Did you know that October is SIDS Awareness Month? Unsafe sleep practices are responsible for 80-90 percent of all Sudden Infant Death Syndrome cases. But, with safe sleep methods and HALO SleepSack, you’ll rest easier knowing that your baby is comfortable and safe.
- Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
- Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snuggly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
- Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby’s sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers, pillows and positioners). The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.
- Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, introduce pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.
- Breastfeed, if possible, but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his or her separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
- Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface
- Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.
All of this month, HALO will donate $1.00 to SIDS Awareness for every new Facebook “Like“. And… one of my lucky readers will receive a HALO Sleepsack! (Entry details below)
Corbin and Lynley both received the new Microfleece EarlyWalker SleepSacks. HALO Innovation’s SleepSack® wearable blankets have become the standard for hospital nurseries and parents alike. In fact, 1,000 hospital nurseries use the HALO SleepSack Swaddle instead of blankets through the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Initiative. HALO Innovations also offers free Safe Sleep Practices kits to childbirth educators to help further the cause of SIDS prevention.
I’m so excited to use these swaddles once the babies grow into them a little bit, and it becomes colder. It’s too warm for fleece in Texas right now, but it won’t be long. These wearable blankets are so soft and cuddly that it makes it hard to put the babies down! I also love the fun designs available for both boys and girls. Lynley was trying to “pick off” her owl to play with. The sizing runs a bit big in my opinion. We requested size medium, which is for babies 16 to 24 lbs and 26 to 30 inches. Corbin and Lynley both fit into that category, and the sleepers swallow them! Granted, they are on the small end of the range, and let’s face they’re just petite babies. So if you have a normal-sized baby, the sizing will probably not be an issue. Have you see a common theme in all of the clothing we’ve reviewed? It’s always best to buy bigger though!
Do you still swaddle your baby? What is your favorite HALO SleepSack?
One lucky reader will receive ONE of the following new microfleece designs. You get to choose based on your child’s age/needs. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below.