By: Jennifer Murray

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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* An affiliate link was used in this post

84 Responses to “30 Day Giving Challenge Week 3 + A Halo SleepSack Giveaway”

  1. Valerie
    November 16, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    Subscribed with google reader.

  2. Lisa
    November 16, 2010 at 11:26 am #

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

  3. Holly
    November 16, 2010 at 11:59 am #

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

  4. Joyce Mlinek
    November 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

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

  5. Joyce Mlinek
    November 16, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    I liked Halo on facebook.

  6. Joyce Mlinek
    November 16, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    I subscribed to your e-mails.

  7. Kelly
    November 16, 2010 at 4:22 pm #

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

  8. ACMommy
    November 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    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. 🙂

  9. Chelsea
    November 17, 2010 at 12:14 am #

    I love to give practical things – especially books!

  10. chelsea
    November 17, 2010 at 12:16 am #

    I like Halo on FB!

  11. chelsea
    November 17, 2010 at 12:17 am #

    I like 4tunate on FB! Cute page!!

  12. Julie
    November 17, 2010 at 5:06 am #

    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!

  13. Amy
    November 17, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    I give Aden and Anais blankets. I love them!

  14. Laura
    November 17, 2010 at 10:06 am #

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

  15. Laura
    November 17, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    I follow halo sleepsack on twitter – lauragmsu

  16. Ana
    November 17, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    I Like our awesome sponsor HALO® SleepSack® on Facebook

  17. Ana
    November 17, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    I like 4tunate on FB.

  18. Ana
    November 17, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    I love to give practical things: diapers, clothes

  19. Kristin
    November 17, 2010 at 10:58 am #

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

  20. Kristin
    November 17, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    I follow Halo on twitter @blessed1indeed

  21. Kristin
    November 17, 2010 at 10:59 am #

    I follow you on facebook

  22. MH in OH
    November 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    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.

  23. Linda from Georgia
    November 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

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

  24. sarah g
    November 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

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

  25. sarah g
    November 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    I subscribe via google reader

  26. sarah g
    November 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    I “like” Halo on facebook

  27. Brooke
    November 17, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    I like to give cuddly blankets!

  28. Brooke
    November 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    I am an RSS subscriber 🙂

  29. Brooke
    November 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    I “like” Halo on facebook

  30. Michele P.
    November 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    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.

  31. Michele P.
    November 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    like Halo on FB M Pineda

  32. Erica Crum
    November 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    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!