Baby Bottle/Nipple Compatibility

Shop for Baby Bottle Nipples

Due to all the uncertainty regarding which bottle nipples work with which baby bottles, The Glass Baby Bottle decided to try and help clear up all this nipple confusion :)

Some standard guidelines are to use wide neck nipples on wide neck bottles, and standard or regular nipples with regular neck baby bottles. Also, as a general rule of thumb, if a bottle is vented to help prevent colic it is best to use only the nipple designed for that specific brand of bottle. Vented bottles tend to leak and cause irregular feeding when a non-brand specific nipple is used.

Tips For Nipple Collapse

Anything that causes a vacumm within the baby bottle can lead to the nipple collapsing during feeding, leading to frustration for baby and mom. The following conditions can create nipple collapse even with a compatible bottle/nipple combination:

  • Collar is too tight -- if you tighten the collar and nipple too tightly onto the neck of the bottle, you are more likely to have the issue of nipple collapse. Keep the collar on just tight enough to prevent the liquid from dripping out.
  • Nipple flow rate is too slow -- if your baby is an aggressive feeder for his/her age the age, ranges for different stage nipples may not apply. If the nipple flow rate is too slow it can easily lead to nipple collapse. Try using a nipple with a faster flow rate.

Here's a chart listing the bottles we carry (or have carried in the past) and which nipples they are compatible with:

Baby Bottle/Nipple Compatibility Chart
Bottle
Has Own
Brand Nipple?
Supplied With Also Compatible With
Vented?
Lifefactory 4 oz.
Yes
Stage 1 (0-3 months) Standard Regular Neck Nipple
No
Lifefactory 9 oz.
Yes
Stage 2 (3-6 months) Standard Regular Neck Nipple
No
Pura 11 oz Stainless Steel
Yes
Medium Flow Born Free, Thinkbaby, and Dr. Brown's wide mouth nipples
No
Pura 5 oz Stainless Steel
Yes
Slow Flow Born Free, Thinkbaby, and Dr. Brown's wide mouth nipples
No
Born Free Wide Neck 5 & 9oz
Yes
Level 1 (0-3 months) Compatibility with other nipples not guaranteed
Yes
Dr. Brown's Glass 7 & 3.5 oz
Yes
Level 1 (0-3 months) Only Use Dr. Brown's nipples
Yes
Klean Kanteen 9 oz Stainless Steel
Yes
Medium Flow (6+ mo.) Only Use Klean Kanteen nipples
Yes
Klean Kanteen 5 oz Stainless Steel
Yes
Slow Flow (0-6 mo.) Only Use Klean Kanteen nipples
Yes
Phillips Avent Natural Glass Bottle, 8 & 4 oz Wide Neck
Yes
Slow Flow (1-3 mo.) Only Use Avent nipples
Yes
Coddlelife Borosilicate Glass Bottles
Yes
Stage 1 (0-3 months) All Coddlelife nipples
Yes
5 Phases Glass, 8 & 4 oz
Yes
Stage 1 (0-3 months) Compatibility with other nipples not guaranteed
Yes
Green To Grow Plastic
Yes
Slow Flow (0-3 months) Gerber NUK nipples
No
Green To Grow Glass Bottles
Yes
Slow Flow (0-3 months) Green To Grow Regular Neck Nipples
No
Organic Kidz Stainless Steel 4oz & 9oz
Yes
Slow Flow Born Free, MAM, Thinkbaby, Avent & maybe some others
No
Silikids
No
Slow Flow Evenflow Standard Regular Neck Nipple
No