OK so right now you are probably thinking "What the heck is a Tommee Tippee?" Tommee Tippee is the number-one brand of infant and toddler feeding products in Great Britain. In January 2010 their product lines Closer To Nature and Explora became available in the United States at Babies R Us stores and will also be in Toys R Us stores in March. All of their bottles and cups are BPA and Phthalate free, which is why I wanted to give them a try.
I received the Closer To Nature 9oz bottle to test out which comes with one slow flow nipple. The first thing that I noticed about this bottle is the short fat shape. I think it is kind of cute and this shape makes it easier to hold.
Closer to Nature bottles are intuitively designed for easier, more natural feeding. The bottle features a uniquely soft, superwide nipple that naturally flexes and stretches like the breast, and the natural shape lets baby latch on effortlessly, easing transitions between breast and bottle and allowing mom to successfully combine breast and bottle feeding.
I do have a small negative that I want to mention. The nipple that came with the bottle is a slow flow nipple for newborns. However, I think the flow is too fast. Or perhaps its just that the nipple leaks too easily. But when the nipple was just sitting in my son's mouth and he wasn't doing anything to it, there was a constant flow of milk coming out of it into his mouth. It is not a huge problem, just more of a nuisance.
The advance-flo™ valve used in Explora cups requires almost no force to drink from, yet still remains spill- and leak-proof. Each Explora cup is progressively staged with a specific grip to fit little fingers and unique spouts, from soft touch to dura spouts, to meet the needs of every age, and to support natural oral development.
Tommee Tippee has a pretty wide selection of bottles and cups to choose from, not just the two I mentioned here. Check out Tommee Tippee on Amazon.com.
Please note that the opinions and views expressed in this review are my own and based on my personal experience with the product. You may encounter a different experience with these than I did. Tommee Tippee provided me with a bottle and cup for review as a reviewer for the Mom Bloggers Club. This post contains affiliate links.