I recently joined the Mom Reviewers Club and I received a couple of free products from Tommee Tippee in exchange for a review. There is no giveaway associated with this review, but feel free to take a look at my left sidebar to see the current giveaways. All opinions in this review are my own honest opinions.
Tommee Tippee is the number one brand of toddler and infant feeding products in Great Britain. The Closer to Nature bottles have won the gold award (voted for by moms) in 2006, 07, 08, 09, and 2010! They were introduced in the US in January of this year.
The Closer to Nature bottle is BPA and phthalate free. It is made for easy breast/bottle transitioning (or a more natural feeding for those of you who are not transitioning). The nipple was designed by a pediatric dentist. It is super soft, wide, and it flexes and expands like the breast. There is also an anti-colic valve right on the nipple that reduces the air the little one takes in (thus reducing colic and gas).
The Explora line is a step by step transition from bottle to cup. There are stages for 6m+ (training cup), 9m+ (sippy cup), 12m+ (straw cup), 18m+ (water bottle), and 24m+ (drinking cup). They are also BPA free and they are truly spill proof.
The products I received are the Closer to Nature bottle with a 0m+ nipple and an additional 6m+ nipple. I also received the “truly spill-proof” sippy cup for 9m+. I am VERY impressed with the bottle. The nipple really is super soft and flexes backwards. The little anti-colic valve is a wonderful addition! The bottle itself is short so you can hold your little one close while you feed him, but it still holds a full 9 oz. Plus there are grips on the side so it is comfortable to hold. As a mom who does go back and forth between bottle and breast I found nothing to dislike in this bottle. Comfortable, safe, and natural.
The spill proof cup is easy to drink from yet it really does not spill. Unfortunately they sent me the wrong age product (I received the stage two 9m+ and my son is two and a half) so although he was thrilled with a new cup, the sippy part bored him after a while. I did love how the lid of the cup flipped backwards into it’s own holder so it would always be there. I have lost the lids of my other cups and it would be impossible to do that with this one.