When I was still pregnant with Geoff, Babe and I would often go to the baby section of the department store to check out various baby products, which would often include baby bottles. We were torn between Avent, Playtex, and Pigeon. Seeing that these bottles were on the pricey side, we had a hard time deciding. What made deciding harder were the mixed opinions and reviews online whenever we would research about the said products.
When the day came that we would really need to purchase one, we settled on buying from the brand called The First Years. We bought the set which came with 6 bottles (4 4oz, 2 8oz), 4 new born nipples, 2 next level nipples, 2 caps for the container, 1 snack container and a bottle and nipple brush. In all honesty, with the number of items included, and the price tag of only 1k, we were sold. We bought the set and went on our merry way.
Come the day that Geoff was born, we only got to use the bottles for about 4 months. We noticed that even though there was a pattern in assembling the pieces for the nipples, it would still leak, sometimes leaving Geoff soaked with milk when the yaya fails to notice in time. That was the time when we decided to search for another milk bottle.
Babe did the research this time. It turned out that he was eyeing the Tommee Tippee bottles. Personally, I find the design simple and cute. It’s comprised of a nipple, the ring, the actual body, and the cap. It also came in 4 and 9oz, with colors to choose from as well. When we went to the mall, we bought the 4 piece set as it was on sale. I think we bought it for 1.5k.
The Tommee Tippee bottle as I mentioned is so simple, however, cleaning is quite a challenge because it is not like the usual bottle which has a straight body. Also, maybe, just like the brands I mentioned above, it is also sturdy. It’s more than a year now that we are using it and it withstood Geoff’s throwing antics, and sometimes whenever we drop it. The only semi-negative that I can think of, is that the labels are now faded, particularly those nearer the opening. I say semi because of the constant wash that we do. Imagine having only 4 bottles being used by an always hungry baby!
The Tenderluv set of 3 was given as a gift when he turned one, while the one with the bear was bought by my mom. There were 2, but the other one became a casualty when Geoff banged it on the floor. So in total, he has 8 bottles; 4 TTs (1 converted with a sippy lid), 3 tenderluvs, and one unknown brand. Quite ironic since he received the additional bottles when he should be weaning a bit from the bottle.
Anyway, I would still recommend the Tommee Tippee because of the quality. It does not leak, it’s BPA free, it does not produce colic, and the price is a lot more reasonable than others. And oh, the Tenderluvs are not bad either.
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