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I first baught tommy tippee bottles when i was pregnant i baught the pink ones when i found out i was having a little girl, my little girls loves them. These bottles are anticolic and they sure do the job as promised. They are quiet expensive at £25 for 6 but well worth the money to keep your little one colic free and happy. They are easy to clean and sterlise the only problem i had with these was they all come with standered slow flow teats, i found my daughter got very tired with these trying to get the milk from the bottle, so i then had to spend more(4.50) for 2 teats and change them all to medium flow which i then needed 6. They could really do with making the option of these bottles sold with medium and fast flow teats already on them instead of just the standered slow flow. I have been looking at buying more but the above problem as put me off and costs way to much to replace new teats with new ones on a newly purchased items. The bottles do actually do a good job comfortable for baby n alot easier once you have the medium flow teats they recommend u only use these from 3+ months but i used these from 4 weeks :)
I bought tommee tippee closer to nature bottles while i was pregnant with my first child after reading lots of different reviews for many different bottles so I bought 6 small and 6 large bottles The bottles are great and my little boy loves them but I have a couple of issues. You get number 1 teats even with the bigger bottles so you need to buy more teats with a faster flow for bigger babies and the vent is difficult to see during the night and as this needs to be under babies nose it can be fiddly to find in the dark. Other than those two points the bottles are a nice design and I like that you can put the milk inside the bottles using the milk pots when out and about to save space. Overall great bottles that I would happily recommend to family and friends
When pregnant with my first child and doing my baby shopping I purchased these tommee tippee bottles during an Asda baby event for £10, which for 6 bottles I think is an absolutely bargain. I was also lucky enough to pick up the matching steriliser in Mothercare half price not long afterwards so I saved myself a lot of money choosing this brand. A 6 pack of these 260ml bottles can be bought on Amazon at the moment for £10. There are also pink or blue decorated versions on Amazon which are more expensive priced from £17.61. The teats are extra wide and designed to effectively mimic the feel of a mother's breast. This makes it easier for the baby to latch on which can make a transition from breast to bottle feeding easier. I personally never breastfed so unfortunately I cannot comment on how successful this is. The shape of the bottle is almost hour glass shaped, wider at the top and bottle with a slim middle. I've found these bottles really easy and comfortable to hold in my hand which I think is due to the way your hand can sit around the bottle shape. All Tommee tippee bottles are also BPA free so they are completely safe. BPA stands for bisphenol A, which is found in polycarbonate products (like baby bottles). There have been concerns that exposure to this substance can lead to health implications due to it being ingested from the bottle once it has been heated at a high temperate (like in the steriliser). Most leading brands of baby bottles now are BPA free and tommee tippee is one of them. I really like these bottles, both of my children have used these, still using them with my son now. He latches on immediately and appears very comfortable drinking from it. The teats are very soft and there is a valve which allows airflow through the bottle, aiming to reduce the amount of air the baby takes in. I personally think this does work, my son hasn't suffered with much colic at all and I assume this could be due to this valve. Partnered with the steriliser, this brand of bottles is an incredibly easy kit to use to feed your baby. The wide teat prevents an unhygienic build up of milk as they are a lot easier to clean than some of the slimmer teats we've used before (Avent particularly stays in my mind). I'm going to give these 5 out of 5 because I've never had any issues with them with either of my children and would recommend to any parent.
I am very happy that I went with the tommee tippee closer to nature bottles. I like the shape of them, they're very easy for my son to hold by himself. They've also lasted 14 months now and I'd carry on using them if I wasn't switching to a sippy cup. The anti colic valve was very useful as my son would get bad wind with other bottles. The teats are strong and haven't been beaten by my son chewing on them! The only thing is it can be difficult to remove the lid sometimes, especially when you've only got one hand free but that can also be a bonus to stop your child taking the lid off when they're not supposed to. I would definitely recommend these bottles to anyone as they were well worth the money. It's just a pain that so many people have these bottles as we're constantly guessing over whose bottle is whose.
When pregnant with my first daughter I was adamant that I would breastfeed but knew I would still need a steriliser and bottles if I wanted to express my milk so I started to look for a set that was good value for money and would do all I needed it too. In all honesty I had no idea what kind of bottles I wanted and had no one elses recommendations to go on either. It can all be a bit of mind field. In the end I saw that mamas and papas had the tommee tippee closer to nature complete starter set half price so that made my mind up for me. Part of the set were the tommee tippee closer to nature bottles. They are available to buy on their own from all baby shops, supermarkets and many places online they are so easy to get hold of. They come in a 150ml or 260ml size and usually are in packs of 6. Kiddicare currently sell a pack of 6 260ml bottles for £12.49 so just over £2 a bottle which is pretty cheap. The actual bottle is made from bpa free plastic and they come in clear, pink and blue. The bottle is a pretty distinctive shape with a narrower middle than top and bottom almost hourglass shaped. They are classed as wide neck bottles and are certainly the widest ive used. The teat part is extremely wide with quite a shallow nipple designed to be as much like the breast as possible to make combi feeding easy. There is also a hole in the teat part designed to reduce colic. The rim that the teat fits into is white/pink/blue plastic and the lid clicks onto this too. For us the anti colic feature was unfounded in fact my daughter was so unsettled on these bottles she took in so much air and so wouldn't take nearly enough milk. The shallow nipple also made it difficult for her to get a decent suckle on. She just didn't get on with these bottles at all. We actually ended up switching bottles after just 3 days and noticed a huge difference when we did. Because the bottles are pretty basic and only have 4 parts they are easy to wash and keep clean. The wide teat makes cleaning very easy and getting any milk build up off a dodle. As far as keeping them clean goes I can't fault the bottles. Overall if you just want a basic easy to clean easy to put together bottle these are fine. If you have a colicky baby or want to avoid your baby getting colic I suggest you try a different bottle, you'll probably pay more but in return you'll get a more settled baby which you can't put a price onto me.
We used the Tommee Tippee bottles around 2 months after our daughter was born. She was originally on a different brand of bottles but suffered with reflux at the time. These bottles were recommended. They had a slower flow so she was not guzzling the milk down as quick. It massively improved the amount she kept down thus improving her weight greatly. The bottles come in a pack of 6. They are 260ml/9oz bottles and have the measurements on the side. The measurements are in millilitres and ounces. They are narrow in the middle. Having this in the middle helps the baby to hold the bottle on their own. They are each clear with a screw on lid. The teats are designed to be as close to nature as possible - hence the title. They are soft and made of rubber. The pack of 6 bottles at this size are currently available from Mothercare for £11.49 reduced from £25. I think we paid around £12.99 at the time so it appears that Mothercare seem to provide discounts on these quite often. Mothercare also provide smaller 150ml/5oz bottles at a cost of £6.99. We also decided to purchase these at the time because they were useful for the baby at that early stage. Being smaller as well, they were easier to take out with you. The bottles are very resilient. They have been through hundreds of washes and the heat of the steriliser. As they are made of a hard plastic even if they are dropped they retain their shape and do not shatter. As time has progressed we have moved onto the medium and fast flow teats. We found the milk was just not coming out quick enough from the slow ones. These were therefore bought separately. The only issue would be milk spillages when taking the lid off. Milk gets caught in the rim of the lid. This could also be due to the fact the lids will very occasionally not screw onto the bottles properly. It's not a major issue as it only requires a wipe of the kitchen side but could be an issue if it stains carpets or clothes etc. Over time the bottles will become slightly stained which is to be expected. We have had to replace the bottles once. But our daughter is now 2 years old and we still use them now. They are brilliant for toddlers as well because the groove in the middle assists on them learning to hold the bottle themselves. She has learnt to use it herself for over a year now. Overall I would highly recommend the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottles. They are brilliant to use from an early age and can be a real help when parents want to share the feeds. They are robust and when on offer you can't go wrong.
So you've just found out you're pregnant....now what? you've been to the midwife, you've had a scan....you start buying things for baby. After the mine field that is pram shopping, and the warzone that is cots, cribs, clothes, nappies, dummy's, surely choosing a bottle is easy??? Think again. There is a whole heap of different brands, and some brands have different varieties of bottles as well as different sizes. Then there's the material of the bottle...do you want plastic or glass? BPA free? clear or coloured? silicone or latex teats? single use bottles? bottles that sterilise themselves, bottles which heat up the milk as you feed? Bottles which help prevent colic? bottles with wide necks, and bottles with handles...its enough to make your head spin!!! After all this you may decide you want to breastfeed and wont buy any bottles. From past experience I would suggest having a bottle or two just in case breastfeeding doesn't work out. So what sort of bottle is the "tommee tippee closer to nature"??? This bottle is most certainly a wide neck bottle. It is rounded at the top, and looks suspiciously like a breast. The shape is said to help you hold the bottle in the most comfortable and natural ways. The teats are silicone and very much, in my opinion, like a breast and nipple. It is easi-vented (no I haven't spelt it wrong, that's how tommee tippee spell easy!!!) which encourages baby to suck naturally as they do at the breast, enabling you to switch from breast to bottle and back again as you combine feeding. Tommee tippee closer to nature bottles are also BPA free. These bottles come in 2 sizes... 150ml (5oz) and 260ml (9oz), and can be bought in clear, pink decorated and blue decorated. The prices depend greatly on how many you buy and where from and when?? At the moment in boots prices are... 1 x 260ml clear bottle is £5.49 2 x 150ml clear bottles are £9.99 2 x 260ml clear bottles are £10.99 4 x 260ml clear bottles are £16.99 6 x 260ml clear bottles are £24.10 6 x 260ml coloured and decorated bottles are £29.99. Teats are £4.69 for a pack of 2 and come in slow flow (0m+), medium flow (3m+) fast flow (6m+) and variflow (0m+) However I would suggest waiting until supermarkets have "baby events" when these bottles are greatly reduced. All supermarkets seem to have the events now and a pack of 6 x 260ml bottles is usually around the £10 mark, and the coloured variety around £12.50 (don't quote me on this as the prices do vary from event to event) I actually picked up a pack of 6 bottles at the end of the asda baby event for £7.50!!! BARGAIN!!!! Whats BPA??? Well I aren't 100% sure what this is but I have heard we want bottles without BPA....I've googled it and BPA is british parking association...or british parachute association....Though I think in this circumstances it stands for Bisphenol A... is a man-made carbon-based synthetic compound used to make certain plastics and epoxy resins (thank you Wikipedia) Use of BPA in products have been shown to cause negative health effects in animal studies. The European union, Canada and the USA have banned the use of BPA in baby bottles....so really all plastic bottles should be BPA free. Do they help prevent colic?? These no specific information about them preventing colic, I know the easi-vent on the teats allows air to escape the bottle, which reduces the amount of air swallowed by your baby, this in turn helps reduce colic...tommee tippee do a bottle in the closer to nature range (Tommee Tippee closer to nature advanced comfort bottle...this used to be called an anti-colic bottle. ) which reduces even further the air which is swallowed. Our experiences.... When pregnant I had all good intentions of breastfeeding. With my son I ended up with mastitis and a doctor suggested bottle feeding until it cleared up and never mentioned expressing...as a first time mum I did as he said and bottle fed and lo and behold.... he wouldn't latch on again. With my daughter she refused to latch on from the start so had no choice but to bottle feed. Good job I'd bought some "just in case" bottles. with my son I went straight onto tommee tippee closer to nature bottles. I had hoped that they would help with the swapping from breast to bottle and back to breast.....it didn't work. once on a bottle he wouldn't latch on to breast afterwards...thumbs down on that score... *sad face* with my daughter I chose avent bottles which leaked, so a very kind lady from our local children's centre gave us 4 tommee tippee bottles for free (BARGAIN!!!) I've already told you one thumbs down, the only other I can think of is that they are very wide, so only tommee tippee closer to nature accessories work with these (well they did when I used them....I now see nuby do a similar shape bottle so their accessories may work too and be cheaper) anyway I had to buy TT steriliser, and bottle carriers, they simply would not fit into the built in compartment in my changing bag. Its because of all these accessories my fiancé used to joke that our son was sponsored by tommee tippee. Anyway now for the good.... for a start I love the look of them. They are different to other brands and instantly known as been tommee tippee closer to nature. The shape makes them easy to hold and comfortable to hold even if your baby is taking a while to finish their bottle. Its also an easy shape for baby to hold themselves (only once they can sit up/ move around, I wouldn't suggest letting a young baby hold their own bottle....and even when older and able to hold it themselves they should still be supervised) We have had no problems at all with leaks, even when they've been thrown around, washed in the dishwasher, dropped down stairs...no leaks. We've just got rid of my daughters bottles at 17 months and must say they have lasted really well. they are a very sturdy and strong bottle which have put up with a lot of use and abuse from my daughter. Recommendation these are by far the best bottles I have used in my time as a mum and before that as a nursery worker.... I would recommend these to anyone who is pregnant, even if you only have 1 or 2 in your cupboard just in case. I would love to give these 5/5 stars but due to them not working with combining breast and bottle, and been quite wide, resulting in the need to buy all TT accessories...I've given these bottles 4/5 stars.
Tommee Tippee closer to nature bottles In our household my daughter is mostly breastfed with the occasional top up of either expressed milk or the odd bottle of pre-made formula, which can be a lifesaver when I really need the night off as our beautiful bundle of joy isn't the best sleeper. We have several different brands of bottles and teats, because thankfully my daughter doesn't seem to be picky about what we use, which I am extremely grateful for. Especially, after talking to other parents where they can only use specific teats and bottles with their babies and it has cost them a fortune using a trial and error method of finding out exactly what their offspring prefer. When we first started looking into bottles the Tommee Tippee closer to nature range really caught my attention because of their closer to nature aspect. Tommee Tippee say: "Designed in conjunction with breastfeeding experts, the revolutionary Closer to Nature Easi-vent teat mimics the natural flex, movement and softness of a mum's breast, to make switching between breast and bottle easier than ever before. The unique shape encourages your baby's natural feeding action so that switching between breast and bottle becomes second nature." After using the first infant teats for quite a while I still don't really have a huge amount to say about them other than that they work well and so far my daughter doesn't have any complaints. We are still currently using the first teats (0 plus) and the milk does seem to drip out at a comfortable pace for a small baby, certainly I have had no concerns. I don't necessarily think that these teats have helped switch back and forth between breast feeding but they haven't in our case hindered the process. However, I didn't introduce using a bottle until after we both had gotten the hang of breastfeeding. Personally, the Tommee Tippee closer to nature bottles are probably one of favourite bottles to use. I really like the shape of the bottles to hold, they feel comfortable and easy to hold onto even with a baby wriggling about and flapping her arms, really doing her absolute best to move the bottle out of the way and then shouting loudly when it's no longer near her mouth. The bottles are wider than the majority of others that I have used which does mean that the smaller 150 ml bottles are quite short but still comfortable. They can, however, be a bit of a pain to sterilise if like me you are using a cold water tank because the always seem to take up more room because of their fat and dumpy shape, but still that isn't really a big criticism. The bottles are also extremely simple to put together and can easily be separated into several parts for easy cleaning, meaning that you can easily access every nook and cranny to make sure the bottles are as clean as possible. They are of course as with all Tommee Tippee bottles BPA free. Another reason that I love the bottles is because (although this isn't technically what the bottles are for), with their wide neck opening I have used my Tommee Tippee closer to nature bottles many times as make shift dummy holders. It means that any sterilised dummies I need to take out and about with me have somewhere safe and sterilised to sit while being carted around in a sometimes very messy changing bag. I do know that you can buy separate dummy soother sterilised storage containers but re-using my Tommee Tippee bottles is just a cheap and handy alternative for me when I have these bottles in the house anyway. From me that Tommee Tippee closer to nature bottles get four out of five stars, I have found them comfortable and easy to use and we have been using the same bottles on occasion for months now without any problems or concerns. The Tommee Tippee closer to nature bottles can easily be found in most stores like Mothercare or Agros or even supermarkets such as Asda for around £6 -£10 depending upon the size you want. Also of you are planning on using bottles a lot you can buy larger packets of the bottles, which can often be found retailing for very reasonable prices in places like Amazon.
I brought these bottles when expecting my daughter as they were highly recommended to us by friends. These bottles are widely available in supermarkets, Boots, Mothercare etc. as well as from online retailers. We got a pack of 6 from Mothercare and at the time I think we paid around £20. They are currently on offer on the Mothercare website for £13.00 However initially she found the teats very difficult to suck and feed from. The hospital advised us that newborns often initially struggled with the tommee tippee teats and to buy cheap bottles until she got the hang of feeding. However our daughter was a low birth weight baby at 5lbs 7oz so this could also have been a contributing factor. We tried again withe the tommee tippee bottles when she was a round a month old and this time she took to them with ease. The teats are a very natural shape and replacements can easily be brought if necessary. Teats can also be brought to suit differing ages of baby. One thing we have found with the teats, in particular the newborn ones they often became blocked and had to be unblocked with a fork. We have not found this with the later sizes though. The bottles have a clear measuring guide on the side, making it easy to make the right amount and to see how much baby has had. This is still as clear as ever even after countless washes/scrubs! The bottles and teats are very easy to wash and to keep clean, and we are still using the original bottles six months on. They are excellent quality and I highly recommend. The bottles and teats compliment the rest of the range beautifully and make it easy to find co-ordinating products. As we have had such a positive experience witht he bottles we have gone on to buy other tommee tippe products and have found them all to be high quality. This review also appears on CIAO under the same username.
I used some user reviews to decide which bottles I would buy for my baby before she was born. Tommee Tippee closer to nature bottles did get good reviews overall which was the reason I chose to use them myself. The bottles are around 15cm high from bottom to tip and are about 10cm wide at their widest point. They hold up to 9oz/260ml of milk and have a white screw ring that holds the teat in place. A clear top slots over the teat. I paid £9.99 for six bottles when they were on offer, which is a little more expensive compared to supermarkets and pharmacies own brands. When my baby was newborn, she wouldn't take to these bottles at all, the teats that come with the bottles just seemed massive for her and she just couldn't grasp using them at all. I bottle fed right from the start but I had to use smaller (not tommee tippee) bottles for her until she was around 6 weeks old. After that, she did seem to be able to use the teats on these bottles and we've been using them ever since. Even then though, at around six weeks old, I noticed that at least once per feed, the teat would collapse completely and I would have to take the bottle from her and allow it to pop back into shape again before getting back to the feed. This got quite tiresome, especially on the night feeds at 3am in the morning that we had to do at that time! By the time she reached 6 months, I found that the teat collapsed 3 to 4 times per feed and it seems that the bigger she gets, the more they collapse during each feed. I could change the teat size as tommee tippee sell 3 sizes of teats for these particular bottles, but it's kind of a catch 22 situation for us. My baby has such a great routine that I'm afraid to change but to be fair to tommee tippee, this could well be the reason that they collapse during my babies feeds and if I was to make that change the teats may not collapse as often, or perhaps not at all. At 6 weeks though (and our baby was a small newborn), the teats with the bottles should have been able to keep in place because I think the next size up is only suitable from around 3 months. They are however the same bottles that I've had all of this time, they've lasted amazingly well considering I've had 12 of these bottles constantly on the go for over 6 months so they must be fairly durable. When holding them during a feed, they feel quite comfortable - the bottle is shaped so there is a perfect place halfway up them to hold properly and even my baby now can hold it to her mouth quite easily. The other thing I have found is that the tops of the bottles sometimes don't fix onto the bottles properly and will sometimes fix on and then immediately pop off which is a bit annoying. I've also found that the air vent in each teat sometimes squirts a little bit of milk out and ends up dribbling down my babies outfit. I have all of the accessories for them, including the bottle brush, steam steriliser and warmer. I've found that if you have some of the other accessories in their range, they go hand in hand with each other and make them easier to use and clean. The bottles are quite chunky and wide so I assume that they are awkward to use in other sterilising equipment and warmers. They are very easy to take apart and put back together again which is a great help. The teats are very flexible and they just feed into the screw ring part and then the whole thing fixes onto the bottle itself. I definitely recommend giving these bottles a go as they are the best I've used.
When I was pregnant, I planned to breast feed exclusively for the first six months at least. I wanted to get a couple of bottles just in case, or in case I wanted to express later on. I read lots of reviews and ended up going for the Tommee Tippee closer to nature range, as the shape of the teat, and the way the teat works is said to be the closest thing to breastfeeding. I decided that if I did express, I didn't want him to be too confused between breast and bottle. My sister handed down 2 of the small size bottles (150ml/5oz), and I bought a pack of 6 larger ones (260ml/9oz) from Mothercare for £12.99, which is an excellent price as their RRP is £25. They, as most bottles do, come apart in 4 pieces - The bottle, The ring, The Teat itself, and a snap on lid. This makes washing the bottles easy and ensures a thorough job, something which is very important, particularly with newborns, due to the bacteria from the milk. They say they hold 9oz of milk, but I have found they do not travel well if completely full up, for some reason milk tends to come out from under the white ring. I usually filled them up to only 8oz to avoid this issue (luckily Oscar would only drink 8oz at a time anyway!). The shape of the bottle means it is quite easy for a baby to hold themselves (although Oscar was always too lazy to!!), and they tuck nicely into a changing bag too.
I hadn't bought any bottles when preparing for my sons arrival. I planned to breastfeed and was told by all the heath professionals that breastfeeding came naturally to a baby and any problems could be easily resolved with their help. Luckily I was given a few bottles because it didnt turn out quite that simple! Tyler refused to feed from me pretty much completly. After 12 hours the nurse tried to get me to express and use a syringe to get any milk which came out, this was futile as my milk hadnt come in and i was only making tiny amounts of colustrum. She then gently suggested we give him a bit of formula, I was upset but just wanted my baby to stop crying and be satisfied so we gave him a little formula from a cup. I was in hospital for a week multiple times I had midwives trying to help, he might latch on but only for a minute. In the end we used a nipple shield which is kind of like a bottle teat, he'd fall asleep on this within minutes then wake up very quickly hungry for more and the cycle wouldnt end. Many nights fearful of waking other babies in the ward I'd go get formula. At home I continued combination feeding for 3 months but my milk supply was getting lower and he'd always fall asleep on me so I ended up switching completly to bottles. I used quite a few different bottles before finding the one that was right for us. I had leaky bottles, bottles which Tyler simply didnt like and bottles which I was convinced you'd need to be a mechanic to know how to put together. In the end I opted for these Tommee Tippee closer to nature. Id bought a breast pump and a bottle I liked came with it so I got some more larger ones. The bottles are simple just consisting of the bottle, the ring and the teat. The bottle has a slight curve in the middle which makes it easier to hold- both for you and for baby as they get old enough to hold it themselves. The bottles have measurements on the side in oz and in ml so you can measure out how much milk your making for the baby and see how much theyve taken with ease. Mine are clear but you can get them in blue and pink. They're not particuarly cheap- a 4 pack of these 9oz bottles are going on Amazon for £22.99. However for me they were wothit. I got them over a year ago and we still use one for nightime now (which I really need to cut out!). Despite having them for so long none have broken. You can get two different sizes of this bottle (5oz and 9oz). You may find the small bottle more convient when your baby is young and only taking small amounts. You may also find it useful to provide a drink of water in this instead (formula fed babies need water). You do have to change teats after a while- the first teats are slow flow and eventually Tyler started to get impatient and wanted the milk out quicker. I found with the size 2 teats some of them would go inwards- I never worked out why but it didnt happen with any other sizes! Teats can be bought seperatly from bottles, a 2 pack will cost beween £2.99-£3.99. The good thing about these closer to nature teats are they mimic natural breastfeeding, these can be especialy convinient for mothers wishing to combination feed but worry that using a bottle will take away their babies ability to latch on to the breast properly. I cant give a full five stars simply because they are very pricey but because they are good quality and long lasting I'll give them 4.
TOMMEE TIPPIEE CLOSER TO NATURE BOTTLES I choose to use tommee tippiee bottles with my youngest child as I had used tommee tippee products with my 2 older children so knew that they were good quality and that I shouldn't have no problems with them both. ***TOMMEE TIPPIEE BOTTLES*** Tomee tippiee closer to nature bottles are made from clear durable plastic, although they are also available to purchase in pink and blue. They come in two sizes, these are 150ml/5oz and 260ml/9oz, measurements are in black and stand out well on the outside of the bottles, These bottles also have a curve in them in the middle which makes the comfortable to hold. The teats on the bottle are made from soft silicone, When purchasing a bottle it comes with a slow flow teat, although teats are available to purchase in other sizes, these are medium flow, fast flow and vary flow. Bottles are available to buy separate or in packs of 2, 3, 4, 6, Prices range between £5.00 to £30.00 and are available to buy from boots, argos, tesco as well as online. Tommiee tippiee also claim that the unique teat made from soft silicone mimics natural feel, flex and movement of the breast ***MY OPINION*** As i mentioned above I bought tommee tippiee as I had used them in the past with my 2 older children, The other reason I bought these exact bottles is due to what tommee tippiee claim, that they mimic the breast, Now I can't confirm if this is true or not, but I had decided whilst pregnant to bottle feed rather than breast feed, but wanted to get as close to breast feeding as possible as i could. The bottles are easy to clean as they have wide necks, I like to rinse mine first in hot soapy water before placing in the sterilizer. What I will say is that they measurement markings do fade after a few months use, but this didn't bother me as I knew then where abouts I needed to fill to. I do think £30.00 for 6 bottles is slightly on the expensive side, but I know from past experience bottles last a good few years, you only need to replace the teats. I would recomend them to anyone who is pregnant and looking for good quality bottles that will last, are easy to clean and won't need to be replaced every few months Because I find that they are expensive I will knock of a star and award these bottles with 4 stars
I have been using these ever since my baby was born, because I couldn't breast feed and these bottles were advertised to imitate breast feeding, also I had heard of this make before so I thought I had to give them a try. The milk bottles are a light bendy plastic, with clear measurements on the side of the bottle, measured in millilitres and ounce's, also has a mark for the amount of water you need to use in a steriliser and the teats have a flexible, soft and rubbery feel to them. There are two sizes of bottles the smaller one that holds up to 150ml / 5 ounce and the larger bottles hold up to 260ml / 9 ounces. They have 4 types of teats, slow flow, medium flow, fast flow, variflow. The bottles and teats are very easy to clean and sterilise. It's designed to have a curve in the middle of the bottle that makes it easier to hold the bottle on an angle whilst feeding. I am am still using these for my daughter who is 14 months, so I haven't had any problems with them, she taken to them very easily, the only trouble I had with them at first was when my girl was on the slow flow teats, which came free with the bottle, I would occasionally get a bottle where the teat would suck in wards whilst she was trying to drink the milk, I didn't know why at first, but found out that it was due to the valve on the inside of the teat. All you have to do is squeeze the valve so it's not stuck together. I haven't had that problem with the medium and fast flow teats, maybe because it has a faster flow. I would certainly recommend using these bottles, I have found no reason to change.
When our little girl was first born we actually used the small version of these bottles becuse untill she was 2 months she only had up to 5 oz per bottle, and the small ones only went up to 5. The big ones however start at 2 oz up to 9 oz, becuse once you've bought this size its the only one you will need untill they are using sippy cups. At 2 and a half months old now, baby Freya drinks the recomended 6 oz per bottle at around 5 bottles per day, and will do so untill she reaches 4 months. Then goes on to 7 oz as the guidelines say. The reason why we decided to choose all the Tommee Tippee bottle feeding and steralising equiptment was because we thought it looked very classic, modern, and easy to use. The steralising steam heater we have is superb as it works in 5 minutes, and fits Tommee Tippee bottles of both sizes. We also have Their brand bottle brush, thermal insulators, and of course the bottles themselves. Tommee Tippee is very well known and the bottles they have made are made with great design and great thought process. The actual teat was designed to immitate the breast in everyway possible so that from newborn, the baby feels comfortable and secure when latching on. They also have a feature on them called a value that prevents your baby getting wind and colic, but you must make sure its open to work properly. They are made from silicone which is very soft to the touch and feels less "rubbery" like some other brands of teats, and feels more natural like a human breast. The teats come in 3 stages: newborn: stage 1 slow flow 3 months +: stage 2 medium flow 6 months +: stage 3 fast flow. Each baby is different however, as our little girl started on medium flow stage 2 at only 1 and a half months old. This was because shes greedy and where she wanted more to come out then there actually was, she was sucking too hard and running out of energy which made her too lazy to finish all of her bottle which became a problem. Also, from the sucking she managed to suck some air too, and found she kept coughing and choaking, so we tried medium flow, and she loved it ! I love feeding her with these bottles because they look so lovely ( i have the decorated pink ones), and i also like the grip on them, they are very comfortable to hold. I also love the fact that we can use these bottles for a long time now, so after one cheap purchase they will definately do you justice. Thanks for reading, i hope your baby loves them as much as ours does. Daniela
Soft natural feel silicone teat. Suitable from birth.