Closer to Nature Advanced Comfort baby bottles are designed to reduce the symptoms of colic. The unique venting system eliminates the air your baby ingests during their bottle feed.
Closer to nature Advanced Comfort baby bottles come in 250ml sizes and teats are available in slow, medium and fast flow.
Availability: Babies R Us
We love …
- designed to eliminate the symptoms of colic
- reasonably priced for an anti-colic bottle/pouch
- breast-like teat
- comfortable to hold (for you and your baby)
In use …
The first thing you’ll notice about the Closer to Nature Advance Comfort bottles is that they have a little propeller looking insert. This is the valve system that eliminates air from your baby’s feed. Rather than the air being sucked into the breast milk or formula each time your baby pauses during a feed, the Advance Comfort’s valve system allows air to be sucked underneath the rim, through the straw and to the bottom of the bottle. Effectively trapping the air below the formula.
The Advanced Comfort silicone teat is larger than most and features little ridges on the inside so it feels and acts like a real nipple. This makes it easier for your to switch between bottle and breast feeds. (Bottles come standard with a slow flowing teat.)
We use Closer to Nature bottles at home and we’ve always loved the lightweight, ergonomic design. The dimpled sides make Closer to Nature bottles easy to hold when you’re feeding your baby and easy for your baby to grasp when they are ready to feed themselves.
All Closer to Nature products are BPA free.
Consider this …
Closer to Nature Advance Comfort baby bottles have extra parts which makes them more fiddly to clean, sterilise and dry. They come complete with a tiny brush to clean the venting mechanism. While this takes extra time and effort, I can only imagine that the anti-colic benefits far outweigh the extra work (I’ve been fortunate not to have a baby affected by colic).
You can only use the Advance Comfort bottles with the venting system in place, otherwise it’s too easy for your baby (or even yourself) to pull out the teat when the bottle is full. This is annoying because your baby will grow out of colic somewhere between 4 to 6 months. So if you want to keep using your Advance Comfort bottles after that, you’ll have to continue to use the vent (rather than just removing it).
Likewise, the Advance Comfort bottles are not compatible with other Closer to Nature bottles.
The verdict …
There aren’t many anti-colic feeding options (bottles or pouches) on the market, so the Closer to Nature Advanced Comfort range is a welcome, and reasonably priced, option.
To celebrate the release of the Advanced Comfort baby bottle range, we have a Closer to Nature New Bub Prize Pack to giveaway. Our Closer to Nature prize pack includes 4 x Closer to Nature Advanced Comfort™ bottles and a Closer to Nature Electric Steam Steriliser valued at $209.96.
Competition is now closed. Click here for winners details