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Choosing the right teat for your baby
The Closer to Nature teat can be bought in slow, medium, fast, and vari-flow options. You should select the flow rate most suited to your baby's needs at every stage. All teats are supplied with an age range; this acts as a guide only, as every baby is different and will develop at different rates. The flow rate can be located on the actual teat in the form of a number – 1 is slow, 2 is medium, and 3 is fast.
There are separate teats for the Vented and Advanced Comfort bottle ranges. These teats do not feature the Easi-Vent valve, as they have a tube and valve system to provide optimum venting during feeding. The teats are clearly labelled with an 'anti-colic' mark on the teat, and the packaging has a green background to help distinguish the range.
Signs that your baby is ready to progress onto the next teat include trying to suck harder to get more milk, or becoming frustrated and tired during feeds. It is recommend to change your teats every four to six weeks, or at the first sign of any wear and tear.
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 the air fast enough and collapses. The other is that the Closer to Nature Easi-Vent teats are made from very soft silicone, which can remould when not in use, for example when on the shelf in store.
You will have noticed a small tent-like vent on the inside of the teat – this should have a small slit along it which allows the airflow through the bottle, and if this remoulds it will cause the teat to collapse during a feed.
All you need to do to rectify this problem is to rub the valve between your fingers and thumb until the slit re-opens. You will only need to do this once and the teat should then function as normal.
Specially designed teat
With a specially designed teat developed with breastfeeding experts and mothers to mimic the breast's natural flex, stretch, and movement, these bottles make feeding time easier for mum and baby. The soft silicone teat feels like skin, and gently elongates and flexes during feeding to mimic natural breastfeeding action.
Super sensitive Easi-Vent valve
The slow flow teat with super sensitive valve eliminates excessive air flow, so little ones ingest more milk and less air.
Soft silicone teat
The soft silicone teat feels like skin, and gently elongates and flexes during feeding to mimic natural breastfeeding action.
The breast-like larger shaped teat of the bottle allows baby to latch on easily, and supports the transition between bottle and breast.
Three-way compact shape
The compact shape of Closer to Nature bottles allows baby to feed in a natural position and to be closer to mum or dad. The easy hold bottle can be held in three ways – cradled comfortably in the hand, gripped in the same way as a traditional wide neck bottle, or held from the base – making feeding comfortable for everyone.
Easy to clean and use
Closer to Nature bottles and teats are easy to clean and fill. They are microwave- and dishwasher-safe, light, and easy to hold. The bottle is marked in millimetres and ounces, and has a hygiene seal cap to keep germs out and drips in.
All Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature bottles are BPA-free for total reassurance.
The Closer to Nature feeding bottle range is available in 150 ml/5 fl oz and 260 ml/9 fl oz options, along with a decorated option. All bottles are available in a variety of pack sizes and teats come in different flow rates. The entire Closer to Nature range is an interchangeable system – the bottles fit directly with the breast pumps into the sterilisers and bottle warmers, offering parents everything they need to feed a newborn.
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