Subscription orders can be cancelled at anytime. Free delivery on all subsequent subscription orders. Find out more about subscriptions.
They’re easy and fuss free
Your products are automatically sent to you
You save up to 10% when you sign up for a subscription
You can cancel at any time
Thank you for choosing our Natural Start Glass bottles! Here is everything you need to know to get the best experience with your bottle, for you and baby
Before first use, disassemble and place all components in boiling water for 5 minutes to ensure hygiene. Follow the below steps to ensure your bottle is safe and ready to use:
This method allows you to easily sterilize bottles using a microwave. Before self-sterilizing, always wash all components thoroughly and rinse in clear water or use a dishwasher (top shelf only).
Microwave recommended times for all bottle sizes. Based on microwaves from 700 to 1000 Watts.
We’ve prepared some common questions and troubleshooting advice to help you with your new Natural Start Bottle.
The valve will work wherever it’s positioned but the best place for the valve is at the top, near your baby's nose.
The simple answer is no, due to the different valves. Most of our products have interchangeable parts to make life as simple as possible. But the Natural Start Nipples have a built-in air valve, and don’t work properly on our Advanced Anti-Colic bottles.
Nipples take quite a lot of hammering from little gums and teeth, so they need to be changed regularly. We recommend replacing teats every 2-months or at the first sign of any damage or weakness.
All of our bottles except the 340ml version currently come with slow flow nipples as standard, as they’re best for newborns and most parents generally stock up on bottles before baby arrives. Our 340ml bottle comes with a medium flow nipple.
As your baby grows and can feed more quickly, you can buy faster flowing replacement nipples.
We have medium flow nipples, which most babies are ready for at around 3 months, and a fast flow nipple which is best from around 6 months. The ages are only guides though - you know your baby better than anyone and will be able to tell when they’re ready for a faster flow.
All Tommee Tippee bottles are BPA-free. They’re made of a plastic called polypropylene that’s lightweight, easy to clean, and completely safe. BPA - that’s (CH₃)₂C(C₆H₄OH)₂ for you science geeks - is a chemical that’s been used in some plastics since the 1960s and it’s believed to mess around with your hormones. It’s generally not good, so we don’t use it.
Yes, our bottles love to look after your breast milk. We even have special lids that you can pop on to store your milk in the fridge or freezer. If you’re expressing and storing breast milk, our Express and Go™ range may be handy too - it features a clever pouch that you use to express, store, warm and feed (it’s our all in one show). This means there’s no need to transfer milk at any stage, so you’ll never lose a precious drop.
Yes. Our Natural Start Glass Bottles can happily be recycled.
The anti-colic valve in the nipple prevents excessive air from getting into the baby’s milk, helping to reduce the symptoms of colic. The valve is designed to allow air to enter and seal with every gulp, making it anti-colic and leak-proof.
The small holes allow the steam to flow and reach the external surface of the nipple and the internal surface of the hood.
PLEASE NOTE: It’s important that the silicone teat is not tighten on to base when self-sterilizing in microwave to allow the steam to flow in.
The 50ml of water in the bottle will turn into steam when microwaved*. The steam reaches the temperature necessary to sterilize, killing virus and 99.9% of bacteria. The steam travels around the bottle and through the holes in the screw ring to reach the external surface of the nipple and the internal surface of the hood.
*Based on microwaves from 700 to 1000 Watts.
PLEASE NOTE: It’s important that the silicone teat is not tightened on to base when self-sterilizing in microwave to allow the steam to flow. For glass bottles allow 30 minutes to cool down with the microwave door open.
Our Closer to Nature bottles have been replaced by our new Natural Start Bottles. They’re the same in nearly every way; the only change is that we’ve made it possible to self-sterilize them in the microwave now and they’ve got new packaging and a new name.