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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Enter for a Chance to Win a $400 Organic Crib Mattress from Naturalmat

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Your baby will, ideally, spend a lot of time in the crib. That’s one of the reasons I’m always preaching to pregnant women to consider spending extra money on an organic or Greenguard-certified crib mattress. You want something non-toxic, that’s safe for baby to breath next to for hours at a time. I know the mattress isn’t as fun to buy as the sheets or the crib itself, but I’d argue it’s the more important purchase.

Probably the most hyper-natural mattress manufacturer I’ve ever encountered is Naturalmat. Watch this video of them making mattresses over in the UK, by hand! Surrounded by cute lambs! You can’t make this stuff up. They are organic down to the ingredients they use to make their mattresses hypoallergenic and fire-retardant

Naturalmat is offering ONE lucky GoodyBlog reader the chance to win its Coco Mat organic crib mattress, which is $400 at retailers such as Amazon.com. The inside is made from coconut husks and lambswool…such a nice change from the days when we all thought we had to sleep on plastic-encased metal springs.

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day April 23. Be sure to check back on April 24 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

And since this giveaway closes on my birthday, here’s the horoscope for Taurus Moms like me. Mommy-style horoscopes for all the signs are on our site!

Congrats to our winner Nicole Hessig!

Horoscope for a Taurus Mom
Horoscope for a Taurus Mom
Horoscope for a Taurus Mom

Click here for official rules.

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American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win a Cloud B Sleep Soother Prize Package

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Sleep is the holy grail of early parenting. Though your baby may spend most of any given 24 hours sleeping, you have little control over when and how long your child snoozes. You’re at their mercy, often failing to reach four straight hours of slumber ever, and as a result start to go a little crazy missing your previous sleep independence.

There is an entire company, Cloud B, devoted to helping parents get their babies to sleep. The woman who founded Cloud B became a mom at about the same time as me, so we’ve always been on a similar wavelength. But her daughter slept like a dream (she credits her wearable blanket) while mine was more up and down. Mostly my daughter fussed if she woke late at night. To head that problem off at the pass, I tried the Twilight Turtle when my son was born and voila, he had an easier time settling back down once he saw those stars. (We used white noise too, in the form of a fan, though the Cloud B sound machines are much more adorable.)

Need some help in the sleep department? Cloud B is offering ONE lucky winner a sleep soothing package, including a Twilight Turtle Tunes (which can sync via Bluetooth to your phone or MP3 player), Smart Sensor Nighty Night Owl, and Dreamz To Go Groovy Globe (so you can still project stars at Grandma’s).

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day January 15. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on January 16 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

And here’s a bunch of sleep information from expert Jodi Mindell, packed into a 5-minute video.

Congrats to our winner, Monica Lam!

Expert Sleep Advice
Expert Sleep Advice
Expert Sleep Advice

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American Baby Baby’s Booty: Win a Year’s Worth of HALO SleepSacks

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Getting a newborn to fall asleep is not an easy task. While there’s plenty of strategies to employ (my parents would keep the vacuum cleaner on for me) it’s also important to make sure your method promotes safe sleep, too.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about half of all unexpected infant deaths in the U.S. each year are caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). After HALO founder Bill Schmid and his wife lost their first infant to SIDS, he set out to create a solution to ensure sound AND safe sleep for babies.

HALO’s SleepSack swaddles and blankets are not only great at keeping your baby warm, but will also help protect him from sleep hazards, like loose blankets in the crib. Start out using the swaddles, which can be adjusted to keep baby’s arms in or out. Once you catch your baby learning how to roll, you can transition to the wearable blankets so he has his hands free. Both soothers are recognized as “Hip Healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

Join HALO’s safe sleep mission by entering our latest giveaway, including two SleepSack Swaddles and two SleepSack wearable blankets for ONE lucky winner, worth about $100 total. That means a full year of safe sleep for your little critter.

To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and December 4, and don’t forget to read the official rules. Be sure to check back on December 5 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

In the meantime, check out these additional sleep tips to help your newborn drift off peacefully.

Congrats to our winner Rachel Yurkanin Taylor!

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