Product Type: Tommee Tippee kids equipment
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Grooming Essentials For Your Little One
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Healthcare & Grooming Kit
Member Name: kellface
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Healthcare & Grooming Kit
Advantages: Some handy tools, Lightweight kit, Comes in a handy zip pouch.
Disadvantages: Nasal Aspirator is tricky to use. Nail files are pointless.
When I was pregnant I had a list as long as my arm of essentials I might need for the everyday care of my little bundle of joy. On my list were several things like nail clippers, thermometers, brushes etc. Then whilst I was browsing on the Tommee Tippee website I spotted this great little grooming kit which had everything I needed in one pack. On my next trip into town I had a nosey in Mothercare and spotted the kit for the same price as the Tommee Tippee website so thought I'd kill several birds with one stone and buy all the things I needed in one handy kit.
So the grooming kit itself comes in a handy fabric zip pouch with little elasticated straps inside to hold all of the things in place so they don't rattle around inside. Included in the kit are 9 "everyday essentials" you may need for your little one. A soft hair brush, toothbrush, plastic comb, nail clippers, scissors, 2 nail files, digital thermometer and a nasal aspirator - or bogey sucker as I like to call it. I have yet to use the plastic comb as Freya's hair isn't long enough, and I obviously haven't used the toothbrush as she has no teeth! But everything else has had some use so far and overall it's a great bit of kit, the only downside for me was that the nail files didn't last very long and were a pointless part of the kit for me, everything else is of great quality and will last for quite some time.
The digital oral thermometer is an absolute god send, it's great for checking your babies temperature in their mouth or under the armpit. I've used it many a time to put my mind at rest when I thought that little Freya had a fever but turns out she was just a little warm. It is quite slow at reading temperatures especially orally, which can be a little tricky when you have a wriggly baby, so i take Freya's temperature under her arm now as she doesn't seem to mind as much that way. A great feature of the thermometer is that a series of bleeps sound when your babies temperature reaches fever levels, I've tested this by putting the thermometer in a warm drink to see if it actually worked and I'm pleased to say it does. The digital display on the thermometer is quite small but big enough for you to clearly see the reading, and there is a handy little plastic lid that goes over the end of the thermometer when it isn't in use.
The nail clippers are brilliant, they are the perfect size for those tiny nails and I don't worry that I'm going to cut down too far. I like to trim Freya's nails once a week and her toenails only once a month, it's good to keep the nails on her hands short so she can't scratch herself. The clippers are small in size, the clipper itself swings around and clips into place nice and securely so you can clip with ease. The only downside is that the handle is quite small but overall they are great.
The nasal aspirator is a tricky bit of kit, it only seems to work really well when the bogeys are wet, when bogeys are dry inside the nose it just doesn't do anything. The end of the aspirator is quite large so it can be difficult to get inside the nostrils. I have some saline drops that I squirt inside Freya's nose as she gets bunged up quite a bit at the moment, this wets the bogeys up enabling you to suck them out. Squeeze the balloon end slide into the nostril then release and it sucks any snot out, maybe not first time but persevere and it will do its job.
The price I paid was £15 from Mothercare which may seem a little on the steep side but I really think it's a great bit of kit. I get the most use out of the nail clippers and the hair brush at the moment, I'm forever having to snip Freya's little nails to stop her from scratching herself and her hairs starting to grow through nicely now so I like to give it a brush and it apparently is good for cradle cap.
Overall it is another great bit of kit from the Tommee Tippee range and is essential for everyday use for your little one. As I stated earlier the only downsides are the nasal aspirator is tricky to use and the nail files are pointless as they don't last very long. It may seem a little on the steep side at around £15 but I think it was well worth the price to take after the little things and give you peace of mind being able to check your babies temperature whenever you want.
I'd recommend the Tommee Tippee - Closer to Nature - Healthcare Grooming Kit to every mum, it's an essential bit of kit for your nursery or to pop in your baby bag to carry around with you everyday. I'm knocking a point off for the uselessness of the nail files and tricky-ness of the snot sucker! ha!
Summary: Essential tools for everyday use.
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