Contributor Suzanne is back with LOADS of ovary-bursting pics of baby Linc. You’ve. Been. Warned. And also! A sweet giveaway from a fantastic company that makes a really exciting product. Read on for more details….
Ever since he was born, it was pretty clear Linc was an arms-up baby.
Thanks to Love To Dream USA for sponsoring this post!
It’s adorable. I obviously love it, since these are all photos I found on my phone. My instagram is full of them. There’s just something about the way some babies fling their arms up. And it’s such a baby thing – my 3 year old still sleeps like that sometimes but my 5 year old never does. It is definitely not a habit I want to discourage.
One of the disadvantages of an arms-up baby is their tendency to break out of swaddles. Linc was escaping the hospital blanket baby burrito at a week old (bottom row of the collage!) and started working his way out of the velcro kind after two weeks. It wasn’t the hitting himself in the face that woke him up, it was the struggle. Little man hates a struggle.
Enter the SwaddleUp. Truthfully, I had one that someone gave me, pulled it out to give it a shot and after just a couple nights I was a convert. So when Love To Dream offered to send me more and asked me to share my experience I couldn’t say yes fast enough.
Let me count the ways I love the SwaddleUp. It has a zipper, so it’s crazy easy to get it on the baby. It has a bottom zipper, so you can zip it up from the legs and change a diaper without ever releasing their arms. I’ve changed diapers without ever even waking the baby up, like a stealthy diaper changing ninja. It’s so soft and stretchy, I’d sort of like it to come in my size. And it keeps my baby from hitting himself in the face or startling himself awake, so he – AND I – get lots of sleep.
I just started putting him in the SwaddleUp 50/50 instead of the full SwaddleUp every night. It’s the same shape, but with zip-off arm wings, so you can let one arm (or both arms) free. I love it just as much as a sleep sack as I did as a swaddle, and being able to ease the transition one arm at a time is such a smart idea. Linc really loves these swaddles and anything that makes baby happy makes mama happy. Because, sleep.
Right now Love To Dream is having a fun Instagram giveway. Just share your photo of your own arms up baby and you could win a Love To Dream Prize Package valued at over $90. To enter: Follow @lovetodreamusa on Instagram. Post a photo of your baby with their arms up, tag @lovetodreamusa and use #armsupbaby
Winners are drawn weekly through October. Contest details here – http://bit.ly/1rC41Z3
And you can see more pictures of my own arms up baby by following me on instagram: @bebehblog
Huge thanks to Love To Dream USA for sponsoring this post. We’re also giving away one Love To Dream Swaddle UP package, valued at $68! Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.