Harlow’s Half Birthday Love To Dream Giveaway! – CLOSED

by | Oct 17, 2012 | Little Giveaways, Little Review | 26 comments

Half-birthday girlIt's all about meeeeeee!!!

In no way can it be possible that my daughter, the one we waited what it seemed like an eternity for, can be 6 months old today. Except that she is. She really is. Six months ago today, I gave birth to a dream come true. I really did.

Note to self: write the damn birth story before you forget.

I have written of the myriad ways this little girl makes our hearts sing. But it can not be ignored that one of the reasons we love her so is because she has been a good night sleeper. The baby that sleeps well holds a special place in every parent's heart. I'm not saying I love her more but it is perhaps easier to find joy in a small person when they respect your need for sleep.

A couple of months ago, she started to wriggle out of her wraps and our once wonderful sleeper started to be less settled. I think this happens with most babies as they get bigger and more Houdini-like with their wrap-escaping abilities. So I started looking around for alternatives. What could I put Harlow in to keep her warm and stop her from startling herself awake? 

Enter Love To Dream.

Harlow has been sleeping in their original Love To Swaddle UP for the last couple of months and I really love it. So when Love To Dream contacted me to ask if I would like to review their product, I was honest and told them I was already a fan.

But, I added, I hadn't tried the new Swaddle UP 50/50  in a size largemy postal address is….  

So they sent me a new swaddle but this one is even cooler because it has the option to unzip the little side wings to convert into a regular sleeping bag making the transition from swaddle to sleeping bag effortless.

Here is a super-gorgeous baby girl modelling the Love To Swaddle UP 50/50.

LTD 1Do I like my Swaddle UP 50/50?

LTD 2I love it!

LTD 3I can still chew on my hands.

LTD 4I make this look gooood.

LTD 5And the proof is in the (sweet sleeping) pudding.

In summary, this product is brilliant because;

1. Babies generally sleep better when they are wrapped and Love To Dream swaddles are safer than traditional wraps

2. Babies like to self-soothe which makes the hands beside head design genius

3. The wings on the Love To Swaddle UP 50/50 can be zipped off to transition the baby into a regular sleeping bag (one arm at a time if you want)

4. Babies who sleep well are ace

5. Parents who spike their baby's milk with whiskey to make them sleep are less ace

6. Did I just write that aloud?


To celebrate Little Lady's half birthday, the lovely people at Love To Dream are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Swaddle UP 50/50 in the size of their choice, valued at $49.95.

To enter, simply leave a comment here on the blog stating the size Swaddle UP you would choose if you were the winner.

Entries close midnight AEDT on Friday 26th October, 2012. The winner will be drawn at random via random.org and announced Monday 29th October, 2012. The winner must make contact within 5 days of being announced or another winner will be selected.

The competition is open to Australian residents only. 

Good luck!

Hello friends


I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. Ange

    If I were to win. I would love a Medium please 🙂 I have a 4 month old little miss who is starting to get out of her wraps too.

  2. Jess

    12 to 18 month size for my boy 🙂

  3. Kristin Alexander

    If I won I would love a size medium for my little man for when he grows out of his small Love to swaddle UP.. 🙂

  4. KazEdwards23

    I’d love a small please we have baby number 3 due in March 🙂

  5. Christie

    I would love a size medium for my little monsta 🙂

  6. Kylie

    Would love one! Size large for my 6 month old please 🙂

  7. Victoria

    Rio is 6 months now too, i cant help thinking how that is half a year old, eek! He’s also slept through and as i dont swaddle his arms he just stays still and asleep all night. I’ve saw these before though and they look fab! x

  8. Rebecca Farr

    Wow! I used the love to swaddle when Patrick was tiny. Well, tiny for him (he was 9lbs 15 and 3/4 oz born, so never ever tiny.. yes.. ouch!)and I loooooved it. I hadn’t heard of the 50/50 before. I would love a large for my big boofer. hehe.

  9. Madeleine

    No give-away needed for me, but I just wanted to say: Gorgeous! How much does she look like Luca in the first shot?

    I wish I’d know about these kinds of zip-up wraps when F was a bub. She was one who loved being swaddled. Thankfully, P was a pretty good sleeper and we ditched swaddling from the time we did our first big flight to LA. Wasn’t the plan, but have you tried wrapping an 11-week-old on a plane? A zip-up wrap would have been handy then too!

  10. Lauren Parsons

    Happy half birthday little poppet.. My baby girl is nearly 9 months old.. A size large please!!! Xxx

  11. Belle

    Oh My gosh I wish they had’ve had these when Aidey & Benny were bubs!!! And a big happy b’day to the beautiful Miss Harlow xo

  12. Rebecca Bartz

    I would love to win a small

  13. Mummalove

    Miss Harlow does model the Swaddle UP quite delightfully! Very gorgeous. I think a Large would be fab for my little buddha. We’ve always swaddled as he has such a strong startle reflex.
    Happy half birthday Harlow! x

  14. Tish

    I would pick the smallest size as my 3rd baby is due in only 7 weeks, perfect timing.

  15. Hannah

    I’d love a size small for our second bub who is due in December. Thanks, and happy half birthday Harlow!

  16. Claudine Innes

    Happy half-birthday Miss Harlow!

    I’d love a large please 🙂

  17. Claudine Innes

    Sorry, I meant an X-Large please! 🙂

  18. Kelly Ryan

    A small would be great for baby due in May after 3 years of trying, I am enjoying seeing all the new products available since my last baby who is now 8!

  19. Peta Newsome

    My little man loves his swaddle up and so do I!!
    He is getting chunky now so if we win large please. 🙂

  20. Fiona Denny

    Ooh pick me!! I would LOVE a small for my bubba due in April xxx

  21. Strawbes

    She is so precious! A medium for me. Our second is due in two weeks and certainly won’t be born a small. xx

  22. Ange Smith

    If I win, I’d like a large, please. Thank you for the giveaway!

  23. Peta.

    Hiya. I’d absolutely love a large one for my small one. Thanks Angie.

  24. Kim McGoogan

    I so need one of these ATM, my little man keeps rolling around and getting out of his wrap and driving me nuts. I’ll have the large please.