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I got these milk powder pots in my Tommee Tippee Starter Kit and I honestly don't know what I would do without them, seriously. My son is 8 weeks old and they have easily made bottle feeding when out and about so much more handier in my opinion. I wouldn't dream of not having them and lugging a pot of milk about. It saves space in the changing bag as they can sit in the bottle with the water although this may become more difficult the more ounces the baby needs in time. It's definitely a smart move on Tommee Tippee's part.
I personally feel though that they might hold 6/7 ounces max so when your baby needs more than that, they won't be any use to you then.
The pop of tops allows accurate pouring of the milk powder into the bottle minimising waste.
Small but genius. I was also surprised at how hard and sturdy the pots themselves are. A lot of them are thin and flimsy but not Tommee Tippee one's. Well worth the money and even for purchasing spares as they can be used for other liquids. My neighbour uses them for taking meds about for the kids therefore multiple uses.
I like that they are clear and not coloured as you can easily see if the powder has been fully dispensed from the pot. Do not hesitate, go out and buy them for your baby or soon to have baby.
I am certainly very happy with them.
These pots are available from all major supermarkets, Boots, Mothercare and Amazon. For the full list of stockists consult the Tommee Tippee Website. i purchased mine from the Asda website, at the time i bought mine in a pack of 6 for about £3 which is the cheapest i have seen them retail for.
My baby daughter Freya is coming up to 6 months old at the end of this month, so i feel i can start reviewing baby products from my experience of using them. If this helps parents to-be or new mums and dads make a more informed choice on what to buy then i will be happy.
It always makes me laugh how babies are small yet the paraphernalia that comes with them most definitely is not! Lugging around several nappies, a packet of wipes,a changing mat etc means that there is not much space left in the changing bag. These pots free up much needed space and now i do not feel like i have to carry the kitchen sink around with me. Guidelines on how to make up baby bottles is always changing, but current advise is to put cooled boiled water into the bottles and add the formula seperately when needed. So anything that makes this easier is worth it in my eyes.
Why i bought these:
For the first 2 months of Freya's life i did not know these handy little pots existed. I was stupidly carrying a big tub of formula around with me wherever i went. One day i went to make up a bottle and disaster - the lid to the formula had opened in transit and there was milk powder absolutely everywhere. It was a newly opened tub too so you can imagine there was a lot of it. Any new parents will probably know that this was enough to tip me over the edge, and i am ashamed to say i burst into tears! Enough was enough. I went on the internet that night in search of a smaller and more secure way of transporting baby powder when out and about and came across these. My prayers were answered!
What they actually are:
They are transparent pots that are used to house pre-measured milk powder, ready to mix for convenient use when out and about.They measure up at just under 3 inches in length and are 1 and a half inches in width at their widest point. The lid is comprised of 2 parts, The bottom part fits securely onto the top of the pot, leaving a hole for controlled pouring of powder. A smaller lid fits on top of the hole and makes the pot completely secure.
How to use:
The dispenser pots fit inside the 260ml (9oz) Tommee Tippee bottles. If you are currently using the smaller bottles or bottles from other brands this is not a problem, The dispenser pots are very small so won't take up much more storage space when placed along side instead of inside the bottle. All you have to do is take the lid off the top part and pour into your bottle. Make sure to give the lid a few taps to ensure all the powder is released from the pot. They can be sterilised or just washed with washing up liquid and warm water. Make sure they are completely dry before using as this could cause the powder to clump up.
One thing that i like about using these pots is that they are mistake proof. When measuring out the scoops if i feel i have made a mistake i can just pour the powder back out and start again. There have been a good few times when putting the powder directly into the bottle where i have completely lost the ability to count! Obviously giving a baby too much or too little powder to water is not recommended and could cause them to have a very upset tummy. Using these pots means i can make them up at a convenient time (when there isn't a screaming baby waiting for food at 3 oclock in the morning) and ensure that the number of scoops is just right.
I have been using these for 4 months now and not one has broken, they are quite sturdy for plastic pots. They still seal the powder in as securely as they did when i first used them.
These pots claim to hold 8 scoops of milk powder, but i can only fit 7 scoops in and that is with compressing the milk powder down to make more space. Luckily Freya is on 7 scoops, i am unsure of what to do when it becomes 8. I will cross that bridge when i come to it! Another thing to note is that they take a long time to dry out, so it is best to dry thoroughly with some kitchen roll before use. Also i am down to 4 of the pots now, i have lost 2 which is easy to do as they are so small and clear, they can easily be forgotten
Would i recommend?
Most definitely, yes. If you are expecting a baby this is a product i urge you to buy. It really will make your life easier and i wish i knew about these straight after i had my daughter. Even if you decide not to use Tommee Tippee bottles buy these as it will still free up space in your changing bag. Making up a bottle whilst i am out and about is now so easy, it really is a 10 second job. I have never bothered heating up Freya's bottles and she has her milk at room temperature so this makes for very speedy bottle making. Anything that minimises screaming at silly oclock in the morning and makes things quicker and easier has got to be worth buying.
I give them 4 Dooyoo stars, i am knocking one off because they do not hold 8 scoops of powder like they claim to. Other than that they are a 5 star product.
Thanks for reading:)
One of the things I hated the most about feeding my baby when we were out and about was the fact that it meant making the milk up in advance rather than just before each feed which meant bacteria had a chance to start growing so when I saw these on Amazon I thought they were a great idea.
They are so basic it is unbelievable, it is simply a little pot with a pouring spout and lid that sits in the top of your bottle to store the powder untill you are ready to mix it with the water.
These can only be used with the tommee tippee closer to nature large bottles as any other design bottle wouldn't be the right fit for these tubs. Firstly you need to steralise the powder containers which you do exactly as you would your bottles and once dry you can count out your scoops of powder and push in the pouring spout which can be a bit tricky to get right to start with but you will soon get the hang of it like I did then add the lid. Once you have added the water to your bottles you just sit these in the top of the bottle before putting the lid on.
They are easy to remove from the bottle when you come to use them and the pouring spout makes it really easy to get the powder into the bottle so are great for fresh milk on the go.
I thought these would make the night feeds easier too and put them together in the fridge to just tip in but found the powder went clumpy and stuck to the tubs when I did this but solved it by putting the powder into these and storing it in the cupboard of a night and the bottle in the fridge, so much easier than counting scoops of powder when half asleep.
These tubs had daily use for around 8 months and still looked as good as new at the end of it, there were four in the box I purchased for 8·99 two years ago and I would recommend them to any one using the closer to nature bottles.
I used this product with my last baby and intend to buy some more and use them this time around too as I was so impressed last time.
The product is used to keep the milk powder and the water in the bottle separate so that you can just make up fresh bottles of milk as and when you need them by simply adding the hot water as you normally would at home.
The great thing is you can measure out the powder into the pots before you set off so you just take the right amount with you rather than taking the whole tin. Each of the pots holds approximately enough powder to make up 8oz of milk so its great what ever age your baby is at.
In addition to using the pots when you are out travelling they are also great for night feeds so you don't have to measure out the milk powder when you are half asleep its all done for you.
Its also great if you are letting baby stay away from home you can just leave the bottles all ready to go and all the grandparent has to do is mix water and powder together - they really cant go wrong! One less thing for you to worry about!
My family and I do quite a bit of travelling around and we are always going on day trips so these milk dispensers are great for once you have stopped breast feeding. They really do make travelling anywhere with a small baby easy.
I have always used the Tommee Tippee closer to nature bottles and these fit perfectly with them. The price of this product is around £3 for 2 pots they come in one pack. If you shop around on the internet you may be able to get them a little bit cheaper but I got mine from Boots just because it was easiest.
The pots are made out of clear plastic and they have a rim around the top which means they sit inside the bottle, they have a little top that you can use when you are travelling so that the powder does not spill out.
The pots are very easy to clean out they can go in both the dishwasher and sterilizer so are really simple.
I think these little pots are a must have for any new mum!
I purchased these when they were on sale in a Tesco baby event. I needed some milk powder storage pots for when I am out and at the time these Tommee Tippee ones were cheaper than any other brand and did what I needed them to do.
I believe these particular ones are designed to sit inside a Tommee Tippee bottle and they can be poured in to the bottle when needed. I don't use Tommee Tippee bottles so I will review them for how I use them.
You get 6 powder storage pots in one pack, they each are made up of 3 elements - the pot, a lid and a cap. Each pot holds up to 8 standard scoops of powder which is probably the maximum amount of powder that most baby bottles will hold so they don't need to be any bigger. You measure out how much powder you need in to the pot, put the lid on and then a small cap pops on top. To let the powder out you take off the cap and pour in to the bottle. The lid stops any powder spilling out. If you try and pour the powder out with the cap and lid of then you will find it pours out of the sides too so it doesn't all end up in the bottle.
For a few weeks I just used these to take out with me in the changing bag, but then as my daughter grew and her feeds grew I began filling all of them every night so that the right amount of powder was always ready for me within seconds so making up a feed was a quick as possible (as all of you with a screaming hungry baby will know is very important!). I found that standing there having to measure out 7 or 8 scoops of powder was quite time consuming so now I set aside a few minutes every evening to fill each pot so they are all ready for the whole day.
I have had no problems with these so far. I just put them in the changing bag and not once has a cap fallen off etc. They have proved to be a very handy item to have. Although they do hold 8 scoops of powder, once you get to 7 scoops you do have to tap the pots to get the powder to settle before you can get that last one in, which is a tiny bit annoying as it means it takes slightly longer to fill. I have just started weaning my daughter and I have also used these pots for taking out a bit of baby rice and porridge if I have been out when she has been due a feed.
I think I paid £3 for this packet which is a great price as they get used everyday and they will do for a good few months yet.
I actually received some of these milk storage pots in with a the Tommee Tippee kit - it was either the steriliser or breast pump set. At first I didn't realise that these pots fit neatly in to the neck of the bottle ready for when you want to use them.
The clear pots have a white plastic lid which clips on and seals the pot and you can wash and sterilise these pots before using them each time. The pots have plenty of potential for use as handy storage pots beyond baby milk and weaning, they are so small and safe when in transit I can see ours being used forever!
You have to be so careful with baby milk these days, everything needs to be sterile and the right temperature, using boiled water from the kettle you can't make up feeds before you need them either so everything has to be ready for use but clean and sterile.
I actually used my set of pots more for storing little bits of food when we started weaning our baby. Raisins, yoghurt flakes, chocolate buttons, you name it went in to these pots. I only used them a few times for milk powder as I was mainly breast feeding to start off with and then the amounts of powder a baby needs is bigger than these pots and I had one of those round pots with three sections in for storing and tipping out the follow on powder.
The pots are really easy to clean with hot soapy water and a bottle brush. Once they are clean you can pop them in the steriliser and then they are ready for use.
I am glad I got my pots in the kit as I don't think I used them to their full potential. You can buy them on Amazon for a reasonable price though, for £3 you get 4 pots.
I think these are a great invention and it's brilliant how snugly they fit into a Tommee Tippee bottle. I am a big fan of the TT brand and have bought their steriliser, breast pump, bottles and other accessories since we have had our first daughter. The pots are high quality and very useful and even stack nicely together due to their shape when storing them. The lids are easy to remove as they have graspable lip on them so no faffing around or breaking nails on them.
Our next baby is due in just under two months and whilst I plan to breast feed, I will be seeking these pots out from the cupboard to use when and if we switch to powdered milk. I think they are great for safe and sterile transport of the milk powder without carting a big tin about or having to spend more money on the ready made milk cartons you can buy.
We received these as part of a tommee tippee starter kit along with bottles and a steriliser when we were expecting our baby. We have now been using them for nearly three months.
The individual storage pots are made of clear plastic and according to the manufacturers can hold up to eight scoops of formula. The lids of each pot are made up of two parts. A circular part with a hole in the middle which acts as a funnel for dispensing the formula and a small cap which covers the funnel part in the middle of the lid. The pots are designed to fit inside the tommee tippee closer to nature bottles, once place in these, they sit just inside the rim. The product comes in packs of six and can be bought in most shops that stock tommee tippee products.
These pots are very useful when out and about with baby. The fact they fit inside the tommee tippee bottles is a plus as they free up space in my already crowded changing bag. This means when it's time to make up the bottles, it's just a case of obtaining some hot water and using the funnel top to pour the formula in. This is very convenient as we are not always places where you can get a ready made bottle heated. It's even better when used in conjunction with a flask to store the hot water. It also means this lasts longer than a pre made bottle as they can be made up as and when needed.
My partner also found them useful in the house. When he was making up bottles he could never remember how many scoops he had put in which caused no end of hassle with the expense of wasted formula. He now uses these to measure the formula in first as if he makes a mistake he can just pour the formula back into the tub with no wastage. So these pots have ended up saving us a lot of money.
The downside to these pots is becoming clearer to us. The manufacturers claim it can hold eight scoops but our baby is currently on six and this is measuring to the top of the pot meaning when he eventually goes on to have a larger feed, these pots will be redundant. This is a small niggle for us though as at the moment they are very convenient.
I would recommend these pots if you're like me and regularly take trips out, especially to places with no bottle warming facilities. They have saved us a lot of time and hassle.
It seems like a lifetime ago but when my twin boys were small babies my life and our routine literally revolved around feeds. As you can imagine two hungry screaming babies could spell disaster. Rather than never leave the house so I could make up a feed, I always made sure I had supplies to "feed on the go" where necessary or in case we didn't make it back for feeding time. Something that allowed me to do this easily (and safely) was Tommee Tippee Milk Powder Dispensers.
***Tommee Tippee Milk Powder Dispenser***
There were various reasons why I chose to bottle feed my boys but when I told my midwife I was bottle feeding her main piece of advice was that I should only make up feeds when they are needed and not take out pre- made up feeds with me. Obviously I could carry around pre boiled water around in their bottles in my changing bag but the concern was how I store powdered formula securely and conveniently and take this out with my. Tommee Tippee Milk Powder Dispensers solved this problem.
The Tommee Tippee Milk Powder Dispensers are plastic pots which hold powdered baby milk formula. They are different to other powder dispensers from other brands as the dispenser actually fits inside of the baby bottle. Meaning the powder is more secure in the dispenser and storage wise more compact as they fit inside of the baby bottle.
The Tommee Tippee milk Powder Dispensers are specifically designed to fit inside of the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottles in the 260ml size. The containers are see-through circular plastic cups which are around 2cm in diameter and 4cm high. Inside the dispensers, Tommee Tippee claim that this holds 8 scoops of powder which would make up a 240ml (8oz) feed.
The plastic dispenser is BPA free and can be put in a steriliser.
***Price and Availability***
The Tommee Tippee Milk Powder Dispensers come in a pack of 6 and are available from Boots, Mothercare, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Babies R Us both in store and online. They are also available direct from Tommee Tippee at www.tommeetippee.co.uk . Tommee Tippee stocks these in their online store with a RRP of £4.99 for a pack of 6. I purchased a pack of 6 from Asda during their baby event for £3.
The milk powder dispensers come in 3 parts, the circular cup. A flat lid which fits onto the top of the cup with a neck and a lid which fits over the neck of the lid. The dispenser disassembles which means that you can take apart and put in the steriliser to ensure that it is entirely clean. All parts of the dispenser are made from clear thick durable plastic.
The dispenser in whole is very easy to put together and use. When you measure the scoops of formula you use the measuring spoon from the formula tub to put the powder formula into the dispenser. You do need to take care not to spill the powder when doing so and take some care as the dispenser is quite narrow. Tommee Tippee State that the dispenser holds enough powdered formula to make up a 240ml (8oz) feed. This would equate to 8 scoops of powder. This claim is false in my experience. I used these dispensers for over 7 months and I never mastered a technique which allow the dispenser to hold 8 scoops of powder I could only get 7 scoops of formula inside. Even when I tried packing the powdered formula down I could only get 7 scoops of powder inside.
Once the powdered formula is inside of the dispenser you simply press the two lid sections down so the powder fits securely inside of the dispenser. You then sit the dispenser inside of your Closer To Nature Bottle baby bottle (with the correct amount boiled water inside). The lid of the dispenser has a wide rim which sits on the neck of the baby bottle meaning the dispenser remains upright and is not bobbing around insider of the baby bottle and boiled water.
Once you are ready to feed your baby you can then add the powdered formula to the boiled water. You can warm the boiled water again to a temperature your baby can drink then add the formula. I had the Tommee Tippee Insulated Bottle Bags which meant the bottled water I took out with me was still warm, but not so warm it would burn. By doing this you are minimising the risk of giving your baby an upset stomach by carrying around pre made up formula milk as bacteria can grow if the formula is inside of the formula for long periods and not stored correctly (according to my midwife) .
Pouring the formula inside of the boiled water is easy but you do need to take some care in order not to spill formula. I always found it more effective to take off both parts of the lid when pouring formula into the bottle. If you simply just take of the small cap part of the lid, because the neck on the dispenser lid is quite narrow formula gets stuck and it takes some time to pour all of the powder inside of the boiled water. Once all of the powdered formula is inside of the boiling water, you need to screw the teat and lid back onto the bottom part of the bottle then shake together.
Something that you do need to be aware of is that when you put the powder in the dispenser you need to measure the exact amount for the size of feed you intend to make up in order to get the mixture correct as there are no measurement scales on the size of the dispenser. This means you can't decide on the size of the feed once you are out so. For example if you take enough water out for a 210ml feed (7oz) you need 7 scoops of formula which you will need to add all of the formula to the boiled water. You cannot then decide you only want to make a smaller 180ml (6oz) feed as the dispenser would not show you how much formula 6 scoops is.
I only used these dispensers with my Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Bottles so cannot really comment how they would work with other brands of bottles. In my experience however the Tommee Tippee Bottles are some of the widest on the market; other brands tend to be narrower at the neck of the bottle. Therefore it is likely these dispensers would be too wide to fit inside of another brand of bottle. But as the lids are so secure on these Tommee Tippee dispensers, you could take the dispenser full of formula milk out in your changing bag and simply just pour from the dispenser to the bottle when needed.
The milk powder dispensers are extremely durable. I used mine numerous times and put these in the steriliser on each use and they are still in perfect condition. I would say that the only issue when taking the dispensers apart is the parts are small therefore you can lose parts of the dispenser. You also need to keep out of reach of slightly older babies and toddlers as these small parts could present a choking hazard. Obviously not an issue when you have a newborn but when your baby gets older, they soon develop a fascination with anything other than their toys!
For those that are or intend to bottle feed their young baby using Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles I would say the Milk Powder Dispensers are an essential item. For less than £3 these really do make life a lot easier especially if you are regularly intending to feed outside of the home. The milk powder is stored within your bottle therefore this minimises the chance of the powder spilling or you losing the dispenser in a vast or fully packed changing bag. The biggest advantage of these dispensers are that you add the powder to the water when you need to feed therefore the chance of bacteria growing is minimal.
If you intend to feed on the go you could purchase pre made cartons of formula milk, however these are expensive and the cost of using this method would add up if you feed on the go regularly or for someone like myself who had two babies to feed.
Although not suitable for feeds over 7oz (210ml) these still got a thumbs from me and my boys.
I bought these milk powder storage tubs from asda for around £3 for 6. The problems I had before I bought these were my daughter was on 3 hour feeds and I would be going out in the morning and would need 3 bottles making up but by the time she was due to drink the second and third one they were no longer fresh as they were not kept in the fridge.
What these tubs do is, you put the milk powder in the tubs the water in the bottle and the tubs fit inside the bottle for easy storage. The bottle stays fresh as its not had the milk made up inside.Then all you have to do is take the lid of the tub pour the milk in the bottle shake the bottle and its done. Its a fab idea. It helps stop bacteria.
The only time there starts to be a problem is when babies on more than 7oz bottle as the tub wont go inside the bottle with the water in as the water over flows. But untill baby is 7oz that they are perfect.
Also the tub itself gets quite full if more than 7oz of milk powder is put in so when baby is on that much milk these will be no use.
I have used these with both of my daughters and think for the priceits well worth it!
One problem i came across when formula feeding my little one, was keeping the milk fresh and free of bacteria for long periods of time when out of the house. I didn't want to use carton milk as i found it smelt different and my little one picked up on the difference in taste too, so when i discovered these little gems i knew i was onto a winner. I paid about £4 for five of them, which does sound awfully expensive but they last forever and are a definite investment.
I used them with the recommended bottles from the Closer to Nature range. Basically, you add in the ounces of milk you need, fill the bottle up with the required water to go with those ounces and pop the little dispenser into the top of the bottle before replacing the teat and lid.
The idea behind these is that the milk can be made fresh whenever you need it, so no need to worry about giving your child an upset tummy if you leave their milk to go off. You simply remove the dispenser from the bottle, tip in the powder- replace the lid and shake.
This method allowed me to provide 100% fresh milk for my little one at all times, if you want to keep the water warm too you can always buy a baby flask. I did that and poured the water before i added the formula from the dispenser as at first my little one would only drink warm milk.
Overall i am over the moon with this product, i'm forever recommending them to friends and would highly recommend them to any consumer.
I paid about £5 for six of these little tubs which is quite expensive for little plastic tubs but they are useful to have.
The tubs are simple to use as you just scoop your required amount of powdered formula into the tub and put the lid on. The tubs then fit inside the Tommee Tippee Bottles so they are easy to take out and about with you. When you are ready to feed you just tip the powder into the bottle of hot water and shake to mix it as you normally would.
I used these for a while when I was out but I did stop using them after I decided to use ready to go formula in cartons instead of having to mess about with a flask of hot water and the powder. They are good though if you are using powdered formula when you are out as you do need to somewhere to put it and these take up less space as they just fit inside the bottles.
I would recommend these if you are going to use powdered formula when out but you only really need them when you are out so you might not get a lot of use out of them.
I bought Tommee Tippee bottles just because I knew they were a good brand and other mums I knew said there babies took to them well so I bought them to. I saw in Mothercare when I was buying them these milk powder containers that I thought looked really good and I could prepare the milk before my son needed it and it would be quicker and easier.
The container itself is a small see through fat tube like shape and the formula goes into the container and can hold up to 8oz. The lid of it is circular and is easy to take on and off and the scoops of formula go easily into the top of the container with no spillages.
Then you put the milk powder dispenser into the Tommee Tippee bottle.
When I first used it I thought it was a little bit of a gimmick and a money making idea from the brand but I really enjoyed using them when he was small having 5-7oz bottles.
But when he got older and I was getting other branded bottles and different shape ones these milk powder dispensers were not used or needed any more and they are just sitting in the cupboard and now I feel they are a waste now I use the other 3 part container milk powder pots instead witch are better because you can use with any bottle you want.
I got a pack of 6 for about £5-6 so I they were quite cheap and nice to use with the Tommee Tippee Bottles. Is a good space saving container that goes in the bottle its all very clever but a slightly bigger container dosn't take up that much room.
I brought these milk dispensers as I thought they would be a great idea for going out and about with my little one, but they weren't as good as I hoped really. They were quite inexpensive really, but I have found that I haven't really used them so I've wasted my money really. These are an innovative product that can contain milk powder that sits inside the bottle that contains the hot water, when you are ready to feed your baby you just tip the powder into the water and shake, simple and you are limiting the bacteria in the bottle as you have made the milk freshly. However after buying these I realised two things, one is that if you are wanting to make up a full bottle or 9 oz, this is not possible as the powder dispenser displaces the water and there isn't enough water in the bottle, so if you require a full bottle, which my boy did, you need two bottles, not great as you are probably already carrying around alot of stuff for your babe. Secondly I don't think they are very good for sterility, because you handle the powder dispenser and then put it into the sterile water! So it defeats the object of the product really. A fab idea but can't really be used as intended, however I did use them on a few occassions to put the powder in but not inside the bottle.
These milk powder dispensers are designed for use with the 260ml tommee tippee bottles. The idea is that they sit inside the bottle itself thus saving you space and hopefully reducing the chance of leaving the formula behind - my daughter has only been to nursery once without the formula, but apparently she did drink some luke warm water! ;-P
The dispensers are sold in packs of 6 at around a fiver from Boots, Mothercare, Amazon etc. I have never needed 6, but as my daughter was breast fed until she started nursery, I was never in the situation of preparing loads of bottle in advance. It is useful to have spares however as inevitably you will leave/lose some somewhere!
The dispenser itself comprises of 3 sections. The main part which holds the formula which the instructions say will hold 8 scoops, but I think that would be a tight squeeze requiring a fair amount of powder jiggling to get it to settle. I find 7 scoops is the most you can easily fit in there. However, I have never tried 8, so maybe a braver mummy (or daddy) can do it!!
The rest of the dispenser is the lid which comes in 2 parts. The first is meant to 'click' or is it 'snap'? into place on top of the main section. I got very frustrated when first using these as they never clicked or snapped! It has happened once and I got very excited! To ensure it is securely on (you do need to do this or else the lid can come off when you are shaking the milk into the water!) I try and keep it as level to the main bit as I can and ensure I have pushed it down evenly, if one bit is lower than the other, you do risk a formula incident occurring!
The last section is the lid. I would suggest not pushing the lid on too hard as it can come off with the plastic poury top bit when you pull it off. The point of these dispensers is that you keep it in the bottle with the water, then when you want to make up the feed you just remove the small lid from the top and shake the powder into the water - the extra lid poury thing stops the powder from going everywhere so you can control it.
I have found these dispensers really useful. My daughter takes them in her bottles of water for nursery, and I also have them made up for her night feed (yes, she still wakes at night!!) and for when she wakes in the morning. Anyone who has ever tried to rush scooping and doing the knife levelling thing in the middle of the night for a screaming baby, will appreciate the benefits of having a bottle ready to mix!!
So despite the slightly tricky lid putting on that is required, I would totally recommend these dispensers. They make life much easier as you have the formula, the bottle and the water all in one place ready to use!
I have recently bought the Tommee Tippee Milk Powder Dispensers from Boots. When you buy the box you get six of the milk dispensers in the pack. With the formula you just measure out how many scoops you need and put them in the dispensers. The dispenser holds up to a maximum of 8 scoops which is 8 fluid ounces and this is probably the maximum amount of milk you will need for your baby.
The dispenser is made of three parts; the main bit where the milk goes in and then it has two parts which go together with act as the lid. The very top part comes off to make it easier to pour the milk in the water without spilling.
The milk dispensers can sit in the top of the bottle, however, I find it easier just to put the dispenser in a clear plastic bag, as I always fill the bottles up with water before I go out.
You need to be careful that you push the top right down otherwise the top can come off a bit easily. This happened to me once when I was out and about and I was left with no milk and a hungry baby. Just ensure that you do not make the same mistake.
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