Best plastic baby bottles

From innovative anti-colic designs to bottles that rethink texture and shape, we put a wide range of bottles through a battery of tests to bring you a list of the best out there. We dropped, tipped, shaken, swirled, toted and washed. And we asked our hands-on parent testers to put these bottles to the test with their little ones so we could get real-life feedback. Here are the best plastic baby bottles that made the cut to get the Today’s Parent Approved seal.

Nuk Simply Natural Bottle
Best for Babies who switch between breast and bottle-feeding
Top benefits Does not stain, does not leak, easy to take apart and reassemble
Considerations The vent in the nipple must be positioned under baby’s nose to work properly
Bottom line This bottle is simply designed, and the wide mouth makes it easy to prep and easy to clean
Buy
babiesrus.ca CAD $9.99 nuk-usa.com USD $7.99

 

Thinkbaby Baby Bottles
Best for Parents who want the convenience of plastic but worry about chemicals
Top benefits A focus on safe plastics, simple bottle design with only 4 pieces, bottle can transition to a sippy cup
Considerations Venting system can be a bit tricky to clean, nipples could invert and frustrate some babies, age recommendations for nipples aren’t clearly marked
Bottom line Thinkbaby bottles have a straightforward design, are mostly easy to clean, and should make parents feel more comfortable about using plastic bottles
Buy
gothinkbaby.ca CAD $34.95 gothinkbaby.com USD $19.99

 

Philips Avent Natural Plastic Baby Bottle
Best for Parents who don’t know where to start when first trying a bottle with their baby
Top benefits Easy to use, easy to clean, sold almost everywhere
Considerations The nipples’ flow rates could be too fast for your baby, not a lot of options for colours or designs
Bottom line The Natural is an uncomplicated bottle that delivers on its promises.
Buy
babiesrus.ca CAD $11.99 amazon.com USD $8.99

 

Playtex Baby VentAire Bottle
Best for Moms who want an easier to clean anti-colic bottle
Top benefits Angled shape, venting system, easy to clean
Considerations Travel lid pops off when dropped, nipple easily stains
Bottom line The angled shape makes for a comfortable and air bubble-free feeding
Buy
walmart.ca CAD $7.99 walmart.com USD $5.49

 

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottle
Best for Parents who want an easy-to-clean natural-latch bottle
Top benefits Wide, breast-like nipple, minimal parts, easy to clean
Considerations Occasional leaks, travel lid pops off easily
Bottom line A good basic bottle with a wider nipple and a simple venting system
Buy
babiesrus.ca CAD $9.99 babiesrus.com USD $7.99

 

Dr. Brown’s Options Plastic Baby Bottle
Best for Babies with colic or gas issues
Top benefits Reduces colic symptoms, gas and spit up, and has a removable venting system
Considerations Bottle leaks during travel, venting system requires extra cleaning
Bottom line If your baby has been struggling with excessive gas and spit up, you’ll want to try this bottle
Buy
babiesrus.ca CAD $9.99 babiesrus.com USD $6.99

 

Como Tomo Baby Bottle
Best for Parents who have an eye for design and want an easy-to-use bottle
Top benefits Bottle is made of soft silicone, sleek and modern bottle design, wide nipple to mimic mom’s breast
Considerations Silicone can become stained, volume markers are a bit hard to read, doesn't fit in all bottle warmers
Bottom line This is a no-fuss, silicone bottle that is a favourite with breastfeeding moms.
Buy
Well.ca CAD $24.99 Amazon.com USD $14.08

 

MAM Anti-Colic Baby Bottle
Best for Babies who suffer from gas or have rejected more traditional nipples, and parents who like cute baby gear
Top benefits Vented base, uniquely shaped nipple, a variety of colours and designs
Considerations Extra parts to clean, flow speed on no. 1 nipple is a bit fast
Bottom line MAM bottles have cheerful designs and several unique features that could make this the bottle you’ve been searching for
Buy
babiesrus.ca CAD $9.99 babiesrus.com USD $6.99

 

Philips Avent Anti-Colic Plastic Baby Bottle
Best for Parents who don’t want to deal with a lot of extra parts but still want a high-quality anti-colic bottle
Top benefits Easy to use, anti-colic without extra finicky parts, widely available
Considerations Narrow neck, not many options for colours or designs
Bottom line Philips Avent's Anti-Colic bottle is an easy-to-use option for parents who want to try a bottle that promises to reduce gas and fussiness

 

Playtex Baby Nurser With Drop-Ins Liners
Best for Travelling with baby
Top benefits Liners come pre-sterilized, space-saving on-the-go option, less bottle washing time
Considerations Can’t be heated, liners are not environmentally friendly
Bottom line When it comes to on-the-go convenience, these bottles can’t be beat
Buy
Toysrus.ca CAD $5.99 Toysrus.com USD $5.49
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