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Tommee Tippee perfect prep machine @ Asda instore for £39
Tommee Tippee perfect prep machine @ Asda instore for £39

Tommee Tippee perfect prep machine @ Asda instore for £39

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Was just in my local Asda when I spotted this in baby clearance section. Only one on shelf but certainly worth a check on passing if you've been after one-left over probably from their recent baby event!! On Amazon for £59.99
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Cracking price heat added but I don't get it.

We have 8 kids and never have I felt the need to buy a machine to make my bottles for me. It takes 2 minutes to make a bottle up if that. Why are there so many company's out there trying to make money on parents like this. Chances are if you have one it was probably gifted, if you went out and brought it yourself , why?.

Sorry rant over, just don't see the need. I would rather keep the dosh in my pocket than fork out for one of these & make them myself.

kerryhuk7

Cracking price heat added but I don't get it.We have 8 kids and never … Cracking price heat added but I don't get it.We have 8 kids and never have I felt the need to buy a machine to make my bottles for me. It takes 2 minutes to make a bottle up if that. Why are there so many company's out there trying to make money on parents like this. Chances are if you have one it was probably gifted, if you went out and brought it yourself , why?. Sorry rant over, just don't see the need. I would rather keep the dosh in my pocket than fork out for one of these & make them myself.



disagree - these are idiot proof. no faffing around waiting for it to be the right temperature.

kerryhuk7

Cracking price heat added but I don't get it.We have 8 kids and never … Cracking price heat added but I don't get it.We have 8 kids and never have I felt the need to buy a machine to make my bottles for me. It takes 2 minutes to make a bottle up if that. Why are there so many company's out there trying to make money on parents like this. Chances are if you have one it was probably gifted, if you went out and brought it yourself , why?. Sorry rant over, just don't see the need. I would rather keep the dosh in my pocket than fork out for one of these & make them myself.


Someone with no kids might question why you have 8? Some see the need others don't.

agneepath

disagree - these are idiot proof. no faffing around waiting for it to be … disagree - these are idiot proof. no faffing around waiting for it to be the right temperature.



Don't have to be a genius to make a bottle though. You pop the bolingbwater in a bottle and by the time baby is ready for the next feed you add milk. Simple . In fact I retract my 2 minutes, and say under 1 minute, how long do these take? Never used one so don't have a clue.

pinacolada123

Someone with no kids might question why you have 8? Some see the need … Someone with no kids might question why you have 8? Some see the need others don't.



Someone with 8 might question why you have none, big family, big love, happy working family. Not sure what your point is.

Who care's...

Simple fact is it's cheap, considering the normal price.. have some heat op.

kerryhuk7

Don't have to be a genius to make a bottle though. You pop the … Don't have to be a genius to make a bottle though. You pop the bolingbwater in a bottle and by the time baby is ready for the next feed you add milk. Simple . In fact I retract my 2 minutes, and say under 1 minute, how long do these take? Never used one so don't have a clue.



​Uhh you know you're supposed to put the milk powder in water that's over 70 degrees right? It kills any bacteria that could be in the milk powder.

kerryhuk7

Someone with 8 might question why you have none, big family, big love, … Someone with 8 might question why you have none, big family, big love, happy working family. Not sure what your point is.


Where did I say I have none?
Edited by: "pinacolada123" 3rd Mar

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​Uhh you know you're supposed to put the milk powder in water that's over … ​Uhh you know you're supposed to put the milk powder in water that's over 70 degrees right? It kills any bacteria that could be in the milk powder.



​Thank god someone else said it. It seems no one knows how to make a bottle or follows the instructions on the powder either!

Before anyone says it, yes there are no reported epidemics of babies dying from bacteria growth in milk BUT health today is about mitigating the accumulations of small risks (e.g. with cars it's air bags, belts, indicators, ESP, traction control, power steering, etc ,etc).

kerryhuk7

Don't have to be a genius to make a bottle though. You pop the … Don't have to be a genius to make a bottle though. You pop the bolingbwater in a bottle and by the time baby is ready for the next feed you add milk. Simple . In fact I retract my 2 minutes, and say under 1 minute, how long do these take? Never used one so don't have a clue.



It's true that you do not need be a genius to make a bottle up however if you're making your bottles of formula milk in less than one minute you are doing it wrong.

One litre of water should be boiled and then left for 30 minutes so that it cools to around 70 degrees Celsius. It should then be added to the formula to kill any bacteria contained within the powder. The formula milk will be too hot for baby still so will need to either be left for longer or cooled by running cold water on the bottle.

As my wife was unable to breastfeed, we found the perfect prep machine to be amazing. In the early days when baby is still feeding on demand, and especially at night when they wake for feeds and you have no time to do anything in advance, waiting 30 minutes whilst you have baby crying for milk seems like a lifetime. Watching them get upset because they do not understand that they to have to wait is unbearable. In my mind, if you bottle feed your baby then £39 to prevent what could equate to hours of crying a day whilst waiting for boiling water to cool is money well spent.

Admittedly it could become less useful once baby is on a routine and you can plan ahead with making bottles however our baby is now nearly seven months old and we are still using the prep machine whilst she transitions on to solids. It probably does take a couple of minutes to make a bottle with the prep machine but then you can safely know that any bacteria in the powder has been killed when the powder is added to the initial shot of hot water it produces. You can also count on the formula milk being a suitable drinking temperature, although should always check this, as further cooler water is then added after the powder has been added to the initial shot.

Of course, you could ignore the NHS guidelines on boiling a litre of water and leaving it for 30 minutes to make a bottle faster but when your little one is so precious why run the risk of upsetting their delicate insides?

I have a 2year old, been using prep machine since he was 3months old. Due to the prep machine consistent temperature, we even have to provide one for his nanny. I admit it is expensive, but its all worth it. We can make a bottle of milk with 1 eye open, no need to think n try the milk to ensure correct tenperature before feeding the baby. Well not all may agree with me, i understand. Im just sharing my experience using it.

Original Poster

Totally agree-I actually bought this for a gift for a Mum to be who was after one. There will always be people who prefer to do things there own way but from reading reviews it appears to be a godsend to the majority of parents who have used it even if it's just for night feeds
Thanks to all you hot voters

Just to add that once the child is one year old, you no longer have to give them formula as they can drink normal fresh milk instead hence you no longer need the machine after that point. In fact you can use fresh milk in their food (i.e. in their cereal) once they start solids after 6 months. A brilliant machine though and a bargain at this price...

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It was in Huntly Aberdeenshire

* We only found out after we stopped needing ours but you can buy compatible filters from Wilko that cost £5 for 3!

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Skyhiigh

* We only found out after we stopped needing ours but you can buy … * We only found out after we stopped needing ours but you can buy compatible filters from Wilko that cost £5 for 3!


Might be worth posting-that's a huge saving

Reikyt

It's true that you do not need be a genius to make a bottle up however if … It's true that you do not need be a genius to make a bottle up however if you're making your bottles of formula milk in less than one minute you are doing it wrong. One litre of water should be boiled and then left for 30 minutes so that it cools to around 70 degrees Celsius. It should then be added to the formula to kill any bacteria contained within the powder. The formula milk will be too hot for baby still so will need to either be left for longer or cooled by running cold water on the bottle.As my wife was unable to breastfeed, we found the perfect prep machine to be amazing. In the early days when baby is still feeding on demand, and especially at night when they wake for feeds and you have no time to do anything in advance, waiting 30 minutes whilst you have baby crying for milk seems like a lifetime. Watching them get upset because they do not understand that they to have to wait is unbearable. In my mind, if you bottle feed your baby then £39 to prevent what could equate to hours of crying a day whilst waiting for boiling water to cool is money well spent.Admittedly it could become less useful once baby is on a routine and you can plan ahead with making bottles however our baby is now nearly seven months old and we are still using the prep machine whilst she transitions on to solids. It probably does take a couple of minutes to make a bottle with the prep machine but then you can safely know that any bacteria in the powder has been killed when the powder is added to the initial shot of hot water it produces. You can also count on the formula milk being a suitable drinking temperature, although should always check this, as further cooler water is then added after the powder has been added to the initial shot.Of course, you could ignore the NHS guidelines on boiling a litre of water and leaving it for 30 minutes to make a bottle faster but when your little one is so precious why run the risk of upsetting their delicate insides?



Whilst I agree you have reproduced the instructions on the formula tin, clearly a perfect prep machine uses a different method that it must be possible to mimic without the machine.

We did the following:
Add 50% total water volume as boiling water to bottle
Add powder to near boiling water
Stir/shake to mix powder with water
Top up with 50% cold water (cold boiled if under 6 months) or tap water if over 6 months
Done
Conservatively this takes 2 minutes, if I guess the water quantity to boil correctly I reckon I can do it in under 60s on a good day. I do not see the need to boil an entire litre of water for each feed, wasteful in both energy and water.

fubar888

Whilst I agree you have reproduced the instructions on the formula tin, … Whilst I agree you have reproduced the instructions on the formula tin, clearly a perfect prep machine uses a different method that it must be possible to mimic without the machine.We did the following:Add 50% total water volume as boiling water to bottleAdd powder to near boiling waterStir/shake to mix powder with waterTop up with 50% cold water (cold boiled if under 6 months) or tap water if over 6 monthsDoneConservatively this takes 2 minutes, if I guess the water quantity to boil correctly I reckon I can do it in under 60s on a good day. I do not see the need to boil an entire litre of water for each feed, wasteful in both energy and water.



​This works and people do this. It's effectively what the prep machine does too (although smaller quantity of boiling water).

That said, we bought a prep as:
1) We could take it upstairs easily
2) Quick and easy, less things to do with screaming baby about or in hand.
3) Avoid potential accident handling boiling water when you get up in the small hours and you're so tired you feel almost drunk.

Skyhiigh

* We only found out after we stopped needing ours but you can buy … * We only found out after we stopped needing ours but you can buy compatible filters from Wilko that cost £5 for 3!



​While they do fit I believe they are different inside the filter. I plan on sticking to the official ones even though I begrudge paying so much for a single filter!

Skyhiigh

​This works and people do this. It's effectively what the prep machine d … ​This works and people do this. It's effectively what the prep machine does too (although smaller quantity of boiling water).That said, we bought a prep as:1) We could take it upstairs easily2) Quick and easy, less things to do with screaming baby about or in hand.3) Avoid potential accident handling boiling water when you get up in the small hours and you're so tired you feel almost drunk.



I wasn't very clear, I can completely understand why some people would prefer to have a machine work out the volumes, particularly in the middle of the witching hour with a screaming baby on your hip. It was more to show that there are other options (without a prep machine) than to boil a litre of water each time, wait 20mins for it to cool to 70, make full bottle, place under running water for another 5mins to get the temperature down to an acceptable level.

I bought a Bosch kettle that has temp selection on it. 70 degreees is the lowest so intending on using this to make bottles when needed, won't need much cooling if any but still to do test run. At least I can keep using the kettle and not packing it away when baby no longer getting bottles.
Watchdog confirmed prep machine looses the quality to filter properly after couple of uses, google it and decide for yourself but I won't be buying.

luize84

I bought a Bosch kettle that has temp selection on it. 70 degreees is the … I bought a Bosch kettle that has temp selection on it. 70 degreees is the lowest so intending on using this to make bottles when needed, won't need much cooling if any but still to do test run. At least I can keep using the kettle and not packing it away when baby no longer getting bottles.Watchdog confirmed prep machine looses the quality to filter properly after couple of uses, google it and decide for yourself but I won't be buying.



​I bought this after seeing the watchdog piece and TT's reply. So yup I'd also highly recommend others to research and make up their own mind.

I agree it's a bit of a luxury, but it does make life easier when you're making a bottle in the middle of the night, these have been on sale for as little as £30 on odd occasions over the last couple of years - when you consider it's possible to spend that much in one month on the formula itself, the machine isn't such an extravagance really. Also bear in mind (if you really care to worry about expense) that chances are you'll need to boil slightly more water than you need in a kettle, and heat it to a higher temperature, so the perfect prep machine may offer a very slight energy saving too.
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