If you worried about exploding bottles use plastic. Plastic poses less chance of an "issue" if they explode. A case of bottle is about $16 at a local homebrew store or you can reuse soda bottles. I bought new ones from my local hombrew and use them over and over.
I do not worry about exploding bottles. I check my soda at about 24 hours. You will get use to knowing how to prevent them. I only need to allow the yeast to carb for about 26 hours and then the bottle are hard and carbed. The nice thing about plastic is you know when they are done because they are hard.
I usually push out all the air before I cap the bottle. This seems to get me more CO2 into the bottle because with the bottle is hard I know it is ALL C02.
The 48-72 hours people recommend cause issues for me in FL. That would be way to long for most of my recipes. I did the first time and I did have an explosion. I now put all my bottles in a cooler when carbing so if something does go wrong the cooler will contain the mess and no one will be around it.
I make soda during the day (not at night) so it will be done when I am at home (not sleeping). If you are in a cooler state you will have less issues with heat like I do in FL.
Oh and do not leave an closed soda out if you are not finished drinking it. It will start to carb back up and then you may have a mess. My neighbor had a kitchen covered in soda when she did this. LOL
Soda making is easy, fun and safe. I like it because less fruit in the frig and freezer go to waste. If I see something that may go back in the next few days I create a recipe and make a soda. The wife and kid will drink it up quick.