How you feed your baby is a very personal choice, sometimes it’s in your control and other times, it’s not. I have been able to experience both breastfeeding and formula feeding my children and have truly loved both ways- each with their own advantages and disadvantages.
This blog focuses on formula-feeding your little one and how this clever machine may not be a necessity, but it does definitely make it ridiculously easy to make up a bottle.
I used the original version for making up feeds and I honestly loved it. Since that time, a new version, which was released in March 2018, has come on to the market. The table reviews both machines.
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Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep vs Perfect Prep Day and Night
|Perfect Prep|| Perfect Prep Day
|Key Features||- Makes a fresh bottle at correct temperature in less than two minutes. |
- Works with any powdered formula milk.
- Dispenses correct amount of water for an accurate and consistent dilution.
- Initial hot shot of water kills bacteria that may be present in the formula.
|- Fast and effective: In just two minutes, bottle is fully prepared at the right temperature and volume.
- Sleep friendly: Volume control allows you to prepare bottle silently whilst the home sleeps.
- New night time glow: glow night light shines gently making night time feeds clear & simple.
- Digital display: clear, easy to use digital display makes bottle prepping super easy.
- Works with all formula brands.
- Works with most bottles.
|Dimensions||23.4 x 33.5 x 31 cm||23.4 x 33.5 x 31 cm|
|Colours Available||White, Black, Midnight Blue||White, Black, Grey|
|Price Range||£60 - £139.95 depending on colour chosen||£109.99 - £129.99 depending on colour chosen|
It seems that the basic purpose of both machines is to make a ready-to-drink bottle in under two minutes! The process for making formula is the same- adding the formula first – followed by the shot of hot water.
How is the latest version different to the older version?
I have to say that I am loving the colour choices, its sleeker with a modern design. It is marketed at making night feeds, in particular, quieter and easier. So, if you fancy making up a bottle in the comfort of your bedroom then this machine is for you. There is now a glow nightlight, so no need to turn on the lights. The old manual dial is replaced with a digital display, which tells you when to change the filter. The older model, shows the same information, using lights, along the side of the machine. I have to say the older model, is rather loud and there is no way of adjusting the volume- you can with the newer version (even mute it)! The bottle stand looks more robust and again, designed in keeping with the overall modern feel.
With all the changes made in the newer model, the price is reflected in this. It is more expensive and I feel that much of the change is in its appearance, as opposed to its practicality. If you are happy with going downstairs to make a feed, then the older version will work for you, just fine.
It’s a bit pricey, can I use anything else?
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