Congrats to my winner, Mrs. Sanchez!
A few weeks ago, the lovely folks at SproutBaby contacted me to see if I would be interested in doing a review of a couple of different types of glass baby bottles. Since I am not the bottle feeder in this house (that's my husband's job since bottle feeding=time off for me!), I checked with him and he gladly agreed!
In our home we are still using our old Avent bottles that we inherited from a relative before my son was born two years ago. Personally, I am not concerned about BPA exposure from baby bottles, so have not replaced our supply. But, I know that I am definitely in the minority as far as moms go, so I was very interested to get to see some of the newer bottle options close up. Both bottles that we received, and all their accessory parts are BPA, phthalate, PVC and polycarbonate-free.
We received two different types of glass bottles. The first one that we tested out is a Wee Go glass bottle. This is a tall, narrow glass bottle that comes wrapped in a silicone sleeve. We received the bottle in the raspberry silicone sleeve, which I loved. You can also get this bottle with another color silicone sleeve- on the SproutBaby.com site they offer sleeves in pink, raspberry, orange, yellow sky and ocean. It's nice to be able to look at a pretty, bright color when you're feeding the baby! My husband said that this bottle was definitely heavier than what he was used to, since we've always used plastic bottles, but the silicone made it easy to grasp.
My daughter didn't have any trouble drinking from this bottle, even though it was a different style than she is used to. The Wee Go silicone sleeve is free of plastics, the silicone nipple is latex-free, and the plastic ring, plug and cap are food-grade FDA-approved and recyclable. I also really like that the bottle and the sleeve can be boiled or put in the dishwasher together- I have enough to do without assembling and taking apart bottles and sleeves! The only minor issue that we had with both types of glass bottles is that they took longer to warm up the milk than we were used to, since the glass is thicker than the plastic we generally use. So we have to start planning ahead a little better!
After we'd tried out the Wee Go bottle, we moved onto the Born Free glass bottle. We ended up using our usual Avent nipples with the Born Free bottle, since the flow on the nipple that came with the bottle was a little slow for our baby. I liked this a lot, as we have a huge stock of Avent nipples in our house, and the last thing I want to do is invest in much more baby bottle equipment. The Born Free bottle has a built-in venting system that's supposed to help eliminate colic symptoms. Our daughter doesn't have colic issues, but she does spit up a lot, whether eating right from Mommy or from a bottle. After she ate from this bottle she did a big burp, but only a small spit-up, so maybe it worked! My husband liked the size of this bottle and the contours that made it easy to hold. You can buy separate silicone sleeves for the Born Free glass bottles as well.
If you're looking for a good glass baby bottle, I'd say that either of these would be a great option, we were very pleased with both and will continue using them with our daughter. Both are available, along with lots and lots of other eco-friendly baby gear at SproutBaby.com.
Readers of my blog can get 15% off their first order at SproutBaby. Just use the referral code SBBL023 when placing your order.
One of you is going to get a chance to win a combo set of these two bottles! Open to US mailing addresses only.
To enter (mandatory entry):
Leave a comment letting me know what product (other than the two mentioned here) you like best from SproutBaby.com. Please make sure your email address is visible in your blogger profile or leave it in your comment.
Extra entries (Mandatory entry must be done first, please leave a separate comment for each extra entry):
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Giveaway will end on November 20, 2009 around 9 PM PST. I will choose a winner with random.org and will email that person. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I was sent two baby bottles so that I could use and review them. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions presented here are mine and mine alone.