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
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 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
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)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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,