When I was a brand new mom, I really wanted to have glass baby bottles knowing that I would be occasionally microwaving either my saved breastmilk or later on cow’s milk. After much reading, I made the plunge and bought the best glass baby bottle ever and three years later still have it (and a few more ;-)! I can’t wait to show you why the Lifefactory glass baby bottle is still my favorite choice, so keep reading below!
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Why Lifefactory glass baby bottles over others?
These have amazed me…like the abuse they have received from my babies without breaking is a bit mind-blowing. From being thrown on the hard kitchen floor during a fit or tossed out of the stroller… Or dropped from a highchair. Or stuffed in my backpack on the bottom next to another hard object. How they don’t break, I can only attribute to the companies specialty glass which makes it so these can go from frozen temps to boiling water without breaking, and also to the amazing silicone sleeve.
2. Silicone Sleeve
100% silicone, a nice thin layer protects the whole bottle. You can set this on concrete, tip it over, and know it will likely be protected from breaking. I also love the design of the holes in the silicone because silicone can sometimes get slippery if you don’t wash the sleeve all the time like me, but with the holes it does not feel slippery and its easy to grip no matter what. And it comes in such cute colors! O how I love the colors!! This sleeve is tricky to pull off so I rarely do, but you can soap it up and then it slips off just fine when you need to wash it really well.
I love knowing that when I heat up milk in the microwave, that no plastic is getting in to my baby. These bottles, sleeves, and nipples are BPA/BPS-free and phthalate-free, and dishwasher safe.
4. Turns from bottle to sippy cup
Not only do these have different nipples you can use, they also have sippy cup lids for later! Stage 1 nipples are 0-3 months, stage 2 are 3-6 months (though we have used these for waaaay longer as my kids LOVE their bottles, its a comfort item rather than a thumb or binky I think). I love having less cups in my cupboard so this is a nice option for you minimalists out there 😉
5. Fits other standard nipples, and most breast pumps .
As my kids have grown teeth, they have shred some plastic nipples, not going to lie! While you can buy replacement nipples for these, I have often found cheaper used standard size nipples and they fit in just fine. Also it fits onto most breast pumps.
1. Can actually break
In three years, I have broken one. I’m surprised just one! If my kids were breaking these all the time I could not afford to buy them often. And just to let you know, when it did break, it was on asphalt as Nigel chucked it out of the stroller. And asphalt is not as forgiving as even smooth concrete under a kitchen floor, so, that was that. And, to attest to the silicone sleeve helping, I have bought several other brands that come without the sleeve, and they have broken with the same wear and tear as my kids have given Lifefactory bottles that have not broken. Same amount of dropping, but without that silicone sleeve they just break.
The cheapest I have found these is around $9/bottle. Let me tell you, its worth it. I own three, and thats all I need. You can get yours here.
While we bought the 9 oz bottle for my son when he was guzzling the 4 oz ones(which actually hold about 5 oz when topped off)…I still prefer the smaller 4 oz bottles. No matter what size I offer them, they drink ALL of it, haha, which means, they were peeing out of their diapers ALL the time at night and naps. Now, sometimes I will give them the bigger one but only fill it to 7 oz or something. Its nice to have the bigger option, but now you have been warned :-)! Now go check them out for yourself here, you won’t regret it!