What Are Some of Your Mommy Must-Haves?

February 19, 2011 by Kailani  
Filed under giveaways, infants

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to commentor #37: Sheila Hickmon!

When I was pregnant with my first child, I had no idea what were the things I needed and what were the things that would end up in the back of my closet. And even though reading all the baby books did help a lot, I always relied more on the suggestions of family and friends who have already been there.

HALO Innovations, a company dedicated to creating a healthier and safer sleeping environment for adults and children, recently polled their Facebook community to find out the top gifts received at baby showers. Here are the results:

  • Diapers
  • SleepSack wearable blanket
  • Outfits and other clothes
  • Car seat
  • Pack n play
  • Activity gym
  • Stroller
  • Carrier or sling
  • Breast pump

So what do you think? Do you agree?

For more information, check out these discussions links:

  • “Baby Gear You Can’t Live Without”
  • “Questions for New Moms”
  • “Baby Must Haves”


HALO has generously donated a cotton SleepSack for one lucky person. To enter:

  • halo sackJust mention in comments before midnight, March 5th who you’d like to win this for. That’s it!
  • A random winner will be selected and notified via email shortly thereafter.
  • The winner will then have 2 days to claim their prize.

To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

  • Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.
  • Follow An Island Life on Twitter.
  • Tweet this giveaway (once daily).
  • Already “liked” An Island Life on Facebook.
  • Already a “fan” of An Island Life’s Facebook Fan page.
  • Place our button in your sidebar.
  • Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here.

This giveaway is open to US addresses. Good luck!

This post was written for HALO SleepSack who provided the item for giveaway. I was not compensated in any way. By entering this giveaway, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to our disclosure policy.

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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43 Responses to “What Are Some of Your Mommy Must-Haves?”
  1. 1
    sydney anderson says:

    I would love to win this for my sister in law

  2. 2
    groovyoldlady says:

    I breastfed all 4 of my kiddos. I would have never survived without cloths to use as “burp” rags. (Some folks call them “spit up” rags.) They could be made specially for that function or they could be old cloth diapers – it mattered not to me – but without those handy cloths to lay over my shoulder or to wipe off drooling faces, I would have been lost!

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    groovyoldlady says:

    Oh…and if I win this lovely little sleepsack, I will give it to my friend Haley, I had sleepsacks for my kids and LOVED them!

  4. 4
    Marci says:

    I would enjoy winning this for my sister, who is due anyday with my nephew.

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    Marci says:

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    Marci says:

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    Marci says:

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    Marci says:

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    Jennifer C says:

    I’d like to win this for my 3rd child – due next month on the 25th! :)

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    Jennifer C says:

    Feed Subscriber!

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    Krista says:

    I don’t actually want to win, but wanted to chime in anyway! I agree mostly, but have never used a sleep sack, don’t own a regular stroller (have a jogger for going walking, but not for basic every day outings), find that an activity gym is hit or miss (#1 son loved it, #2 son didn’t use it), and could never get a breast pump to work for me!
    I would not live without my sling and my carriers though! I think I have one of every kind of carrier there is! The car seat and diapers are obvious, but a good pack n’ play is VERY handy for traveling (by car) to Grandma’s house or staying in hotels etc. Ours is just about worn out!

  12. 12
    Carey says:

    I would love to win this for my cousin. They are having their first baby in July.

  13. 13
    sandra says:

    i’d like this for my new niece

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    sandra says:


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    amanda says:

    i’d win this for my best friend, who is pregnant for the first time!
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    amanda says:

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    amanda says:

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    Jana says:

    I would love this for our baby # 2 that will hopefully be conceived this summer!!

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    Jana says:

    I Subscribe to An Island Life’s feed.

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    Jana says:

    I Follow An Island Life on Twitter.

  21. 21
    Jana says:

    I Already “liked” An Island Life on Facebook. (Jana Leonard)

  22. 22
    Vicki Wurgler says:

    for my new grandchild

  23. 23
    Cynthia R says:

    i’d like to get this for my neighbors newborn

  24. 24
    Cynthia R says:

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    Cynthia R says:

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  30. 30
    Teresa Young says:

    I’d like to win one for my close freind’s daughter who is due with a boy in May

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    Teresa Young says:

    twitter follower – tmy56

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    Cynthia R says:


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  35. 35
    JOhannah B says:

    I’d like to win this for my first grandchild – who will be with us next September to use it!

  36. 36
    JOhannah B says:

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  37. 37
    Sheila Hickmon says:

    I would like to win this for my niece!

    • 37.1
      Kailani says:

      Congratulations Sheila!

      You are the winner of the giveaway at An Island Life. Please contact me within 48 hours with your mailing address to claim your prize. Thank you for your participation!

      Aloha – Kailani
      An Island Life
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  38. 38
    Grandma B says:

    I would love this for my newest grandbaby, due around October!

  39. 39
    Lisa L says:

    I had a baby girl about a month ago so I’d love to win this for her!

  40. 40
    Lisa L says:

    I’m a feed subscriber.

  41. 41
    Lisa L says:

    I’m a fan on Facebook (Lisa L).

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    Lisa L says:

    I’m a friend on Facebook (Lisa L).