My daughter was a September baby and people often expressed sympathy for me, lamenting the fact that I would have to endure the long hot days of summer. I, on the other hand, felt quite fortunate to be blessed with an early fall baby because she arrived just as the harsh rays of sweaty sunshine were being shooed away by gentle breezes and crisp autumn evenings.
The wonderful weather meant that we could take delightfully long walks outdoors without too much worry about whether our little one would be overly hot or uncomfortably frosty. I did, however, fret about the intensity of the sun in my little beauty's eyes and the gusts of wind that sometimes greeted us on particularly blustery afternoons. On those days, I usually tried draping a light blanket over the infant carseat carrier - where my daughter was tucked securely inside. My attempts were usually futile because the blanket would inevitably blow off on to the street or get stuck in the stroller, defeating the original purpose to block sun and wind from my newborn's delicate skin. It was quite frustrating at times - having to pull the disobedient blanket in place every few strides.
Created by a mom, the Secure2Me Baby Blanket ("Clips on, Stays on") provides a solution to this all-too-common dilemma. Each corner of the blanket features a clip that allows you to attach the blanket to a carseat, stroller, even a swing! If you live in a colder climate and want to keep your babe as snug as a bug, you'll probably want to go with the original Secure2Me Baby Blanket, which features a soft and cuddly material. If, however, you live in a warmer climate like I do, you will appreciate the mesh breathability of the Eclipse Solarveil Sun Protection Cover. The blanket blocks 95% of UV rays and keeps your baby fully covered, but is also lightweight and sheer enough to waylay any fears you may have of stifling or overheating your little one.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Secure2Me Eclipse Solarveil Sun Protection Cover ($29.00). To enter, leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, October 20 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #4 Becca. Congratulations!
Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!
My friend just had twins and she needs two of everything. I would like to win this for her. Thanks for the contest.
Would love to get this for my lil sister...she just had a baby girl!
These look very useful. It seems much better than seeing the blanket being blown away in the wind (yes that has happene to me).
I would love to win this! What a neat idea!
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What a great idea! It's better than hoping you remembered to pack safety pins!
This is a fantastic idea, I hate when the blanket falls on the ground and you run it over with the stroller.
This is awesome. Thank you. [email protected]
What a great idea!
It's already getting colder around here, and I much prefer to put my son in a blanket in his stroller than all bundled up and uncomfortable in layer upon layers to stay warm! We had an infant blanket thing for the car seat, but he outgrew it (it was "footed) so this would be great to add to our stroller :)
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This is a great idea. I would love to win it.
A good friend of mine recently gave birth to a son with albanism. She would love and needs this product. I would pass it on to her.
Great product. I live in San Diego where it's pretty sunny and warm year round. The news just said it will be 90 one day this week! *gag*
I like the Lightweight, sheer & breathable Solarveil fabric of the Solarveil.
Super prize. Thanks for the great giveaway!
This product is awesome! I am constantly trying to rig up a blanket to protect my little one from this Florida sun. I would love to have this. Thanks!
this is great count me in
I am always so worried about the sun and protecting my little fair-skinned boy. What a fantabulous product!
I have a secure2me blanket and I think it's wonderful. No more dirty or lost blankets! Living in sunny CA this would be perfect for keeping my little boy away from the sun's rays. I like the limeade!
I would love to give this to my sister who just gave birth. Thank you for holding another wonderful giveaway.
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I'm paranoid about the sun so this is such a welcome new product!
This is a really good idea!
I could use about half a dozen of these for gifts. We have had a baby boom around us. 1 niece, 2 friends and 2 sons ( one a set of twins). Please enter me, thank you
I'd love to win this.
This is so creative. I love it, and will be perfect for baby #2
Wow, I just found your blog and have been reading it for a while this morning, then I saw this awesome giveaway! I'm due to be induced on Tuesday with baby #2 and this would be a great great accessory to have!
This would be great for next summer, as baby naps in his car seat or bassinet. Thanks for the review and product information. Sounds like a great buy for new moms!
Great prize, enter me please.
How cool, I hope I win.
What a fantastic idea!
Great idea for a blanket!
What a fantastic invention!
I coud really use this so I hope I win!
What a great idea! I'd love to use this with our little one!
This is a fabulous idea! We lived in a very warm climate when my first was born. After moving somewhere much colder for the next, we realized what a struggle it is to keep the blanket on and the baby snuggly. This idea is perfect. Granted, some days are too cold, but I don't like giving up outdoor walks in the winter for fear of her becoming too cold. what a perfect solution. Thank you for the chance to win!
This would be great for an upcoming baby shower
This would be a great gift for a friend that just had a baby.
Count me in :)
I'd love to try this for my sister's baby, Bodhi!
What a great idea thanks for the contest.
My niece in the sunny south could use this!
I've seen these before and they look great. I'd love to have one of these for the next baby. =) I hate when the blanket flys off and lands on the ground and it's all nasty or you have something that looks so pretty and it gets ruined because it flys off. This looks awesome. Thanks.
Not entering, just swinging through to say God bless you. =)
wow i realy could use this thanks and its realy heard to well kep a blankit on a kid with out the clips thanks
This would be great when one of my grandchildren is here (5 months and 1 due in January). Please count me in. Thanks!!
count me in
want to win this
great idea- tired of the slipping blankets too
I can really use this. Please enter me. Thank you.
I love the fact that it is lightweight. Right now, I actually use my nursing cover and it would be nice to have an alternative. Thanks!
Very useful idea! Thank you.
My Hawaiian-born grandson, with grandparents who live in Michigan and Florida, will most definitely benefit from this blanket. He'll be able to handle both the cold and sunny days when he comes to visit during the next months.
i want to win
this is an awesome idea!! count me in, thanks for the giveaway!!
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Why can't I think of stuff like this! This would be great for us. Thanks!
What a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win this.
thank you for the giveaway!
Wow this blanket is a great idea! I already got my best friend a personalized baby blanket, now it looks like I have to get her one of these!! I might get both! It can get very hot and very cold here!!! Thank you sharing this with us!
This is one of those great ideas that I wish I'd thought of :)
cool count me in
My new grandson could use this blankie
This sounds like a Godsend for the beating on your head heat here in LA.
I'd could really use this!
This is such a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway.
This sounds like an excellent way to protect our little ones from the sun. Count me in!
This is a really neat idea. I'd love to have one.
this is good stuff
My little guy was a November baby so we had to endure a LONG Minnesota winter with a newborn. We used our BundleMe well into April. This time, however, we'll have an April baby which means I'll need something just like this to protect my little one from all the gorgeous sunshine while lounging on our Minnesotan lakes.
Thanks for the chance to win!
My little one loves to put blankets over her head in the car when it is sunny but gets to hot, she would love this
My friend has a sling in a fabric similar to this, and raves about it. I'd love to win this for the baby we hope to adopt soon!
What a smart mama and business woman to come up with this. I love that you feature these hard working, creative women.
Its so true! That Arizona sun is brutal, and no carseat built-in-shade is big enough! I'd just love to have one of these for our little one on the way. I'm sure he or she would love not squinting or getting sun burned too!
my best friend just had a baby boy and this would be perfect for her!
I was forever clipping blankets to the stroller, car seat, etc with clothes pins . . . this would look much less hokey and have UV protection to boot.