Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching here in the United States which is often considered to signal the end of summer. Family vacations and summer reunions are done for another year and kids start heading back to school. Historically, Labor Day has been a day to stop and recognize the work force. For many dads (and some moms!), Labor Day also marks the official start of football season. Here at The Baby Sleep Site, we know that, for moms, labor is more than just a job.
Labor, as part of the birth process, is merely the first part of the process of becoming a mom. Many moms would probably agree that the real labor starts after baby is born. Moms and Dads know that being a parent is a full time job. A job that we cherish and relish and which brings a great amount of joy and love to our lives, but it’s still a job and raising a child is hard work!
So, we decided to celebrate the job of parenting with a Baby Sleep Site Giveaway. With this in mind, we’ve tried to come up with some prizes to help make our jobs as parents just a little easier. Of course, this means we’ve included some prizes to help with baby sleep because as we well know, when baby sleeps better, we sleep better.
Take a peek at our list of prizes and then read to the end to find out how you can enter to win in The Baby Sleep Site Labor Day Giveaway. It only takes a few seconds of your time.
Dyson Handheld Vacuum Cleaner (Only U.S. residents are eligible to win the Hand Vac. A Grand Prize winner located outside of the U.S. will win a $100 gift card from Amazon, instead.)
One lucky Grand Prize winner will win a Dyson Handheld Vacuum Cleaner. The Dyson Hand Vac is perfect for those quick pick ups including cereal off the floor, crushed cookies in the carpet or cracker crumbs off your computer keyboard. It is lightweight and cordless which makes it easy to grab and clean in just minutes. As you may already know, Dyson is one of the best vacuums out there for sucking power and durability. This hand vac includes lifetime, washable filters so no bags are necessary and includes a lithium ion battery that charges up to three times faster than others.
Six winners will receive one of the RealSleep CDs. RealSleep is a CD you play while you or your child are going to sleep. Created by a neuroscientist, it uses nearly-inaudible sounds embedded in music to help you or your child go to sleep faster and stay asleep longer. RealSleep has generously given us six copies of their RealSleep Children’s CD to giveaway to Baby Sleep Site readers. This version is optimized for children’s higher hearing range and can help balance the mechanisms to help children go to sleep more quickly and stay asleep longer. While not a substitute for teaching a baby or toddler how to fall asleep on their own, the RealSleep CDs sounds can help trigger the body’s natural processes for falling asleep and staying alseep. Read more on their website about RealSleep CDs.
Gift Certificate to My Baby Pajamas
Everyone knows that comfort is one of the key elements to a good night’s sleep and this includes what we wear to bed. My Baby Pajamas has some of cutest and snuggliest pajamas around. And not just for babies! They have pajamas available for kids up to age 14 and for adults as well. My Baby Pajamas wanted to be able to provide parents with a place where they can find cute, cuddly, durable pajamas at a reasonable cost. You can shop for a boy or girl, by age or by brand. We have a $30 gift certificate to use on MyBabyPajamas.com for one lucky winner. You can check out all the pajama cuteness at www.MyBabyPajamas.com
Babble Soft- Baby Insights Day Tracker
Ditch the notebook, pitch the scraps and scribbles, and reclaim control over your time. The Baby Insights Day Tracker™ gives you one central place to store information about your baby’s care. These tools provide everything you need to give your life that perfect level of structure whether you are needing to schedule your day or are a mom returning to work and need to coordinate with the nanny or caregiver. The new solids and mom’s food tracker helps track down food sensitivities in breast milk or new foods given to your baby.
Baby Insights gives you instant round-the-clock web and mobile access to your baby’s daily schedule log, so no matter where you are, you can quickly update and review: breastfeeding or bottle feeding sessions, the time and amount of feeding, sleep time and durations, solid feeding, mom’s food, diaper changes, medication dosages and developmental milestones.
Two winners will get a FREE three-month subscription to Babble Soft to track baby’s sleep, feedings, pumping, medication doses, etc.
And, last, but not least:
After sleep coach and owner, Nicole Johnson, overcame her son’s sleeping issues in a way that complemented her own parenting style, and after such a happy success, she knew it was her mission to help other tired parents “find their child’s 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.
Two (2) people will win the 2 e-mail sleep consultation package 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 6, 2010, 8:59 p.m. EDT.
Here is how you can enter:
(*Please note that all shipped prizes are available to US residents only.)
1. Leave a comment below, preferably a brief story of the labor of one or all of your babies! – 1 entry
2. Stumble this post. – 1 entry (Leave a comment that you stumbled)
3. Follow one of our sponsors on Twitter. The following sponsors are on Twitter (and you can receive one (1) entry per sponsor followed):
4. Tweet about this giveaway with a link back to this post and the tag #parentingrocks. The tag will allow us to track and locate your tweet entry. – 1 entry (You can enter as many times as you wish! Tweet daily!)
Sample Tweet: “I just entered the Labor Day Giveaway by The Baby Sleep Site™! http://bit.ly/9pWvai #parentingrocks”
5. Subscribe to this blog, the Babble Soft blog or My Baby Pajamas blog. One (1) entry for each blog subscription. Please post in the comments which blogs you subscribed to.
6. Connect with any of the sponsors on Facebook and get one entry per Fan Page you join. Please post in the comments which Facebook Fan Pages you belong to.
7. Blog about this giveaway on your blog. Include a link to this giveaway post in your blog post. Please post a link to your blog post in the comments. Blog posts must be posted publicly and not on membership sites to be entered. – 10 entries