Go HERE to enter for a chance to win a FREE SWADDLE BLANKET! To swaddle or not to swaddle. If you can't decide maybe if you WIN a FREE SWADDLING BLANKET and try it out you can make a educated, informed decision. My mother-in-law talked me into swaddling my first baby even though I insisted that I would never, repeat never put my newborn in a straight jacket. Well, colic will take you places you never dreamed of going and she caught me in a weak moment when I was willing to take her advice.
Long story short, I changed my mind about swaddling infants. In fact I became such a fan of swaddling blankets that I swaddled all of my girls on occasion because I found that the practice helped them calm down and sleep better at night, which meant mom and dad slept better and we all know that if mommy is well-rested the entire family from newborns to toddlers seem calmer and more relaxed. PLUS, I have read articles that state that perhaps the most important benefit of using a swaddling blanket is that it helps reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
FREE SWADDLE BLANKET PATTERNS
Say that you fall in love with swaddling or you don't win the swaddle blanket in this giveaway. Do not despair because I waded through all the spam and bogus links to find two very nice FREE swaddling blanket patterns and here you are!
This EASY SWADDLE BLANKET PATTERN
has instructions for making the flannel receiving blanket as well as for how to make a baby burrito.
This FREE CUSTOM FIT SWADDLING BLANKET PATTERN
has lots of pictures of the baby pattern pieces and embroidered details as well as a more fitted style.
The blog giveaway contest for the pink TrueWomb baby swaddling blanket, valued at $39.99 will close at midnight CST Wednesday, February 2 but you can check back here to find more contests giving away free baby stuff if you happen to miss the deadline or you can make your own swaddle blanket using one of the free baby patterns that I found for you!