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How I heard about the Perfect Prep machine
If you read my previous ‘Breastfeeding vs Formula Milk’ you’ll know that I really wanted to breastfeed my first child but due to contracting sepsis, was not meant to be so my daughter was formula fed pretty much from the very start (which is fine, but still stung a bit at the time as the option was taken away from me).
During my first pregnancy a friend had very kindly donated her old Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machine and said that it would come in useful if I ever decided to bottle feed instead. My oh my, how I will be forever grateful for my friends generosity!
We had bought a bottle steriliser too (link below if you are looking for something similar) so that we could keep our bottles sterilsed and also, it kept them sterile for 24 hours so was great to store the 6 bottles too!!
I know that this may be quite expensive for many (I think we actually got ours in a sale 3 years ago) so if you are looking for a cheaper option, here is a Tommee Tippee steamer on sale (at time of publishing; £74.99 down to £59.83) that may suit your budget more. Both hold 6 bottles which is definitely recommend as you will be using that many in a day/night so you will only need to use once a day.
Why I love my Tommee Tippee perfect prep machine
Where do I start?! A friend of mine had very kindly given me hers when I was pregnant and told me that she had had two. One in the kitchen and one upstairs. Why upstairs? So she could make the bottles quicker during night feeds! Genius!!
However, we live in a bungalow so we stuck with our donated machine and sat it on the work bench until we were at a stage to move to formula after a few months of breastfeeding.
My partner spent his evenings preparing all the bottles, steriliser machine and the prep machine whilst I was in hospital and our first time using the perfect prep machine was within 10 minutes of us coming home.
I couldn’t believe how quick and easy the bottle making process was! The bottles are made to the exactly the right temperature and you can set it to the level you require, so you can adjust from 4 to 5 to 6 and so on with a turn of the handle. So simple.
It’s all done in a few minutes too! I genuinely don’t know how you make bottles any other way. The thought of making bottles and then trying to cool them down, whilst your baby is crying and you’re in that 4th trimester sleep deprived fog is baffling to me.
The most important positive of having a perfect prep machine is that the feeding can be done by anyone! (By anyone I totally mean the dad! The dad can get up at 3am and make the bottle and if he so desires, can then go ahead and feed your baby too whilst you try and squeeze in another 2 hours of sleep. Beautiful, bliss and above all else, a perfect way for dads to get in on the baby bonding experience.
What to be aware of with the Tommee Tipee prep machine
Make sure it’s cleaned regularly! There are a number of YouTube videos providing step by step footage of how to change the filters, what all the warning lights indicate and also how to ensure the tubes at the back of the machine are not blocked and are cleaned out often (this is particularly important as this is the tube where any bacteria will breed and can make your baby poorly).
It’s imperative that the machine is cleaned regularly. Not just the exterior but the interior too.
It doesn’t take long and once you have watched the tutorials on YouTube once or twice, it’s pretty straightforward from there on.
Tommee Tippee perfect prep machine reviews from other mums
I reached out to the other mums and dads on my Instagram account and asked for their Tommee Tippee perfect prep machine reviews so I could determine whether it was just me who loved this wonderful machine.
Here are a few of the comments that I got back!
- ‘I used one with my second time round. Total game changer, so much time saved and just the right temperature.’ – Emma L
- ‘ No cons, loved it’ – Amy G
- ‘ I love mine. Pros are easy night feeds, no waiting for perfect temperature etc. The only con I would say is the filter changes don’t give you much notice but other than that I love everything about it!’. – Momma_withthoughts
- ‘Loved it! So easy to use and so quick to make a feed. Best invention!’ – baked_and_raised
- ‘Loved it! Best invention ever!’ – Lishamai23
So, if you have read down this far I think you know what to do! Get clicking on these links and save yourself some time and sanity guys! Good Luck and Enjoy 🙂 xx