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Playtex Ventaire Review

Uniquely shaped bottle that just didn't leave an impression.
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Price:   $5.00 List | $2.66 each (in 3-pack) at Amazon
Pros:  Durable, encourages up-right feeding
Cons:  small nipple, angled neck hard to fill, too narrow
Manufacturer:   Playtex
By Lindsay Ellis ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Sep 24, 2012
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SCORE
  • Nipple - 25% 5
  • Ease-of-cleaning - 20% 4
  • Leakage - 30% 7
  • Ease-of-use - 10% 4
  • Eco-health - 15% 6

The Skinny

The Playtex VentAire is a skinny bottle with an angled neck we found to be both good and bad. The extra parts involved in it's anti-colic vent system made more work for us, while not having much effect on our baby's belly. Combined with a super small nipple, this bottle landed pretty low in our ratings.


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Our Analysis and Test Results

The VentAire is best characterized by it's angled neck. This felt good in-hand and provided for a nice up-right position for baby. Unfortunately, the very small nipple was not a favorite of our little tester. The narrow angled neck also made filling and cleaning a bit awkward. The removeable bottom is the only thing that allowed us to get this bottle fully clean, however, it also houses the dreaded valve which means: extra parts.

Likes


This bottle is durable with easy to read markings. It goes up to 5 oz. which we like for when you have a hungry baby that needs just a little more than usual.

We also like the slightly up-right feeding angle it encourages for baby.

Dislikes


Narrow, angled opening made filling(especially one-handed!) and cleaning a little tricky.

Extra parts to wash and assemble with the bottom vent.

Conclusion


Nothing really thrilled us about this bottle. We much prefer our Top Pick award winner , and highly rated, Playtex Baby Drop-ins Nurser when it comes to what Playtex has to offer.


Lindsay Ellis