Baby Giveaway #3 – Bright Starts “By Your Side” Infant Seat

THE PRIZE

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Bright Starts is giving away the By Your Side infant seat ($70) to one Vanilla Joy reader!

MY REVIEW

Okay folks. If you plan on having more than one child, I think you’re going to want this infant seat. It has been a total LIFESAVER in our house the last 4 weeks. Let me tell you why.

321. 4 different reclining levels. We have kept it at the lowest level which is perfect for a floppy-headed newborn. Our baby has slept in this seat almost every night since we’ve been home from the hospital because it helps his reflux problem, which many babies have. My pediatrician said that sleeping a baby in a chair like this (or car seat) is not only great for reflux but also reduces the risk of SIDS. As baby gets older, you can sit him up more with the other levels.

2. Removable music/vibration console. I want to bake a pie for the person who thought of this feature because it is a brilliant idea that has saved my son from lots of time-outs. My 2 year old is a textbook button pusher. He CANNOT resist buttons, so he would CONSTANTLY be pushing the buttons that power the vibrating and music. But, the whole thing comes out! When my 2 year old is around, I put it on top of the microwave and we don’t have to worry about it. After he goes to bed, baby can enjoy some uninterrupted jiggling to the music.

3. Seat height. Having baby at seat height keeps him easily accessible to me on the couch and less accessible to big brother. And he can see what’s going on!

4. Music and vibration. There are 3 different white noise sounds (magic for our baby) and also 10 different melodies that cycle for 20 minutes of continuous play. And the whole thing vibrates if you want as well.

5. Under seat storage area. I love this feature because I can keep all the diaper changing stuff right there and not have it strewn about the living room. Also a great place for burp cloths, toys, the remote, and much more.

Of all the baby products out there (especially infant seats), this is one that will really make your life easier as a new mom, especially if you’re having a second or third (or fourth or fifth…) child. The colors are neutral so it is visually unobtrusive and the fabric is soft and plush, perfect for baby’s skin. We use this seat every day and all through the night – it is fabulous.

Thanks, Bright Starts!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit ByYourSideSeat.com
  • Come back here and tell me why you should win before midnight Thursday, June 25.
  • A winner will be selected and announced in a new post on Friday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

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  • Comment on any non-contest post (must contribute to the conversation)
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GOOD LUCK and THANKS, Bright Starts!

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1 coralee johnson June 21, 2009 at 6:27 am

Sounds like an awesome babyseat. I am currently borrowing the one I have this would be great.

2 Denise June 22, 2009 at 7:31 am

That is just about the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I have begun having grandchildren, and I babysit for some college kids, so this would be a lifesaver!

3 Marie June 22, 2009 at 7:51 am

I have 3 children (6, 5, and 3 1/2) and we just found out that there is another on the way. Since we no longer have any baby gear, this would be wonderful, plus it would be so nice to have him/her right near me, while giving the older ones a little more ability to take care of him/her as well. Thanks for the opportunity!

4 Landry June 22, 2009 at 9:00 am

Wow this looks like a fantastic baby seat! I think I should win because I am having my first child in 3 months and moving into my new house in 2! This would be great to put my little one in while I put the house together!

5 Heather D. June 22, 2009 at 9:04 am

Love the design and concept behind this great product!

6 Rachelle June 22, 2009 at 9:11 am

This seat looks amazing! So much better than the one we had before. Would love to win it.

7 Rachelle June 22, 2009 at 9:12 am

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8 Adele June 22, 2009 at 9:26 am

I need this!! My stinking bouncer died on me after my first child! SERIOUSLY!! It only lasted through1!! What a joke! My first loved being in the bouncer/vibrator seat, but it was so low to the ground that he was so hard to reach sometimes- especially if he slept in it at night- then I was reaching from bed height down to the floor to get him! Ahh.. This looks wonderful!

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12 Holly June 22, 2009 at 9:41 am

I can totally use that! We have baby number 2 on the way and the one we have is borrowed and old!!!

13 Holly June 22, 2009 at 9:46 am

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14 Kris Graff June 22, 2009 at 10:16 am

This looks so great, and it matches my living room decor already. Baby #3 on the way and my 2nd hand bouncy seat which was a lifesaver with both #1 & #2 is long gone!!!

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16 Brianne S. June 22, 2009 at 10:57 am

I’m pregnant with #2 and you sold me. I need this!

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19 Brianne S. June 22, 2009 at 10:59 am

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20 amy p June 22, 2009 at 11:18 am

My best friend is single and pregnant and doesnt have a lot of money and I would love to win this for her new baby.

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26 Hollie June 22, 2009 at 11:32 am

Wow this seat is great! I love that it has sooo many features and it would be perfect for keeping the baby up on the counter safely and away from the other little ones grabbing hands! This would be a life saver in our house.

27 Katie June 22, 2009 at 12:35 pm

This seat goes above and beyond similar products! What a fantastic idea and quite a lifesaver for parents!

28 Katie June 22, 2009 at 12:36 pm

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33 Jennifer Hamitlon June 22, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I would love to win this because I have yet to find something to comfort my little one, and maybe this would be it!!!

34 Jennifer Hamitlon June 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm

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37 Harley June 22, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I’d like to win because we’re trying to get pregnant, and this would be such a help to have!

38 Harley June 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm

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40 Jen June 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Looks like a great baby seat and I think my baby would look great in it!

41 Jen June 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm

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42 Natalie H. June 22, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Oh my! I need this because my infant seat has been through 3 kids. I’m in dire need of a new one!!

43 Natalie H. June 22, 2009 at 1:42 pm

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44 Brianna June 22, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I love it! It is so cute and looks great. I think I should win because once we have nothing now! We need to start stocking up on supplies for when we are approved and can adopt a baby. This would be perfect!

45 Ruth M. June 22, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I’m due with baby #3 in 3 weeks, and my old bouncer seat no longer vibrates, but we can’t justify the budget to get a new one. My second child had reflux, so there’s a good chance this one could have it too, so it would be lovely to have somewhere for her to sleep comfortably. We could definitely use it.

46 Gina Loggins June 22, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Look s great! This would be a life saver with the two kids. I can include the baby in activities and still give attention and spend time with my 3 year old daughter.

47 Karen June 22, 2009 at 6:59 pm

I would love one, my daughter is living with us and just had a baby, this would be wonderful for her to have for the baby. It would also be great for us to use while we are camping.

48 Katrina June 22, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Wow this is pretty cool!! Baby seats are so handy to have a place to put the little one. And what new mom doesn’t need more storage?!?!

49 Katrina June 22, 2009 at 7:47 pm

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50 Liz Memmot June 22, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Sounds like a great giveaway. I love the swings on bright starts site

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55 Jill June 22, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Need that ‘lifesaver’ you mentioned since I am pregnant with third.

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60 Jennifer M June 22, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I should win because I going to be induce on the 25th and Bright Starts By Your Side Seat could get some good use. I’m so ready.

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64 Victoria June 23, 2009 at 6:37 am

Would love to win this for my SIL who is expecting her first!

65 Victoria June 23, 2009 at 6:38 am

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68 Jessica June 23, 2009 at 6:54 am

My sister is having her first baby (my god daughter!) in September, and I would love to be able to win this for her! What a great giveaway!

69 Megan R June 23, 2009 at 7:04 am

I would love to win this for my baby niece. With other children around, this would be perfect to give yourself a few minutes of free hands.

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75 Sara June 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

This would be awesome for my best friend who just had her first baby. I like that it sits off the ground a bit because the one we had with our daughter she was so far down on the ground and the dog could come sniff her and bother her.

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81 LIz June 23, 2009 at 10:44 am

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82 Christal June 23, 2009 at 11:52 am

this looks awesome I want to win!!!

83 Christine June 23, 2009 at 3:18 pm

I would love to win this for my sister. She is pregnant with her first child. Thanks for the chance!

84 Christine June 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm

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85 Gaby June 23, 2009 at 3:54 pm

I should win it because it is too cute and now I have craving for it, so if I don’t win my baby will be born with a By-your-side-infant-seat-birth mark!! :)

86 Erin June 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm

I should win because I’m having a baby in 2 months and I don’t have anything like this yet! I never had one with my son and I can so see how it will come in handy with a toddler and a newborn! Thanks for the chance.

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88 Michele P. June 23, 2009 at 9:31 pm

I love the fact that I can be sitting on the sofa with my grandson beside me and watch what he is doing-it also keeps him entertained with vibrations, sound and a toy bar, while keeping those goodies close by under the seat in the convenient storage area. This is definitely a grandma’s dream-perfect for when I have to watch my grandson and need something to sit him down in.

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90 Dev June 23, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I like that it sits higher than the one we had for our first daughter! It would be nice to have the extra storage underneath and I like all the extra storage I can find.

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92 Casey June 24, 2009 at 6:23 am

I’m having my first baby in a few months and this would be one less thing that I’m needing!

thanks for the giveaway! :)

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95 Kiley Smith June 24, 2009 at 7:16 am

I have a bad back and this would help me have my baby close to me without having to bend over all the way!

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104 Katie S. June 24, 2009 at 9:08 am

I don’t really have a great reason of why I should win over anyone else. But I do know that I am a mom that would love to have this product. I would love to win.

105 Brittany R. June 24, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I have a bad back and it would be great to not have to bend over to pick up our little Ryan from his current little swing. Thanks!

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107 Richelle F June 24, 2009 at 7:21 pm

This looks great! My baby would love it!

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110 Joanna Price June 24, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I would love to win because I am living with my parents, 1200 miles away from my home, because my husband is deployed to Afghanistan. We loaded the car to come here, but my travel swing didn’t fit! This is my parents first grandchild, so they don’t have much gear. I just haven’t been able to justify buying one, when I have two swings at home. However, I would love to have one to keep here at my parent’s home! Thanks for the giveaway.

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119 Cristy June 24, 2009 at 10:51 pm

What an awesome product! My baby girl is due the beginning of September and my bouncer from the first two boys is simply that…a metal casing with a little bit of fabric left! This would be awesome! Thanks for hosting the give-away!

120 Cristy June 24, 2009 at 10:53 pm

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121 Brooke D. June 25, 2009 at 7:55 am

What a wonderful website! This chair looks so safe and soft! Your little one sure looks so precious in it…too cute!

I would love to win because we are having another one and this would be perefect as we have nothing like this and I also worry about SIDS. This would be awesome to have for our new little one!

Thank you so much for the chance and have a lovely day!

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127 Jennifer S June 25, 2009 at 8:09 am

This would be fabulous for my baby girl. I’m currently borrowing one from my sis but it is a boy style! I love all the features this one has, too! Thanks!

128 Jennifer S June 25, 2009 at 8:10 am

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129 Brooke D. June 25, 2009 at 8:11 am

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130 Katie S. June 25, 2009 at 8:59 am

I love this seat!! All the features are awesome. This would be perfect for my new baby that will be here in just a couple of weeks :) My other bouncy seat somehow got lost in the two moves we had and now I don’t have one. My other two kids always loved these seats so I feel like I need one for this new baby.

Awesome giveaway! Thanks :)

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132 Aura June 25, 2009 at 8:44 pm

My daughter developed torticollis (shortened muscle in the neck so her head was tilted to one side) and then plagiocephaly (flat head) from being a preemie and having bad head control and she had to wear a special helmet for months. I love the supportive headrest and near flat recline for even the tiniest babies. Plus the extra height of the seat will really help my back and I love the storage!

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134 Jessica June 29, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Looks like a wonderful baby “must’ have. I am starting all over with #3, and I have NOTHING left from my DD, 10, or DS, 8!!

135 Nover Peay February 19, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I think this is a wonderful gift that i could give to my sister who will be giving birth to her first baby this July. She needs all the help she can get with baby and i know this gift will help her. I love the features on it!

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