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:

  1. i like the pastel pink with brown dots!

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  2. I like the modern duo in the pastel blue.

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

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  4. i love the lime and brown on
    mychancetowin at gmail dot com

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

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  6. i like the Lime with Brown Swaddle Blankets
    calliope_123 at hotmail dot com

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

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  8. 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 :)

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  9. Lavender Duo Gift Set
    zanthiablack@yahoo.com

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

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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

    newmummylove at yahoo dot ca

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  12. My favorite is the fushia dot designs set!
    pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I would like the pure green chickies!

    lovinlife3443@yahoo.com

    jessica corr

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  14. I like the lime and brown set
    Kims2312@verizon.net

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

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  16. Love the pastel blue with brown set!

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  17. I like Kiwi Triplets Duo Gift Set
    rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

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

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  19. the sea crystal duo is my favorite!

    smartinez03 at live dot com

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

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

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

    wiseowldesignsinc at gmail dot com

    Rafflecopter name liz

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

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  24. pastel pink with brown.

    unforgetable_dreamer_always (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  25. I like the Pure Green Chickies Duo Gift Set

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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

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  27. My favorite is the Pure Green Chickies set.

    chelsey.varela at gmail dot com

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

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  29. I love the Kiwi Triplets Duo Gift Set.

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  30. The swaddle duo that I like the most is the Kiwi Cute & Wild Duo Gift Set.
    lajohnson555 at yahoo dot com

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  31. Love the lime with brown duo.

    nordstromemily at gmail dot com

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

    SD-188VB

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

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  34. Kiwi Swaddle Blankets! jsbecker29 at gmail dot com

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  35. I like the BRAND NEW* SwaddleDesigns - Swaddle Duo - The Modern Duo Gift Set - Pastel Pink with Brown Swaddle Blankets
    It matches my baby items
    super_alba_star@yahoo.com

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

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  37. I like the Kiwi cute and wild :)
    sonyamorris@carolina.rr.com

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  38. pastel pink with brwn dots to match my nieces crib set

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  39. pink! outofthoughts1ATgmailDOTcom

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

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  41. I like the True Blue Chickies Duo Set!

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

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  43. Pastel Blue Cute & Wild Duo
    kathleen siegle
    littleolliesmom@gmail.com

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

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  45. I like the lavender duo!

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  46. love the pastel pink cute & wild duo
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  47. I like the fushia dots design!
    yuukiimi(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. Pastel Pink with Brown Swaddle Blankets

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

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

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  50. I love the swaddle duo in polka dots- calming peace in blue
    Jamie Brigham
    cinderella10383 @ aol dot com

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  51. I like this set best, Kiwi Cute & Wild Duo Gift Set - Swaddle
    tannis_z at excite dot com

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

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  53. I like the lime green and brown duo.

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  54. love the kiwi triplets! hancoci_s at msn dot com

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

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