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When you're just spent the past 23 hours in labor with your first child and you are covered in sweat and blood, the nurse coming in and doing the show and tell, "this is how you swaddle the baby, 1, 2, 3, it's so easy," goes in one ear and out the other (unless you became temporarily deaf like I did the week before and after my first labor, then you won't hear it at all!). I can't even tell you how many times I cried out in frustration as what I thought was a tight swaddle undid itself seconds after I completed the task. So when I was invited to an afternoon at the Treehouse Social Club to get introduced to sootheTIME and its fool-proof swaddler, I knew I had to see it to believe it. My kids love the Treehouse Social Club so that's another reason why I was willing to make the drive to Beverly Hills.
zzzTIME products, among which was the perfect swaddle blanket, the Snooze Wrap. The feature that sold me on the product is its built-in pressure relief ring for the head that acts both to give the parent or caregiver a target to center the baby every time and to help prevent flat-head syndrome. Anyone whose child has had flat-head for even a couple of months knows how time-consuming it can be to reverse it, even if you don't end up going the helmet route. Another differentiating feature of the product is its comfort belt that keeps the baby warm when you have to change her, minimizing the likelihood of her waking up while you undo the swaddle. NICE!!!! I almost wish I had a new baby so I could test this out on her. Then I am reminded by Terrible Twos R that I need that like I need a hole in the head. But I digress.
Snooze Sack, the wearable blanket for when the baby gets past the swaddle stage. I've had my kids in wearable blankets till they were 18 months old. It was the only way I could keep them from kicking off their blankets. It would be so funny to watch them get out of bed in the morning and shuffle around in the blanket till I unzipped it. The thing the boys didn't like the most about the blankets, though, would be the heat that would build up during the night and make them wake up. The Snooze Sack has comfort vents to release excess heat. It also has the comfort wrap found in the Snooze Wrap, which has helped relieve the symptoms of colic in some babies. Diaper duty is a snap with the convenient Bottom Up Zipper. You can do checks and changes without removing baby from the comfort of the blanket.
I enjoyed learning about sootheTIME and the company's commitment to spreading the word about healthy infant sleep practices that can help keep the whole family well when welcoming brand new babies. As they launch zzzTIME, they'll be working with the best pediatricians in the US and organizations like First Candle and the CJ Foundation to execute a national media campaign about SIDS awareness. One Random Mommy reader can spread the word by winning her very own package consisting of a Stage 1 Snooze Sack and a Stage 1 Snooze Wrap. Both products are for babies 0-3 months. The Snooze Sack is green and the Snooze Wrap is mostly white with green design accents.
HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Contest period runs from Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 7:01 PM (Pacific) until Monday, June 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM (Pacific). Enter by leaving a comment on who is/was the expert swaddler of your kid(s), and leave your e-mail address OR sign in to comments using your Blogger ID, making sure your Blogger profile is public and includes your e-mail address.
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If you don't leave a qualifying comment and your e-mail address or public Blogger profile, your entry will be disqualified. I reserve the right to extend the contest period. At the end of the contest period, I will utilize Random.org to randomly choose the winner. The winner will be contacted by e-mail and will have 72 hours to respond to my e-mail. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, the prizes will go to the next place winner as decided by Random.org. This contest is open for US Residents only. A huge thank you and much appreciation to sootheTIME for its generosity!
I did not receive compensation for this post. I received product samples that facilitated my review.