Frequently Asked Questions
How should I sterilise the BornFree® products?
Wash and sterilise your BornFree® products before use. Products can be sterilised by either boiling them for five-to-ten minutes in water or by using a sterilising machine and following the manufacturers` sterilisation suggested use.
Can BornFree® products be boiled?
Yes. All parts are designed to withstand sterilisation by regular boiling at five-to-ten minutes intervals. Please ensure that the pieces do not rest on the bottom or sides of a metal as they may melt.
Are they dishwasher safe?
All parts of the BornFree® Feeding System are dishwasher-safe. Place the BornFree® products on the top rack when dishwashing. Secure the smaller pieces so they do not fall to the bottom of the dishwasher and run the dishwasher as you would normally.
How do I maintain and clean the BornFree® products?
- Wash all BornFree® products with a mild soap. Avoid antibacterial soaps and harsh cleaners that can affect the silicone in the products and cause the plastic to become brittle.
- Wash teats using only your fingers and warm, soapy water. Alternatively you can use our Twister Brush Set to clean the BornFree® products.
- Replace the teats every two to three months.
Do you ship out of UK?
Yes, currently we ship to most European destinations by Royal Mail.
Are your bottles only sold online?
BornFree® products are also sold online and at selected local and national UK retailers.
Do all your bottles come with teats?
All BornFree® bottles come with level 1 teats. BornFree® training and drinking cups also come with their own spouts.
Do your bottles fit standard bottle warmers?
Yes they do.
What types of plastic are BornFree® products made of?
The BornFree® products are made of Polyamide, Polypropylene and Silicone.
Do your products contain PVC?
No. BornFree® products do not contain any phthalates, used in Poly-Vinyl Chloride (PVC).
Do your products contain PVC?
No. BornFree® products are Phthalates Free and Poly-Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Free.
What types of baby bottles are currently available on the market?
There are 5 different types of baby bottles in the market:
- Polycarbonate bottles.
- Non-Polycarbonate (opaque) plastic bottles.
- Disposable plastic bottles, which use replaceable plastic liners.
- Glass bottles.
- BornFree® bottles, which are made of Polyamide.
Are Polycarbonate plastic baby bottles safe for my baby to use?
NO. Dispose of all clear, shiny plastic baby bottles, unless the manufacturer states they are not made of Polycarbonate (which contain Bisphenol-A). A quick Internet search will bring up sites describing products you can purchase that are free of these chemicals. To see what other experts have said on the issue, visit the Bisphenol-A Free portal.
Where can I learn more about Bisphenol-A and the risk in using Polycarbonate plastic baby bottles?
Since a concern has been raised about these issues, you can find related information over the internet. A good place to start at is the Bisphenol-A Free portal.