I was really excited to become a Babies R Us Babyologist.
The first product they asked me to review was the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Perfect Prep Machine.
I was really looking forward to testing the product as Baby M is really impatient and we made his bottles using the kettle. This means you have to wait for the bottle to cool before he can have it. This machine boasts that it makes perfect temperature bottles in 2 minutes.
The machine is really easy to set up and the instructions are very clear. You get an instruction booklet which is easy to follow. There are also instructions on the box if you need them.
Now all you need to do is fill up the machine with fresh cold tap water and you're ready to go.
I have to admit whilst the machine sounded amazing I was concerned about how the bacteria would be killed in the formula, I didn't want to use something that might give Baby M bellyache. I needn't have worried though. The first part of the bottle making sees the machine put hot/boiling water into the bottle, then you add your scoops of formula, mix then put back under the machine for the rest of the water to be added.
Every bottle we have made has been ready to use and Baby M has had all of every bottle.
The only con I have found is that sometimes (every few days) we get a bottle that isn't the correct volume. When this happens the bottle is usually 7.5oz rather than 7oz. Also the first time he used it Mr M took too long mixing the bottle and the machine turned itself off. He is a faffer, you have 2 minutes from the hot water being put into the bottle to add you formula and mix - which is plenty of time - but it's something to bear in mind when making the bottle. Make sure you don't get distracted by something else or the machine might turn itself off.
The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Perfect Prep Machine is £74.99. I would definitely say that it is worth the money. The filter that comes with the machine is valid for 3 months, which I think is a good length of time for the number of times you can use the machine in a day. A replacement filter is £8.99.
Using the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Perfect Prep Machine has definitely made feeding easier. Baby M no longer cries for his bottle as it's ready in minutes.
I would give this product 5/5 and I would definitely recommend it
Disclaimer: I have not been paid for this review. I was sent this product free of charge to review but my views are my own