There are so many different types of bottles! Which is right for you and your baby might take some time to figure out. There may be some trial and error evolved but these are the ones I use and love.
All the options I have listed are eco-friendly because they are made with limited plastic and use glass or metal as a plastic alternative for the actual bottle (not the lid or nipple).
With that said, I also used plastic bottles that were given to me for free through the mail or in welcoming bags. Using these are eco-friendly because instead of throwing them away and putting plastic into the landfill I am choosing to use them and them will hand them down, reducing the purchasing need and therefore reducing plastic waste because less will need to be produced.
Lastly, these are just the bottles I use. Feeding your child is important. Use whatever bottles you can afford to feed your child. These are the bottles I chose and you are no less of a loving mother for choosing differently. 🙂
- Advent Glass Bottles
I love these bottles because they are so easy to clean.
The wide mouth easily allows you to clean without a bottle brush. The nipples are made with plastic that is BPA free so they are safe for baby too. On the down side they are heavier than plastic bottles. They are medium in the price. Not too expensive but not cheap either. They are about $30 and they come with three bottles. The 9 oz and the 4 oz box sets are the same price. But you can find deals on Amazon and sometimes the go on sale at Walmart.
2. Evenflo Glass Bottles
Evenflos are very durable and a lot lighter than Avent. However, they are a pain to clean! You have to use a bottle brush to clean these because the mouth is so narrow. They are great for the diaper bag because they are so light. And they are also super cheap. Also, it can be difficult to read the measuring lines on these bottles. You can buy a 3 pack for about $12 at Babys’R’Us and the 8 and 4 oz packs are the same price.
3. Safe Started Bottles
This is a stainless steel bottle. It’s really light weight and retains heat well which makes it great for the diaper bag. However, if you use it to store milk you’ll have to use a bottle warmer and not a microwave to reheat. (Which, lots of sources say to do anyway.) However, these are really expensive. They have a nice rubber grip too. They are about $13 to $15 per bottle and honestly because of the rubber grip they are almost equal, environmentally wise, to the plastic bottle. But once again, these are great for the diaper bag and long trips.
Remember if you need to buy plastic bottles that’s ok too! Think about passing them down to another mother, or donating them to woman’s shelter when you’re done with them. That will help the environment by reducing plastic demand and it will make someones day.
Disclaimer: Information expressed in this article is solely the opinion of the writer. The writer is not held liable for any damage or health concerns resulting from information or endorsement from this article. If in doubt, always contact a health professional before using a new product on yourself or others.
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