and I was a happy camper!
- Right off the bat I noticed it was easy to fill the bottle with the large opening.
- My son accepted the large flexible nipple immediately and enjoyed holding the bottle himself!
- It was a very simple bottle to put together and clean.
After a couple of days, I noticed a few things that were inconvenient.
- I had to place a rag or bib under his chin because there was sooooo much milk coming out of his mouth.
- The milk would get stuck on the opening edge, inside the bottle. So I had to take it out of his mouth, tip it straight up and down, then place it back to get the last of it.
- The nipple would collapse often.
- He did spit up and burp pretty loud after his bottle.
Enter The Dr. Brown’s Bottle
So…our totally craycray yet adorable animals decided to gang up on the Tommee Tippee Bottle one night. One of the cats knocked it off the counter and the dog proceeded to chew it to pieces. Grrrrrrr 😉 Oh well, it was off to the store for a new one!
While I was there, I decided to give the Dr. Brown’s Bottle a try, since I knew it was supposed to be good for spit up and gas. Once again, lil man accepted this bottle very well! Right away I noticed some great things about this one.
- Despite the fact that, when I held this bottle upside down, the milk would stream out…..I didn’t even have to use a bib on him while he drank!?? I have come to the conclusion that the Dr Brown’s Bottle was less messy because of the venting. (There was no pressure working against his sucking which made it more natural for him to control).
- He had way less spit up and burping after his bottle.
- He also liked this nipple right away!
There were, of course, some downsides to this new bottle.
- There were so many darn pieces to it! It’s definitely less convenient to wash (although I simply cleaned after every use to make it easier).
- If I needed to make bottles ahead of time and go anywhere, I would have to add these white disks to them. This kept them from spilling. They were so easy to forget and of course it was a huge pain in the arse to clean up!
- I learned, to avoid leakage, I had to warm the bottle with the lid unscrewed a bit and tighten before serving. Doesn’t Dr. Brown’s know that moms cant remember what they had for breakfast….. let alone to loosen and tighten the bottle lid a few extra times?? =/
Final Thoughts On Both Bottles
So here’s the deal…when I just had the Tommee Tippee….I liked it! When I just had the Dr. Brown’s….I liked it! In retrospect, I would probably stick with the Dr. Brown’s bottle since it seems easier on baby’s tummy. Also, Dr. Brown’s has a new wide mouth bottle I haven’t tried yet!
Here’s a visual comparison for you
Happy baby, happy life!