Post # 1
Does anyone else use them? How do you travel with them. Any tips on which caps to get? What about sleeves?
I live in SD so could also use tips on warming these during cold months.
Any experienced bees please chime in : )
They seem to be the best at preventing colic so the clean up is worth it to me.
Post # 2
I don’t know about the glass ones, but my husband and I bought a bunch of different brands for him when I work, 12hr shifts, and he like’s the Dr Brown ones! But we have plastic ones… lol He says they don’t leak like the Tommy Tipee ones… but she still gets major, major gas!
Post # 3
LuluInLove: Commenting to bump, and because I’m interested in hearing some answers to your questions! I’m planning to go the glass-bottle route as well, because DH and I have phased most plastics out of our kitchen already, so I can’t really align getting plastic bottles for a baby with that choice. I hope someone else can comment with some experiences!
Post # 4
My sister uses glass. They’re not dr. Browns though. I don’t remember the brand, but she loves them!
Post # 5
We used the plastic Dr. Brown ones.. so can’t comment on how to travel with the glass ones. I liked the Dr. Brown bottles
Post # 6
Still pregnant but we are planning on using Lifefactory glass bottles…they come with a sleeve and you don’t have to take it off to wash/boil/freeze/etc. We have tile floors so the sleeve was important to us! I did a test drop from about 4 feet and the bottle was fine 🙂 As far as nipples, we are hoping baby likes the ones they come with! But if not, we found that medela, evenflo and the disposable ones they give you at the hospital all fit (basically any standard size nipple will fit). We plan to use them just like regular plastic bottles when it comes to heating, traveling, etc.
Post # 7
I’ve been doing more research and found this carrier made of neoprene. It looks a lot nicer in person than in the pic. I think I’m going to get this one because lots of adults use neoprene carriers for their regular glass drinking bottles. There are a lot of neoprene carriers in the market with great reviews. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=23840786&cp=&parentPage=search’ defer=’defer
I was torn between that and a product called “JL Childress Pack ‘N Protect Tote for Glass Bottles and Jars”. However, it looked bulky, more cheaply made, and I wasn’t a fan. I think you could just use one of those slim insulated lunch boxes and put some padding as a divider instead.
I also found these caps. I guess Dr. Brown’s bottles will leak during transport unless you use these. Make sure you get the right kind. They have them for both standard and wide neck bottles:
Something else I’m considering is using the Evenflo glass bottles. They are so much cheaper! A six pack costs $13 on Amazon or Target! Or better yet a 3 pack is $4.86 at Walmart (less than $10 for six). And they have really great reviews at various sites. They are compatible with the Dr. Brown nipples and parts. Compatible with pumps. Compatible with the lids I listed above. I am definitely giving them a try and will the Dr.Brown parts.
As for the Dr. Brown’s glass bottles, I have found them to be cheapest at Target if anyone is interested. They are $9.71 to $10.79 per 2 pack depending on what sale is going on. http://www.target.com/p/dr-brown-s-8-oz-glass-baby-bottle-2-pk/-/A-11199570#prodSlot=medium_1_23&term=glass%20bottle
As far as warming them, the typical warmers seem to be hit or miss. There are people who say the Dr. Brown warmer breaks their Dr. Brown bottles. I got a tip from someone about how they always keep a crock pot full of water on low and stick the bottles in there when feeding time approaches. This person has twins though. I’m going to get one of those little mini crock pots and try the same method. I’ll let you know how it goes.
SadieBee: Yep. Same here. Also don’t like plastic because I hate not being able to tell how clean the bottle is. I have a “thing” against cloudy looking plastic or stained looking plastic. Not just bottles but even food storage containers. I’m not saying all moms should listen to me, so please don’t flame me, just saying it’s something that drives ME crazy. I literally cringe when I see kids/people eating out of icky plastic. My mind just registers “dirty, chemical infused, etc.” I can’t help it. I also hate microwaves and when people put plastic in them. lol. I have issues.
Post # 8
bride5512: Thanks for sharing! Please report back about them. : ) I personally LOVE the colors of the sleeves. I’m interested to hear about how good they are regarding colic and air bubbles.
I have heard gunk builds up under the sleeve and that the neck of the bottle is very narrow for formula fed babies. These lifefactory ones are cheaper on Amazon if anyone is looking into them.
I’m thinking of testing out different brands of sleeves once I get the even flo and Dr. Bronner’s glass bottles.
Post # 9
Our 12 day old has been using the 8oz glass bottles since we got home from the hospital. WE LOVE THEM. They are sturdy, and they do reduce the bubbles ingested during feedings. Transporting them is not an issue. We just put a lid on them, put them into an old school upright mini lunchbag thing, add an ice pack, and ta-da!
I bought a mini crock pot and keep it at warm with water 24/7. Just pop my bottle out of the fridge and let it sit there for 20 secs–and we’re good to go.
Chemical free, eco friendly, and so easy to clean.
TIP: I got the best price on Diapers.com. They sell a 3 pack for 19.99 but when I added some coupon codes we scored a good deal.
WARNING: Evenflo glass bottles just don’t look as nice. We returned them. Glass is not smooth, poor construction,etc. I did not feel comfortable having my baby drink from those. Also, while Dr. Brown’s stuff is compatible you have to fille down the Dr. Brown’s little straw so that it’s not too tall for the Evenflo bottles.