The Best Stainless Steel and Glass Baby Bottles For Parents Sick of Plastic

They're easy to clean, and easy to use.

by Donna Freydkin
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There’s no perfect baby bottle. There’s just the best baby bottle that works for you and your child. But if you’re trying to use less plastic while also bottle-feeding your infant, we recommend stainless steel baby bottles or glass baby bottles.

Plastic bottles are the most common ones, by far, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against microwaving formula or breast milk in them to help reduce the transfer of harmful chemicals during the reheating or dishwashing process. The AAP also urges parents to use glass or stainless steel when possible for the reasons stated above.

When choosing baby bottles, consider how easy each one is to assemble, whether you can transition it into a sippy cup or water bottle by swapping out lids, how simple it is to clean, and the cost. One thing to note: While companies claim that some bottles are better for gassy babies, and others are better for breastfed babies, there’s really no scientific data that supports those claims.

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