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Price: $7.00 List | Available for $3.60 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
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.
We had zero problems with leaking while using this bottle, both during feeding and in travel.
This bottle felt comfortable in hand (both ours and baby's) and seemed to provide a great latch.
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:
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.
Other Versions and Accessories
Playtex does offer one other baby bottle, the Playtex Ventaire which was also included in this review.
Playtex also makes a variety of nipples that are compatible with both of their baby bottles. All have a slightly different design and serve different purposes.
— Lindsay Ellis
Most recent user review: March 23, 2015
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