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Tommee Tippee Feeding Review
Price: $9.00 List | $3.03 each (in 4-pack) from Amazon - 66% Off
Pros: Assemble/clean, few parts, natural latch, price
Cons: Plastic, some feeding leaks
Bottom line: Budget friendly bottle that is easy to use, clean, & latch
The Tommee Tippee feeding bottle is a nice little bottle that is easy to use and easy to hold for parents and little ones. We like the latch friendly nipple with the vent system that limits air ingestion. We like the wide mouth body that is easy to clean, fill, and assemble. While this bottle is made of plastic and might be hard to warm in most bottle warmers, we still think it brings a lot to the table for such a low price that it easily won our Best Value award and a place among the favorites for our little testers.
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Analysis and Hands-on Test Findings
The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottle is BPA free and designed to promote easier feedings. The compact shape of the bottle allows for a natural feeding position and can be held in 3 different ways. This nipple was designed with breastfeeding experts to mimic the breasts natural flex, stretch and movement. It is made of soft silicone that feels like skin with s super sensitive valve that eliminates excessive air flow so baby ingests less air and encourages baby's intuitive feeding action. The bottles and nipples are easy to clean and fill with a wide opening, and they are microwave and dishwasher safe.
We like the overall value of this bottle as well; it is the cheapest option in the group and it is the easiest to use.
Because the bottle is plastic it is a little harder to clean than glass. While the mouth is wide and easy to clean by hand, the milk residue can stick to the inside. Some of the residue may get stuck in the wide part just below the nipple as well. The plastic will also show more wear over time and the volume markings will disappear after repeated washings.
This bottle scored poorly for eco-health because it is plastic and made in China. For more information on why we aren't huge fans of plastics you can read our article Are Plastics Safe for Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups?.
Other Versions and Accessories
Tommee Tippee makes this same type of bottle in a glass version with the same nipple and cover called the Glass Feeding Bottle. We think it is likely a good option for parents who'd rather have a glass bottle instead of a plastic one. While we didn't review this bottle, we feel that the plastic version scored so well that the glass version is likely to perform in a similar fashion with the benefit of glass.
Tommee Tippee makes some accessories that will make using this bottle more enjoyable including bottle brushes, formula dispenser, bottle bags, storage lids, breast pump adapters, and the Tommee Tippee Pump and Go Bottle and Pouch Warmer.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD and BabyGearLab Review Team
Most recent user review: June 28, 2016
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