I should be a bottle expert, considering I tried almost every bottle on the market when Addie was a baby. I exclusively breastfed her for the first 3 months and then when I went back to work, it was time for her to take a bottle. She actually did quite well at first. She seemed to like the Playtex bottles the best.
I actually liked the Playtex system because the drop-ins were very convenient. I also liked that they didn't have an insane amount of parts to clean like the Dr. Browns I tried. The only problem was that the drop-ins sometimes busted while I was trying to squeeze the air out and you couldn't warm them in a bottle warmer. But despite those two little problems, Addie was content with the Playtex bottles for the two months I actually worked. Then when I quit to be a SAHM, she decided she didn't want bottles anymore. She just wanted the boob. I couldn't get this baby to take a bottle to save my life. And I didn't give up easily. I tried almost EVERY bottle out there and she just wasn't into any of them. The only bottle she kinda took from me was the Adiri Bottle.
You can probably see why...it looks like a big old boob. And even though I loved the design and the fact that they were BPA free (which many bottles weren't at the time), I didn't like how you couldn't warm the milk in the bottle. You had to warm it in a separate container and then put it into the bottle. It was sort of inconvenient when you were in a pinch. That is the one reason I am reluctant to go back to these bottles with baby #2.
So...even though I should be a bottle expert from all the experimenting I did...I am a bit lost as to which bottle I should purchase for the new baby. Almost all brands have now switched to BPA free so that isn't much of an issue now. What I am looking for is convenience. I do plan to breastfeed again, but I have learned my lesson. This baby WILL take a bottle so that I can leave the house every once and a while and so Daddy can participate :-) Does anyone have a bottle they love? Does anyone have a bottle I should scratch off my list? I need some help mommies...or nannies or daddies :-)