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      29.07.2014 00:49
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      Overall, a good idea for heating on the go. But only for short trips.

      When my youngest was born, I was surprised to discover that the method of making up bottles of formula had changed. Bottles now need to be made 'on demand' rather than making up bottles of cooled boiled water before adding formula when needed (as I did with my daughter).

      In the early days (before we ventured outside the house!), I'd make on demand by boiling the kettle, adding formula and rapid cooling in a bottle of ice cold water. After those initial first days, we invested in the Tommee Tippee 'Perfect Prep' machine. Of course this clever gadget isn't transportable when out and about so we had to research another solution and found the travel bottle warmer. What's more, our son had got used to lukewarm milk and wouldn't take the ready made milk we planned to use when out unless it was his usual temperature.

      The travel warmer contains a screw-able plastic lid which doubles up as a jug to add the water stored in the metal travel warmer. Operating the same as a thermos flask, you press a button and pour in to the plastic lid/jug.

      We'd fill the travel warmer with boiling hot water and put in the changing bag before leaving the house. When needed, we'd pour the water in to the jug, make up the sterilised bottle with readymade milk and warm the bottle up. This worked well for us as often it'd take a few minutes to get the milk to the ideal temperature if used in the first few hours.

      A huge disadvantage of this is how bulky it is! Luckily I had a very big changing bag, so the weight was more of an issue. If we were only out for a few hours, this worked as a perfect solution! However, if out for longer the water would lose its heat quite rapidly (especially if using multiple times as opening it would cause loss of heat).

      Priced at around £10, its an ideal solution for warming bottles on the go. Take away its bulkiness and gradual heat loss, its good.

      We've now managed to wean our son off warm milk (he seems to be less fussy now he's a little older) so no longer use the travel warmer.

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      07.09.2013 18:02
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      a must have for bottle feeding on the go

      Bottle feeding on the go can be a faff at the best of times especially if you can't find somewhere to warm the bottle up or baby decides they want a feed when you are in the car in the middle of nowhere and as all mums know babies will not wait for a feed! I only wish we had found the tommee tippee flask much sooner. I was first introduced to it when a friend of mine used it to warm her daughters bottle whilst we were on a coffee date, it wasn't long until I was asking her where she got it because I wanted one too.

      we bought ours from asda in their baby event for £10, a really reasonably price for something we use on an almost daily basis. Its also widely available from other baby retailers both online and instore though prices do vary from place to place so its worth shopping around. It comes in a box with the typical white and silver tommee tippee packaging that looks quite expensive. Inside the box is the flask and instructions.

      The whole idea of the flask is to be able to warm bottles when out and about. Over the metal flask there is a large white lid which screws on and off. To use the flask you unscrew the white plastic lid.You then unscrew the plastic lid of the metal flask and fill with boiling water. Replace both lids and you are good to go. When you need to warm a bottle you take off the white plastic lid and place upside down. There is a button you push in on the lid of the plastic flask to allow you to pour without getting steam burns from having to remove the whole lid which is a brilliant design especially with little ones around. You then fill your white part up with enough water to warm your bottle and pop the bottle in and wait for it to warm, its as easy as that!

      The flask keeps the water warm all day long, I was worried it would cool quickly but I was wrong. The flask is a little bulky and takes up quite a bit of room in the changing bag but for me its worth the space to not have to faff about when you need to make a bottle. The convenience of being able to warm a bottle where ever when ever far out weighs the inconvenience of having it in the changing bag.
      I've had absolutely no problems with the flask leaking water which is anothr thing I was worried about happening but the seals are tight so no leakage has occured.

      for me its become a must have product for bottle feeding on the go and I would not hesitate to recommend it to any parent of a baby.

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      23.04.2013 14:09
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      a must have for any mum on the go

      I first started to see that I needed to purchase one of these when I started combination feeding my daughter. I was expressing milk to give her in bottles so soon realized that when we are out and about I need to be able to warm the bottles up.

      The bottle warmer is a simple design, similar to a flask but it is made to fit Tommee Tippee closer to nature bottles in.

      It is very simple to use you simply fill the flask with boiling water when you are at home and put the lid on it. Later on when you need to feed your baby you just pour the water into the outer section and place the bottle that needs warming in there, it will soon have your bottle warmed up and ready to feed your baby. You can then just dispose of the water.

      I bought my flask online for £8.99 I have since seen them in Boots for £10 so it's worth shopping around to get a good deal.

      Since purchasing the bottle warmer I have found it invaluable, I have used it lots of times as we do go out and about quite a bit.

      We have taken ours when we have gone on day trips and also when we have gone on walks to the beach, basically it is good for anywhere that you go which does not have the facility to warm your bottle for you.

      The bottle warmer is an ideal size I simply put mine in the change bag along with everything else that you need for a baby. It also fits in the glove box in our car quite easily so it's ideal for when you are travelling too.

      You can use it for night feeds too if you don't want to have to trail downstairs to warm your bottle
      In the information it also states that the bottle warmer can be used to warm food when you are weaning your baby so I will soon be able to use it for that too.

      I think it is definitely worth buying and would recommend it to everyone.

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      22.03.2013 22:54
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      Very handy

      For some reason I never bought a bottle warmer for my first. I think partly because it was summer so I found the milk warmed itself up a little while I was out anyway. I also never went out for more than a couple of hours at a time so I either didn't need a feed with me or I would warm it up before leaving the house and then it was ok for two hours.

      I bought the Tommee Tippee bottle warmer before my second child was born so I was organised. It is pretty simple, it is basically a thermos style flask which you fill up with freshly boiled water and put the lid on. Then a plastic container pops over the top of the flask and screws on to the base of the flask to make it nice and compact. To use it you un screw the container from the flask, press the open button on top of the flask, pour your boiling water in to the container and put your bottle in! When the bottle is warm enough take the lid off the flask and pour the water back in to the flask, put the lid back on and screw the container back on.

      I have found this particularly handy as I am now usually out for a few hours at a time so my daughter very often needs a feed. She has a special formula that needs to be made with chilled water so I always need to warm it. I find a full bottle heats up to a good temperature in just a matter of minutes.

      We were away a couple of weekends ago and I filled up the warmer in the hotel before we left for the day, I used it twice with the same water with no problem and just about managed to get a third warming from it but I did have to leave the bottle in it for about 15 minutes. It is a good size and I imagine it would hold any brand of bottle, I use Dr, Browns bottles and they have plenty of room left around them.

      The flask holds a perfect measure of water. I always fill it up and pour out all the water in to the container, it doesn't look like much once in the container but once you put the bottle in the water comes up to just below the neck, which is perfect for warming the bottle efficiently. On a couple of occasions I have filled the flask up for the day and put it in my changing bag but then ended up at someones house where I have just zapped the bottle in the microwave for convenience. The next day in the afternoon I have gone to the changing bag and found the flask I had forgotten about and when I have emptied it, it is still warm! If you don't use the water in it for over 8 hours it is still hot enough to warm a bottle.

      I paid around £10 for this in Argos. Although it is a simple product, the way the container screws to the flask is very space saving and I think it is a good price for it. It has been very handy so far and it has had alot of use.

      I only have one issue with it, and that is the colour of the container. When the bottle is removed you can't really see that there is any water in it. I have a couple of times used it to heat a bottle at home (if I had taken it out for the day and not used it). I have then removed the bottle and left the container on the side. Later in the evening I have gone to move it not thinking there was anything in it and then almost spilt it when I have gone to move it. Obviously if it still had hot water in it then I could have burnt myself. I think maybe a clear container would be better.

      I also have a few times not realised that the button on the top was left open when I have taken the lid off for filling it. When I have put the lid back on I haven't notice and tipped the flask in order to screw the container on and burnt my hand as the water poured out. There is no on/off indicator on the lid, and it doesn't depress very much so you don't necessarily notice if you have left it open. It could do with maybe a red bit that appears if open.

      But overall a great product and it has been well worth having.

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        22.11.2012 19:25
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        Amazing product which i will use for years

        I was given this by a friend second hand and it is one of the most useful things I was ever given! This is an essential now for me when I take my little boy out, I wouldn't be without it.

        This is called a tommee tippee bottle warmer, but really it is just a flask. It is better than a normal flask though, just because of the lid in which you pour the water and put your bottle in there to warm it. It is such a simple but amazing invention!

        This is really lightweight, and all you do to use it, is unscrew the lid which fits over the whole flask, and becomes like a bucket when you upturn it, for you to pour the water into. You fill the flask with boiling water from the kettle, and there is a button on the top which you press to lock it shut and unlock it again. So when you are out and about and you have taken ready made milk you can warm it up by putting it in your babies bottle, pouring the boiling water into the lid and warming the bottle up in there, which takes about 2 minutes. By ready made milk I mean cartons/bottles you buy, not your own made up with powder, as you aren't supposed to do that anymore!

        If you want to make up a fresh bottle you can use the boiled water in the flask and mix with your powder, and just pour some cold water in the lid to cool it down. The only thing with this though, is that you can only really make one bottle as you wouldn't have enough water to make another, my baby has 210ml feeds, I am not sure how much this holds, but I wouldn't make up two bottles with it, so for me it's easier to take ready made milk. The water in the flask really does stay hot enough to make a bottle the whole day, and I have even emptied the next morning and the water is still warm, it is an excellent flask. It says the bottle warmer stays warm for 6 hours, maybe this is just to the temperature it needs to be to still be sterile to make a bottle, but I think it definitely does stay warm a lot longer than 6 hours.

        The only criticism I have with this flask is that if you forget to push the button down to lock it, it will spill out, although it does stay contained in the lid, the lid is very sturdy and screws on so tight, that it would not leak out at least all over your stuff. The lid can be a bit tricky to unscrew sometimes, it is very tight, but this makes it feels really secure . The tommee tippee logo has half rubbed off on my lid too so it looks a bit worn out, but still works perfect so doesn't bother me.

        You can also use this to warm up baby food too, such as pouches by just standing them in the hot water, so this is a great product which will be used very often, and for a good few years. It is currently selling on Amazon for £7.83 which is a bargain as it is just such a convenient item to have.

        I am glad I was given this bottle warmer, it makes going out with my baby so much simpler, as my baby hates cold milk, and looking for places with a bottle warmer is a pain! It fits well in my changing bag, I can relax knowing it won't ever leak as the lid screws on so tight. Many restaurants use this one too that I have been in, and I would highly recommend it!

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        23.09.2012 17:31
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        Tommee Tippee Bottle warmer

        The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Travel Bottle Warmer is basically just a fancy thermos made by the Tommee Tippee company but it has been very useful for me when we've been out and about and I need to feed my little boy his milk or his dinner. If I'm going out for a long day I like to use this instead of making up just one bottle of milka s I do sometimes as I can make many bottles of milk with this water.

        The Bottle warmer looks like a regular Thermos and you fill it just the same way as well. I like to use water I have boiled and left to cool for about half an hour, in that way the water will still be really hot and will warm up the bottles perfectly but it won't be boiling hot and have the possibility to scald you or anything like that as I find this thermos really does keep the water at the same temperature you poured it in at for a very long time so I guess in that way it definitely works well.

        Once you have filled up the water and screwed on the cap there is a sleeve or frosted container as Tommee Tippee calls it, that slides over the outer part of the bottle warmer and fits into the bottom by screwing it in. This makes the outer portion of the bottle warmer easy to handle as you do not feel any heat from the liquid inside and I feel it keeps it a bit better packed and I am not worried about any of the water leaking out from the top as this is covered up too.

        When it comes time to use the bottle warmer I simply take off the sleeve and then I can pour the warm water into this to warm up my bottles or I can make up some milk with the milk powder that I have bought with me so I like that this flask is multifunctional. When I have used a regular flask in the past I always had to find a container to put the hot water in which was tricky and I always ended up using a used tea cup or empty glass which was less than ideal but this sleeve is perfect as it is especially designed to hold the Tommee Tippee closer to nature bottles which are the ones I use.

        I have also used this sleeve to pour water in and then I add an Ella's Kitchen pouch to it so I can warm up my little boys dinner and he does not have to eat cold spaghetti or cold chicken and vegetables, it must be so much nicer to have this food warm. The pouch warms up nicely after just a few minutes dipped in the water and because it is sealed the food does not get wet and it is much easier than using a microwave when we are out as these are often hard to find in regular cafes and restaurants and not baby specific places.

        The bottle warmer cost me £10 and the great thing is when I am done with milk bottles and baby food I can use it as a regular flask in years to come.

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          22.09.2012 16:04
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          I without doubt recommend this product.

          I would be lost without this product, it's an essential part of my luggage when going out especially when my daughter was younger and having milk every few hours, water stays hot all day. I've had the warmer for 14 months now and still use the warmer often, for milk, baby food jars, also I use it to heat up the bath water if it goes a bit cold, so you can have hot water nearby safely, it's very handy.

          It's made out of stainless steel, holds up to 500ml of water, measures 19.5cm long and 9.5cm wide. Has a screw on cap, which has a push button in the middle to open and close, when the button is up its in the closed position, I have had no problems with leaking when closed and when its down its open and the water will come out all around the edge of the cap. You have to be careful if you screw the cap on straight after filling the bottle up with boiling hot water, because when it comes to opening the press button on top, some water may spray out, as the steam has built up pressure inside. So I usually leave the lid off, about 30 seconds before putting the screw lid on after filling up with hot water.

          The bottle also comes with a white beaker which screws on over the bottle, so their packed away together for storage, it's used to put the water in for heating up the bottles and jars. Also it has a grove on the beaker to indicate where to fill the water up to because if you put too much water in, it's very hard to get back out again without putting your fingers in the hot water.

          Overall I'm very happy with this bottle warmer and would be lost without it.

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          10.09.2012 10:45
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          Handy travel warmer that doesn't cost the earth...

          The Tommee Tippee travel bottle warmer was a recent purchase I made to help with feeds for our little boy when we are not at home with him. It's no longer recommended to pre-make bottle feeds up and then storing them in the fridge waiting for your little one to become hungry, instead, according to what health visitors and midwives tell you, all bottle feeds should be made up fresh thus minimising the chances of any nasty bacteria forming and causing health problems for young babies. Now, this is fine when you're at home and have access to a kettle, feeds can be timed and you can be prepared but other than buying pre-made feeds in cartons you're stuck if you're not at home when your baby wants his or her bottle. This is where this travel warmer comes in handy and for us it's been a superb buy.

          Simply put it's a 3 part flask, the inner metallic flask part holds enough water to provide 2 x 8oz feeds though my son isn't quite at that stage yet being only 8 weeks old, an oversized plastic cover which screws into place at the base of the flask itself and an airtight screw top that safely holds the water inside the container. There is a button at the top of the screw top which can be pressed to break the seal of the flask which allows water to be poured out and supplied with the system is a full instruction pamphlet which is easy to follow.

          I wouldn't say it was the smallest most compact flask system you could buy and admittedly we struggle to get ours to fit in our son's changing bag however it is without doubt the answer to our problems when we need to feed him and have no access to hot water. Because our son is exclusively formula fed we fill the flask with boiling water straight from the kettle at home and when he's due his feed we simply pour the water directly into his bottle and then add his powdered formula. The water stays hot whilst in the flask, we've never experienced any leakages and it's easy to unscrew. The plastic cover is a handy container for the water and acts as a warmer should you want to heat through any expressed breast milk or food jars and all in all I would say that this is a good system to own and one that doesn't break the bank with its cost.

          In all honesty it's not that much different to a Thermos flask other than it comes with an outer cover and had it been priced more than the £7.50 I paid on amazon for it I wouldn't have bothered and instead settled for a traditional flask. It is rather big and bulky admittedly but when empty doesn't weigh that much and it solves the problem of how we feed our son when we're not at home so on that basis it fulfils our requirements. I do think its well made, there are no sharp edges and it doesn't look as if TT have cut any corners in its construction. It's definitely reliable, as mentioned we've never had any water leak from ours and it would be something I would recommend to other parents if they're bottle feeding and find it awkward when away from home.

          It's probably more useful for newborns and younger babies than older ones if you're going to use it to make feeds as it doesn't hold a massive amount of water and I do find that as the day goes on the water does begin to cool a little which is to be expected from any flask really. If you're going shopping or maybe just out for a few hours during the day and just need something at hand to either warm up a bottle of expressed milk or a pre-made carton or just to make a fresh feed on the go then this will definitely serve your needs and at under £8.00 I don't think that it's much of a considered purchase really.

          I've been impressed with all of the items I've bought from the Tommee Tippee range and this travel warmer is no exception, it may be a little on the big side but it's a handy thing to own and from me gets a very good 4 star rating along with my recommendation. Thanks for reading my review.

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            15.07.2012 10:09
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            Great portable flask to warm up bottles when you are out and about

            I have 2 daughters, both of which have been bottle fed. When first purchasing baby things when pregnant with daughter number 1 (who is now 3), I remember my mum telling me that I needed one of these bottle warmers, I didn't realise why at the time but now I am so glad I took her advice that time!

            This time around, I bought this Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottle warmer for daughter number 2 as it appeared to be more suited to the shape of the bottles which are quite wide compared with other brands. The flask itself is a silver colour with a plastic removable screw top lid with a push down button to enable the water pour out. The frosted plastic container goes on top of the flask and when you turn it it screws down securely. You can use it just with boiling water in, you pour the water into the upturned frosted container and put the bottle inside until it reaches the right temperature, or some other people use the flask to carry freshly boiled water to make up the feed when they are out. Personally I prefer heating a bottle already made up, I would find it too stressful juggling a screaming baby and trying not to spill the milk powder everywhere!

            This flask is brilliant, especially when babies are tiny. When my daughter was 3 weeks old she just started screaming, it was so useful to quickly heat up a bottle. The flask itself is small and compact enough for fit in your changing bag, although I find when it is full of water too I tend to stick it under the pram in the basket underneath, to make the changing bag feel lighter.

            These are sold in a large number of places, Mothercare and some big supermarkets. It is around the £10 but well worth that I would say.

            Thanks for reading.

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            12.05.2012 23:44
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            Excellent bottle warmer from tommee tippee

            Our daughter was breastfed and still now is bottle fed and this flask has been a lifesaver throughout. From tommee tippee this thermos flask has a lid which has a pop up button so you can pour water out without taking the whole lid off. When the button is raised the flask is actually sealed and when this is depressed you can pour the water out. The outer plastic cover that screws over the whole flask is turned upside down to pour the water into for use as needed. This flask advertises as keeping the water hot for 4-6 hours but we have had boiling water in it which has kept hot enough for 11 hours which i think is very impressive.

            We have found this flask to be invaluable, when we were in coffee shops or popping out to places knowing that my daughter would need feeding probably at some point used to be a bit worrying thinking about how we would manage it when out. A lot of coffee shops and places now will not give you a mug of hot water, even if you explain what it is for, because of health and safety. This started to become an issue for us as we didn't want to be restricted on going out. I purchased this from argos for about £8 in the sale but it is sold at most supermarkets and baby shops for about £10. It is great when out and about to just pour the water into the plastic lid and stand the bottle of milk in, within a couple of minutes it is warm enough and ready to go.
            I have also used the hot water in it to make up bottles fresh whilst out and adding the powder to it then cooling down to be drunk. This flask holds enough to make 2 big bottles of milk up fresh and plenty to heat bottles throughout the day and food.
            When our daughter started weaning and we were having days out we would take her food in little pots which would easily stand in the plastic cover floating in hot water from the flask to warm it through, worked great just took a little longer than milk.

            This is a great addition that i think everyone with a baby would need at some point so better to get this sooner rather than later to make life so much easier when out.

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            19.03.2012 17:49
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            A real lifesaver!

            When Lauren was first born, I found it a complete nightmare going any sort of long distance or shopping as I was having to plan her next bottle or the fact that she might want another bottle. If we were going shopping, we always used to have to call in at a cafe for a coffee just so we could get her bottle warmed up and it was costing us a fortune! A friend then told me about a bottle warmer.

            It is really easy to use, I you can either poor the water into the lid and sit your bottle in, it will then gently warm up or use this water to make a fresh bottle up. I personally used the second option as when Lauren was ready for a bottle, she didn't give you much warning and quite quickly began to scream the place down if she didn't get one straight away.

            The water keeps warm for upto six hours, I have never tested it for this long but I can say after a couple of hours, the water was still quite hot.

            This retails around £12 in store but can be purchased online for as little of £7. You can also pick a used one up for a few pounds on EBay.

            Although the brand is Tommee Tippee, the Avent bottles do also fit in if you are wanting to warm the bottle by placing into the hot water.

            Although it can be just another item to take out with you, considering the size of my change bag, I did not find this addition much of a problem.

            A real lifesaver, made journeys and shopping hassle free so 5 out of 5 stars from me.

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            A great piece of baby kit that I should have bought sooner

            I have always bottle fed my baby daughter, but when we were out and about I was always having to bring a thermos flask and a jug to pour the hot water into to heat my baby's bottle, and this took up quite a bit of room in my changing bag and to be honest I sometimes forgot the jug, meaning we always had to find a cafe or somewhere to go into so I could get a bowl to pour the water into. When browsing on Amazon one evening, I noticed this Tommee Tippee Closer to Natural Travel Bottle Warmer, which currently costs £8.99 on amazon, which to me is very good value.

            The idea of this bottle warmer is that there is a flask where you obviously pour your hot water into, and then a covering lid, that covers the entire flask, which you can tip upside down, pour your hot water into and then place your bottle inside to warm. I particularly like the fact that this is literally one piece of equipment, that fits snug into my changing bag. The flask itself is small and dainty and holds just enough hot water to not make it a heavy piece of equipment to carry around. If you fill the flask fully, the water will come up to about a third of the way up the lid, so when you put your bottle in, the water will not rise above the top or overspill.

            Although I have only ever used Avent bottles to feed my daughter, my friend uses Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottles and so I know that the Avent bottles are slimmer, and therefore I was confident that there would be no issues with being able to fit my Avent bottles into the lid to heat them, and I was right. My bottles fit perfectly into the lid to be heated.

            Tommee Tippee claims that the flask will keep the water hot enough for 6 hours, but I have to admit that I have never kept the water in the flask that long, only ever a maximum of a couple of hours and after that time I can still see the steam coming off the hot water, and it heats the bottle within a few minutes. Compared to my thermos flask, I am sure that this flask probably wouldn't keep the water as warm for as long, but to be honest, I probably would have been giving my daughter a bottle within 6 hours of being out and about, and so have had no need to see if it will keep warm for the time stated.

            I really can't believe that I didn't get this flask when my daughter was born. She is now 6 months old and still obviously taking several bottles a day and so this is now an essential piece of equipment when we are out and about. It is SO much easier than taking a thermos flask and jug and I don't have to be worried about being near a cafe etc I can feed her anywhere. A great piece of baby kit!

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            useful to have

            When my son was younger and breastfed, I did not always feel comfortable feeding him in public. The solution, for me, was to express some milk before I was going out anywhere and I could then feed it to him in a bottle. Obviously, my son was used to his milk being warm and I needed to ensure that the expressed milk had been suitably warmed to ensure that he would take it. The means that I found to do this was to stand it in hot water, but I found I needed to supply this myself as restaurants etc can sometimes be unwilling to do so.

            I found this Tommee Tippee flask bottle warmer, designed specifically for this purpose, in my local Tesco priced at £12.99. It is also available cheaper (around £9) online. I was using Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottled and this is designed to fit them. The warmer if effectively a thermos flask designed to allow you to warm bottles, and later jars of food, on the go.

            The flask itself is a silver metal with a grey plastic cap that screws on. Within the cap there is a push button that can be pushed in and popped out to control the flow of water which can be poured out of the flask from here. There is also a white plastic cover to the flask that can be screwed in place, covering the majority of the flask. This acts as the beaker that the hot water can be poured into and the bottle placed in to warm. After use, this can be emptied and screwed back in place.

            I found that the flask kept the water hot for a long time. The packaging states that it will be kept warm for 6 hours but, in my experience, it was kept warm (if not hot) for longer than this. It warmed the milk well after only a few minutes and the pot for holding the bottle is a nice size. It supported the bottle well but the bottle could be easily removed afterwards without any risk of scalding. The button that is pushed down to allow water to be poured can be quite stiff to use sometimes and the cap can also be cross threaded easily - this means that you have to be very careful when sealing to ensure that there are no leaks. It is also handy to carry some paper towel around to wipe the inside of the white beaker out after use as placing this back on top of the flask can also lead to wet patches in your bag.

            The flask is a decent size and relatively compact so that you can carry it around quite easily with you. I haven't used it to warm food up as I can usually find another solution when out and about but it is really good for warming bottles. When we moved to combination feeding it was also useful for night feeds - warming cartons of formula rather than having to boil a kettle. Overall, a decent solution for feeding on the go.

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            19.01.2012 12:53
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            Not a necessity for parents of a young baby

            I was bought one of these when my daughter was born and I would say it was used about 3 times. I just didn't see the point.

            You can either use it to warm food/bottles by pouring the water from the flask into the plastic lid and standing the jar/bottle in it. Or you can fill the flask with boiling water and use it to make up a fresh bottle when needed.

            If you fill it with hot water before you leave home it is still hot if you use it quite soon but sometimes by the time you needed the water it wasn't hot enough (Guidance on formula feeds state the water needs to be hot to kill any bacteria in the powder). If you had already made a bottle up and needed to warm it, it took ages to warm up to a decent temperature and I was left with a frustrated baby. I also found that standing food in it i.e a jar or tub with pureed food in, it would take forever and still never really feel warm.

            Obviously when it's full of water it's heavy and quite bulky and I found it hard to fit into the changing bag along with everything else you need to take when leaving the house with a baby.

            9 times out of 10 when my baby was due a bottle I would find a cafe to sit comfortably and feed her so it was just as easy to ask for boiling water to make up a fresh bottle and a bowl of cold water to stand it in so it was cool and ready much quicker.

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            14.05.2011 14:57
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            Great invention, Practical, good quality, looks nice,simple and easy to use

            My baby was fully breastfed until 13 months when she came off naturally, but when she was smaller she would have expressed milk when out and about . After the our second outing enough was enough. As my baby was used to having milk as soon as she wanted it ,waiting for a bottle warmer was not an option for her. She would scream so loud when waiting for bottle warmers in public .

            We were using Tomee Tippee bottles which are very wide so we bought the Tomee Tippee travel bottle warmer. Also because it looked the nicest out of all the other options. It is silver stainless steel. The cover is a light grey colour that screws off. There is a cap on top with a large buttons. To use just unscrew the cap and fill with boiling water. Replace the cap and outer top.

            When your out and the baby wants a bottle Unscrew the outer lid press the button and pour out the boiling water into the lid. Pop your bottle in and it will be ready in about 2-3 mins. The water will stay hot for 5-6 hours atleast.

            We used this bottle warmer for 6 months until my baby started weaning and using cups ,and refused to have a bottle ever again. The bottle warmer stayed in perfect condition apart from the logo that rubbed off in the wash.

            I bought it from mothercare for £12 2 yrs ago but you can now buy it online for £8.99

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