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  • This Is What It’s All About

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    It’s no secret that we’re a business that’s been created to sell a product, but that isn’t our true motivation. We know how challenging it can be for parents to help their children achieve safe, effective sleep. We’ve seen lots of families who just can’t find that rhythm. For many, it’s tense, frustrating and heartbreaking.

    We’re always overjoyed when we have the opportunity to help a baby (and his or her family) transition into a smoother, healthier sleep routine. Below you’ll see a quote by Wendi, a mom who was desperate to help her sensitive sleeper get the rest she needs. We’re proud to be a part of Wendi and her daughter Julia’s story.

    “I have a highly sensitive six month old who was scooting ALL over her crib and getting her head wedged and waking herself up crying. Whenever we make any kind of change in her sleeping situation, it takes sometimes weeks for her to get used to the "new" environment. She has been sleeping great in the Slumber Sleeper from the first time she used it - which is amazing! No more scooting and waking herself up.

    “Plus the customer service from Swanling is second to none. This sheet is worth every penny and more - it's well made and very soft. I bought a second one for backup just in case she spits up/soils it. This is a wonderful invention that every parent who has a difficult sleeper should use. When we transitioned from the Rock and Play to the crib, I wish I had known about this product - it would have made the transition so much easier! It would also be great for anyone who is using a wedge to elevate the mattress because of acid reflux and whose baby slips down the mattress!”

    If you have a story you’d like to tell us, please contact us here or through any of our social media pages.

    safe sleep solutionWritten by Joanna von Yurt, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and Co-Founder and CEO of Swanling Innovations Inc.

    Joanna von Yurt is the mother of three intelligent, sensitive, and compassionate girls (who all want to be mommies when they grow up). She is first AND foremost a mom! Professionally, however, she is an accountant, controller and serial entrepreneur.

    Joanna has a degree in Psychology from Harvard University with an emphasis in child psychology. She worked as an infant caregiver for 12 years and interned as a Child Life Specialist, family/social therapist, and assisted in clinical studies involving children’s personality and social psychology. Joanna is a Certified Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) Prevention Professionals, Safe Sleep Educator, Member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants, Member of the National Sleep Foundation, and Member of the Canadian Sleep Society.

    Joanna has a lifelong passion for childcare and child safety. She enjoys sharing her experiences with other parents about sleep routines, attachment parenting, safe sleep guidelines, and children’s natural sleep patterns. Her company, Swanling Innovations, is committed to producing modern, safe and innovative products that meet the expectations of discerning parents. The Slumber Sleeper™ is a 4-in 1 safe sleep solution (mattress protector, flat sheet, fitted sheet and sleep sack all in one) designed to help keep your baby safe, warm and centered.

    Joanna always says that a well-rested child and well-rested parents add up to a happy family!

    Visit www.swanling.com for more information.

    Interested in writing a guest blog for Swanling? Send your topic idea to pr@swanling.com.

    All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Swanling makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, current-ness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site 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.

  • Enter to Win!

    Enter our giveaway on November 12th at the Biggest Baby Shower Event Ever™ hosted by Big City Moms for a chance to win a Bratt Decor Crib and Slumber Sleeper™!

    Just click to the form below and you're done! (Open to US Residents only, ages 18 or older.)

    Enter Giveaway Here

  • 17 of the Best Baby and Kids Halloween Costumes

    Now that Halloween is over, parents are uploading photos of their little ones all over the web and social media. Some are cute; others are downright clever. Here are some of the funniest and most adorable Halloween costumes for babies!

    1. A pumpkin – just make sure to clean it out well

    Best Baby and Kids Halloween Costumes

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    2. A bowl of spaghetti

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    3. A hot dog

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    4. A bucket of popcorn

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    5. A pineapple

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    6. An Ewok (from Star Wars)

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    7. Grandma

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    8. A burrito

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    9. Dwight (from The Office)

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    10. Albert Einstein

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    11. The Dude (from The Big Lebowski)

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    12. Wilson (from Cast Away)

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    13. A Wild Thing (from Where The Wild Things Are)

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    14. Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

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    15. Thing 1 and 2 – perfect for twins!

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    16. A goldfish

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    17. Ron Burgundy (from Anchorman)

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    safe sleep solutionWritten by Joanna von Yurt, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and Co-Founder and CEO of Swanling Innovations Inc.

    Joanna von Yurt is the mother of three intelligent, sensitive, and compassionate girls (who all want to be mommies when they grow up). She is first AND foremost a mom! Professionally, however, she is an accountant, controller and serial entrepreneur.

    Joanna has a degree in Psychology from Harvard University with an emphasis in child psychology. She worked as an infant caregiver for 12 years and interned as a Child Life Specialist, family/social therapist, and assisted in clinical studies involving children’s personality and social psychology. Joanna is a Certified Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) Prevention Professionals, Safe Sleep Educator, Member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants, Member of the National Sleep Foundation, and Member of the Canadian Sleep Society.

    Joanna has a lifelong passion for childcare and child safety. She enjoys sharing her experiences with other parents about sleep routines, attachment parenting, safe sleep guidelines, and children’s natural sleep patterns. Her company, Swanling Innovations, is committed to producing modern, safe and innovative products that meet the expectations of discerning parents. The Slumber Sleeper™ is a 4-in 1 safe sleep solution (mattress protector, flat sheet, fitted sheet and sleep sack all in one) designed to help keep your baby safe, warm and centered.

    Joanna always says that a well-rested child and well-rested parents add up to a happy family!

    Visit www.swanling.com for more information.

    Interested in writing a guest blog for Swanling? Send your topic idea to pr@swanling.com.

    All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Swanling makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, current-ness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site 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.

  • Swagaway!

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    Enter our Swagaway for a chance to win 13 innovative baby & kids products for your store!

    Just click to the form below and you're done! (Open to US Retailers only.)

    Enter Giveaway Here

    Keep scrolling to check out all of the prizes and find out more about these amazing brands!

    Prizes:

    Swanling Slumber Sleeper™

    The Slumber Sleeper helps babies sleep longer, safer and more peacefully. The Slumber Sleeper is a 4-in-1 safe sleep solution for modern parents. It is a sleep sack, fitted sheet, flat sheet and mattress protector, and comes in bassinet size, crib size and twin size. It is designed to mimic the parental touch by way of the vested portion in the center of the sheet that holds your child comfortably.

    http://www.swanling.com

    Bazzle Baby

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    Bazzle Baby is a smart, sassy, stylish baby accessories brand that strives to make products that helps parents in their daily lives. Banda Bibs are smart little drool bibs that keep babies dry and happy.

    http://www.bazzlebaby.com

    Wristy Buddy

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    Wristy Buddy is a one piece teething wristband comprised of a wristband with an absorbent animal in the center, a textured teething attachment, and a satin attachment. Wristy Buddy is designed for babies that are teething that haven’t developed the motor skills to hold traditional teething objects. Babies that can’t grasp toys can manipulate Wristy Buddy. Wristy Buddy is made of absorbent materials to help keep little faces and clothing dry. Its various textures and colors engage and stimulate. It is easily accessible to your teething baby and is more sanitary than traditional teething objects.

    http://www.wristybuddy.com

    San Diego Bebe

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    San Diego Bebe® Eco-Nursing Pillows are made with virgin Eco*Loft fiber.  Our line is eco-friendly, hypo-allergenic, non-toxic, foam-free, fire-retardant-free, lead-free and Phthalate-free.  Loaded with mom-inspired patented features, including a vented, built-in Privacy Cover for discreet nursing in public and a Comfort Bolster that prevents roll-offs.  Available for one baby or twins! Prize is a $50 gift certificate to the Double Blessings store.

    https://www.doubleblessings.com

    Woombie Air

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    The Woombie Air is the first breathable swaddle that allows excess body heat to escape and requires no wrapping. Invented by a mom of five, 19-year RN, and Infant Care Specialist, the 14-award winning Woombie is a unique peanut shaped swaddle that imitates the comfort and security of the womb resulting in longer periods of sleep. It helps reduce the risk of SIDS as well as prevents overheating, face-scratching, startling, and colic (voted as a top colic product by the Fussy Baby Site). Over a half a million babies and counting have used the Woombie and parents swear by it!

    www.woombie.com

    Itzy Ritzy

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    Meet the next big thing in breastfeeding! Our Nursing Happens(TM) easily transforms from a trendy infinity scarf to a soft, breathable nursing cover, with no fussy snaps or complicated wrapping techniques. The wraparound design ensures privacy for skin-to-skin bonding while breast or bottle feeding. Wear during pregnancy to infuse with mom's natural scent to promote the beautiful infinite bond between mom and baby. Stylish, simple and versatile - a must have for all mothers!

    http://www.itzyritzy.com

    Pacidoodle

    The ((( PACI CLIP AND KEEP ))) by Pacidoodle® has revolutionized the pacifier clip! Not only does it keep the pacifier off the floor, it also provides a way to keep the pacifier nipple away from harmful germs. The darling soft teddy bear with antimicrobial technology will be your baby’s new favorite paci holder. PLUS, it comes with a Pacidoodle pacifier with your baby’s name on it! At Pacidoodle® we like to say, “Name it. Clip it. Keep it!”

    http://www.pacidoodle.com

    Fiddle Diddles

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    LullaBelay is the first and only adjustable strap system that safely secures an infant car seat to a shopping cart.  LullaBelay allows parents to have worry-free & hands-free shopping experience!  Even for those who exclusively baby wear, LullaBelay can give a helping hand.  On days of inclement weather or if baby is sleeping, parents bring baby into the store in their infant carrier, then attach the carrier to the cart with LullaBelay, then baby wear.  With LullaBelay the carrier is out of the way and cart is entirely open.  LullaBelay comes with the adjustable strap system with hardware, protective cover with zippered access to baby, and a small bag to store it all in.  LullaBelay is CPSIA certified and is made with eco-friendly materials.  Shop safe, shop happy!

    http://www.fiddlediddles.com

    Colgate Mattress

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    Colgate's Limited Edition Retro Posh crib mattress is a throwback to our humble 1955 beginnings. We are donating proceeds from the sale of the Retro Posh to First Candle to fund research around the causes and prevention of stillbirth, SIDS and SUID. The Retro Posh is a dual-firmness mattress, providing infants with the firmness they need for safety and proper development and toddlers with the comfort they prefer. The cover is waterproof, tear-resistant, hypoallergenic and easy to clean. The Retro Posh is handcrafted right here in the USA by Colgate, a third generation, family-owned and operated company.

    http://www.colgatekids.com

    5 Phases

    5 Phases Revolutionary Hybrid GLASS Baby Bottles®, an innovative breakthrough in bottle feeding providing the healthful benefits of GLASS + the protection of BPA free plastic®. With all the concerns of plastics more and more medical experts agree GLASS is the preferred choice in bottle feeding, however many parents fear them breaking. Our eco-friendly bottles provide the perfect solution!

    http://www.5phases.com

    Bitybean

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    Bitybean's UltraCompact Baby Carrier is a cleverly compact baby carrier, designed and engineered with state of the art materials for ease and comfort for active families. It is optimized to provide the most comfort, packability, and style. Weighing just 8 ounces and smaller than the size of a child's water bottle, the UltraCompact Baby Carrier fits in any bag or purse allowing parents to be ready for anything! Bitybean's baby carrier is perfect for families on the go.

    http://www.bitybean.com

    Wishy Life Buddies

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    Wishy Life Buddies: The Original Easter Tradition provides families with an interactive tradition for the Easter season. Children will bring their ‘Buddy’ to life by naming him and sprinkling him with Wishy Dust. For a week leading up to Easter Sunday the child will leave out an empty Easter egg in hopes their ‘Buddy’ will fill it with a something special (note/scripture, money, candy, gum, etc). ‘Buddy will have to leave on Easter Sunday but promises to return the following Easter season to continue to look after his new family and friends.

    http://www.wishylife.com

    Songs With My Name

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    SongsWithMyName Services Ltd. is North America's exclusive distributor for licensed children's personalized retail CD products featuring Disney's Mickey Mouse and Friends along with the Disney Princesses, Elmo and his friends from Sesame Street, The Wiggles, plus the fun and lovable characters from VeggieTales.  The characters actually sing and speak the names as part of the songs and stories. There is none of that "drop name in here" thing.

    http://www.songswithmyname.com

  • Is My Baby Ready for Night Weaning?

    Night WeaningNaturally, parents with babies are desperate to get back to the good old days. You know, the ones where you slept for seven or eight hours without interruption. Eventually you’ll want to wean your baby from nighttime feedings so everyone can get long stretches of sleep. The solution is to wean your baby off nighttime feedings.

    There’s no set schedule for this, of course. You’ll have to decide if your child is old enough. Even doctors aren’t sure when the best time is. All children are different, but here’s a general schedule so you know if you’re on the right track.

    • Newborn to 3 months: feed every 2-3 hours
    • 3-4 months: 2-3 feedings per night
    • 5-6 months: 1-2 feedings per night
    • 7-9 months: 1 (sometimes 2) feedings per night
    • 10-12 months: sometimes 1 feeding per night
    • 12+ months: no feedings per night

    Other factors will come into play, of course. Growth spurts make your baby hungry. She won’t be able to keep herself quiet and calm to fall asleep. Teething and illness, of course, will keep any baby awake. In all cases, a feeding might soothe and relax baby, even though she isn’t hungry.

    Generally speaking, formula-fed babies wean sooner. This is because formula is harder to digest, so the little tummy stays fuller longer. Breastmilk is easy to digest, so it runs through baby quicker.

    Here are 3 signs to determine if your child is ready for night weaning

    1. Baby is not eating much throughout the day – This is an indication that she expects a nighttime feeding, even though you know she’s capable of eating more. Encourage more daytime eating, including a heavy just-before bed meal.
    2. Baby treats night time feedings as play time – If your child is less concerned about the boob or the bottle and more interested in playing, she isn’t really hungry, just accustomed to getting up at that time. This is a good sign the evening feeding isn’t necessary.
    3. Baby eats a lot of solid foods – Once your baby has started solids, they’re nearing the night weaning timeframe. A good portion of solids will hold her over during the night until the morning where she’ll need another good dose of solid foods.

    Here are some basic tips to make night weaning easier.

    • Go slow: simply feed less over time until you’re not feeding at all, just comforting.
    • Make sure your baby is eating enough. She may not eat as much during the day because she expects it at night. Take scheduled breaks from play to eat.
    • Try waking your child for a “dream feed” just before you go to bed.
    • Don’t wean baby during a transition time, like on a vacation, during bad teething, or just after you’ve returned to work.
    • Don’t lift baby out of the crib. This will signal that it’s time to wake up and eat.

    safe sleep solutionWritten by Joanna von Yurt, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and Co-Founder and CEO of Swanling Innovations Inc.

    Joanna von Yurt is the mother of three intelligent, sensitive, and compassionate girls (who all want to be mommies when they grow up). She is first AND foremost a mom! Professionally, however, she is an accountant, controller and serial entrepreneur.

    Joanna has a degree in Psychology from Harvard University with an emphasis in child psychology. She worked as an infant caregiver for 12 years and interned as a Child Life Specialist, family/social therapist, and assisted in clinical studies involving children’s personality and social psychology. Joanna is a Certified Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) Prevention Professionals, Safe Sleep Educator, Member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants, Member of the National Sleep Foundation, and Member of the Canadian Sleep Society.

    Joanna has a lifelong passion for childcare and child safety. She enjoys sharing her experiences with other parents about sleep routines, attachment parenting, safe sleep guidelines, and children’s natural sleep patterns. Her company, Swanling Innovations, is committed to producing modern, safe and innovative products that meet the expectations of discerning parents. The Slumber Sleeper™ is a 4-in 1 safe sleep solution (mattress protector, flat sheet, fitted sheet and sleep sack all in one) designed to help keep your baby safe, warm and centered.

    Joanna always says that a well-rested child and well-rested parents add up to a happy family!

    Visit www.swanling.com for more information.

    Interested in writing a guest blog for Swanling? Send your topic idea to pr@swanling.com.

    All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Swanling makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, current-ness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site 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.

  • 5 Baby Safety Tips for the Summer

    Baby Safety Tips for the SummerNow that’s summer, it’s a good idea for us to brush up on our summertime safety rules. If you live somewhere that’s especially warm or your family likes to spend a lot of time outside, heed these five tips carefully.

    1. Don’t sit in a hot car

    In direct sunlight, the interior of a car can heat up by 19 degrees in just 10 minutes. Each summer we hear stories about poor little ones who were injured because they sat in cars too long.

    If you have to wait somewhere for a while, make sure the AC is running. Or, seek someplace cool to sit. Even if the air is hot, the circulation will keep you cooler. It’s better to sit beneath a tree than behind than inside the car.

    Of course never leave a child alone in a car for any length of time.

    2. Mind your pool safety

    This goes for lakes, oceans and ponds too!

    Anytime you take a baby into the water, you need to have another adult with you. Your buddy will make sure nothing happens to you so nothing happens to the baby. It’s a good idea for even grownups to have a swim buddy with them.

    Take a CPR class (they’re cheap and quick) so you can be prepared if anything happens. If you’re in a public place, make sure you’re always swimming within reach of the lifeguard.

    Whenever your baby is in the water, he or she should be wearing a floatation device of some kind, ideally a lifejacket for little babies, but older kids can wear arm swimmers. They make combination jackets and arm swimmers now that position baby face-up if they are submerged.

    Keep in mind that the whole pool is deep for baby, for stay in the shallow end.

    3. Protect baby’s skin

    Early childhood burns increase the chance for skin cancer later in life, so it’s important to protect that skin. It burns very easily. Avoid the heavy sunlight hours between 11 AM and 2 PM. Make sure baby is wearing a hat and sunglasses any time he’s out in the sunlight, as well as clothing made form tight fibers.

    Always use sunscreen! Even when it’s not hot. Use at least SPF 15. If baby goes into the water, reapply it as soon as he/she is out.

    4. Keep the bugs out

    Throw a mesh cover over your stroller or infant seat to keep the bugs out, specifically mosquitos and ticks. Children over 2 months can use a repellent with DEET, but the formula should be no more than 30%. Choose the lowest concentration of DEET you can find.

    You should only need to apply repellent once per day. Avoid using sunscreen/repellent combinations products because the repellent hampers the effectiveness of the sunscreen.

    At the end of an outdoor day, check you and your baby for bites. Remove ticks immediately if you find any and treat mosquito bites with a topical antihistamine.

    5. Look out for heatstroke

    Heat exhaustion occurs first, which includes dizziness, thirst, cramping and fatigue. If you (or baby) stay in the heat, it can lead to heatstroke which is much more serious. If it looks like your baby is drowsy in the heat, get into air conditioning immediately.

    Avoid heatstroke and heat exhaustion by keeping cool. Spray baby regularly with water and make sure he is drinking plenty of formula and breast milk.

    safe sleep solutionWritten by Joanna von Yurt, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and Co-Founder and CEO of Swanling Innovations Inc.

    Joanna von Yurt is the mother of three intelligent, sensitive, and compassionate girls (who all want to be mommies when they grow up). She is first AND foremost a mom! Professionally, however, she is an accountant, controller and serial entrepreneur.

    Joanna has a degree in Psychology from Harvard University with an emphasis in child psychology. She worked as an infant caregiver for 12 years and interned as a Child Life Specialist, family/social therapist, and assisted in clinical studies involving children’s personality and social psychology. Joanna is a Certified Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) Prevention Professionals, Safe Sleep Educator, Member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants, Member of the National Sleep Foundation, and Member of the Canadian Sleep Society.

    Joanna has a lifelong passion for childcare and child safety. She enjoys sharing her experiences with other parents about sleep routines, attachment parenting, safe sleep guidelines, and children’s natural sleep patterns. Her company, Swanling Innovations, is committed to producing modern, safe and innovative products that meet the expectations of discerning parents. The Slumber Sleeper™ is a 4-in 1 safe sleep solution (mattress protector, flat sheet, fitted sheet and sleep sack all in one) designed to help keep your baby safe, warm and centered.

    Joanna always says that a well-rested child and well-rested parents add up to a happy family!

    Visit www.swanling.com for more information.

    Interested in writing a guest blog for Swanling? Send your topic idea to pr@swanling.com.

    All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Swanling makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, current-ness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site 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.

  • Countdown to Spring Caption This Contest!

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    We just can't wait to celebrate the spring and we're so excited to bring you our Countdown to Spring Caption This Contest! Fans will get a chance to win 27 prizes by submitting a fun caption for our contest image. Entering is so easy and fun! Submit your creative caption for the contest image shown below through the Rafflecopter link. Don’t forget to earn more chances to win by liking/visiting the brands’ Facebook pages, other social media sites, and more. Good luck to all!

    1. One lucky winner will receive 27 prizes!
    2. Open to U.S. residents only, ages 18 and up.
    3. Everyone who enters the giveaway will receive something special after the giveaway as a thank you.
    4. The giveaway will run until 5pm EST on Monday, March 23rd.
    5. Entering is easy and can be done via the Rafflecopter link below.

    Scroll below to check out all the amazing prizes! We added “Like on Facebook” links for each brand. If you like a handful a day that would be appreciated! We also encourage you to check out our sponsors who have amazing blogs you should follow.

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    Submit your creative caption for this photo in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win big!

    REMEMBER….the more points you earn the better chance you have to win! 

    Click the Rafflecopter link to enter:

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    So what are the AMAZING prizes? (Giveaway Open to U.S. residents only):

    Swanling Slumber Sleeper™

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    Swanling Innovations is committed to producing modern, safe and innovative products of only the highest quality that meet the expectations of discerning parents. The Slumber Sleeper™ is a 4-in-1 safe sleep solution. It is a mattress protector, fitted sheet, flat sheet, and sleep sack all in one. It is designed to help keep your baby safe, warm and centered. Although the sheet allows older children to move freely and change sleep positions, the Slumber Sleeper™ unique design helps facilitate back sleeping and helps keep baby centered while in the crib, two important components of safe sleep for babies, and you get the added benefit of easily keeping an eye on them without adjusting your baby monitor frequently.

    www.swanling.com

    Babee Talk

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    If you are hunting for organic cotton baby bedding that has it all, you're in the right place. Designed by a mom and created with love for chic, safety-conscious parents, Babee Talk crib bedding, crib rail covers and plush toys combine the softest materials and rigorous safety checks with strikingly beautiful design.

    http://www.babeetalk.com

    Beautiful Earth

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    We have made caring for your little one easy, with our complete Baby Box. It contains everything you need to cleanse, moisturize and protect your baby's skin. Our Baby Box is a complete head-to-toe package, and contains full sized products to ensure your little one stays Natural. Beautiful Products are made without Parabens, Sulphates , coloring mineral oils or glycols. Each Baby Box contains Hair& Body Wash, Baby Lotion, Baby Bar, Baby Bath & Massage Oil, Barrier Cream and Breathe Easy Chest Rub. Our Baby Box is an Award Winner with Green Scene Mom!

    http://www.beautifulearthusa.com

    Wristy Buddy

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    Wristy Buddy is a one piece teething wristband comprised of a wristband with an absorbent animal in the center, a textured teething attachment, and a satin attachment. Wristy Buddy is designed for babies that are teething that haven’t developed the motor skills to hold traditional teething objects. Babies that can’t grasp toys can manipulate Wristy Buddy. Wristy Buddy is made of absorbent materials to help keep little faces and clothing dry. Its various textures and colors engage and stimulate. It is easily accessible to your teething baby and is more sanitary than traditional teething objects.

    http://www.wristybuddy.com

    Baby Bump Bundle

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    BumpBundle is here to simplify the crazy world of pregnancy and baby products for gift givers, or mothers-to-be themselves. Each bundle is tailored to the three trimesters and can be ordered at any stage of the pregnancy. Then when the bundle of joy arrives, the BabyBundle gift box makes the perfect present. With the mother and baby in mind, Baby Bump Bundle, LLC, offering BumpBundle gift boxes for pregnant moms and BabyBundle gift boxes filled with goodies for newborn babies, was created and brought to life!

    For relief from nipple discomfort postpartum, 3Girls Holistic Nipple Cream helps to heal, soothe, lubricate and protect, making breastfeeding and nursing much more comfortable!  It goes on smooth and won’t leave a greasy residue either.

    http://babybumpbundle.com

    Pacific Baby World

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    As more studies come out each year revealing the hidden hazards in our baby products, parents need to be proactive about finding the safest products for their kids. Pacific Baby World makes it easy by providing safe, innovative and practical products for baby. They are the only infant feeding company making bamboo as a priority material for baby - with a full feeding line including feeding and weaning bowls, cups, plates, and spoons.

    http://pacificbabyworld.com

    Cossettie

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    An extra large changing mat that provides more than enough coverage no matter where you are changing a diaper.

    This changing mat provides plenty of coverage to make sure your baby is lying on a clean surface for diaper changing. The extra-large sized mat completely covers public restroom changing tables and is great for diaper changes in the car, on the ground, floor and on a bed - anywhere you need to change a baby. Its’ small attached bag also makes it easy to store and carry around.

    http://www.cossettie.com/

    BabyNav Baby Planners

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    BabyNav Baby Planners is a premiere baby planning service, offering private and personalized consultation to expecting and new families. We provide unsurpassed service leaving you feeling fully prepared, while reducing stress and allowing every member of the family to embrace the magic and joy of pregnancy. But we don’t stop there. We also specialize in the post-partum support you need to feel confident and content while navigating  the world with your new infant. Whether you are expecting a single baby or multiples, if this is your first or your fourth baby, you are a working or a stay-at-home mom, we offer the services to meet your needs including baby gear consulting, custom registration management, personal shopping, gear preparation, nursery stocking, nursery organization, multiples preparation, concierge services and more!

    http://www.babynavbabyplanners

    PeapodMats

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    PeapodMats are simply amazing and versatile waterproof mats that are unlike any conventional waterproof mat or cover on the market today! PeapodMats are designed to protect the bed from all sorts of fluids.

    The big difference? PeapodMats lie flat ON TOP of sheets with a grippy material underneath (WITHOUT flaps, wings, straps or velcro) which means NO more tucking, bunching, or moving. PeapodMats are comfortable and soft to sleep on with no "plastic crinkle" sound or "cold vinyl" feel. PeapodMats are focused on the toddler and schooler age group as they progress through potty training and bedwetting. However, anyone can make the investment in our mat when their little ones are just babies… after all, ALL babies will need to potty train. That said, our larger PeapodMats (3x5) are also suitable for adults to use. Hassle free when wet just wash and dry on regular cycle!

    http://peapodmats.com

    Sand Gone

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    Sand Gone is a dry powder that when applied to sandy parts of your body removes the sand leaving your skin soft and smooth. All natural ingredients with a coconut fragrance. A must for beachgoers or after playing in the sand.

    www.sandgone.com

    San Diego Bebe

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    San Diego Bebe was designed by San Diego native Sandy Clark, a passionate breastfeeding advocate and mother of twins. Clark was inspired at a San Diego beach one day where she witnessed a young mother unsuccessfully nursing her baby. As the mother struggled to keep a blanket across her shoulder while her baby wailed from heat and hunger, Clark vowed then and there to design a product that would help resolve the issue of privacy while nursing. San Diego Bebe was born that day. The mom invented and multiple-award winning San Diego Bebe Eco-Nursing Pillow is an eco-friendly nursing pillow that offers support, comfort, and discretion for mom and baby.

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    Baby Elephant Ears

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    Unparalleled in style and function, Baby Elephant Ears is a baby headrest support pillow providing spinal/neck alignment and comfort - offered in diverse prints and organics, ethically manufactured, and made with sustainable materials.

    Chiropractor-inspired and mom-designed, Baby Elephant Ears can go wherever baby goes - stroller, swing, car seat, changing table, wherever and whenever support is needed. Baby Elephant Ears is fully washable and requires no attachments, straps or special skills - just simple, loving use.

    http://www.babyelephantears.com

    Sleep Baby Sleep

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    Baby/Toddler sleep site. Helping families with babies that are having sleep troubles such as frequent night wakings, problems sleeping through the night, nap troubles, sleep schedule issues, and anything else related to baby/toddler sleep. This is a one email baby/toddler sleep consultation package, for anyone who is having trouble getting their baby to sleep. This package included all questions/concerns answered by a sleep consultant, and a sleep plan if applicable.

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    Maria Dismondy

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    Making Spirits Bright publishes children's books with timeless messages that empower our youth! Start empowering your baby to live an extraordinary life by modeling positive character traits. This book reminds us that an infant can begin exhibiting acts of kindness well before they are walking and talking.

    www.mariadismondy.com

    Olie

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    Olie offers adorable satin bloomers for baby girls, ranging from sizes newborn to age 3. The Bloomers come in a variety of colors and cute patterns all with a little bow on the back!

    http://www.theolie.com

    Packable Pails

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    Packable Pails are collapsible beach pails that collapse to under two inches tall making travel easy. They come in four fun colors. They are made from BPA free plastic and food grade silicone. Use them at the beach, sandbox, in the snow, in the garden, and much more.

    www.packablepails.com

    PullyPalz

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    This innovative toy not only entertains baby, it keeps a pacifier in view and reach! With PullyPalz, dropped pacis even come back? Which is great for those times when parents need an ?extra hand?.

    The toy uses something similar to a pulley system? When baby drops one, and it falls to the side, another is in view and reach. By grabbing the one in view and pulling toward mouth, the dropped paci comes back!

    Mo Mo, Moo Moo, and Puddles are always ready to lend a hand? or hoof!

    www.pullypalz.com

    Little Ashkim

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    Founded by a mom passionate about finding and providing the best quality for her children, Little Ashkim™ provides parents with a new choice in towels and clothing. Our company was designed around our primary customers – the babies and children that use our towels and wear our clothing. Each Little Ashkim product is designed to fulfill their practical needs with comfort and luxury.

    This adorable slogan (If you think I'm cute, you should see mommy!) bodysuit is made of the softest 100% cotton interlock material for the comfort of your baby. The charming design will turn heads to your little cutie and to check out mommy.

    https://littleashkim.com

    oogiebear

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    For parents of young children, oogiebear is the first booger removal tool that safely and gently removes both sticky and dried mucus from a child's nostrils, and it can also be used to clean baby's ears.

    Developed by mother and Registered Pharmacist, Dr. Nina Farzin, oogiebear was created with comfort in mind, offering two unique ends to remove wet or dry boogers effectively to help children breathe easier and soothe them at a time of incredible discomfort.

    http://www.myoogie.com

    Squatchi

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    Squatchi® is a one-of-a-kind, at home children’s shoe sizer.  It frees you from going on countless errands, especially with the kids.  It saves you the trouble of returning shoe after shoe. Oh sure, online returns may be free, but your time certainly isn’t.  Most of all, Squatchi® makes your life so much easier.  It makes time for the real bonding moments, which do not happen on shopping trips.

    http://squatchi.com

    Cutie Bees

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    Cutie Bees is on a mission - to make your kids LOOK GOOD and FEEL GOOD without compromise. They offer healthy, non-toxic and organic baby apparel so you never have to worry about the harmful chemicals found in most baby clothing.

    The best part? With every Cutie Bees purchase you help make a positive impact on our environment. Together, we are making the world a better place. All Cutie Bees clothing is made with 100% certified organic cotton, dyed with non-toxic fabric dyes and finished non-toxic.

    http://www.cutiebees.com

    pello

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    The pello is a distinct, donut-shaped floor pillow with raised edges, ultra-soft plush brushed poly and cotton fabrics and a padded center that benefits a child at all stages of development. It is machine-washable, can be thrown into the dryer, and is durable and portable for mothers on the go. Every pello has two side handles enabling it to be folded in half like a taco and easily portable. Each pello also includes a pocket with a loop inside to hold baby items. In addition, loops on the side of the pello keep toys at bay. pellos are made with the best materials. Our fabrics are handpicked and each pello is filled with 100% new polyester fibers. This helps the pello maintain its integrity and durability through countless machine washings.

    http://mypello.com

    Pure-GO by Bert&Bratt

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    Pure-GO by Bert&Bratt is a Portable UV Sterilizer for pacifiers, bottle nipples, small teethers, and sippy cup tops. NO heat, water or chemicals required! Just push a button to eliminate up to 99.9% of harmful germs in 4 minutes. This small and lightweight sterilizer is perfect for travel and easily fits in your purse or diaper bag. No more hassles to try to find soap and water or do the “drop and pop”. Just grab the Pure-GO sterilizer to conveniently keep your baby healthy.

    http://bertandbratt.com

    Cover My Heart

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    CoverMyHeart founded in 2011 revolutionizing the post-pregnancy fashion world. Manufactured in the U.S., CoverMyHeart nursing covers and scarves feature unique designs for moms who are dedicated to nursing their child while maintaining a sense of style. Our goal is to offer products that are easy, convenient and fashionable. CoverMyHeart Nursing Scarfs are designed to wear with your everyday look. We strive to bring modern and fashionable products for breastfeeding mom's.

    http://www.covermyheart.com

    Pacidoodle

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    Pacidoodle® was born out of necessity because a baby’s pacifier is as personal as it gets! We are dedicated to turning ordinary pacifiers into Pacidoodles by permanently engraving baby’s name, monogram or cute saying on the knob. Parents enjoy peace of mind knowing their baby’s pacifier is clearly marked and the engraving will stand up to all the rigors of sterilization, will not rub off or fade. And the cute factor is over the top! People will stop right in their tracks to take a closer look and ask, “Where did you get that pacifier?” And then the light bulb goes off… “Why didn’t I think of that?” We believe every paci baby deserves a Pacidoodle!

    http://www.pacidoodle.com

    zCush

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    zCush first launched the baby nap mats at the end of 2010 and has seen exceptional growth over the past few years. We will soon be introducing new designs and patterns to our Baby Nap Mat product line. The 5-in-1 Baby Nap Mat is ideal for napping, feeding, diaper changing, playing, and holding and passing a newborn with better comfort and support. Winner receives a green Firry Forest Chenille Baby Nap Mat.

    http://www.zcush.com

    Yummi Pouch

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    Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches make it easy to take healthy blended snacks and smoothies on the go. Our 6oz pouches feature a side spout for mess-free snacking, a top resealable opening and a stand-up bottom. Yummi Pouches are ideal for enjoying yogurt in the car. They easily fit in a lunchbox or diaper bag, and are freezer & dishwasher safe, and BPA & phthalates-free.

    http://www.yummipouch.com

     

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  • Labor Day Barbecue Meal Ideas

    Labor Day weekend is here and that means barbecues, picnics, family, friends as we gather for the end of summer celebrations.

    For parents, we see an extra day off of work to "relax" and enjoy with our families. We know how busy it can be visiting all of the family and having people over; so we decided to help you out with some barbecue meal ideas for the weekend. This way you can check one thing off of your list easily.

    Appetizers and sides

    Caprese Salad

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    Chips and Homemade Salsa

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    Pesto Zucchini Pasta

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    Entrees

    Peach Barbecue Short Ribs

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    Italian BLT Grilled Cheese

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    Desserts

    Blueberry Cheesecake Galette

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    Giant Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Nut and Gluten Free)

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  • Twenty Photos We Liked from Your Instagram Streams

    We love seeing creativity and art in play. From travel to adventures to your little fashionista, there is always something new and adorable.

    Here are a few of our most recent Instagram likes.

    1. Aidennicholas

    This little kid is going to be the next big model.

    2. Jessicalorren

    This mother, who is also a photographer, captures some of the best moments with her daughter.

    3. Heather_collins

    Heather brings her free spirit into every image offering a sense of peace and beauty showcasing that we have to be grateful for what we have today in the world.

    4. Weekendsandwildcards

    Noah and Sofia are the next big fashionistas. Every time we see one of their images, we think we are looking in a magazine.

    5. IdaFrosk

    Who says that you can't play with your food? Ida creates amazing artwork out of her food daily.

    6. Masonandthetambourine

    As much as we love the water, we love Mason and the Tambourine's clothing line. Absolutely adorable.

    7. Andrewknapp

    Instagram meets "Where's Waldo?" Andrew has transformed the love for hide and seek in photos with #foundmomo.

    8. Frankandzoey

    This mother captures her children in all of their favorite brands. We love the styling and the kids' adventure to explore the world around them.

    9. Littlezooeymagazine

    Little Zooey offers advice for parents, and their lifestyle photos capture people in the moment.

    10. Jacobsantiago

    Jacob is a great city photographer. The creativity he brings to his images instantly connect with you. He brings NYC to life in your Instagram feed.

    11. Parisinfourmonths

    Bonjour! This brings Parisian life directly to you with city and lifestyle images. Want to go to Paris today with us?

    12. Kaelahbee

    Kaelahbee brings her design skills to her child's life from the beautiful photos with special touches to the additions for the nursery.

    13. Gopro

    We love adventure, people, and creativity. GoPro's Instagram feed is full of it using all user generated photos.

    14. Digdeepplayhard

    This mom, Erin Shirley, brings her personal training life into the life of having a young child. Need some motivation to go out and workout. She'll show you it's possible with a little one.

    15. Civilizedcaveman

    George Bryant brings his love for food and people to life with #hugsandbacon. We can't get enough of the great recipes and daily motivation.

    16. Jojerry

    Traveling across Greece, Jo Jerry, brings the beautiful landscapes and street photography into our lives. Our day wouldn't be the same without a daydream of being in Santorini.

    17. Amberleebuckley

    Amber describes herself as not a regular mom but a cool mom, and we have to agree.

    18. Jessieweaver

    A daily dose of cuteness from Jessie and her family makes us smile.

    19. Instablonde

    Instablonde brings fashion and lifestyle from around the world to brighten your day.

    20. Selk

    Sarah Kindade brings storytelling into each of her images, which makes each picture have a special meaning to us as we all can relate.

     

    Keep up to date with our latest Instagram photos at @swanlinginnovations.

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