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.
Playtex Ventaire Review
Pros: Durable, encourages up-right feeding
Cons: small nipple, angled neck hard to fill, too narrow
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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.
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.
Narrow, angled opening made filling(especially one-handed!) and cleaning a little tricky.
Extra parts to wash and assemble with the bottom vent.
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