One of the things I was least looking forward to when Freddie arrived was his night feeds. Of course, I expected them and would happily do them for him but wasn’t looking forward to the sleep deprivation as any parent with a newborn will tell you. Thankfully, I was very lucky to be given the opportunity to try out the new Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day and Night machine and it has been fantastic, saving my sanity in the early hours.
If you’re bottle feeding, you’ll know that when baby wants a bottle of milk they can go from peacefully asleep to frantically hungry and screaming in the blink of an eye. Those few minutes whilst you’re preparing a bottle is probably one of the most stressful, especially if you’re trying not to wake the rest of the house up too!
The Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day and Night machine is a real timesaver. It can prepare a bottle of milk in just two minutes and at the perfect temperature for baby to drink immediately. I was so in awe of how quick and easy the machine is to use.
Features of the Perfect Prep Day and Night
The Perfect Prep Day and Night controls the quality of the water with the help of its unique filter which removes bacteria and other impurities in the water.
The hot shot of water, delivered at over 70°C, helps to dissolve and mix the powder as well as killing any bacteria which may be in the formula giving parents peace of mind. The feed is then completed to the volume specifications required by the user at body temperature.
The Perfect Prep Day and Night has a glow nightlight which allows you to see the water tank (hopper) and the immediate area around the machine. Perfect for middle of the night when its completely black and you don’t want to put the ‘big’ light on.
The digital screen on the machine is a fantastic feature. This allows you to scroll through the settings from the amount of liquid you want to prepare in either ml or fl oz, volume of the buttons when pressed, an option to clean the unit, descale the unit and empty the unit. This is a great feature if you don’t use the machine regularly so you can empty and change the water.
The machine includes a removable height adjustable tray so you can place the tray at the correct height for the size of the bottle you’re using.
We are using Tommee Tippee bottles for Freddie’s feeds but its good to know the machine is compatible with most other bottles.
What we love
I love that the Perfect Prep Day and Night machine allows me to feed Freddie in the dead of night quickly and easily. We’ve placed the machine in our bedroom so we don’t have to walk up and down our creaky stairs and disturb the rest of the house.
The machine gives me a step by step process to follow to make up a feed; perfect for those nights when you haven’t had much sleep and have forgotten what to do! It even tells you when the feed is ready to serve.
I also love that I can increase the volume of Freddie’s bottles to suit his needs. The minimum volume you can prepare is 4oz and the maximum is 11oz.
Whilst you should regularly clean your machine (every 4 weeks is recommended), it will tell you when its time to replace the filter*.
What we’re not so keen on
The Perfect Prep Day and Night doesn’t silently prepare the bottle. It makes a similar amount of noise to that of a coffee machine (in my experience) but thankfully doesn’t wake up my husband in the middle of the night.
The filters are pricey to replace (around £11 at Boots / buy two for £17.99 at Amazon) but then the filter is essential for preparing your baby a quality drink without any harmful nasties found in the water so it’s something I’m going to shell out for.
Would we recommend?
Absolutely! We are so pleased we have been able to try out the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day and Night machine. It is such a time saver when Freddie decides he’s hungry and I can prepare his feed in under two minutes. Had we not have been sent one to review, we would have bought one. We are big Tommee Tippee fans and have used both their bottles, sterilisers and bottle warmers for both our boys and had no issues at all. We would definitely recommend the machine to new Mums and Dads who are bottle feeding their little ones.
The Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Day and Night is priced at £129.99 and is available in four colours; white, grey, red and black.