Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle

Last updated date: June 14, 2019

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We looked at the top 1 Baby Bottles and dug through the reviews from 12 of the most popular review sites including Today's Parent, Baby Gear Lab, Mom Loves Best, The Bump, Baby Bargains, Verywell Family, Baby Gear Hub, Mom Blog Society, My Milky Baby, Arts & Crackers, Best Bottles For Babies, Our Start and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Baby Bottle you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 124 expert reviews, the Tommee Tippee Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle placed 5th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 5, 2019:
Checkout The Best Baby Bottle for a detailed review of all the top baby bottles.

Expert Summarized Score
12 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,794 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Bottle prep with powdered formula is a snap thanks to the wide neck and easily visible measurements on the bottle.
- Today's Parent
May 23, 2017 | Full review
We also like the nipple on this bottle. It is large and similar to the breast which makes for an easy transition from breastfeeding and back again. The nipples didn't collapse while feeding thanks to being slightly harder and firmer than most of the competition.
- Baby Gear Lab
September 22, 2017 | Full review
The easy-vent valve is a nice touch and it seems to work well. It helps keep the nipple from collapsing during feeding, which means your baby won’t have to take breaks and possibly lose interest in the bottle before she finishes it.
- Mom Loves Best
February 1, 2019 | Full review
We have used Tommee Tippee bottles since day one, and nine months later they still look and feel as if they’re straight out of the box (we’ve been asked if we replaced our bottles and the answer is a proud “nope”).
- The Bump
But the range of “special purpose” bottles is unique and the markings on the bottle are large enough for grandma or grandpa to see easily.
- Baby Bargains
The bottles are also easy to hold onto to so anyone feeding the baby can get comfortable snuggling up and your baby will easily be able to hang onto these when they are ready.
- Verywell Family
May 6, 2019 | Full review
Each bottle consists of only 3 parts (plus a cap). This makes them extra easy to clean. A special brush (sold separately) designated for these bottles greatly speeds up this process.
- Baby Gear Hub
Unlike other bottle nipples Tommee Tippee nipples are softer and provide a wider nipple that naturally flexes and stretches like the breast.
- Mom Blog Society
August 8, 2012 | Full review
The hygiene cap that fits easily upon the bottle makes traveling with baby that much easier and leaves parents less stressed about spills and contamination.
- My Milky Baby
February 12, 2019 | Full review
The nipples are a natural-feeling silicone with an easy-latch shape and super-sensitive valve.
- Arts & Crackers
Wider nipple that mimics the mother’s breast
- Best Bottles For Babies
June 21, 2017 | Full review
The great thing about the Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Bottles is that parents said they were very easy to clean. The wide mouth made it easier to get a washcloth or brush in there and clean it out without a lot of effort.
- Our Start
October 24, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Occasional leaks, travel lid pops off easily
- Today's Parent
May 23, 2017 | Full review
The first dislike is the flow rate of the nipples is faster than comparable nipples in this review.
- Baby Gear Lab
September 22, 2017 | Full review
Some users have reported the milk comes out pretty fast, despite having a slow-flow nipple.
- Mom Loves Best
February 1, 2019 | Full review
A little too wide to fit in diaper bag’s bottle compartment
- The Bump
The extra slow flow nipple comes in for criticism for not being slow at all, bathing babies in breast milk or formula.
- Baby Bargains
some people don’t like the modern shape of these bottles.
- Baby Gear Hub
The design might look awkward to some people
- Best Bottles For Babies
June 21, 2017 | Full review
Another parent commented that the shape was too chunky.
- Our Start
October 24, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Closer to Nature’s award-winning BPA-free baby bottles are inspired by what babies love most—mom. With the most breast-like nipple ever made, this bottle flexes like breast and feels like mom because babies prefer it that way. With guaranteed baby acceptance* and a super-sensitive anti-colic valve, it is the best thing for baby since you—making feeding easier for everyone. Helping you #ParentOn *92% of 1200 parents who used our nipple recalled that their baby accepted it within the first 3 attempts **In a 2012 on-line survey of more than 500 moms who used our bottles, 97% agreed

Overall Product Rankings

1. Philips Avent Natural Newborn Baby Bottle Starter Set
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 14
2. Evenflo Classic Glass Twist Bottles
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 18
3. Dr. Brown’s Original Wide-Neck Bottle
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
4. Lansinoh Momma Breastmilk Feeding Bottle
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Bottle
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 12
6. Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 18
7. Dr. Brown’s Original Bottle Newborn Feeding Set
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Playtex Baby Ventaire Anti Colic Baby Bottle
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 12
9. Medela Breast Milk Bottle Set
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 13

An Overview On Baby Bottles

Whether you plan on pumping breast milk so your spouse can feed your little one or you prefer to use formula, you’ll need a good set of baby bottles. With several different types of bottles on the market, it’s a good idea to do a little research before you choose one.


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Start by examining what material the bottle is made from. If the bottle is created from plastic, you’ll want to look to see that it is BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate-free. Other bottles, like Evenflo Classic Glass Twist Bottles, are made from glass, which is recyclable and environmentally friendly. That means you won’t have to worry about any toxic chemicals seeping into the baby’s formula.

Next, check the bottle design. The best design will reduce the amount of air your baby ingests, preventing instances of gas, colic and spit-up. The Playtex Baby Ventaire Anti Colic Baby Bottle does just that. Not only does the bottle have a patented anti-colic bottom vent, but it’s also angular to lessen the chances of your baby developing an ear infection.

You’ll also want to look at how the formula is designed to flow through the bottle. Babies can get frustrated if the flow is too slow or choke if the flow is too fast. Dr. Brown’s Original Wide-Neck Bottle has an Internal Vent System that works in sync with its silicone nipple to flow at the baby’s pace.

If this is your first baby, or you’re shopping for a baby shower gift, you’ll want to consider a bottle set that comes with a few extras. The Philips Avent Natural Newborn Baby Bottle Starter Set, for example, not only comes with six bottles in two different sizes, but also a bottle brush for cleaning the bottles, a formula dispenser for packing formula to-go and a pacifier to comfort baby.

DYWM Fun Fact

Originally, breastfeeding was the only method for feeding a baby. If a new mother wasn’t making enough milk, a wet nurse was used. During the 18th and 19th century, however, there weren’t enough wet nurses to fill the demand. As a result, artificial feeding from a bottle using milk from cows, goats and sheep was used.

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Some of the first baby bottles were made from such materials as tin, porcelain and pewter. In ancient times, cow horns and terracotta jugs were used. By the 20th century, bottles had become commonplace and were being made from glass. Today’s bottles are made from plastic and feature either a rubber or silicone nipple.

The Baby Bottle Buying Guide

  • It is important to sterilize and clean your baby bottles properly before feedings. Sterilizing the bottles with boiling water should be done before the first use and again every so often if you have well water. After the first sterilization, you can take the bottles apart and either wash them in the dishwasher or soak them in a sink full of hot soapy water. Always rinse away any soap residue before using.
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  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends discontinuing the use of baby bottles by the time your child reaches 18 months of age. By then, you’ll want to switch to a sippy cup. This is important because the longer a toddler uses a bottle, the higher their chance of tooth decay.
  • Once you’ve retired your baby’s bottles, you can repurpose them. They can be used for everything from measuring liquids to holding snacks for a car ride to storing paintbrushes in between masterpieces.
  • Certain excess baby bottles can be tossed in your recycling bin. Turn the bottles over and look at the number on the bottom. If you see a five or seven, you can recycle them. You can also donate the bottles to a children’s charity or an animal shelter.
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  • Since most bottles are sold in sets, it’s important to consider what you get with each set when comparing prices. Even though Philips Avent Natural Newborn Baby Bottle Starter Set may be priced higher, it includes a total of six bottles, a bottle brush, a formula dispenser and a pacifier.