Friday, February 12, 2010

SIDS Awareness (And an aden + anais® Cozy Sleeping Bag for Baby Giveaway)

Do you know that over 2,000 babies in the United States still die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) each year? And one known leading risk factor is overheating.

With the cold winter months upon us, it's easy to crank the heating and use those plush, thick blankets to keep our babies warm. But be forewarned: infants who are overdressed or covered in heavy blankets or many blankets are at higher risk for SIDS. So when you lay your baby down to sleep, make sure she is dressed lightly and comfortably to avoid overheating. The CJ Foundation for SIDS- a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping reduce the risk of future infant deaths- recommends the use of wearable blankets and sleep-sacks in place of blankets to keep infants warm while sleeping.

aden + anais®, creator of the original muslin swaddling blanket and unique muslin cotton sleeping bags, is proudly sponsoring the CJ Foundation for SIDS and their continuing efforts to educate parents about the importance of not over-bundling and over-heating their infants. In an effort to support the CJ Foundation for SIDS’ mission, aden + anais® began sponsoring the foundation in October 2009 during SIDS Awareness Month. Each aden + anais® product is made of 100% breathable muslin cotton, which allows baby’s body temperature to adjust naturally, reducing the risk of overheating.

The CJ Foundation recently launched its Sleep in Safety, Grow in Style (SSGS) campaign to help educate parents about the importance of designing safe sleeping environments for babies. aden + anais® is working to help the CJ Foundation inform parents of the many ways they can keep their baby safe. While over-heating is one risk-factor for SIDS, SSGS and aden + anais® seek to educate parents about this and the other risk-reducing, precautionary practices:

* Consider the use of fans to increases ventilation
* Room temperature should be comfortable for a lightly-clothed adult, approximately 61-67 degree Fahrenheit
* Cribs should be totally free of all loose blankets, stuffed animals and crib bumpers
* Lay baby to sleep in an improved crib, on a firm mattress; do not let the baby sleep on soft things, like a couch, pillow, sheepskin, foam pad or waterbed
* No smoking when pregnant or near baby
* If possible, breastfeed baby
* Offer a pacifier at bedtime
* Co-sleeping should be in the same room but not the same bed or other sleep surface as parents


Education is the key to keeping your baby safe. For more information on SIDS, visit www.cjsids.org.

And for baby's safe night’s sleep, consider getting the cozy sleeping bags by aden + anais featuring 4 layers of breathable muslin cotton. aden + anais sleeping bags will eliminate loose crib blankets, which can be dangerous to your baby while sleeping.

*Good news, Hip Mama's Place readers! aden + anais has offered to give away one (1) of their cozy sleeping bags in the winner's choice of size and fabric print!

To enter the contest, simply visit www.adenandanais.com and browse through the cozy sleeping bags section of the shop. When you're done, come back to this post and leave a comment with your choice of cozy sleeping bag size and fabric print.

This contest ends on February 24th, 2010 at 12MN, EST and is open to U.S. AND CANADA ADDRESSES ONLY. I will choose ONE (1) WINNER using Random.org and will be announced as a comment on this post.

*IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT CROSS-PROMOTE ANY OTHER GIVEAWAYS HAPPENING ON ANY OTHER BLOG OR WEBSITE. DO NOT LEAVE ANY COMMENT ON THIS POST IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO ENTER THE CONTEST. I WILL APPRECIATE IT.


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63 comments :

Kuparstwn said...

I would like the dreamer - white cozy sleeping bag in Medium!

(I love these sleep bags!)

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nightowl said...

I like the star bright - blue dots cozy sleeping bag in Medium.

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Annie1 said...

I would choose the mod about baby -frog cozy sleeping bag in large!

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Sylvia said...

I like the baby cakes - fairies cozy sleeping bag size medium
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RhumbaGirl said...

I really love the pink dots but the frogs are cuttoo. I would need a Large or X-latge, my daughter is in that inbetween stage!

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mommy2katrina said...

I would get the jungle jam-giraffe cozy bag in size XL for my son. Thanks for the chance to win!

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RR said...

I like the jungle jam - giraffe cozy sleeping bag in size large. Great stuff!

Luv to Save said...

my favorite is the alpha bit - letters cozy sleeping bag in large

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SwishDesigns said...

I love the fairies cozy sleeping bag in Medium

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EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

my favorite is the frog pattern, i'd get it in a size small for my soon to be born nephew

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helenlam said...

I like the giraffe print in the small size

LLL with Leslie said...

I like their jungle jam - giraffe cozy sleeping bag

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Linda Kish said...

Jungle Jam medium size

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mframe said...

I would like the star light - pink dots cozy sleeping bag in size large
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Heavenly Savings said...

These are SO cute!
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Pam said...

I would like jungle jam in Medium

Amanda S. said...

I like the mod bees in XL!

Jennette said...

I love the baby cakes!
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ReggieMann said...

I would get the alpha bit - letters cozy sleeping bag in size Medium

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one frugal lady said...

I love the alphabits cozy sack in small!
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Tylerpants said...

The jungle jam - giraffe cozy sleeping bag is cute. I would love it in size Medium! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

GabbyLowe said...

I like the candy stripe organic

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trixx said...

I'd love the jungle jam - giraffe cozy sleeping bag in small. Thanks!

Jocelyn said...

*This contest is closed*

Congratulations to RhumbaGirl who said...
I really love the pink dots but the frogs are cuttoo. I would need a Large or X-latge, my daughter is in that inbetween stage!

Thank you all for your participation!

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