While researching bottles one name would always come up Tomme Tippee. I heard a lot of good things about the brand and so many parents raved about it. When I was researching affordable alternatives for glass baby bottles I saw quite a few people in the comments asking “Will Tommee Tippee nipples fit Mason Jars?” and the answer was always no. This really got me thinking if maybe there was a way to make them work. I have always been one to experiment and try to find solutions to problems if I can. So I sat down and started thinking…
As I had mentioned in a previous post, when Stella was first born she really did not like the Tommee Tippee bottles, but as she has gotten older I have noticed she has not been as content with the nipples we have been using. So I thought I would give them a try again. I had donated most of her old stuff but I realized I still had her Nuk Simply Natural nipples. These did not fit the mason jar but just barely. How could I get these to work and if those worked, could I also get Tommee Tippee to for as well?
I was scrolling through Amazon (I do this way too often) I came across silicone gaskets for mason jars and it was a eureka moment! Could I use these to make the nipples fit in the metal ring without leaking or falling out? I looked at the dimensions of the nipples, did a little guessing and the ones I thought would fit were: Outside diameter: 70mm/2.8 inches, Inside diameter: 45mm/1.8 inches. You can find them here. Now there were several different sizes of gaskets you can purchase, you just have to take a look at the dimensions in the description.
Above are a few pictures with and without the silicone ring, as well as, a size comparison. Top Left: Mason Bottle Top Right: Chicco NaturalFit Bottom Left: Nuk Bottle Right: Tommee Tippee.
The gaskets fit over the top of the nipple where you can slide them down around the bottom edge of the nipple where it dips in. They should fit on the nipple snuggly and just grab the tip and pull it through the metal mason jar ring. Keep a firm grip while screwing on the ring to the bottle to make sure it doesn’t shift when screwing it down. It’s a pretty simple hack but it’s not without all flaws. If the Tommee Tippee is pressed in very hard around the edges it will dislodge the nipple from the ring, but I have never had that issue organically only when testing. I have also not had any issues with leaking as long as the bottle ring was on correctly and tight enough. Let me know if you try this hack out and if it works for you or if you have any suggestions!