October is SIDS Awareness Month and a HALO SleepSack Review/Giveaway

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Did you know that 80-90% of SIDS-related deaths are due to unsafe sleep practices?   During the month of October, HALO will donate $1 to SIDS Awareness for every new Facebook “Like”.

 

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ALWAYS
  • 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
  • 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.

HALO is also participating in the HALO In-Hospital Sleep Sack Program!

 

Their HALO Safer Way to Sleep® In-Hospital Program replaces the traditional blankets in your well-baby nursery and NICU with a FREE* supply of HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle wearable blankets to model a safe, blanket-free alternative for parents.

Their FREE In-Hospital Program Includes:

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  • FREE safe sleep educational materials for parents and staff training.
  • Marketing and public relations support materials to promote your hospital’s safe sleep practices.

HALO is a brand that I used on my children when they were babies! I found the SleepSack the easiest to use and now have given it on to my best friend, who had a baby recently.  It is so easy to use the SleepSack Swaddle by HALO by simply using the velcro wings to tighten for a custom fit. I don’t need to struggle with making the perfect swaddle because HALO does it all for me with the SleepSack!Halo-225x300-1

The HALO SleepSack offers two different uses including- both arms out like the original style, and arms in now with the swaddle wings!  One of the features I love with the SleepSack is the zipper goes all the way to the bottom near the feet, so I don’t have to undo the whole thing. It makes it easier for quick over the night feedings and diaper changes! It really makes swaddling purely a cinch!

Visit HALO today for all the different patterns and colors available for the swaddle! Also don’t forget that during the month of October, HALO will donate $1 to SIDS Awareness for every new Facebook “Like”.

Giveaway: One winner will receive a Halo SleepSack. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click continue reading to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me what is your #1 safe sleep practice for your kids in the comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest you fill them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!
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*I received a SleepSack for review. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.

 

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Comments

  1. Claire Rheinheimer says

    My daughter sleeps on her back and has no blankets aside from the one I swaddle her in, below her arms. Her arms always are free!

  2. sarah cooper says

    no bumpers, sleep sack instead of blankets, i put her to sleep on her back too, but at this point she rolls over and prefers sleeping on her stomach!

  3. Ashley C says

    We always put our kids to sleep on their backs and we don’t use a bumper in my daughter’s crib

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  4. Whitney Lindeman says

    Back to sleep, tummy to play! And nothing in crib other than baby. I interned at SIDS Network, and safe sleep practices are SO important!

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