Many thanks to everyone who enter the SIDS Awareness Month October Giveaway. It was truly my hope to help promote awareness about SIDS and provide tips, facts and resources for helping prevent SIDS. Along the way, I learned about Patti McKenna’s story about the loss of her precious son to SIDS 21 years ago. She has also written a book, Caution: Children Should Come with Warning Labels, from which she donates the proceeds from sales to SIDS research. A charming and brutally honest accounting of the adventures of parenting. I was happy to donate three copies of this book the giveaway.
And now….I am pleased to announce the winners of the giveaway. Winners have been notified by email.
Target Gift Cards We have two Target Gift Cards up for grabs donated by The Baby Sleep Site®.
With the holidays just around the corner, who wouldn’t find it helpful to have a gift card on hand to help with the gift shopping? One winner will receive a $50 gift card and another will win a $75 gift card! You can check out all the great stuff Target offers over at www.Target.com
Winner $50 Gift Card: Krystal who entered a comment, subscribed to the blog and became a fan of all three Facebook Fan Pages
Winner $75: Carla who entered a comment
Merino Kids Cocooi Babywrap from BabySleepBags.com
These adorable and cuddly soft baby swaddlers are perfect for swaddling newborn babies up to two or three months old. Made from allergy safe New Zealand merino wool, these swaddlers are perfect for any season as merino has the unique ability to help regulate body temperature and reduce the risks of overheating. Baby has the freedom to move naturally while swaddle much like they did while in the womb. Merino has a silky soft texture, is lightweight and comfortable to wear without itch making it safe to use for babies with eczema, allergies and sensitive skin. Merino is also naturally fire resistant. These baby wraps are available through their online store at www.babysleepbags.com.
Winner: Michelle who entered a comment, subscribed to the blog and became a fan of all three Facebook Fan pages
The Good Nite Lite is the perfect nightlight for helping babies and toddler which helps promote a child’s ability to get into a healthy sleep pattern. This nightlight features a nighttime moon light that is set at bedtime to give off a soft blue glow that provides enough light to soothe your child but is not too bright as to inhibit sleeping. Parents can then set the light for a specific wake-up time and the sun lights up letting your baby or toddler learn and understand that until the sun lights up, it is still sleep time. The Good Nite Lite is a great visual cue for young children to begin moving from waking up too early and interfering with getting a full night’s rest. You can find more information and ordering this product at www.goodnitelite.com.
Winner: Karen who entered a comment
This program was developed by Dr. Harry Zehnwirth, an experienced Pediatrician. Includes a unique combination of blended and layered sounds to distract, engage and soothe unsettled babies. Also includes a no nonsense book for parents with information and practical advice to help parents better understand their babies and how they can help soothe and comfort them. The book covers such topics as Intuition, Infant irritability, Strategies for managing irritability, Baby sleep and settling, and The preterm infant (prematurity). You can order this product directly from Amazon: Sounds for Silence.
Winner: Bebemiqui who entered a comment
Nature’s Paradise Organics provides safe & effective organic skin care products which are all USDA Certified Organic. Their products are chemical free, vegan approved and sustainable.
Nature’s Paradise has been kind enough to offer one Baby Organic Kit which includes Conditioning Shampoo & Body Wash, Lotion, Diaper Cream, Baby Powder, Baby Coconut Oil and Hand Sanitizer. Great starter kit or gift for Mom’s who care about the quality of skin care for their baby’s delicate skin. All Certified USDA Organic. This Gift set comes packaged in a eco-friendly, recyclable box with a clear top and a natural bow tie. Available and in Coconut or Unscented. You can find more organic skin care products on Nature’s Paradise website.
Winner: Valorie who entered a comment, blogged about the giveaway, subscribed to both blogs and to The Baby Sleep Site® Newsletter
The Baby Dipper spoon and bowl combo is the genius invention by a mother of two sets of twins which makes it no surprise at all that this set makes feeding baby easy and is perfect to assist toddlers with self-feeding. Barbara Schantz invented the Baby Dipper Bowl as a triangular-shaped bowl which enables parent’s to feed with one hand while keeping the other hand free. I’ve tried this bowl with my own son and found it to a huge help at feeding time. The Baby Dipper features a non-slip base which keeps it in place as either me or my son scoops food out of it- making it especially handy for helping my son learn to feed himself. The contoured interior of this bowl also helps to guide food onto the spoon and the transparent sides allow for easy viewing of the food. You can feel good knowing the Baby Dipper is lead-free and phthalate-free and also shatter proof.
Barbara has graciously agreed to provide a Baby Dipper bowl and spoon as part of our SIDS Awareness giveaway. You can find more information on the Baby Dipper at www.babydipper.com.
Winner: Meredith who entered a comment
No matter what you’ve heard, it’s not a year’s supply of diapers or a baby wipe warmer that will make the biggest difference in your baby’s life – the most important tools of parenthood are actually organization and coordination. Unfortunately, these things don’t always come naturally. That’s why Babble Soft provides easy-to-use software applications with organization and coordination in mind. It doesn’t matter whether you are a stay-at-home parent scheduling your day or if you are returning to work and need to coordinate with a nanny or other caregiver – their tools provide everything you need to give your life that perfect level of structure.
Babble Soft online software allows you to track feedings, pumping, diapers, and medication combined with an online baby album for baby’s first year. For parents on the go, Baby Insights mobile grants you access to the same information you get at home no matter where you are on your iPhone, Blackberry and other mobiles.
Three lucky winners will get a FREE three-month subscription to Babble Soft to track your baby’s sleep, feedings, pumping, medication doses, etc.
Winner: Danielle who entered a comment, followed on Twiter, tweeted about the giveaway and became a fan of all three Facebook Fan pages.
Winner: Debbie who entered a comment, followed on Twitter, tweeted about the giveaway and subscribed to the blogs.
Winner: Susan who entered a comment and tweeted about the giveaway.
Heartwarming, funny, charming and brutally honest book by Patti McKenna about the true adventures of parenting. McKenna chronicles her experiences raising four children with humor and graciousness. Also the mother of a child lost to SIDS, McKenna donates the proceeds from the sales of this book to SIDS Research. The Baby Sleep Site® has donated three copies of this book to the giveaway.
Winner: Jessica who entered a comment and subscribed to the blog.
Winner: Karrie who entered a comment, subscribed to the blogs and blogged about the giveaway.
Winner: Janet who entered a comment, stumbled the post, followed on Twitter, tweeted and blogged about the giveaway.
And, last, but obviously 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 Pick Nick’s Brain 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.
Three (3) people will get one FREE e-mail sleep consultation to help with your sleep struggles. You’d be surprised how far you can get in just one e-mail! If you already have an account, your account will be credited.
Winner: Lee Ann who entered a comment, is a The Baby Sleep Site® Member and became a fan of my Facebook page.
Winner: MCZ who entered a comment.
Winner: Claire who entered a comment
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who participated and help spread the word about SIDS Awareness Month!