Friday, 15 February 2013

Born free Glass Baby Bottles

Since Small's birth we've tried out a few different kinds of baby bottles - Tommee Tippee 'Closer to Nature' which we hated, Mam Anti Colic which were great in her first few months and Mam regular feeding bottles which I've used up until now. I mean Mam is really great, but like any plastic baby bottles after a few months of frequent cleaning in the dishwasher they go a bit gross. When it comes to my baby's feeding equipment I wouldn't take any chances.

Due to this, I've replaced our Mam bottles several times as well as the teats (they recommend you replace teats every 6 to 8 weeks) and this was all getting a bit expensive so this time around I had a good look into my options.

I'd seen this brand before online, and even though they are on the Mothercare website - I'd never seen them in person so wasn't sure what to make of them. After spotting them in the baby aisle of Wholefoods Market I picked up a pack of 3 to give them a go. Glass bottles are supposed to be more durable and clean better in the dishwasher than plastic. The bottle collars and teats are obviously still plastic/ silicone but I've never had a problem with those parts - it's been the actual bottle. All Born Free products are BPA free and Small's favorite teether is their butterfly one.

After a couple of days use I have to say I love them. They came out of the dishwasher sparkly and clean and even though they have a different teat than she's used to Small's taken to them really well. They do have more parts than the regular Mam bottles as they have an 'active flow' system, but I just use this Oxo Tots dishwasher basket.

My only gripe with them is that in a pack of 3 you only get one silicone sleeve. These sleeves are great - they are dishwasher/ fridge/ microwave safe so in theory could just always stay on the bottle, but with only one per every three bottle you have to swap it about. You seem to be able to buy an old version of it on sites like ebay, but the company themselves don't seem to sell spare ones anymore.

I also picked up this formula dispenser.

The ones I already own were great whilst she was smaller and required less scoops per bottle, but now that she needs 7 or 8 per serving I can only barely fit that much in per section. This one appealed to be because although it has three sections and a twist around top which is the same, the sections are bigger and I can fit as much as I need in with ease. It's dishwasher and steriliser safe, BPA free and can also be used as a snack pot.

Born Free seem to be a lesser know brand in the UK but I'd really recommend you take a look at them.

Note: All products in this post were purchased by myself for genuine use.

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