Baby Bottles: Ratings of Sources
Total of 21 Sources
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by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentWhen it comes to user reviews, Amazon.com is the treasure trove -- with more than 5,600 reviews on nearly 300 baby bottle products, many of which have a large number of useful comments from parents. While one or two user reviews for a given bottle are less helpful, larger numbers of reviews are useful because patterns begin to emerge. For baby bottles, we found that large numbers of user reviews were ultimately more helpful than cursory recommendations from other sources.
by Contributors to BabiesRUs.com
Our AssessmentThis Toys "R" Us website aimed at all things baby is similar to Amazon.com, with reviews for the many baby bottles available through their Babies "R" Us storefront. Unfortunately, it is difficult to navigate through the more than 2,000 baby bottle user reviews. Even though you can sort by ratings, you first have to click on a specific model, then click again to read reviews, ultimately making for cumbersome reading. Most of the bottles receive a 4-star rating, but it's the amount of reviews a bottle receives that allows you to see whether that rating is a strong one or not. Bottles with over 70 user reviews tend to be in the middle of the results.
Best Baby Bottles
by Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Our AssessmentThis review site has accumulated over 4,700 user reviews. Some models, such as the Playtex Drop-Ins Premium BPA-Free Nurser, has more than 800 reviews while others have only a few posts each. Entries are easy to navigate, and there's a useful ratings summary for each model. Users can rate each bottle on child's comfort, leak prevention, ease of cleaning, keeping air out and durability.
Five Great Bottles By BPA-Free Companies
by Naomi Shapiro
Our AssessmentNaomi Shapiro is a guest reviewer on ZRecommends.com, a commercial blog that includes product reviews aimed at parents. She has a useful review of five BPA-free bottles: the Adiri Natural Nurser, the BornFree Plastic Bottle, the Green to Grow Plastic Bottle, the Siliskins Bottle and the ThinkBaby bottle. Each gets a write-up with details on materials and components, plus some general observations and an overall rating. Note that the Adiri Natural Nurser is no longer available commercially, unless you can find it on a second-hand or closeout site.
15 BPA-Free Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups
by Heather Eng
Our AssessmentFifteen BPA-free baby bottles and sippy cups are included in a slideshow in this detailed review. Each product receives a lengthy review, including a discussion of both pros and cons based on feedback from a mom tester. The review is informative, and we like the fact that each product was tested individually; however, no clear winners are selected among the 15 covered products.
What's the Best Baby Bottle for…?
by Editors of The Essential Infant Resource for Moms
Our AssessmentThis detailed buying guide to baby bottles offers a helpful discussion of the most common complaints surrounding baby bottles. Editors pick a best baby bottle for fussiness and gas, breastfeeding, a glass bottle and a best budget bottle. Honorable mentions are also included in each category. Written reviews also point out potential drawbacks for each recommended bottle.
Best Baby Bottles
by Editors of MomFinds.com
Our AssessmentThis brief review includes picks for the five best baby bottles in various categories, such as best glass bottle and best bottle for preemies. While we're not sure which selection criteria were used, the reviews are well balanced, offering both pros and cons for each recommendation.
by Contributors to Target.com
Our AssessmentMore than 1,100 users post reviews on Target's website, while most are positive there are a few bottles that get less than stellar ratings. As with most user reviews, there are some good individual reviews here, but as with the Babies "R" Us website and Diapers.com, finding and reading the reviews takes more clicking around, so the site is ultimately not as helpful as Amazon.com or Viewpoints.com.
Top 6 Baby Bottles
by Robin Elise Weiss
Our AssessmentAbout.com's guide to pregnancy and childbirth, Robin Elise Weiss, ranks her top six baby bottles. Each bottle gets a short descriptive paragraph, but none of the comments indicate that Weiss tested the bottles herself or has any personal experience with them. Only the Baby MilkBank Bottles get a longer review. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
The Five Best Baby Bottles
by Editors of LilSugar.com
Our AssessmentEditors of LilSugar.com list their top five baby bottle picks in a slideshow, along with a brief review of each. Unfortunately, this review appears to recommend general brands rather than specific bottles in most cases. Reviews are also highly positive, but editors do note important safety features (such as the absence of BPA).
Bottles & Nipples
by Contributors to Diapers.com
Our AssessmentDiapers.com is the official online retailer for popular baby and parenting resource site BabyCenter.com. Visitors are able to leave reviews and ratings for baby bottles and other products. Many feeding products are included in a general search for baby bottles, although it is possible to narrow the search results by the type of bottle, such as glass or plastic, or by bottle sets. Bottles aren't as heavily reviewed on Diapers.com as they are on some other consumer sites, such as Amazon.com or ToysRUs.com, but some bottles receive 50+ reviews.
by Editors of BabyGadget.net
Our AssessmentBabyGadget.net shows a variety of different feeding products for infants and children alike. Although the site doesn't seem to be frequently updated, it does have some excellent information about a wider variety of products than on most other sites.
The ZRecs Guide to Safer Children's Products -- Bottles
by Editors of ZRecsGuide.com
Our AssessmentThe ZRecs Guide to Safer Children's Products provides ratings for baby bottles made by 29 manufacturers. Ingredients of concern are listed, and a confidence rating for safety is provided for each. The site is difficult to navigate, however, because bottles of only one brand can be viewed at a time.
Buying Guide: Best Baby Bottles
by Christine Fox
Our AssessmentFive baby bottles, one per category, are recommended in this buying guide from StyleBakeryMom.com, although the author doesn't disclose whether she has tested each recommended product individually. No individual product reviews are offered; rather, the review simply lists the category and chosen product.
Avent Baby Feeding Bottles
by Heather Corley
Our AssessmentAbout.com's guide to baby products, Heather Corley, includes a useful review of Avent's baby bottles on this website, and nearly 25 readers weigh in with comments. Reviews are mixed; the Avent bottles receive an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5, with several reviewers noting that these bottles leak. This review would be more useful if other brands were compared. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Best and Safest Baby Bottles - BPA Free
by Diane MacEachern
Our AssessmentDiane MacEachern is an author and expert on eco-friendly products. She selects the most environmentally friendly and safe baby bottles in this review on Tibesti.com, although the reviews of individual products are sparse. It appears as though these bottles were selected based on their eco-friendliness and not on actual performance, but the methodology used in selecting the top picks isn't described.
by Contributors to Epinions.com
Our AssessmentThere are approximately 20 parent-written reviews of baby bottles at Epinions.com, and the review templates are useful in that Epinions specifically asks contributors for both pros and cons. Although there aren't nearly as many reviews here for baby bottles as at Amazon.com, some of the individual reviews go into great depth.
A Mellow Baby Is the Very Best Kind
Our AssessmentCoolMomPicks.com is written by a few moms who tend to track down cool stuff. They tend to write about "non-mainstream products and services, particularly those from indie or emerging designers and mom/women-run companies." While it is clear that the product is being tested or used, there isn't a lot of criticism.
Wee-Go Glass Bottles
by Editors of BabyGadget.com
Our AssessmentThis is another site that highlights hip things to make motherhood cool by focusing on products with sleek design elements. Reviews tend not to be substantial but address issues such as BPA and eco-friendliness.
Steel Yourself for Stainless Baby Bottles
by Editors of CoolMomPicks.com
Our AssessmentThis review covers the Pura Stainless Steel Kiki baby bottle, and the positive features of stainless steel. The review on this site is fairly superficial, and there is no information on whether or not this is essentially a republished press release or an honest review.
Babble Best 2011 Baby Bottles
by Editors of Babble.com
Our AssessmentBabble.com's product roundups are generally thorough and well researched. This roundup, however, seems lacking in research and several of the picks have been discontinued.