Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine | My Thoughts

When I first heard about the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine I was a little sceptical; mainly about the price more than anything. Being on maternity leave means I don't have money I can just splash on anything. I had to budget to make sure we had everything we need and can get everything we needed to during the month. As well as that, why did I need a perfect prep machine to do it for me?

However, I did end up buying a Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine and now I'm going to tell you what persuaded me in the end and what I think of it. 
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With Aoife's feeding difficulties due to having a tongue tie (which you can read about here), the 15 minute wait to make her bottles, especially during the night, made me think that I needed some kind of help in the bottle prep area. The lack of sleep and a screaming baby made the night feeds quite difficult at times.

Even though we tried to anticipate her feeds there were still times where she'd throw a curve ball and want feeding sooner so we had to go through the rigmarole of boiling the water, adding the formula, letting it cool, testing it, maybe cooling some more... And with a screaming baby it made the wait feel a lot longer than it was.

By chance, I had an email from Mothercare with their sales so obviously I had a look; I can't resist sales! On the first page of the sale page they had the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine on sale for £60. Right away I placed it in the basket and grabbed my card to pay for it. For ages our friends had said how much having a perfect prep machine had made a difference to their bottle feeding and suggested that we get one to help with the night feeds. Plus with it being half it's usual price I could also afford to buy it.

I was super excited for it to arrive. I was at the door everyday waiting like a child for a couple of days. As soon as it was delivered I snatched it out of the delivery person's hands and set it up putting it through the cleaning process so we could start using it. 
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It's honestly, hands down, one of the best things I've ever bought. Cutting bottle prep from 15 minutes to 2 minutes; it's wonderful! It's also incredibly easy to use, even if you've only had one hours sleep and you're not functioning properly you won't go wrong. With Aoife's tongue tie difficulties we also had to over make her bottles so 4ozs was perfect for us but I know that a lot of newborns don't drink as much as 4ozs.

We don't use Tommee Tippee bottles either, we use Philip's Avent bottles, but you can use these bottles with this prep machine which is also a huge bonus as we didn't want to go out and buy new bottles when we already had enough. The bottle stand is adjustable so you can fit different sized bottles underneath the dispenser. 

At first, the very loud finished signal it gives was a little annoying, especially when doing a bottle for a night feed, but I've gotten used to it now so I don't really hear it. Other than that, I don't have any bad words to say about it. I love how it looks on my kitchen work surface. We chose the white one because we thought it looked clean. Plus, you're free to comfortable your baby whilst it's making the bottle which is harder to do if you've got to keep checking the milk temperature. 
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When I told my mum about the Perfect Prep Machine she said it was cheating, but I think anything that helps a mum or dad is a good thing in my book. I'd suggest buying one of these for other mums and dads, especially if they're struggling during the night feeds.

According to the instructions, the filter in the Prep Machine lasts around 3 months, and we've recently changed the filter in ours, which did last around 3 months. The filters are easy to find online and we ended up getting ours from Argos for £7.99. Replacing the filters is really easy too. 

Have any of you mums have a Perfect Prep Machine? What do you guys think?

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