Cozy At Home Event – Day 16
There are very few worries that rate as high on new parents’ minds than Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Because the cause of SIDS is still so relatively unknown and it seems like there is all sorts of conflicting advice about it, the amount of time I’ve spent worrying about it is huge.
But, the one thing that all experts agree on is that babies should be placed on their backs to sleep and that their crib or bassinet should be free from all blankets, pillows, stuffed animals and loose objects. So, how do you keep a baby warm when you can’t just cover them with a blanket? You put them in a SleepSack Wearable Blanket from HALO!
Besides being the only product that carries seals from leading SIDS organizations in both the U.S. and in Canada, the SleepSack Wearable Blanket has some great benefits for you and your baby. By allowing your baby to wear their blanket and keep their hands free, you give your baby the freedom of movement of a traditional blanket but still reduce the risk of rebreathing (the inhalation of carbon dioxide) that has been associated as a possible cause of sudden infant death syndrome. This is great because it keeps your little one warm and cozy without overheating, no matter what the temperature outside is.
As great as the HALO SleepSack is for night time and nap time, I really love the SleepSack for when others are watching my babe. Knowing that others most likely aren’t losing sleep worrying about SIDS means that I have to make sure whomever is watching my kiddos knows how to best protect them. Sending the HALO SleepSack Wearable Blanket in the diaper bag lets them put them down safely to sleep (each HALO product also has a “Back is Best” seal on the front that helps caregivers place them correctly in their crib).
We got to try out the Micro-Fleece SleepSack® Wearable Blanket this fall for our brand new babe and we love how soft and snuggly the SleepSack is. Instead of zipping upward as jackets, shirts, and hoodies do, the HALO SleepSack actually zips from the top down, which means that the zipper is at the bottom of the bag when it’s on properly. This keeps the zipper completely out of reach of young hands and away from their sensitive faces as well as out of the way during snuggling.
Now the same SleepSack that is used at over 450 hospitals nationwide gives me a little piece of mind as I go through the whole newborn stage again and experience again all the worry that goes along with it. Whether we are Cozy At Home or out and about and need a little extra warmth for our little one, we love the HALO SleepSack and would recommend it for babies and infants. They even have models available for infants (SleepSack Swaddle) or toddlers (Early Walker SleepSack with leg openings).
The HALO SleepSack can be purchased in either Micro-Fleece, Cotton, or Organic is now available nationwide at Target stores which makes them easy to find and register for.
Safe Bedding Practices For Infants from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:
• Place baby on his/her back on a firm tight-fitting mattress in a crib that meets current safety standards.
• Remove pillows, quilts, comforters, sheepskins, pillow-like stuffed toys, and other soft products from the crib.
• Consider using a sleeper or other sleep clothing as an alternative to blankets, with no other covering.
• If using a blanket, put baby with feet at the foot of the crib. Tuck a thin blanket around the crib mattress, reaching only as far as the baby's chest.
• Make sure your baby's head remains uncovered during sleep.
• Do not place baby on a waterbed, sofa, soft mattress, pillow, or other soft surface to sleep.
Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5049.html For more information on safer sleep, visit http://www.halosleepsafe.com/.
Find out more and shop all their SleepSacks at at https://www.halosleep.com/
A big thank you to HALO for sending us a SleepSack for review purposes. All opinions (that are not cited) are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.