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[5 May 2011 | 56 Comments | ]
Carseat Safety by Christine Lee-McNaughton

Car seats terrified me because I was always worried that my car seat wasn’t good enough or Little One wasn’t positioned properly. Some sources said that there should not be any “rolls” or anything in the car seat except for the baby, lest the baby get smothered. Other sources said because she was a preemie and less than 5 lbs, it was okay to stick rolled up towels or rolled up blankets on either side of her. So many conflicting rules!

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[12 Apr 2011 | 123 Comments | ]
Happy GREEN Birthday!

We at BornFree® take green living seriously and recognize that our children have a key role to play in protecting the future of our planet. To celebrate Earth Month we want to give your child a GREEN birthday bash!

How many of your have little one’s with birthdays coming up? Whether the bash will be this year or next, we want to help you GREEN IT UP in honor of Earth Month! See below for all of the fun details.

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[1 Apr 2011 | 27 Comments | ]
Which Eco Deco Design Is Your Favorite?

BornFree® has been a BPA-Free company from day one and was founded by three fathers concerned about the chemicals in plastics designed for feeding children. We’re so excited about the response to our new Eco Deco bottles from our Eco-Friendly line of Recyclable Bottles. Enter to win a Twin Pack of Eco Deco bottles!

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[13 Dec 2010 | 10 Comments | ]
My “Before I Had Kids” Story.

BornFree Canada posted an intriguing question on their fan page awhile back: “Before you had kids, did you judge parents?”

Um….yes we did. But it was more based on dining experiences.

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[7 Dec 2010 | 18 Comments | ]
Toddlers & Hitting: What To Do?

Have you ever gone to a play date, play group, birthday party, dinner party, or other kind of social gathering where you have noticed a child pushing, hitting, or biting other kids?

Do you intervene or let the children try to work things out themselves?

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[22 Nov 2010 | 15 Comments | ]
Things I Said I Would Never Do

We have all been there, we have all done it. We watch other parents with their children and thinking to ourselves, “I will NEVER do that.”

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[16 Nov 2010 | 15 Comments | ]
You Know You’re A Mommy When…by Christine Lee-McNaughton

Lately, I find that the tiniest, most trivial and insignificant things get me excited. For example, getting my hair cut and styled is something most women do on a regular basis, but this little detail is a splurge for me now.

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[5 Nov 2010 | 34 Comments | ]
Looking For the BornFree Family of the Month!

Would you like to be November’s Family of the Month? Enter now.

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[2 Nov 2010 | 27 Comments | ]
Dear Parents of The World: Keep Your Sick Kids At Home

What is it with parents taking their little ones out to the community centre or play groups when the munchkins are sick? Raise your hands…I did it. Once and never again.

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[22 Oct 2010 | 13 Comments | ]
Mom Envy

Oh my Gosh, Becky! Look at her stroller! It is so cute. That’s the new (*insert designer stroller name here*).

Have you ever caught yourself saying this?

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[28 Sep 2010 | 15 Comments | ]
How Much and What Should Your Toddler Eat?

As parents, we are often concerned with whether or not our children are eating enough. We sometimes fret over whether or not they are eating what they need to get the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they need to be healthy.

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[24 Sep 2010 | 24 Comments | ]
Have You Heard, “Your Baby Looks Nothing Like You!”

Okay moms, how many of you have had family and strangers comment on how much your child doesn’t look like you? Raise your hands.

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[10 Sep 2010 | 36 Comments | ]
Birthday Parties for Toddlers by Christine Lee-McNaughton

Circus clowns, magicians, bouncy gyms, and inflatable castles…That’s what I’m all about! Just kidding. I am deathly afraid of clowns, too cheap to hire a magician, and bouncy gyms and inflatable castles scare me because I see “DISASTER” written all over them.

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[3 Sep 2010 | 24 Comments | ]
Contest: Funniest Parenting Moment

Weekend Contest Alert! When there are babies or toddlers around there are bound to be hilarious moments! Share your funniest motherhood moment in the comments below. One person will win a 6-pack of BornFree bottles!

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[1 Sep 2010 | 23 Comments | ]
Homemade Baby Food by Christine Lee-McNaughton

With Little One being my first baby, I wanted to do everything “right” for her. I wanted to nurse her for as long as I could or until she self-weaned. I wanted to give her wholesome, healthy, unprocessed food.