We don’t review big name products all that often on KID independent. However, a dear friend of mine recently had a child and struggles with an ongoing illness which has made breastfeeding very difficult. The perfect prep machine from closer to nature promises convenience for formula feeding mums, and so I decided to recruit my friend Mandy to give it a whirl.
We also have a closer to nature® perfect prep to giveaway
to one lucky reader. You can enter at the end of this review.
Reader review, by local mum Mandy
We’ve always been the practical type in this house, doing things the old fashioned way. We started out trying to do that exact same thing when our little man came along. I desperately wanted to breastfeed, but due to health issues it just wasn’t happening for me. Since switching to formula we’ve been using a kettle to make up bottles, which works just fine, however it does require some time to cool. My main hope with this machine was some little relief to the nighttime feeds. My husbands hope was a shiny new gadget that he could play with… seems that we got both!
The perfect prep is really easy to setup and simple to use (there’s a little instruction book enclosed, which hubby of course did not use). After giving the machine an initial clean by running through some boiling water, we made our first bottle by filling the water tank, selecting the feed amount, dispensing a ‘hot shot’ of water to kill any bacteria in the formula, adding formula scoops (and shaking up the bottle) and then placing the bottle back under the dispenser for the remainder of the water. The whole process took us a couple of minutes.
My favourite feature without a doubt is the fact that the end product is a ready to drink bottle. Just as I like my coffee fast in the morning, my little guy likes his formula fast in the evening (or any time of day really). It comes with a 150ml bottle, but also fit all the other bottles that we had on hand.
Our Perfect Prep sits next to our espresso machine, which makes mornings convenient and delicious for all. We fill both of their water tanks at the same time so we’re always good to go at a moments notice. We’ve been using our Perfect Prep for a couple of weeks and we’re able to operate it with ease when we’re sleep deprived and on auto-pilot. It’s definitely saved some of my sanity in the wee hours of the morn.
Preparing your baby’s bottle isn’t always straightforward, so to help parents everywhere, closer to nature® have created the perfect prep™ machine. Specially designed to make preparing bottles* quicker and more accurate, this clever device makes a fresh bottle at just the right serving temperature in less than 2 minutes, so your baby’s bottle will be perfect every time. The perfect prep™ machine is designed to fit most bottle shapes and sizes. Available at Babies R Us, RRP$250. For more info, please visit: closer to nature® | facebook | twitter.
Would you like to win a closer to nature perfect prep? To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling us what appeals to you most about the perfect prep machine. Please submit your entry through the Rafflecopter widget below. You can also score extra entries into the prize draw by joining us on Facebook or tweeting about the giveaway. Winner announced on 5 June, 2014.