19 April 2018

MOTHERHOOD: Closer to Nature with Tommee Tippee

Products were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own and has been written in my own words.




Infant and Toddler feeding products that are functional and attractive are hard to come by. Fortunately Tommee Tippee has earned a reputation for its innovative products that promote natural development at every age, stage, and feeding need. That is why Tommee Tippee is the #1 Infant and Toddler feeding brand in Great Britain. It has now taken the U.S. by storm and changing the way Moms look at feeding from here on out!





























Tommee Tippee’s Closer to Nature Comfi Neck Bibs are just some of the many feeding products that I used for Everly on a daily basis. Zac and I absolutely love the soft texture of these bibs which are 80% cotton and 20% polyester. They’re soft and suitable for sensitive skin, and also reversible which gives the bibs a little splash of color, style and added functionality.


Speaking of functionality, the cushioned neck, aka: the Comfi part, is an extremely smart feature for bibs. If your baby is a squish like mine, you may have noticed that their little necks are non-existent  and stuff tends to collect in the folds. This bib is a huge help in keeping formula and breast milk from collecting in the folds, and is also easy to clean.


It's so soft Everly just loves to munch on it. 


When feeding your baby, they're usually drinking Mom's milk or a milk substitute; both of these can be fed through a bottle. However, many of the bottles on the market these days contain Bisphenol-a (BPA), a substance used for making plastic objects. So when your child takes milk from the bottle, it is contaminated with BPA which can cause health issues. Closer to Nature baby bottles are BPA-free, so you can always be sure that what your baby is taking in is only good for them.



It’s important that your baby feels like it’s being breastfed, even when that’s not the case. The silicone nipple on the Closer to Nature bottle is large, soft and meant to replicate Mom, making it easier to switch back and forth from bottle to breast. So, whether you’re combining breastfeeding with bottle feeding, or you want to make the transition from breast to bottle as gentle as possible, Closer to Nature line is the one for you.

 The hourglass shape of the bottle is easy for parents to hold during a feeding. In an ideal world, bottles would clean themselves (My biggest parenthood wish! - along with all the breast pump pieces as well). Thankfully, the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottle is easy to clean as far as baby bottles go. 


Easi-vent, located on the side of the nipple, allows your baby to have an air free milk meal. This is an extremely important trait since, above everything else, it reduces the reflux. And not only reflux, but gases and bloatedness, as well. The vent does have a tendency to get clogged with formula and close up during cleaning, we found that a simple squeeze can easily opened a blocked vent, so it’s nothing to worry about too much. 



We heard in our birthing class that recent studies have shown pacifier usage during sleep may help safeguard against SIDS. While I try not to over-use the pacifier, we do currently use them when deemed necessary (and to give Mommy's ta-tas a break!) 


The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Pacifier has a nipple shape that is more like a bottle nipple—they aren’t flattened like many other orthodontic pacifiers. It’s also reversible in the sense that it’s symmetrical, so there’s no real top or bottom, and that increases the chances that your baby can replace it themself if it falls out. The cute designs printed on the front of the pacifiers began to wear off after a few weeks of use. But don't worry, it didn't affect its performance as a pacifier. 

This BPA free pacifier was designed by scientists with authority in pediatric dentistry to help promote oral health. Orthodontic pacifiers are designed to reduce the likelihood of the dental issues that could arise if your child is still using a pacifier after age two or three. 

I personally do not allow Everly to use a pacifier for long periods of time as the habit becomes more difficult to break so the fact they they only go to 18 months can be helpful as a cut-off guideline. 





Find out more about Tommee Tippee and their products by visiting their website HERE!