When Indiana was born I knew breastfeeding wasn't for me. So we prepared for bottle feeding. I'd always read good reviews on Tommee Tippee products, and liked the look of the design much more than Avent or Nuk. So we picked out literally everything in the range.. our first baby purchase was the complete set including a steriliser, bottles and loads more haha! Then I started noticing the Perfect Prep Machine popping up. It looked amazing! Perfectly made bottles in 2 minutes or less? I was sold instantly.
It took a lot of persuading and asking to get Jack to give in haha. The price was the one thing that he used as his reason.. it was £100 when it first came out, which for us was a lot of money! However, after time he gave in after I gave him scenarios of him being woken by a screaming baby at silly O'Clock in the morning waiting for a bottle (although she actually never did this anyway, yay haha). We were also lucky enough to be bought it by my nan who had offered to get us a bigger baby item. It has gone down in price slightly now, but I do still think it is very expensive, so it's definitely one of our more luxury items.
Now we couldn't live without it. It's so simple and easy to use, and makes a perfect temperature bottle so quickly. There's no waiting for the kettle to boil, and the water to cool down.
Here's how it works:
1. Choose the size feed you want (Indie's on 8oz now the greedy monkey).
2. The tray can go to many levels, so it can be used with any type of bottle although we use Tommee Tippee. So choose the level and pop the bottle on.
3. Press the button, there will be a LOUD beep and the light will flash red. A 'hot shot' of water will be added which kills any bacteria.
4. Add your scoops of powder. We measure out ours into tubs so that it's even quicker! Once the scoops are added swill it around to make sure the powders mixed in.
5. Pop it back on the stand and press the button again, another loud beep, the light will flash green this time and the rest of the water will be added.
6. Once done you'll get a final beep and the light will stay green for a few seconds. Your bottle is done so add the supplied cap on top to give it a final good shake and voila! Your bottle is done, perfectly in 2 minutes or less.
I can only think of a couple of negatives of the product. Firstly it is SO loud. I'm not even joking when I say you could probably hear it from the other side of the house haha. I suppose you need it so you know when it's done, but at 2am it is so ear piercing and I'm pretty sure it could wake even a heavy sleeper up. Also the lowest size feed it does is 4oz, perfect for when they're older but when they're newborn it's not suitable. We had to buy the premade bottles to start as we didn't want to waste the feeds.
I hope you found this helpful, I find these kind of posts are good for persuading those who think it's just a waste of money. Jack now admits he was wrong and couldn't live without it!