Benefits of Glass Baby Bottle
***The below article is adapted and modified from the original article by Tales of a Messy Mom (http://www.talesofamessymom.com/everything-baby/benefits-glass-baby-bottles/)
When it comes to baby bottles, more and more parents are turning back to glass. Here are 6 reasons why you should consider glass for your baby’s bottles:
- No chemicals
Glass are pretty inert and heat stable, thus, it has no hormone-disrupting chemicals, like BPA or phthalateschemical leaching into your baby's milk, water or formula. Sure, many manufacturers are working hard to produce BPA-free bottles, but truth be told there are still compounds used in the making process that act like estrogen when released.
Even though glass is heavier than plastic, it is by far more durable. Glass is made from natural materials, like sand, and won’t break down like plastic will. Your glass bottles will be able to last you through multiple children, and you may even be able to resell them when you’re done with them.
- Easy to Clean
Tired of the milk residue remaining after you’ve cleaned your plastic bottles over and over again? It may be time to give glass a try. Glass bottles are nonporous, making them super easy to clean. It’s also obvious when they are cleaned sufficiently, unlike with plastic or metal. Plus, they are dishwasher safe. An absolute must for busy parents. 🙂
- Don’t Absorb Odors
Plastic is known to absorb residual tastes and odors, creating that obnoxious baby bottle stink. Plastic is also prone to scratches, which creates minute spaces for bacteria to grow and flourish. With glass, you’re far less likely to have to deal with scratches and residual odors.
- Tastes Better
Let’s be real; Everything tastes better in glass. I mean that has to be why they sell wine in glass right? Liquids that come from glass are just going to taste more natural since you won’t have any residual tastes and odors in your bottles.
- Full Sanitization
Because glass can withstand higher temperatures than plastic, you can be sure to get your bottles fully sanitized without worrying about melts. And because modern glass has such a wide tolerance of temperatures, you can put your baby’s bottles in the freezer or in a boiling pot of water without them shattering.
But Don’t Glass Bottles Break Easily?
There is always a chance of breakage with glass, but with the way glass baby bottles are made today, that chance is pretty minuscule. Most modern glass bottles are made with tempered glass, which is harder to break than regular glass and shatters into rounded pebbles rather than shards in the off chance that it does break. Many companies are also adding in an extra layer of protection with a silicone sleeve around the bottle.