While glass baby bottles may sound new to you (given plastic is the norm nowadays), they are, in fact, a classic that has long existed since our grandmother's era.
Nonetheless, glass baby bottles are making a comeback in recent years, studies have found. They are quite different from the old ones though, now with upgraded characteristics to hold their own.
Top 5 Best Glass Bottles
More and more parents are leaning towards glass bottles nowadays because these are the only ones that you can be 100% sure are free of any harmful chemicals (and that's not just BPA).
If you choose to give glass bottles a go, why not check out our glass baby bottles reviews below to find out the best glass bottles available in the market nowadays.
Glass vs. Plastic
Although there are other materials such as silicone and stainless steel, more often than not glass and plastic bottles are the most popular options among parents.
Here is a side-by-side comparison of some of the pros and cons of both Glass and Plastic:
Easier to clean
High thermal shock resistant
Can be hard to grip
Prone to scratches
Cannot immerse in hot water
So, Which One is Better?
As you can see, both Glass and Plastic bottles have their own pros and cons. When it comes to choosing one, it really is a trade-off between what you want and at the end of the day, is a personal preference.
We lean towards glass bottles to be honest, mainly because of the peace of mind it brings, knowing that absolutely NO chemical is going into baby's tummy.
We also love how they can be cleaned thoroughly and be soaked in boiling hot water.
Even though they may be slightly pricier than plastic bottles, it works out long term wise because we don't need to dispose them as often (compare to scratchy plastic ones), well, that is if we are careful enough not to break them.
How to Clean Glass Baby Bottles
Just like how you will clean your plastic bottles, you do the same thing with your glass baby bottles.
Getting a brush cleaner kit is probably the first thing to do as they help to get into every nook and cranny. Otherwise, just a simple bottle brush will do the trick (this is a favourite, while this is perfect for travelling and it doesn't get any cheaper than this).
After cleaning, you should always sterilise the bottles to make sure they are 100% germ-free. This is when the perks of glass bottles become apparent - you can boil them in hot water if you do not want to spend extra money buying a bottle steriliser.
This is something plastic bottles cannot achieve (if you are boiling them, you should stop now!) because the high heat will melt them, or worse, release plastic chemicals that are harmful to your baby.
So if you're still hesitating whether or not you should have a go at glass baby bottles, we would say why not?