When I was expecting my first child, I learned about the family bassinet. It was used for my sister, my brother and me, and my sister had used it with her daughter. She was expecting a baby just a few months before me, so she was next in line to use it and then it would come to me just in time for my new arrival. That was 21 years ago, and I honestly can’t remember what colour the cover was at the time. My Mother has taken such good care of that bassinet and recovered it many times over the years. My sister used it for all five of her children, and I used it for my first three children. My brother is eleven years younger than me and his first child was due not long after my last child. I didn’t want him to miss being a part of the family tradition, so I let my Mom pass the bassinet along to him and used a different one for my last child. I don’t regret it a bit.

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Avery sleeping in her bassinet.

While we don’t have any other items from the baby nursery that have been around for over forty years, there were several things that we purchased that I wouldn’t want to have gone without. The glider rocker was perfect for nursing the babies and even just for having some cuddle time at night. The bouncy seat entertained the baby while I would make dinner or play with the other kids, and when they got a little older they all loved the exersaucer.

Sears knows how important those nursery items are for new parents, and they’re holding a great event to help get everything you need! The Newborn Nesting Event is happening at Sears from September 6-18, 2013.

About the Newborn Nesting Event:

If you spend the following amount on any* nursery items you get:

  • $200 and get a $25 cash card
  • $300 and get a $50 cash card
  • $400 and get a $100 cash card

This cash card works similarly to a gift card and you’ll have from October 7-31 to redeem it at Sears! This is a national offer, but excludes Vancouver.
*Excludes items ending in 0.97, Carter’s and OshKosh

Sears is running an alternate offer in Vancouver only at this time where customers save 15% on all* nursery furniture, baby gear and infant
*Excludes items ending in 0.97, Carter’s and OshKosh

The great deals don’t end there. Sears is giving away a beautiful new, 3-piece nursery! The prize includes a three (3)-piece nursery from the brand Stork Craft and includes a crib, change table and side table/chest for storage – a whopping $800 value!

***The original value of the prize was listed at $420 but is actually $800***

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Readers may enter across many blogs, however may only win on one. Not valid in Quebec.

Please let me know who the nursery would be for in your comment entry.

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“Disclosure: I am part of the Sears The Baby’s Room Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my
affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”



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