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Tuesday Giveaway: All Wrapped Up
February 28, 2012 6:07 pm | by

I’ll be the first to admit, I love to swaddle a newborn. Swaddling is a technique where you wrap a baby tightly in a large blanket to secure their arms and legs. It can help soothe the baby, as many believe it reminds infants of the womb. I didn’t do it very often with my oldest son, but with my other children, I swaddled them for as long as I possibly could. I know not every child likes to be swaddled, but mine did. It was a lifesaver for our whole family. It helped our babes fall asleep and stay asleep longer than when they weren’t swaddled.

For today’s giveaway, we are offering the opportunity to win a free swaddling blanket (even without a $75 purchase). And since we love seeing babies wrapped in cloth, we’re throwing in your choice of a bumGenius 4.0 or Freetime cloth diaper too!

To enter, check out the widget below and tell us your best sleeping baby tip. Do you have a certain bedtime routine that helps calm your little one and get them ready for bed? Are you an expert at changing a diaper on a sleeping baby? Tell us below for your chance to win one of our great Cotton Babies prize packs. Don’t forget, there are bonus entries available if you share our contest with your friends via your favorite social media sites.

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And if you don’t happen to be one of the lucky winners drawn later this week, don’t fret. We’d be glad to send a free swaddle blanket with your next purchase of $75 or more on Be sure to check out this blog post for full details on how to add the blanket to your cart with your next purchase.

Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Eastern time, Thursday, March 1, 2012. U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be drawn after the close of the contest and notified via e-mail.

About the Author

Heather is mom to four, born within 40 months (single, twins, single). She writes transparently about her chaotic household to encourage others through the twists and turns of parenting.



  • a2zbaby said...
    March 1, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Interesting post thanks for share best info with us ..

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  • Lily Magnolia said...
    February 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm


  • Dee said...
    February 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    I just had my 3rd baby last week and for sure the best thing to do is having their belly’s full and swaddling!

  • Melissa said...
    February 28, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I’m expecting my first, but I have heard that a nice bath and swaddling does wonders!

    huntermb3 at gmail dot com

  • Cheerful Homemaker said...
    February 28, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I thought babies were supposed to sleep all the time. Once I had my son I realized it’s a lot of hard work. I spend most of my day trying to get my 4 month old to nap!

  • Anonymous said...
    February 28, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I am never sure whether I am supposed to answer the question again down here in the comments section or if I should just answer where I am prompted on the widget, but since I would loooooove to win this giveaway, I am going to just paste my answer here too.

    My best tip for a sleeping baby is that it is ALL about TIMING. Watch baby for tired cues and put baby down for naps or bedtime when baby is winding down and on his way to being tired, but not overly tired.

    habcharlene at gmail

  • Nann said...
    February 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Minky sheets, or a minky blanket tucked in all around and under the mattress if you can’t find them in sheet form. Keeps the bed the same temperature all over. No cold spots for baby to roll over onto, plus who doesn’t want to sleep on minky? We also use a fan in whatever room the baby is sleeping for white noise. Works wonders on not having to constantly tell our older child to shush because the baby is sleeping.

  • Sara Donley ( said...
    February 28, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    We follow the same routine every night. Around 8:00, we change diaper, feed, swaddle, and lie in the bassinet. It works like a charm because my son knows what to expect every night. He even falls asleep on his own without crying. I got a lot of tips from the book The Baby Whisperer.

  • erin b said...
    February 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Clean diaper and full belly makes for a good happy sleepy baby

  • Abraham said...
    February 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I used to sing to my daughter and then I shush her to sleep. I think we got this tip from “Happiest Baby On The Block.” When it comes to changing diapers on a sleeping baby… we used to be able to do it without a wiper warmer but then we moved to a colder place and the “cold touch” would wake up the baby. If you live in a place that is cold or your house is kept cool in the summer make sure you buy a warmer. I didn’t believe the temperature change would “shock” the baby.