Review: Playtex Nurser with Drop-Ins Liners helped my colicky baby

Mom of two Christine found this bottle helped reduce uncomfortable gas for both of her babies.

A Playtex nurser bottle with box and drop-ins liners
Photo: Christine of Little Miss Kate & Co.

Figuring out bottle-feeding can be a trying time for everyone, whether you’re a new mom who’s bottle-feeding from day one, a parent who wants to combine breastfeeding and bottle-feeding or a mama who just needs a break after months of having a baby attached to the boob. I breastfed my babies until they were around eight months old, and then switched to bottles and formula. I tried many bottles—and dealt with plenty of frustration and angst—before finding the Playtex Nurser with Drop-Ins Liners. Both of my kids took to this bottle quickly and easily as we made the switch from breast to bottle.

The Playtex Nurser offered everything we were looking for. My first daughter suffered from colic—and like any parent with a colicky baby, I was looking for anything to help avoid symptoms. The Nurser is designed to reduce colic: It comes with pre-sterilized disposable Drop-Ins Liners that collapse as baby eats, so air doesn’t mix with milk—and that means less gas in your little one’s tummy. (Gas in the belly can make the crying associated with colic worse.) I found my kids rarely had problems with uncomfortable gas after introducing these bottles.

Here are some other features of the Playtex Nurser with Drop-Ins that I love:

Optional angled design: The top of the bottle can adjust to an angled position, which makes it easier to feed your baby in a semi-upright position, helping to prevent ear infections.

Nipple options: The bottle comes with a NaturaLatch Silicone Nipple, which mimics the natural breast latch for easier transition between breast and bottle. But the Nurser is compatible with all Playtex nipples, so you can choose the one that suits your baby best.

BPA-free: Enough said.

4-oz and 8-oz sizes: The smaller size is great for infants and travel, while the larger size is ideal as your growing baby consumes more at each feeding.

Twist ‘n Click seal: This locking feature helps prevent leaks. Plus, the cap seals the nipple to prevent leaks in your diaper bag.

It takes up less space: When you’re on the go, you can use one bottle and just bring along extra nipples and liners rather than packing multiple bottles, saving valuable space in your diaper bag.

All things considered, the Playtex Nurser with Drop-Ins Liners makes it easy to combine breastfeeding and bottle-feeding (thanks to the wide-mouth nipple) or transition fully to bottle-feeding. It’s perfect for the busy mom or dad on the go.

Christine, a contributor at Little Miss Kate & Co, works to embrace the chaos of motherhood one day at a time and loves sharing family-friendly recipes and kid-friendly travel adventures. Follow the Little Miss Kate & Co team on Twitter @LilMissKateco and check out their YouTube channel for helpful reviews.

The Playtex Nurser with Drop-Ins Liners is a Today’s Parent Approved 2016 winner. When your hungry baby needs a bottle in a hurry, the Playtex Nurser is there to help. It comes with pre-sterilized disposable Drop-Ins Liners for quick prep and minimal cleanup: just pop one into the bottle, fill it up and attach the nipple, and it’s ready. But it’s not just about the convenience. The liner collapses as your little one feeds, mimicking breastfeeding patterns and helping to keep air out of your baby’s tummy—which means less uncomfortable gas. Tip: It’s also a great alternative to packing a bunch of bottles when you’re travelling, camping or taking a car trip. $5.99, babiesrus.ca

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