Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Complete Feeding Set – Review to Help You Decide

Product:Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Complete Feeding Set

Price: £69.99

Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.co.uk

Size: 29.8 cm x 35.5cm x 30 cm

Warranty: 12 months from purchase

Weight: 2.42 Kg

My rating: 4/5

Colours Available: Blue, Black and White


Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Complete Feeding Set: Product Overview

If you are expecting a baby soon, you would have to get your house in order, including buying nappies, bottles (if you want to bottle feed breast milk or formula milk), steriliser, sleepsuits, car seat, pram etc. Not only is the cost of essence but also making sure you buy it in time before the baby is born. Not to forget the quality and the durability. I have put down a few points together from my own research on the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Complete Feeding Set with a view that this would help you make a decision whether to buy it or not.

The Set Includes:

1 x Closer to Nature electric steam steriliser

4 x Closer to Nature 260ml/9floz feeding bottles with slow flow teats

4 x Closer to Nature 150ml/5floz feeding bottles with slow flow teats

1 x Closer to Nature electric bottle warmer

6 x Closer to Nature milk powder dispenser

2 x Closer to Nature insulated bottle bags

2 x Closer to Nature medium flow teats

1 x Closer to Nature 0-6m soother

1 x Closer to Nature bottle brush

1 x Teat tongs

1 x instruction leaflet

Pros

Brand

Tommee Tippee is a well known branded name. It’s products are known for its quality.

All in 1 set

For the first six months, this set is all you will need in terms of feeding your child (other than the Formula powder or breast milk).

Great Value, good Quality

The set is of good quality and you get a lot of items for nearly £70.00 (reduced by £90) which is a good value for money.

Steriliser 

Steriliser is quick and sterilises the bottles in 5 minutes but you can sterilise only 5 bottles at a time. Bottles will remain sterilised for 24 hours, provided the lid remains closed which means that you can switch on the steriliser at bedtime and use the bottles next morning. The steriliser is easy to use and easy to clean due to its unique design.

The new sleek design saves space in your kitchen

BPA Free

All bottles are BPA Free.

Slow flow and medium flow teats

2 types of teats included- one slow flow (0-6 months) and other medium flow (6+ months)

Bottle Warmer

Handy thing to have, especially in the night if the milk is not warm enough, you just have to pop the bottle in the warmer for a couple of minutes. Do not use the warmer for warming up old or stale milk- as it is advisable to always give freshly made milk to the baby. Remember to add water to the warmer before use – please refer to the instruction leaflet.

Insulated bag

The milk will stay warmer in the insulated bag for 30-40 minutes depending on how warm it was when it was placed in the bag. It is recommended that you put hot water in the bottle and add the formula only when you need it. The milk will stay fresher!

Cons

Check all the items

If you buy the set, do check all the items to ensure nothing is broken especially the steriliser. Some people have mentioned in their feedback that some items like the steriliser was found broken or it wasn’t working. You should be able to exchange it under the 12 month warranty.

Steriliser

Some people have experienced that the steriliser packed up within few days of use. Or at times it would leak water on to the kitchen worktop. Again, if you face these problems you are covered under the 12 month warranty.

Teats

For some babies the teats are too big. Therefore they might not be able to put the bottle in their mouth properly and this might result in a lot of milk spilling. You cannot put teats of other brands on Tommee Tippee bottles.

Unnecessary items

In my opinion, couple of things are unnecessary like the teat tongs (you would not have the time to use that if your baby is crying for milk) and the soother (I never gave any soother or dummies to my children). I believe that soothers or dummies are unnecessary for babies. They do not know these things exist so why give them? If they are upset and crying then there would be a reason for it. It’s better to resolve that issue than to give a soother.

If you decide to buy the Tommee Tippee Complete Feeding Set, weigh in mind all the pros and cons and buy it only if you need it. If you decide to breastfeed directly from the breast, you would not need any of these items. However it is recommended that you do take a couple of bottles with you to the hospital at the time of the birth and use the bottles if there is any delay in your baby latching on to the breast.

All the best,

Priya

Nutribullet 600 Review -Get your 5 A Day in Minutes

Product: NutriBullet 600 Review

Price : £59.99 on Amazon.co.uk

Size: 0.68 litres
Warranty: 1 year
My rating:
4.5/5

 

The Nutribullet 600,Product Overview

The Nutribullet 600 is not a juicer or a blender but a nutrition extractor, Nutribullet claims that a nutrition extractor grinds all the fruits vegetables, seeds in such a way that all the nutrients will not only be retained in the smoothie but also the smoothie’s nutrition will be easily absorbed by the body. Nutribullet 600 is the original Nutribullet blender. It can grind seeds, hard skin and can crush ice too. It is an 8 piece set and includes:

  • 1x high-torque power base
  • 1x extractor base
  • 1x tall cup – 680ml
  • 1x short cup of 511 ml
  • 1x handled comfort lip ring
  • 1x stay fresh lid
  • 1x user manual with receipes
  • 1x pocket nutritionist

Other Product Features :

  • Power/wattage:600w
  • Weight:1.9Kg
  • Colour: Graphite
  • Cups are made of plastic

Pros

Reasonably Priced

Nutribullet 600 is reasonably priced between £46.99 and £79.99. On Amazon the Nutribullet is priced at £59.99, Curry’s £69.99 and £79.99 at John Lewis and £46.99 at Argos(at the time of writing this post) . It is not as cheap as Breville (around £20) . But Nutribullet is the original nutrition extractor with Nutribullet 600 being the first of its kind.

 

Easy to Clean

Cups and lids are top rack dish washer safe. The motor base and blades don’t go in the dishwasher. But it is easy to rinse with warm water and soap!

 

Family Friendly

You can make smoothies for breakfast for the whole family. You can get your kids to have vegetables including kale and spinach in the smoothie.

 

5 A day
Easy to get your 5 a day in 1 drink! Parents can make their child have their 5 A day easily with Nutribullet especially if your child is a fussy eater. Keep the fruits or vegetables washed, peeled or chopped at night. In the morning you just have to blend it in the Nutribullet and give it to your family for breakfast.

Make sure to add water
Read the instructions carefully regarding adding water. Especially if you are adding seeds or dates(remove the seeds from the dates) . This reduces the chances of the motor burning out.

You can put frozen fruits and vegetables

You can add frozen strawberries or frozen bananas to your smoothie especially when

the weather is warm.

You can even make baby puree with it but may take a bit of time
 If you are a mom, the Nutribullet would be useful to you as well as your baby. It will help the mother get all her nutrition(especially required after child birth and if you are breastfeeding). You can also use it to make baby puree. It will take longer though. You can blend the vegetables first and then heat it on the hob. You can make soups in the same way as well.

Nutribullet tall cup is BPA free

Cons

Blades might break if you put ice
If you put ice on it’s own the blades might break. But you can add ice to vegetables or fruits if you have added water as per the instructions manual.

Leaking Problem
The initial Nutribullet 600 had problems with their blades which lead to leaking. But now the problem has been fixed. If you buy Nutribullet, make sure you have got the new blades.

Noisy
Some people think it’s a very noisy machine. But since it works very fast you won’t have to endure the noise for long.

Peeling hard skin
You will have to peel hard skin for fruits like avocado or pineapple or oranges(or any citrus fruit).

Only 1 power setting

Nutribullet has only 1 speed setting . You can’t change speeds. It is very powerful anyway so you don’t need multiple speed settings.

Reasons to Buy a Nutribullet

You can buy and use the Nutribullet 600 for:

  • Weight loss – make sure you use vegetables and not fruits as fruits have natural sugars in them which will impede your weight loss. Or put a very minimal quantity of fruit(5-10%).
  • Getting 5 A day for you and your family- You can easily get your 5 A day by drinking the vegetable and fruit juice.
  • You can make ice cream at home – by adding frozen bananas to milk!
  • If you are looking to make your child stop drinking ready made juices- you can make juices at home. Ready made juices have lot of sugar and preservatives which is not good for anyone, adults or children. Your child would be satisfied that he/she got his/her juice, and as a parent you would be happy that you have given your child a healthy, sugar free or at least a preservative free juice! Do remember that all fruits have natural sugars .
  • Nutribullet is easy to clean, so if you dislike washing up as much as I do, then this is the blender for you!
  • Nutribullet 600 has been approved by the prestigious Good Housekeeping Institute.
  • Nutribullet retains more nutrients in the juice than a juicer- as claimed by Nutribullet!

Do you have any experiences to share ? Or do you have any receipes of any smoothies to share? Please do get in touch by putting your comment below. I will be happy to hear from you!

In the meantime, juice away!

All the best,

Priya