I always wanted to use glass bottles when my kids were still using bottles. I knew they were better than plastic, better for the environment, and also kept the milk cold (or hot!) longer. However, even just a few years ago, you could barely find glass bottles, and if you could, who would want to use them? The kids throw them all over the place and to me, the glass bottles seemed to be an accident waiting to happen.
I recently stumbled across 5 Phases, a company thatÂ makes shatter-resistant baby bottles. Notice I said shatter resistant and not unbreakable. That’s because there is actually plastic components to these bottles.
The plastic components are all BPA-, phthalate- and PVC free. There is a removable glass insert that is non-tempered, but when it’s assembled with the plastic sleeve itÂ is designed to help resist shattering.
But if breaking does occur, the plastic sleeve keeps all glass pieces contained in the plastic sleeve away from baby. And that was the part I was always concerned about.
Everything is microwavable and dishwasher safe, and the glass inserts areÂ interchangeable and can be replaced with other 5 Phases glass inserts adding convenience and affordability.Â In addition, nipples are vented and have easily identifiable numbers for different flow rates.
Now this all sounded good to me . . . until I saw the price. 1 bottle (with the plastic sleeve, glass insert and nipple) is priced at $19.99. That seems pretty steep to me. I’m not saying I wouldn’t have bought one to try out, but I don’t think I could have afforded to buy enough of them to get me through a day . . . especially since I had twins!
What do you think ? Would you be willing to pay this price for a glass baby bottle? I’d love to hear your thoughts!