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I can’t tell you how often I’ve seen a product and said to myself, “It’s so simple! It’s so perfect! Why hasn’t this been around forever?” That’s the reaction I had when I found out from a friend about blankyclips. Invented by a mom when her oldest child was a baby and taking all of his naps in a moving stroller, she had an “a-ha!’ moment and the blankyclip was born. Thankfully my kids are past the stroller and blanket stage, but if I ever have another I’ll definitely buy a pair of these.
All of our blankets, even the really nice handmade ones that we got from Grandma and tried to be careful with, ended up dirty around the edges. They’d start out nicely tucked in, but just a little movement from the kids would cause them to fall into the dirt and slush and whatever else was on the sidewalk (I don’t want to think about it too much). These clips would have solved that problem for sure. They clip on to any stroller, baby seat, or swing, and can be used to keep a blanket on a baby, or to cover the stroller completely to keep out the light or wind.
I can’t think of a better gift for a new mom than these clips. It’s one of those things they won’t know they desperately need until they’ve wrecked a few blankets. They come in three styles: Bears (with plush blue blanket), Ducks (with plush ecru blanket), or Sheep (with plush pink blanket) for $48. And Adrienne, the inventor, is going to give a Duck blankyclip/ecru blanket combo to one of my lucky readers! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment, between now and noon eastern on Election Day (GOBama!) saying what special baby/child item you’ve lost or damaged, or how these clips could help you protect the stuff you love.
Any comments received after noon eastern on November 4th will not count! The winner will be chosen at random by random.org. Only continental U.S. mailing addresses are eligible. Only one entry per person per day please. I’ll say that again: you can answer once per day!
UPDATE: Since I posted this contest a day later than I normally do, and since Tuesday is a holiday, I’m extending the contest until noon eastern on Wednesday, November 5th!
Good luck, and thanks so much to Adrienne and blankyclip!
Originally posted on Selfish Mom