30 Day Giving Challenge Week 3 + A Halo SleepSack Giveaway

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Can you believe we are half way through our 30 Day Giving Challenge? For those of you who might have missed the beginning, it’s never to late to join us!

If you are running out of ideas at this point of ways that you can bless others here’s a few of my favorites:

  • Write a card to tell someone how much you appreciate them
  • Surprise a friend their favorite treat (candy, hot drink, fountain pop, etc)
  • Visit a neighbor or relative
  • Run an errand for a friend
  • Pay for the person’s meal in the car behind you in the drive thru
  • Make a goodie or a meal for someone who needs encouragement
  • Donate items to a local shelter, food pantry, or donation center
  • Dedicate some time to pray for those in need around the world
  • Volunteer your time to help others in need in your community
  • Give up your parking space to the competing car
  • Give a mom a break by watching her kid(s) for a few hours
  • Give monetarily to someone in the process of adopting a child
  • Share extra coupons or gift cards with a family in need
  • Do something to bless your spouse
  • Put some loose change in the Salvation Army Red Kettles
  • Use your blog to bless others

There are 6 giveaways remaining in our 30 Day Giving Challenge.  Thank you for hanging with me through this effort! Our heart behind every single giveaway is to use it as an opportunity to bless others by giving and hopefully making an impact on their lives for an even greater purpose.

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Today’s sponsor is HALO® SleepSack®. If you’ve been reading 4tunate for a while, you will be quite familiar with this product. Our boys used sleepsacks for over 2 years, an imaged we recommend this product constantly! The HALO® SleepSack® replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. It’s a warm, cuddly blanket they can’t kick off, ensuring baby sleeps soundly throughout the night. Practical and completely adorable all wrapped in one little sweet bundle! They now have a Sleepsack Swaddle* for newborns which ensures your baby still gets the benefits of being swaddled without the risks of blankets that could come lose and pose a suffocation risk. (It’s available at Target for $19.99 and makes a great baby shower gift or donation item.) I’ll be donating my provided Sleepsack Swaddle to a local Life Center.

We have HALO® SleepSack® to thank for several benefits: the boys were warm while they slept, we had the peace of mind that they were sleeping more safely than with blankets, they couldn’t get into their diapers to make messes, and they weren’t able to climb out of their cribs, because their legs were zipped inside the sack.  Obviously, some of these aren’t advertised benefits of Halo SleepSacks, but we are convinced that they had a huge part in giving us a more peaceful sleeping experience with our quadruplets.

A few Safe Sleep Practices Suggested by HALO® SleepSack®:

  • Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
  • Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snuggly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
  • Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby’s sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers and positioners).
  • Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, introduce pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.
  • Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.

Enter to win 1 HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle for your family to enjoy or share: (If you are reading via email or in a reader, please click through to the post to enter.)

* Leave a comment about telling about your favorite baby shower present you like to GIVE.

Extra entries: (Leave a separate comment for each.)

* Like our awesome sponsor HALO® SleepSack® on Facebook or Twitter

* Subscribe to 4tunate via RSS or by email and/or Like 4tunate on Facebook (If you already do – THANK YOU, just leave me a comment to let me know!)

Each host blog in the 30 Day Giving Challenge has a Sleepsack Swaddle to give away.  Feel free to enter them all!

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84 thoughts on "30 Day Giving Challenge Week 3 + A Halo SleepSack Giveaway"

  1. April says:

    I love to give books for baby shower gifts…childhood favorites : )

    Thanks!

  2. Leslie says:

    I like to give a basket to new mom’s… baby cereal, baby cookies, infant tylenol, gripe water, a few outfits, size 2 diapers (cause everyone give the newborn or size one’s!), for a mom planning on nursing, I may give a bottle, one liner, a nipple, and a single serve can…. everything to feed the baby once only, in case of emergency!!

    1. Jean says:

      Ohhh Leslie, I know your intent is good but PLEASE don’t provide that formula meal to a mom intending to nurse. It can mess with FAR more than you ever think and that ONE bottle can lead to a slippery slope of breastfeeding disaster for many, sadly. Instead provide phone numbers for support – La Leche League leaders, lactation consultants, etc.

      Signed, an exclusively breastfeeding for the first 6-8 months mama of four, including twins.

      1. Leslie says:

        I should have been a little mroe specific… I only give this to friends who I know won’t be ‘tempted’ by the ‘ease’ of bottle feeding, but to those who, when the baby is a couple of months old, may need to go to the store & leave the little one with Dad, or something similar.

        When my little one was two months, I fed him, then went out to get groceries…well, he decided that THAT was when he was going to cluster feed, and I came hom to a starving baby & frantic Dad. Those are the situations that this is for!!

  3. Leslie says:

    I subscribe via email!

  4. sioby says:

    awesome, my sister loves those sleep sacks for Liam :) i’d love to be counted in for the give away!

  5. lindsey doherty says:

    easy-love to give books

  6. Corrinne says:

    My favorite baby shower gift to give is a personalize Baby CD. Each song says the babies name throughout it. I received it as a baby shower gift for my son, he is 4 years old now and still listens to it every night.

  7. Lory W says:

    I like to give all the nursing accessories including pads, wipes and creams. I also use flannel receiving blankets in lieu of tissue paper (everyone always tells me they are going to still that idea).

  8. Lory W says:

    I am a fan of the Halo Knapsack on FB.

  9. Lory W says:

    I am an email subscriber

  10. Kim F says:

    i like to give clothes

  11. Kim says:

    i like you on FB

  12. Kim F says:

    i like halo on FB

  13. cassie chaplin says:

    I love to give bibs, books, and onsies…all are very practical, and you can never have enough of them for your growing babies!!!

  14. cassie chaplin says:

    liked halo on twitter….

  15. cassie chaplin says:

    i already like 4tunate on FB :)

  16. Holly says:

    I’m expecting my first baby in a few weeks, and just received two sleep sacks (one regular and one swaddler) at a baby shower yesterday! So I don’t need to be entered for the giveaway, but I wanted to say thanks for mentioning these on your blog over the years. It was only through you that I’d heard of them, and I might otherwise have just gone with blankets in the crib. Instead I knew exactly what the sleep sacks were when I opened the boxes, and I’m so excited to use them. In addition to the safety factor, it’s so great that the baby can’t kick them off (my mom says she used to safety pin my blankets to the bed when I was an infant, as the only way to keep me covered!). So… thanks!

  17. Carole says:

    I love to give diapers/wipes/etc…because that’s what I love to get! :0)

  18. Carole says:

    I “like” 4tunate on FB!

  19. Gail says:

    I always give a “blank” one-year baby calendar. It was easy to jot down baby’s milestones on a daily basis. I used this for my 22 year old during his first year of life. I kept the calendar up-to-date…not so much with his 7-year book.

  20. Lindsay says:

    I love to give the muslin blankets!

  21. Lindsay says:

    I subscribe to your feed!

  22. Lindsay says:

    I like Halo on FB!

  23. Heidi says:

    If cash is tight, bringing a meal to the shower for the freezer is a great idea. It can even be used before baby arrives.

  24. Maggie says:

    I like to give the car seat cover and a little outfit in a larger size. If they are close to me, I give them a copy of Goodnight Moon with a picture of my little angel in it.

  25. Maggie says:

    I’ve been following your blog for awhile.

  26. milo johnston says:

    I like to give hats and shoes

  27. milo johnston says:

    i like halo on fb

  28. milo johnston says:

    i liked you on fb

  29. Laura says:

    With baby #1 coming in just a few months, I am definitely hoping to either win one of these, or get one as a shower gift! My favorite shower gift to give is my hand-knit baby hat. They’re fun to make and even more fun to give!

  30. leah says:

    my favorite thing to give is homemade goodies – nursing covers, Boppy slipcovers, etc.

  31. leah says:

    i subscribe to your blog via google reader

  32. Erin Ringwald says:

    I subscribe to email

  33. Florence says:

    Diapers, as I know from experience how necessary they are.

  34. Young Wife says:

    Great ideas! I like to clothes or diapers for a baby shower gift.

  35. Jon says:

    Like our awesome sponsor HALO® SleepSack® on Facebook

  36. Jon says:

    email subscriber

  37. Jon says:

    diapers are always a useful gift

  38. Kathy says:

    I usually pick something off their registery that I think they will get alot of use out of.

  39. Kathy says:

    subscribe via email

  40. Leslie says:

    ‘like’ halo on FB

  41. Kara says:

    So my best friend is pregnant and this would be perfect for her! The best baby shower gift I would like to give is probably one of those amazing diaper trees – I’m always so jealous of the women who can make those!

  42. Amy Mathison says:

    I like to give a wooden block made by Craft e Family that has the first letter of the baby’s name and then the full name and all the birth statistics on the other sides.

  43. AmyK says:

    I love to give a copy of the book “You Are My Wish Come True” The sweetest book…makes me cry every time. I combine this with a swaddle blanket and bath time products
    akkauz at hotmail dot com

  44. AmyK says:

    Like you on facebook
    akkauz at hotmail dot com

  45. AmyK says:

    follow Halo on twitter @AKauz
    akkauz at hotmail dot com

  46. Jessica Andrews says:

    I like to give diapers and onesies because they can always be used and it doesn’t matter if someone else gets the same thing :)

  47. Jessica Andrews says:

    I like HALO on facebook as well!

  48. Valerie says:

    I like to give a baby blanket and diapers.

  49. Valerie says:

    Halo FB fan.

  50. Valerie says:

    Subscribed with google reader.

  51. Lisa says:

    I love to give the fisher price jumperoo!!! My son loved his!!

  52. Holly says:

    I love to give books or practical things like diapers and baby shampoo!

  53. Joyce Mlinek says:

    I love buying clothes for newborns and diapers are always needed and they can get expensive.

  54. Joyce Mlinek says:

    I liked Halo on facebook.

  55. Joyce Mlinek says:

    I subscribed to your e-mails.

  56. Kelly says:

    I loved my Boppy the best and I give it if the recipient is breastfeeding.

  57. ACMommy says:

    I like giving Dreft, Shout stain remover, fun baby toys (like Sassy or Fisher Price) and something to pamper mom……so you cover all the bases. :-)

  58. Chelsea says:

    I love to give practical things – especially books!

  59. chelsea says:

    I like Halo on FB!

  60. chelsea says:

    I like 4tunate on FB! Cute page!!

  61. Julie says:

    I love to crochet a small carseat sized blanket with a matching stuffed animal. It gets cold in Minnesota and carseat blankets really help keep baby warm!

  62. Amy says:

    I give Aden and Anais blankets. I love them!

  63. Laura says:

    I love to give the mother something they can use at the hospital like pajamas, etc to make them feel special

  64. Laura says:

    I follow halo sleepsack on twitter – lauragmsu

  65. Ana says:

    I Like our awesome sponsor HALO® SleepSack® on Facebook

  66. Ana says:

    I like 4tunate on FB.

  67. Ana says:

    I love to give practical things: diapers, clothes

  68. Kristin says:

    I love to give boppy pillows for baby shower presents! I don’t see how you can have a baby without a boppy!

  69. Kristin says:

    I follow Halo on twitter @blessed1indeed

  70. Kristin says:

    I follow you on facebook

  71. MH in OH says:

    For showers I like to give books or a Justin Roberts kids music cd. My favorite new baby gift to give (and to receive!) is a meal.

  72. Linda from Georgia says:

    I really like buying clothes. Often I get larger sizes because most moms get so many 0 to 3 month sizes.

  73. sarah g says:

    I love to give the ABC bath toys, they are just different enough that I know no one else will have gotten them.

  74. sarah g says:

    I subscribe via google reader

  75. sarah g says:

    I “like” Halo on facebook

  76. Brooke says:

    I like to give cuddly blankets!

  77. Brooke says:

    I am an RSS subscriber :)

  78. Brooke says:

    I “like” Halo on facebook

  79. Michele P. says:

    I like to give diapers, because I know they will go through so many of those. And I also like to give a baby’s first Christmas ornament too.

  80. Michele P. says:

    like Halo on FB M Pineda

  81. Erica Crum says:

    I always shop of the gift registry because I figure that’s what they really need! But I also like to put a cute outfit with it and love to buy books!

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