Plastic vs Glass Baby Bottles| Which is better in 2019?

Plastic vs Glass Baby Bottles| Which is better in 2019?

So you’re planning on purchasing your little one a new set of baby-feeding bottles. Are you torn between purchasing a glass bottle or a plastic bottle? Let me help you decide by comparing the two and my honest review of my personal experience using them with my baby girl.

Let’s Talk

When I first became pregnant with my little girl, I decided to use glass bottles due to the bacteria that can grow in plastic bottles. After doing reach I also learned that several studies were done on plastic baby bottles that showed that the bottles contained BPA (Bisphenol-A). Which may have caused cancer in infants. The FDA has banned manufacturers from using BPA. I suggest purchasing a BPA-Free bottle.

Avent Glass 8oz 4pk

Glass baby bottles are 100% free of chemicals but it doesn’t escape the fact that a glass bottle can chip, crack or break if dropped.

I purchased these from Amazon and I love the colors of the sleeves.

My Experience

 

Glass

Being a first-time mom, I found that I quickly became a germaphobe. I would sit in one spot for hours while pregnant and research every little thing I could possibly think of when it came to my daughter’s needs. I don’t know what made me want to go straight for glass baby bottles but I did and it was one of the best decisions I made for my daughter. They are easy to clean, don’t absorb odor and most importantly decrease the risk of bacteria.

I have been using them for almost three months now and I plan on purchasing more for my little girl.

Plastic

As I mentioned above, I have not used plastic bottles with my daughter. I have prepared and upkeep plastic bottles for my nieces and the experience was not favorable to me.

Let’s compare


Chemicals

  • Glass Bottle – 100% chemical-free
  • Plastic Bottle – May contain a small number of chemicals

Cleaning

  • Glass Bottle – Super easy to clean. You do not have to be concerned about scratches or bacteria. Does not absorb odor and looks brand new after every clean.
  • Plastic Bottle – I would recommend using a sponge to clean with and not the baby bottle brushes.

Comotomo Baby Bottle, Green, 8 Ounce (2 Count)

Durability

  • Glass Bottle – Not durable. May crack, chip, or break if falls. I have had one bottle slip out my hand and fall to my tiled kitchen floor —nothing happened. If you happen to damage a glass bottle in any way, it does become a safety hazard due to the tiny pieces of glass that could get into your little one’s formula.
  • Plastic Bottle – Plastic is durable and is able to handle falls better than glass, however; you may crack the lid if it falls hard enough. Always check for damages after dropping your baby bottles.

Longevity

  • Glass Bottles – You are able to keep glass a lot longer.
  • Plastic Bottle – I would recommend boiling the bottles every month to kill bacteria.

 

Final Thoughts

My daughter who is now three months is able to hold a plastic bottle due to the strength she gained from trying to hold her glass bottles. I was surprised at the fact she could lift her plastic bottle so easy that I decided to use both plastic and glass feeding bottles. I am sure to boil the plastic and glass bottles every 3 months.

Whichever bottle you decide your decision is the best one.

Comment down below which bottle type you went with for your little one.

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6 Comments

  1. September 16, 2019 / 5:10 pm

    I never even considered using glass bottles. Maybe next time around I’ll look into it. Thanks so much for the info!

    • PorscheJahnae
      September 18, 2019 / 4:09 am

      Of course. Thanks for reading.

  2. September 17, 2019 / 2:36 am

    Thank you for sharing this it does seem like plastic would hold more bacteria

    • PorscheJahnae
      September 18, 2019 / 4:07 am

      Yes, plastic baby bottles are higher at risk of bacteria. The breakdown and wear on the plastic bottle over time requires them to be replaced more often than a glass bottle.

  3. September 17, 2019 / 12:44 pm

    I don’t have Children yet but I will definitely keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing!

    • PorscheJahnae
      September 18, 2019 / 4:03 am

      Of course. Thanks for reading.

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