All moms want what is best for their babies, and I'm no exception. When it comes to bottles and sippy cups, most people think, "A bottle is a bottle. What's the difference?" Well, there are lots of differences. Big ones. BornFree® specializes in products that combine safe materials with the smartest innovations.
Founded in 2006 by three concerned fathers, BornFree® has revolutionized the baby product industry in North America with its insistence on BPA-free materials.
How are BornFree® products different?
BornFree® products are 100% BPA-Free! Lots and lots of plastic bottles, cups and containers are made with BPA. Bisphenol- A (BPA) is a chemical compound that is a key ingredient in the creation of polycarbonate plastic, a hard, clear plastic. A growing body of scientific research suggests that the chemical may leach out of polycarbonate feeding bottles and 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 could cause developmental and neurological problems in children such as early puberty, and attention disorder syndromes.
BornFree® has introduced the world’s first sustainability program for baby bottles! Their 5oz and 9oz Eco-Friendly bottles will be recycled into new product lines such as toys, furniture and household utensils. The bottles can be registered for return, with no-cost-to-you shipping.
BornFree® ActiveFlow™ bottles have been clinically proven to significantly reduce colic symptoms. The BornFree® Venting System simple two part venting system is specially designed to reduce the vacuum build-up inside bottles that often can lead to gas, spit-up and painful colic in newborns.
I was recently sent two 9oz. Eco-Friendly bottles to try out. The first thing I noticed was the wide mouth. Then as I took the bottles apart to wash them, I noticed that the venting system is no more than a couple of disc-shaped pieces that fit together and sit snugly inside the neck of the bottle. Very easy to pop in and out. If you have ever had a baby with colic (both of my girls had it at the same time!) then you would probably appreciate this. I only wish that I would have had these bottles earlier, because a 2011 Colic Clinical Study shows 80% of mothers of colicky babies using BornFree® ActiveFlow™ bottles reported a significant reduction in colic symptoms within one week!
Another thing about these bottles that I really like, is that they are larger around than most bottles. My girls are 6 months old, and they're starting to hold their own bottles. These larger, shorter bottles are actually much easier for them to hold.
You can see all of the BornFree® products on their website. Besides bottles, they also make cups, bottle washing liquid, sterilizers and much more.
One lucky reader will win a bottle or cup of their choice from BornFree®.
How to enter:MANDATORY: This giveaway is part of the Spring Fling Blog Event. You must be a public follower of my blog and One More Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to win. Leave me a post letting me know you are a follower of both (this will be confirmed). Your email must be visible in your profile or comment. If I can't contact you by email, you can't win.
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