Wednesday, April 13, 2011

..born free review & giveaway..



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.


Buy It:
You can see all of the BornFree® products on their website. Besides bottles, they also make cups, bottle washing liquid, sterilizers and much more.


Win It:
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.

Extra Entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each entry)
*Visit BornFree® and tell me which bottle or cup you would pick if you win (1 entry)
*Enter any other current giveaway on my blog and tell me which one (1 entry for each)
*Enter any of One More Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest's giveaways and tell me which one (1 entry for each)
*Like BornFree on Facebook (2 entries)
*** Bonus! If you write "Harley from Koala Fuzz sent me!" on the BornFree Facebook wall, and you are picked as the winner, you will receive a bonus prize!
*Follow BornFree on Twitter @NewBornFree (1 entry)
*Follow Rebecca from One More Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest on Twitter @TheRhinoMisses (1 entry)
*Follow me on Twitter @hayatiggs (2 entries)
*Tweet about this giveaway with a link back here (can be done once daily for 1 entry)

Sample tweet: "#Win your choice of cup or bottle from @NewBornFree at the Koala Fuzz Spring Fling Blog Event! http://tinyurl.com/3uqvdnk RT @hayatiggs"

*Tweet about the Spring Fling Blog Event with a link back here (can be done once daily for 1 entry)

Sample tweet: "Spring Fling Blog Event with more than 30 giveaways and reviews! April 3-16  http://tinyurl.com/4x4yuut RT @hayatiggs"

*Blog about the Spring Fling Blog Event with a link back here, and leave a link to your post (2 entries)
*Grab my Koala Fuzz button and put it on your blog's front page. Leave a link to where I can find it (2 entries)
*Grab the Spring Fling Event button and post it on your blog's front page. Leave a link to where I can find it (3 entries)
*If you posted our button on your blog before the event started and left a comment on the intro post, then you get 5 extra entries.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR ENTERING!
 

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123 comments:

  1. follow both your blogs via gfc
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  2. i would want the yellow training cup
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  3. entered the mod bird necklace giveaway
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  6. entered the silk flower hair pins giveaway
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  7. like bornfree on fb
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  8. like bornfree on fb
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  9. entered the sugar robot giveaway
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  17. entered the plume pretty vintage bobbies giveaway
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  18. I follow both blogs via GFC id akritical

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  19. I would love to try the 9oz. Eco-Friendly bottle.

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  20. entered the pretty in punk giveaway
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  21. I follow both blogs!!!

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  22. follow you and the cuckoos nest

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  23. entered yummie tummie giveaway

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  24. i would love to have their twist and pop straw cup

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  25. like born free on facebook and commented on their wall

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  26. like born free on facebook and commented on their wall 2

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  27. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/59436505273339904 tweet

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  31. entered the scentsy buddy giveaway
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  32. entered the personalized party package giveaway
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  33. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/59603215704006656 tweet

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  34. spring fling tweet http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/59603480842735616

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  35. I follow both blogs via GFC (Danielle Knapp)

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  36. I would want one of the 9oz Vented Glass Bottle

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  37. I like BornFree on Facebook (Danielle Knapp) #1

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  38. I like BornFree on Facebook (Danielle Knapp) #2

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  39. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/59934155366080512 spring event tweet

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  40. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/60017815461175296 tweet

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  41. I follow both u n one more flew over cuckoos nest on gfc as Meredith c Wuera_mermaid22@hotmail.com

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  42. entered the babylegs giveaway
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  43. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/60330958955614208 spring event tweet

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  44. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/60331223775592449 tweet

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  45. I follow on gFC
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  46. I like the dapple bottle
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  47. I like born free on FB
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  48. I follow new born free on twitter
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  49. I follow the rhino misses on twitter
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  50. I follow hayatiggs on twitter
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  51. giveaway tweet http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/60708643384991744

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  52. spring fling tweet http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/60708930287964161

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  53. follow on google friend connect for both

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  54. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/61057221173313536 giveaway tweet

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  55. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/61057410323845120 event tweet\

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  56. I follow Koala Fuzz and One More Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest via GFC.

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  57. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/61405343300857856 giveaway tweet

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  58. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/61405582002880512 spring fling tweet

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  59. I follow you both on GFC- Lola G
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  60. I like the twist n pop spill proof straw cup!
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  63. I like born free on FB- Lola Kirstin- and told them that you sent me!
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  64. I like born free on FB- Lola Kirstin- and told them that you sent me!
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  65. I follow you on twitter- lolakirstin
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  66. I follow Rebecca on twitter- lolakirstin
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  67. I follow born free on twitter- lolakirstin
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  68. I entered the pretty in punk giveaway!
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  69. I tweeted this giveaway
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  70. Following both blogs on GFC
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  71. I choose one of the glass bottles with sleeves
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  72. I like Born Free on FB
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  73. I like Born Free on FB
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  74. Following New Born Free on Twitter
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  75. Following @TheRhinoMisses on Twitter
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  76. Following you on Twitter
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  77. Following you on Twitter
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  78. I follow both blogs on GFC
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  79. I follow Rebecca on twitter
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  80. I follow you on twitter
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  81. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/61749828060844032 tweet

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  82. http://twitter.com/cneiding/status/61750211567030272 tweet spring event

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  83. public follower of both blogs
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  84. I'm a GFC follower of both of you
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  85. I like Born Free on FB #1
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  86. I like Born Free on FB #2
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  87. I'd love to win my little guy the Twist n' Pop Straw Cup
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  88. I follow Born Free on Twitter
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  89. I follow Rebecca on Twitter
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  90. I follow you on Twitter #1
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  91. I follow you on Twitter #2
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  92. I'm a follower of your blog and one more flew over the cuckoo's nest.
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  93. I like the Twist'NPop™ Straw Cup
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  94. I like born free on facebook #1
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    "also wrote the bonus on their facebook wall!"

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  95. I like born free on facebook #2
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    "also wrote the bonus on their facebook wall!"

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  96. I like born free on twitter @jwatson50
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  97. I follow the rhino misses on twitter @jwatson50
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  98. I follow you on twitter @jwatson50
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  99. I follow you on twitter @jwatson50
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  100. giveaway tweet
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  102. Follow both blogs via GFC - Kerry Gibbs
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  103. I would choose the Twist'NPop™ Straw Cup

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  104. Entered Spring Fling Baby Legs at One More Flew Oer The Cuckoo's Nest

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  105. Entered Spring Fling Scentsy buddy at One More Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

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  106. Entered Kidtoons Strawberry Shortcake at One More Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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  107. Like Born Free on Facebook - Kerry Gibbs - 1
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  108. Like Born Free on Facebook - Kerry Gibbs - 2
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  109. Follow Born Free on twitter - @kezzygibbs
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  110. Follow Rhino Miss on twitter - @kezzygibbs
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  111. Follow you on twitter - @kezzygibbs
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  112. Whip-Smart KittenApril 23, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    I follow both of you on GFC as "Lucky Brown"

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  113. Whip-Smart KittenApril 23, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Follow Rhino Miss on twitter
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  114. Whip-Smart KittenApril 23, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    Follow you on twitter
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  115. Whip-Smart KittenApril 23, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    I'd love to have the BornFree® Drinking Cup in the green color for my toddler.

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  116. Whip-Smart KittenApril 23, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Follow you on Twitter
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    entry 2

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  117. Whip-Smart KittenApril 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Like Born Free on Facebook
    rose manning

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  118. Whip-Smart KittenApril 23, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Like Born Free on Facebook
    rose manning

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  119. Following you both on GFC: SCMOMOF2BOYS
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  120. http://twitter.com/#!/SCMOMOF2BOYS/status/62857996274896896

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