Having Trouble with Playtex Ventaire Bottles - the Nipples Are Not Holding Up

Updated on April 13, 2008
L.R. asks from Waterloo, IL
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We have the playtex ventaire bottles which I like, but the nipples on them don't seem to last very long before the opening is too big. Someone told me that they thought Doctor Browns nipples fit, but they weren't sure. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks, L.

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answers from Kansas City on

Hi L.,

I used the vent air bottles with my youngest daughter and my daycare kids used them when they were on the bottle. And the Dr. Browns nipples do fit the vent air bottles. They have mich nicer nipples and they have a variety of flows for the age of your baby. Hope this helps, W.



answers from St. Joseph on

Have you tried using the Ventaire bottles that are natural shape? Those nipples seem to be a little more durable. I would get the stage 2 nipples though. The stage 1 nipples have a very small hole.

Just a question too. What do you do from home? I am wanting to stay home and work but I have a lot of trouble believing some of the things that I hear or read about companies that you can work with from home.

Thanks. Hope my info was helpful.



answers from Kansas City on

Do you put them in the dishwasher or use a wire cleaning brush cause I found that if I just hand wash them, the nipples seemed to last longer. My 9 month old loves the sippy cup and gets her chewing out on it. You just have to find one that doesn't have a fast flow.



answers from Wichita on

do you have the wider ones, or the standard ones? any standard nipple will fit the regular bottles. i don't know about the wider ones, though.

i know what you mean--those darn things don't last long at all!


answers from Kansas City on

i know your son is only 7 months but is he chewing on the nipple? if so he might be ready to start transitioning to a more sippie-cup style. we bought some at wal-mart that had a regular sippie tip, but they were tough rubber and have a stopper you can put in to slow the flow down. since they actually screw onto a bottle it worked really well for my son as a transition from bottle to cup. i want to say they were gerber but i left my son's in his room last night so i can't go check ;) sorry! anyway if you're in walmart check out that aisle and you might find something that would work. good luck!



answers from St. Louis on

I heard that if you boil the nipples on the stove that the holes shrink back to regular size. I had this problem with those bottles too but I've never tried it, I just replace them. I spend WAY more time at Target in the baby aisle than I do over the stove.

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