Giveaway: Welcome to the World Basket

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CONTEST NOW CLOSED.
CultureBaby is a store that’s right up our alley at InCultureParent. They sell baby and children’s items from around the world. Think bold-printed burp cloths from India, warm booties from New Zealand, Irish baby blankets, wool hat and gloves from Chile and much more. It’s the perfect place to shop for your children’s items if you want to bring more culture into your home. Another plus about CultureBaby is they support an initiative called Maternova to benefit midwives in Haiti, and we love businesses who think about giving back to the world around them.
Thanks to CultureBaby, we are giving away one of their Welcome to the World gift baskets. It retails for $180 but for one lucky InCultureParent reader, it is free! The is a gender-neutral basket, put together exclusively for InCultureParent, and includes the following items:
• Ghana bib (batik printed by hand on recycled flour sacks by female artisans)
• Chile hat, mittens and booties (hand knitted on natural, untreated sheep’s wool in Pucon, Chile)
• Irish baby blanket (hand knit with donegal yarn in County Cork)
• Indian block print burp clothes
• World Lullabies CD
• Compassion for the World poster
• Around the World Sesame Street onesie
• Central Asian decorative ornament (a felt peace dove made of yak’s wool by a female entrepreneur cooperative in Kyrgyzstan)
• And an automatic $5 donation to midwives for Haiti

It comes packaged in a Haitian-made artisanal basket.
Seriously, how can you not love getting all those cool items AND making a donation at the same time you are winning?! So let’s get down to it. Here’s what you need to do to win:
Answer ONE of these two questions in the comments section below: What special items do you buy for a baby in your culture? OR what specific item from another culture do you think CultureBaby should carry?
Just pick one and answer it! Please do not answer as two separate comments. Only one of your answers to this question will be counted.
Want more chances to win? Of course you do, so here you go:
**Please leave a separate comment as we will pick the winner by random number generator based on the number of comments.
1. Sign up for our email list: http://www.incultureparent.com/sign-up . We don’t spam you, sell or giveaway your email, we just would like to have you as part of our growing community! Once you have signed up, please leave us a comment below letting us know what first name you signed up with. (we do check!)
2. Follow InCultureParent and CultureBaby on Facebook
3. Follow us (@incultureparent) and CultureBaby (@cltrbaby) on twitter and tweet about this giveaway including a link to the post and @incultureparent. Copy the link to the tweet in an additional comment on the giveaway’s post.
4. Repost any one of our InCultureParent articles on your Facebook page (your pick) and leave us a comment telling us which article you reposted. (Please note, it must be one of our site’s articles you repost, not just any article we have linked to on our Facebook page.)
In total, you have 5 changes to win!
This contest will close Wednesday June 27 at 10 p.m. PT and is open to everyone around the world. CultureBaby is kind enough to ship all this stuff globally. Good luck!

54 COMMENTS

  1. My grandma always got Bunnikins china for each of the new grandbabies. Thinking about continuing that for my kids (she died right after the first one was born)

  2. Follow (@incultureparent) and CultureBaby (@cltrbaby) -annanurochka
    Tweet-https://twitter.com/AnnaNurochka/status/214314610457722880

  3. I love the Mei Tai carrier! And all baby carriers, actually. Very important in my husband’s Malaysian culture and now mine, as well.

  4. I just had our first child, a little girl, about 7 weeks ago. My husband is korean-american who bcame here with his family when he was 2 yrs old. My own parents are scottish-canadian and mexican-american. So our daughter is quite a cultural composite! It’s important to us, to do the best we can to make her feel proud of all the cultures she’s a part of, which also includes catholicism and buddhism. The first thing we’ve “given” her is a name that reflects each of her cultures: reina noelle sora. As a mexican-american catholic, she was given a pretty little baby cross to wear around her neck (from my mother, that was actually my own when I was an infant.) Her korean-catholic grandmother has gifted her with a rosary. In the mexican culture, babies wear rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. She’ll have acquired a few pieces of nice jewelry by the time she’s one years old. As a korean-american, she will be given a traditional hanbok (korean traditional dress) to wear to an elaborate celebration for her first birthday, in keeping with custom. And of course, I had a typical american/canadian baby shower with lots of presents for baby, like pacifiers, toys, blankets, clothes, etc. My husband and I look to each of our parents, for guidance in making sure our girl has the opportunity, like we did growing up, to participate in the traditions of her own cultures.

  5. I always think that swaddles are the must have for new parents – either the ones you do yourself or the cheater ones. We couldn’t live without ours!

  6. My daughter is half Nigerian. I haven’t purchased anything pertaining to her culture yet, but I have created a keepsake book detailing all the names she received from her Isomoluroko ceremony (naming ceremony). I created both a board book and a hard cover. I’m sure when she gets a bit older I will adorn her with gele made of wax fabrics. 🙂

  7. In Korea, wearing your baby is a nearly universal practice. My kids and I love the bond this creates, and even though they aren’t infants anymore I still wear them. My favorite carrier for preschool-aged or toddler-aged children is the KinderCarry. It’s easier for me to use than the traditional Korean blanket carrier. If you guys carried these or something like them, that would be awesome!

  8. Gifts like baby clothes, blankets, sometimes even bigger things like beds or baby bath tubs (if you happen to have one you’re not using). The parents also get books on how to care for their baby.

  9. When my daughter was born, we received from family members many beautiful handmade items such as booties, blankets, and hats. When giving a gift, I usually buy some clothes that are monogramed in baby’s name or a silver spoon with their name on it.

  10. One thing I would love to see on Culture Baby are some sensible, culturally inspired travel items, in particularly cots. As a widely travelling parent of a 7.5 month old I am getting really fed up with the so called “travel” cots – I’m sure the wooden one we have is lighter! Even the light ones aren’t airline hand-luggage friendly.

  11. We buy a baby carrier to keep our babies/little ones close, safe and feeling secure and connected!

  12. In Germany they have very nice looking triangle shaped neck scarfs for drooling babies. My son was a perpetual droplet and I wish I had known about these! Instead he is wearing an ugly looking bib in most of his pictures up to age 2. I left Germany before I had kids, so I never paid attention to this before.
    My son also received a beautiful hanbok from his foster mother in Korea to wear in his first birthday.

  13. I just liked CultureBaby on Facebook and have already liked InCultureParent and been following for a while.

  14. My husband is from West Africa-to carry the baby, they just use a towel or big piece of fabric. But I had to have the Ergo, which is very expensive! My husband thought I was crazy, but it is saving me form a lot of back pain:)

  15. I shared “Common Disagreements in Multicultural Families” to my Facebook page becasue some of it rings true for my family and I have a lot of friends with multicultural families who may find it helpful and/or interesting.

  16. In Turkey the traditional gift is an extremely soft t-shirt, made of very special cloth. In my American family, a special gift is a US Savings Bond that will mature in several years – perhaps the first contribution to a fund for that child’s education. Personally I enjoy giving a bathing cape – good quality towel with hoodie made of another towel, that is great for new borns and becomes a favorite superhero cape as the child grows up.

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