BPA is a chemical known to leach into food and beverages from plastics, aluminum, and other packaging. Most doctors and researchers agree it is best to keep BPA away from young children as it may disrupt their hormone balance, leading to future health problems. Phthalates are chemicals which may cause brain defects and other health issues. All Tommee Tippee nipples are free of both BPA and phthalates.
Tommee Tippee bottle nipples are made from hard yet flexible silicone. Silicone is a sturdy material that resists breakage and does not retain odors. These nipples hold up to multiple washings and heavy use quite well. Silicone is recommended over latex because children may develop an allergy to latex, which also breaks more easily.
Each Tommee Tippee nipple is designed with a flow appropriate to a specific age group. Younger babies require a slower flow while older babies can handle more fluid at once. The bottles are also ventilated to reduce nipple collapse and minimize air ingestion.
An infant can use a Tommee Tippee Feeding Nipple from birth up to beyond 6 months. Using the incorrect age and flow option can lead to discomfort, indigestion, and trouble feeding. It is important to keep track of which nipple the infant is using and to dispose of older, unusable nipples to avoid these issues.