Tommee Tippee

Posted by: , August 30, 2011 in 10:24 pm

Tommee Tippee1No matter how many books I’ve read and how many classes I took, when it came to breastfeeding my first baby boy, nothing could have prepared me for what was to come. Don’t get me wrong, it was an amazing journey, but it was a huge undertaking and proved to be much more difficult than I ever expected. Aside from actually learning how to breastfeed correctly, (which was hard enough on its own), switching from breast to bottle was pretty much impossible for us.

From the very beginning, my husband wanted to be able to feed our son with a bottle, believing it would really help them bond; the only problem was that our son wasn’t having it. (Like most men, he preferred the breast to the bottle– ha ha). It became a big issue and was never really resolved, leaving my husband feeling left out and me feeling prisoner to our baby and our house.

I always assumed that I did everything I could do and that our son just happened to be one of those babies that didn’t like the bottle. It wasn’t until the birth of our second baby that I finally learned where I went wrong. We hired a baby nurse to help us out for a few weeks—a woman that my friend had hired and loved. One of the first questions she asked me was, “Will your husband be doing any of the night feedings?” Shaking my head no, I told her about our first experience, doubtful this time would be any different. I’ll never forget the look on her face and the two words she spoke that changed my life- Tommee Tippee.

Our nurse explained that the baby likes the shape and feel of the mother’s nipple and isn’t easily fooled. Tommee Tippee is a baby product line built on the idea of mimicking nature and to put it simply, has designed the nipples on their bottles to replicate the look and feel of a mother’s breast. Different from the others, their nipples are a softer and provide a wider nipple that naturally flexes and stretches like the breast, ultimately making it an easier transition between the breast and bottle for your baby! Who knew that just by making one small adjustment—using a different baby bottle, could make my life that much easier? Not me.

Two weeks after I was breastfeeding, our baby nurse introduced our son to his first Tommee Tippe bottle. My son literally latched onto that bottle like it was my own boob- it was an amazing thing to watch. The ability to breastfeed and bottle feed seriously changed everything for us, making life that much easier. With my husband able to give the baby a bottle, it freed up more of my time to be able to take care of our other child, the house, work stuff, etc. In no time at all, my entire kitchen cupboard was replaced with Tommee Tippee bottles, nipple rings and weaning cups! Out with the old and in with the new, I was onto bigger and better territory and I was psyched!

When it comes to feeding your baby, whether you’re breastfeeding, formula feeding or spoon feeding, every parent wants the process to be as easy and as effortless as it can possibly be. The Tommee Tippee award winning line ranges from sterilizers to bottles to feeding accessories and are in my opinion, some of the best made stuff on the market. All of their products have been designed to promote natural development at every age, stage and feeding need and promote easier transitions from first sips & tastes to freedom in independent feeding & drinking.

After my experience with their bottles, I knew I wanted to have a go with some of their other merchandise, and after comparing them to other brands I honestly felt like I found “a home” with Tommee Tippee. I have since been using their line for every stage, not just for breastfeeding. Their products just make sense and make everything seem easier. I would encourage any mother out there to see for themselves, but in the meantime, I’ve come up with a list of “must haves” from the Tommee Tippee line.

closer to nature ® Electric Breast PumpElectric Pump

Designed for easier and more comfortable expressing, this pump has been researched and developed by Moms and breastfeeding experts. This unique expressable system lets you express, protect, prepare and feed in one easy system, no transferring, no waste. The pump collects milk into a protection pod, which then stores in a secure tray in the fridge or freezer. No spills! Then the pod drops right into the Closer to Nature bottle for feeding.

* The soft silicone cup with innovative massaging ripples mimics a baby’s natural feeding action, giving mom maximum comfort.
* Four suction levels allow for efficient expression, controlled by mom to suit her needs and comfort. Ideal for moms that regularly express.
* Easy to clean and assemble
* Extra comfort
* Soft silicone cup flexes and stretches to fit comfortably
* Perfect for in or out of the home
* Electric or battery operated
* BPA free

chewther Tommee TippeeCloser to Nature Dual Ended Chewther (Stage 1 & 2)

Chewther trainers help your child soothe the pain associated with teething and were
scientifically developed in association with a leading authority in pediatric dentistry. The Chewther trainers are specially designed to support your child’s oral development in preparation for speech and feeding by supporting lip seal, muscle coordination and jaw development.

* Helps prepare baby to chew pureed foods
* Supports jaw, lip and muscle development
* Supports oral development
* Self soothe – sized and shaped for your baby to stimulate and develop gums
* Speech development – helps develop lip seal and muscle coordination for speech development
* Progressive feeding – encourages jaw and muscle coordination appropriate for each feeding stage
* Tooth care – textured surfaces help care for fragile new teeth
* BPA free

Milk Storage Pots x6 Plus TrayCloser to Nature Milk Storage Pots x 6 Plus Tray

* The closer to nature breast milk protection pods and storage tray are for all of your expressing, protection and storage needs
* Protection pod can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer and pods can also be stored in compact secure storage tray
* Place protection pod in bottle for expressing so no transferring and no waste
* Pod can be placed in bottle and the affix nipple for feeding

newborn starter setBottles– The Closer to Nature Newborn Starter Set (Sensitive Tummy)

Inspired by nature, the superior design offers a uniquely soft, wider nipple that naturally flexes and stretches like the breast. The advanced anti-colic valve allows the baby to feed without vacuum or nipple collapse, helping to reduce gas, colic and fussiness.

* A convenient bottle feeding starter kit
* Includes: 4x 9fl oz bottles, 2x 5fl oz bottles, 3x formula dispensers, 1x bottle and nipple cleaner
* Nipple mimics natural feel, flex and movement of breastfeeding
* Allows for easy transition between breast and bottle
* Wide neck nipple for easier latch on
* Anti-colic, anti-gas, advanced easi-vent™ valve
* BPA & Phthalate Free
* Graduations in mls and ounces
* Hygiene Cap seals the nipple for travel

Li_l sippee spill proof trainer cup Yellow & BlueLi’l Sippee First Cup

The Closer to Nature Li’l Sippee Spill-Proof first cup was created for a leak proof, bite free easy transition from breast to cup. Made of soft silicone that is easy on tender gums and designed to support baby’s oral development for first transitions. The Tommee Tippee superior advance-flo technology guarantees easier, super sensitive drinking without spills or leaks.

* Silicone soft top works without biting
* Integrated drip proof valve for goof-proof easy drinking
* BPA free

milk feeding bib x2 - creamMilk Feeding Bibs

Unlike other bibs, these feature a special absorbent dribble catcher which absorbs leaks and spills, helping to eliminates rashes and redness!

* Ideal for breast or bottle feeding
* * Super soft absorbent fabric
* Easy wash
* Easy fasten adjustable neck fits all newborn babies

explora® truly spill proof trainer cup x 1 - BlueExplora Truly Spill Proof Trainer Cup

The explora cup range is progressively staged to help children transition through all of their drinking phases and needs. Made with specific grips to fit their little fingers and unique spouts to support their natural oral development. Also, unlike other valve systems, this active sensor valve was designed by a physicist and was created to be sensitive enough that liquid flows on demand, yet is still truly spill and leak proof.

* 2 x 9floz/266ml cup
* Stage 1 cup
* Advance-flo™ technology for easy drinking
* Unique soft-flex spout protects gums
* Hygiene Cap
* Truly non spill & leak proof
* BPA Free

soft shield pacifier 0-6m x2 - blueClear Shield Pacifier (0-6 months)

Not just your typical pacifier, the Tommee Tippee Clear Shield has been scientifically developed by world leading authorities in pediatric dentistry and a biomedical engineer. This unique patented range develops in size and shape as your child grows, supporting natural, healthy oral development.

* Nipple gently expands in the mouth to support baby’s palate for a natural fit
* The nipple gently flexes and stretches in the mouth for ultimate comfort
* BPA & Phthalate Free
* Clear shield design for discreet comfort
* Packed in a handy sterilizer capsule that can also be used as a handy carry case for travel

closer to nature ® Electric Breast Pump

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