Gerber First Essentials Bottle Set : 5 oz Bottles - 9 Pack product details page

Gerber First Essentials Bottle Set : 5 oz Bottles - 9 Pack

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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


What it is: Gerber’s First Essentials are so basic and inexpensive that parents may skip them, thinking they’re too cheap to be any good. Au contraire: They not only passed our stress tests, they got honors. They’re supremely practical—measurements are embossed on the bottles so they won’t wash off, and there wasn’t a drop of leakage when shaken up or stored on their sides in a diaper bag. And they’re durable, too: They didn’t melt in boiling water or in a steam sterilizer, or buckle when we poured in tea-hot water. Moms who use Medela breast pumps will be excited to find that the First Essentials bottles fit, a major timesaver since milk doesn’t have to be transferred to a feeding bottle.


What to watch out for: The latex nipples that come with some versions of this bottle are made for babies ages 4 months and up, yet the flow of the medium and large sizes is very slow, so you might want to replace them with silicone ones. Note, too, that the cap comes off rather easily if the bottle is dropped.


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