Review: Evenflo Glass Bottles

You may have read articles such as "Danger in Plastic Baby Bottles?" or Baby Bottles Found Harmful that suggest a chemical known as bisphenol A, or BPA, in plastic bottles might get into milk and affect a range of genetic problems.

Root Beer and a straw in an 8 ounce Evenflo glass bottleBut what can you do? They only make plastic baby bottles now, right? Wrong.

We found 8 ounce Evenflo glass bottles tucked away in a cubby at one independent baby store. Glass is so obscure I can’t even find the bottles listed on Evenflo’s web site.

We wanted these bottles for two reasons. One, they are built to last. The plastic bottles friends gave us were scratched and chewed. Second, we were planning to freeze milk as a reserve after Mom went back to work. How would the molecular integrity of a plastic bottle hold up to repeated freezes?

Glass was great. It froze well, cleaned well and gave us no worries. One snafu came with our bottle warmer – it was designed for plastic. Glass bottles warm too quickly and unevenly. No matter. I learned that a hungry baby doesn’t care whether milk is warm or cold. Bottle warmers are a waste of money.

Before you ask… We never dropped a bottle on the floor. They are pretty thick, so I wasn’t worried.

Baby bottles also make interesting beverage glasses for adults.

Yes, you’ll shoot ice chips over your legs when pushing the bottle’s narrow mouth against your refrigerator’s in-door ice dispenser. And manually inserting ice cubes one-at-a-time can be a bit tedious. And sure, you’ll splatter liquid everywhere when trying to pour soda or beer into the bottle. But you’ll be chic drinking with a twisty straw. For extra hipsterdoofus points, eschew the straw in favor of an authentic rubber nipple.

Evenflo glass bottle prices [froogle.com]

Comments

24 Responses to “Review: Evenflo Glass Bottles”

  1. Maaike says:

    could you tell me if they fit on a evenflo breastpump? or are they different model..

    thanks,
    Maaike

    March 5th, 2007 at 3:08 pm

  2. Jackie says:

    I am a nurse-midwife who recommends evenflo glass and uses them with my own son. They refrigerate, freeze, warm, and wash by hand or diswasher great. (I use an Avent bottle warmer. Other brands do not recommend glass.) They are compatible with Medela Pump in Style Advanced breast pumps.

    July 4th, 2007 at 9:25 pm

  3. OnMon says:

    Hi! I’m a prospective parent who’s curious about the logistics of freezing glass. I’ve always heard that it’s one of those things you’re just NOT supposed to do, but I’m guessing that if you leave enough air at the top, the bottles shouldn’t break. I’ve actually discovered I’m horridly sensitive to polycarbonate (which contains Bisphenol A) and have actually dramatically reduced the amount of migraines I was suffering by throwing out my Brita filter and only drinking out of glass or ceramic cups. I do still use plastic for storage in the fridge or freezer, but only non-reactive polypropylene (PP or #5, what yogurt is usually stored in). I’ve thought BornFree bottles might be the answer, but the EvenFlo ones are just so much better priced. What’s your experience been when freezing these bottles?

    October 5th, 2007 at 6:49 am

  4. Ingela says:

    There are no problems freezing glass bottles, just make sure you do not fill them too much.
    I usually do not screw the top on until the liquid is frozen to avoid breakage.
    Since Evenflo bottles are a standard size you can use them with most nipples and pumps. They will definitely fit the Evenflo pump.
    Get the bottles at http://www.ingeling.com
    The web site also has a lot of neat stuff, including organic clothing and a great “What to get for your baby” list under the links and list button.

    October 9th, 2007 at 6:12 pm

  5. Kelli says:

    Thank you for your post. My husband and I are going to be attempting bottle feeding with glass bottles this go around with baby #2. Thank you for sharing your experiance. I feel much better now about this journey that before.

    October 28th, 2007 at 1:22 pm

  6. alesha says:

    Hi there,

    I bought Evenflo glass bottles on-line and they did not come with nipples or cap rings. just wondering if anyone knows if you can use the cap rings from the playtex bottles, i have bought the evenflo nipples (with micro air vents) as the playtex nipples didn’t allow the milk to come .

    April 18th, 2008 at 1:13 pm

  7. michelle says:

    What are the cap rings used for with the Evenflo bottle? New mom…..

    May 11th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

  8. AJ says:

    The Evenflo bottles are comprised of four pieces:
    1. The bottle.
    2. The nipple.
    3. A ring bottle cap (open in the middle).
    4. A ring insert.

    Place the nipple on top of the bottle and then place the ring over the top and screw the ring down. Your nipple is now secure and ready for use.

    Or…

    Remove the nipple and place the ring insert into the ring cap. Then screw the ring cap tightly onto the bottle. Your bottle is now secure (hopefully watertight) for placement in the refrigerator or for transport.

    May 11th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

  9. michelle says:

    Can anyone tell me which baby bottle warmer is safe for use with glass baby bottles? Thanks for the previous info!!

    May 12th, 2008 at 5:25 am

  10. AJ says:

    Bottle warmers are intended for plastic bottles. They heat glass unevenly… making the glass hot, some of the milk hot and some of the milk remains cold. Microwaving creates the same problem (for glass or plastic).

    In my experience, a bottle warmer is unnecessary. A hungry baby will drink milk warm or cold. Just this past weekend we started my baby boy on his first bottle, piping cold from the refrigerator. Once he got past the idea that this thing that wasn’t mom’s nipple would give him milk, he was fine.

    May 12th, 2008 at 9:17 am

  11. michelle says:

    I am going to be using the evenflo glass bottles with my new baby – what other nipples are compatible with the evenflo bottles? Concerned if she doesn’t like the nipple – should I have an alternative? Thanks everyone.

    May 14th, 2008 at 4:55 am

  12. Sofia says:

    Question about the sleeves for glass bottles you talked about a little while back?
    Can you please tell me the name and where I can find them please

    Thank you

    May 20th, 2008 at 6:32 pm

  13. AJ says:

    Here are the sleeves, called Siliskin.

    http://www.thingamababy.com/baby/2007/12/siliskin.html

    May 20th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

  14. Dallas says:

    We have used glass bottles with our baby and LOVED them.

    When we go to the grandparents for weekend visits, I pack them in my wine bag, which has compartments for 4 bottles and works like a charm.

    You can carry your wine AND the babies bottles! Just try not to mix them up…

    May 22nd, 2008 at 7:11 pm

  15. Tina DiFIore says:

    To the girl who bought the bottles without the rings: so did I. Did you ever find any? Does anyone know where to get rings only?
    Thanks!

    July 6th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

  16. mary says:

    i would like to know does anyone know where you can buy enflo rings for enflo glass bottles?i bought the bottles and the nipples at walmart but no rings ….could someone please help me thanks,mary g

    July 26th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

  17. Ashley says:

    I’m also looking for the rings!! We looked everywhere and cannot find any…. its stupid that you can buy extra nipples but not the rings. My husband left the nipples, rings, caps sterilizing a little too long and now they’re no good. Please help!! Willing to order online as well but no luck with that either……

    August 11th, 2008 at 2:25 pm

  18. Andrea says:

    I am glad a few people are looking for the cap rings for the Evenflo glass bottles … ours are splitting/cracking … we may be putting them on too tight or maybe they were weakened by using the dishwasher a few times or they are just a little weak. Any news about where to buy cap rings?

    August 11th, 2008 at 7:19 pm

  19. Amois says:

    I found just the bottle cap rings by emailing Evenflo directly. The representative said that Toys R Us carries a three pack of plain rings. The rings can also be ordered by calling Evenflo at 1-800-233-5921. The rings are $1.59 for a three-pack, plus shipping and handling.

    August 12th, 2008 at 7:34 am

  20. Deana says:

    Apparently the glass bottles by evenflo ANY standard size nipple, ring and cap will fit on these bottles. This bottle will work with a
    standard size nipple and ring from Evenflo, Gerber, Avent, Playtex and many more brands.
    The only nipples and rings that will not work are the wide mouth type.

    August 12th, 2008 at 4:37 pm

  21. Vicki Frost says:

    Just to let you know that if you ever buy Evenflo bottles and they do not come with nipples, cap ring, and hood, they are NOT distributed by Evenflo OR approved by the manufacturer and you should SEND THEM BACK!

    October 10th, 2008 at 11:36 am

  22. New momma says:

    I bought the Evenflo bottles with sleeves. I thought they didn’t have rings, because I was unscrewing them with the cap on. I called, and they told me that you have pull the cap off. :o) I felt kinda stupid, but the rings were in so tightly that they looked like part of the cap.

    April 9th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

  23. ladiva says:

    Does anybody know of a glass bottle that accomodates the wide Avent rings and nipples? I have quite an investment in nipples and hate to start over 100%.

    April 16th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

  24. Todd says:

    It’s true that when a baby is hungry they will gulp down a bottle regardless of it being room temp or warmed up, but we never tried to give her a bottle that was straight from the fridge or the travel cooler bag. What we did was use a pyrex measuring cup to put water in, warmed that water up in the microwave for roughly a minute and a half – 2 minutes, and then put the bottle in the warmed up water for about 2 minutes (time varies depending on how much formula is in the bottle). It worked great and we had a bottle go from fridge temp to warm in less than 5 minutes. That was up till 2 months old. After 2 months, since the # of bottles a day had decreased and she was sleeping through the night, we’ve just been using warm tap water and making bottles as necessary.

    August 16th, 2009 at 7:51 am