I've been obsessed with replacing all of our plastic food containers since I sat across from The Chronicle's environmental reporter during a meeting a few years ago and she held up a note reading, "STOP, put that down, don't drink!!" and pointed to my Nalgene water bottle. She told me that the hard plastic bottle was not safe. A couple years later, the uproar over BPA erupted and that sealed it. I threw away virtually all of our plastic cups, plates and containers.
When Catcher was born last year, I vowed to use all glass bottles to feed him. That meant throwing away all the plastic Advent bottles I had saved from when Cash was a baby (that poor kid is clearly filled with toxins).
Initially I was obsessed with the WeeGo baby bottles because of the attractive silicone sleeve. They were designed with asthetics in mind and were even sold at the SF MOMA because they look so cool. I registered for them but didn't get any at my baby shower - probably because they are really expensive. And I realized that I could get cheaper regular glass bottles and buy a protective sleeve separately. They wouldn't be as attractive but I couldn't be THAT choosy. So I have been using the Born Free bottles to feed Catcher. Truth be told, I ended up staying home with him and he rarely had a bottle so it was a bit of a moot point anyway. But I digress.
The Lifefactory company, which produces the WeeGo glass bottles recently sent Milkshakes and Margaritas a sample of their 9 oz. bottle. It certainly looked good. In the name of testing the product's durability, I gave it to Catcher with water. He immediately started sucking on it even though his normal bottle has a much different nipple. And even though he threw it down repeatedly during the day, even onto pavement, it never shattered.
Even more importantly, I found that it fits on the breast pump attachments for the Madela Pump In Style. I have been using Evenflo and Medela glass bottles for pumping and I was pleased to see that the WeeGo glass bottle worked as well. What is the point of feeding your baby from glass bottles if the milk you are giving him is pumped into plastic and stored in plastic? I bought about 20 Evenflo glass bottles from another mom and use them to store and freeze my milk. While you would spend a fortune doing that with the WeeGo bottles, in blue, yellow, orange and pink, they are a great accessory to your baby.