Are Glass Baby Bottles The New Trend?
Are glass baby bottles really a thing? Are they safe? Which ones should you buy? Are they better than plastic?
As it turns out, yes, they are fast becoming a thing. And we are here to answer all your questions.
THE NO.1 QUESTION WE ARE ALL THINKING (YES, WE WERE THINKING IT TOO!) – ARE GLASS BABY BOTTLES SAFE?
SteriCare’s glass baby bottles are made using borosilicate glass. This means the glass is heat and thermal shock resistant so it will not crack under extreme temperatures and there is no need to worry about accidents. Its non-permeable nature means it won’t retain flavours or particles and the glass will not react with the contents inside. That being said, we wouldn’t recommend using them to demonstrate how a rocket launch works.
ARE GLASS BOTTLES BETTER THAN PLASTIC?
From many perspectives, the answer is yes, as plastic is only good for so long. The minute plastic is scratched, cracked or warped it becomes unsafe as it may trap harmful bacteria or begin to leak harmful chemicals that shouldn’t be digested. When you buy food grade plastic, you often see ‘BPA free’ – BPA is a potentially toxic chemical and must be avoided especially with our little ones. On a side note, you should always look out for this when buying plastic. Now, what’s to say there aren’t other hidden nasties in plastic that we aren’t aware of yet?
On the other hand, you don’t need to worry about any of that when using glass. Sounds good so far, doesn’t it?
ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE PARTS ABOUT GLASS BABY BOTTLES – THEY ARE MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY THAN PLASTIC ONES.
They can be used repeatedly, yet still retain their sparkle and shine, just like the first time you used it. Plus, when you do decide it’s time to dispose of your glass bottles, they can be recycled and not end up on one of those devastating documentaries about what plastic is doing to the world.
Should you choose plastic or glass baby bottles?
At the end of the day, it’s up to you, the parents, to decide what is best for your baby and no one else.
If you decide you would like to give glass baby bottles a go, have a look at our SteriCare® glass bottles. They are even dishwasher friendly – yippee!! If you want to stick with plastic… of course, that’s fine too. We still stock plenty of plastic bottles too.