When I was a mom-to-be, I was overwhelmed with the amount of baby bottles available. Seriously, there are TONS! However, since both my husband and I are concerned with all the chemicals in plastic bottles, we decided that we’re going to use glass bottles for our DD. We try to limit plastic use for our own safety, so why wouldn’t we do the same for our baby.
Luckily, choosing glass over plastic narrowed down our options greatly, since there aren’t that many glass baby bottles available. After much research, I decided to get the Lifefactory baby bottles.
Things I like about these glass bottles:
- They can be used with the Medela breast pumps.
- Each bottle comes with its own bright colored silicone sleeve that gives the bottle its unique design. And it has a purpose, too – protecting my hands from hot glass after warming milk in them.
- Every part of the bottle (the nipples, cap, silicone sleeve, etc) are BPA-free and phthalate free.
- These bottles are dishwasher safe, including the sleeves. And, they don’t need to be removed when the bottles need washing.
- The nipples can be replaced with sippy caps transforming the bottles into sippy cups when DD was ready.
- And the best part, the glass used to create the bottles are thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means that it can go from freezer to boiling water without cracking or breaking. Now that our DD is a toddler, I’m still warming her milk in boiling water using these bottles. And it’s true, our bottles have not break or crack at all. A huge plus for me.
However, like any other great products, there is a price to pay. And it’s quite a steep one for a baby bottle. These bottles come in 2 sizes: a 4-oz bottle that cost roughly $12/bottle and a 9oz bottle that cost roughly $15. But with all the benefits of using glass for the safety of our DD, it’s definitely worth it.
Another advantage of using these bottles is that they will last. When we’re ready for a second baby, I don’t need to worry about getting new bottles since the ones we have still looks almost new, even after two years of daily washes. The glass are still clear with no scratches and the sleeves are quite sturdy that there are no tears.
If you’re worried about breaking the bottles and having to purchase a new one, the glass bottle itself can be replaced at the Lifefactory website for a few dollars, just make sure the sleeves are kept for the replacement bottles.
I recommend these bottles to any moms looking for glass baby bottles.