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Glass feeding bottles. They are a choice worth considering for every new or current mom. I decided to ditch plastic baby bottles over glass feeding baby bottles for a long-term reason. Like any other new mom, I started with baby plastic baby bottles. I didn’t know any better. Plastic baby bottles are the to-go baby bottles. They are commonly used by everyone because they are easily available everywhere and sold in bundles. They are also common because they are relatively cheaper than glass bottles. Don’t be surprised, some never knew glass feeding bottle is available.
After over a year of using plastic baby bottles to feed my daughter, I came to realize that it is not convenient for me in the longer run. I question the longevity and the quality of the bottles. My daughter will still be consuming her milk for another couple of years or so, might as well give glass bottles a chance. As a result of that, I got her one. She didn’t have any problem transitioning from a plastic baby bottle to a glass baby bottle. I love the outcome of having a glass feeding bottle that I will share with you below and I have never looked back since.
There are three main reasons why you should start owning a glass feeding bottle.
- Glass bottles are easier to clean. Most of us would sterilize feeding bottles almost daily. It is very important to get rid of all bacteria that can cause harm to our little one. Glass bottles can withstand the high heat from the dishwasher or sterilizers.
- Unlike plastic feeding bottles, glass feeding bottles last longer as they don’t scratch. Wash them for the 76135425th time, you would most likely see a scratch on them.
- Glass bottles do not leave odors and residue. The growth of microorganisms on plastic bottles or by any chemical reaction between minerals in the water and the plastic materials
Check out my video below to help you get a glimpse of a glass bottle I purchased recently. I had a good experience with the one I actually purchased about a year ago I decided to get a similar one for my younger child.
Let me share with you my top 5 glass feeding bottles. These top 5 feeding glasses that I chose are based on the ones I would find easily available in the market. Let’s normalize using glass feeding bottles.
Dr. Brown’s glass bottles were the first glass bottle that I came across. This vacuum-free glass bottle was the bottle that introduced my interest in glass bottles. Made with 100% recyclable glass making it perfect for eco-conscious parents like us. The glass bottles are very well made that even with constant washing on high in the dishwasher, the marking on the bottles does not fade. The bottles don’t get worn out as the plastic does.
I don’t worry about warning up glass bottles in hot or boiling water knowing there will be chemical-free content dispersing from the bottle like how the plastic bottle could. Dr. Brown’s glass bottles are also more durable with the silicone baby bottle sleeve. The sleeve would act as a protective layer for the bottle and keeping these bottles more durable. What I love with this, particularly Dr. Brown’s glass bottle features a vent system that is clinically proven to reduce colic. It is a great anti-colic bottle that helps to reduce spit-up, burping, and gas on babies. The green insert works to send air through the vent and away from the milk.
I consider the Philips AVENT Bottles quite well known. The Philips AVENT glass natural bottles are made with 60% glass, 10% plastic, and 30% silicone. I considered this is a good starting option to cut out as much plastic usage as possible. The glass quality of the bottle is as great. Washing and sterilizing the bottle will still be much easier than plastic bottles too. The bottles come with 2 easily remove blue silicone sleeves for both 4oz and 8oz bottles for better grip and to also make them more durable. The Philip AVENT glass bottle fits directly onto a Spectra S2 and Motif Luna. This will be a great pro for breast pumping moms that are into glass bottles.
This wide-neck anti-colic glass bottle by Tommy Tippee is made with 100% food-grade borosilicate glass. The bottles are known for their breast-like baby bottles. This particular glass bottle they came up with is not any different too. The 3-in-1 multifunctional glass bottle design ensures that you will be able to use the bottle throughout the precious stages of your little ones’ life from baby bottle to food jar and open cup. Like all feeding bottles, ensure you replace the teats every few months or so. A plus point for me with this Tommy Tippee glass bottle is that when your little one has outgrown drinking from the glass bottles, you can store food in these glass bottles too. Like mason jars! It is probably thicker than mason jars but does the job the same.
The Evenflo Classic Glass Bottle is known to be a more affordable glass baby bottle that is available on the market. Like most glass bottles, the Evenflo glass bottles are also durable, tough, and easy to clean. With its iconic shape, it is easy to hold while feeding making sure your little one is comfortable while taking her milk. The Evenflo features a 1 piece venting system to help reduce colic, reflux, and gas in babies. The vented plus bottles are easy to assemble and disassembled for thorough cleaning and sanitization.
Glass bottles do last through multiple kids and for multiple years as they are truly solid and long-lasting. The Evenflo feeding glass bottle is known to fit onto Medela and Ameda pumps perfectly well. I love that these bottles are available in other 2 different colors; lavender and teal. Silicone Glass Baby Bottle Cover is also available to protect and make the glass bottles more resistant to unexpected drops and falls.
The Lansinoh Glass Baby Bottle came out with the glass version of their bottle! Made from premium borosilicate glass that is heat and thermal shock-resistant and you may find it surprisingly lightweight and smoother. Another great nonplastic option for baby feeding bottles. The glass bottle does feature an air ventilation system designed to reduce colic and gas. They are compatible with the Lansinoh breast pump and some mothers say they were able to use it with their Spectra Pump as well.
There is never the same perfect solution for everyone. Each individual would find their solution from their own trial and error. So always keep an open mind when something works for you, it might not work for others. As much as we would like to think that all these glass bottles passed all the necessary quality checks and quality controls, some might slip through the cracks.
There you have it, my top 5 recommended glass feeding bottles for you to try on. Do you have any other bottles than the ones I recommend above? I would love to hear from you! Let me know by leaving your comments below.