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Boon Nursh Review

Healthy alternative to plastic drop-in liners; good for baby and the environment
Boon Nursh
Credit: Abriah Wofford
Top Pick Award
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Price:   $10 List | $6.66 each (in 3-pack) at Amazon
Pros:  Easy to clean, Healthy materials, Innovative anti-colic system
Cons:  Thin Silicone, Hard to read volume markings
Manufacturer:   Boon
By Juliet Spurrier, MD, Abriah Wofford  ⋅  Apr 8, 2019
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  • Leakage - 30% 8
  • Nipple - 25% 7
  • Ease-of-Cleaning - 20% 7
  • Eco-Health - 15% 5
  • Ease-of-Use - 10% 7

The Skinny

The Boon Nursh is one of our favorite bottles with a ventless system that creates an air-free feeding experience, helping to prevent colic. We like that everything on the inside of the bottle is silicone, so harmful chemicals never have a chance to make it into the food. With a plastic outer shell, the Nursh gets the added benefit of a stable base and increased durability overall (unlike other silicone bodies). With many positives and very few downsides, this bottle earned a Top Pick award and a high rank in our review.

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Pros Easy to clean, Healthy materials, Innovative anti-colic systemHealthy materials, breastlike nipple, lightweightGlass material, Clear volume markings, Easy to useMilk warms quickly, easy for babies to hold, can pump into bottleGlass, Affordable, Easy to Use
Cons Thin Silicone, Hard to read volume markingsFalls over easily, slow warm timeSingle vent in nipple, No protective sleevePlastic, many parts to clean, difficult to fillNot as Strong as Borosilicate Glass, Narrow Mouth, No Sleeve
Bottom Line Healthy alternative to plastic drop-in liners; good for baby and the environmentA good durable bottle that has a breast-like feelA good basic glass bottle that won't break the bankA uniquely shaped bottle that is easy for babies to hold, but more difficult for parents to useHealthy alternative to plastic without breaking the bank
Rating Categories Boon Nursh Comotomo NUK Simply Natural... Nanobebe Evenflo Vented + Glass
Leakage (30%)
8.0
9.0
9.0
7.0
7.0
Nipple (25%)
7.0
9.0
7.0
8.0
5.0
Ease Of Cleaning (20%)
7.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
5.0
Eco Health (15%)
5.0
7.0
8.0
3.0
7.0
Ease Of Use (10%)
7.0
8.0
8.0
4.0
6.0
Specs Boon Nursh Comotomo NUK Simply Natural... Nanobebe Evenflo Vented + Glass
Material Silicone and Plastic Silicone Borosilicate Glass BPA-free Plastic Tempered Glass
Available Sizes 4, 8 oz 5, 8 oz 4, 8 oz 5, 8 oz 4, 8 oz
Weight 3.2 oz 3.6 oz 5.7 oz 2.3 oz 4.9 oz
Bottle Mouth Wide Wide Wide Narrow Narrow
Nipple Pinch Test Very Firm Very Soft Medium Soft Medium
Anti-Colic Feature Collapsible silicone liner Vented nipple Vented nipple Vented nipple Vented nipple
Cleaning Method Dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe Dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe

Our Analysis and Test Results

Boon started off making bath toys for little tots, but that quickly expanded into making 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. The easy-to-use and straightforward silicone drop-in system is one of the best we've seen.

Performance Comparison


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 baby's health and the environment. The Boon Nursh does all of the above and more. Similar to the Comotomo, the body of this bottle is silicone, but the plastic outer shell gives it a more stable base and increased protection from being squished, the main cause of leaks in the Comotomo. The vacuum created by the collapsible silicone liner eliminates the need for a vent but still keeps out any colic, causing air bubbles. The wide nipple mound is modeled to be very 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 Nursh has a wide nipple mound and has no need for any sort of...

The Nursh has a total of four parts (not counting the nipple cover), but for cleaning, there are only two pieces, the liner, and the nipple. This makes it one of the easiest bottles of the bunch to wash, and the wide mouth opening means you don't even need a bottle brush. The liner is flexible enough that you can also turn it inside out if your hand is too large to fit inside.

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

Unlike the Comotomo, the Nursh has no plastic parts on the inside. The silicone nipple seals with the silicone liner and creates a toxin-free environment for baby's milk. The pouch is freezer safe, and can be boiled, sterilized, and microwaved, making it a good contender for breastmilk storage when used with a flat cap.

Dislikes


In a ventless system like this, we understand the need for such thin and pliable silicone for the liner; unfortunately, this makes the silicone feel fragile and susceptible to tears. With normal use, and the addition of the plastic outer shell, this shouldn't be a big problem, but it is something to keep in mind when cleaning. In any case, the relatively inexpensive replacement pouches are available for purchase and may be a good idea to keep on hand.

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.

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

Conclusion


We love the Boon Nursh and think it a cool addition to the more traditional baby bottles we've seen. Silicone offers the lighter weight and greater durability that you find in plastic combined with greater eco and health benefits of glass, making it a bottle that gives you the best of both worlds. The breastlike nipple and simple cleanup process make it a favorite of parents and children alike.

Juliet Spurrier, MD, Abriah Wofford