Archive for February, 2010

It’s the weekend! Time for another competition.

It’s time for the Weekend Facebook Competition.

We all know that parenthood can be full of surprises.

Tell us your most embarassing parenting moment for a chance to win a twin pack of BornFree BPA-Free Baby Bottles.

Leave your answer as a comment under the competition post on our Facebook Fan page BabyBornFree UK for a chance to win a BornFree Drinking Cup twin pack.

To increase your chances of winning (via random.org) add a link to the fan page to your Facebook status and then leave an additional comment  telling me you’ve done so.

The winner will be announced on Monday 1st March. Good Luck!

Fantastic Feedback from the Mother & Baby Testers

You may remember that we were very proud last November to receive a Silver Award in the Best Product For Bottle Feeding category.

We have now received some of the Tester’s Feedback for the products that BornFree entered and it’s so fabulous that we want to share.

Category Entered – Best Product for Bottle Feeding

Name of Product – Bornfree BPA Free Plastic Bottle

 My son really liked these bottles, he’s usually a very messy drinker and ends up with a ‘milk beard’ but with these he didn’t dribble any milk out.  I found them really easy to make my sons formula up in, also to clean and sterilise.

I am overwhelmed how much I like it, even my partner said he looks forward to using it. My daughter can sometimes be a slow feeder and the comfort and the light weight of the bottle make it more enjoyable. My daughter has been less windy and does attach to the teats better than most bottle. Will definitley buy these when I have another child… I think its a pity they are not better known

I am really impressed with these bottles, the value for money is brill. we realised after using these bottles for a few days that Isabelle wasnt sick as much as she normally is when using her normal bottles, which for any parent is brilliant, as it reduces washing!

Of the bottles I have used so far this is the one I would recommend to new mums or mums starting bottle feeding. 

Great for windy babies.

 We didn’t win anything in the next category but the feedback is so good that we’re posting it anyway.

Category Entered – Best Product for Weaning

Name of Product – BPA Free 220ml Trainer Cup

An excellent cup that made the transition from breast feeding to a cup very easy, lovely bright colours, my daughter loves it.

We LOVED this product… It’s a great size, and as it’s more ‘bottle’ shaped, provided a perfect transistion from bottle to ‘cup’. Eleanor is able to feed herself so easily with it without struggling to get anything out, or vice versa without absolutely soaking  herself!! Great product – would certainly recommend this one!

I am impressed with the low vacuum valve in the cup, I feel this is allowing Olivia more control whilst drinking. Coordinating holding a bottle, tipping it up, drinking and controlling how much is actually drunk is not easy for a baby so I have found that this has been a huge help allowing Olivia to control how much she drinks herself. Even when she has controlled it herself I have not noticed any leakages from the cup  All in all I was very impressed with this cup, we used it whilst travelling and felt very comfortable letting Olivia hold this by herself.

In general, a very good product… we have hardly any spills from dribbling! The bottle brush is fantastic, it is a unique design I’ve not seen before and works very well!

Thanks so much to all those lovely testers out there for your amazing feedback, we love hearing what you think of BornFree BPA-Free baby products.

You can find our products at our online shop http://babybornfree.co.uk

and online and instore at Mothercare and Boots

Another BornFree Facebook competition!

It’s Facebook competition time again!

Pink for girls and blue for boys…so they say.
Which colours would you like to see BornFree BPA-Free products come in?
Leave your answer as a comment under the fan page competition post for a chance to win a BornFree Drinking Cup twin pack.
To increase your chances of winning (via random.org) add a link to the page on your Facebook status and then leave an additional comment telling me you’ve done so.

The winner will be announced on Friday 26th Feb. Good Luck!

USA Today:12 states to ban BPA!

Finally, some US State governments are realising what so many parents already know: BPA and babies don’t mix.

Twelve States are moving to ban the chemical BPA from food and drink containers, primarily those meant for infants and toddlers. USA Today published an article on the topic featuring a photo of Matthew McConaughey and his son with his BornFree cup.

Read the article here: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2010/02/bans-sought-for-chemical-bpa-in-baby-toddler-products/1

Let’s hope the UK government takes note!

Another great review for BornFree!

Bornfree has had another super review. This time from A Little Bit Of Everything Product Review Blog a site where, as the title suggests, the aim is to review all sorts of family friendly items from baby bottles to slipper socks to toothpaste.

The reviewer talks about her surprise, fear and guilt at her previous ignorance of BPA and it’s dangers. I have enormous empathy with these feelings as I was completely unaware of BPA until I had my third child and I feel very guilty that I have unwittingly exposed my daughters to dangerous toxins like BPA and phtalates.

 However, BPA awareness is increasing day by day and it is comforting to know that we as parents, bloggers and reviewers can make a difference by being part of the BPA-Free revolution for future generations.

Here’s a quote from the review

BornFree bottles, training cups, teats and other products are all safe from chemical breakdown leakage. They do not contain typical plastic bottle chemicals in the first place – therefore there is nothing to leak.

You can read the full review here http://little-bit-of-everything-reviews.blogspot.com/2010/02/bornfree.html

Read all about it…..

BornFree has received a great review from the Madhouse Family Review blog. The products reviewed were the BPA-Free Plastic Baby Bottle and the BPA-Free Drinking Cup and they were tested by a six month old baby and his big sister of 5. Cheryl the reviewer, and the children’s mum, gave  us a 5/5 star rating!

Here’s a little preview of what she had to say:

What I absolutely love is that they are totally leakproof, even if you shake them like a loony… That’s reassuring if you need to take them out with you and are worried about spillages in the car or changing bag.

… all the different parts of the whole drinking range are interchangeable. That’s fantastic news for getting baby progressively used to drinking in different ways, and also means that you can instantly replace damaged teats or spouts if necessary… This system also means you can replace individual elements rather than buying a whole new cup or bottle, so that works out cheaper as well as being kinder on the environment.

What a fantastic review, thanks so much to the Madhouse Family!
 
To read the whole review go here http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com
To look at the products go here http://babybornfree.co.uk

Notes from Motherhood: Breast or Bottle? Is it really anyone else’s business?

Back in December I wrote a Notes from Motherhood post on my experience of breast feeding, Breast is best, except when it’s not after being inspired by another post called Bottlefeeding from the blog pokeintheeyewithastick.blogspot.com

The latter highlights the difficulties and controversies faced by a mum when she makes the decision to bottle feed, and what was also very interesting to me was the long list of enormously supportive comments that were added to the post.

I’m blogging about this again because it is such an emotive issue and I wanted to share some things that I have learned recently.

Firstly, during the course of my networking on Twitter I have become aware of a group of women who are pro-breastfeeding to the absolute extreme. My feeling is that of course, given the right circumstances, breastfeeding is the best choice for your baby, but the reality is that sometimes it just doesn’t work out.

Secondly, I have discovered, to my delight, that there are a lot of mums out there, many of them breastfeeding mums like me, who feel very strongly, that all mothers deserve support and advice no matter what their chosen feeding method is.

Finally, two more of the mummy bloggers that I follow have recently picked up on the Breast vs Bottle debate and have independently collated some of the related posts that are currently in the blogosphere.

Many thanks to perfectlyhappymum.com and to LivingWithKids  I know there are many more like minded mums out there but these two posts in particular are the reason for me picking up on this subject again. They each illustrate perfectly how much we have to learn from each other and how ultimately, every mum deserves to make her own choice based on her own experience.

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.

Paulo Coelho

Please feel free to add your own comments, I have a feeling this debate will go on and on and on….


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