Well this wasn't a post I expected to do lol.
Long story short, we used the Vent Air Bottles w/ Kalila when we needed them. They did have some advantages, like being very easy to clean and good on gassy tummies (which she did have). They also had some very big downsides. Because of the way they fit together we had a few accidents where the bottoms came off, spilling milk everywhere (and anyone who's had to pump knows how awful a feeling it is to see all your work wasted). More parts to get lost. And the biggest issue at the time, they hadn't made those BPA free yet... We thought they were (because the drop ins were, we assumed these would be too since they're the same brand). As soon as we found that out they were in the trash.
By the time that happened Kalila was around 7 months old and had been given a sippy, so we just started sending her milk in those when she was away from us. She didn't quite have the hang of it yet, but wasn't that hard to do. At the time we planned to just use sippies for those occasions w/ our next too.... Which is why I didn't think I'd be doing this one.
But Baba & I talked about it the other day & decided it might be best to have a few bottles for sitters. Honestly I'd just rather have them where we can pick them out than have someone decide they'll buy their own (or use ones they already have).
So we're looking into bottles.
We could get more Vent Air ones since they are BPA free now... but I'm not really sure I want to go that route again for reasons mentioned above.
There's also the glass bottles. And stainless steel bottles. And a whole slew of BPA free plastic ones...
One of those in the last group caught my attention earlier too... The First Years Breastflow Bottle. It sounds nice and has some pretty good reviews. But has anyone tried these? Any input here?
Or any others that you've liked/disliked/etc?
19 hours ago