In a market full of specialty bottles with advanced features, Evenflo has been getting good user-review feedback for its simple Classic Glass Nurser baby bottle. This bottle's popularity seems to be based primarily on the fact that it's not made out of plastic and is BPA-free. If it's just BPA you're concerned about, most major manufacturers are now selling only BPA-free bottles, including the popular Playtex Drop Ins Premium Nurser (*est. $5 for one 8- to 10-oz. bottle). Dr. Brown's Natural Flow (*Est. $7 for one 8-oz. bottle) is also now BPA free, and it has the advantage of a tube vent, which many parents say works well to prevent gassiness and colic. The downside of Dr. Brown's bottles is that they take longer to clean and assemble for each feeding, while the Playtex Premium Nursers require refill liners. The most standard, BPA-free plastic bottle that gets high ratings is the BornFree Bisphenol-A Free (*est. $18 for two 9-oz. bottles), although it's more expensive. The Evenflo Classic Glass Nurser gets praise from some parents for its relative simplicity and easy cleaning.
We found the most useful evaluations of the Evenflo Classic Glass Nurser baby bottle from owners posting to review sites. Amazon.com, with nearly 170 entries, is a particularly good source but Epinions.com and Viewpoints.com have a few posts as well. The Having Patience blog has an interesting review from a stay-at-home mom with a background in environmental chemistry. About.com offers a top-six list of site guide Robin Weiss's favorite baby bottles, but she doesn't offer much in the way of analysis or justification for her choices.
Amazon.com is an excellent first stop if you're looking for owner feedback on baby gear. The Evenflo Classic Glass Nurser does well here, with a very good average rating in 170 reviews. Parents like this bottle's simplicity and low price, but not everyone's thrilled with the efficacy of the nipple vents or lack of other anticolic features.
Review: Evenflo Classic Glass Nurser Three-Pack, Contributors to Amazon.com
Viewpoints.com is becoming a decent source of baby-gear reviews, and at the time of our visit, Evenflo Classic Glass Nursers have accumulated over 15 reviews. About 80 percent of users recommend these bottles, but the reviews aren't as overwhelmingly positive as they are for some other brands.
Review: Evenflo Clear Glass Nurser Baby Bottle Review, Contributors to Viewpoints.com
Epinions.com is a veteran user-review site, but it's generally upstaged by retail-based sites such as Amazon.com. On the other hand, Epinions.com reviews are often longer and more thorough than entries on competing sites. A dozen owners report on the Evenflo Classic Glass Nurser, and their ratings echo those on Amazon.com.
Review: Evenflo Glass Nurser, Contributors to Epinions.com
4. Having Patience (blog)
Blogger "Melissa" is a self-described former environmental chemist turned stay-at-home mom. Her blog entry on the Evenflo Classic Glass Nurser is detailed and well-balanced. She likes the fact that it's BPA-free and easy to clean and sterilize, but she's not crazy about the small nipples and the lack of an anticolic vent.
Review: A Review of Glass Bottles -- Evenflo 8 oz., "Melissa"
About.com pregnancy guide Robin Weiss has written a list of her top seven baby bottles. The Evenflo Classic Glass Nurser is listed as number four on the grounds that it's chemical free. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Top 7 Baby Bottles, Robin Elise Weiss