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Mom” is a huge fan of swaddling newborn babies – for security, comfort and warmth in those first precious months of life! Her favorite swaddling blanket is the Halo SleepSack® Swaddle as not only does it make swaddling your infant much easier than using a blanket that may unwrap itself during the night, posing a risk to baby, but it provides the proper positioning for the legs and hips, helping to prevent hip dysplasia. Were you are aware that hip dysplasia is the most common abnormality in newborn infants? The SleepSack® Swaddle is a wearable blanket that provides a warm and toasty environment for baby to sleep in, while at the same time, allowing the arms to be tucked in or out for freedom of movement!

Mom’s” first daughter was quite a fussy infant, and the swaddling blanket truly helped to soothe and calm her when it was time to rest and to sleep. As “Mom” is expecting again, the Halo SleepSack® Swaddle is an absolute “must-have” for this new little one about to make her debut! An added bonus to the SleepSack® Swaddle is that other caregivers such as grandparents can easily swaddle baby without an issue!

There are various sleepsacks available by Halo, including an organic cotton sleepsack swaddle, and you can learn more or order online at HaloSleep.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Mom” has finally found the perfect blend of rock and pop music designed for baby that is not cheesy or way overdone with cuteness. Baby Blanket Music is like a lullaby for grown-up’s ears too – everyone in the family will ultimately be soothed!

Designed to soothe while enhancing the enjoyment and cognition of music, Baby Blanket Music features familiar baby sounds like vibraphones and music boxes paired with a full medley of rich, classical instruments including strings, woodwinds, pianos, harps and soft percussion. Together, these instrumental arrangements create gentle textures that are calming and enjoyable to ears of any age.

Baby Blanket Music has just released two new albums, which include Soothing Lullaby Arrangements of Songs Made Famous by Madonna and Michael Jackson. The two CD’s join the current collection of Baby Blanket Music releases featuring unique, soothing lullaby arrangements of favorite songs from favorite artists. Six albums are presently offered in the collection which includes music from Elton John, Billy Joel, John Mayer and Simon & Garfunkel in addition to the new Madonna and Michael Jackson releases. “Mom’s” favorite? Hands down – John Mayer!

Hits found on the Baby Blanket Music albums are Billy Joel’s Piano Man and Uptown Girl; Elton John’s Tiny Dancer and Your Song; John Mayer’s Daughters and Why Georgia and Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water and Mrs. Robinson.

Baby Blanket Music is available at specialty juvenile product retailers in the U.S. and Canada, select online retailers including iTunes and at www.BabyBlanketMusic.com.

About Baby Blanket Music

Founded by Josh Rutt, New York-based Baby Blanket Music offers a collection of albums featuring soothing lullaby arrangements of songs made famous by well-known artists. A graduate of Duke University with a major in music, Rutt, a teacher, composer and performer selects popular music and arranges it with care on each Baby Blanket Music album. For more information, visit www.BabyBlanketMusic.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Beginning a calming bedtime ritual and a morning wake-up routine right from infancy is made easier with the new Day & Night Soother from Tiny Love! Transitioning from one activity to the next can be challenging for little ones, and associating a particular sound or signal when a change is going to occur cues your child to know what to expect, meaning less fussiness (or at least that is the hope!).

The Day & Night Soother attaches easily to any crib, and features 6 different classical and nature tunes to relax and soothe baby – 3 for daytime, and 3 for nighttime. With 5 volume levels, each tune lasts 20 minutes long, and you can set the soother to play only music, or for stimulation, the music is combined with lights and motion. With cheerful, smiling animals on parade, the soother illuminates a glowing moon and stars when in nighttime mode, and a rising sun for daytime! It is just too cute, and the best part (which “Mom” loves!) – it is not bulky or big, meaning it can packed easily for trips to Grandma’s house or even on vacation, so that naptime or bedtime rituals can be kept relatively the same in different environments! For those with high-need or fussy babies, this is key!

Tiny Love’s Day & Night Soother retails for $39.99 and is available nationwide at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, and Amazon.com. It makes an excellent and very appreciated baby shower gift, as well! For more information, visit www.TinyLove.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Win the Miracle Blanket® in the Miracle Fall Festival Giveaway! If you are a new parent, or need a wonderful (and appreciated!) gift for an expecting mom, the Miracle Blanket® is an absolute necessity for soothing and comforting a fussy infant.

Mom’s” experience with the Miracle Blanket® has been extremely positive. Her little one was a high-need baby right from birth, and keeping her cozy and calm inside the Miracle Blanket® was the key to everyone’s sense of sanity. Her daughter was able to relax and sleep more peacefully when cuddled up inside the Miracle Blanket®.

Now you can enter to win one on Tiny Green Mom! Now through Monday, November 8th, you can enter daily to win your own Miracle Blanket®!

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The Miracle Fall Festival Giveaway ends November 7th, 2010 and is open to the US and Canada only. Please leave your email address in each comment, and make sure to leave a separate comment for every each and every entry that you make so that they will count for you!

Thank you! “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom can’t wait to announce the winner of this fabulous giveaway!

Utterly exhausted parents of inconsolable newborn and infant babies will go to great lengths to soothe them – from placing baby in the car seat and driving around at 3 in the morning to rocking, snuggling, and singing for hours. High-need babies, (such as “Mom’s” darling little one), can be quite demanding right from the start, and concerned parents will do what it takes to calm and pacify their child. Many pediatricians recommend proper swaddling to soothe fussy babies. However, swaddling a screaming, unhappy baby can take some practice, and that is where the Miracle Blanket® comes in!

This innovative swaddling blanket makes it super simple to swaddle your baby properly and with ease, helping to calm baby down in a matter of seconds. Super-soft, the Miracle Blanket® has no large knots, uncomfortable zippers, and scratchy seams to irritate tender, sensitive skin, but allows for freedom of movement and proper development of the hips and knees. Once baby is comfortable, everyone in the family will start to get some much needed rest!

The Miracle Blanket® has been designed with these true swaddling facts in mind:

FACT: Medical research showing the incredible efficacy of PROPER swaddling has been done using a snugly wrapped blanket with arms down at-the-sides.

FACT: Babies are not coordinated enough to self-soothe (ie: suck hands) reliably until 14 weeks. Swaddling is a substitute during this time to prevent awakening from the Moro Reflex.

FACT: PROPER swaddling has been shown in clinical studies to calm a fussy, colicky baby while helping baby sleep safer, better, deeper and longer.

FACT: PROPER swaddling has been shown in clinical studies to reduce SIDS by as much as 30%, even over back-sleeping babies without swaddling.

The Miracle Blanket® is made of 100% high-quality cotton, and is available in a variety of colors and styles such as: Sky Blue, Garden Pink, Beige with Green Trim, Green with Beige Trim, Green with Blue Trim, Blue with Green Trim, Pink Camouflage, Blue Camouflage, Natural Beige, and Yellow with Aqua Trim.

The Miracle Blanket® can be found at boutique stores and hospitals throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, Korea and more, as well as online at www.MiracleBlanket.com.

About the Miracle Blanket®

An exhausted father’s frustration gave birth to the Miracle Blanket® — ecstatic customers named it after sleeping for the first time in weeks! Michael Gatten decided he wouldn’t settle for another colicky baby. Following exhaustive research, cutting, stitching and testing the design on his then four-week-old son, Michael created a simple and incredibly effective solution that greatly enhances the age-old technique of swaddling. Before he knew it, Good Housekeeping Magazine® got a hold of his creation, gave it the coveted “Thumbs Up!” and the rest is history.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Mom” recently had the distinct pleasure of being introduced to Melvita, the #1 organic-certified beauty brand from France. This lovely collection of organic products for both mothers and their babies is specifically formulated to be hypoallergenic, alcohol-free and oil-free – perfect for cleansing, soothing and protecting even the most sensitive skin.

Tested by pediatricians and dermatologists, Melvita has created a full line for baby which includes: Shampoo Shower, Cleansing Milk, Moisturizing Milk, Changing Cream, Cleansing Water, Massage Oil, Nappy Change Milk, and Cold Cream Soap.

Mom” especially found the Cleansing Water to be a unique concept – this refreshing water for babies can be applied with a cotton pad or washable wipe, and leaves tender skin clean and smelling sweetly without having to immerse your little one in water. Perfect for times when you need to clean up baby quickly, especially while on-the-go! Another favorite is the Massage Oil, which contains Calendula, Argan and Carrot Oils. This light, relaxing oil glides on without feeling greasy and is wonderfully soothing to baby.

For mothers, Melvita offers 3 fabulous products: Stretch Mark Prevention, Body Milk, and Nipple Balm. The Nipple Balm is both food-based and organic, and does not need to be washed off before breastfeeding baby, as it is safe for ingestion. (a BIG improvement over petroleum-based products!)

This organic line makes a wonderful baby shower gift for both the mama-to-be and her eagerly awaited child. To learn more about Melvita, or to order their organic products for baby & mum, please visit their website.

About Melvita

Melvita offers skin, hair and personal care for the whole family as well as nutritional supplements and its own line of organic honey, that retail between $3 and $56. Founded in the Ardèche, France by beekeeper and biologist Bernard Chevilliat in 1983, Melvita (meaning “honey and life” in Latin) has always been a passionate advocate for the complete organic lifestyle. Each of Melvita’s products carries the prestigious ECOCERT certification, certifying its products are organic and ecological, including packaging and company practices. For more information and to view an inspirational video that explains the heritage and mission of Melvita, visit http://usa.melvita.com.

*Company generously provided samples & images for this review.*

Mom” at Tiny Green Mom is loving these link picks!

Make your own natural baby bum balm to soothe diaper rash on Baboo Baby!

Fresh Basil Aromatherapy on Earth Mama Angel Baby.

Top 55 Eco-friendly Tips You Need to Know – Save Energy, Money, and Sustain Our Planet on PlanetWell.com.

Repurpose or Reuse Common Household Items in Your Home Decor on Eco-Chick.

Too cute! Let your child’s personality shine with their own personalized pacifier from MyPacifier.com! Simply pick the personalization – from your daughter or son’s name, date of birth or funny anecdote – and place it on the pacifier of choice. MyPacifier™ offers BPA-free orthodontic pacifiers, symmetrical pacifiers, round pacifiers, or the Nuby style, with teeny, tiny stars or flowers placed on the sides. In addition, MyPacifier™ permanently engraves your little one’s name, nickname or quirky saying on the pacifier, so that it cannot be worn off after repeated use and sterilizations! In addition, parents do not have to worry that their child’s pacifier will become lost or end up in the mouth of another child at while at daycare! Can you tell that this adorable find was created by a mom?

These super cute pacifers make a wonderful baby shower or birthday gift that new moms will go gaga over! To order a set of 3 personalized pacifiers of your choice, please visit MyPacifier.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*