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MeDownSouth Fri 26-Aug-16 07:16:57


I'm looking into glass baby bottles. DC1 is due soon and I'm looking at options if breastfeeding doesn't work or for if I end up expressing. Has anyone used glass baby bottles please? For various reasons I think I'd prefer them to plastic but I was hoping for some advice from parents who'd used them.

Thank you!

DropYourSword Fri 26-Aug-16 07:20:26

Is there a particular reason you're against plastic. My DS is 4 months old and bottle feeds because we failed at breastfeeding after a 10 week battle! He already likes to try and hold the bottle himself, and I'd be worried a glass one would be heavy and could hurt him when he invariably drops it on his face. I'd also worry about it chipping or shattering.

Summerholsdoingmyheadin Fri 26-Aug-16 07:24:12

I used glass ones on the rare occasions that I bottle fed some expressed milk. I used the born free ones and they were excellent. Yes, they are much heavier but you wouldn't leave a baby to feed themselves with it so that's not a problem. We switched to a soppy cup at 8 months for expressed milk / water at which stage we could leave him to hold it himself.
The valve in the born free bottles are very good. I had a variety of different plastic bottles too but only used them once each as I much preferred the glass born free ones.

ACubed Fri 26-Aug-16 07:32:02

Hi there, I use NUK glass bottles , for some expressed breast milk previously and I've introduced a bottle of formula before bed for my five and a half month old. I really like them, I find glass easy to clean whereas plastic can sometimes seem like it gets a bit gross, but it might be all in my head!

madwomanacrosstheroad Fri 26-Aug-16 07:47:32

Always used glass bottles. Initially I did not like the way plastic bottles deteriorate with use and felt they were less hygienic. Then I read an article about chemicals in the plastic that can transfer into the milk.

Heirhelp Fri 26-Aug-16 17:25:49

Mam do glass bottles. Mam teats are often liked by breast fed babies. The chemical are BPA and most bottles are BPA Free.

MeDownSouth Sun 28-Aug-16 10:09:55

Thank you. Sorry I've not been back, Friday was a bit hectic and we were out yesterday (trying to decide on a buggy - my head is cabbaged!).
I'm not 'against' plastic as such but some of the sentiments above are reasons why I'm looking at glass (I worked at a nursery with plastic bottles and saw how grotty some got but as long as baby's fed I'm happy, just exploring my options).

Heirhelp Sun 28-Aug-16 12:32:41

Our plastic bottles are discloured from going in the dishwasher with tomato things but they are clean.

Good luck with buying a pram I found this more difficult than choosing a house.

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