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Plastic baby bottles rule the market and come with some great features

Plastic baby bottles are still the top sellers in the world of baby bottles because they're economical and generally easy to use. They also offer a wider selection of nipples and feeding systems than any other baby bottle material. This makes it easier -- and much less expensive -- to experiment with different bottles until you find one your baby likes.

Tommee Tippee's Closer to Nature bottles (Est. $20 for three 9 oz. bottles) hit an enviable sweet spot: They're easy to use for both parents and baby, long-lasting and a good value. Three easy-to-assemble pieces cut down on washing, and the bottles have a wide nipple and base that may help even the most reluctant babies latch on. Reviewers say the nipples' soft, flexible silicone makes these bottles worth a try with primarily breastfed babies, but their durable, lightweight construction makes them a good pick for formula-fed babies, too. However, a few parents report leaks, and others say the nipple can collapse during feeding, frustrating hungry babies.

The Philips Avent Classic Feeding Bottle (*Est. $15 for three 9 oz. bottles) has been a popular choice for a while thanks to its durability, an anti-colic design and scores of compatible accessories. But experts say the bottle's especially worth a look now that the company has redesigned it with an included adapter ring to cut down on leaks that plagued previous versions. Parents appreciate its wide, easy-to-clean neck and sturdy construction. The vented nipple seems to work for a lot of babies, and many reviewers -- although not all -- say it cuts down on gas and fussiness. On the downside, some parents say the adapter ring requires a lot of trial and error to truly prevent leaks, and others say it's easy to lose or break.

Born Free's Classic Bottle (*Est. $15 for three 9 oz. bottles) also touts a breastfeeding-like flow and a "fuss free" anti-colic system that many reviewers say seems to do the trick. Experts report that this bottle is also durable, easy to clean and comfortable to hold, with especially easy-to-read markings that make precise filling a cinch. However, some users complain that there are just too many pieces to wash -- six, not including a travel cap -- and the bottle dripped a bit in expert tests.

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Tommee Tippee Bottle, 9 Ounce, 3 Count
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Philips AVENT BPA Free Classic Polypropylene Bottle, Blue, 9 Ounce, 3 Pack
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Born Free 9 oz. BPA-Free High-Heat Resistant Classic Bottle with ActiveFlow Venting Technology, 3-Pack
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Evenflo Classic Glass Bottle *Est. $13 for three 8 oz. bottles

3 picks including: About.com, Amazon.com…

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3 picks including: Amazon.com, BabyCenter.com…

Kid Kanteen Baby Bottle *Est. $17 for one 9 oz. bottle

1 pick including: About.com, Amazon.com…

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Evenflo 6 Pack Classic Glass Bottle, 8-Ounce
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Philips AVENT BPA Free Classic Polypropylene Bottle, Blue, 9 Ounce, 3 Pack
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Born Free 9 oz. BPA-Free High-Heat Resistant Classic Bottle with ActiveFlow Venting Technology, 3-Pack
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The First Years Breastflow 9-oz Bottle, 3-Pack
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Dr. Brown's 3 Pack BPA Free Polypropylene Bottle, 8 oz
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organicKidz Wide-Mouth Baby Bottle, Red Dots, 9 Ounce
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