Playtex VentAire Instructions

By Erin Watson-Price
The Playtex VentAire helps reduce painful gas.
The Playtex VentAire helps reduce painful gas.

The Playtex created the VentAire Advanced bottles to help reduce the air introduced into a baby’s formula during feeding. The bottle contains a venting system to allow air into the bottle from the end rather than through the nipple. This design not only prevents a vacuum from forming inside the bottle, but also eliminates air bubbles inside the milk. In turn, the reduction of air in the milk helps prevent painful gas and colic in babies. Playtex VentAire Advanced is available in standard for infants and wide for newborns.

Assemble the bottle. Place the vent inside the end ring and screw it onto the flat end of the bottle. Once filled with liquid, place the nipple through the nipple ring and screw it onto the angled neck. The unique design of the VentAire bottle allows for the bottle to stand upright without leaking.

Warm the formula. Playtex recommends that the formula be warmed up separate from the bottle. However, the VentAire Advanced bottles should be compatible with a bottle warmer, as long as you follow the bottle warmer's instructions. Be advised that the VentAire Advanced line of bottles have not been extensively tested with bottle warmers. Test the bottle's integrity, before giving it to your baby.

Hold the baby in an upright or semi-upright position. The angled neck of the VentAire bottle allows greater comfort for you and baby while feeding in an upright position. This position helps prevent gas and ear infections.

Disassemble the bottle for cleaning. Playtex VentAire Advanced bottles are dishwasher safe. Remove the nipple from the nipple ring and the vent from the end ring before placing all parts of the bottle on the upper rack of the dishwasher. If you prefer to wash the bottle by hand, allow the pieces to soak in warm, soapy water for at least one minute. Dry all pieces thoroughly before reassembling.

Tip

Only use nipples specifically designed for VentAire bottles. Other nipples allow air into the bottle through the milk, increasing the baby’s risk of gas.

Substitute Playtex Drop-Ins NaturaLatch nipples on the VentAire Advanced wide bottle, if desired. However, the standard bottle will only accommodate VentAire standard nipples.

About the Author

Transplanted Yankee Erin Watson-Price lives in Birmingham, Ala., and has been writing freelance articles since 1997. She worked as writer/co-editor for Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue's newsletter, "The Long and the Short of It." In 2007 she obtained a certification as a copy editor. Watson-Price holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.