The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles are designed to be more like a woman's breast than your standard type of baby bottle. The company designed these bottles to promote easy feeding times for both the baby and the parent. The bottles were designed to have a wide neck bottle with a unique and easy to latch on nipple. The shape was designed to mimic the natural flex, stretch, and movement of a woman's breast. The company consulted breast feeding experts to make the bottle's super sensitive easy vent-valve. This was made to encourage a baby's natural and intuitive feeding action. Comfortable and relaxed feeding times were the goal of the company in creating this bottle.
The main goal of this company was to help a baby transition from the breast to the bottle with ease. This company supports women and babies who both breastfeed and utilize the bottle. When breastfed babies switch to bottles, mothers can have a hard time getting them to accept an artificial nipple. And, then there is the amount of milk flow which can be another barrier to overcome. Breastfed babies have to work for their milk and it comes out slower than a bottle. This bottle was designed to be as close to a mother's breast as they could make it.
The neck of the bottle is wide for easier latching on for your baby. The bottle is marked in both millimeters and ounces. A hygiene cap seals the nipple for easy traveling without worrying about spillage. This purchase comes with a pack of 3, 9 ounce bottles. The shape is more round than most bottles.
Best Features of The Product
- Does Not Leak
- Bottle/Nipple Shape
- Large Bottle Size
- Revolutionary teat developed with breastfeeding experts and mums to mimic the breast's natural flex, stretch and movement, closer to nature bottles makes feeding time easier for mum and baby
- The slow flow nipple with a super sensitive valve eliminates excessive air flow, so little ones ingest more milk and less air
- The soft silicone nipple feels like skin, and gently flexes during feeding to mimic natural breastfeeding action
The bottle's 9 ounce size is great especially for mothers who are pumping. For the mom's who have a lot of milk, it's nice that they don't have to switch bottles in the middle of pumping like they would for a smaller bottle. The size is also nice for the baby who drinks a lot more than a few ounces. Many of the larger bottles come in 8 ounces, so this extra ounce really is an added bonus.
For what you get, the price here is right about in the middle to inexpensive range. You are getting 3 bottles instead of one, so keep that in mind when comparing The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles to other bottles. For some of the more expensive bottles, you will pay this price or more for just one bottle.
Parents said that their babies liked the shape of these bottles. Many of the parents said that in addition to their babies liking to grip the bottles, they were also cute bottles to look at.
A parent did comment, though, that because of the shape, her baby couldn't easily get all of the milk out due to the shelf created by the wide shoulder of the bottle.
Another parent commented that the shape was too chunky. However, she also commented that her baby drinks from it just fine.
Leakage is a common complaint with baby bottles. You can have the best nipple and best shaped bottle of your size choice, but if it leaks, then it's really no good. This is especially true if the bottle is leaking out precious breast milk. Parents overall said that these bottles did not leak. With the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles, overwhelmingly the majority said that the bottles did not leak at all.
When you have a baby, the last thing you want is to have added cleaning chores. The great thing about the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles is that parents said they were very easy to clean. The wide mouth made it easier to get a washcloth or brush in there and clean it out without a lot of effort. And there are no extra pieces to clean. As one mom said in her review, "No small parts to clean. Yay!". The bottles are also dishwasher safe.
One of the hottest topics that I learned when reviewing bottles, is that babies are extremely picky when it comes to nipple shape and nipple flow. This is especially true for babies that are used to mom's breast and milk flow. So, many people were discouraged to purchase other bottles just to find out that their baby would not accept the bottle because of the nipple shape. Too fast of a flow was another common issue breastfed babies had. So, with all this being said, parents were happy with the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles with their young babies.
Babies are finicky and parents are very opinionated on bottles, especially nipple shape and leakage. It was refreshing to write up this review and read about so many happy babies and parents who used the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles. The price is good for what you get (3 bottles). It seemed like this company catered to the breastfeeding baby market. These are the parents who made the most comments. The nipples on these bottles were small enough for newborns to use and the flow slow enough to not choke babies. Overall, parents were very pleased with the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles. These are definitely worth your serious consideration.
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