So one night I get home after a long day at work and my beautiful wife expresses to me her absolute immediate interest in purchasing a breast pump. And by immediate interest, I mean she demands that I leave the house immediately and not return home until I am in possession of a box that contains any kind of devise meant to alleviate the pain of nursing around-the-clock.

About four and a half months B.B. (Before Baby), we had been diligently researching some of the best baby products on the market. When it came to breast pumps, we seemed for some reason to get hung up on whether or not we really needed one (total rookie mistake for those who are planning on breastfeeding).

Fast forward to two and half months A.B. (After Baby… keep up folks), I’m at a store half alseep looking to puchase something that was designed for parts of a body that I do not possess. As those of us who are parents know, B.B. you had the time and luxury of researching things, making nice romantic dinners, sleeping, brushing your teeth, and you know, knowing what day it was. 8PM on a Tuesday two and a half months A.B. with less than three hours sleep however is a different story.  Regardless being the attentive new father that I am I did what any man in my situation would do; I drove in a frantic sleep deprived haze to the nearest store that had something to do with babies.

Now color me stupid here, but picking out a breast pump is no easy task. There were three different types of pumps to choose from; each option had a myriad of hoses, tubes, plugs and oddly shaped mini beer bong looking things. I did what any new father would do, I bought the one with the nicest box that looked like it required the least amount of effort.

Fast forward to today. If I only knew then what I know now I could have avoided spending too much 1. money on stuff I didn’t need and more importantly 2. time (it’s really a precious thing when you have a newborn).

All of this is to say that compared to what we had originally purchased, the tommee tippee closer to nature system is hands down one of the best electric breast pumps on the market. Here’s why:

  1. We had purchased an electric pump with two, uh mini beer bong funnels. We have literally never used both of them at the same time. The tommee tippee electric pump comes with one mini beer bong funnel. This reduces the amount of cleaning you will need to do by 50%.
  2. Less hoses, valves, clutter and little thingies than our first system.
  3. It’s quieter, less odd sounding mechanical parts when fastened to your wife.
  4. It’s much gentler on the breast (I’m told, I cannot verify this).
  5. This closer to nature Electric Breast Pump is so easy, even a dad can use it.

If you’re a dad who is into things which can potentially make your life easier, I would definitely check this out. You can find the tommee tippee closer to nature Electric Breast Pump by visiting: You can also pick thus up at Toy’s R Us & Babies R Us.

I would rate this product a 3 out of 4 full, uninterrupted nights sleep.