Glass vs Plastic Baby Bottles - What's the Difference?

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When it comes to choosing baby bottles, parents often find themselves faced with the decision between the best type of material to use. Here at Pigeon, we offer plastic (PPSU, PPU), glass and T-Ester baby bottles. Each bottle material has their own advantages, and understanding the differences can help parents make an informed choice. In this article, we'll explore the key differences between glass and plastic baby bottles, enabling you to make the best decision for your little one.


Glass Baby Bottles

Glass bottles have been a popular choice for decades, and they offer several benefits that appeal to parents:

  1. Safety: Glass is a non-toxic and inert material that does not contain any harmful chemicals such as BPA. Glass bottles provide a worry-free option for parents concerned about potential chemical residue.
  2. Durability: Glass bottles are known for their durability and longevity. Glass is also resistant to high temperatures, allowing for safe microwave bottle sterilisation and easy cleaning.
  3. Heat retention: Glass bottles have excellent heat retention properties, which means they can maintain the temperature of liquids for longer periods. This feature can be particularly helpful when warming breast milk or formula.




Plastic Baby Bottles

Plastic bottles have gained popularity due to their affordability and convenience. Here at Pigeon, we only use PP (polypropylene), PPSU (polyphenylsulfone) and T-Ester plastic, which is free from harmful chemicals such as BPA (bisphenol A) and phthalates. PPSU plastic is medical-grade plastic and offers a higher heat resistance of 180°C.


Featuring exceptional clarity which resembles premium glass, the new T-Ester plastic bottle is exclusive to Pigeon. Popular for it's durability, you can shop T-Ester baby bottle range online or instore at one of retailers.


Here are the advantages of plastic baby bottles:

  1. Lightweight and portable: Plastic bottles are lightweight, making them easier to carry around. This feature is especially useful for parents who are frequently on the go or are regular bottle feeders.
  2. Shatterproof: Unlike glass bottles, plastic bottles are shatterproof, reducing the risk of accidents if dropped.
  3. Price: Plastic bottles are generally the more affordable baby bottle option compared to glass bottles.


In the end, the decision between glass and plastic bottles is subjective and dependent on individual preferences, lifestyle, and priorities. Each option has its own advantages, and what matters most varies from parent to parent. Some may prioritise durability and longevity, while others may place greater emphasis on affordability and convenience.


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