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”.
- 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.
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:
- Specially designed HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle wearable blankets for in-hospital use, made of durable fabric with easy access to monitor leads.
- 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!
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!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
*I received a SleepSack for review. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.
back is best!
Our daughter was always swaddled and placed on her back to sleep!
Sleep on their back for sure!
Cynthia R says
keep the monitor close by to check on them.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
thank you, I need to get one for my new baby, I have heard great things about this brand!
Denise Konkel says
Would love to win! I never put blankets in the crib. Always swaddle for newborns!
Connie Tillman says
Always lay on their back, and keep everything out of the crib.
Ken Ohl says
guard rails on her first bed
Always sleep on their back.
Always put baby to sleep on their back and don’t have blankets, toys, etc in the crib.
Michelle F. says
sleeping on her back with nothing in the crib
D SCHMIDT says
Putting them to sleep on their backs
I guess I’m just repeating common knowledge but baby always sleeps on her back
Debbie Lewis says
No pillow or toys in the crib
we had one these for my older son and he figurred out how to get out
xty cruz says
I always see to it that there are no loose item in the crib
Becca F says
No blankets in the crib
Devon F says
Always on their back & no blankets!
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!
sandra davis says
no pillows or toys in crib
I always see to it that there are no loose item in the crib.
Back to sleep.
Linda G. says
sleep on their back is # 1 with me
No bumpers or blankets in the crib. I’m expecting my first baby in November, thanks for the opportunity!
I always laid our children on there backs, its hard when they start rolling over.
Heather Poindexter says
put them on thei backs!
Don’t put the baby to sleep with a bottle in their mouth.
Leann L says
No crib bumpers.
nicole krutz says
i always put them to sleep on their back
Making sure that they sleep on their backs
Geraldine Kennedy says
put baby on his back & NO PILLOWS
Kenny Hall says
flame retardant pajamas and sleeping on their back!
We place our babies on their back
Thanks for the chance
Erin G says
I always remove the decorative bumpers and dress her in a sleep outfit
shirley carr says
never sleep with parents
No loose bedding in infants beds, & side sleeping in swaddle!!! Great review, thanks for the chance!
Have the baby sleep on his or her back.
Kristen Coronado says
Nothing in the crib with them. No blankets. No toys. Nothing
Wendy R says
sleep on the back
I never let my babies sleep with anything in their crib…just their sleepsacks!
Putting them to sleep on their backs.
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!
laurie nykaza says
sleep on their back and no blankets
Put them to sleep on their backs!
Karen F says
sleep on their back
Kortney Nelson says
Back is best!
Tara C says
I always put my baby to bed on his back with no blankets (love sleep sacks and swaddlers!)
Ann Barham says
Swaddling is a must.
a baby monitor is a must.
Elizabeth B says
I always swaddle my babies and put them on their backs
Sleep on their backs in a crib with no bumper and a fan running to keep the air circulating.
Jonathan Baker says
Put them on their back.
they sleep on their backs (at least till they’re old enough for night time acrobatics!)
I don’t a lot of blankets or toys in the crib
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
April M says
No fluffy stuff in the crib.
Rita M says
Sleep sacks were a heaven-sent when our granddaughter was an infant.
Guard rails for the toddler
anne marie carter says
Laying the baby on his back and having a clear view of the baby (not blocked by things like toys and blankets.)
back to sleep 🙂
Nicole Sender says
No bumpers in the crib.
tina reynolds says
put them on the back to sleep
My son & daughter in law always have my grandson on his back in his crib
Carla C says
No big blankets in the bed with them
Caroline B says
Always sleep on the back
Candace Calkins says
Definitely always putting them on their back to sleep!
Heather B says
No pillows or blankets in the crib!
Mary Happymommy says
No pillows or blankets.
bumpers around my bars
Terri Moore says
I like having the crib in my room, a mothers ear is the best way to know how they are sleeping.
katherine d says
we use breathable mesh crib sheets
BACK to sleep.
nothing in the crib but baby!
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!
Back to sleep and monitors
kathy pease says
I would say never let baby sleep in your bed
Sherry Conrad says
Have them sleep on their backs.
susan smoaks says
Don’t put anything in the crib with the baby, no pillows or blankets.
Sue J. says
The “experts” have changed their minds on this over the years. The back would seem to be the safest!
Back to sleep for sure!
Mihaela Day says
Always sleep on their back 🙂
Christian Alejandro says
Baby monitors are incredibly useful!
On their back sleeping.