Hey there! How was your weekend? We’ve had a fabulous couple of days with family and I don’t think any of us are quite ready to go back to reality.
I’ll also be guest posting over at Skip to My Lou later today as part of Cindy’s Teacher Appreciation series. My post isn’t up yet, so I can’t link you, but I promise to post the project here tomorrow as well.
Have any of you ever been cursed blessed with a kid that screamed for, oh, the first 18 months of his life?
I have. This one:
In fact, the only time he quit screaming was when he was strapped to my body like this:
That worked out OK most of the time, except when I needed to do stuff. You know, stuff like “sit down”, “drive a car”, or maybe even “sleep at night”.
Now I obviously don’t know, but I wonder if something like the Woombie would have helped…
Woombie was started a few years ago by Karen Barski. Karen’s an RN, but also a mom who had a kid who wouldn’t sleep. She says:
We needed to keep our daughter Bella safe and comfortable. Getting up every 2 hours during the night can be draining for not only mom, but everyone in the house- both emotionally and physically. I sought after different products that would work for the baby and myself on a few different levels. First, to swaddle the baby for her safety and comfort, to both prevent her from scratching herself and also prevent the Startle Reflex. It needed to be comfortable and to stay put! Velcro almost always detaches as baby stretches during the night, and blankets unravel and may overheat baby, or end up over the baby’s face contributing to SIDS. I needed something that would stay intact and snug, but at the same time, allow the baby to stretch out if she needed to, where the fabric would then automatically re-conform to a snug cocoon-like or peanut shape afterwards. After searching every store and website for a product that would “stay put”, on went my creative hat. I sewed and sewed until Bella was “contained” with a gentleness. No “arms pinned to the side swaddle”, a stretchy but effective peanut, which was ergonomical to her shoulder, waist and hip curves.
And so, the Woombie was born.
Karen’s original idea has been expanded to include several more options, like the convertible Woombie. This allows you to leave baby’s arms free.
Do you need baby’s legs free instead so you can buckle him into a swing? Check out the Leggies Woombie.
There’s a convertible Leggies option as well.
So, what’s in it for you?
First of all, the nice folks at Woombie are offering ALL of you 10% off using code “SweetDreams” through May 5th.
Second of all, Woombie is giving one luck Crap I’ve Made reader their very own Woombie Donut (a $70 value!).
The donut comes in 3 colors and is great for newborns as well as babies up to 36 months.
Head on over to Woombie. Have a look around. Come back and leave a comment ON THIS POST saying what your favorite Woombie product is.
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Leave a comment telling me the craziest thing you’ve ever done in an attempt to get your baby to sleep.
Giveaway runs through Saturday April 30th whenever I roll out of bed and shut down the comments.
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