Buying lots of glass bottles can cost you. But you can get a dozen jars from the hardware store for about a dollar each. Then just get a set of Mason Bottle Silicone Nipples or some Mason Bottle DIY Kits to make your own affordable glass bottles.
2. Use Mason Jars Instead of Plastic Breast Milk Storage Containers
3. Use Mason Bottles, Skip the Bottle Brushes
The wide shoulder-less design of mason jars means there are no hard to reach places that require bottle brushes or pipe cleaners. So cross those two purchases off your list. Here's our guide to making feeding as minimalist as possible.
4. Skip the Bottle Warmer (milk may be more nutritious without it anyway)
While bottle warmers are super handy, warm tap water in a bowl is actually the perfect temperature if you want to avoid damaging the nutrients in breast milk. Learn more about safely heating breast milk and preserving nutrients here.
Freezing or refrigerating baby food in 4 oz. jars make a lot more financial sense than buying specialized glass ware. Add a silicone sleeve before serving, just in case =)
When your little one wants to show you how big they are, just put a sleeve on your jar. As we explain on the blog, 4 oz jars make especially good training cups, as there will be less to spill.
The 8 oz. silicone sleeve also does a lovely job of keeping your coffee or tea warm. Or even an apple cider for bigger kids.
...And very soon, this list will have a #8, because Mason Bottle is launching a straw top for toddlers and adults in June 2017!