Momma Told Me: Make Way For Baby: SwaddleDesigns, Swaddle Duo Set Giveaway and Review~ US/CAN 9/24

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Make Way For Baby: SwaddleDesigns, Swaddle Duo Set Giveaway and Review~ US/CAN 9/24


Momma Told Me: I turned around, and you were on the floor!


It's no secret mommyhood can be scary for first time mothers. Even the 'seasoned pros' struggle with mastery of new products, and the digestion of recently published studies. Every Momma wants the best for their little bundle, and ensuring their little one is safe, comfortable, and secure can be overwhelming. When I was born Momma was still getting the hang of things, scheduling feedings, processing endless loads of laundry and seemingly nonstop diaper changes, as well as running her household. Pop didn't have the luxury of golden 'paternity leave', finances were tight enough, and Momma soon found herself, alone, with lil 'ol me and a mountain of 'firsts'. I'll admit, upon hearing the multiple family accounts of my mother, and how they never heard her mention a future with kids, I often conjure funny accounts in recollection. I picture me, squirming in my carrier, playful bubbles of drool spilling from my lips, and Momma standing over me, as if I were the alien that had just popped out of her.
Yes, we made for an unlikely pair in the beginning. A common tale my parents often recollect includes a frazzled Momma and lil 'ol me, on a water bed. Momma, having placed me in the center of her queen size bed had turned for just a second, to put laundry away in the closet. I, sensing the coast was clear, apparently tried out for my first role as Evil Knievel and rolled until I catapulted myself off the edge. With a thud, I can only imagine turned my mother's stomach, I landed almost 3.5' down, on the floor, and exploded in tears. Not only did I miss the flaming ring, but it turned out there was a height limit on this ride. Momma, exhausted, and defeated, was understandably distraught with the situation. (Don't worry, little me was okay, as I sit here, typing this today.) No matter how many 'What To Expect....' books are read, or how many e-zines one reads, a Momma can never get enough help.

It was with this in mind, and from her own observations, that registered nurse, and mother, Lynette Damir founded SwaddleDesigns. She had noted that, while many parents found swaddling effective, few had the proper tools to do the job right. Most blankets were too small, or too thick, and the technique was frequently forgotten. Inspired, Lynette designed a hospital trusted cotton flannel material that was as warm enough for cool Spring nights, as it was breathable, in the Summer. Her award winning, Ultimate Receiving and Swaddling lines feature the patented 123 Swaddle instructional tag parents, family members, and caregivers can refer to for swaddling procedures. In addition, SwaddleDesigns swaddle blankets are, on average, 40% larger than standard, other, brands. This allows parents to choose various techniques and transition baby into tummy time, or feeding. A SwaddleDesigns Blanket never loses it's purpose!



Recently, our family expanded when my sister gave birth to her second child, a healthy baby boy, this summer. Having already fallen in love with SwaddleDesigns several years prior, she was eager to learn if her 7lb August baby would take to SD as much as her 10lb April baby had. Swaddle Designs was kind enough to send us one of their new Swaddle Duo sets in Peace, Love, Swaddle (Blue). The SwaddleDesigns Duo set includes the brand's patented Ultimate Receiving Blanket, made from traditional lightweight cotton flanel and a Marquisette Swaddling Blanket, made from open weave cotton, for warmer weather. The Ultimate Receiving Blanket is ultra-soft, with a generous 42", square, footprint, and essential for those first hours, or days, in the hospital. Because of it's ample size, parents can choose to swaddle, snug and secure with arms in, or leave arms/hands out for self soothing babies. We're happy to report baby #2 is as equally big a fan as baby #1, instantly soothed by the security of a swaddle in SwaddleDesigns high quality fabrics.


We can't go without giving an extra nod, for the easy to comprehend, instructional tag that is sewn into each blanket. While Momma may be a pro, not all who handle baby have experience swaddling, and the additional piece of mind does wonders for a frazzled Momma! The Swaddle Duo set comes in 7 print selections, with multiple color ranges, and offers the perfect transition from one season to the next. With the light Marquisette open weave cotton summer babies will be calm and cool, and because of the extra large size, Momma can transition these Swaddle Blankets for nursing covers and stroller rides. Additionally, the Swaddle Duo set helps fight SIDS, as temperature regulation, and proper 'back based' sleep time is essential to baby's health! The SwaddleDesigns Goldilocks Guide™ teaches that baby should not be too hot, or too cold, but just right ~ comfortably warm. Learn about safe sleep practices on SwaddleDesigns new Safe Sleep page. The Swaddle Duo sets make a wonderful gift for any expecting or new mother, and retail for $38 at fine specialty retailers on online at SwaddleDesigns.com.

What Daughter Says: Keep baby secure and comfortable with Swaddle Designs Ultimate Receiving and Swaddle Blankets. Their 123 Swaddle tags ease anxious mothers and ensure a proper fit mom and baby will love!

One lucky Momma Told Me follower will win a SwaddleDesigns Peace, Love, Swaddle Swaddle Duo set in Blue or Pink!

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61 comments:

Courtney said...

i like the pastel pink with brown dots!

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katers2714 said...

I like the modern duo in the pastel blue.

Linda Kish said...

My favorite is the Pastel Pink Cute & Wild Duo Gift Set

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Cory said...

i love the lime and brown on
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Tj and Amy said...

i love the SwaddleDesigns - Swaddle Duo - Classic Peace Love Swaddle Duo Gift Set - Blue Swaddle Blankets. amypugmire@live.com

janejoey57 said...

i like the Lime with Brown Swaddle Blankets
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Julie said...

I'm a hippie, so of course my favorite is the Classic Peace Love duo gift set!!

Veronica said...

I would love to have their SwaddleDesigns - Swaddle Duo - The Modern Duo Gift Set - Pastel Blue with Brown Swaddle Blankets
for my baby boy that I am expecting any day now, thanks :)

Katie said...

Lavender Duo Gift Set
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mummytotwoboys said...

Favorite item is
BRAND NEW* SwaddleDesigns - Swaddle Duo - Pastel Blue Cute & Wild Duo Gift Set - Swaddle Blankets

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Kristen said...

My fav is the brand new, lime with brown set. Those are the colors of my son's room.

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pauline15 said...

My favorite is the fushia dot designs set!
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CouponAddict said...

I would like the pure green chickies!

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Kimberly said...

I like the lime and brown set
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jayedee said...

LOVE theClassic Peace Love Swaddle Duo Gift Set - Pink Swaddle Blanket

LeighSabey said...

Love the pastel blue with brown set!

Michele said...

I like Kiwi Triplets Duo Gift Set
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loriag said...

I like the *BRAND NEW* SwaddleDesigns - Swaddle Duo - Kiwi Triplets Duo Gift Set - Swaddle Blankets. loriagalbraith@gmail.com

lisa said...

lime with brown

Babes Mami said...

the sea crystal duo is my favorite!

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Stephanie-jean Life:SemiCrunchy said...

I <3 the Kiwi Cute & Wild Duo Gift Set Swaddle Blankets

TonyaHopkins said...

I like the - Kiwi Triplets Duo Gift Set - Swaddle Blankets

Wise Owl Designs said...

I like the BRAND NEW* SwaddleDesigns - Swaddle Duo - Pastel Pink Cute & Wild Duo Gift Set - Swaddle Blankets

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Allison Downes said...

SwaddleDesigns - Swaddle Duo - Sea Crystal Duo Gift Set - Swaddle Blankets

AmandaSue said...

pastel pink with brown.

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fdigsby said...

I like the Pure Green Chickies Duo Gift Set

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SaraLanigan said...

Kiwi triplets is the cutest!!

Kari said...

I love the Modern Duo Gift Set - Pastel Pink with Brown Swaddle Blankets.

Chelsey said...

My favorite is the Pure Green Chickies set.

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Arya said...

I like the sea crystal design - super cute and one of my favorite colors!

Lydia said...

I love the Kiwi Triplets Duo Gift Set.

Laura said...

The swaddle duo that I like the most is the Kiwi Cute & Wild Duo Gift Set.
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Emily Taylor said...

Love the lime with brown duo.

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Linda Meyers-Gabbard aka Ladyblueeyez1960 said...

*BRAND NEW* SwaddleDesigns - Swaddle Duo - Pure Green Chickies Duo Gift Set - Swaddle Blankets

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Julie G. said...

i like SwaddleDesigns - Swaddle Duo - Sea Crystal Duo Gift Set - Swaddle Blankets the best

Julia said...

Kiwi Swaddle Blankets! jsbecker29 at gmail dot com

independent mami said...

I like the BRAND NEW* SwaddleDesigns - Swaddle Duo - The Modern Duo Gift Set - Pastel Pink with Brown Swaddle Blankets
It matches my baby items
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Jess said...

I like Kiwi Cute and Wild!

Nature Wolf said...

I love the Sea Crystal Duo Set. Beautiful color!!! This would be perfect for our son on the way :)

Sonya said...

I like the Kiwi cute and wild :)
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debijackson said...

pastel pink with brwn dots to match my nieces crib set

Rebecca said...

pink! outofthoughts1ATgmailDOTcom

Kaylee said...

I love the Kiwi Cute & Wild Duo Gift Set!!

Bianca Roman said...

I like the True Blue Chickies Duo Set!

paulasue said...

I like the Pure Green Chickies Duo Gift Set. Thank you, Paula Caudill paulasue39@yahoo.com

littleolliesmom said...

Pastel Blue Cute & Wild Duo
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Vinci said...

Adore the new pastel blue SD-186PB
swaddle gift set.

Misusedinnocence said...

I like the lavender duo!

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Breanne said...

I like the Kiwi Cute & Wild Duo

polly said...

love the pastel pink cute & wild duo
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yuukiimi said...

I like the fushia dots design!
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fancygrlnancy said...

Pastel Pink with Brown Swaddle Blankets

Katie S said...

My favorite SwaddleDuo set is the Sea Crystal Duo Gift Set. I love the aqua color. Thanks!

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Cinderella10383 said...

I love the swaddle duo in polka dots- calming peace in blue
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Tannis said...

I like this set best, Kiwi Cute & Wild Duo Gift Set - Swaddle
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Pauline said...

I like the Lavender Duo Gift Set - Swaddle Blankets - (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

Kathy said...

I like the lime green and brown duo.

stacythemagnificentmommy said...

love the kiwi triplets! hancoci_s at msn dot com

maranda said...

I like the Lavender Duo set.

Tylerpants said...

I'd love to have the Swaddle Duo - Pure Green Chickies Duo Gift Set! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

The Thompson's said...

I would love to have this