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BornFree BPA-Free Twist'nPop Straw Cup (and a Giveaway)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

When my son was first born, I remember there had just been a massive recall of baby bottles because they were discovered to contain BPA, or bisphenol-A. It was pretty scary to know that I had been using those bottles with my first-born.
In October 2008 the Canadian federal government declared BPA a hazardous substance and placed it on the list of toxic substances.
I immediately replaced them all with BPA-free baby bottles and the only ones I could find at the time were by a company called BornFree. I even went so far as to buy glass baby bottles, which weren't very fond of the floor. Anyway, I was so happy to have discovered BornFree. Since 2006, BornFree has been dedicated to providing safe baby feeding products that are free from the potentially dangerous effects of BPA-infused plastics.
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. Further studies have shown an association between BPA and heart disease, diabetes and high levels of liver enzymes, while the U.S. National Institutes of Health in September 2008 determined there was some concern about BPA`s effects on fetal and infant brain development. (
Now that my son is three years old, he obviously doesn't use baby bottles anymore. He does, however, love using water bottles. The one he has used the most has a sports bottle top which he has a hard time lifting open. Then he got to try the Twist'nPop Straw Cup which is ergonomically designed for a child to grip and hold. He was so excited! It's all he asks for these days.

BornFree Twist'nPop

The BornFree Twist'nPop is not only BPA-free but it's also free from phthalates and PVC. It holds 14 fl oz and is easy to take apart and clean. There are five parts in total: a straw with a silicone tube, a cap, a ring and the bottle itself.

BornFree Twist'n Pop

After you have disassembled all the parts and washed them in hot soapy water, you should read the instructions on how to reassemble. I didn't. Instead of replacing the cap first, I stuck the straw in first, which makes cap replacement a little trickier later on. So put the cap on the ring FIRST by putting the ledge in its niche and pressing the cap into the ring firmly until it's connected to the ring.

Twist'nPop assembly

Twist the cap to position its opening above the ring hole and push the silicone tube into the ring hole, pulling it until it's in place and then push the straw fully into the rear of the silicone tube. Pretend the cap is on in the pictures below.


Twist the cap clockwise to close it and counter clockwise to open it and expose the straw. The Twist'nPop has proven to be leak resistance, which is a must in our home. It's important to note that your child should not bite or chew on the straw and that you check to make sure the straw is in tact before giving the bottle to your child.


BornFree also makes Eco Friendly Baby Bottles which not only feature the BornFree Anti-Colic Venting System, but they are also recyclable too! And one of my readers will have a chance to win a twin pack of their recyclable baby bottles or a Twist'nPop Straw Cup.

BornFree products are now widely available at stores such as Babies R Us, London Drugs, Loblaws, Shoppers Drugmart, Whole Foods, and the Bay.

This giveaway is now closed. Scroll down to find out who won.

For this giveaway, I have decided to try the new Rafflecopter. This means you will only need to leave one comment on this post as the mandatory entry. You do not need to leave any comments for bonus entries as you will be indicating that on the form. Please let me know via Twitter, Facebook or email if you have any questions or comments about Rafflecopter. I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Disclosure: I was sent a Twist'nPop Straw Cup from BornFree to facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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  1. First of all. I LOVE THE RAFFLECOPTER --- SOOO EASY!! Keep it :)

    I visited born free and like the born free eco classic bottle. I like the style and I love all their products. Training cups look awesome too!!


  2. I'm a big fan of Born Free products. My 13 month old seems to be quite picky about her choice of cups/bottles - and Born Free is always what she reaches for!

  3. I'd like to try the drinking cups.

  4. I like the Born Free Eco Deco Bottle

  5. I agree, Rafflecopter is awesome.
    I'd like to try the training cup. LO hasn't quite figured out any of the sippy cups we have, so I wonder if that one would work better.
    skklemm at gmail dot com

  6. I would like to have the Twist'nPop Straw Cup because my daughter is learning to drink through a straw.

  7. i would love to have the training cups because my daughter is going to be getting off the bottle soon and i would love to try it

  8. i live the eco deco bottles at Bornfree!

    penguinjo99 at gmail dot com

  9. I would like to have the Trinity™ Manual Breast Pump because I am expecting my second child and I would really need this and I would love to try this new product too!

    sweetpanda2010 at gmail dot com

  10. I'd like the BPA-Free CoolFlow Pacifier in yellow b/c of the extra large air holes and raised rim, which increases air circulation around mouth area and b/c yellow is a great neutral color :)

    sswpss at yahoo dot com

  11. I would love to try Twist'nPop Straw Cup becuase I think it would bew a great transition cup for my little girl that is obsessed with straws.

    I love the Rafflecopter - I hope to see it more :)

  12. I'd love to try their Training Cup because it's great for little kids just learning to use a cup and of course I love it because it's BPA free.
    jentam777 at gmail dot com

  13. I like the training cups. No because my kids still need them, but because they won't leak and my truck won't get nearly as messy!

  14. Just getting to the bottle stage with my newborn, and I've decided to try the BornFree bottles. Would love a pick of the bottles...and of course I will have to look into the training cups and sport bottles when that time comes too!

  15. I love Bornfree! They have the best cups and bottles, and they look great too.

  16. Love Training cups , good for my little one, no leak.
    kimmctyre at

  17. I'd like to have a trainer cup or a twist n pop.

  18. I'd like to try the BornFree® Training Cup with my new baby. Never tried BornFree products ad I'm curious to know how they compare to others!

  19. I'd love to try their CoolFlow Pacifier because of the symmetrical nipple that allows the pacifier to be used upside down.
    akritical at yahoo dot com

  20. I'd like to try a Born Free Training Cup because it's BPA free and eco friendly. :)
    janmessali (at)

  21. I'd like to try the training cup - it looks like it'd be a good way for DD to learn to drink from a sippy!

  22. I also like the teething rings - because they are made with the same high standards

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  23. I would like to have their teethers for my 10 mo. old granddaughter because they are free of PVC and phthalates. We're still waiting for her 1st tooth to emerge. :-)

  24. We like the spout drinking cups!

  25. It's great that the dangers of bpa are becoming mainstream.


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