Archive for March, 2010

BornFree gets a mention in Now Magazine!

This week’s issue of Now Magazine has a fab interview with the lovely Denise Van Outen. In it she models her new DVO Maternity range with very.co.uk and talks about her pregnancy and future plans.

We were excited to see that BornFree gets a special mention too

Glad you like our products Denise, and we hope ‘Shakira’ will like them too.

BPA is front page news at last!

We are delighted to see that the BPA issue has finally made front page news in the British press today!

The Independent has featured an article by Consumer Affairs Correspondent, Martin Hickman, which names and shames some of the biggest UK retailers and baby bottle producers who continue to supply products containing the harmful toxin BPA.

The article includes this statement made by a BornFree spokesperson:

We believe that BPA has been one of the most studied chemicals for decades for a reason. Recent scientific research suggests that small amounts of BPA may leach into foods or beverages stored in polycarbonate containers, especially when the contents are acidic, high in fat, or heated. Research also suggests that BPA may act as an endocrine disruptor, a substance which mimics natural human hormones, and that babies and growing children are particularly at risk from exposure because they are still undergoing many hormone-mediated developmental processes.

We believe that the use of BPA in baby-feeding products should be banned in its entirety. It is for this reason that our entire product portfolio has always been and always will be free from harmful chemicals such as BPA.

It really is time that this issue was brought to the UK public; the article tells us how we are lagging behind when it comes to taking government action

Canada and three US states, Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin, have banned BPA in baby bottles and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it is concerned about its impact on babies and young children, and supports its removal from infant-feeding products.

We are looking forward to seeing more coverage of Bisephenol-A in tomorrow’s Independent.

You can read the full article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/investigation-scandal-of-danger-chemical-in-baby-bottles-1931628.html

Update: Thursday 1st April

The Independent has followed up with more on BPA today. This time the main feature is about how a worrying amount of our favourite family food is contained in tin cans lined with BPA.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/revealed-the-nasty-secret-in-your-kitchen-cupboard-1932742.html

We are also relieved to see that included in the piece is a link to this article http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/boots-vows-to-phase-out-baby-bottles-containing-chemical-1932741.html

Good news!

Easter Competition

A new BornFree competition for Easter has just been launched on our Facebook Fanpage. 

The BornFree Easter Contest! To enter just post your all-time favorite photo of your child, the photo that makes you melt when you look at it. Upload and post it on our BabyBornFree UK  fanpage wall.

The prize is a BornFree BPA-Free Microwave Steriliser.

Share this post by clicking “share”,  under the competition post, and let me know you’ve done so in the photo’s caption. If the winner was also someone who shared we’ll throw in a bonus prize- a BornFree Twister Brush Set

If you want to join in but do not use Facebook, you could always post here on the blog-just leave a comment telling me what it is about your little one that makes you all gooey inside.
Last day for entry is Saturday 3rd April. Good luck!

The BornFree testers have been announced at GreenKiddie

We are very happy to hear that 5 mums have been chosen from everyone who applied to be testers for BornFree with GreenKiddie. Congratulations ladies, we can’t wait to hear what you and your babies think of our bottles!

http://blog.greenkiddie.co.uk/bornfree-winners/

BornFree President Ron Vigdor on FoxBusiness.com

Great news! BornFree’s president, Ron Vigdor, was recently featured on FoxBusiness.com  in a live segment, lasting about 5 minutes.   

The segment discussed BornFree’s start up story and how BornFree single handedly created the BPA-free baby feeding category. There is also some key information from Ron about what BPA is and the related health concerns.  

The video is really informative and Ron is a very personable and interesting speaker so if you’d like to take a look, follow this link
http://video.foxbusiness.com/#/v/4058677/danger-in-bpa/?playlist_id=87185

Be a BornFree tester with GreenKiddie!

We love receiving feedback from our customers and we’re always looking for new ways to hear what you have to say. So we have teamed up with GreenKiddie who are providing an opportunity for parents to become testers of  BornFree BPA-Free baby bottles.

GreenKiddie is a wonderful website which provides tips for parents who would like to care for their children in a green and natural way and we are very pleased to be working in conjunction with them.

If you would like to become part of the testing panel please follow this link for information on how to join in

http://blog.greenkiddie.co.uk/bornfree-testing/

Weekend Competition Time!

It’s the weekend and it’s time for another contest. For your chance to win a BPA-Free drinking cup twin pack answer this question, either as a comment here or on our Facebook  BabyBornFree UK fan page

How has parenthood changed you as a person?

As always you can increase your chances of winning by posting a link to our BabyBornFree UK fanpage on your Facebook status and adding another comment to tell me you’ve done so.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 24th March.

Good luck!


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