Top 5 Best Glass Baby Bottles (2022 Review)

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Thinking about using glass bottles for your little one?

You’ve come to the right place! 🙂

In this guide you’ll learn:

  • Differences between glass bottles and plastic bottles.
  • How to clean glass bottles thoroughly.
  • Should the bottle be bare or covered?
  • Our top 5 glass bottles for 2018
Best Glass Baby Bottles
Our Top Picks

Below is a summary of the top picks from our BabySchooling.com team. Each pick as the key findings as well as "badges" to help you understand where each pick fell in our ranking. "Best Overall" is a combination of price and value. "Best Budget" is great for parents who want a top quality product but are on a tighter budget. "High End" is for parents who just want the best, and price is no object.

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OUR TOP PICK

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Evenflo Feeding Classic Glass Twist Bottles

Tempered glass construction

Easy to clean

Simple, classic design

Dr. Brown's Options Wide Neck Glass Bottles

Ergonomic design makes it easy for little hands to hold

Venting on nipple to help prevent air intake

Easy to clean

HEVEA Baby Glass Bottles

Gender-neutral artwork on the bottle

Nipple design mimics the real deal

Clear numbering that doesn't fade

Reviews of Each Pick

Below are our detailed reviews of each product. Each product included in this review is reviewed by our team of parenting experts. Parents with 1,000s of hours testing and working with products to help you pick the best one for your specific situation.

OUR TOP PICK

Evenflo Feeding Classic Glass Twist Bottles

Pros

Tempered glass construction

Easy to clean

Simple, classic design

Micro air vents

Cons

Glass construction is heavy

Can take longer to warm in the bottle warmer

We love this glass bottle’s classic shape with the modern twist. Tempered glass ensures easy cleaning, and a silicone nipple with micro air vents prevents gas and nipple collapse.

Dr. Brown's Options Wide Neck Glass Bottles

Pros

Ergonomic design makes it easy for little hands to hold

Venting on nipple to help prevent air intake

Easy to clean

Cons

Thick, heavy glass

Can be leaky

Solid construction and easily swapped nipples gave the Dr Brown’s glass baby bottles high marks in our review.  While some have had problems with leaking, the overall feel and design puts this choice solidly in the top five.

HEVEA Baby Glass Bottles

Pros

Gender-neutral artwork on the bottle

Nipple design mimics the real deal

Clear numbering that doesn’t fade

Easy to clean

Cons

Higher priced

Only available in smaller sizes

Cute design, easy to use, and hard to break. There’s not much more you could want in a glass baby bottle, and the HEVEA delivers on all points.

Philips Avent Natural Glass Baby Bottles

Pros

Warms quickly

Compatible with the rest of Avent’s line

Surprisingly lightweight

Cons

Fragile glass can break

Some leakage even when fully tightened

If you like to have all your baby products made by the same manufacturer, this is the one you want. These glass baby bottles are compatible with all of Avent’s tops, screwcaps, and pumps, making finding replacement caps and nipples a breeze.

Chicco NaturalFit Glass Bottles

Pros

Three-piece design makes cleanup easy

Advanced anti-colic design

Comes with free silicone sleeve

Cons

Chunky design is tiring to hold

Leaks when instructions aren’t followed exaclty

Sleeve difficult to remove from bottle

This bottle comes with two different nipple styles and a silicone sleeve. A great way to test and see which type of nipple works best for your baby – and a great way to find out if the silicone covers are the ones you want!

Buying & Use Guide

Our Top Glass Baby Bottle Picks

Baby need to be burped? We’ve been there. Check out this quick overview of our favorite glass baby bottles.

For more information on all our top recommended baby bottles, check out our ongoing baby bottle guide.

What are the benefits to glass baby bottles?

It may seem odd to use glass bottles to feed your little one. After all, they’re glass! But using glass bottles to feed a baby has been happening since the 18th century.

The modern bottle looks a lot different than the baby bottles of yesteryear, but the concept is the same: to feed your baby and help them grow.

  • Cleaning: Glass bottles are easy to clean and disinfect by hand or in a dishwasher. 
  • Safety: Tempered glass is crack and chip resistant while resisting bacteria.
  • Reuse: Plastic bottles can get dingy and stained, but glass stays clear with simple care.

Glass Bottle Safety Tips

  • Supervise Those Sips: Though it may seem like a simple thing, baby should not be put to sleep with a bottle in hand. Falling asleep with a bottle may be soothing, but it can lead to tooth decay.
  • Keep It Clean: Make sure everything is clean and sterilized every time you make a bottle. Bacteria can thrive on the proteins found in formula and breast milk, and if the bottle and nipple aren’t clean, these bacteria can end up in baby’s stomach. 
  • That Warm Feeling: Your baby’s bottles should never be warmed in the microwave! This can create hot spots in the contents which can burn their mouth.  In addition, you should not reheat breast milk or formula – bacteria from your baby’s mouth can thrive in bottles that have been sitting out.

Glass bottles vs Plastic bottles for Babies

The battle of the bottle: Glass v Plastic

While both glass baby bottles and their plastic counterparts will get your baby the nutrition they need, they are not created equal!

Though plastic bottles weigh less, glass bottles are easier to clean and sterilize. In addition, some parents are worried about chemicals leeching from plastic bottles. With glass, this isn’t a worry.

Let’s face it, having a baby can be expensive, and glass is obviously more expensive than plastic. But glass baby bottles are worth the extra expense!

Material Differences

The biggest difference between glass baby bottles and their plastic counterparts is obvious. While it seems counterproductive to give a baby something breakable, glass bottles are made of tempered glass, which is four times stronger than regular glass. The bottles can be found in a variety of sizes, from four ounce to nine, and use nipples of silicone or latex.

Design Differences

Glass baby bottles can be found clear or tinted, plain or painted, and ready to be used after the first sterilization. Some are better for feeding, some for colicy babies, and some excel at time in the freezer for storage. 

While the traditional bottle is sturdy and sleek, modern designs take ergonomics into account. Textured patterns and curved sides make these glass baby bottles easier for your little one to hold.

Where and how your little one feeds can also determine the design of the bottle. For example, if you want to mimic breastfeeding, or if your child goes from breast to bottle, wide-necked bottles tend to work best.

Cover Differences

Glass can be slick and also is a great conductor of heat. If you’re handing a bottle to your baby, you may want something extra to protect their tiny fingers. Fortunately, glass baby bottles have a variety of different sleeves and covers to protect the bottle, the baby, and your sanity!

You can find covers in everything from silicone to wool, and DIY patterns for knitting and crochet sleeves can be found across the internet.

In our opinion, glass bottles are a great option for feeding time.

 While plastic is more prevalent, glass baby bottles are a great choice. The tempered glass is easier to clean, and the smooth, non-porous surface of the bottle give bacteria no place to hide. There is no risk of the chemicals found in plastic bottles leeching into your baby’s milk with glass.

Should I use breast milk or formula for glass bottles?

Pumped v formula

No matter what you choose to feed your baby, you want to be sure to have the most efficient way to get it into their tiny tummy. Glass baby bottles work wonderfully for breast milk or formula, and can be used with silicone or latex nipples for feeding time.

But remember…

No matter what you use, reheating is never a good idea.

The bacteria that live in your baby’s mouth like what’s in a bottle just as much as your baby does! If a bottle is lost under the couch (it happens!), glass bottles don’t provide a place for that bacteria to thrive.

How do I clean glass bottles?

It seems obvious, but it is so important to keep your glass baby bottles clean, and also to make sure they’re sterilized between each cleaning. Because its surface is non-porous, glass is much easier to clean than plastic, and you won’t have to worry about it accidentally melting against something warm in the kitchen (Hey, accidents happen!)

One very important safety tip: If a glass baby bottle is ever chipped or scratched, replace it immediately. This can create a flaw that can lead to the bottle breaking.

All modern glass bottles can be washed in the dishwasher, or by hand. Like any baby bottle, they need to be pulled into their separate parts to make sure every nook and cranny gets clean.

To sterilize glass baby bottles, simply soak them in boiling water for five minutes. After this is done, you can just wash them like normal!

About The Author

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Review By Tamara May

Tamara is one of our may parents who contributes to BabySchooling.com. She has years of experiance with toddlers and babies. With her loving husband, she has a son and a daughter.
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