This year I am making a conscious effort to reduce the amount of plastic we use at home.  This includes our food storage containers, plastic bags and even our new baby’s toys. I didn’t think about the baby’s bottles until I learned about Lifefactory’s glass bottles.  Their glass bottles are made from non-toxic materials, and are free from BPA, phthalates, PVC, polycarbonate, lead and latex.  Many plastic baby bottles made prior to 2009 included BPA, which has prompted many moms to start thinking about using the glass bottle again.

I was pleasantly surprised about how easy it was to hold the glass bottle.  Lifefactory bottles have a silicone sleeve that protects the glass from breaking.  My two year old took the bottle and threw it into the sink one day and it didn’t break.  It made me more confident about how strong the bottles are.  Although I am nursing, our baby boy was very hungry in the early weeks and needed a little extra formula.  I tested the 9 oz. glass baby bottle with a Stage 2 nipple.  Although the nipple took about a minute to get used to, the baby latched on well.  The bottle was  lighter weight than I expected too.  My favorite part about the glass bottle…it’s dishwasher safe!  I never put my plastic baby bottles in the dishwasher in the past, but I tried the glass bottle and it came out crystal clear and no residue was on the sleeve either.  That benefit alone makes glass more appealing to me!
The only negatives for me with the bottle is that it is trickier to measure water in it and the width was slightly larger than my bottle warmer. The markings for ounces are on the outer sleeve, below is a picture noting how they are marked.

To learn more about Lifefactory visit their website for information or to order a Starter Kit, which includes two 4oz bottles, two 9 oz bottles, plus extra nipples and solid caps.  It would make a great baby shower gift!

Tell me what did you use (using!) for your baby?  Would you be interested in a glass bottle?

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Disclosure: I was provide sample products from Lifefactory to review.  This in no way influenced my opinion written here.