Here in the United States, the Labor Day holiday will soon be upon us. For many, this signals the unofficial end of summer and the start of a new school year. Traditionally, Labor Day was meant to be a national tribute to the achievements of American workers. Here at The Baby Sleep Site, we like to celebrate it as a tribute to our labor of love work as parents by sharing our own personal Labor Stories. This is the third year for our Labor Day Giveaway where we give parents the opportunity to share their personal labor story. We really love this giveaway as it gives us the opportunity to hear so many wonderful stories from our community of parents. And this year, we have some really great prizes up for grabs!
Entries for the giveaway will be accepted starting today through 8:59 pm ET, Monday September 3rd. We have multiple ways to enter including leaving a comment about your personal labor story. We are also including the opportunity to enter the giveaway by creating a baby sleep board on Pinterest! Listed below are all the prizes for this giveaway followed by the instructions for all the different ways you can enter.
The Grand Prize Winner for the Labor Day Giveaway will have their choice of either a $150 Gift Card to Amazon or to Target. Either gift card can be used to order easily online or the Target Gift Card can also be used in a Target Retail Store. (*Please note that the Target gift card option is only available to US Residents. If you are outside of the US and are drawn for the grand prize, you will receive the Amazon Gift Card.)
Zipadee-Zip Slumber Sacks
The Zipadee-Zip is the next big thing in Baby Sleep! 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… Inspiring dreams one night at a time! Find out more on the Zipadee-Zip website. One winner will receive a Zipadee-Zip of their choice.
Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project CD and Book
Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project is both a timeless benefit effort and a uniquely compelling multimedia experience. The ambitious project–which incorporates a two-CD, 26-song set, a lavishly-illustrated hardcover book of 17 songs from the album, a corresponding e-book encompassing the entire collection, and a documentary film–gathers many of contemporary musical theatre’s greatest composers and vocalists, as well as illustrators, all of whom have donated their talent to deliver an emotionally affecting set of new lullabies, some written specifically for Over the Moon.
This collection puts a fresh spin on the classic lullaby form, creating a warmly expressive song cycle that will touch listeners of all ages, while raising funds for respected breast cancer charities The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Young Survival Coalition. The book, with its foreword by Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, includes a 17-song CD with lyrics illustrated by some of America’s most esteemed theatrical designers and children’s book illustrators. The e-book includes music and illustrations for all 26 songs (iBooks and Nook versions only).
Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project’s roster of world-class vocalists, composers, and lyricists features some of Broadway’s most respected and popular performers and friends, including Michael Cerveris, Raul Esparza, Sutton Foster, Nona Hendryx, Rupert Holmes, Brian d’Arcy James, Nikki M. James, Tony Kushner, Rebecca Luker, 2012 Lead Actress in a Musical Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Kelli O’Hara, Anika Noni Rose, Stephen Sondheim, Will Swenson, and Vanessa Williams. You can read more about this project on the Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project website. Two winners will receive the 2 CD set and two additional winners will receive the book and CD.
See Vanessa Williams’ video for “A Lullaby for Midnight”
SwaddleBuddy Suit from BusyMomBoutique.com
The SwaddleBuddy Suit baby swaddle was designed so that baby can be safely buckled into a swing or bouncy seat while swaddled. The suit is 2 pieces: an arm restraint and a wrap that connect between the legs. Its fastened with hook and loop, so it has easy access for diaper changes! The arm wrap keeps the arms comfortably at the sides while the exterior wrap provides the comfort of being swaddled. Unlike other swaddles that wrap the arms, the SwaddleBuddy Suit uses hook and loop to prevent the arms from becoming unwrapped by an especially wiggly swaddle houdini. Find out more about the SwaddleBuddy Suit on the BusyMomBoutique.com website. One winner will win a SwaddleBuddy Suit.
Nighty Night Nursing Light from BusyMomBoutique.com
The Nighty Night Nursing Light is a multi-functional light that attaches directly to moms clothing while breastfeeding. Requiring just the push of a button, this small night-light gives off just the right amount of soft lighting. The nursing light also has an optional gentle vibration alarm that can be set for the needed nursing time so if mom falls asleep while nursing, the gentle vibration alarm will awaken her so that she can safely put baby back to bed or perform another night time task. Learn more about the Nighty Night Nursing Light on the BusyMomBoutique.com website. One winner will win a Nighty Night Nursing Light.
Sleep Buddy System
Sleep Buddy is a complete sleep system to help parents teach toddlers when to stay in bed. This product was created by a former teacher and mother of 5. What makes it special is that it has three components (it’s not just a light!) It comes with a programmable sleep light that can be used at nighttime as well as naptime. When the soft, blue glow is on the child stays in bed. When it turns off, it’s ok to get up. It also has a dimming function so that it can be as bright or as dim as the child prefers. The system also includes a sweet children’s book, A Bedtime Surprise, to introduce and explain the concept to children. A colorful reward chart with stickers makes up the third component of the system to help motivate your child and track successful sleep periods. We were sent a complimentary Sleep Buddy System and must say we were quite impressed with it! It comes with good instructions and would work well with helping toddlers to go to sleep and stay asleep. You can find out more on the Sleep Buddy website. One winner will receive the Sleep Buddy System.
Basic Email Baby Sleep Consultation Package
What 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.
Deadline to enter is Monday, September 3, 2012, 8:59 p.m. EDT.
(*Please note that all shipped prizes are available to US residents only.)
NOTE: An international grand prize winner will receive the Amazon Gift Card.
Additional Pinterest Entry:
Follow The Baby Sleep Site on Pinterest and then create a Baby Sleep Pinterest Board and include the main image from this post along with at least three other images from the prizes listed above that you would like to win. Post the link to your Baby Sleep Pinterest Board in the comments below. (5 entries)