Thursday, May 05, 2011

Giveaway: BornFree Mommies Know Best Colic Contest!

May is Pregnancy Awareness Month, which is a great time to reveal this news from BornFree! A new study shows that ActiveFlow BornFree baby bottles reduce colic, a condition that can be a real nightmare for parents. The clinical study reveals that 80% of mothers of colicky babies using BornFree® ActiveFlow™ bottles reported a significant reduction in colic symptoms within one week.

We all know that moms know best when it comes to advice on newborns. Therefore, BornFree would like moms to give their best tip to relieve colic symptoms. Please leave your tip in the comment section after this post. BornFree will choose the winner of the best tip on May 31, 2011. The winner will receive a BornFree Eco Classic bottle with ActiveFlow!

[One winner will be selected from the tips received on this post by Monday, May 30, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winner must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.]

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, mummytotwoboys!

21 comments:

  1. My tips are to wear your baby, Chiropractic care and gripe water.

    missanneperry at gmail dot com

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  2. My tip is when feeding to ensure baby is at an angle and not flat. I would also advise making sure they stay upright after a feed. My 2 year old had horrid reflux and I am expecting again in July and hoping this baby does not suffer as badly.

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  3. Tough one. One of my twins had it and the only thing we could do was to keep him elevated during and after eating as well as burp.

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  4. Best tip, to elevate baby while feeding.

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  5. I would always feed in a swing, bouncy seat, or propped up on a Boppy pillow. Frequent burpings also seemed to help. Massage after feedings always seemed to help the baby relax as well- which I feel helps them to release gas bubbles a bit better.

    confessionsofatwinmom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Keep baby elevated while feeding and try to stay sane!

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  7. White noise always worked for my daughter - running water, the vac, the washing machine, etc. Fortunately her colic did not last very long.

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  8. Singing to your baby and gentle pats
    emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

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  9. My tip is lots of breastfeeding, music, white noise, car rides and babywearing!
    what_mama_wants AT yahoo DOT com

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  10. LOTS of patience, walk around with baby, sing, and when your patience is wearing thin, take turns carrying baby with your hubby or baby's grandparents.

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  11. The best advice was to always keep your baby and the bottle elevated during feedings. Frequently burping while I walked around the house and bounced a bit. When it got really bad I would also put on soft music.

    wiseowldesignsinc at gmail dot com

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  12. Keeping the baby elevated and making sure to burp were the things that worked for us.

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  13. My best tip is to make sure that when bottle feeding, the nipple is the right flow for your baby. Also, make sure to always burp!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  14. burping frequently and some pressure on her tummy helped us. Elevation was also a help.


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  15. Neither of my kids were too colicky, but neighbors little girl was. They found that white noise helped a lot.
    sporadiccook@gmail.com

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  16. My first son was suffered from colic from about 3 weeks of age until he was 3 months old. The best tip that we can offer any other parent with a child that also suffers colic, is to breath, relax and know you are doing the best that you can for your child even though he/she is constantly crying. We found that white noise worked best for our son such as the sound of the vacuum cleaner, blow dryer even the dishwasher on some evenings worked great :)

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  17. I have learned to burp the baby on their belly on their lap instead of on the shoulder. Thank you

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  18. Jamie P3:09 PM

    My tip is to Swaddle the baby tightly.

    couponsarefun at gmail dot com

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  19. Anonymous6:59 PM

    What I found helped with my daughter is to burp frequently! I found when I did this it helped her little tummy out some!

    lkgreene05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Skin to skin contact laying baby or babies next to your chest/shoulder and rubbing their back.

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  21. What a great study to know about!

    My daughter had horrible colic. Combined w/acid reflux, she would have to be fed sitting up and never be placed flat on her back...so we always held her upright or laid her on her back using an inclined wedge. Even then, she would bend backwards in an arc w/the pain and gas she experienced. We tried every bottle with her and I'm glad that with our next baby due in August, I would have the chance to try ActiveFlow BornFree baby bottles. They seem like such a saving grace!

    Our biggest problem w/normal bottles two years ago; is that the silicone nipples aggravated her attempts to latch on. So we actually used a Adiri breast-shaped bottle for her ability to eat better. Once we could feed her at least, we used a chiropractor to assist the acid reflux. At that point, we could actually treat the colic & gas!

    Our primary defense, was using Hylands all-natural colic tablets. (The teething tablets are presently being reformulated but are also amazing).
    http://www.hylands.com/products/colic.php

    We would also massage essential oils & coconut oil in a clockwise motion over her belly to assist in digestion. And I made sure that when she breastfed, that she got both the foremilk AND hindmilk. The foremilk contains the sweeter lactose, while the hindmilk contains the lactase and healthy fats. If you don't feed to completion, the lactose can actually cause gas w/o being balanced out with the lactase. I also supplemented w/Similac Organic formula; which is one of the only baby formulas that does not sweeten with the lactose. This because I didn't want to use a soy-formula.

    Hope it helps! And thanks to BornFree for such a great contest. We love your products, and your pacifiers were the only ones my daughter loved!

    momma.money@gmail.com

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