Cheerio old pal! Generations of babies grew up with Tommee Tippee cups sitting on their high chairs. They could push the cups over, but they'd always pop back up to a standing position, eliminating any unwanted spills. A new generation of lil ones is about to be introduced to the leading British infant and toddler feeding company's latest innovations when the Tommee Tippee line makes its stateside debut at Babies R Us stores later this month.
With a newborn on hand, I eagerly tested the company's Closer to Nature line of baby bottles, which are designed to help babies seamlessly transition between breast and bottle feeding. The extra-wide design of the BPA and phthalate-free bottles ($16 for a two-pack) fits right into the palm of the hand, allowing mom to position it like a breast in a baby's mouth. The soft, flexible nipples are so lifelike that I was almost embarrassed to use them in public. They naturally stretch, just like a breast, while their built-in valve helps reduce air intake. Colicky babies will benefit from the line's Sensitive Tummy bottles ($18 for two) that feature a vent tube to prevent air and vacuum back-up. For formula-fed babies, the line includes formula dispensers that ingeniously screw right into the bottles for easy bottle preparation on-the-go.
To hear about the company's products for toddlers and my favorite part of the line, read more