Benefits of Swaddling with 7 Swaddle Safety Tips (Plus a Giveaway!)

Today we have a guest post written by Karen Barski, BSN, RN and inventor of the Woombie Baby Swaddle. Woombie is also giving away two of their Woombie Air so be sure to read to the end to find out how you can enter to win one!

Swaddling Babies

Benefits of Swaddling Your Baby

When your baby is swaddled, he or she is taken back to the days in the womb, when everything was comfortable, safe and snug.

Swaddling has a number of key benefits for both parents and babies – when done correctly and safely:

  • Swaddled babies sleep longer and sounder.
  • Swaddled babies experience less anxiety.
  • Swaddling prevents unnecessary wake-ups due to the startle reflex.
  • Swaddling eliminates the need for comfort items in baby’s crib – no pillows, bumpers, blankets, stuffed animals, etc. (using these items in crib have been linked to SIDS)
  • Swaddling prevent face-scratching.
  • Swaddling mimics touch, which is important for baby especially when they wake up at night.
  • Swaddling helps maintain the back sleeping position and also reminds tired parents to place baby on back to sleep.
  • Swaddling soothes babies with colic (again, when swaddled, they feel secure and safe just like they felt in the womb).
  • Swaddling in the hands-over-heart position is the preferred sleeping position for babies; in this position they learn to self-soothe and can get back to sleep on their own.
  • Swaddling benefits parents too — when baby sleeps more, mom and dad sleep more!

Safe Swaddling Tips

Over the last 20 years, we’ve learned how to swaddle safely. It’s safe to say we have come far from the tightly wrapped, mummy-style swaddle bands and swaddle boards! Learning to correctly swaddle baby is key to ensuring safety and effectiveness. Here are seven tips:

  1. Do not over-swaddle – Over-swaddling or using double swaddle blankets can lead to overheating. This factor has been linked to SIDS. Signs of an overheated baby include damp hair and sweating. Today parents can use swaddles that are specifically designed to allow excess heat to escape which provides ventilation for baby.
  2. Make sure the swaddle won’t unravel – A loose blanket can end up covering your baby’s airway.
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  4. Position baby “hands-over-heart” – In the past, it was traditional to swaddle baby’s arms at his/her sides, but this can cause joint problems and limits mobility. Place baby’s hands over the chest before wrapping, or with a swaddle sack that requires no wrapping, put baby in, place baby’s hands over chest, and zip!
  5. Don’t swaddle too tightly – Rather than a blanket, use a specially made baby swaddle that hugs baby comfortably but allows for natural movement of the legs/hips to prevent hip issues like hip dysplasia.
  6. Place baby on his/her back to sleep – When baby sleeps on his/her tummy he is more likely to rebreathe his own exhaled air and start to overheat, both of which can lead to SIDS. Remember: “back is best.”
  7. Stop swaddling when baby begins to roll – When baby begins to roll, this is a good time to consult with your pediatrician or a baby sleep consultant on whether or not swaddling should be continued. Usually you want to transition baby to arms-free sleep once baby begins to roll, but some pediatricians are now saying that swaddling is safe even after baby begins to roll as long as the crib is free from all suffocation hazards such as bumpers pillows toys and blankets. When it’s time to transition, an arms-free sleep sack is a wonderful tool so baby can feel snug but with their arms free.
  8. Don’t swaddle all day – Babies need freedom to move around and learn their bodies. Even if your little one loves being wrapped up all day, give him/her time to develop and leave the swaddling for sleep time.

Most people use swaddling during the newborn stage and begin to phase it out before six months. Some babies like being swaddled up to nine months, and that’s perfectly fine so long as you are using an arms-free sleep sack once baby begins to roll. At some point though your baby will prefer the freedom outside the swaddle and struggle to break out. Click to read more about when and how to stop swaddling.

Note: Each baby is different; some babies resist swaddling from the very beginning, although this is rare. All newborns put up a little bit of a fight, but they quickly accept the feelings of security and peace the swaddle affords them.

karen-barski-best-baby-swaddleWritten by Karen Barski, BSN, RN, Mother of five, Certified Infant Care Specialist & Instructor, & Inventor of the Woombie Baby Swaddle
Karen has been an RN for 20 years, and has worked in many different nursing roles. As a Certified Infant Care Specialist, Karen counsels thousands of families yearly on a multitude of issues relating to pregnancy and infancy. Also, as a mother of five, she has invaluable experience and tips to share especially on the subject of swaddling, child sleep, baby safety, newborns, pregnancy, and more.

Since 2007, Karen started KB Designs and is most known for inventing two swaddle brands, Woombie and Mod’Swad. Her line of signature baby swaddles have helped parents across the globe easily transition their new babies from womb to home. There are multiple designs and sizes so that babies can enjoy the comfort and security of the Woombie up until the time they begin to roll and even longer with specialty “Big Baby” swaddle sizes and “convertible” swaddles where baby’s arms come out (arms-free sleep).

Each product has been created and designed by Karen because of a need she identified in her life with her five children. With convenience, safety, and fashion in mind, KB Designs has helped over a million babies and counting!

All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Woombie makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, current-ness, suitability, or validity of any information in this blog post and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information, or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.


Woombie is giving away two of their Woombie Air swaddles to two lucky winners! Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below. Entries for the giveaway will be accepted today through Monday, June 1, 2015. Please note: Woombie can only ship prizes to US mailing addresses.

It’s the 5th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Baby Sleep Site 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway‘Tis the season, dear readers — the season for FREE STUFF! We are beyond excited to kick off The Baby Sleep Site’s 5th annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. Of all the giveaways we do each year, this is by far one of our favorites. That’s why we load it up with so many awesome prizes — including a $250 Amazon Gift Card! We can’t think of a better way to kick off the holiday season, and (more importantly) to say a big ‘thank you’ to our you, our fabulous readers and clients!

So, here’s how it works…

Interested yet? Here’s what you need to know: you can enter the giveaway via the widget below (and also on our Facebook page). We will be accepting entries from today through 8:59 pm EST, December 12, 2014. Starting on Monday, December 1st, we will draw a winner per day with the Grand Prize winner being drawn on December 13th. Obviously, the earlier you enter the better chance you have of winning a prize. Oh, and this is important: there are several ways to earn more than one entry. So be sure to read through all of the options! Want to know what you could win? Scroll through the list below to see the list of awesome prizes we’re offering this year!

(*Note: Shipped prizes available to US Residents only, unless otherwise specified. In instances in which international shipping is not included, international winners will be offered an alternative Baby Sleep Site prize that does not require shipping. Prizes listed below are not necessarily in the order that they will be awarded).

Grand Prize – $250 Gift Card to

amazon-GCThis year’s Grand Prize winner will receive an gift card worth $250. Order virtually anything quickly and easily online, using your Amazon gift card, and receive your shipment quickly.

One grand prize winner will receive a $250 Amazon Gift Card.

Baby Shusher


The Baby Shusher™ has been called a “Sleep Miracle” and was created by real parents with a genuine passion to help babies sleep. This is a doctor-approved and thoroughly tested technique designed to break a baby’s cry spell and engage their natural calming reflex. The rhythmic shush reminds baby of being inside mom, where they were inundated 24 hours a day with loud sounds of blood flow and other in utero noises (up to 85 dBs, or the sound of a very loud vacuum cleaner). What may sound harsh at first is actually very calming to a baby. The Baby Shusher™ has two timer options, 15 and 30 minutes. It also easily attaches to car seat, stroller, swing or crib and works for newborns and up.

You can read more on the Baby Shusher website, or you can purchase one directly if you don’t want to wait to see if you’ve won!

12 lucky winners – one for each day of the giveaway- will receive a Baby Shusher. *This prize is available to U.S. and International entrants.

365 Sleepybag

Sleepybag115The 365 Sleepybag is a revolutionary new baby and toddler sleep sack, designed to be everything you need in a wearable blanket. The 365 Sleepybag is actually three wearable blankets in one – you get a summer-weight bag, an autumn-weight bag, and you can zip the two together to form your winter-weight bag! With its generous sizing, the 365 Sleepybag is designed to fit your child twice as long as traditional sleep bags, and because it’s made from only the finest organic cotton and crafted with precision and care, your high-quality 365 Sleepybag is certain to be a product that lasts you for years to come – meaning you can hand it down from one child to the next!

Excited yet? Check out our in-depth review of the 365 Sleepybag here, and see what our very own Amber, an expert sleep consultant, had to say about it!

Due to a very successful Kickstarter campaign, the 365 Sleepybag creators are now taking pre-orders for bags, and delivery can be expected in mid-January.

One lucky winner will receive a 365 Sleepybag in the size of his/her choice, with guaranteed delivery in January of 2015. The winner will be mailed a special card in the meantime, in case this is meant to be given as a Christmas gift. *This prize is available to U.S. and International entrants.

Essential Keys To Your Newborn’s Sleep E-Book

Essential Keys to Your Newborn's SleepUnderstanding newborn sleep can be simple, as long as you keep one basic principle in mind: everything about a newborn is connected. Many factors influence a newborn’s sleep, including feeding patterns, routines, temperament, and overall health. In Essential Keys to Your Newborn’s Sleep, Baby Sleep Site® founder Nicole Johnson and sleep consultant Miriam Chickering discuss at length each factor that influences sleep. They also offer practical, hands-on tips about how you can influence some of these factors and set the stage for better newborn sleep, both now and throughout the first year. Nicole and Miriam also explain what to expect at each stage of growth, and how to cope with difficulties and challenges that will arise. Essential Keys to Your Newborn’s Sleep is a complete toolkit of tips, advice, and sample schedules to help your baby establish healthy sleep habits today and throughout the first year.

One winner will receive an instant download of Essential Keys To Your Newborn’s Sleep.

Zipadee-Zip Slumber Sack

SleepbabyThe Zipadee-Zip is the next big thing in Baby Sleep! Zipadee-Zip was recently featured on Shark Tank and we’re thrilled that they were able to score a deal with Daymond John. This wearable blanket was designed by a mom, like you, specifically to help transition a baby off of the swaddle and teach them to sleep freely! It prevents a baby’s hands from getting cold at night and is also designed to help babies who scratch their faces while sleeping (perfect for babies with eczema!). The cozy, enclosed environment teaches babies to self-soothe and learn to fall asleep on their own! Zipadee-Zip…Taking babies from swaddle-time to sleep time in no time!

The Baby Sleep Site® Reader Special: Baby Sleep Site® Readers can receive $2 off the purchase of a Zipadee-Zip. Visit the Zipadee-Zip website and enter promo code ‘SLEEP’ at checkout. (A reply of their Shark Tank episode will show on November 28 in case you missed it the first time!)

Find out more and watch a video on how the Zipadee-Zip works on the Zipadee-Zip website. One winner will receive a Zipadee-Zip of their choice.

Basic E-Mail Baby Sleep Consultation

babysleepingWhat better way for Mom to pamper herself than to get more sleep! Your baby’s sleep shouldn’t be stressful and The Baby Sleep Site® strives to provide a strong, non-judgmental, support network to help you and your family sleep better. Our website has helped countless families through free online articles, step-by-step e-Books, and private and personalized sleep consulting services.

One winner will win the Basic E-mail Consultation Package (Personalized Sleep Plan™ Plus One Follow-Up) to help with your sleep struggles. You’d be surprised how far you can get in just two e-mails! If you already have an account, your account will be credited.

The 3-Step System To Help Your Baby Sleep

bss_ebook_3stepsystem_leftThis ebook helps you design a step by step a sleep coaching plan that works for you and your family. It also includes a quick reference guide with age-specific sleep guidelines and sleep log for tracking your child’s sleep patterns. Whether you are interested in co-sleeping, crying it out, setting schedules, night weaning or feeding at night, this book covers it all!

One winner will receive a copy of The 3-Step System to Help Your Baby Sleep.

3-Month Baby Sleep Site Membership

bss_email_featprod_memberspic-CROPPEDOur Members Area is a do-it-yourself sleep coach’s dream come true! Baby Sleep Sit members receive unlimited product access – read all our e-Books at no additional charge, access special members-only articles, enjoy a large library of recorded tele-seminars, browse our selection of case studies…it’s like having your own sleep resource library! This is truly a resource that grows with your child. What’s more, members enjoy weekly chats with expert sleep consultants (which provides the perfect chance to ask your pressing sleep questions and get answers from a pro. And the icing on the cake? Members receive 20% off all personalized consulting services!

One winner will receive a 3-month membership to The Baby sleep Site’s Members Area. This prize is available to international entrants.

Mastering Naps and Schedules e-Book

baby napsIf naps are a struggle or if you have questions about how much and how often your baby or toddler should be napping, then this is the book for you. This book covers how to help your child learn to nap longer, why naps are so important for nighttime sleep, how to break baby’s dependence on you to fall asleep, how to help your early riser learn to sleep later, and includes over 40 sample schedules…plus much more!

One reader will receive an instant download of the Mastering Naps and Schedules e-Book.

The 5 Step System to Better Toddler Sleep

Toddler sleep help Many parents are surprised to learn that it is not that uncommon for a toddler to not be sleeping through the night or have other sleep related issues. With this toddler sleep book, you can learn how to get back in control with this comprehensive toddler sleep guide. This ebook includes a toolkit of strategies, sample schedules, and sleep logs will put your toddler on the right sleep track.

One winner will receive an instant download of The 5-Step System to Better Toddler Sleep

Swanling Slumber Sheet and Slumber Swaddle

MySlumberSleeperThe Swanling Slumber Sheet® provides tired parents with a hassle-free, safe sleep solution. It is designed to help babies feel comforted while learning to self-soothe and sleep through the night on their own, and meets the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommendations for a safe sleep environment. The Slumber Sheet® is the only 3-in-one product to offer solutions to the many concerns and needs surrounding infant and toddler sleep that would normally require multiple products, including a mattress protector, a fitted sheet and a sleep sack. Without compromising quality or effectiveness the Slumber Sheet® delivers amazing versatility, ease of use and functionality. The Slumber Sheet® also offers longevity in a way that is rarely seen in baby products. From 3 months to 3 years old it continues to solve common concerns and frustrations that arise as the child grows and transitions from being used with the Slumber Swaddle attachment to no swaddle and from crib to bed. It is not limited to just one stage of a child’s development.

Add to it the Slumber Swaddle, and you have an ideal sleep system for young babies! The Slumber Swaddle snaps securely to your Slumber Sheet, ensuring that baby stays positioned on her back and doesn’t roll over. And the Slumber Swaddle’s easy wrap-and-tie design takes the guess-work out of safe swaddling.

One winner will receive a crib-sized cotton blend Slumber Sheet with Slumber Swaddle Attachment *This prize is available to US and International entrants.

Fisher Price Soothe-And-Glow Giraffe

Soothe and Glow GiraffeSo many of our Baby Sleep Site clients and readers tell us that they are constantly on the lookout for great bedtime soothers – toys and comfort objects that will help soothe their little ones and promote peaceful, independent sleep. Well, look no further! We think the Fisher Price Soothe-And-Glow Giraffe is a perfect bedtime toy for babies and toddlers. With a simple squeeze, your kiddo activates the giraffe, which glows softly and plays 8 different soothing lullabies, for 15 minutes total. This toy would make an awesome addition to your bedtime routine!

One winner will receive a Fisher Price Soothe-And-Glow Giraffe.


Remember, the deadline to enter is Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:59 p.m. EST. So don’t wait – enter today!


(*Please note that all shipped prizes, unless otherwise specified, are available to US residents only.)

Baby Sleep…There’s An App For That! [GIVEAWAY]

Baby Sleep Site AppNeed baby and toddler sleep tips? Want topical sleep articles organized by category? Craving a custom schedule that’s based on your baby or toddler’s unique wake-up time?

Now, there’s an app for that!

Readers, we are so excited to introduce you to the BRAND-NEW Baby Sleep Site app! Designed in partnership with our good buddies at Baby Shusher™ and available for Apple AND Android devices, this app gives you the baby and toddler sleep info you need right at your fingertips.

Oh – and did I mention it’s completely FREE?

Our new app contains the best of our Baby Sleep Site blog articles, quick, at-a-glance sleep tips by age, recommended sleep products, and best of all, a schedule-generator tool that will create a custom sleep schedule for your child!

We are so exited about this app. SO excited. The Baby Shusher™ team and we have spent over a year working on it, and we’re so excited that it’s finally ready for you, that we decided to celebrate.

And how do we celebrate at The Baby Sleep Site? That’s right…with a giveaway!

Baby Shusher™ + The Baby Sleep Site® = Better Baby and Toddler Sleep!

To celebrate the launch of our Baby Sleep Site app, we’re giving away several exciting prizes – take a look below!

GRAND PRIZE: $100 iTunes Gift Card

itunes_giftcardWho could use $100 to spend in iTunes? We sure could! And one lucky winner will receive just that – a $100 iTunes gift card. Use your gift card to buy music, movies, TV shows, apps, books…and more! You can use your $100 iTunes gift card to purchase anything in the iTunes Store, the App Store, the iBookstore or the Mac App Store. Splurge on yourself, or save it to give away as a Christmas gift!

One lucky winner will receive a $100 iTunes Gift Card. Both U.S. and international entrants are welcome.

Baby Shusher™ Collection

Baby Shusher CollectionHave we mentioned how much we love the whole line of Baby Shusher™ products? From their patented Baby Shusher™ itself, to their line of super-soft cotton muslin swaddles, it’s clear that Baby Shusher™ really does promote better baby sleep (and who couldn’t use a little more of that in their life?). And because these two products work so beautifully together, Baby Shusher™ recently began offering their Baby Shusher™ Collection. Each Collection contains a Baby Shusher™ that will create a constant, steady “shushing” noise that’s perfect for soothing a baby to sleep, as well as several muslin swaddles in cute printed patterns. These make perfect baby shower gifts (ask us how we know!!), but if you have a baby at home, we won’t blame you at all for keeping it all for yourself. 😉

TWO lucky winners will each receive a Baby Shusher™ Collection. Both U.S. and International entrants are welcome.

Basic Sleep Consultation Package from The Baby Sleep Site®

BabySleepSiteSuccess220Baby sleep books are nice, but personalized baby sleep help that’s tailored to fit your baby’s personality and your parenting goals? That’s GREAT. And that’s exactly what we offer with our personalized consulting packages. Each of our packages provides you with a Personalized Sleep Plan™ created specifically for your family by your own personal sleep consultant, along with follow-up help that you can use to ask additional questions. It’s the personalized nature of our consultation packages that makes them so effective – that’s why we have over 15,000 families worldwide who are sleeping better now, thanks to our consultation support!

One lucky winner will receive a Basic Sleep Consultation Package. Both U.S. and International entrants are welcome. Existing customers will have their account credited with the value of the Basic Consultation Package.

The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 12th at 11:59 PM U.S. EST.

Better Baby Sleep, Brought To You By ZipadeeZip and The Baby Sleep Site


Your baby is perfect – but your baby’s sleep may not be!

Believe us, we get it. At Zipadee-Zip and The Baby Sleep Site, we spend each day connecting with exhausted parents just like you, who are looking for solutions to their babies sleep problems. Whether you’re facing seemingly-endless night wakings or short, erratic naps, we know first-hand what you’re going through (we’re all moms ourselves – we’ve been there!).

We may be separate companies, but our core products complement each other perfectly – combine the snuggly soothing of a ZipadeeZip with the The Baby Sleep Site’s proven sleep coaching methods, and what do you get?

You get a sleeping baby, that’s what!

And that’s why, for the first time ever, Zipadee-Zip and The Baby Sleep Site are teaming up to host a joint giveaway – because we want to give you, our awesome readers, the gift of better baby sleep!

Sign up to receive this free guide, 5 Ways to Help Your Child Sleep Through The Night and gain 5 entries into the giveaway. Keep reading for details about the giveaway, and be sure to enter today, using the entry form below. Best of luck to all of you – and happy sleeping!

A Better Baby Sleep Giveaway, from ZipadeeZip and The Baby Sleep Site

Enter To Win One of Two Zipadee-Zips!

ZipadeeZip Wearable BlanketWhat do you need for better baby sleep? For starters, you need the right equipment. That’s why we’re offering TWO lucky readers a warm, snuggly Zipadee-Zip in the fabrics of their choice!

Why is the Zipadee-Zip THE must-have wearable blanket for your baby? Simple – the unique star-shape design provides your baby enough range of movement while still creating that snug, cozy, womb-like feeling that translates into deeper, longer sleep. It keeps little hands warm, it helps teach baby to self-soothe to sleep, it’s easy to buckle into infant carriers or carseats, it keeps baby warm in the baby carrier…the list goes on! Long story short, the ZipadeeZip is a product that will truly grow with your baby, and it’s high-quality construction will last for years – meaning you can pass it down from one baby to the next!

Two lucky winners will each receive a Zipadee-Zip in the fabrics of their choice. Both U.S. and international entrants are welcome.

Enter To Win a Deluxe Sleep Consultation, from The Baby Sleep Site!

Mom-Newborn-SleepWhat else do you need to help your baby sleep? You need a solid foundation of baby sleep knowledge. Even better, you need a personalized plan that will take all the baby sleep information out there and condense it into a set of personalized recommendations that fit your baby’s temperament, your parenting philosophy and goals, and your family’s lifestyle.

That kind of personalized help is exactly what you get when you purchase a consultation with The Baby Sleep Site. These personalized sleep consultation services allow you to connect with highly-trained, caring sleep consultants, who will craft a Personalized Sleep Plan™ for your child, and then walk you through every step of using the plan at home.

Of all the consultation packages offered (and there are quite a few to choose from – there’s a consultation package for every budget!), the most popular package by far is the Deluxe package. The Deluxe package provides you with a Personalized Sleep Plan™ as well as three follow-up e-mails that you can use to ask your consultant for additional help.

One lucky winner will receive a Deluxe Sleep Consultation from The Baby Sleep Site. Both U.S. and International entrants are welcome.

Giveaway Entry

You can enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below. To sign up to receive the FREE sleep guide and gain 5 entries into the giveaway, be sure to fill out the option for joining The Baby Sleep Site and Zipadee-Zip Free Sleep Guide Mailing list. Once you have entered your email address, you will you need to click on the link in the confirmation email you receive. You can then download the guide immediately.

Entries for the giveaway will be accepted today through 8:59 PM EST on Thursday, October 9, 2014

It’s A Labor Day Giveaway!

Happy Labor Day a little early, Baby Sleep Site readers! If you’re one of our U.S. readers, then you’re no doubt gearing up for the coming holiday weekend – such a great chance to enjoy one last weekend of summer fun!

We’ve spent the past 5 years honoring this special holiday weekend with a giveaway (because who doesn’t love celebrating with free stuff?), and this year, we are returning to a favorite theme of ours – this year, we want to hear your very own “Labor Day” stories! Tell us your labor and birth story, and be entered to win one of the awesome prizes below (scroll down for complete details about how to enter.)

The Details

Entries for the giveaway will be accepted starting today through 8:59 PM EST on Monday, September 1. There are multiple ways to enter this giveaway, including leaving us a comment sharing your birth story – scroll down for complete details.

The Prizes

We have some really exciting prizes this year…take a look!

Grand Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card

amazon-GCThe Grand Prize Winner for the Labor Day Giveaway will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card, good to purchase anything on Amazon! Gotta love the gift of Amazon cash!!

Baby Shusher™ Collection or Baby Shusher™ Swaddle Set

Baby Shusher CollectionWe adore the Baby Shusher™ line of products – their original Baby Shusher™ is one of those miracle, must-have products for parents, and they’ve recently added a line of gorgeous, 100% cotton muslin swaddle blankets into the mix. The blankets are beautiful, soft, and breathable, while the Baby Shusher™ creates that perfect “shushing” noise your baby needs to sleep soundly. Winning the Baby Shusher™ collection is like winning the gift of sleep in a box! Baby Shusher SwaddlesThis set is perfect for moms of newborns, but the swaddle blankets and Baby Shusher™ work wonders for older babies, too. One winner will receive the full Baby Shusher™ collection, and one winner will receive a set of 3 Baby Shusher™ swaddles.

A Baby Sleep Site Basic Sleep Consultation

mom on computerSpeaking of the gift of sleep – we’re also giving away a Basic Sleep Consultation Package as part of this year’s Labor Day Giveaway! The Basic Consultation Package includes your very own Personalized Sleep Plan™, created for you by one of our expert sleep consultants, as well as a follow-up e-mail you can use to ask your consultant additional questions. Between the expert plan that’s tailor-made for your family and the caring, compassionate follow-up support, you are sure to find the sleep help you need with a Basic Sleep Consultation from The Baby Sleep Site® Believe us – you’ll be surprised how far you can get with your plan and one e-mail! One winner will receive a Basic Sleep Consultation Package from The Baby Sleep Site®. If you are an existing customer, your account will be credited the value of the Basic Sleep Consultation Package.

Zipadee-Zip Wearable Blanket

ZipadeeZip Wearable BlanketThe Zipadee-Zip is one of our favorite wearable blanket products – its innovative design makes it the perfect tool to wean babies away from full swaddling. And did I mention it’s available in a rainbow of colors and prints? So many cute patterns to choose from. This high-quality blanket is sure to last you years, which means you can pass it on from one baby to the next; talk about value! One winner will receive a Zipadee-Zip Wearable Blanket in the fabric of their choice. Don’t want to wait to see if you win? Order one now at and use code LABORDAY (in all caps) to get $5 off your order.

Stephanie, created of the Zipadee-Zip wearable blanket, is one of our favorite people in the world, and when she heard that we were doing a birth-story themed Labor Day giveaway, she was eager to share her own birth story with all of you! Here it is:

Stephanie Parker, Creator of ZipadeeZipI was induced into labor with our daughter, Charlotte, who is now 3 years old because of how far past her due date she was, so when I became pregnant with our son, I was hoping that things would happen a bit more naturally. Our son, Maverick, was born on February 16th of this year and he came into this world in a way that only a baby named ‘Maverick’ could!
Maverick was always an active little guy and would often wake me up in the middle of the night while I was pregnant because of how loud his hiccups were! On the 16th, he woke me up once again, but this time it was with more than hiccups! I woke up to a hard kick followed by an audible ‘pop’… followed by my water flowing like Niagara falls! I was so excited that he came into the world in his own timing and I will never forget the excitement of rushing to the hospital knowing we were about to meet him. After having lost a baby to miscarriage only a year before Maverick was born and being told that I may not even be able to get pregnant again, the birth of our little guy brought more joy than I can even express in words!

Swanling Slumber Sleeper™, Slumber Swan, and Slumber Silkie

MySlumberSleeperThe Slumber Sleeper™ is an innovative approach to creating a cozy, loving and safe sleeping environment for your child. Created by Swanling Innovations, this innovative 3-in-1 sheet is the perfect safe sleep solution for your child – it’s a mattress protector, fitted sheet, and sleep blanket all in one! Paired with the wonderfully soft Slumber Swan and luxurious Slumber Silkie, both with the snap-in-place system, you and your child will enjoy a better (and safer) night’s sleep. One lucky winner will receive the Slumber Sleeper™, the Slumber Swan, AND the Slumber Silkie.

Bitta Kidda Wearable Lovie

BittaKiddaWearableLovieThe Bitta Kidda Wearable Lovie is ready to start a sleep revolution for your entire family! It’s a patented baby sleep garment with a built-in lovie attached. It’s a safe, effective alternative to traditional lovies and provides comfort to your baby through the night. The Wearable Lovie is always in reach as your baby goes in and out of sleep cycles. Plus, as your baby becomes increasingly active in the crib, The Wearable Lovie cannot be thrown on the floor where other comfort items always end up. It is the tool that helps your baby learn the art of self-soothing and independence in the crib. The perfect addition to every child’s sleep routine, the Wearable Lovie carries your baby through the crib years and transition to the big kid bed. One winner will receive a Bitta Kidda Wearable Lovie.

How To Enter

Ready to enter? Use the widget below to begin entering the giveaway. You can do all of the entry options or just one – it’s up to you! As we mentioned above, we’d love to hear your birth/labor story in comments.

Deadline to enter is Monday, September 1, 2014, 8:59 p.m. EST.(*Please note that all shipped prizes are available to US residents only with the exception of the Baby Shusher which can be shipped internationally.)