Dr. Brown’s Options Wide-Neck Bottle is the market’s first convertible bottle that can be used with or without the vent system. This bottle features an ergonomic wide-neck design that is easy to fill and hold. The silicone nipple also has a broader base, which some breastfeeding moms prefer. In addition, the vent system is designed to grow with baby, and we recommend using this system to experience all the health benefits of our bottle. It helps reduce feeding problems, helps digestion and helps preserve vitamins. Some moms and dads find removing the vent a convenient option as their baby's feeding becomes more developed. The nipple venting creates a paced flow, and provides a feeding experience similar to most nipple-vented bottles. Dishwasher safe (top rack only). BPA-free.