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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.

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 Celebrity Baby Shower in OK! Magazine

We’re very excited to announce that photos of our recent Celebrity Baby Shower , held in association with the charity Action For Children  , have featured in this week’s OK! Magazine, in a piece called Maybe Baby.

 

BornFree and Action for Children would like to thank the following celeb favoured brands for helping with the exclusive baby shower: Babyface, Cheeks and Cherries, Tantrum, HotMilk, Comvita, Truffle Shuffle, Fabric Flavours, Boo Boo Organics, Alice Apple, Simply Colors, Merino Kids and Cheeky Rascals.

Many thanks to the SoSpa, Sofitel St James who hosted the event and provided some indulgent treatments for the celebrity guests to enjoy.
 
For more information on BornFree visit www.babybornfree.co.uk.

For more information on Action For Children visit www.ActionforChildren.org.uk

BornFree boss Ron Vigdor interviewed by Portfolio

Exciting news!

Condé Nast Portfolio is currently featuring a profile Q&A on BornFree president, Ron Vigdor. The piece focuses on why Ron and his business partners decided to found BornFree. Ron was also able to talk about the future of BornFree, and how the company plans on expanding to adult BPA-free products.

You can read the article here: http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/heavy-doses/2010/08/02/baby-bottle-maker-bornfree-grows-on-fears-over-bpa-chemical

Free postage from the BornFree online shop for 2 weeks!

Good news!  To say thank you to our lovely customers we are offering free p&p on all UK orders over £10 which are placed on our online shop http://babybornfree.co.uk between now and August 13th.

In order to qualify all you have to do is enter this code at the checkout.

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Did you know that we have regular competitions on our Facebook BabyBornFree UK fanpage? For a chance to win your favourite BornFree products why not ‘like’ us and join in the fun!

Katy Hill is a BornFree Mum!

Dynamic TV and radio star Katy Hill, best remembered from her days presenting on Blue Peter and Live & Kicking, has recently returned to the UK after living and working in LA for the last few years.  Katy has two beautiful children and is currently writing a parenting blog for the popular online magazine i-village.

Katy is a big fan of BornFree and has just sent us this fantastic testimonial to share:

I discovered Born Free when we lived in LA, and brought my daughter Kaya up on the range since it was the most safe, healthy and mum-friendly option around.  Now I’m thrilled the range is so readily available in the UK, and I’m loving it all over again for my gorgeous son Akira

Thanks Katy, it’s good to have you back in the UK!

 


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