Monday, September 6, 2010

Baby Shower Bash #18: Tommee Tippee Review and Giveaway!

I support moms no matter what they choose. Breastfeeding or formula feeding, it doesn't matter to me what they choose, because they know what is best for their baby. I chose to breastfeed and I thank God every single day that I loved it and my babies were naturals. Not all moms are so lucky and even if they do breastfeed, some like to pump and give others a turn to feed baby. I breastfed my son until he was 11 months old. I would have done it longer, but he had other plans. At that point we moved on to a cup, so there was no need for a bottle that acts more like a breast.

I can, however, look back at a point in our breastfeeding journey where I would have KILLED for Tommee Tippee's Closer to Nature bottle. When Michael was 2 months old, I had to have my wisdom teeth removed. It was an ordeal that involved an infection, heavy duty pain medication, and antibiotics. I was told I couldn't breastfeed my son, but I wasn't able to get milk stored beforehand. I knew I would have to pump and dump and that he would be getting formula for a few days. I still had a couple of the pre-made bottles the hospital sent me home with and I decided to whip one out and feed him once we got home. My son had other plans. He REFUSED to take it and screamed for 2 hours. As a new mom, this traumatized me. I started crying because he wouldn't eat and I panicked. I knew it had been at least 4 hours since he had ate last and he was starving. Since my baby wouldn't take the bottle, I didn't take my meds and just decided to nurse him. It was pure hell. I would have done anything for a different bottle/nipple combo during that time.

There are going to be times where a breastfeeding mom will need to use a bottle(though I know not all will) and I am so glad I have found Tommee Tippee's Closer to Nature bottles! Don't get me wrong, they would be amazing for formula fed babies as well, but I am amazed at how much it mimics a breast. Lets take a look:



The bottle top is wider like a breast. The nipple really is closer to nature! I had never seen a bottle look so much like the real thing! I can honestly say I will have several of these on hand when I have my third. Even with my daughter, I was terrified of nipple confusion. I only left her once her whole first year because I was traumatized and thought she would be as stubborn as her brother. I've relaxed a lot, and have done a ton of research on bottles during this Bash, and I can safely say that I plan on going out a little bit more often with my next baby. Since I feel like I need to know how a bottle feels and works before a baby uses it, I tried this one out myself and it is incredibly unique in design and the way it flows.

The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottles feature a anti-colic, anti-gas advanced easy vent valve, so the fluid flows out smoothly. They are also BPA and Phthalate free. This is a safe plastic bottle that allows baby to have something similar to the real thing. You can purchase these bottles at Babies R Us in 5 ounce or 9 ounces sizes for about $7.99 each!

I was also sent the Tommee Tippee Explora Truly Spill Proof Trainer 2 Pack. The name really says it all! Take a look before I go on and on:

Not only are they adorable, but they really work! I can't tell you how many sippy cups we own, of all different brands, and none of them are truly spill proof, except these! These are the only cups that I allow Violet to carry throughout the house. She thinks it is funny to shake her other cups and purposefully spill drinks all over the place, but she can't do that with these! I am one happy Mama, even if I did spoil her fun. As far as I can tell, she has no problems getting a drink out of them and she loves the handles to carry them around.

The Tommee Tippee Explora Trainer Cups are BPA free, have a unique hygiene cap that is connected and have super awesome soft spouts! You can pick up a 2 pack of these at Babies R Us for $7.99!

I was blown away at all of the products that Tommee Tippee sells! Check out a few more of the items I cannot wait to own:

Tommee Tippee Explora Easi-Roll Bibs 2-Pack Pink & Orange - Tommee Tippee  - Babies"R"Us
The Tommee Tippee Explora Easi-Roll Bibs 2 Pack for only $6.99.


Tommee Tippee 4-Pack Explora Food Pots - Girls - Tommee Tippee  - Babies"R"Us
The Tommee Tippee Explora Food Pots 4 Pack for $4.99.

I highly recommend Tommee Tippee products. Check out everything they offer here and purchase some for yourself here.

WIN IT!!!

One very lucky Mama's Getting Kinda Crunchy reader is going to win their choice of a bottle or trainer cups! To enter, head over to the Tommee Tippee website and tell me something else you love. This entry is mandatory and please leave me your email in case you win!

Extra Credit!
- Follow me on Google Friend Connect
- Follow me on Networked Blogs
- Follow me on Facebook
- Follow me on Twitter
- Follow Tommee Tippee on Facebook
- Follow Tommee Tippee on Twitter
- Tweet this giveaway daily for one extra entry per day. Use any tweet you want and be sure to come back here daily and leave me a comment
- Subscribe! Click the little white envelope up top!
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link
- Grab my button and leave me the link
- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs. To enter, click the picture in my right sidebar.

This giveaway will end October 5th at midnight. The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified by email and a posting on this blog. As always, they will have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner. Thanks guys and good luck!

A HUUUUGE thank you goes out to Tommee Tippee for the amazing review opportunity, for being a part of my Bash and for putting up with my flood issues!

Disclaimer: I received free product to review. I was not paid to write this and all opinions are my own!

83 comments :

  1. I really like the Heat Sensing Spoons!

    szogediek at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I follow you on GFC

    szogediek at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  3. I follow you on Twitter

    ID: @szogediek

    szogediek at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I follow Tommee Tippee on Twitter

    ID: @szogediek

    szogediek at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I subscribe via email

    szogediek at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like their milk feeding bibs.
    jteneback at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs.
    jteneback at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I follow you on GFC.
    jteneback at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like the explora truly spill proof straw cup
    vbbrunette408@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. follow GFC (vbbrunette408)
    vbbrunette408@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. follow on facebook (julie grimberg)
    vbbrunette408@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. follow you on twitter (jgrimbe2)
    vbbrunette408@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. email subscriber
    vbbrunette408@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. follow tommee tippee on facebook
    vbbrunette408@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. follow tommee tippee on twitter (jgrimbe2)
    vbbrunette408@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love the closer to nature ® 260ml / 9 fl oz feeding bottle x2 - pink
    lusizova at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the blue closer to nature bottles - Cute as well as functional!

    J@Hollowstar.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I follow you via GFC/Google Reader

    ReplyDelete
  19. I follow you on Networked Blogs

    ReplyDelete
  20. I follow you on Twitter - I'm hollowstar

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like Tommee Tippee on Facebook

    ReplyDelete
  22. I follow Tommee Tippee on Twitter

    ReplyDelete
  23. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/hollowstar/statuses/24090034525

    ReplyDelete
  24. Adding your button to my sidebar at AlternativeHousewife.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I also like their Explora Easi-mat!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  26. I follow you on GFC (ColleenM).

    colljerr at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  27. I follow you on Facebook. (Colleen Maurina)

    colljerr at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  28. I follow Tommee Tippee on Facebook. (Colleen Maurina)

    colljerr at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  29. I subscribe to your blog by email.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  30. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  31. I like the closer to nature milk feeding bib in pink.

    marypres@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I like the Explora feeding spoons!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I follow via google friend connect!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I follow you on facebook!

    Jennifer Smith Stewart

    ReplyDelete
  35. I like the closer to nature ® soft shield pacifier 0-6m x2 - blue.

    applez_55@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Also love the microwave steam sterilizer kit.

    heatherandscott030709 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Follow via Google Friend Connect

    heatherandscott030709 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  38. Subscribe to you!

    heatherandscott030709 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  39. Voted for you!

    heatherandscott030709 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I am due in December and I'm dying to try the TT bottles! Other than that, the explora easi-mats look terrific!

    ReplyDelete
  41. i like the spill proof water bottle! dsaur002 at odu dot edu

    ReplyDelete
  42. i follow you on twitter @ clothbootycutie dsaur002 at odu dot edu

    ReplyDelete
  43. i like you on fb dsaur002 at odu dot edu

    ReplyDelete
  44. i like TT on fb dsaur002 at odu dot edu

    ReplyDelete
  45. i follow TT on twitter dsaur002 at odu dot edu

    ReplyDelete
  46. I also like the closer to nature travel bottle and food warmer set
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  47. I follow your blog through google friend connect
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  48. I follow your blog through Networked Blogs
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I follow you through facebook (Jessica Miller)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  50. I subscribe to your blog via e-mail
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  51. I follow Tommee Tippee on twitter (@jjak2003)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  52. I like Tommee Tippee on facebook (Jessica Miller)
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  53. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/26141851195
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  54. I really like the explora section plates

    ReplyDelete
  55. follow tommee tippee on twitter
    valeriegodin

    ReplyDelete
  56. insulated bottle bag
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  57. gfc
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  58. fb fan- ria clarke
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  59. nb follower
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  60. your twitter follower @rsmc1
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  61. tt fb fan
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  62. tt twitter follower
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  63. tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/rsmc1/status/26429783353
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  64. I also love their solid feeding set. I'd love to get the bowl, too!
    giabao.ng @ gmail

    ReplyDelete
  65. Following you w/GFC.
    giabao.ng @ gmail

    ReplyDelete
  66. Following you on Networked Blogs.
    giabao.ng @ gmail

    ReplyDelete
  67. Following you on FB.
    giabao.ng @ gmail

    ReplyDelete
  68. Following TT on FB.
    giabao.ng @ gmail

    ReplyDelete
  69. Subscribing to your blog.
    giabao.ng @ gmail

    ReplyDelete
  70. Voted for you!
    giabao.ng @ gmail

    ReplyDelete