Thursday, July 28th, 2005
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.
But 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 â€“ 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]