Your baby must wear a hat, the nursery must be kept at one certain temperature, don't dare put a blanket anywhere near the crib... and that's only the tiniest tip of the iceberg.
When it comes to feeding, that's an entirely separate can of worms simply because of all of the personal opinions and viewpoints that get involved. However, in my mind, it is up to every mom to make and follow her own rules.
Many women believe "breast is best" and many do not. Many moms stay home with their babies and can breastfeed on demand and many go back to work and don't have that option. Many women find that nursing comes naturally to them and many struggle through all sorts of unforeseen issues with their own bodies as well as their babies' that end up making breastfeeding not possible.
Whatever the reason, whether by choice or by necessity, for parents that turn to formula, that leads to all of its accompanying rules in preparing it correctly so as to avoid bacteria, incorrect temperature, and more. And as much of a hassle that it is during the day, when you have a hungry baby in the middle of the night, you know that you just want that bottle made and you want it made NOW.
Which is why Tommee Tippee's new Perfect Prep Machine can make life much easier for everyone with it's amazing ability to make a fresh bottle at just the right serving temperature in less than two minutes.
The first machine of its kind to make bottle feeding easy, quick and accurate, the Closer to Nature Perfect Prep Machine is a revolutionary product that provides the correct amount of filtered water at the ideal temperature (98.6°) within two minutes in order for moms, dads or caretakers to prepare individual bottles.
Sound a bit far-fetched? I thought it was time to find out.
After pulling all of the components out of the box, I was already glad to see that Tommee Tippee had included everything necessary to get started right away (just add your own water and formula) as well as clear, easy instructions to follow.
As I went through the initial steps to clean the Perfect Prep for use, it also gave me a chance to familiarize myself with the various features and buttons that this machine includes.
Right away I thought that it was a stroke of genius that the bottle stand is adjustable to so many varying heights, making it possible for parents to use just about any size or shape bottle that they have at home. No need to specifically purchase Tommee Tippee bottles if, for some reason, you didn't want to, just adjust this stand higher or lower and place yours right on!
Next, I really appreciated the way that Tommee Tippee placed all of the warning lights and action buttons together, so that they are able to be seen right away (and without searching around the machine or on the back).
Whether you need to change the filter, add more water, descale calcium and mineral deposits or more, the Perfect Prep notifies you clearly and easily.
When it comes to using the Perfect Prep, it doesn't take much more than pressing a few buttons before your baby's bottle is prepared and ready (which is especially great for tired moms and dads in the middle of the night).
First, tap water is poured right into the tank of the machine, which then runs through the built-in filter, ensuring that any impurities are removed.
Second, use the dial to select your bottle size (from 4oz - 11oz) and place your bottle on the adjustable stand so that it sits close to the outlet.
Once your bottle is in place, simply press the start/stop button (located in the center of the setting dial) and an initial 'hot shot' of water is dispensed. Designed to be hot enough to kill any bacteria that might be found in the formula (as well as make it easier to dissolve), the double beep then indicates that it is time to add the powder.
Remove the bottle, add the correct amount of formula, shake until dissolved and then remove the cap and place the bottle back on the stand. Press the start/stop button once more and the remainder of the water is then dispensed at body temperature.
Voilà! No waiting with a hungry baby while a kettle boils and then waiting some more while the water cools, the Perfect Prep does all of the work quickly and safely. It's no wonder that, as soon as a friend of mine saw this machine, she exclaimed,
"I've heard of this! It's like the Keurig of formula machines!"
Removing the inconvenience, extra time and hassle out of preparing a bottle of formula and easing parents' minds that they are providing their child with a bacteria-free bottle (at the correct temperature), the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Perfect Prep is a huge leap in making feeding time easier, day or night.
Retailing for $149.99, the Perfect Prep is currently on sale on Amazon and at Babies 'R Us for $114.99. This innovative new product would make a wonderful gift for moms-to-be or new moms that plan to formula feed or mixed feed as well as those that find that they have to move away from breastfeeding.
Find out much more about this and all of Tommee Tippee's high quality items at TommeeTippee.us and by connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.
Other than the Perfect Prep that I was provided by Tommee Tippee in order to facilitate my review, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion about this product.