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Glass Baby Bottle Vs Plastic Baby Bottle (Which Is Better?)

Your baby is the most precious creature for you on this planet. And since it’s so new to everything on this planet earth, you want to be extra careful of everything that it directly or indirectly intakes.

Research suggests that for a baby, the mother’s breast milk is the healthiest to begin with. But eventually you have to start feeding it outside milk too.

We are pretty sure that you feed the baby with the most high-quality milk but can you say the same about the bottle that feeds the milk to the baby?

Since there are so many options available in the market and your mind is extremely occupied with other things in your life, you end up picking up the first bottle available.

Something the lack of awareness and the casual process of selecting any available bottle can hurt your baby in the long run.

Therefore, in this blog, we will discuss the various materials used in manufacturing baby bottles and help you find the right baby bottle for your baby.

 

 

Bottle Material

Choosing the right bottle depends mostly on the material that is used to manufacture the bottle. Let's discuss the different materials that are used in the manufacturing process and the impact they have on the babies when they drink from those bottles.

Plastic Bottles

Advantages:

  1. Readily Available: They are available in almost any local or chain retailers.
  2. Easy To Measure: Because they are mostly transparent, you can measure how much milk your baby is drinking.
  3. Cheaper: They are comparatively cheaper than other types of bottles.
  4. Lightweight: They are super lightweight, easy to carry and store.
  5. Unbreakable: They don’t break easily even if they fall.

Disadvantages:

  1. Made of Chemicals: Plastic is made from chemical processing. Although nearly all plastic bottles are now BPA-free, they still contain other chemicals with estrogenic activity.
  2. Prone to scratches: When you wash plastic, you will notice that it gets scratched easily. These scratches can become spaces for bacteria to live and prosper.
  3. Difficult To Clean: With bacteria living in the scratches area, it becomes difficult to clean.
  4. Cannot Sanitize: You cannot truly sanitize the plastic bottles in boiling water for 5 minutes because they will start melting and lose its form.
  5. Absorbs odour: Plastic is known to absorb more odour and you will always find plastic bottles smelling like milk almost all the time.
  6. Not durable: You might think that plastic bottles last longer but during use, they get so many scratches and wear and tear that they eventually have to be replaced anyway.

 

Glass Bottles

Advantages:

  1. Chemical Free: Glass bottles are not made of chemicals so you can be 100% sure that no chemical is seeping into your baby’s warm milk.
  2. Easier to Clean: Glass bottles are much easier to clean because they don’t get scratched and therefore don’t accumulate bacteria and odour.
  3. Fully Subitizable: You can fully sanitize the glass bottles because you can leave them in boiling water for 5 mins without worrying about them breaking with heat.
  4. Tastes better: Your baby can taste the real milk in a glass bottle because it does not have any remains of the past milk or bacteria or odour.
  5. Lasts longer: Glass bottles last longer because they get cleaned easily, they don’t have any residual smell or bacteria and thus, don’t have to be replaced as much.
  6. Not Fragile: Silicon coated glass bottles are very difficult to break

Disadvantages:

  1. Comparatively Expensive: Glass bottles cost more because of the material, durability and the manufacturing process.
  2. Heavier: Glass bottles are slightly heavier than plastic bottles making it difficult for the baby to hold.

 

Heat Sensing Silicone Coated Glass Bottles

Advantages:

  1. Heat Sensing: Humans can make a mistake sometimes and feed their baby with hot milk. Our Glass Baby Bottle Heat Sensing changes colour based on the temperature of the milk, so you don´t need to worry about your baby being scalded.
  2. Easy to Clean: These bottles are made of glass and therefore as mentioned before, do not accumulate bacteria or odour and are easy to clean.
  3. INNOVATIVE SILICONE COATED GLASSThe outside of the glass baby bottle is coated with a thin layer of silicone that provides a great grip and prevents it from making a mess on the floor if the glass bottle breaks. This means that you can dispose the broken baby bottle easily and there is no massive clean-up needed.
  4. Lightweight: These bottles are ergonomic and babies can hold them comfortably.
  5. Easy to Sanitize: Drop these bottles in boiling water for 5 mins and these bottles will be easily sanitized.

Disadvantages:

  1. Comparatively Expensive: Because of the heat sensing capabilities, silicone coating, glass material etc. make it slightly more expensive than other bottles.

 

Conclusion:

All in all, even though our heat sensing silicone coated glass bottles are slightly expensive than plastic bottles, the health of your baby is far more important, it makes sense to choose these bottles for your baby over the plastic bottles.

According to reporting done by NPR, “A new study in the journal, Nature Food, suggests that bottle-fed infants around the world may be consuming more than 1.5 million particles of microplastics per day on average.”

Considering that, isn’t it much better to feel our kids in microplastics free bottles?

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