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Raising SIDS Awareness, It's an aden + anais Giveaway!

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Today, April 29th, is SIDS awareness day. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of a sleeping child under the age of a year old. While there is no known cure for the syndrome, there are precautions parents and caregivers can take to potentially lessen the likelihood of SIDS.

A few tips include:

  • Sleep baby on his/her back.
  • Sleep baby in his/her own sleep space, and use a firm mattress.
  • Do not clutter the sleep space with pillows, blankets or crib bumpers.
  • Keep baby cool, so he/she does not overheat.
  • Use a fan in the nursery, to keep the air circulation moving and fresh.

Sadly ,even though proper precautions are often taken, over 2,500 infant deaths a year in the United State are due to SIDS.

About 4 years ago, I was personally affected by the devastation of SIDS when my best friend lost her firstborn son at 3 months of age. No doubt, SIDS new a parents worst nightmare. Since being personally affected in such a deep way, I’m now a strong supporter of any company or organization that helps to raise SIDS awareness.

It’s no secret, I’ve been a huge fan of aden + anais from the moment I laid eyes on their super soft and adorable muslin swaddling blankets. I recently was pleasantly surprised to find out that aden + anais is a proud sponsors of the CJ foundation, a foundation that supports SIDS Awareness. How cool is that?

In fact, Raegan Moya-Jones (co-founder of aden + anais) wrote a book called Swaddle Love; about the benefits of muslin cotton and the growing evidence that swaddling may indirectly prevent SIDS.

To raise awareness for SIDS prevention, aden + anais would like to give one Baby’s First Year reader an amazing gift!

One reader will receive:

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be randomly selected and Notified May 6th, 2012.

Read more from Emily on her blog, DesignHER Momma. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter , and Pinterest.

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