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Happy New Year!


Notes From Motherhood: Happy Teething, Happy New Year!

For some reason I can’t at all remember when my first daughter started teething. Was the memory so horrific that I’ve blocked it out? That must be the case because my 3.5 month old has started teething. Isn’t this a little early? I’m assuming this means she’ll be an early reader as well.

Some of the symptoms are: eating around the clock, crankiness, not sleeping well…and that’s just me, the baby is having a hard time, too. 🙂

I’ve tried homeopathy, good old Tylenol (although she’s so young I’m keeping the amounts minimal) and lots of love. Of course I brought out her pink Teether Gum Brush for the occasion!

Bite as much as you want, honey! There are no BPAs! 🙂

She loves the feeling of the soft bristles against her ailing gums. Great mom that I am, I even popped it in the freezer so that she can cool down her gums a bit. Okay that’s not an original idea but I get points for remembering to do it, right?

Yes, I do keep flour in my freezer...Try to find the Teether Gum Brush!

Tonight I’ll be excitedly watching New Year’s Eve celebrations all over the world on television while tending to her little gums. Babysitters across the globe will be raking in the dough big time, too I’m sure.

I’m hoping that she’s not awake when the clock strikes midnight. Cross your fingers that I’ll enter 2010 with a peaceful, sleeping baby.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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*Or the Teether Gum Brush (as shown with 3.5 month-old drooly Tali):

Amazing Babies ‘R Us Reviews!

The reviews are in and they are fantastic! We just saw the new Babies ‘R Us customer reviews and are happy to report that moms and dads everywhere are enjoying being BornFree! The number of 5 out of 5 reviews is amazing!

“Perfect bottles. No leaks and love the fact that you can substiute the nipples with a spout and turn the bottle into a sippy cup.” -North Carolina mom

“The flow is just right for a small baby.” -New Jersey mom

“I have tried MANY bottles, and this is the only bottle that doesn’t leak!!!…It’s great I have no complaints whatsoever.” -another New Jersey mom

“These bottles are wonderful! I have used them from the beginning and have been nothing but happy with them. I have tried about every other brand just to see the difference — it is night and day! No others compare! Go with these, you won’t be disappointed! No gas, no leaks, wash well (even after tons of washes) etc…Getting ready to have baby #2 and will continue using Born Free! The bottles I already have, and have used for a year now still look brand new! Worth every penny plus more!” -South Carolina mom

“I have tried every other type of bottle…This bottle is perfect. There are never any bubbles and it never leaks. It really is the perfect bottle.” – Tennessee mom

Read more reviews by going to the Babies ‘R Us page here:

Thank you to all of our wonderful customers!

Holiday Party: First Time Moms in California

We were so happy to be asked to take part in a special holiday party with a mom group in California: The First Time Moms of North County. A special BornFree gift bag with all sorts of goodies was raffled. Congrats to Nina, the winner!

The Winner!

The Winner!

Here are some photos from the event

The prize!

The Moms!

If you’re a mom group who’d like to have BornFree at your event please email

Notes From Motherhood: More Than Gifts?

The holidays are a big deal in my home. My eldest daughter knows she’s getting gifts. She loves getting gifts. Lately I’ve been wondering how to impart in her the spirit of the holidays rather than just the excitement from the potential loot she’s going to drag to her bedroom.

One way I’ve done this is by discussing why she is going to get presents before she can open any. I’m not sure this works, but it’s what my parents did!

How do you make sure your kids know the holidays are more about more than collecting presents?

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Happy Holidays from BornFree

Happy Holidays from BornFree! We wish you and yours a beautiful holiday season full of love, joy, and family.

New BornFree Baby! Meet: Noa Igrc

Meet Noa Igrc from Croatia! Look at how adorable he is! A big Thank You to both of his parents for sending us this beautiful photograph.

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