4:47 PM Posted by Courtney B
Being pregnant, the first couple things I purchased was Swaddle Blankets. I don't know why, maybe because I don't know the gender yet, and this is one thing I can buy that can be used for both male and female. I didn't realize how important Swaddle blankets are for a newborn. That being said, I'm so happy I learned about SwaddleDesigns.
"Lynette Damir, RN, CEO and Creative Director, founded SwaddleDesigns in 2002 with her husband, Jeff. The inspiration for SwaddleDesigns was sparked when Lynette visited families with new babies in their homes and she noticed they struggled with swaddling for two reasons. First, the blanket they were using was too small or too thick, and second, they could not remember how to make a good secure swaddle. The parents consistently asked her to share the secret of the hospital nurses - how to swaddle.
Lynette used her medical background and design education from the Art Institute of Seattle to develop the Ultimate Swaddling Blanket - large and square with swaddling instructions sewn to the edge of the blanket, so parents have an effective swaddling technique at their fingertips (patent pending). Swaddle Design’s first customer was a major hospital that purchased 4,000 blankets! They understood the importance of swaddling and the educational value of Lynette‛s blanket. "
So I have a few Swaddle Blankets, but so far the SwaddleDesigns Swaddle Duo is by far the best.SwaddleDuo offers two premium, yet different, baby soft cotton swaddling blankets - two swaddle blankets in a wonderful gift box:
· The Ultimate Receiving Blanket® is a lightweight premium cotton flannel blanket – for moderate to cooler environmental temperatures
· The Marquisette Swaddling Blanket® is a very lightweight openweave cotton blanket – for warmer environmental temperatures
With the SwaddleDuo, parents will be prepared for a variety of environmental settings - cool, moderate and warm
SwaddleDesigns Cotton Marquisette is similar to muslin but is made from premium quality yarns.
SwaddleDesigns Cotton Flannel is made from premium preshrunk domestic cotton.
SwaddleDesigns strives to help new parents care for their baby by providing accurate and up-to-date information, so parents can may make informed choices. SwaddleDesigns Safe Sleep Program includes recommendations from the AAP and the NIH as the company strives to increase awareness of Safe Sleep practices and help parents reduce risk of SIDS
The SwaddleDesigns Goldilocks Guide™ ~ baby should not be too hot, or too cold, but just right ~ comfortably warm.”
The Goldilock’s Guide helps new parents remember the importance of keeping baby comfortably warm. You can learn more about this, at the SwaddleDesigns Safe Sleep Page.
You can learn how to swaddle by watching SwaddleDesigns informative video, ( instructions are also on the blanket) here. You can also join SwaddleDesigns Exclusive Club where you will get coupons and special offers. I love SwaddleDesigns Swaddle Duo and I suggest every new mom has these!
Buy: Swaddle Blankets are available in 17 styles and have a MSRP of $38. Buy your SwaddleDesigns Swaddle Duo here.
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Good luck! Giveaway will end 6/28/2011
Disclosure: A press sample was sent to me for consideration from PR for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. No monetary compensation was received.