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Comotomo Natural Feel Review

   
Editors' Choice Award

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Overall avg rating 4.2 of 5 based on 4 reviews. Most recent review: December 24, 2013
Price:  $16 list | Available for $11 each (in 2-pack) from Amazon
Pros:  Durable, wide neck and nipple base, helpful "let-down" effect, great transition bottle
Cons:  Hard to read markings, hair and lint stick to outside
Bottom line:  A fun, durable choice, worth the splurge to give baby a mommy-like experience.
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Recommendations:  67% of reviewers (2/3) recommend this product
Manufacturer:   Comotomo
Review by: ⋅ Review Editor, BabyGearLab ⋅ September 24, 2012  
Bottom Line
Comotomo won our Editors' Choice award baby bottles. It offers a cutting edge look and feel that caught our attention right away with it's squeezable silicone base and extra wide mouth and nipple, all in one little ball-shaped package! We love that both nipple and bottle are made of soft silicone, designed to mimic mother's skin and give baby a close-to-breastfeeding experience. It landed at number three in our testing giving us a leak-free, comfortable experience.

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BabyGearLab Editors' Hands-on Review

The soft, squeezable, bulbed design of the Comotomo bottle is designed to mimic mommy, and we think it does a darn good job. By gently squeezing the bottle you can provide baby with a real-life "let-down" (and we mean that in a good way!) experience, which makes this bottle a great option for the breast-to-bottle transition. Made without BPA, PVC or phthalate materials, it scores better than most in our eco-friendly comparisons.
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The Comotomo makes this little lady very happy!
Credit: Lindsay Ellis
Our little tester enjoyed the wide based nipple which seemed to have a really nice flow. She may have found the bottle's unique feel and shape a little too entertaining, but we're not so sure that's a bad thing.

Likes
Comotomo scores big when it comes to durability and simplicity. They claim an anti-colic valve but with none of the extra parts such as in our much lower scoring but similar feeling Adiri Natural Nurser Ultimate.

Washing was simple with its basic parts and extra wide mouth. We weren't left wondering if it was "sealed" when screwing on the lid. This bottle was leak-free for us in both feeding and travel and it seems virtually indestructible.

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We love the latch and "let-down" effect of the Comotomo.
Credit: Lindsay Ellis
We loved the "let-down" feature and think it would be a great choice for getting baby used to a bottle.

Dislikes
The textured silicone feel does lend itself to collecting hair and lint more readily than a smooth plastic would. This made the outside a little harder to clean but we see this as a minor complaint. The material is also frosted and the measure marks just don't stand out very clearly. Although we like the health aspect and features the silicone base brings to the table, the aforementioned problems did drop Comotomo's ease-of-use and cleaning scores slightly, causing it to come in just under our overall point score winner, the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature.

Another thing we noticed that isn't ideal, is that it's rounded shape might be prone to tipping over. This would mainly be a problem if it happened while being filled.

Conclusion
This bottle comes with a hefty price tag but it's a great product, especially if you're struggling to get your baby to take a bottle. Boasting a clean, modern look mixed with what we feel to be some A+ technology, we say, go ahead and splurge on this one! Winner of our Editors' Choice award.

Lindsay Ellis

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Most recent user review: December 24, 2013
Summary of All Ratings

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Average Customer Rating:   
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 (3.3)

67% of 3 reviewers recommend it
Rating Distribution
4 Total Ratings
5 star: 50%  (2)
4 star: 25%  (1)
3 star: 0%  (0)
2 star: 0%  (0)
1 star: 25%  (1)
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   Dec 24, 2013 - 03:31pm
This product is great. I wish I had these bottles with my son who would NOT take a bottle. Now I have a baby girl that I'm breastfeeding too and was worried she would not take a bottle either. She is 3 weeks and not gaining weight so we decided to supplement. She immediately took to this bottle and also went right back to nursing with no issues. She can be a gassy baby but has had no discomforts after using this bottle. The measurements can be a little difficult to read but still very readable. Very easy to clean and our baby girl is happy! I would highly recommend to any mother trying to nurse and needing to supplement.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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   Oct 18, 2013 - 04:48pm
Natalie Hale · Review Editor, BabyGearLab
I love these bottles- I credit them for saving my breastfeeding relationship with my son. Due to primary lactation failure I have supplemented with formula since my boy was 3 weeks old. Moving between bottle and breast has never been an issue for us. Now that I have returned to work I think they are continuing to help maintain that relationship. We have not had any gas issues and will continue to use these bottles until our kiddo grows out of them. The only thing that is tricky is getting used to reading the measuring lines. Other than that, they are fantastic!

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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   Sep 18, 2013 - 09:17am
Steph · Daly City, CA
Bottom line, no I would not recommend this product for the following reasons:

1) these bottles do not prevent gas. There is NO ventilation system. In fact they cause gas!
2) hard to read ounce measuring line
3) The nipple becomes inverted during feeding and you have to constantly stop to fix the nipple.

All in all, the design is cool and washing the bottles is easy. BUT these bottles do not help babies tummys at all. I would never buy comotomo again. My recommendation is Dr. Brown bottles. Dr Brown bottles might not be the most stylish bottles but you will have a much happier baby.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this product to a friend.
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