October 23, 2017

Holiday Giveaway Bash: Amazing Sleep/Music Machines for Kids


It’s that time of year when every one is coming home for the holidays. My niece just arrived from New Hampshire and I haven’t seen her in a year. It’s such a delight.

As a new mom, she is in the know on all these new baby gadget and products. It’s unbelievable how creative these items have gotten since I had kids.

After a quick hello, she immediately noticed the Cloud B stuffed animals, picked them up and declared, “These are awesome. We have one and love it. This would make the best baby shower gift.”

For the first time ever, Cloud b brings the element of sound to their starlight-projecting award-winning Twilight Turtle with the new innovative Twilight Turtle Tunes, just named to this yearโ€™s Toy Insider’s Hot 20 List.

Using Bluetooth technology and a free app, Twilight Turtle Tunes soothes kids to sleep with soft music and calming lights.

Parents can create their own customized lullabies with the Cloud b app of melodies and soothing sounds to stream via Bluetooth through the softly-glowing outer shell. A premium app, available for $1.99 will also provide access to personal music libraries and voice recordings to create totally unique mixes.

Is that not unbelievable? I am in awe! And here I just used a box fan.

This is a dream for helping children sleep better. What a unique and special gift for parents – Cloud b Twilight Turtle Tunes


There is also the adorable Cloud b Sleep Sheep On The Go Travel Sound Machine.

Another innovative design and all around sleep saver.It has Four Soothing Nature Sounds
“Winner of several industry awards, including the National Parenting Council’s Seal of Approval and the iParenting Media Award, the Sleep Sheep is plush and very cuddly, so it immediately gives a restless child something pleasing and calming to hold on to. It also creates a tranquil environment with four soothing nature sounds, including gentle stream, spring showers, ocean waves and harmonious whale sounds, making the Sleep Sheep a kind of audio pacifier that helps take some of the stress and crankiness out of rest time.”

So there you have it. Tested and approved by someone who knows best.

One lucky winner will win both of these sound machines from Cloud B.

Enter to Win: You have five chances to win, but only one entry is necessary.

1) What was your favorite “sleeping” toy when you were a child? I had a blankie for too many years. ๐Ÿ™‚ I still miss it.

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If youโ€™ve missed any of my other holidays Giveaways, check them out here.

(This giveaway will close 11/27.ย  At that time, I will randomly pick a winner and that winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. I received the same gift basket above, but all memories of my big boys are my own. :)

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  1. I had a blankie w/ a “silk” border that I called the “roll up finger blanket”

  2. Stuffed animals, I was told they couldn’t even see me in the bed, just the stuffed animals ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Liked post on Facebook!

  4. I had a little square blanket growing up that I loved!

  5. I had a Holley Hobby doll that when you pulled on her braids, it opened and shut her eyes and her dress turned into a nighty.

  6. Like you on FB

  7. I had a yellow blankie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Subscribe to your newsletter at kasmith03(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. You know, I think my Rainbow Brite doll was my favorite sleeping toy!

  10. I subscribe

  11. “Liked” you on FB.

  12. Pinned on Pinterest

  13. I had numerous stuffed animals to protect me from the “boogie man”.

  14. I don’t recall having something to help me sleep, but I did have a favorite life-size baby doll when I was a little girl…

  15. I had a glow worm as a kid and a blanket my grandmother made me. I still have the blanket but since it’s strawberry shortcake I didn’t think either of my boys would really like it.

  16. Subscribe by e-mail.

  17. I had a quilt that my granny made me.

  18. I had a “lion blanket” that I loved!

  19. I am a fan on fb

  20. I had a quilt/blanket my mom made as a kid.

  21. I subscribe via email.

  22. I follow on Google + and thumbs uped.

  23. I had(still have) a stuffed dog.

  24. I had a blue blanket that was so soft. I haven’t thought about that in ages!

  25. I had an ugly little pillow shaped like an owl…had to go with me everywhere!

  26. Jennifer White says:

    I had a stuffed Snoopy toy.

  27. Liked you on FB

  28. I always had lots of stuffed animals and dolls.

  29. I had a soft, plush giraffe ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. A blanket.

  31. I’m an email subscriber.

  32. I, too, had a blanket with Big Bird on it. I still have it.

  33. I had a blankie.

  34. I repinned your make ahead potatoes.

  35. I liked this post on FB.

  36. I had a stuffed koala that I lost when I went away to college. I still miss it! ๐Ÿ™

  37. I follow you on Google +.

  38. I’m an email subscriber.

  39. Joanna Warren says:

    I had a stuffed bunny, Flopsy.

  40. Joanna Warren says:

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

  41. Joanna Warren says:

    I like the Beauty and Bedlam Facebook page.

  42. I loved my glo-worm.

  43. I like you on facebook.

  44. I follow you on Google +.

  45. Leslie Moore says:

    My peach blankie! It was made by my great aunt.

  46. I am a facebook fan.

  47. I used to love my blanket.

  48. I am an email subscriber.

  49. Leslie Moore says:

    I follow you on FB, Pinterest, Google+, and by Email! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  50. I had a light up worm!

  51. Like you on facebook & like the post!

  52. Following on pinterest & pinned!

  53. I have/had a bunny blanket since I was a baby.

  54. I like you on FB(Kelly D Saver) and liked this post.

  55. I subscribe to your email.

  56. Probably a favorite stuffed animal.

  57. I am an email subscriber

  58. I like you on facebook

  59. I Follow you on pinterest and pinned your Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins recipe http://www.pinterest.com/pin/170925748331316473/

  60. Emily Adams says:

    I honestly don’t remember having a sleeping toy when I was a child!

  61. Elizabeth Willson says:

    My favorite “lovey”s as a child were a hand-knit blanket and a huge teddy bear. ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Elizabeth Willson says:

    Follow you on Pinterest and pinned your crock pot freezer meals

  63. Elizabeth Willson says:

    I “like’ you on Facebook

  64. Elizabeth Willson says:

    I subscribe to your email.

  65. Emily Adams says:

    I follow you on Pinterest and repinned this http://www.pinterest.com/pin/193021534003315042/

  66. Emily Adams says:

    I follow you on FB!

  67. Emily Adams says:

    I am an email subscriber!

  68. like u on fb Julie A Scott Laws

  69. email sub using above email thanks

  70. My Raggedy Ann doll was my favorite sleeping toy.

  71. I follow you on pinterest and pinned:

  72. I like your facebook page and liked this post.

  73. jamie kelsey says:

    I had a few dolls that I slept with.

  74. jamie kelsey says:

    i follow your daily email updates.

  75. jamie kelsey says:

    i follow you on pinterest and i have pinned several pins

  76. jamie kelsey says:

    i am a fan of yours on facebook.

  77. jamie kelsey says:

    i follow you on google plus.

  78. I always slept with my favorite teddy bear….that’s me!

  79. And I subscribe to e-mails–thanks so much!

  80. Shoot…I’m too old to remember. I don’t think we had stuff to sleep with back then! BTW, I’m entering this to get these for my grandkids. ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. my favorite was my blankie and my thumb!

  82. The day I was brought home from the hospital my Dad bought me a doll and 42 yrs. later she’s still with me, though up on a shelf ๐Ÿ™‚ I liked you on Facebook, subscribed and found a new site through your Pinterest board, built by kids!

  83. I had a blankie and a night light.

  84. I still have a stuffed animal squirrel with a bow tie my dad brought me from Germany when he was stationed there.

  85. I had a blankie but I also recall having one of those light up worm dolls.

  86. I liked this post and also on Facebook.

  87. I’m an email subscriber.

  88. My stuffed Winnie the Pooh:)

  89. I subscribe to your emaila

  90. Mary Murray says:

    I don’t think I had a bedtime sleep aid. Maybe a stuffed animal or two. Or maybe it was my nice mom who used to lay with me every night! But, I just looked at the Cloud B turtle on QVC yesterday and was planning to buy one for my nephew for Christmas. It would be great to win!

  91. Carol Siminoski says:

    I had a big Raggedy Ann doll that I snuggled with.

  92. I had a blanket with silky all around the edges.

  93. Follow on Pinterest and pinned the mcmuffin pin ๐Ÿ™‚

  94. Follow you on Facebook

  95. I receive your emails.

  96. Carmen Erickson says:

    I wasn’t really attached to any one thing, but I had to have several layers of blankets for that ‘heavy’ cozy feeling. ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. I had a stuffed Santa that wound up and played music.

  98. I follow on pinterest and repinned.

  99. Like you on Facebook.

  100. This is neat! I have 4 grand babies who would put this to the test! I had a lambie to sleep with. In fact I still have it! And it IS worse for wear!

  101. I follow on google+

  102. you are the best on pinterest!!!

  103. Beth Verble says:

    I loved my gloworm, yeah, showing my age…

  104. My sleeping buddy as a child-a stuffed monkey

  105. I had a stuffed lion, until the neighbors dog chewed it all up!

  106. I follow you on FB!

  107. I follow you on Pinterest!

  108. I have subscribed to you via email!

  109. Patti bush says:

    I am trying to remember a sleeping toy and can not. My very wise grandmother taught me to call
    on the the name of Jesus when I was afraid at night. My daughter had a blanket ๐Ÿ™‚
    thank you

  110. Mine was a cabbage patch kid.

  111. heathere maclean says:

    i also had a blankie

  112. I had a blanket and a glow worm to help me sleep when I was little ๐Ÿ™‚

  113. A little musical turtle

  114. I follow on pinterest, and pinned this post. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/24347654209190509/

  115. I like your page on facebook!

  116. Aaaaand, I +1’d you on Google plus!!

  117. I didn’t have a favorite but several of my girls favorite blankets.

  118. I followed you on Pinterest.

  119. I had a homemade doll made by my mom. You could change her from night time doll to daytime doll by flipping her skirt down over her head. I wish I still had it.

  120. My favorite sleepy time love was my soft yellow blankie; I even took it to college!