Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machine: should I buy it?Parents' verdicts on popular baby feeding gadgets

05 November 2013

Tommee Tippee perfect prep machine

If you are wondering whether the latest baby feeding gadgets are worth buying, look no further than the Which? baby feeding first look reviews. We ask real parents to try out the latest gadgets and find out which ones work.

From swiveling spoons, to catch-all bibs and portable feeding teats - our willing parents have been trying out baby feeding gadgets on your behalf, to find out which ones are worth splashing out on and which ones are gimmicks you easily can live without. 

Which? members can head straight to our baby feeding first look reviews to get the lowdown on all the latest baby feeding gadgets. If you're not yet a Which? member, you can get access to all our reviews - including our child car seat crash test results - by signing up for a £1 trial. 

Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machine

Our latest first look review features the brand new Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machine. This gadget promises to make a fresh bottle of baby formula, at just the right serving temperature, in less than two minutes. 

It's not a cheap bit of kit though. It costs £80 for the machine, which comes with one bottle, plus a teat and storage lid, and a water filter. 

Our mum of two tried this machine out to discover if it was her dream machine to help feed a crying baby quickly or an expensive gimmick she'd only use once. 

Find out exactly what she thought of it in our Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep first look review. The government advises that all babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months and then breastfed alongside weaning. However, the reality is that the majority of mums do end up using some formula - see our guide breastfeeding vs formula milk to find out more. 

Fill n Squeeze

Fill n Squeeze pouches could save you money

Fill n Squeeze baby food pouches

The cost of popular brands of baby food pouches can stack up if you use them regularly, but they're a quick and convenient way of feeding babies on the go, so the new Fill n Squeeze pouches are appealing.

The Fill n Squeeze baby food system lets you combine homemade food with the convenience of pouches while out and about. The starter pack costs just under £20, and contains five 150ml reusable pouches and everything you need to fill them with delicious food.

So do they save time and money, or are they more hassle than they're worth? Read our Fill n Squeeze pouches review to find out. 

Which? baby and child reviews

Which? may be more associated with testing washing machines and toasters, but we've been testing baby products for nearly 50 years and our baby and child hub helps parents choose the best baby products for their child. 

From finding the safest child car seat and making sure it is fitted properly, to uncovering the best nappy brands and pushchairs that really will make your life easier, our experts can help you make confident decisions every time. 

Which? also campaigns to protect consumer rights. As part of this we test, rate and investigate baby products and services to help keep babies safe and make life easier for parents. Whenever we uncover safety issues with baby products, we pushes for positive change to improve the market for everyone. 

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