I have both.
What are your thoughts? Is one better than the other?
Ive asked a handful of mommys and I get mixed reviews. :/
I went solely with plastic and the only reason is because we have a lab.....with a very waggy tail......haha. We can't even have a coffee table because her tail will clear it off in like 3 seconds so we only have one little end table. That and I tend to drop stuff a lot and I really didnt want to be breaking bottles. I never even looked into benefits of one over the other.
With your plastic bottles did you purchase a couple of different brands or did you just stick to one?
I currently have Avent and Gerber.
we have plastic and use avent and like them so far.
I just bought some Tommy Tippees from a recommendation from a girl I work with who said her breastfed baby switched between boob and bottle just fine with those. Hopefully our LO likes them, if not we'll be looking for something else. I think bottles are one of the hardest things to buy because you have no idea how baby is going to react.
Plastic just seems convenient, no breakage. But I also didn't get many bottles, just one set of the newborn Dr. Brown's. Babies can be picky about bottles so I didn't want to invest in too many brands or too many bottles of one brand.
I used plastic Avent for DH to give our daughter her nightly bottle (so he could participate with feeding :) from 6 weeks until 9 months. She is now 10.5 months and she is solely breastfed when it comes to milk. Prior to that she only had the one bottle DH gave her at night and was nursed the rest of the time.
We didn't have any real problems with the plastic, but I wanted glass as you don't have to second guess about BPA and also glass is great because it doesn't retain smells, stains, etc. Every time I tried to get them though they were out of stock. There are covers that you can put over the bottles to protect them in the event they drop. Also, the glass is very durable so unless it's dropped or thrown really hard, it is unlikely to break. I will get glass when I have a second baby.
We use Tommy Tippee plastic bottles with DD -they have a piece in the middle that gauges the temperature: blue when it's cold, purple when it's warm, pink when it's hot. She was bottle fed since she was 2 days old. We tried Avent but found that the formula came out too fast. The Tommy Tippee is slow release -Megan adjusted to it quickly and we've been using them ever since :)
I think we'll use glass for home and when traveling we'll use plastic just in case they drop.
Sunny D Bride, I found glass bottles at BBB and Walmart. Same brand but of course Walmart was cheaper.
I was afraid of my clutz factor with glass bottles but just read that they make sleeves for them so I might be willing to try them out after all. Other wise we'll probably also try Avent and/or Medela to see what works best for baby.