Whether you’re using breastmilk, formula or both, getting baby to take the bottle can be easier said than done.
But if you need to leave the house (for the sake of your sanity), you’re returning to work or you’re simply in need of some night-time relief, successfully transitioning your infant from breast to bottle is essential.
Plus, we’re on the lookout for 10 different families with a baby 0-2 years to review the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottles, in both plastic and glass. SCROLL DOWN AND COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM!
I know mums who have tried literally dozens of baby bottles and numerous different teats but, much to their dismay, their little one outright refuses the bottle. And for others, the baby takes to the bottle easily (hurray!) but then a week or so later decides, nope – they only want the breast. Oh, the frustration.
Thankfully, there is a baby bottle that has helped hundreds of exhausted mums to successfully transition their baby from breast to bottle. In fact, 1,200 parents tested the bottle and 92% confirmed that their baby accepted it within the first three attempts. Pretty awesome results, don’t you think?
Inspired by what babies love most – mum’s boobies – these award-winning bottles are a mum’s best friend.
Enter the ‘breast’ thing since sliced bread, particularly for hungry babies and tired mums – the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle. Touted as one of the best bottles for breastfed babies, the design is inspired by what babies love most: Mum!
The teat replicates the natural flex and stretch of the breast. In fact, it’s pretty much as close as possible to the look and feel of a real boob.
Whether you’re bottle-feeding, making the transition from breast to bottle or simply want someone else to be able to take the feeding reigns every now and again, ALL of us mums could benefit from a bottle that our newborns will happily take without nipple refusal or tummy troubles.
And Closer to Nature Baby Bottles deliver just this – a relaxed feed that doesn’t end in anger, frustration, tears or excess wind.
It’s all about the nipple, baby!
The secret behind the Closer to Nature Baby Bottles is the award-winning breast-like teat. Not only is it shaped like the breast, it feels like the breast. And it also features an anti-colic valve that reduces excessive air flow. This means baby gets more milk and less air. #winning
Another cool thing about the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature range is that there’s a glass baby bottle option. Yes, we hear you – using the words glass, baby and bottle in the same sentence sound scary. But, trust us, it’s a good thing!
It’s made with smash-proof glass, which is better for the environment, and still includes the awesome anti-colic valve for happy mum and happy bub. Plus, all Closer to Nature Baby Bottles are BPA free, come in various sizes and are compatible with all Closer to Nature teats (excluding Advanced Comfort).
Take a boobie break, mumma – you deserve it!
What we especially love about the Closer to Nature Baby Bottles is that they eliminate the feeding stress for us mums. Nearly all babies accept Closer to Nature, which means you’ll have a happy, healthy, milk-drunk bubba in your arms, and so you might be able to take a bit of time to yourself.
Leave the house for more than 45 minutes. Go out for lunch with a mate. Have a drink (or two). Feel confident about returning to work. Most importantly, enjoy being more than just a milk machine without worrying that bub is refusing to feed and screaming the house down in your absence.
Tips for getting baby to take the bottle
A baby that smoothly transitions from breast to bottle is a dream come true for mums. In reality, it’s probably rare so don’t beat yourself up if you’re having difficulties. Believe us, you’re certainly not alone. However, these tips might help with the process:
- Ideally, wait until breastfeeding is well-established before transitioning to the bottle
- Be prepared for it to take a little time, sucking from a bottle requires different tongue and mouth movements compared to sucking from the nipple. This might take baby a while to learn.
- Offer the bottle in the evening, after baby’s usual feed as he/she should be feeling fairly comfortable. (Just start with a small amount of breastmilk or formula.)
- Perhaps ask your partner, a family member or friend to give baby the first bottle. Babies can smell their mumma (and your milk), which can sometimes lead them to refuse the bottle.
- Make sure you tilt the bottle so the teat is full of milk. Holding the bottle too flat can cause air to get into the milk.
- Relaaaax. Get comfortable (with the TV remote and your phone nearby, as you might be there a while) and enjoy this beautiful bonding time with bubs.
A smooth transition from breast to bottle
So, what do you think? Are you ready to try a new bottle and see why this award-winning baby bottle is the preferred choice for so many mums (and babies)?
Closer to Nature baby bottles are great value too. You can get a two-pack for around $17 (or less) and they are available from several shops (Coles, Woolworths, Baby Bunting to name a few). Keep on scrolling for a chance to trial these for yourself and tell us what you think.
Give the range of Tommee Tippee bottles a test drive with your little one and tell us what you think.
We’re on the hunt for 10 different families to review the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottles, in both plastic and glass. If you have a baby 0- 2 years, then fill out the form below and we will be in touch.
If you’re selected, you’ll need to trial the products withi our specific project timeframe, take some custom photos and from there complete a survey sharing your experience and opinions.
This is a sponsored post for Tommee Tippee.