Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Swaddle Love Review and Giveaway CLOSED


Raise your hand if you read a million baby books to prepare for the arrival of your little bundle of joy.
I know that I spent months soaking up all the information that I could get my hands on.  In all the books that I read, I only got minimal information about swaddling.  At my baby care prep class, I was a pro at swaddling a doll.  Let me tell you, it is so much easier when they do not wiggle all about.

One of my post delivery nurses was spectacular at swaddling and explained the benefits and advantages of swaddling.  She even gave me lessons on how to swaddle a real baby.  It was not as easy as I thought but after a few more last night panicked calls to our wonderful nurse and more lessons, I learned the art of the swaddle.  I wish that Swaddle Love, an in-depth guide to all things swaddling, was available when I was in preparation reading overdrive. 

Swaddle Love by Raegan Moya-Jones, CEO and co-founder of aden + anais,  is a delightful book that goes over all of the benefits about swaddling.  It is more than a book about swaddling, it is an entertaining and practical guide filled with stories and humor about the history, science, and techniques of swaddling.

The art of swaddling, lost on many mothers due to lack of education, offers babies a comforting, tight embrace that encourages restful sleep and quiet contentment.   Swaddling is about starting a bedtime routine for your baby.  If used consistently, swaddling will become a sleep trigger.  A snug familiar wrap will help your baby adjust to their new surroundings more quickly.

All new moms know that the first month or two are ruled by your babies schedule, they call all the shots (admit it!).  You are no longer in control of your life (at least for the first 6-8 weeks), don't let it drive you crazy or defeat you.  EMBRACE IT!!!

This book is not only filled with great information, it also has a step-by-step guide on different swaddle techniques (and it is full of the most adorable babies!!!)  My daughter loved looking at all the pictures, at each photo she would excitedly exclaim BABY. 

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Winner will be chosen via a Random Drawing.  Winners that I am unable to contact or one who does not claim their prize within 72 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their prize.

Giveaway ends midnight PST on June 18th

**Disclaimer: I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.  I received copy of Swaddle Love for the purpose of the review  This is solely the opinion of Over Thirty Mommy. Other people may have different experiences with the product.**  

27 comments:

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Rachael Boer said...

The oldest archaeological evidence of mothers swaddling their babies begins in 4000 B.C. I never knew that it was that old!!!

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Amanda said...

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mverno said...

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Laura said...

I learned that swaddling, for babies, creates a calming feeling similar to being in the womb

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Gianna said...

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