Last week I wrote an article for Huffington Post Women about Blog U (which you should really attend if you aren’t already because it’s going to be an epic conference and I never use the word epic for much of anything other than LTYM which I will write about as soon as I can wrap my brain around the experience) and about a group of women who supported me when I was a teen mom.
The article led to all kinds of emails from organizations working to support young and/or at risk moms and promote healthy babies. One email in particular caught my eye because it was from a company that is DOING SOMETHING to promote what they preach. This year alone, Delta Children will giveaway $1,000,000 worth of cribs to families in need as part of their Safe Sleep campaign . They have traveled the country, donating cribs to many—most of whom have been single teenage moms living in shelters or foster homes. This week, community leaders in Brooklyn, New York will find families in need and teach them about the importance of offering a safe place for babies to sleep. Delta Children will then donate 400 cribs to the children in this area.
Did you know this was happening? I didn’t but I’m glad I do now. If my kids were still of the crib-sleeping age we would be buying all the Delta cribs because I’m in love with what they are doing and the grassroots way they are going about their campaign.
Oh and guess what? I get to give away one of their cribs today. I feel like Oprah but with only one prize. I could almost say “You get a crib and you get a crib and you get a crib!” but I only have one to give away so I’ll just leave it at “One of you get a crib!”
And if you don’t need one you could always enter and donate the crib to your local women’s shelter because I’m pretty sure they will always need one more, especially now that they are unable to take donations of used cribs.
I’m giving away the Delta Manhattan 3-in-1 Crib in gray. Besides being really pretty, according to Delta Children it is “JPMA certified and has a mattress support system that adjusts to grow with your baby, plus converts from a crib to a toddler bed and daybed.”
There are all kinds of ways to enter below. Giveaway ends Tuesday, May 13 at midnight EST
This post was sponsored by Delta Children as part of the Safe Sleep campaign, all opinions and attempts at being Oprah are my own.
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susan smoaks says
my best advice is to have the baby sleep in the crib and don’t have anything in the crib with the baby
Beth Klocinski says
Have your baby sleep in a crib and not with you in your bed.
Sherry Conrad says
What a great program- I guess my advice would be to make sure there is nothing extra in that crib for baby to choke on or get tangled up in.
Karen Drake says
My advice for safe sleeping is to have a safety approved crib and use a baby monitor.
Brittney House says
We love our baby monitor. It helps us sleep easy knowing our baby is safe.
Sarah Hayes says
make sure the crib is clear of anything that could cover their face
Heather Dawn says
Always put the baby to sleep on it’s back and don’t use the bumpers that come with crib sets.
Becky Richied says
This would be an awesome win for my new granddaughter the 1yr old twins are sharing the other crib. This would be a true blessing. I would say good advice would be don’t have twins sleep together if you want a peaceful nights sleep…lol ok maybe not all of the time. 🙂
Put baby on it’s back
Kathleen Ophelan says
Be sure that the entire crib is clear of everything. Nothing that can possibly suffocate the baby!
Tian A. says
Always put your infant sleep on his/her back.
Tian A. says
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Angie Ukena says
Have your baby sleep on his back and don’t puck stuffed animal in his crib
Natalie S says
Put baby on his back, keep the crib clear of blankets, pillows, other loose materials, and use a video monitor
always put baby laying on it back!
back to sleep!
Sonya Morris says
No stuffed animals in the crib.
The best advice we got was that babies always move… So no loose blankets (when they’re little).
Right now we don’t have a crib for our daughter, and most nights she ends of sleeping with us (she hates her pack n play), at some point. We would love and would totally use this! Talk about “safe” sleeping… I don’t mind co-sleeping with a baby for a while, but a 12 month old – it can be tough! 😉
Thanks for the opportunity!
RICHARD HICKS says
Babies need to sleep on their backs in a crib or on another firm surface with a tight-fitting bottom sheet
Becky Marie says
No blanket or bumpers in the crib, sleep on the back, and keep the older siblings who can climb away!
Danielle D says
Keeping a clean crib is a must! No stuffed animals or extra blanket to cause accidents while baby sleeps. Also, having a high quality crib without loose or missing pieces is huge!
April Brenay says
do back sleeping as long as possible or put a wedge around the baby for side sleeping
Laura V says
Not leaving any cord-cable devices close to the crib to avoid strangulation, and not having any stuffed toys or pillows inside the crib when the baby is unsupervised, at least until the age when they can push it off their face if it falls on their face. I recently got a mattress from life-nest and those are awesome. They help avoid flat-head syndrome and baby rolling over everywhere on the crib.
Oh how I would love to win this beautiful crib!!!! I am a foster parent and within the next 2 months we will be taking in adoptable siblings ages 4 and 6. Their mom is expecting and we are already assigned to bring that baby home as soon as it is born and deamed healthy. We have 1 crib, but our other foster child is using it right now, and will be using it for quite a while longer. I would love to have this crib as we grow our family, and it will take some of the financial stress away as we won’t have to buy as much furniture for our new arrivals! Thank you for the opportunity in hosting this giveaway!!!!
I like to use sleep sacks instead of blankets to make sure baby is safe. Our new little guy is 3 weeks old and still using a bassinet- no crib yet, so this would be fantastic!
I totally don’t need a crib. (OMG, did I just jinx myself?) CRAP…I’m going to have a lot of ‘splaining to do.
But if I won a crib,I would donate it somewhere awesome. Or sell it and use the proceeds to buy some hot red shoes like yours or Janel’s. LOVE!
Oooh! I loved the Oprah line 🙂 You are adorbs. Also, I would LOVE a new crib! As you know, I got another wee one coming this summer and our crib is pretty thrashed.