Posts Tagged 'colic'

GreenKiddie recommends BornFree to help beat colic

Anyone who has had a colicky baby will know distressing it is, not just for the baby but for all the family. We’re pleased to share with you that our favourite green parenting website, GreenKiddie has posted a really helpful article called Natural Guide to Colic-Free Babies .

The post identifies the symptoms, offers tips for relieving the colic naturally and gives advice on how to cope with the stress of living with a crying baby.

We are very happy to have been given this fantastic mention:

My recommendation is BornFree bottles – they really were the only choice for my baby, now 2y.o. You know why? Because BornFree bottles are:

1. BPA-free, so no nasty chemicals
2. Anti-leakage – when I value every drop of my breastmilk it’s a very important reason!
3. They are anti-colic due to their Inner Valve and Air Vent system, which helps eliminate colic by reducing vacuum build up.

Thanks GreenKiddie!

You can read the full article here:


BornFree Bottles are Practical Parenting’s ‘Best Buy’

The March issue of Practical Parenting features a guide to BPA-Free bottles that have been tested and reviewed by mums.

The BornFree BPA-Free vented plastic Bottle was tested by Hannah, mum to Sam, 9 months, and this is some of what she had to say:

This is an anti-colic bottle, with a venting system designed to help reduce colic and ear infections. While Sam doesn’t have colic, he wasn’t as windy after his feed.

We are also very pleased to tell you that, out of the six bottles tested, our bottles were judged to be the Practical Parenting Best Buy.

Interview with Ron Vigdor

Tot Snob is a US website devoted to all thing fabulous for tots. I’m blogging about them now because they have just published a great interview with Ron Vigdor, the President of BornFree, which answers some of the key questions about how BornFree came about.

Why did you start Born Free?

I saw a documentary in 2006 regarding the harm caused by BPA in plastics and it inspired me to develop products that would do good and be good.

This is not related to BPA but it’s the questions we all want to ask. Can you make a truly leak proof sippy cup?

Born Free has a free flowing venting system that is leak proof. It is designed to flow freely when it is turned on its side, as a part of our philosophy. Once the nuzzling starts, the baby should get liquid without having to suck too much, which can cause colic and inner ear infections. Other sippy cups that claim to be “leak free” have a stopper that requires the baby to suck too much, which can cause colic. And when the stopper is finally released, too much liquid goes to the back of the throat too quickly, which can cause inner ear infections. Our venting system has a ring that prevents leaking from the sides (through the threads) and another ring that has grooves to allow air to go in which prevents colic

To read the whole article go here

Mums love Bornfree! Check out this amazing review!

I’ve just received this fantastic review from a lovely mum called Simone Riches. Simone has a gorgeous daughter, Olivia, and has been sharing with me some of the wonderful milestones of her little one’s first year-celebrating her first birthday, learning to toddle etc.

We love hearing from BornFree mums and dads about their babies and toddlers and we especially love posting fantastic comments like these on our blog for all to see.

Olivia and I love BornFree bottles for completely different reasons…

Liv, my 1 year old beautiful daughter loves her drinking cup because she can easily carry it around with her when she is toddling everywhere (and I mean everywhere, the bottle has travelled all over the country with us!). The comfy handles can be taken off too so the cup is multi use and interchangeable! The teat is “chewable” and considering Liv has her 5th tooth popping through we are finding this acts as a very good teether.  I have even found little dents around the teat!! Liv is comfortable using this cup and does not have to struggle to tip it vertically like some bottles.

The bottle has a low vacuum value which helps children who suffer with colic, we have never found this to be a problem however it’s lovely to know that so much thought has gone into producing these bottles!

We first tried Liv with the smaller drinking cup and as she adapted so well that it was always going to be a natural to move on to the larger cup (which holds even more juice to throw around!) Spare teats are available for the bottles meaning they can be constantly used without the worry of having to change the cup our little ones have got used to using.

Now why do I like it so much considering I am not actually drinking from it… I am fully reassured by the fact ALL bottles made by BornFree are BPA Free, not just one or two bottles in the range but the whole range! Mums are now more aware of BPA and how important it is to use products that are fully BPA free so what better products to use and support than BornFree!

In all honesty I will always love whatever Olivia loves using however her health means more to me than anything, so when BornFree offer products that are BPA Free and my little one enjoys using then what is not to love!!  We will continue to use BornFree bottles and nothing else and recommend them to all the mums we know and hope that one day there may be a pink or a purple cup too… hint hint!!

Happy sipping!!

Thank you Simone and Olivia.

ps I will pass on your suggestions too!

Notes from Motherhood: Cry Baby Cry!

One of the best things about my job is that I get to read lots of wonderful blogs written by mums and dads. They are all different, each one an insight into the personal world of that individual and their family. But they do have one thing in common, all of them are written from the heart and touch upon issues that all mums and dads want to hear about because they either have direct or indirect experience of them.

Last Autumn when I first started my role as Social Networking Coordinator for BornFree I connected with a lovely woman on Twitter called Claire Lancaster. I sensed at the time that Claire was going through a very difficult time with her colicky baby and I could relate very well to this, having gone through a tough time with my second child Molly for the same reason.

Claire has, amongst many of her talents, a gift for writing that allows her readers to connect and relate immediately to her subject matter. When you read her words you immediately feel comfortable, as if you are chatting with an old friend.

Last week Claire wrote a post on her blog which I wanted to share with the BornFree audience because it has so much in it that is relevant to all parents, be they first, second, third or eighth time around.  Feeding, sleep issues, caring for a toddler and a newborn, coping with colic and living with a baby who cries all the time are all discussed with warmth, honesty and positivity.

Claire has very kindly agreed to write some posts for the BabyBornFree Blog in the near future and I can’t wait to post them up and share them with you.

In the meantime please follow this link and read Claire’s blog:

Mums Love BornFree™!

Take a look at this lovely message we got from our BornFree™ mum and competition winner Lisa Z from Cornwall.

I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to BornFree, I am so glad I found you.  My son is 20 Months old, I had heard a little about BPA-Free products, I did a lot of research, and at the time there was little information available. Luckily I came across the BornFree website, which gave me so much important information.  We made a decision that we WOULD NEVER use anything with BPA in for our son, we stocked up on your products and have used them ever since, and I love the Twister bottle brush cleaner, as it cleans properly without scratching the bottles.  They are also LEAK PROOF, and helped with his colic. Above all, they were SAFE.  May I suggest you develop a range of feeding bowls etc., as I am sure they would be brilliant too.

All the very best to you all at BornFree.

Thank you so much! We love hearing feedback from parents and I will certainly pass on your excellent suggestion to the development team.

You can look at the Twister Bottle and Teat Brush on our website

And The Winner Is……

Well done to Lisa Zachary from Cornwall who is the winner of our very first BornFree Facebook Competition.

We asked the question

How does the innovative Inner Valve and Air Vent system help to eliminate symptoms of colic?

And Lisa correctly answered

By reducing vacuum build up

Well done Lisa, a BornFree BPA-Free Drinking Cup twin pack is on it’s way to you now.

Look out for the next BornFree Competition coming soon!


This was the lovely response I got from Lisa via Facebook when she heard that she had won

Excellent, thank you sooooo much Anne, we have a full range of your products, and I strongly believe the UK should ban any NON BPA FREE baby bottles, I can’t believe the dangers and risks involved in using them is not readily available to all expectant and new mummy’s. Thanks again, all the best, Lisa x

Thank you Lisa, it’s great to know that the BPA-Free campaign is supported by parents in the UK.

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