At BornFree the relationship between siblings are very important. That’s why we received something for each of my two kids to review this time – they were both thrilled (well, as thrilled as a 7 month old can be!). I like that they value and try to foster that sibling bond, so I’m a BornFree mom!
When I registered for baby items for my second pregnancy, I remember putting this very teether on the list. I guess I had forgotten about it (I obviously did not receive this item from my registry), possibly brushing it off as unnecessary. Now that we have one, I keep wondering why I didn’t just buy it 2 months ago!
Made of odor-free, medical-grade silicone, the BornFree Teether Gum Brush has three different textures to not only stimulate and soothe irritated gums, but also aid in the transition to solid foods. As an added bonus, the bristles of the brush are soft enough for swollen gums, while also being effective at removing plaque and bacteria. That’s a multi-purpose teether if I ever saw one!
For those of you who don’t think it’s important to brush a baby’s teeth and gums, I have a thing or two to say about that (in another post). For now I will leave you with this thought…Though not harmful to baby’s teeth alone, breastmilk is super sticky. Coupled with bits of baby food, breastmilk binds these food particles to baby’s teeth. And therein lies the problem. A simple brushing or rubbing will remove the milk and bits. But I’ll hop off my soapbox now.
My little bug loves her new teether. It’s easy to grip, can be chilled or frozen, and because of its curved shape and long length, she can shove most of the brush end in her mouth to reach her back part of her gums (for when she’s getting molars). Unfortunately, the silicone attracts every dust particle, fuzzy and hair in sight when dropped. When these congregate on the teether (they especially like to embed in the bristles), they tend to stick like magnets. Don’t bother trying to pick or wipe them off like I did. It’s faster and easier to merely rinse it under water.
Bottom Line: At $9.99 the teether is a bit on the expensive side, but totally worth it. You’ll definitely get your money’s worth. And of course, as with every BornFree product, it is BPA, PVC, and Phthalates-Free.
So far both of my babies didn’t take to a bottle. Alternatively, both loved sippy cups and could drink from a straw at early age (10 months for my son and 6 months for my daughter). Essentially both the kids could use BornFree’s BPA-free Twist N’ Pop Straw Cup, however, my son was quite disturbed when he walked in on me giving his sister a drink from his cup.
- It’s 14 ounces, making it a generous amount of liquid for a toddler (or preschooler, in my case).
- Interchangeable with other BornFree bottles and cups.
- The soft silicone straw tucks into the easy twisting lid (also doubles as a toy) when not in use. This keeps the straw cleaner and reduces the chance of spillage.
- The inner straw is long enough to effectively suck all the liquid out of the cup. Most other cups and bottles with straws are a tad on the short side, leaving large portions of liquid at the bottom of the container. I usually have to take the top (and straw) off and drink the rest of it that way.
- Its ergonomic design is easy for a child’s grip.
- Dishwasher safe parts that are removable.
- Comes in pink, blue, green or yellow.
- The clear twisting top is hard to remove for cleaning. The instructions make it sound so easy, but it always takes me a minute (really only 20 seconds) to pry it open. Maybe it’s just me. It may be a good protective measure so that the kids can’t take it off themselves (I am posting this fully aware that I may be totally wrong and come off sounding like a wimp.)
- When turned upside down with the straw left exposed, it leaked a tiny amount. Then again, it leaks less than my other straw cup AND my son delights in turning sippy cups (and the like) over and purposefully trying to make them leak.
These cups are very comfortably priced at $7.99.
Would you like to win both of these items for the little bugs in your life?? Well, you can! BornFree is generously giving away BOTH items to ONE reader! (If you are a Facebook fan, you’ll get a bonus prize!)
HOW TO ENTER:
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