1 Stars By sam on 2015-04-03
don't waste your money, waste cheap product
This is the worst brush I have ever purchased, the bristles are falling apart within just a few days of use.very disappointed with this. Also I would recommend munchkin brand over this,which is much more strong n better than this one.it doesn't clean the bottle properly. No use of buying. I bought it after seeing good reviews, but I would not recommend it.
5 Stars By Jeffrey J. on 2016-03-29
Lets me clean the bottle nipples
What makes this bottle brush stand out to me is the suction-cup stand and the nipple-washing nib on the bottom.
The sponge and brush work as well as the dollar store brush we had on hand, but the ability to stand it upright next to the sink to dry out between uses and the textured end for getting formula residue out of the nipple makes this one my go-to bottle brush.
Warning to others- this brush did go bald fairly quickly (a couple months?) and cleaning up the bristles was a pain, but I think this was because of the way it's used in our house. My husband bends the brush to an angle in order to scrub and I bend the brush back to use it, so it got bent back and forth multiple times a day. We're replacing it with two- a Mom brush and a Dad brush to see if that improves it's longevity
The photos show our sad, naked bristle end (note the way the wires at the bottom have loosened entirely from the bending) and the FANTASTIC nipple washer.
By N. Sarode
on 2017-09-20 Dr. Brown's doesn't dissapoint
We use Dr. Brown's bottles and the first brush we bought was the cheaper Munchkin one from Target (Munchkin Sponge Bottle Brush, Blue
). The choice was made mainly due to its cheaper cost and with the thought "its just a bottle brush, how much better can a more expensive brush be. Dr. Brown's brush is just charging premium for its brand name". Boy was I wrong ! Dr. Brown's brush is way better hands down. The bristles are softer, more dense and the as a whole looks and feels better constructed. The nipple brush is pretty efficient and small things like not needing to unscrew it from the bottom of the brush ( like Munchkin) makes a lot of difference when you are cleaning bottles twice a day everyday ! All in all, I won't hesitate to buy this brush in the future (though I am guessing the one I bought will last us a long time).
Though this is Dr. Brown's brand, this brush is generic enough to be used for any bottles. If using their brand bottles, you still need to use the small slender vent cleaning brush separately though.
3 Stars By Dee S on 2017-04-29
It's ok, but I bought the OXO Tot Bottle Brush at the same time, and that works much better for me. I use these to clean glass tea tumblers, and Stainless Steel travel mugs. This one has the spongy top, and doesn't clean the bottoms of the bottles right. I always see the black tea residue at the bottom, and try to scrub, but because of the spongy bits, there's only a tiny surface (where the metal bit inside holds it up), so the bottoms don't get clean. Also, the OXO Tot Bottle Brush has harder/better bristles which just get the sides of my bottles clean. This one has too thin bristles and requires a lot of up/down movements to clean anything. Since this one is a bit thinner, it might be better for easily breakable bottles. However for mhy purposes, the OXO is much better (although it looks like a toilet brush lol). I wouldn't buy again....
5 Stars By JessiM on 2016-01-05
You need this brush
All bottle brushes are NOT created equally. This one is better than the others. Go ahead and spend the extra, because it's totally worth it. Here's why...
I spent the first couple of months using a less expensive brush. I figured it would be fine. But, I noticed a white haze really starting to build up at the bottom of the bottle. (Breast milk is notorious for being hard to clean!) The bristles on a regular brush can't touch it (especially the corners), no matter how you work it. Sure, the sides of the bottle were getting clean, but not bottom. I sucked it up and got this brush and now because of the sponge on the end, I can get that pesky residue out of the whole bottle. Nice to know it's actually clean before giving it to my baby.
As for other reviews about it falling apart, I've had zero problems with it at all. Another plus (and requirement for me) is that it comes with the base so it can stand up. A brush I previously had purchased had a nipple brush with a suction cup that screwed in and served as the base. I didn't like that because it seemed like a great place to cultivate some germs. Ewe.
I wish I hadn't wasted my money in the first place on something else. Just buy this one and be done with it.
5 Stars By Nyleve on 2017-04-18
Convenient Bottle Brush
This is my third baby bottle brush, and it looks like it's gonna be my last! I tried 2 other brands; 1 lower end price and another more expensive brush and I had issues with both. I love the sponge and bristle combo, it cleans more thoroughly. Also, as small as it may seem, the fact that the nipple attachment is connected to the bottom of the brush where you don't have to unscrew it, just flip it over to use, makes my life that more convenient. When you wash bottles and sippy cups for both an infant and a toddler, those few seconds of convenience matter. This was my first Dr. Brown's brand purchase and I love it.
4 Stars By Jennifer on 2017-04-08
Better than one in mega stores
Because of the design of this brush, I find that I use the bottle nipple cleaner A LOT more than when I used the type of brush Target carries. Since this one has the cleaner exposed while in use, I can quickly flip the wand over, clean out the nipple, and then go back to cleaning the rest of the bottle part. I know it seems silly, but the other ones from the store require you unscrewing a bottom to get to the nipple brush and then the wand to hold is shorter, so it was really annoying, causing me to skip cleaning out the nipple more often than I'd like to admit when I had those types. With this type, I clean everything each time! The only improvement they could make is that I feel the top bristle/sponge portion isn't that tough, so you have to be more delicate with using it than with other brushes, or the entire top bends and breaks quicker than I'd like.
3 Stars By Joeyyungrocks on 2018-07-30
The second brush was horrible. After a few uses
Baby has been 8 months old and we've been through 3 of these brushes and starting our 4th one thats a Nuby brand. The first brush we had was decent and lasted us about 5 months! I bought a new one since I figured it's time to replace our old and we were going on a trip. The second brush was horrible. After a few uses, the metal stalk broke and the brush was bent and hanging by a thread. We stopped using it and bought another one and after over a month, the spongy part, at the top, started to fall apart and shed pieces of foam into our bottles. Now, we are onto our 4th and no longer want to buy another Dr. Brown's brush. It's known for its brand and if all were as good as our first brush, I would give it all 5 stars but I have been through 3 brushes and now I am convinced the brush quality isn't that great. There's way many more brands and brushes to choose from so I will stop wasting on money on this brush.
5 Stars By Dee on 2018-05-26
So far so good!
I don’t have much to compare this to (first child) but this brush rocks. I’ll start with the only concern I have, which isn’t even an issue yet. That is how long this brush will be able to stay together and in good shape. The quality is great but I can’t help but wonder how long the sponge will be able to maintain its shape and function with the constant use and stress on the slender neck where the sponge meets the bristles. So far though (about a week), this brush has held up to the abuses bestowed upon it.
What I like about the brush:
• The suction cup feature is brilliant. I love not having to take up valuable space on the drying rack and not having to lay it down on the counter. It’s also very easy to move around (tip: sprinkle some water on the surface you want to stick it to and it will have a stronger hold).
• The nipple cleaner on the tip. I didn’t even know it was there until I started reading the reviews, so that was a cool little bonus.
•. Overall design is great and works on the hodgepodge collection of bottle brands we have in the house. The only ones I use anything additional for are the Dr Brown’s long, narrow tubes that go inside the bottle itself. And guess what? That smaller brush size is included in this purchase!
In conclusion, I’m very happy with the purchase. I don’t see myself having to try additional models and brands as this one suits my needs perfectly. If I have to replace this one, I’ll likely buy the same exact one again.
5 Stars By Hannah Wood on 2017-08-05
EXCELLENT brush! Wouldn't use any other kind!
We've been though 3 of these in 2 years. They are the best bottle brush ever!! The bristles aren't too rigid and fling soap everywhere, the foam is dense enough that it actually cleans (compared to Munchkin brand brush). Two things to watch out for: the stand may get a bit moldy if left alone for awhile - dip in some bleach from time to time, and the coating of the metal holding the foam may crack and rust if you're really hard on it. Just pay attention and don't let the brush & stand sit in water. Despite those two things, I will definitely buy this brush again and again!