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Lifefactory baby bottles and sippy cups


I love these baby bottles cum sippy cups and they are currently all we use in our house. Glass is the safest option for baby bottles and for grown-up bottles too. While I often bulk at the heft of a large bottle full of water for myself, I find that in the smaller sizes used for babies, I don't have the same psychological hurdle. Glass baby bottles, especially with these clever silicone sleeves, are hard to break. So, don't let that scare you. Indeed, I used to think they were impossible to break. However, it turns out that if you have tile floors and a baby with a good right arm sitting up high enough to get some momentum, you can break them. Overall, these are among my very favourite bottles for babies and children.

Overall Rating:

Health Rating:

Glass is hands-down the material I feel most comfortable with for baby bottles: it leaches nothing, no matter what you put inside.

Design Rating:

I love the design: it's functional, beautiful, easy to clean, and hard to break. As well, they make these bottles so that you can use the same bottle for a baby and then change the top so it becomes a sippy for a child. My only gripe (and I haven't found a baby bottle yet that is an exception to this complaint) is that the smaller bottles designed for babies don't have a sports cap converting them to something more functional for older kids or adults.

Social Rating:

Lifefactory both donates to nonprofits like Healthy Child, Healthy World AND manufacturers all components in the U.S. and Europe: meaning they must pay their workers better and meet higher standards in their production than those bottles made in China.

Carbon Rating:

These bottles are made responsibly, are easily recyclable, and are ethically produced. The only thing more they could do is to be using green energy in their production or distribution.

Waste Rating:

These bottles are made responsibly, are easily recyclable, and are ethically produced. The only thing more they could do is to do some sort of buy-back or recycling for the silicone sleeves.

Value Rating:

Function, safety, and beauty: all for under $20. These are a great value.

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