GLASS BOTTLES 🌿 So as part of our journey towards switching out the plastic in our household for more reusable, less toxic options, we’ve transitioned to glass baby bottles. As I outlined in stories yesterday, we’ve found some pluses and minuses to both types that we’ve tried. I wanted to share them here in case it helps someone else on their own journey.
For me, since I’m primarily pumping, it has been important that we lose as little as possible to spillage or spit up! 🤣 I also hope to transition Nico to more breastfeeding as his torticollis lessens and his weight gains, so I also want to mimic the breast as much as possible right now. But everyone is on their own journey and has their own list of what they’d prefer, which is why I thought I’d outline what I found to be true with these two specifically.
stage 1 glass bottles:
-The way the silicone nipple sits in the cap and fits in Nico’s mouth has resulted in almost zero leaks/spills so far this week!
-Super cute colors to choose from 😉
-Silicone wrap makes them less likely to break
-Slower newborn nipple to not make it too easy on him (and probably helps with less spit up)
-I don’t think the nipple shape is a great representation of the shape of a breast, so may make transitioning harder for baby
-The skinnier shape of it makes it a bit more difficult to heat up in our bottle warmer as the steam escapes around it
Avent Natural glass bottle
-Nipple shape more accurately represents breast shape, so may make transition to breast (or between the two) easier
-Easy shape to warm up in bottle warmer
-Due to the faster nipple flow, we have seen more spills around his mouth -A bit heavier to hold
I’d love to hear any input from others who have used these bottles or other glass ones! Pros, cons, faves, etc. And I hope this list helps someone in their decision making process, because let’s face it, these things aren’t cheap, milk is precious, and our time is valuable. ❤️