Hands-on Gear Review

Playtex Ventaire Review

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
Bottom line:  Uniquely shaped bottle that just didn't leave an impression.
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Available Sizes:  6oz/9oz
Bottle Material:  Plastic
Free of Materials:  BPA, phthalate
Manufacturer:   Playtex

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

Review by:
Lindsay Ellis

Last Updated:
Monday
September 24, 2012

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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

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Most recent review: November 21, 2014
Summary of All Ratings

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Average Customer Rating:  
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100% of 2 reviewers recommend it
 
Rating Distribution
3 Total Ratings
5 star: 33%  (1)
4 star: 33%  (1)
3 star: 0%  (0)
2 star: 0%  (0)
1 star: 33%  (1)

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   Nov 21, 2014 - 11:21am
Kayla Lambeth
This bottle is my second favorite! We never experienced leaked when we straightly and tightly assembled the bottom piece. But it has to be extremely tight. Although if left sit full it would sometimes seep we eventually got it right enough. The reason I rate them so high is my babies colic was relieved. I could hear then vent. My baby ate with ease. They are however tricky to full, but overall they do what they say they do! The bent / vent bottle design is a very good one! I would use then again!

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
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   Aug 7, 2013 - 10:19pm
Erindeebabe · Belleville, nj
No more colic for my baby! Not expensive at all. I love the smaller nipples that don't collapse. Perfect lil bottle without being all fancy!

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.


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