SwaddleDesigns: My BlogHer Sponsor and a Giveaway!

by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 21, 2011

I can finally make it official: I have found my BlogHer sponsor and I could not have asked for a better fit!

My BlogHer 2011 sponsor is SwaddleDesigns and I will be representing them August 4 till 7 in San Diego.

SwaddleDesigns makes beautiful, practical swaddling blankets, burp cloths and bibs, baby apparel, baby bedding, wearable blankets for adults, and much more.

The majority of their products are sewn in Seattle, WA, and they even offer a certified organic cotton collection. SwaddleDesigns uses many domestic fabrics, sustainable fibers, recycled fibers, and recyclable packaging.

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 them struggle with swaddling for two reasons:

  1. the blanket they were using was too small or too thick
  2. they could not remember how to make a good secure swaddle

She develop Ultimate Swaddling Blanket®, which is known for its premium quality fabric, decorative edge, and the innovative 123 Swaddle® instructional label that helps new parents master the art of swaddling. I had two of them for Landon when he was a baby and swaddled him for a long time — he loved it!

My favorite one is this one:

the exclusive SwaddleDesigns Ultimate Receiving Blanket – Kiwi Paisleys.

How pretty is that design?!

I had a long talk with Lynette and learned how passionate she is about helping parents soothe their babies and making sure they swaddle their baby correctly and keep them safe.

Both overheating AND overchilling are risk factors for SIDS as published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. So Lynette devised the Goldilocks Guide, which helps parents remember the importance of Temperature Awareness.

Baby should be dressed appropriately for the current temperature of their environment —  not too hot, not too cold, but comfortably warm. SwaddleDesign offers swaddling blankets to do just that.


Learn more about the Goldilocks Guide to make sure your baby sleeps safely.


Swaddle Design is giving away one of their fabulous SwaddleDuos!

SwaddleDuo includes Two Different Premium Baby Soft Cotton Swaddling Blankets:

  • a Cotton Openweave Marquisette Swaddling Blanket®
  • a Cotton Flannel Ultimate Receiving Blanket®

With the SwaddleDuo, new parents will be prepared for a variety of environmental temperatures and keep baby comfortably warm, which is important as parents strive to create a safe sleep environment for baby to sleep, thrive and grow.

How you can win the SwaddleDuo:


  • Visit SwaddleDesigns.com and leave a comment on this post about your favorite SwaddleDesigns product.

Extra entries:

  • Follow SwaddleDesigns on Twitter (@SwaddleDesigns) and tweet about your favorite @SwaddleDesigns print or product. Leave another comment with the link.
  • Become a SwaddleDesigns Facebook fan and state your favorite SwaddleDesigns print or product. Facebook fans get the inside scoop, previews of new collections, and fan discounts! Leave another comment with the link.
  • Subscribe to Dagmar’s momsense updates (top of sidebar) and leave a comment that you did.  (I will never share my readers’ address).
  • Add yourself to my Google Friend Connect widget (sidebar)

This giveaway ends Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 10:00 pm. The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email. Open to U.S. and Canadian residents only, sorry. I’m not responsible for incomplete or incorrect entries.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer B July 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM

I am a HUGE fan of swaddle designs. I love all their products! And love that even though my son is 2 I can still use the blankets! My favorite is the paisley blanket. So fab! I like swaddle designs on fb, follow on twitter and also tweeted! @jenlove25


Anne July 30, 2011 at 3:21 PM
Anne July 30, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Those are so cool! As mama to a new baby again, I’m finding this baby more challenging. I don’t know if it’s his health issues (brain surgery at 2 days old could make a baby cranky) or if he’s just a high needs baby, but he needs swaddled in the worst way, and yet, will fight it. I absolutely need some swaddling blankets that work!

I love the bodysuit and hat in ivory, and love the paisley swaddling blankets and the marquisette, too. Great giveaway!


Kimberly @ Raising Olives July 30, 2011 at 12:08 AM



tiffany July 30, 2011 at 3:57 AM

I have always loved both the burpies and the 123 swaddle me blankets.


Sarah - Rattled Mom July 30, 2011 at 3:31 AM

I like the Eco fleece with mod circle stroller blanket. I love the sophisticated, beautiful designs! I probably would have mntioned the kiwi paisleys if you hadn’t first!


Andrea July 30, 2011 at 1:20 AM

Wish I were going to Blogher this year, but #4 is due on the first of Aug. So that pretty much rules me out. But I’d love to win this. The pink paisley is my favorite!


Kimberly @ Raising Olives July 30, 2011 at 12:05 AM
Kimberly @ Raising Olives July 30, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Those zzZipMe Sacks are so practical! Thanks for the giveaway.


Meghan July 23, 2011 at 6:19 PM

I’m a GFC follower


Meghan July 23, 2011 at 6:18 PM

I like the SwaddleDesigns – Cashmere Baby Blanket – Pastel Pink with Barely Ivory Trim


Kathy Morelli July 22, 2011 at 1:21 PM

This is great news! Pair this with Dr Karps methods and it will be terrific for families & their babies all over the country! Helps babies sleep and moms sleep reduce PPD


Rachel July 22, 2011 at 5:15 AM

Subscribed to Dagmar’s momsense updates via email


Rachel July 22, 2011 at 5:11 AM

joined you via GFC (Rachel)


Rachel July 22, 2011 at 5:10 AM

I’m a Swaddledesigns fan on FB and left a post on their wall about my fave of their products:


Rachel July 22, 2011 at 2:33 AM

Following SwaddleDesigns on Twitter (@Rachelhooey) and tweeted about my favorite @SwaddleDesigns product:


Rachel July 22, 2011 at 2:13 AM

visited them and my favorite is the SwaddleDesigns – Cashmere Baby Blanket – Pastel Pink with Barely Ivory Trim


Pamalot July 21, 2011 at 9:35 PM

I am a new subscriber


Pamalot July 21, 2011 at 9:34 PM
Pamalot July 21, 2011 at 9:33 PM

I follow via gfc
pamfreecycle at gmail dot com


Pamalot July 21, 2011 at 9:30 PM

My favourite swaddledesigns product is the baby lovie


Emily O July 21, 2011 at 6:29 PM

My “facebook fan” post on Swaddle Design’s wall: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Swaddle-Designs/75007265931?sk=wall


Emily O July 21, 2011 at 6:27 PM

My favorite is the Marquisette Swaddling Blanket in Kiwi Paisleys and the Zzzip Me Sack in the same print!


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