Monday, July 9, 2012

Back to Sleep: Safe Sleep Tips for Baby - HALO SleepSack Review & Giveaway

 
Becoming a mother was one of the happiest and scariest days of my life.  My dream had finally come true, I was a Mommy.  But, was I going to do everything right?  One of my biggest fears was safe sleeping for my new baby.

I had heard (and feared) all of the horror stories of babies not making it through the night!  I would wake up several times a night just to check on my baby!  My kids are now 8 and 11, and I'll admit that I still check on them during the night.  I was also worried about my baby getting too hot or too cold during the night, but I didn't want to put a blanket in there for fear of them getting it stuck over their face.

The HALO SleepSack wearable blanket helps babies (and parents) sleep better. It's a warm, cuddly blanket they can't kick off, ensuring baby sleeps soundly throughout the night. And when baby is sleeping safe and sound, moms and dads can rest easy too.

HALO SleepSacks are super soft, and allow babies to move freely and sleep peacefully.

Every year SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) claims the lives of thousands of babies in the United States.  It’s important to learn all you can to help reduce your baby’s risk.

Safe Sleep Tips for Baby:

  • Back to sleep: Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at bedtime
  • Never dress your baby too warmly for sleeping
  • Keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit 
  • Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress and sheets that fits snuggly
  • 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 (such as the HALO SleepSack) instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm


 

Win It

One of Being Frugal and Making It Work’s Readers will win a
HALO SleepSack (Winners Choice of Boy, Girl or Neutral)



This giveaway will end July 27th at Midnight EST.

The giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old or older.  The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your e-mail, or have your contact available on your blogger profile. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary wearable blanket from HALO SleepSack for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and/or believe will be a good fit for my readers.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.  Results may vary. No monetary compensation was received.


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36 comments:

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sandy1955 said...

Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit
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Hubba said...

I've always wondered why there was so much room on the bottom, but it sounds like it promotes growth and hip development

kerodge1 said...

That hospitals use halo as well!

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Unknown said...

Learned it's the #1 choice for hospitals.

tarter95 said...

I learned that they are used in hospitals.
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Hannah Avery said...

I learned that they have cotton fashion sleep sacks.

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latanya said...

The Happiest Baby teaches how parents can calm even the fussiest babies in minutes...or less...and help any baby sleep an extra 1-3 hours per night.

Dunebuggygirl said...

dont over dress your baby for sleep

leanne_mac said...

keep room temperature 68-72 degrees

Mags said...

HALO is the #1 choice of hospital nurseries

Michele said...

I learned that tight swaddling can prevent hip displaysia from correcting itself naturally.
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Ash Johnson said...

Don't leave any soft toys or loose blankets with a sleeping baby

Sue Hull said...

I think it's cool that hospitals are using these. I think the most important thing is NEVER sleep with your baby in bed with you.Thanks for the cute giveaway!

Raising My Padawans said...

In their safe sleep tips section, it mentions to breastfeed, if possible, but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his or her separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
-Heather S

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Debbie Markel said...

Don't let the baby be dressed to warm for sleeping

Devon F said...

they make them sleeveless to reduce the risk of overheating

Tracie Brown said...

I like how "back is best" is embroidered onto the wrap to remind parents!

Beth R said...

I learned to keep the room temperature 68-72 degrees

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Becky said...

Babies suffer from understimulation....they miss all the sensations that they had in the womb.

StephanieC said...

i learned to keep the room 68-72 degrees. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Terra H. said...

Halo Innovations donates a portion of all SleepSack wearable blanket sales to First Candle/SIDS Alliance and the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infact Deaths.
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aperry said...

some hospitals are using halo!!

Tina said...

I learned HALO SleepSack wearable blanket is the #1 trusted choice of hospitals nationwide
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Pinky Sade said...

I learned that Everyone Sleeps Better with HALO.
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Jan Messali said...

I learned Halo has free Safe Sleep Resource Kits for Childbirth Educators.

Maria said...

helps baby stay safe

Jennifer said...

I learned the reason it's sleeveless is to prevent overheating

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Christine Jessamine said...

i learned that this is a #1 choice for hospitals

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Brittany said...

I learned that you should keep babys room between 68-72 degrees for safety.

tehamy said...

I learned why the sleep sacks are sleeveless! To prevent babies from getting too warm.

Nancy said...

I learned that they have a store locator on their site.

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Gianna said...

The unique HALO® SleepSack® wearable blanket replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby's face and interfere with breathing.

jodi lasher said...

I learned to keep the baby's room at a decent temperature.. Not low but not high. Thanks