Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Swaddle Designs- Review & Giveaway

When I was pregnant, I was all about swaddling. I wanted to know everything about it. I practiced, I tried several different swaddling blankets, and I REALLY wish I would have known about Swaddle Designs!

{B} absolutely HATED being swaddled as an infant. And I will never really know if it was because I didn't use the right kind of blanket, if I was swaddling the wrong way, or if it really was just his personality. But I wish I would have known about the Swaddle Designs Ultimate Recieving Blanket!
Swaddle Designs is best known for their amazing Ultimate Recieving Blanket. What makes this blanket so great? Well, the Ultimate Recieving Blanket is much bigger than your average swaddling blanket and is sqaure in shape ( as opposed to the blankets with multiple folds, and a triangle shape with pockets and velcro, etc. etc.) One of the most amazing thing about this blanket is that it has proper swaddling instructions sewn to its edge, so you will have instructions for the perfect swaddle right at your fingertips ( baby will probably like to even play with the little tag!)

Swaddle Designs offers two types of fabric for swaddling: Flannel and Marquisette.

Flannel is the #1 Choice in US hospitals for swaddling babies, because it is thin, lightweight, breathable, but not too thick. Cotton flannel is appropriatefor moderate to cooler environmental temperatures.

Swaddle Designs also offer a very lightweight open weave cotton Marquisette Swaddling Blanket which is appropriate for warmer climates or summer swaddling. Cotton marquisette is the highest quality open weave fabric due to its highquality threads and thread count.


Since we in the South (which is known for its extremely humid and hot summers), big, heavy blankets have kind of been out of the question for us. I introduced {B} to a lovie blanket last summer and it has been his sidekick ever since. Swaddle Designs sent me a Very Berry Jewel Tone lovie blanket of theirs to review, and let me just say, it is SO soft, the pattern is to die for cute, the color is so vibrant, and I can't wait to have a little girl so she can snuggle it, just like {B} snuggles his. Go check out all of their varieties of lovie blankets, you will be sure to find at least one style that you love!

Swaddle Designs has just announced their Safe Sleep Program which helps educate parents and caregivers about safe sleeping and lowering risk of SIDS in infants. Check out the Swaddle Designs Safe Sleep page http://www.eswaddle.com/safe-sleep to learn more about their safe sleep program, and to read more about their Goldilocks Guide~ "baby should be dressed appropriately for the current temperature of their environment- not too hot, not too cold, but comfortably warm."

Buy It: You can purchase lovie blankets, Ultimate Recieiving Blankets, and more at the Swaddle Designs website.

Win It! One lucky n.c. baby blog reader is going to win an Ultimate Recieving Blanket in the color and design of their choice!






ENTER TO WIN! There are TWO Mandatory Entries! All other entries are optional, but the more you complete, the better chance you have at winning! Leave one comment per entry.

1) Mandatory
: Head on over to the Swaddle Designs website and let me know what your favorite product is!


2) Mandatory: Follow n.c. baby blog via GFC (or tell me if you aleady do)

3) Follow n.c. baby blog on facebook

4) Follow Swaddle Designs on Twitter and tweet about your favorite product or print! please leave your twitter ID and link to tweet.

5)Like Swaddle Designs on Facebook! Let them know n.c. baby blog sent you :)


6) Blog about this giveaway and leave your link so I can find it! (+3 entries, leave 3 comments)

7) Purchase anything from Swaddle Designs website during the giveaway period (+5 entries, leave 5 comments) Please leave invoice #.

8) Enter any other of my CURRENT giveaways ( 1 entry for each giveaway entered)

9) Subscribe to n.c. baby blog via email ( on right side of blog)

10) Add my n.c. baby blog button to your blog! (+3 entries, leave 3 comments!)

GOOD LUCK!!! Giveaway will close 8/28 at 11:59 pm EST. Giveaway is open to US and Canada readers! Winner will be picked the following day by Random.org and will be emailed and announced on the blog. Winner has 48 hours to confirm their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Thank you to Swaddle Designs for the review product and the giveaway prize!



Swaddle Designs provided samples for my review and the grab bag prize for my readers. No other compensation was recieved. All opinions are 100 percent my own.

118 comments:

  1. My favorite is the Mod Circles on White in Sage!



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  2. I follow n.c. baby via Google Friend Connect as Lacey from The Southern Mommy Chronicles


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  3. I follow @SwaddleDesigns on Twitter!
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  4. I like Swaddle Designs on Facebook


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  5. I subscribe to your blog by email


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  6. i like the chickies ultimate receiving blanket!

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  7. Hard to decide but I love the Baby Lovie - Little Hearts with Fuchsia Satin!
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  8. Follow you via GFC
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  9. Follow you on FB (Kady Staffen-Lavallee)
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  10. Like them on FB and left message saying you sent me! (Kady Staffen-Lavallee)
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  11. email subscribe!
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  12. I would LOVE the Pink Puppytooth design. So adorable.

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  13. I like Kiwi Puppytooth with Pure Green Trim

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  14. I already follow n.c. baby blog via GFC

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  15. I'm following n.c. baby blog on facebook

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  17. I follow You with GFC!
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  18. I also like the Pink Pastel Brown & Polkadot Fitted crib Sheets!
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  20. Facebook Fan of Swaddle Designs(Tami Vollenweider)
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  21. I entered Nacho Mama Tees
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  22. Facebook Fan of Yours(Tami Vollenweider)
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  23. I love the hooded towels!
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  26. Like Swaddle Designs on FB - amanda alvarado
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  27. Follow swaddle designs on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Dolphin4176/status/104020191687618560
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  28. Subscribed via email
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  29. Entered the Baby Bond GA
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  30. Entered the Kooli Mat GA
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  31. Entered the Nacho Mama Tees GA
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  32. Love the green pastel with brown polka dots!
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  34. Posted on blog (entry 1): http://derekandceristeele.blogspot.com/2011/08/swaddle-design-giveaway-nc-baby-blog.html

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  35. Entered Babybond Nursing Cover giveaway.

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  36. I love the swaddles duo Kiwi Swaddle Blankets

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  37. I follow via GFC

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  38. I like you on FB

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  39. I like SwaddleDesigns on FB and told them you sent me

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  40. i entered baby bond giveaway as well

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  41. I like the baby lovies.
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  42. I follow gfc - emillie.
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  43. I Follow n.c. baby blog on facebook - emillie rose.
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  44. I Follow Swaddle Designs on Twitter and shared the giveaway - http://twitter.com/#!/HisPrincess886/status/106465531099496448.
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  45. I already Like Swaddle Designs on Facebook so I left love from you - emillie rose.
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  46. I Subscribe to n.c. baby blog via email - using my emillie(lastname)@gmail.com address.
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  50. I entered Kidorable!
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  51. I checked out the website and I love the organic circle fitted bed sheet; in green :)

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  52. I'll be honest... I don't know what GFC is, or how to follow?!?

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  53. I follow you (NCBabyBlog) on facebook :)

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  54. Button on blog.
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  55. the cute hooded towels =)
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  56. GFC follower
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  57. i follow swaddle designs on twitter @littleruk
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  58. i entered the babybond nursing cover giveaway!
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  60. i tweeted about the giveaway!

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  61. i entered the kidorable giveaway
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  62. My favorite item is the kiwi mod circles hooded towel

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  63. I follow via GFC

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  64. I like swaddle designs on facebook and commented that you sent me (Danielle Knapp)

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  65. I love the angry birds blankets
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  66. I follow on GFC
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  67. I like N.C. Baby blog on fb
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  68. I like Swaddle Designs on fb
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  69. fave: SwaddleDesigns - Hooded Towel - Pastel Blue with Brown Mod Circles
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  70. new GFC
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  71. like you on FB as deanna time
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  72. like swaddle designs on FB as deanna time & commented
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  73. i follow sd on twitter and tweeted:

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  75. I like the zzzip me sack
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  76. I follow you on facebook under Jl Johnson
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  77. I like swaddle designs on facebook and said you sent me under Jl Johnson
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  78. entered kidorable
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  79. My favorite product is the Angry Birds Ultimate Receiving Blanket in Yellow Bird with Yellow Trim.
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  81. Liked them on Twitter & Tweeted about my favorite product; http://twitter.com/#!/hazelfinn/status/107924660456398848 as @hazelfinn
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  82. Liked Swaddle Designs on FB & let them know you sent me; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Swaddle-Designs/75007265931?ref=ts&sk=wall#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150344533910932&id=75007265931
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  83. Subscribed via email.
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  84. my fav is the zip me sac
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  87. i follow swaddle designs on twitter
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  88. i like swaddle designs on fb
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  95. My favorite product is their Triplets Paisleys Crib sheets!
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  99. Liked Swaddle Designs on Facebook & said you sent me
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