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Boon Nursh Review

A healthy alternative to plastic drop-in liners that's better for baby and the environment
boon nursh baby bottle review
Credit: Abriah Wofford
Price:  $10 List
Manufacturer:   Boon
By Juliet Spurrier, MD, Abriah Wofford  ⋅  Jan 22, 2023
73
OVERALL
SCORE


RANKED
#3 of 16
  • Leakage - 30% 8.0
  • Nipple - 25% 7.0
  • Ease of Cleaning - 20% 7.0
  • Eco-Health - 15% 7.0
  • Ease of Use - 10% 7.0

The Skinny

The Boon Nursh features a ventless system that creates an air-free feeding experience. The inner silicone liner collapses as your baby drinks, squeezing out air that causes colic. We like that everything inside the bottle is silicone, the only material in contact with your baby's milk, and it is easy to clean. While the hard plastic shell adds stability to the base and increases durability (unlike other silicone bodies), babies cannot feel the breast-like silicone. It also has a stiffer nipple than some of the competition. Despite some downsides, this bottle has become one of our favorite bottles among the tough competition of baby bottles.
REASONS TO BUY
Stable base
Easy to clean
Innovative anti-colic system
REASONS TO AVOID
Thin silicone
Hard-to-read volume markings
Stiff nipple
Editor's Note: Our team updated this gear review on January 11, 2023. We added new and compelling contenders to the baby bottle lineup, so we ensured that the information here still reflects Boon Nursh's performance.

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Pros Stable base, easy to clean, innovative anti-colic systemSilicone body, breast-like nipple, lightweight, easy to cleanGlass material, clear volume markings, easy to useGlass, affordable, easy to useLightweight, inexpensive, breast-like nipple
Cons Thin silicone, hard-to-read volume markings, stiff nippleHard to read volume markings, narrow base, slow warm timeSingle vent in the nipple, no protective sleeveHard-to-read volume markings, not as strong as borosilicate glass, narrow mouth, no sleevePlastic, slow-flow nipple too fast for some babies
Bottom Line A healthy alternative to plastic drop-in liners that's better for baby and the environmentA good durable bottle, with a breast-like feelA traditional glass bottle that performs wellA basic glass bottle that won't break the bankAn inexpensive bottle that may be great for travel or daycare
Rating Categories Boon Nursh Comotomo NUK Simply Natural... Evenflo Vented + Glass Lansinoh
Leakage (30%)
8.0
9.0
9.0
7.0
6.0
Nipple (25%)
7.0
9.0
7.0
5.0
7.0
Ease of Cleaning (20%)
7.0
8.0
7.0
5.0
6.0
Eco-Health (15%)
7.0
7.0
8.0
7.0
2.0
Ease of Use (10%)
7.0
8.0
8.0
6.0
6.0
Specs Boon Nursh Comotomo NUK Simply Natural... Evenflo Vented + Glass Lansinoh
Material Silicone, Plastic Silicone Borosilicate Glass (BPA-free) Tempered Glass Polypropylene plastic (free of BPA, BPS)
Available Sizes 4, 8 oz 5, 8 oz 4, 8 oz 4, 8 oz 5, 8 oz
Weight 3.2 oz 3.7 oz 5.8 oz 4.9 oz 1.7 oz
Bottle Mouth Wide Wide Wide Narrow Medium
Nipple Pinch Test Very Firm Very Soft Soft Medium Medium
Anti-Colic Feature Collapsible silicone pouch Vented nipple Vented nipple Vented nipple Air ventilation system
Cleaning Method Dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe, handwashing recommended

Our Analysis and Test Results

Boon started making top-ranking bath toys for little tots, which quickly expanded into everyday products for children of all ages. They are known for their modern and minimalistic yet fun designs, and that style shines through in the Nursh bottle.

Performance Comparison


boon nursh baby bottle review - four parts is more than most of the bottle in this review, but the...
Four parts is more than most of the bottle in this review, but the Nursh is still easy to clean and assemble.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Likes


We appreciate any product that makes an effort to be highly functional and easy to use while still being good for your baby's health and the environment. The Boon Nursh does all of the above and more. The body of this bottle is silicone, and the plastic shell gives it more stability and increased protection from being squished, which are two areas the silicone competition struggled. The vacuum created by the collapsible silicone liner eliminates the need for a straw, valve, or vent but still keeps out any gas-producing air bubbles that cause little bellies to bloat. The wide nipple mound is designed to be breast-like, and even though the nipple is a bit stiffer than average, we think the design may help avoid nipple collapse, which is more common in a ventless system.

The squishy silicone drop in collapses as baby drinks from the Boon...
The squishy silicone drop in collapses as baby drinks from the Boon Nursh.
The Nursh has a wide nipple mound and has no need for any sort of...
The Nursh has a wide nipple mound and has no need for any sort of vent.

The Nursh has four parts (not counting the nipple cover), but for regular cleaning, there are only two, the liner and the nipple. The liner is flexible enough to turn it inside out if your hand is too large to fit inside. Overall, it's a breeze to clean, and even though the wide mouth opening is more manageable, a favorite baby bottle brush could help you scrub and thoroughly clean.

boon nursh baby bottle review - baby needed very little assistance when feeding from this bottle...
Baby needed very little assistance when feeding from this bottle thanks to the lighter weight of the silicone and plastic combo.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

The Nursh has no plastic parts on the inside, and the silicone nipple seals with the silicone pouch, creating a silicone-only environment for your baby's milk. The liner is freezer safe and can be boiled, sterilized, and microwaved, allowing you to use it for breastmilk storage when used with a storage lid.

Dislikes


In a ventless system like this, we understand the silicone liner must be thin and pliable to collapse. However, this makes the silicone feel fragile and susceptible to tears. With everyday use, and the added protection of the plastic outer shell, this shouldn't be a big problem, but it is something to keep in mind when cleaning. The relatively inexpensive replacement pouches are available for purchase and may be a good idea to keep on hand. Also, the hard plastic shell keeps babies from feeling the breast-like silicone.

boon nursh baby bottle review - to see the volume markings, you must turn the bottle so they catch...
To see the volume markings, you must turn the bottle so they catch the light. No ideal for when mom is in a rush to feed a fussy baby.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

The volume markings on this bottle are shiny numbers etched into the matte background of the plastic shell that corresponds to lines on the silicone pouch. There is very little contrast, and the markings can be hard to read, especially when the bottle is full.

boon nursh baby bottle review - the pressure from the vacuum did not seem to inhibit baby's sucking...
The pressure from the vacuum did not seem to inhibit baby's sucking in any way.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Should You Buy the Boon Nursh?


The collapsible liner of the Boon Nursh could be what your baby's belly needs if other anti-colic systems aren't cutting it. This bottle works for daily feeds at home, daycare, or on the road, thanks to its lightweight and durable design. Despite it taking away some breast-like qualities, we appreciate that the plastic shell provides better stability and protection. The bottle is easy to assemble and a snap to clean. Overall, we think there's a good chance you'll enjoy this bottle.

What Other Baby Bottles Should You Consider?


The Comotomo is another silicone baby bottle that scores higher than most of the competition. If you're looking for more breast-like qualities, the Comotomo is a compelling product. Many babies enjoy feeling and squeezing its soft, silicone body, which can remind them of their mom. Alternatively, glass is more eco-friendly, and the NUK Simply Natural Glass is an impressive reliable glass bottle.

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Juliet Spurrier, MD, Abriah Wofford
 

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