If you have a baby, using a baby bottle is inevitable. When looking for the right one, this Comotomo vs Boon vs Tommee Tippee vs Nanobebe review should come in handy. While most parents think using a baby bottle is easy, your little one may refuse to take it or their favorite one warps while in the dishwasher. It could also refuse to warm easily in the microwave or spill when dropped. The more you look into baby bottles, the more you begin to realize that there’s more to them than meets the eye. This review might be what you are looking for to help you decide which bottle best fits your tot. My sister’s daughters (she has 3) used Tommee Tippee whereas Nanobebe proved to be the right one in our case. You really need to evaluate the pros and cons to come across the right one. I did all the research and some of the testing for you so keep reading.
Things to look for in a baby bottle – Similarities and Differences
Picking the right sipper for your baby can be hard because you won’t know which one your baby likes until they try it. Depending on what your little one already likes, check out the differences listen in these features to find the right fit.
Putting a baby bottle together should not be rocket science. A bottle with few parts will however make this process easy and seamless. The bottles in this list are all easily assembled; however, you have to ensure that they are assembled correctly to prevent leaking. The Comotomo, Nanobebe, and the Boon bottle all have three parts. The Tommee Tippee, however, can have more parts depending on which bottle you select.
Bottle nipples control the flow of milk to the baby, and some are made for thicker fluids. That’s why it is essential to get a bottle that has the right sized nipple attachments. There are three stages: 0 – 3 months, which requires a slow flow nipple; 3 – 6 months requiring a medium flow nipple and for children over 6 months who need a fast flow teat. For premature and newborn babies, slow flow nipples are best, and you can level up as your child grows.
Easy to clean
Easy cleaning depends on the parts it has, and the design. While all the bottles in my top list are easy to clean, the vented ones might need some extra attention.
Anti-colic bottles and teats reduce air intake during feeding, which is a possible cause of colic. This air also causes gas, spit-up, and a fussy baby. My top picks all have various anti-colic features. The Comotomo,Tommee Tippee, and Nanobebe have vents while the Boon baby bottle collapses to offer air-free feeding.
When you are purchasing anything, cost plays a big part in the decision making process. Of all the bottles in my top picks, the Nanobebe and the Comotomo are the highest priced followed by the Boon. The Tommee Tippee is the most inexpensive bottle on the list.
My Top Picks
- Best Overall – Comotomo Baby Bottle
- Best Value Pack – Boon, NURSH Reusable Silicone Pouch Bottle
- Most Affordable – Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle
- Best Design – Nanobebe Breastmilk Baby Bottle
Best Overall – Comotomo
The shift from breast to bottle can be hard. But with the Comotomo baby bottle, it might be a lot easier. The bottle has a wide mound with a naturally shaped nipple to mimic breastfeeding, reduce bottle rejection, and nipple confusion issues.
- Weight: 9.6 – 10.6 ounces
- Size: 5 and 8 oz
- Material: Silicone
- Color: Pink, Green
- Made from a material that mimics the skin
- Wide opening makes it easy to clean
- Has dual Anti-colic vents that allow for better air circulation while preventing unwanted air intake to decrease colic, gas, and spit-up
- Variety of nipples for different age ranges
- Comes in two sizes, 5oz for newborns and 8oz for infants older than 3 months
- The 5oz bottle comes with two nipples, a slow flow one for 0-3 month babies, and a medium flow nipple for babies older than 3 months. The 8oz bottle has a fast flow and a varied flow replacement nipple
- It also comes in a twin pack
- BPA, PVC, and Phthalate free
- Microwave, freezer, dishwasher, and sterilizer safe. It is also safe to boil
- Bottle is heat resistant
Who is it suitable for
Newborns and infants can use this bottle.
- Wide nipple base that mimics breasts
- Dual anti-colic vents reduce air intake during feeding
- Bottle is squeezable
- Has slow flow nipples
- Easy to assemble
- Easy to clean
- Tips easily
- Not leakproof
- Bottles can be wider than other standard bottle warmers
- Nipple can get slippery when wet and be too long for some babies
Best Value Pack – Boon, NURSH Resuable Silicon Puch Botle
This bottle is a silicone pouch from Boon Nursh featuring a revolutionary air-feeding design that causes the bottle to collapse as your baby drinks. This squeezes out the air that causes colic or spit-up. Unlike the other bottles in this list, it doesn’t have straws, vent, or valves, reducing any chances of spillage. The nipple is a lot stiffer than on other bottles, but when combined with the bottle design, it helps avoid nipple collapse, which is common in many ventless systems. It is also easy to wash and reassemble.
- Weight: 3.6 – 4 ounces
- Size: 4 and 8 oz
- Material: Silicone
- Color: Many
- Has a wide neck base for an easier transition from the nipple perfect for latching
- Comes in a pack of three
- BPA and PVC free
- Comes with stages 1, 2, and 3 nipples (slow, medium, and fast flow nipples)
- Microwave, freezer, dishwasher, and sterilizer safe. Also safe to boil
Who is it suitable for
- Newborns and infants can use this bottle
- Reusable silicone pouches housed in a hard outer shell making it leakproof
- The nipple has an ideal length for optimal tongue positioning
- It’s collapsable making it air-free
- Easily assembled and converted into a sippy cup when needed
- Ventless with a hard nipple to prevent nipple collapse
- Easy to clean
- Silicone pouches are quite thin and can tear easily
- Volumetric readings can be hard to read
- Nipples are stiffer than average
Most Affordable – Tommee Tippee
Tommee Tippee offers a wide range of bottles, such as the closer to nature bottles, the advanced anti-colic bottles, and the pump and go. They are recommended by 97% of moms because of the breast-like nipple design. This nipple design helps the baby latch onto the bottle more easily, reduces nipple confusion, and lowers the chances of bottle rejection. It is easy to put together and take apart for cleaning. As mentioned, my sisters’ 3 babies have used such bottles extensively. This bottle is also my recommendation when it comes to bottles vs milk storage bags.
- Weight: 8 ounces
- Size: 5, 9 and 11 oz
- Material: BPA-Free Plastic with Silicone nipples
- Color: Clear
- Has a wide nipple base for easy and natural latching
- The breast-like design allows for an easier transition between the breast and the bottle
- Comes with a super slow flow nipple attachment that flexes like a real breast providing more comfort while feeding
- Vented ensuring less air intake during feeding
- BPA and Phthalate free
Who is it suitable for
- This bottle is ideal for newborns, infants, and older children
- Has a unique latch nipple that mimics a real one
- Bottle is easy for the baby to grasp
- Warms fast in the bottle warmer
- Design is comfortable
- Volumetric markings are legible
- Easy to clean and assemble
- Poor collapsable nipple base and the bottle design can trap liquids
- Has one air vent that can be blocked if your baby sucks too hard
- Some consider the nipples too flexible and hard for younger babies to latch onto
- The slow flow feature is still pretty fast for some babies
Best Design – Nanobebe Breastmilk Baby Bottle
The Nanobebe baby bottle is the most innovative where bottle design is a concern. According to the manufacturer, this bottle is poised to revolutionize the baby feeding industry, because of the technology used in manufacturing. It’s said that the bottle is made to protect the nutrients in breast milk, which is an added advantage for your little one. It is also designed like a breast to mimic real breastfeeding.
- Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Size: 5oz
- Material: Plastic and Silicone
- Color: Clear
- The slow flow, 360 degree, dual vented anti-colic system prevents air intake during feeding. This makes it ideal for breastfeeding a newborn
- An all in one feeding option. It has a breast pump adaptor, so you pump milk directly into the bottle, and a seal to ensure no contamination occurs when you store the milk
- Unique, familiar, attention-grabbing design
- Dishwasher safe
- BPA, Phthalate, and Lead-free
- Who is it suitable for
- Ideal for all breastfeeding babies, especially newborns
- Warms faster, preserving more of the nutrients found in breastmilk
- It also cools faster due to the design
- Award-winning breast designed bottle
- Clear, legible volumetric markings
- Easily accepted by most babies, even those who refuse bottles
- Makes feeding easier
- Bottles are stackable, saving you freezer space
- Easy to clean because there are no hard to reach places
- Easy to reassemble
- Design leaves leftover milk
- It can only hold 5oz
- Bottle sometimes leaks if assembled incorrectly
Your baby transition from breast to bottle, it’s natural for your little one to take time as they get used to the new nipple. With the right bottle, however, the process should be easier so your child doesn’t reject the bottle. Try to go for bottles that have nipples mimicking a real breast and ones that are easy to clean. Such is the Comotomo baby bottle, which is my top choice. Also the assembly should play a major role because when your little one is hungry, you won’t have time to fumble with a bottle. Keep in mind that every child is different and what works for one won’t necessarily work for your child. Another thing to keep in mind is that once you’ve selected a bottle, e.g. the one by Comotomo, you might need also a bottle warmer.
Another tip: a post you might want to consider is my article on Breast Milk Storage Bags Vs Bottles since you might be struggling to make a decision also there.
Last update on 2020-12-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API