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Playtex Drop-ins Premium Nurser Review

   
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Overall avg rating 3.8 of 5 based on 4 reviews. Most recent review: November 21, 2014
Price:  $7 list | Available for $1.22 each (in 3-pack) from Amazon
Pros:  Convenient, lightweight, good for pump-store-feed, disposable liners
Cons:  Extra cost and waste from liners, hard to measure
Bottom line:  A convenient pump-store-feed and dispose bottle system that made mom and baby very happy
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Recommendations:  67% of reviewers (2/3) recommend this product
Manufacturer:   Playtex
Review by: ⋅ Review Editor, BabyGearLab ⋅ September 24, 2012  
Bottom Line
The Playtex Drop-Ins Nurser scored big with our testers, and most especially with those Moms who were breast pumping. The pump-store-feed-dispose convenience, coupled with leak-free feeding made mom and baby very happy. This bottle also features a wide mouth and nipple base with a soft, flexible nipple that our little tester seemed to really "latch on too".

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BabyGearLab Editors' Hands-on Review

The Playtex Premium Nurser was the only drop-in system we tested, but we sure loved it. The newborn gift pack we tried included one 4 oz. and one 8 oz. bottle, each with caps; drop-in liners for each size, plus, both a pump-attaching and storage cap that you can use alone with the bag, or, with the bag in the bottle. This all made the pumping, storing, warming and feeding process very streamlined. It worked perfectly for a visit to Grandma and Grandpa's.

At feeding time, we liked that you could "force" the air out of the liner once it's in the bottle to help ensure baby is just getting milk in their belly, and this is done without extra valves or vents! The nipple is large and supple which gave baby a comfortable latch. All pieces were easy to clean, especially when the liner can just be tossed away.

Likes
We had zero problems with leaking while using this bottle, both during feeding and in travel.

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Playtex Drop-in liner can go straight from pumping into storage with this lid attached. The liners are sturdy and can stand on their own, even when filled.
Credit: Lindsay Ellis
The convenience of the pump-store-feed-dispose design of this bottle system is great for busy families. The drop-in liners are BPA free and sturdy enough to stand on their own, even when filled with milk.

This bottle felt comfortable in hand (both ours and baby's) and seemed to provide a great latch.

Dislikes
We love the drop-in liners for their convenience, but sometimes convenience comes at a cost. Here's a few pit-falls to using a drop-in system:
  • Since the liners themselves aren't labeled with measures, we didn't feel our liquid amounts were completely accurate.
  • The liners also lost a point in scoring in the eco-health category since they will cause more waste than a typical bottle would.
  • You'll also be spending a little more over the life of the bottle by purchasing these liners, around $4.00 for 50 of the 4oz. size.
  • Please refer to the users manual for more important information on using liners.

Conclusion
The Playtex Premium Nurser is a convenient drop-in system that provides an easy maintenance and feeding experience. It lost a few points for the waste and extra cost associated with the liners, but when it comes to convenience, we're willing to bend a little.

If you are breast pumping, this is a great solution and winner of our Top Pick award for breast pumping Moms. You might also want to check out the Medela BPA-free before you make a final decision, which nearly tied in overall score, and is also an excellent system for pump-store-feed.

Lindsay Ellis

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Most recent user review: November 21, 2014
Summary of All Ratings

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Average Customer Rating:   
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 (3.7)

67% of 3 reviewers recommend it
Rating Distribution
4 Total Ratings
5 star: 25%  (1)
4 star: 50%  (2)
3 star: 0%  (0)
2 star: 25%  (1)
1 star: 0%  (0)
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   Nov 21, 2014 - 11:10am
I tried this bottle, and personally I hated it. Buying liners is very inconvenient and expensive. My mom used them with me but I hated then with my son. I could never get the air all out probe rely and in his mouth and the nipples leaked everywhere!!! They also are really flexible making it hard for a preemie to latch on. I would maybe give them another shot I know some moms love them. But for my preemie they didn't do so well.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this product to a friend.
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   Nov 15, 2013 - 12:26pm
I have mixed feeling on this bottle. The classic feeding system is my favorite so since Playtex stopped manufacturing them I purchase these new bottle. I really don't like the new bottles for one reason. You cant use the sure seal liners very well. You almost are forced to purchase the more expensive liners. I'm currently pregnant and i am looking for a different bottle system for my next baby. Playtex PLEASE start making the classic bottles again.

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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   Sep 19, 2013 - 10:28am
to save money, walmart sells the liners in 4 and 8-10 oz expandable liners in their parent choice brand 100 for 6 dollars around, that fit perfectly with the bottle

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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The Playtex Nurser with Drop-in liner.
Credit: Lindsay Ellis
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