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Things I Love Thursday- aden + anais (plus a GIVEAWAY)

tilt I have blogged a few times about aden + anais products in my Works For Me Wednesday posts. They provided me with a few of their products this summer to review and I was impressed with their quality. And then I had a baby. And now I am completely hooked.

First, their swaddling blankets. We are big swaddlers in this house. Lily loved being swaddled. Hannah, not so much. So far, Silas loves to be swaddled. I am a pretty good swaddler, but with those receiving blankets my kids always managed to wiggle their way out. The aden + anais blankets are huge. They make it incredibly easy to swaddle and my little burrito stays put. And the fabric is lightweight and breathable so I don’t have to worry about him getting over heated.

Then I tried their sleepsacks. I have used Halo sleepsacks in the past and really like them, but they are really warm. Good for winter, but kind of too heavy for summer. The aden + anais sleepsacks these quilted sleeping bags keep your baby warm and toasty without overheating. I don’t know if you are aware, but the latest research shows that overheating could be a cause of SIDS so it is even more important to strike the balance between warm and not too warm.

October is SIDS awareness month and aden + anais is a proud sponsor of the  CJ Foundation and  their Sleep in Safety, Grow in Style (SSGS) campaign. They have created Ten Steps To Take Before Baby Takes His or Her First:

1. Always lay your baby to sleep face up. Side and tummy positions are not safe; check with your doctor if your baby has breathing problems.
2. Don’t smoke while pregnant and never smoke near your infant. While pregnant or considering pregnancy do not smoke. Never let others smoke near your baby. Smoking is a major risk factor for SIDS.
3. Don’t let your baby get too hot. Overheating is a leading risk factor for SIDS. Dress your baby in as much or as little as you would wear. If your baby is sweating, has damp hair, or a heat rash, he or she may be too hot. Room fans have been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS. Consider using a wearable blanket or other type of sleeper instead of using a blanket.
4. Lay your baby to sleep in an approved crib, on a firm mattress. Do not let the baby sleep on soft things, like a couch, pillow, sheepskin, foam pad, or waterbed. Remove all loose bedding, stuffed animals,
and pillows from crib. Crib bumpers are not recommended and can be hazardous.
5. Create a healthy lifestyle for you and your baby. When pregnant, see your doctor often and do not use drugs or alcohol. Talk with your doctor about changes in your baby and how your baby acts.
6. If possible, breastfeed your baby. Breastfeeding has been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS.
7. Offer your baby a pacifier at all sleep times. Pacifiers have been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS.
8. Put your baby on his or her tummy to play when your baby is awake and supervised. Make sure someone is always watching. “Tummy Time” is good for your baby because it makes neck and shoulder muscles stronger.
9. Don’t share sleep surfaces. Adult beds, couches, and chairs are not safe for infant sleep and increase the risk of SIDS, suffocation and accidental infant death. After feeding, put your baby back in his or her crib.
10. Share these tips with everyone who cares for your baby. Education is the key to keeping your baby safe.

Did you see #3? That is where aden + anais sleepsacks come in. It helps me feel more confident as a mom that I am doing everything I can using the above steps as a guide to help keep my baby safe.

Would you like to win a sleepsack from aden + anais? They have generously offered one of my readers their choice of sleepsacks. There are many ways to enter, but you need to leave an additional comment for each of your entries. I will be picking the winner using Random.org from the comments.

  • Mandatory: head over to aden + anais’ website and let me know which sleepsack you like.
  • Extra: Participate in my Things I Love Thursday carnival, by posting about something you love and linking below to that post (not your blog, but the actual post’s URL). Other guidelines for how to participate can be found here.
  • Extra: Become a fan of aden + anais on Facebook.
  • Extra: Become a fan of The Diaper Diaries on Facebook or leave a comment if you already are.
  • Extra: Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link in the comments. Make sure to use @diaperdiaries in your tweet.
  • Extra: Subscribe to my blog via email or a reader or leave a comment if you already are a subscriber.

The giveaway will end next Wednesday night Oct. 28th. Good luck!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated in any way for this review. Although I have been provided with sample products in the past, I was not provided with any to write this post. All opinions about the products are mine alone.

Comments

  1. I LOVE the white muslin sleep sack, but since my sister’s having a baby girl in December, I would definitely choose the Pink Butterflys!
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  2. I’m participating in TILT! :)
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  3. I’m a fan of YOURS on facebook!
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  4. @kjmfrank sis, check this out! RT @DiaperDiaries: Also, come enter to win a aden + anais sleepsack in honor of SIDS p… http://is.gd/4uXKM

    I’m tired and can’t remember how to just send you the link. Duh!
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  5. I subscribe to you!
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  6. I like the bees, or the plain white since my dd is afraid of bees! LOVE the swaddlers; I used them all summer as a sheet when dd was a toddler!
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  7. I am a fan of you on Facebook (your link is incorrect, though, it takes me to Aden and Anais both times).
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  8. Fan of AA on Facebook

  9. Linked up to TILT
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  10. I tweeted!
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  11. I like the pink or blue stars sleep sack… depending on which I’m having! :)
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  12. I get you in my reader! :)
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  13. Ì love the Butterflies Muslin Sleeping Bag. I’m going to be a grandmother in December.

  14. When my daughter was first born, I just loved the Halo sleep sack. She was born in December and it worked so great and did keep her nice and cuddly warm at that time of year.

    I think the butterfly muslin sleeping bag is cute.
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  15. I like the white Muslin. We’re having a surprise baby any day and it would come in handy!
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  16. Abbey says:

    Never used the halo sleep sack or anything like it for my previous three…but this little one would love the white muslin one to give a try!!

  17. Abbey says:

    Fan of your’s on Facebook as well!!

  18. Kristen says:

    I really like the Fish Muslin Sleeping Bag! My little boy loves fish tanks so it is very appropriate!

  19. Kristen says:

    I subscribed!

  20. nicolerenae says:

    I love the fish muslin sleep sack. Thanks!

  21. nicolerenae says:

    I am your fan on facebook!

  22. nicolerenae says:

    I subscribe by email!

  23. God willing I’ll have a baby soon and these look amazing! I love the white muslin one! Looks so neat and clean! Great giveaway!
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  24. nicolerenae says:

    I am a fan of aden + anais on facebook!

  25. I participated in TILT!!! I love participating in this one and reading about other things people love. Thanks for hosting!
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  26. After the Alter Tweeted about the giveaway on twitter:)
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  27. Here’s my last entry! Hope one of these does it:) I already subscribe via e mail to your blog!
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  28. Great reminders, Jill. I was hard-core about these rules, and I’ve been surprised when friends and family are more lax. I’d just rather be safe than sorry!!
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  29. I love the orange fishy sleep sack!
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  30. I am already a fan of Diaper Diaries on Facebook.
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  31. I already subscribe via google reader.
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  32. I just became a fan of aden& anais on FB.
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  33. Miriam says:

    I like the white muslin sleep sack. So adorable!

  34. Love the stars sleepsack! I know my 8 week old son would too!
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  35. Already subscribe to your blog in a reader!
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  36. Fan of A & A on Facebook
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  37. Fan of yours on Facebook
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  38. I tweeted (but don’t know if you can see it since my tweets are private)!
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  39. My favorite is the elephant sleepsack, but it’s out of stock :( The fish one is cute too.
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  40. I’m a fan of Diaper Diaries on FB

  41. I subscribe to your feed via Google Reader

  42. Lori S says:

    I like the blue stars sleepsack.

    Thanks!

  43. Lori S says:

    Email subscriber.

    Thanks!

  44. I like the bee sleep sack. I don’t know if I’m having a boy or a girl yet, so this one is adorable and gender neutral! My baby is due in May, so I will definitely need a sleep sack for warmer weather. These would be perfect!!!

  45. I am a fan of Aden & Anais on Facebook.
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  46. I’m also a fan of The Diaper Diaries on Facebook!
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  47. And, I subscribe to The Diaper Diaries through my Google Reader!
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  48. I love the elephant one, too bad it’s out of stock. :( I’ll go with the fish instead. I have a friend having a baby next month and she’s very into the whole gender neutral thing.
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  49. I’m participating in TILT.
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  50. I subscribe to your blog.
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  51. I love the pink stars one
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  52. The elephant one is too cute!
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  53. I love the Butterflies Muslin Sleeping Bags

  54. rss subscriber!

  55. I would love the pink butterfly muslin sack for my new addition! I wish I knew about all these things when I was pregnant with Izzy.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Things I Love Thursday- My Toddler’s Leash =-.

  56. I don’t need a sleep sack right now, but love swaddling and it worked wonders for both of ours! The size of the blanket (like you said) and the strength/ stick to itself-ness are invaluable!
    So glad Silas is loving it! And can’t wait to check out their products for friends!
    .-= Hillary @ The Other Mama´s last blog ..Becoming a Soccer Mom in 8 Easy Steps =-.

  57. I participated in TILT!

    I love my monkey leash for travelling.

    http://spicafamily.blogspot.com/2009/10/things-i-love-thursday-my-toddlers.html
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  58. I’m a facebook fan!
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  59. I subscribe!
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  60. I like the white muslin sleeping bag!
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  61. I’m a fan of aden + anais on facebook. (annalisaspencer)
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  62. I’m a fan of the diaper diaries on facebook. (annalisaspencer)
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  63. I subscribe via google reader.
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  64. I like the butterflies one! I have been wanting to try a sleeping sack for my month old baby and this would be perfect
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  65. My favorite is the Butterflies Muslin Sleeping Bags
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  66. Im a facebook fan of aden and anais
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  67. Im a fan of The Diaper Diaries on Facebook
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  68. tweet
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  69. I subscribe in a reader
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  70. alice says:

    I like the fish muslin sleep sack. Thanks!

  71. alice says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  72. I like the elephant sack-Long time reader but I haven’t subscribed.
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  73. Patricia Stacer says:

    Love the elephants or the blue star sleep sack.

  74. Patricia Stacer says:

    Fan of DD on FB

  75. Patricia Stacer says:

    Fan of A&A on FB

  76. I’d LOVE the Butterflies Muslin Sleeping Bags

  77. their facebook fan
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  78. your facebook fan
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  79. I like the Butterflies Muslin Sleeping Bags

  80. I am a fan of aden + anais on facebook! Stephanie J
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  81. I like the bees, it matches our nursery theme.

  82. I became a fan of yours on facebook

    Stephanie J
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  83. I subscribe via google reader.
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  84. tweet

    http://twitter.com/CouponClippin/status/5248772051
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  85. I would love the orange fishy muslin.. thank for this opportunity!
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