A Cosy Autumn Giveaway!

Good morning everyone! Are you excited about giveaway day? Today’s post is especially for all the new mothers and mothers-to-be. Our good friends over at Babyushka have very graciously given us a wrap pack to giveaway featuring two sets of their beautifully soft and perfectly practical baby wraps. Read on!

Babyushka Baby Wraps Giveaway

Babyushka wraps are made from super soft cotton, and contain no AZO dyes or Formaldehyde, making them safe for Baby and a better choice for our environment. Each set comes with an illustrated “how-do” diagram on the back of the box to make wrapping simple, even if it’s your first time.

Congratulations to Seana, winner of our Babyushka giveaway.

CompetitionWould you like win a Babyushka Wrap Pack? To enter, just answer the following question {in the comments section below}. What’s your baby’s favourite comforter/cuddle toy? Winner will be drawn on 31 March, 2011.

*Note: question was changed on 28 March, but all entries are still valid.

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44 comments to A Cosy Autumn Giveaway!

  • Olivia

    Classically clumsy (and I say that in the nicest way possible), Babyushka’s perfectly practical wraps are just what my sister-in-law (new-mother-to-be) needs!

    Unfortunately, singing’s not my forte but my lil’ ones have suffered through countless screechy versions of Twinkle, Twinkle – I think they go to sleep just so they don’t have to endure the torture!

  • Alison

    Rock a bye baby

  • Alex

    As my little one isn’t born yet, I’m just guessing what I’ll be singing but with a Scottish husband it’ll probably be something like “Speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, onwards the sailors cry”… I’ll have to learn the rest of the lyrics in the next couple of months.

  • Ann-Marie Franjic

    Twinkle twinkle little star

  • cathy macnamara

    Hush Little Indy don’t you cry
    Little Indy Indy Pumpkin Pie

    and many other made up versions that rhyme and enter into my tired brain. One nght when Indy was crying for hours i couldn’t think so i ended up humming Happy Birthday To You!

  • Karin Williams

    Bye Bye Baby
    Bye Bye Baby
    Bye Bye Baby
    Mothers baby Boy (or girl)

    My grandmother sang this to us three children for years, to comfort us or even if we just wanted a hug.
    I have now sung this to my children and they loved it too.
    Tradtitions are such great family “pass me downs” made with love.

  • Karin Williams

    Bye Bye Baby
    Bye Bye Baby
    Bye Bye Baby
    Mummy’s baby Boy (or girl)

    My grandmother sang this to us three children for years, to comfort us or even if we just wanted a hug.
    I have now sung this to my children and they loved it too.
    Tradtitions are such great family “pass me downs” made with love.

  • Kim

    Galumph, it was the first song that he started to really get excited about, and now one of the only songs that calms him down.

  • Michelle

    I would sing Hush Little Baby to our son, but my husband starting singing the alphabet as it was the only song he could think of!! Oddly enough it is the alphabet that seems to wind him down better. He should know it really well then by the time he goes to school!!

  • Jessie Boan

    I make up songs all the time… while my children are still young enough to not tell me to stop. My little girl loves “Skidamarink-a-dinkadink… I love you” or however you spell it. See even tries to sing along sometimes.

  • olivia

    plenty of versions of twinkle twinkle (including my son’s favourite version about a brummy car), but mostly little made up songs including what we had done that day, what we were about to do, and their name 🙂

  • Megan harrison

    What shall we do with the drunken sailor is always the first song that pops into my head, very poor parenting I know! Ido change the words just in case my twins remember the Song!

  • seana

    My wandering days are over by Belle and Sebastian, The Ship song by Nick Cave, letter to Elise by the cure and Divan by Smudge …all these songs can be sung in a loop so I could sing them for 10 mins or so without changing rhythm. Plus I knew the words

    Also the one Mum sang
    Hush a wee Buby wee Buby lie still
    Your Mum and your Dad are away to the mill
    when they come back you’ll have porridge your fill
    Hush a wee buby wee buby lie still

  • Kirra

    Nowhere near as cool as Seana! I was singing Kasey & Shane to my daughter when she was born, as that was on high rotation in our house at the time, but I tend to stick to the old faithful ‘Rock a Bye Baby’, with lyric changes as appropriate 😉

  • Amanda Gorton

    Little Peter Rabbit was the trick my mother used on me, yes that is why I am a little crazy!

  • kim T

    have to be rock a bye baby!!!

  • Jemima

    I used to sing the song from The Sound of Music – “Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on kittens” that always used to appease my girls.

  • We sing “Amazing Grace” to our little one at sleep time, and she loves it ♥

  • I make up the song as I go along. The words tend to be something like “Go to sleeeeeep, little one, rest your head on my shoulder. Close your eyes, you need rest, you’ll feel better when you wake up”. This is to the tune of lullaby. Always worked with my little Sophie and I am hoping it will work with the next one that is due in a few weeks 🙂

  • Angela Grant

    My nonna used to sing this to us as kids and it was such a soothing song, only problem is I can’t remember half the words so I end up humming most of the song. It’s an italian song and I couldn’t tell you exactly what it means but it goes somethign like this:
    Fa na ninna bambino, fa na nina bambino, hummming humming, ninna nanna, humming humming, ninna nanna.
    Haha won’t be winning any awards for that but it is a very effective song to get my little man off to sleep quickly, and always brings back memories of my nonna singing us to sleep.

  • Kimberley Belford

    Twinkle twinkle little star
    its the only one i know all the words too hehe

  • Caitlin mansell

    my fave songs for my babys is rock a bye baby ,with the modification of ‘down will come luka/hugo into mummys arms” love it

  • Tiffany

    I also make up lyrics to the tune of a lullaby. My brother used to have a toy that played the tune but no words, so I never knew what the right words were!

  • Carolyn

    Frere Jacques as it’s the only song I know in another language! I’ve read that babies learn the most in their first two years and pick up other languages better when taught young so I figure it’s a start plus it’s a lovely little tune to rock bubby to sleep with.

  • carolRittner

    Somewhere over the rainbow

  • KylieD

    I always sing You Are My Sunshine to my little sweetie.
    My Grandfather used to sing it to my siblings and I when we were little, and to my Mum when she was a child. I love knowing that when I cuddle my baby and sing to her I’m continuing a family tradition.

  • Deb

    Always I used to sing “Love me tender” by Elvis Presley:

    Love me tender, love me sweet
    Never let me go
    You have made my life complete
    And I love you so ……..

    It’s a great “nodding off to sleep” song for both mum and bub!

  • Shannon

    We sing made up songs

    oh dayday oh dayday
    time to sleep my little man
    and so on
    My sons name is Cody dont know where we got dayday from but has stuck lol
    We also sing we love to boogie the song from the red meat ad with the chimp he loves it

  • Debbie mowatt

    I would sing rock a bye baby and even now at age 5 they like to come and lay on my lap while I sing it!!

  • Wendy Hatton

    I used to have a large repertoire of nursery rhymes that I sang at bed time. Rock-a-bye-baby was the one I usually resorted to in desperate moments. She’s a big girl now and tells me I am a terrible singer. Little kids are so much more accepting of the vocally impaired aren’t they?

  • We sing: “Twinkle, twinkle little star, Charlie’s (our dog) wearing Mummy’s bra…” for laughs and “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine” when we’re being serious! : )

  • Janelle

    I sing Hush little Baby to my baby girl every night, she now sings it with me before she drifts off to sleep.

  • Christine

    My mum used to sing ‘Blue Eyes’ by Elton John to me. Hey – it was the 70s! 🙂

  • Jacqui

    lullaby by the dixie chicks

  • hush little baby never fails, but I love singing Phil Collins’ You’ll be in my heart for my baby girl.

  • melissa

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

  • Di

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, my son’s absolute favourite!

  • Priscilla Cork

    hush little baby and hey diddle diddle are two of the favourites!

  • Natalie

    My Mum used to sing “Skinnamarink” to me, and I now sing it to my little girl. Almost guaranteed to distract her to stop the tears 🙂

  • Crystal B

    A little taggie blanket!

  • Well, I am entering on behalf of my brother and sis-in-law. Their baby is just 2 days old so not sure if she has any favourites yet but I bought her an orange giraffe rattle comforter thing that I’m sure she’ll love! 😉

  • my daughter loves a vintage teddy bear that was her daddy’s when he was a baby, it is old, losing it’s fur and to anyone else looks a little sad but to her it is something that she shares with daddy and she adores it.

  • Congratulations to Seana, winner of our Babyushka giveaway.

  • karina w

    This little monkey from his godmother.

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