The 6 Best Glass Baby Bottles to Buy in 2018

The right plastic-free option for you and your baby

High-quality baby bottles are a must-have for new parents, but you face an important decision when buying this product: Do you want plastic or glass bottles? Many parents have been reaching for glass options in recent years, in part due to concerns about the potentially harmful chemicals in plastic.

If you’re leaning toward glass bottles, there are a few important factors to consider. For one, glass bottles are generally more expensive than plastic ones, and they’re heavier and harder for babies to hold. There’s also the concern that glass bottles will break when dropped, forcing you to buy new ones. However, glass bottles are widely viewed as easier to clean, and they’re free from all chemicals.

Here are some of the best glass baby bottles for you and your little one.

 

Best Overall: Philips Avent Natural Glass Bottle Baby Gift Set

Philips AVENT Natural Glass Bottles are carefully designed from top to bottom, ensuring the feeding experience is as seamless as possible for you and your baby. These glass baby bottles are made from premium quality borosilicate glass, a BPA-free material, so you can feed your baby without worrying about harmful chemicals leaching into the milk— one of the reasons they’re so popular among parents.

The Philips AVENT Natural Glass bottle baby gift set comes with three 4 oz. bottles, two 9 oz. bottles, and both slow flow/newborn nipples and 0-3 month nipples, basically everything you need to get started. The glass bottles have an ergonomic design that makes them comfortable to hold, as well as a wide neck that makes them easy to fill and clean. There are clear measurements markers on the inside of the bottle to let you know how much your baby has eaten, and the bottles are heat and thermal shock resistant.

Further, the slow-flow nipples on these glass bottles are uniquely designed to mimic the shape of the breast, making it easier to transition from breastfeeding. The nipples have twin anti-colic valves, which release air back into the bottle, reducing discomfort for your baby.

Reviewers agree that these glass bottles are sturdy and well-made, but many people complain of leakage. However, one savvy user points out that the bottles will leak if not properly assembled, a problem that can be solved quickly by reading the instructions.

Best Pack: Evenflo Feeding Classic Glass Twist Bottles, 8 Ounce

While most glass baby bottles look more or less the same, you’ll definitely be able to pick the Evenflo Feeding Classic Glass Twist Bottles out of a crowd. These glass bottles have a unique appearance, as they’re designed with an ergonomic, easy-to-hold twist that provides a firm grip as you feed your little one.

The Evenflo Glass Twist Bottles are BPA free and made of tempered glass. These bottles have an 8-ounce capacity, but Evenflo also offers the same design in a 4-ounce size. The glass bottles come with a silicone nipple that has micro air vents, which prevent nipple collapse and reduce gas.

The majority of reviewers say they would recommend these bottles, citing the high-quality construction and ease of cleaning. Many say the bottles don’t break when dropped, and the bottles are compatible with nipples from several other brands. Some people do note that the Evenflo bottles can leak around the seal, but this can be reduced by ensuring the nipple is screwed on tightly.

Best for Gas: Dr. Brown's Options 3 Piece Wide Neck Glass Bottles, 9 Ounce

Dr. Brown’s recently discontinued their original glass bottles and released these new Wide-Neck Glass Bottles. The company claims this product is the market's first convertible bottle that can be used with or without the vent system, which is designed to reduce feeding problems, aid digestion and preserve vitamins in the milk.

These glass baby bottles from Dr. Brown's can hold 9-ounces, and there is also a 5-ounce version available. The BPA-free bottles have a wide neck for easy filling and cleaning, but the special nipples are what set them apart from other products. The nipple vent system enables a controlled flow and vacuum-free feeding that helps digestion. Dr. Brown’s claims the special system can reduce colic, burping, gas and spit up, as well as preserve the vitamins in milk.

While many reviewers like this updated product, there are a notable number of users who complain these wide-neck glass bottles are less sturdy and more prone to leaking than the original. Quite a few say that the bottles will develop significant leaking issues within a few months of use and cleaning all the parts can be a pain. 

Best Easy-to-Clean: Baby Brezza Natural Glass Baby Bottle

For a simple, no-frills baby bottle, the Baby Brezza Natural Glass Baby Bottle is a solid purchase. These highly-rated bottles have just two parts that make for easy assembly and cleaning, and the BPA-free glass ensures your child isn’t ingesting any harmful chemicals.

The Baby Brezza bottles have an 8-ounce capacity, and they’re made of just two pieces — the bottle body and the integrated nipple/collar. The wide mouth design of the bottle makes it easy to fill and clean, even without a bottle brush.

Baby Brezza bottles come with a wide nipple that mimics a breast so your baby can easily transition between breastfeeding and a bottle. Plus, the nipples have a built-in anti-colic vent system that ensures your baby is swallowing milk, not air!

Parents love that this glass baby bottle is so easy to clean and has a soft, wide nipple. Many reviewers also appreciate that the bottles are durable and eco-friendly, but some say their babies don’t like the nipples and have problems latching on.

Best Slow Flow: Chicco® NaturalFit® 2-Pack Stage One

Chicco NaturalFit Wide Neck Slow Flow Glass Bottles are all about comfort for you and your baby. These glass bottles have several features that ensure your little one is able to feed easily without the discomfort of ingested air or latching problems.

The Chicco NaturalFit bottles hold 5 ounces of formula, and their wide mouth design makes them easy to fill, clean and hold. What’s nice about this product is that it comes with a silicone sleeve to help improve your grip, reduce heat transfer and, of course, protect the glass bottle.

The Chicco bottles are designed to make the transition from breastfeeding a little easier thanks to the angled nipple, which bio-mimics the breast in form, feel and function to help babies latch on better. The nipple also has a slow flow rate and twin anti-colic valves prevent air ingestion that can cause colic, burping, gas and more.

Parents love that these glass bottles are well-made and durable, and many note that the silicone sleeve helps them keep a better grip on the bottle. Several comments that the angled nipple makes feeding time more comfortable, though some say the bottles are a little heavy.

Best With Sleeve: Lifefactory® 9-Ounce Glass Baby Bottle w/Silicone Sleeve

These baby bottles from Lifefactory are made from a special type of glass that allows them to go from the freezer to boiling water without being damaged. Further, they come with a cute and functional silicone sleeve that makes them easier to grip while protecting them from damage. Win-win!

The Lifefactory Glass Baby Bottles have a 9-ounce capacity — there are 4-ounce bottles available, too — and are made from thermal shock-resistant borosilicate glass. The product comes with a polypropylene cap, a ring and stopper and silicone nipple, and according to the manufacturer, the bottles are compatible with most major breast pumps. The bottles are dishwasher safe and come with colorful medical-grade silicone sleeves that help protect the bottle if it’s dropped and works as a no-slip grip.

Reviewers love that these bottles are durable and work with breast pumps. However, because the Lifefactory bottles don’t have wide-neck openings, some say they’re a little hard to clean and fill. Other reviewers note that this product is definitely on the more expensive side, which can be cost prohibitive when you need a few bottles on hand.

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