BARE air free baby bottles are the newest anti colic bottles around. Much to my dismay, BARE baby bottles were not available for purchase when Bunny was at the age where bottles could be useful. I was very hopeful this bottle would be available when I needed it, because Bunny was VERY picky about her bottles. BARE was exciting to me because it looked like the breast in the way the nipple works and is supposed to help baby latch just like they would at the breast, making it easy to transition from breast to bottle. The air free design looked similar to the nurser bottles which use bags, only using bags is not very eco friendly. I was very excited to receive this bottle and try it out!
Because Bunny was no longer using bottles when I received this bottle to review, I was unable to obtain first hand knowledge using the BARE baby bottle with an infant. I did give it to Bunny to try and she was able to run around and drink from it. You can definitely use this bottle in an upright position.
The parts of the bottle are
|Top View of air plug|
|Bottom View of air plug|
After you have assembled and filled the bottle, now you need to expel the air.
|make sure bottle is upright|
The BARE bottle did leak the first few times I used it, around the air plug. The first air plug I received became damaged, and the company sent me a new air plug. The BARE takes a few tries to get the hang of it. After a few uses I was able to properly use the air plug without any leakage. All of the parts of the BARE bottle MUST be completely dry in order to be leak free.
I tested the leak proof ness against five other anti colic, anti air, more like the breast bottles. Only one of the five leaked when turned upside down.
“The Perfe-latch nipple features a short teat to stimulate baby to latch on areola (wide part of the nipple) and maintain a good seal. The teat extends when baby latches and sucks properly, to help prevent nipple confusion. No need for nipple stages; different size orifices on nipple’s teat allow baby to control flow rate with suction strength.”
Because of the air free design, the BARE bottle can be used while baby is sitting up. This positioning is helpful when doing paced bottle feeding, which is very beneficial and the recommended way to feed babies. (Read more about paced bottle feeding, and how to bottle feed a breast fed baby here.)
“From the way our nipples extend inside the baby’s mouth to the way air-free milk is dispensed only upon suction and natural flow that’s controlled by the baby’s suction strength, Bare® is designed to mimic a mother’s breast.”
Disclaimer: I received these items free to review. My views and opinions are my own.