Bottles and feeding systems have significantly changed since my oldest daughter was born over three years ago. One company that is on forefront of innovative bottles and feeding solutions is the UK-based company, Tommee Tippee. I recently had the chance to view some of their product offerings and even conduct a blind sippy cup taste test where I drank from a Tommee Tippee cup and another model on the market to determine which one had the best flow, suction and drinkability.
Starting with the cups, Tommee Tips features a full line of spill-proof cups to help children make the transition through all their drinking phases and needs. In my sippy cup test, I drank from the Explora Truly Spill Proof Sippy Cup. I have drank through a sippy cup so I really didn't know what my daughter was experiencing when she drank from one. With one gulp, I was able to effortlessly drink my water in what felt like a natural and easy flow. I immediately noticed a difference in the other cup where I experienced a bit of a resistance. I was able to bring it home and even my daughter noticed the difference and stated, "this one is much better" (in reference to the Tommee Tippee cup). I also loved how this cup has comfortable grips and a spout that protects gums and encourages oral development. In addition to this cup, the Tommee Tipee cup line also includes cups with handles, a water bottle with an active sensor valve and even a drink cup with an insulated base. Additionally, all the cups are BPA and Phthalate Free and are designated by stages so that they grow with your child and allow for a natural progression when they are ready.
I was also excited learn more about their baby bottles since I have been testing them out on my five-month-old. Dubbed as "The Close to Nature" line, the bottles from Tommee Tippee are designed to be the closest thing to natural breast feeding thanks to the bottles super-wide nipples. I tested out the Closer to Nature 5oz Feeding Bottles on my baby and I loved how the nipple on the bottle was so flexible as it stretched in her mouth and made it easier for her to latch on. At the event, representatives from Tommee Tipee mentioned that this is designed to help with colic and gas so that babies can feed comfortably with less air and vacuum build-up. These bottles are also BPA and Phthalate Free and make it easy to transition between breast and bottle, which is exactly the system I needed.
In addition to the bottles, I tested out some feeding accessories like their Milk Feeding Bib. I actually didn't use any bibs with my first daughter but the baby is completly different and way more "spitty" (as we lovingly refer to her). I really love using these bibs with their innovative dribble catcher that absorbs leaks and spills as well as its adjustable neck that is soft and prevents redness and rashes on my baby's neck.
At the event, I also saw a presentation of a free service provided by Tommee Tippee called The Day Baby Was Born. This incredible service gathers information about your unborn child through news, information, birth day facts and Facebook posts and places the data in a digital storybook. I love this idea that you can capture and share moments of your pregnancy with family and friends. There is so much information, testing and doctor's appointments during this time. I love how easy it is to create a book and charter this exciting time.
From innovative feeding and bottle systems to a service that chronicles your pregnancy, Tommee Tippee features a host of products that parents will felt confident giving to their children by providing them with the safest and most comfortable solutions for all of their feeding and drinking needs.
For additional information, please visit: http://www.tommeetippee.us/
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