The Philips AVENT Natural bottles comes in two sizes - either 9oz (260ml) or 4oz (125ml). Made of 100% BPA free plastic, the new design boasts an ergonomic grip and a twin vent (to minimise the occurrence of colic). There is also a glass version for those who prefer it. I personally feel that glass bottles are heavy and are not too easy to handle, especially since they get extremely hot post-sterilization!
I must confess, I actually chose AVENT bottles previously because I am big on aesthetics (I even opt for credit cards based on their interface!). I like the bottles for its simple and clean design, and since this trait also extends to their entire range, needless to say, I have always had a preference for their products.
Can I say I absolutely love the new bottle design?
It's simple and subtly sexy - with the ergonomic curvature giving it a hint of shapely flair. The bigger bottle fits nicely in my hands, whereas the smaller one can be held by just wrapping the forefinger and the thumb around it. It's made so that little hands are able to get a firmer grip.
Here is a comparison of the size between the Classic bottle, and the new Natural range. One thing to note is that even though the Natural bottle is compatible with the majority of the Philips AVENT range, it cannot be used (or interchanged) with the Classic bottles. So if you have existing bottles and would like to simply replace the teat, it is not possible since the new ones have a slightly bigger circumference.
The new bottles are taller and slightly wider at the base and top. It has the same capacity as the Classic range.
Another problem I encountered when I used the older bottles (apart from that adaptor ring!) was that there is leakage when the bottle is not twisted on properly. For those who are still on the Classic bottle, what I found worked was to NOT tighten the bottle top too much, weird as it may sound.
With the new bottles, I did not encounter any leakage at all, despite twisting on the top carelessly. It took one turn, and the bottle is sealed perfectly.
As for BabyMoo - the new Natural range seems to agree with him, because using one hand is cooler. He rocked it his way.
DISCLAIMER: This review post is part of a series of sponsored conversations between Philips AVENT Singapore and MummyMOO. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions expressed here are based on our personal experience.