Lifefactory Wee.Go glass baby bottle

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In a nutshell

Stylish, eco-friendly, and safe for your baby, the glass bottle is protected from bangs and breaks by the uber-cool silicone cover

  • Pros

    Free from phthalates (substances added to plastics to increase flexibility,durability and longevity), BPA-free, stylish design

  • Cons

    Larger sized bottle is a little heavy, may be too tall for your steriliser, not wide neck bottles, expensive

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Our review

Wee.Go glass baby bottles are chemical-free and reusable, which is good for your baby and the environment. And, they look pretty stunning, too.

Wee.Go glass baby bottles are designed by an American company called Lifefactory. Describing themselves as “”, the people at Lifefactory aim to make products that are free from Bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and that are as environmentally friendly as possible. They mix contemporary design with scientific research and their experience in infant development. That experience, by the way, comes from one of the founders, Pam Marcus, who has been a paediatric physical therapist and feeding specialist for close to two decades.

As a new mum who has had to recently given up a serious shopping habit, I broke out into a bit of a fashion frenzy when the pink and blue Wee.Go glass baby bottles turned up. Originally stocked in New York’s oh-so-cool MoMA museum shop, they’ve recently made it across the pond and are stocked in the UK through Whitbread Wilkinson, also known as W2 Products. And in my mind they are set to become a design classic. Keepers!

What we love

Seeking out stylish yet eco-minded products is never easy. And let’s face it, baby products are often more practical than fashionable. But don’t give up, because the Wee.Go glass baby bottles are super trendy, and they’re made without the chemical nasties that have caused much debate in the baby bottle world of late. We’re talking those pesky phalates that increase flexibility, durability and longevity, but can cause developmental problems when repeatedly sucked.

Most brands are now updating their manufacturing so that they’re BPA-free and the like, but they’re slower to consider style benefits. Okay, so style isn’t strictly necessary, but when you see the funky silicone covers (all recyclable) in sunny shades of orange, green, blue and pink, you might just be a convert.

The Wee.Go worked absolutely fine, there was no excess spillage, and when I did a test throw, they bounced - the silicone cover means they won’t break when dropped.

While the long, rigid teats don’t look as nipple-like as our favoured brand, you can buy the latex-free, non-toxic teats (which also make the medical grade) in different stages from 1-3.

The Wee.Go glass baby bottles looked great and co-ordinated with 7-month-old Florence’s trendy threads - and mine! What’s more, the bright colours didn’t fade in the dishwasher during several cycles over a two-week period. Best of all, I had a product that none of the other mums had... until I started banging on about them, that is.

What to watch out for

Florence did not seem to share my enthusiasm for the Wee.Go glass baby bottle on the first go. I thought the bright tactile cover would get an instant grab, but no. “Come on, babe,” I thought, “Surely you were born with mummy’s refined taste?”

As my baby group pointed out, the bottles do look a little heavy. Um, well, my RSI was beginning to tingle a bit.

Also, don’t accidentally throw the bottle’s cap/cover in the bin. I initially thought it was excess packaging and went to toss it out. Oops!

Depending on what type of steriliser you have, the larger of the two Wee.Go glass baby bottle sizes, called ‘Wee.Go regular’ (270ml/9fl oz), may not fit. Also, the ‘Wee.Go regular’ is too high for the top shelf of the fridge, you can’t read the on-bottle measurements that well in twilight, and if you’ve got limp wrists, forget it!

Another downside of the Wee.Go is that when you use powdered infant formula it can be tricking pouring in due to the small neck. Also, they’re really expensive. Still, unlike plastic bottles, Wee.Go glass baby bottles won’t yellow in the dishwasher or get scratched. Personally, I’d recommend you just buy the one and use it to pose when out with your baby group.

Who is Wee.Go glass baby bottle best for?

Urban eco-mummies happy to splash the cash for design pieces.

MadeForMums verdict

Wee.Go glass baby bottles are fabulously funky, environmentally minded and safe for your baby. But they’re also very expensive and heavy to hold, which isn’t great for your wrists or for a baby eager to hold his own bottle.