Closer to Nature Bottle Support
Find some answers to the most frequently asked questions about your Closer to Nature® Baby Bottle.
Is it ok to put bottles in the dishwasher?
Of course! Pop them on the top shelf though. As with all white and clear plastic things they can get a bit stained and yucky-looking in the dishwasher (blame that bolognese sauce or carrot soup you had last night). If they do get discoloured there’s nothing to worry about - they’re perfectly safe, they just don’t look as inviting!
I hear bad things about BPA - is it in your bottles? (& what is it anyway?)
All Tommee Tippee bottles are BPA-free. They are made of a plastic called polypropylene that’s lightweight, easy to clean, and completely safe. BPA - that’s (CH₃)₂C(C₆H₄OH)₂ for you science geeks - is a chemical that’s been used in some plastics since the 1960s and it can mess around with your hormones. It’s generally not good, so we don’t use it.
Can I store breast milk in bottles?
Our bottles would love to look after your breast milk. We even have special lids you can pop on to store your milk in the fridge or freezer. If you’re expressing and storing breast milk, our new Express and Go™ range may be handy too - it features a clever pouch that you use to express, store, warm and feed. This means there’s no need to transfer milk at any stage, so you’ll never lose a precious drop!
Can I recycle my bottles when I’m done?
Yep. Our Closer to Nature® bottles are made from polypropylene (PP) that can happily be recycled.
Can I buy bottles with faster flow teats?
Sorry, nope. Most parents stock up on bottles before baby arrives, so all our bottles come with slow flow teats as standard. They’re best for newborns. As your baby grows and can feed more quickly, you can buy replacement teats. We do a medium flow which most babies are ready for at around 3 months, and a fast flow teat which is best from around 6 months. These ages are only guides though - you know your baby better than anyone and will be able to tell when they’re ready for a faster flow.
Why is my bottle misshapen?
Our bottles have a unique ‘waisted’ design that makes them cute and easy to hold. If your bottle has lost its shape, it could be that you’ve poured boiling water in then put the lid and teat on a bit too soon. Doing this can cause a vacuum to build up, which can suck the bottle inwards into a bit of an odd shape. The best bet (as endorsed by WHO - World Health Organisation) is to let freshly boiled water cool for around 30 minutes before making up a feed. This will make sure your Tommee Tippee bottle keeps its cute waisted shape.
Learn more with our Tommee Tippee Product Support Videos.
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