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Back to School Competition

It’s Back To School time again! Do you have a little one starting school? Whether it’s preschool, reception, or year 11- it can be hard on the whole family to adjust to the new schedule!

Share your back-to-school photos and tips with the BornFree Mum and Dad community. Either leave a comment with your back-to-school tip below or post a photo of your child’s first day of school! You can either post the photo on our Facebook Fan page or email it to anne@newbornfree.com.

Three people who enter will win a BornFree BPA-Free Formula Dispenser  (which also doubles as a very handy snack container).

Competition closes at 11pm Tues 7th Sept and the winners will be announced on Weds 8th Sept.

Mums love BornFree!

You may remember that back in June we held a ‘Brag about Dad’ competition to celebrate Father’s day and we chose 3 families who each received £100 in BornFree products. Our winners were given the pick of our online shop and we were delighted that one of our winners, Nicola, has sent us a fantastic review of the products that she chose.

Overall

I cannot believe the outstanding quality of the BornFree collection.  I’d heard about BPA free products, and I was slightly aware of the dangers in plastics, however BornFree have now educated me fully on the danger of BPA plastics, and I can honestly say that I no longer purchase ANY products that are not BPA free!  My first opinion of the products was how shockingly different the silicone was compared to normal dummies/bottles.  It felt SO much more like ‘skin’ than normal plastic, so much so, my baby never took to dummies too well until I used BornFree soothers.

Bottles

With my first son, I used Tommee Tippee bottles, I went for these as they sold me on the ‘closest to nature’ however this was only based on the shape of them.  With my second son, I chose Avent, I have to say these were the most annoying bottles possible, they leaked constantly, and they were ‘free flow’ which meant that the baby chooses the speed of the teat.  All that happened is that Dylan gagged on the milk as it came out too fast for him.  I switched to BornFree, and at first I didn’t understand the insert part in the bottle, my husband moaned that it was too fiddly, but as soon as we started using the bottles, we realised how fundamental this part is to the brilliance of the bottle.  Dylan drinks brilliantly from these bottles, they are the perfect speed and DON’T leak – hooray finally a bottle that doesn’t leak!  The final thing to observe about these bottles are the teats, the texture of the silicone is so smooth in comparison to other bottles, I love these bottles and so does my 8 month old.  I recommend these to all my friends and will never go back to any other kind of bottle again!

Dummies

I’ve been trying to wean my baby onto soothers for ages now, he has always comforted on the breast, so anything ‘plastic’ in his mouth never sat well, until he started using BornFree dummies.  I love the feel of them, you can immediately tell the difference in them and I love the shape and look of the soothers.  My only two requests, a) I want to be able to buy these in stores such as Boots or Sainsbury’s so they are more easily purchased and b) I’d like the option to have a different shape, i.e. the fully rounded dummies.

Twist N’Pop Cup

My 3 year old LOVES these bottles, he calls them his space ship cups, I’ve not found a twist cup that doesn’t leak until now.  Brilliant shape, perfect size to satisfy his thirst on an all day trip and finally the thing I like most about them, is that you can remove the see through cap and clean them really well!  I’d love to see these in smaller sizes (I think for little trips out its easier to carry a smaller cup, and for liquid content now that we are potty training!) and I’d like to see these in more shops to purchase.

 

Trainer cups

I gave up on trainer cups with my first child when I bought a tommee tippee cup that had a funny ‘stick’ in it that you had to squeeze???  Then I moved right onto the free flow little cups, which are fine for him now, but always use to flow too quick for him.  My baby loves his trainer cups, they flow at the correct speed, and he really loves chewing on the spout part, the handles are easy to hold and thanks to the insert section they don’t leak!

 

Teether

Great, the silicone is very smooth and it’s nice to know that he is ‘chewing’ safely!  I love the shape of the teething ring, and the middle part is great for attaching a string to,  preventing him losing it when we are out and about.

 

Our thanks go to Nicola Jenkins of babypeace.co.uk who has very kindly taken the time to give us this amazing feedback.

Another celebrity BornFree Mum

Sandra Bullock is a BornFree mum! She appeared in the August 16th issue of the US Star magazine carrying a 9 oz BornFree bottle for her son Louis.

Mums love BornFree!

We love hearing what BornFree parents think of our products and are always delighted to publish your comments for everyone to see.

Recently we received this fantastic testimonial from mum of two, Laura Campbell:

As a parent you have numerous choices on products to use and I am sure you want the best. As a Maternity consultant I am passionate that I will only recommend products I would be happy to use on my own children. The team at BornFree have taken the time to create a toxin free bottle which does the job without causing unecessary side-affects. Especially good for toddlers switching from teats to training cups.

Laura Campbell is the MD and founder of  www.babyladies.com where she advises on pre and postnatal care, buying for babies and assists planning childcare and returning to work.

BornFree UK congratulates BornFree North America

This week our sister company BornFree North America have reached an amazing milestone, they now have over 3000 fans on their Facebook fanpage.

They have a brilliant social networking team and a fantastic rapport with their wonderful fans and we want to celebrate their success with a competition which will give something back to our own amazing followers-you!

We have 4 Twist’N Pop Cups to give away.

All you have to do for a chance to win one of them is to leave a comment on our own BabyBornFree UK Facebook Fanpage telling us what your kids would love to drink out of them! Leave a bonus “I shared” comment if you shared this with your friends for an extra chance of winning!

The contest ends at 11pm on Saturday 14th August and the winner will be announced on Sunday 15th August.

Good luck!

UPDATE: 15/08/10

Congratulations to our 4 Twist N’Pop winners:

Noelle Sousa, Ben Wright, Leanne McLoughlin, and Rebecca Furness

Our thanks to everyone else who took part!

And our survey says…

Today we asked our Facebook and Twitter followers what prizes they would like to see in the next contest. We had some great responses and would love to offer all of them, but sadly a ‘full night’s sleep’ and a ‘longer weekend’ are a little bit out of our league!

However we did take note and have put together a cool little package to giveaway as the prize for our weekend contest, which includes the most popular requests. So, now all you have to do is enter the contest by answering the following question:

What’s the best piece of advice you can give to a parent-to-be?

How to enter

In order to work within the Facebook fanpage guidelines we are now running all our contests here on the BabyBornFree Blog. Please leave your answer as a comment under this post. If you’d like any help with how to leave a comment then please email us here anne@newbornfree.com

The contest will close on Sunday 8th August at 11pm and the winner will be announced on this blog post in the evening of Monday 9th August.

The Prize

A Silicone Teether, a Formula Dispenser, a Trainer Cup and an extra pack of spouts

  

  

UPDATE 09/08/10

Our winner is Beth Goodlife, congratulations! And a big thank you to everyone who left a comment ♥


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