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Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Essentials Starter Kit

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  • Flex and stretch ripples allow the Closer to Nature teat to mimic the natural flex and movement of mum’s breast
  • The soft silicone teat feels closer to skin and gently elongates and flexes during feeding to mimic a natural breastfeeding action.
  • The breast like shape of the Closer to Nature teat allows easy latch on and supports the transition between bottle and breast
  • The super sensitive Easi-Vent valve gives superior venting for easy feeding and less risk of baby taking in air
  • For total reassurance, all of our products are free from Bisphenol A (BPA)
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Model Number423557
Item Weight3.4 Kg
Product Dimensions33.5 x 38.2 x 23 cm
Item model number423557
Frustration-free packagingcertified frustration-free
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Best Sellers Rank 114 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.2 Kg
Date First Available26 Nov 2013
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Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Essentials Starter Kit

Closer to Nature Essentials Starter Kit
Everything you need to start bottle feeding
Everything you need to start bottle feeding

The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Essentials Starter Kit contains everything you need to make baby feeding straightforward. The stylish and streamlined electric steriliser is fast and easy to use, while the travel steriliser, small enough to fit in a changing bag, ensures you are never without a sterilised bottle.

The Essentials Starter Kit also contains the award-winning Closer to Nature bottles, in 150ml and 260ml sizes, designed to make switching between breast and bottle feeding easier than ever before.

To get the most out of your bottles, the Essentials Starter Kit contains milk powder dispensers, medium flow Closer to Nature teats, a bottle and teat brush, a set of teat tongs, and even one of Tommee Tippee's range of 0-3 months pure soothers.

Slimline shape
Holds six bottles
Quick-cycle sterilising phase
Electric Steam Steriliser

The Tommee Tippee Electric Steam Steriliser is stylishly streamlined with a host of brilliant features to make it stand out from the crowd. The sleek and clean-looking oval shape takes up minimal space on the kitchen worktop.

The Tommee Tippee Electric Steriliser has an allowable gap in the lid that allows for expansion when heating; without this, the lid is liable to pop off during cycle. The lid, which does not need to be air tight, also has air holes to allow the steam to escape.

The steriliser has been designed such that it eliminates all bacteria inside the steriliser. Bacteria will only grow inside if the bacteria is transferred into the steriliser through touch or if there is something on the bottle for it to grow on, which would not be the case as the bottles should have been washed prior to being loaded into the unit. This has also been tested independently.

Electric Bottle and Food Warmer

The Tommee Tippee Electric Bottle and Food Warmer makes it quick and easy to heat bottles and baby food safely, while helping to preserve the nutrients that are vital to your baby's healthy development. Just place your bottle or food jar in the warmer, then use the control dial to adjust the temperature in accordance with the instructions.


The extra-wide teat on all Closer to Nature bottles works beautifully, flexing and stretching to mimic the natural look and feel of a mother's breast to make bottle feeding easier.

Why choose Tommee Tippee?

Tommee Tippee, from the UK-based Mayborn Group, is a popular brand of baby feeding accessories in the UK and one of the top brands of infant products and accessories in the global market. Loved by parents and children alike, Tommee Tippee has received numerous brand accolades in the UK, including top ranks in the prestigious Mother and Baby Awards, a head-to-head assessment of competitive products voted by mothers themselves.


If the cycle time on the steriliser is greater than five minutes, there are two possibilities. Firstly, too much water may have been added. Only 80 ml is required – there is a marking on the bottles that can be used.

Alternatively, limescale may have built up on the heating plate. The plate is deliberately visible in the steriliser design and the unit must be cleaned at least fortnightly (more frequently in hard water areas). Allowing limescale to build will have a detrimental effect on the performance of the unit.

Teat collapse resolution

There are two reasons a teat may collapse. One is an indication that your baby is ready for a faster flowing teat, and may be sucking so hard that the teat cannot release air fast enough and collapses. The other is that the Easivent teats are made from very soft silicone, therefore over time the silicone can remould when not in use.

You will have noticed a small tent-like vent on the inside of the teat – this should have a small slit along which allows the airflow through the bottle, and if this remoulds it will cause the teat to collapse during a feed. Please see the diagram below that may help, which is also highlighted on the front of the instructions.

All you need to do to rectify this problem is to rub the valve between your finger and thumb until the slit reopens. You will only need to do this once and the teat should then function as normal.

Teat collapse resolution
For best results, make sure this valve can open.

Product Description

Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Essentials Starter Kit Everything you need to start bottle feeding

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect for feeding any new arrival 25 Jan 2014
By Neil Goodacre VINE VOICE
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What we have here is a big box full of Tommee Tippee stuff. Honestly, the box really is big and this would look good wrapped up as a baby shower gift or similar. Plus most of the stuff in it is likely to get used. A lot.

The item description gives a good summary of what's included but I thought I'd skim through it anyway, given that my first (and so far only) born was raised with Tommee Tippee bottles.

First up, you get four of the little 150ml bottles. These are nice enough but if you wanted to, you could skip them completely. Their small size is a bonus, but your mum/dad bag is going to be so huge anyway another couple of centimetres isn't going to hurt. Still you get four teats with these, on top of the four that come with the bigger bottles, and you could always use them as spares.

The 260ml bottles will get a lot of use and will do you until your child in his/her late 2s if you look after them. There is a bottle brush included in the set and you'll need that to get dried up milk out from the recessed of the bottle.

The insulted bottle bags are brilliant and make getting out and about with a wee one in tow slightly less impractical, as do the dispensers (these were known simply as 'pods' on my watch). You measure out your powder into them, then pack them in the bottle bag with a luke warm bottle of boiled water and away you go.

The medium flow teats help future proof the set a little bit as your baby will move on to them sooner than you think. They basically let milk flow at a faster rate meaning junior can get round to the business of turning said milk into poo more quickly. There is a soother (aka dummy) included too but I can't comment on that as my little boy never used them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent in every way 26 Feb 2014
By fivestarfrankie VINE VOICE
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I passed this for review to a friend's daughter who was about to have her first baby. She tells me that this is IHHO the best she could have had and excellent in every way
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking set for the feeding the bubba 23 Jan 2014
By Perfectbub VINE VOICE
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This is a great steriliser set from the trusted Tommy Tippee name.

Individually these items would cat a lot more than they do here, the compact steriliser is a nice side, fits perfectly in the kitchen. There is enough room for four bottles.

The set includes two separate bottle sizes, one larger for a more hungry bubba. If you cannot get the little `un fed in time then Tommy Tippee have kindly included a dummy (the Yanks call them pacifiers, we call then lifesavers!)

The steriliser is simple to use and you get the peace of mind that you are not passing anything nasty into the bubba. They even include insulated milk carriers to keep the milk warm. That was a clever touch.

The design also helps to alleviate colic build-up, the bane of babies and parents.

This is a great set, any new parents would welcome it. Might be a good idea to drop subtle hints to friends and family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick Reviews! 27 Feb 2014
By carlosnightman VINE VOICE
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This is an excellent starter kit which contains many essential items, and a few handy non-essentials too. It's cheaper than buying separately, and is likely an easier, quicker option - you can buy this set an set your mind at ease. I've reviewed some of the individual items elsewhere: the kit contains 6 bottles, plenty for one baby, an assortment of teats, powder containers and dispensers, bottle brush and insulated bags, and then the big stuff - 2 bottle sterilizers and a bottle warmer. The electric sterilizer is excellent and the smaller travel one is great if you will be away visiting for a few hours or staying away for a few days. Likewise, the bottle warmer is useful if you're on you're travels.
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By David Precious TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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My son is now five months, and we've been using the contents of this kit to bottle-feed him expressed milk since he was born; very happy with the quality of all the items, and everything is still working as well as it did on day one.

The bottles have a nice wide neck, so they're easy to clean, either with the included bottle brush or just a sponge.

Our son took to the "Closer to Nature" teats very easily.

The bottle warmer is fairly fast and effective, and has a thermostat so you can control whether it gets quite hot for quick warming (don't leave the milk too long!) or a lower heat for more gradual warming. Ours has been used several times a day for the last five months and is still going strong.

The steriliser seems to accumulate a brownish deposit between cleanings - it almost looks like rust. I'm not sure if this is some corrosion from the heating plate at the bottom, or a deposit left behind by the evaporation of our (hard) tap water. It stays at the bottom though, and isn't a problem if you're cleaning it regularly, like you probably should!

The insulated travel bottle warmer/coolers are useful when we're out with the boy for a few hours and need to keep a bottle of milk cool and fresh until it's time to use it.

All in all - a great starting point with good quality equipment. We extended our set by buying another 6-pack of the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature 260 ml/9fl oz Feeding Bottles and a couple of packs of Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Milk Storage Lids (4-pack) for storing more expressed milk in the fridge - which has been very useful!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very glad with this buying. All you need for a baby's dine :)
Published 8 days ago by Mil
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it has absolutely everything we need for the first time.....and great for value
Published 19 days ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars a good
They were a presant and they were over the moon withit, it had every thing and more of what they wanted, a good buy
Published 27 days ago by alison
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product. A++++ Very fast delivery
Fab thank you very much. Great product. A++++ Very fast delivery, Thank you.
Published 1 month ago by Lyndsey
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product
Good sterilising kit but I agree with other customers the lid doesn't fit properly it's kind off a bit loose .
Published 1 month ago by Amina Khaliq
5.0 out of 5 stars Great feeding kit!
We bought this based on the reviews and I'm happy to add to the positive reviews: this kit is very easy to use, quick and efficient and comes with a handy bottle warmer (although... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amina Ghazi
5.0 out of 5 stars absolute bargain
i bought this as a present for my daughter it was brilliant everything you will ever need and at such a fantastic price.Over the moon with it would recommend again and again
Published 2 months ago by patricia robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
It was bought for my new grandson, and its fantastic. It does everything it said it does,brilliant piece of equipment, and much needed for a newborn.
Published 3 months ago by GWEN
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Deal!
It's perfect set for first time mom as i am. There are everything you need and the quality you should have for baby. The price is so much cheaper compare in France.
Published 4 months ago by Minnorlly.C
5.0 out of 5 stars Tommee Tippee Starter
Bought this as a present and the recipient was very pleased with it. It has everything you need for a new born baby.
Published 4 months ago by Mrs. Barbara K. Cotton
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