Sunday, August 8, 2010

Back To School Review & Giveaway #2- Aden & Anais Dream Blanket*CLOSED*

In our house we love blankies. All my boys have them even my husband. So I knew I had to find Will the prefect blankie. I started my search and that's when I found aden + anais. They have a blanket called the Dream Blankets. It's 47"x47" and made of 4 layers of 100% cotton muslin.


I was so excited to be able to review the Dream Blankets for aden + anais. I choose the Jungle Jam Giraffe print for Will. I was so happy when it arrived, I gave it right to him. He loves his new blankie. The Dream Blanket is so soft, all my boys fight over it. Will uses it all day long whether he's hanging out on the couch or sleeping in my bed.


Our Story
As a young woman growing up in Australia, our founder Raegan Moya-Jones was introduced to many traditional practices of motherhood. One of them in particular-- swaddling babies in generously sized, gentle muslin sheets-- amazed her. Even the fussiest babies seemed to sleep more peacefully in muslin. Despite the hot days and the cold nights, muslin swaddles helped keep babies comfortable. And, most importantly, the very act of swaddling seemed to build a bond between mothers and their babies.
When she moved to the U.S. and started her own family, Raegan couldn’t
And so, aden + anais was born. And within months of hitting the market, aden + anais swaddles starting popping up in magazines, on blogs for new mothers, in virtually every celebrity gift registry, and in stores around the country.
Today, aden + anais, has brought the legacy of muslin together with fashion forward design to create a line of products that are as stylish as they are useful; and as simple as they are beautiful. We believe in muslin-- the way it looks, the way it feels, the way it works-- to improve the lives of babies and their mothers no matter who they are or where they live.
The proof is in every product we make.

Why Swaddle With Muslin
The practice of swaddling goes back nearly as far as human history, itself. The oldest archaeological evidence of mothers swaddling their babies begins in 4000 B.C. with the migrating peoples of ancient central Asia. The ancient Greeks and Romans swaddled. There are even biblical references to the practice.
Swaddling’s ability to soothe and calm babies has been known to mothers around the world for countless generations. But while the evidence of its benefits has been clear to women for thousands of years and across every continent, today we can turn to science for proof that swaddling is one of the most gentle, effective, and beneficial practices for mothers and their children.
In 2002, the medical journal Pediatrics published a study that explained why babies who are swaddled sleep more peacefully by preventing spontaneous movements (called reflex motion) from waking them up continually during the night. The same year, the Journal of Applied Physiology wrote that swaddled infants stay in REM sleep (the most restorative, deepest sleep) longer than those who were not. There is growing evidence every year that swaddling may indirectly help prevent SIDS, as well.
Swaddling is said to be as familiar to babies as it is to thier moms because it recreates the secure and cozy feeling of the womb -- and using swaddles made of natural cotton muslin only enhances that blissful feeling. Muslin is a finely-woven breathable fabric believed to have originated in Bangladesh during the Middle Ages. It's delicate, yet durable weave, makes the fabric stretchy, and therefore ideal for swaddling, as the natural give" allows the blanket to be tucked snuggly around a baby without being overly restrictive.
The lightweight muslin also permits air to circulate around the baby's body, while still providing comfort and warmth without the worry that the baby may overheat in moderate weather. Cotton muslin is also a workhorse fabric, in that wraps woven from this natural fiber stands up to repeated washings only becoming softer -- and better -- with age.
Of course, all the scientific evidence in the world is no substitute for the experience of millions of Mothers through uncountable generations: that swaddling in muslin is one of the most loving, gentle, restorative acts a mother can perform for her child.

aden + anais offers many muslin products, Dream Blankets, Swaddles, Sleeping Bags, Burpy Bibs, Towels, Washcloths, Issie Security Blankets, and The Swaddle of Love Book.

Swaddle of Love Foundation
The foundation’s mission is to provide babies with the basic of human connections – touch. Orphaned babies become conditioned not to cry, even when left alone for 17 hours a day, simply because they know no one is coming.
Research shows touch deprivation in infants is attributed to many emotional and physical disorders, including brain defects, anxiety and depression to name a few.
Our goal is to eliminate touch deprivation in orphaned babies across the world.
Just $100 a month is enough to employ one local woman to help nurture these orphaned babies, so even the smallest amount matters.
*We are still in the process of getting non-profit status, and at this time are unable to issue tax receipts for your donation.
To learn more about the aden + anais swaddle love foundation, please visit http://www.swaddlelovefoundation.org/ 
Buy It: aden + anais ($44.95)
Win It: aden + anais is giving one of my readers a chance to win a Dream Blanket of their very own. (Boy or Girl) 
You must be a Mama Monkmee Google Follower to participate.
Mandatory Entry: Fan aden + anais on facebook & tell them Mama Monkmee sent you!

Extra Entries (Available Only After Required Entry is Complete):

Must include email address if not listed in profile. Each entry must be a separate comment.

*Fan Mama Monkmee on Facebook (Leave your first name & last initial) -1entry
*Subscribe to Mama Monkmee via Email (Subscription must be confirmed) -2 entries
*Follow Mama Monkmee on Twitter (Leave twitter name) -1 entry
*Follow aden + anais on Twitter (Leave twitter name) - 1 entry
*Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs, Top Baby Blogs, Top Mommy Blogger, I'm on the Fence (side bar) Top Mom & Dad Blog for 2011(top)  -1 entry each
*Follow Mama Monkmee on Networked Blogs- 1 entry
*Grab my blog button (Leave link) -3 entries
*Blog about this giveaway (Leave link) -3 entries
*Tweet about this giveaway (Leave link) -1 entry daily

ReTweet- Win a Dream Blanket from @adjolly and @adenandanais. (Ends 8/22) #giveaway


RULES: Open to U.S. Residents. Giveaway Ends August 22nd, 2010 at 11:59pm CST. Winner will be selected using Random.org and emailed. You will have 48 hours to respond. If no response prize will be forfeited and a new winner selected.


*This is MY honest and true opinion about this product that I was sent free of charge to review. I was not paid to say these things*

180 comments:

Aimee said...

I am a fan of aden + anais on FB!

I am a fan of your blog there too!

And I am subscribed to the blog!

I've been JONESING for an a + a blanket, I SOOOOOO hope I win!!!

Tiffany H said...

fan of MM on FB

fan of Aden & Anais on FB

subscribed to email

voted on top mommy blogs for you

hope we win this would be a great hopsital blanket for my lil girl she loves giraffes & its her hopital's "charcter"

Ashley Elaine said...

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Tara V. said...

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Vicki S said...

I "like" aden + anais on facebook & told them Mama Monkmee sent me
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Vicki S said...

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Shooting Stars Mag said...

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Tj and Amy said...

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The Malko's said...

I fan A&A on FB and told them you sent me!

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Sweet Pea's Mommy said...
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Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

I am a fan of Aden & Anais on FB

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I subscribd to Mama Monkmee via Email & confirmed subscription

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Voted Top Mom & Dad Blog Award

Nicole said...

I "LIKE" Aden + Anais on Facebook (Nicole Pitts) and commented that you sent me!

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Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Voted on the fence

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Nicole said...

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Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

voted top baby blogs

Can you tell I really want this prize? I love Aden & Anais and I have a new little girl on the way that this would be great for!!!!

I forgot my email address on all the entries! :-( knot at bahhumbug dot org

Stefany said...

I am a google follower and fanned Aden & Anais on FB and mentioned you.

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pbandjmama said...

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Knocked Up and Nursing said...

Facebook fan of A&A and commented on their wall.
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Nicole said...

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Chrissyb said...

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Ashley said...

I "Like" Aden + Anais on FB and I told them you sent me! (Ashley Reynolds)
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Ashley said...

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Nicole said...

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Chrissyb said...

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Nicole said...

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Chrissyb said...

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Nicole said...

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Caroline said...

fan of a+a on fb and told them you sent me.
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Caroline said...

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Chrissyb said...

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Nicole said...

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Chrissyb said...

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khaymax said...

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jennifer57 said...

I like the blue one the best :)

Following via GFC.

Done:
Fan aden + anais on facebook & tell them Mama Monkmee sent you!

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Nicole said...

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melanie said...

Melanie Calcut is now a fan of aden + anais on facebook & I told them Mama Monkmee sent me.
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melanie said...

Melanie Calcut is a fan of MM on facebook.
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melanie said...

@mcalcut follows MM on twitter.
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melanie said...

@mcalcut Follows aden + anais on Twitter
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melanie said...

Tweet
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Stefany said...

tweet
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Cassandra said...

Fan of you on FB! Cassandra Kenyon.

Cassandra said...

I have liked Aden and Anais! Yay.

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tina reynolds said...

I follow your blog and fanned them on facebook and leave a comment. thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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