Buying baby bottles is a harder task than it seems. There are a wide range of choices, including the infamous glass baby bottles. How are you supposed to understand if these are best?
Below are the pros and cons of glass bottles so you can make a smart decision on if they’re best for your baby.
Glass Bottle Pros:
Chemical-Free: It is a unquestionable that glass bottles are chemical-free, and there’s no need to worry about chemicals getting into the milk/formula.
Simpler to clean: Glass bottles are much, much easier to clean than plastic since they are less likely to get scratches and retain odors and residue. Small scratches, which plastic is famous for, make minute spaces for bacteria to grow. It’s also very easy to tell when glass is clean vs. dirty unlike plastic.
Sanitizing: You can heat up glass to high temperatures without having to be scared about it melting. So you can really sanitize your bottles.
Tastes better: Plastic bottles absorb numerous scents, tastes, and odors into formula or breastmilk. On the other hand, glass seals in the purity of taste of its liquids.
Durable: Glass bottles are way more sturdy than plastic ones. Unless they happen to break, your glass bottles can last through many newborns.
Glass Bottle Cons:
More expensive: Glass bottles are more expensive since the material is pricier and the method of producing them is more time consuming.
Not readily available: You most likely won’t be able to find any glass bottles at your nearby discount store. You will have to go to a nearby health food store or order off of the web.
Fewer choices: There aren’t quite as many choices for glass bottles as there for plastic. But there are still a real good variety available on the web. Well-known ones online are Avent, HEVEA, Evenflo, Lifefactory, and Dr. Brown’s.
Heavy: Glass bottles usually are on the heavy side which can make it hard for your baby to grasp.