Natural Flow Options+ Anti-colic Bottles Review (Dr. Brown's)

Natural Flow Options+ Anti-colic Bottles
What It Is

There's an even bigger plus to using Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Options baby bottles - the new Natural Flow Options+ Anti-colic Bottles. Available in both narrow and wide-neck versions with a newly enhanced internal vent systems, these baby bottles are designed to reduce spit-up, burping, and gas, while also helping babies transition from breast to bottle. The wide-neck bottles have new breast-like nipples. They're contoured in shape with a flexible top, and this can encourage a proper latch and a more natural feeding experience. But both the narrow and wide-neck bottle nippes are made of soft silicone and provide a consistent, natural flow. When used with the internal vent system, baby can feed at his own pace.

The internal vent system keeps air out of milk. Air enters the bottle collar and channels through the vent tube to the end of the bottle. It bypasses the milk. The vent prevents aeration of the milk, vacuum pressure, and nipple collapse. You can use these bottles without the vent system as your baby's feeding develops. Just remove the pieces and continue using the bottle. You won't need to introduce a new bottle.

The narrow bottles are available in eight-ounce and four-ounce sizes. The wide-neck bottles are available in nine-ounce and five-ounce sizes in either plastic or glass. Each one includes a level one silicone nipple and a cleaning brush.

Why Is It Useful?

If you've used Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Options bottles before, then you're probably familiar with how easy they are to use and clean. The Options+ bottles are no different. The ability to remove the vent system gives parents options for how to use the bottle as their baby grows. We like the wide-neck bottles with the new nipples, which can be ideal for babies transitioning from breast to bottle. And if you're dealing with a colicky infant, it might be worth it to give these bottles a try.

Who It’s For

The Dr. Brown's bottles can be used with babies from birth and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Each bottle includes a stage one nipple for ages birth and up. Additional nipple stages are sold separately to keep up with your growing baby. 

These bottles are sterilizer- and dishwasher-safe.

The bottles range in price from $6.99 to $9.99 depending on the size and shape.

  • Is It Useful?

  • Is It Worth It?

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy