{swank} review & giveaway: sweet dreams & flying machines

When Lil J was a baby, I remember swaddling him up and he just loved it.  And I loved the fact that I had piece of mind that Lil J would be safe and sound in his bassinet, and warm, without the worries of blankets being accidentally strewn over his face and potentially causing him harm.

Naturally, while I was pregnant with baby #2, I started researching different swaddles and sleep sacs and came across a local Vancouver company - Sweet Dreams & Flying Machines.  The whimsical name of Sweet Dreams brought a smile to my face and their range of sleep sacs and swaddles - well, you'll just have to check them out yourself!!

Dreamy indeed.  Founder Ali Foreman had a dream of creating her perfect sleep sac for her son during a 3am feeding.  Definitely a mom thing to do!  What resulted was a concept of using the highest quality fire-tested fabrics {tested at the University of Alberta!} with eye-catching, modern designs that even adults would want to wear.  Ali's passion to provide the best quality product for our children shows in her work and also in the way she presents her work:

Ali adds personal touches - gorgeous wrap, ribbon, tags &
a personalized thank-you note!
I was sent a Swaddle in Moon Beam Dreams and a Dream Sac in Ice Cream Dreams for our baby girl.  I seriously cannot wait until she is big enough {closer to 6lbs} to fit into the Swaddle.  The Dream Sac is for when she gets older and will keep her warm in the coming fall and winter months.

Swaddle in Moon Beam Dreams. 
Photo courtesy of Sweet Dreams & Flying Machines.
The Swaddle is made of super soft bamboo stretch french terry material - so soft I wish I had one for myself!  The green and white colour block is perfect for your little girl or boy and is a perfect shower gift for those that are waiting for a delivery surprise.  The purpose of the Swaddle is to allow baby to feel at ease and mimic the way he/she felt in Mommy's womb.  Baby can sleep swaddled with her arms tucked in by her side or out, with the snap of a few buttons!  The Swaddle has also been designed for easy access to diaper changes and it works easily with any car seat.  The extra special touch of the Swaddle is the bedtime story printed directly on the fabric - super cute and original!

Dream Sac in Ice Cream Dreams.
Photo courtesy of Sweet Dreams & Flying Machines.
My baby girl will definitely have sweet dreams in this dreamy Dream Sac.  Did I mention how dreamy it is?!  The design of this sleep sac was meant to cover everything - from diaper changes, to ease of use in a car seat, to allowing mobile babies/toddlers to walk around in it before bedtime.  As with the Swaddle, the Dream Sac's outer layer is made of a velvety soft nylon/spandex blend which stretches and moves with baby, and is also quick-dry and has UV protection.  The inner layer, closest to your baby's skin, is made of marshmallow-y soft micro fleece material {I need a blanket made out of this material!!}.  There are two rows of shoulder snaps for growing babes and underarm snaps to ensure that the neckline doesn't bunch up around baby's face.  The colour blocking design is definitely on trend and your baby will definitely be the most stylin' babe on the block in this Dream Sac!

{Buy It!}

The Swaddles and Dream Sacs are available for purchase on Sweet Dreams & Flying Machines' website.

{Win It!}

Ali of Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines is generously offering one lucky winner a Swaddle of their choice {$39.99 CAD value}.  To enter, please use the Rafflecopter entry form below.  The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only and ends at 9pm PST on June 15, 2012.

The views expressed in this review are my own and do not represent the opinions or views of Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines. Note that {swank}mama does not accept responsibility for sponsors that do not fulfill their giveaway duties.  Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond, otherwise, a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



  1. I'd choose the Little Dreamer - looks comfy.
    Rafflecopter name is Julie G.

  2. I would choose Love Bug

  3. love the sugarplum-so sweet

  4. I'd choose Sugarplum. Thanks.

  5. If I won I would choose sleeping beauty.

  6. I'd probably choose sugarplum.

  7. I'd choose the love bug - but they are all very cute
    entering in rafflecopter as jen s.

  8. Awww the sweet dreams---such cute little says on them all

  9. I like Love Bug (http://sweetdreamsandflyingmachines.com/swaddles/sdfm11-100-turq.html), less white (I'm horrible at keeping things clean).

    Thanks for making this open to Canadians.
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  10. Love the Sugarplum Swaddle, and the Lullaby love Sleep sac!