best baby bottles, formula, and food of 2021

The best in baby bottles, formula, and food

Ovia parents’ favorite baby bottles, formula, and baby food.

What are the Ovia Family Awards?

Each year, we ask Ovia parents to vote for their favorite family products, including the bottles, formula and baby food that help fill and satisfy little stomachs. 

This year, we collected 40,000 votes and thousands of thoughtful recommendations from parents to find the best-of-the-best, tried-and-true products worthy of an Ovia Family Award. When you see the Ovia Family Award seal, you know the product you’re buying was selected by parents who’ve used it, trust it, and can genuinely recommend it to other families. To find the full list of Ovia Family Award Winners, tap here

In this category, we’re giving awards for:

  • Best bottle for breastfed babies
  • Best bottle for babies with acid reflux
  • Best ready to use formula
  • Best powdered formula
  • Best formula for sensitive babies
  • Best baby food brand

Best bottle for breastfed babies: Philips Avent Natural

For those breastfeeding, Ovia parents recommend the Philips Avent Natural bottle. They love that this bottle helps babies transition from breast to bottle and back again with ease to help you meet your breastfeeding goals, whatever they look like.

Here’s what Ovia families are saying about Philips Avent Natural

“These bottles are very good quality and very easy to clean. If you’re breastfeeding, you need a slow flow nipple for your bottle. I tried several, other brands either didn’t allow the baby to latch correctly, or just seemed to release the milk too quickly – either way causing the milk to dip out of the baby’s mouth as he was eating – the Avent works perfectly!”

“Not only am I a momma, but I work in childcare and these are the bottles with the most consistent flow and the bottle least likely to leak with heating!”

“Our son has no problem switching between breast and bottle. We like these because he seems to take in minimal air and we can control his flow intake so he has less gas bubbles/GI upset.”

Think this might be the bottle for you?

Best bottle for babies with acid reflux: Dr. Browns Original

Many babies have acid reflux. Rest assured that it should dissipate between 9-12 months (though if they’re experiencing these more serious symptoms, you should contact their provider). For most babies, finding the right bottle will help slow the flow of milk and soothe stomach discomfort. And after we tallied the votes — 1,500+ of them in this category — Dr. Browns Original was our breakout star!

Here’s what Ovia families are saying about Dr. Browns Original

“This is the bottle we started with in the hospital and it was great. Definitely helps control the flow for our little one as she had pretty bad reflux. I recommend this bottle for any babies with reflux.”

“These bottles saved my baby boy from having more gas, because they slow him down. I love the glass ones!”

In the market for a solution to baby’s reflux? Get shopping!

Best ready to use formula: Enfamil NeuroPro Baby Formula

Whether you’re interested in supplementing breastfeeding or transitioning to formula, Ovia parents count on Enfamil NeroPro Baby Formula to nourish growing bodies and minds. This ready-to-use formula takes one thing off busy parents’ lists. 

Here’s what Ovia families are saying about Enfamil NeuroPro Baby Formula

“Our pediatrician recommended this for supplements when we needed our son to gain weight and he loved it.”

“Life saver to have on hand if breastfeeding doesn’t work or if you just don’t want to breastfeed! Makes feedings super simple.”

Sound like the right fit for your family? Shop Enfamil!

Best powdered formula: Similac Pro-Advance

Best formula for sensitive babies: Similac Sensitive Infant Formula

Powdered formula is affordable, easy to prepare, and a great option for many families. If you’re looking for a powdered formula or one that soothes sensitive stomachs — Ovia parents recommend Similac to satisfy and calm their babies.

Here’s what Ovia families are saying about Similac

Best powdered formula: Similac Pro-Advance

“Helped my baby gain weight when breastmilk wasn’t enough.”

“Easy measure, quick mixing, and I never had it clog the nipple of the bottle. Highly recommend!”

Best formula for sensitive babies: Similac Sensitive Infant Formula

“I used this for supplementing breast milk with my older one who’s lactose intolerant.”

“When a lot of the formulas I tried had my babies stomach hurting, this one soothed the best.”

Shop Simliac’s powdered formula and their formula for sensitive stomachs. 

Best baby food brand: Gerber

Transitioning to baby food is a big deal and Ovia parents sent in 1,400+ votes in this category to help new parents feel prepared for this milestone. When the votes were all in, Gerber came out on top for their quality and wide selection of flavors. 

Here’s what Ovia families are saying about Gerber baby food

“Great flavors and easy to find anywhere!”

“Gerber is best for when the baby is ready to eat baby food.”

“Love all Gerber organic.”

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