I am one of those people who is normally cold. Being cold often, I have a tendency to think my kids are cold, too. Silly, I know. I do often worry though that they are going to get cold overnight but then I also worry that a blanket for my baby will be unsafe and cause more harm than good. This is the very reason I have been a fan of Halo SleepSacks since LA was born.
A dad who lost his first born child to SIDS started Halo Innovations. Since that tragedy, he has dedicated his life to helping parents create a safe sleeping environment for their babies. SIDS is the leading cause of death in otherwise healthy babies after one month of age. Although the actual cause of SIDS is unknown there are several factors that can increase the possibility of SIDS, and this includes the baby’s sleeping environment. Loose bedding is one of the things that the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission warns against in a baby’s crib. There are so many warnings these days about bumper pads and quilts in a baby’s crib and parents are left wondering how to keep baby comfortable and warm. Safe sleeping environments are definitely a concern of mine and all other parents I am sure. The solution to creating that safe environment is easy: it’s the HALO SleepSack wearable blanket!
The reassuring thing about Halo’s SleepSack is that baby is covered throughout the night and can’t kick the blanket off or roll over into the blanker. Baby will remain comfortable and warm during naps and overnight. Something else that makes me feel good about using Halo is that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the use of wearable blankets for reducing the risk of SIDS. Here are some additional safe sleep tips for your baby:
- place baby on his/her back for naps and night time sleeping
- use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snuggly and is covered with only a tight fitting 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 (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins etc.)
- 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.
We received the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack wearable blanket for review. I chose the Pink/Purple Dots print for baby Addy. As a mama that is working hard to change all of our bedding to organic this year I was thrilled the Halo SleepSacks are available in an organic option.
I also love that the sleepsack zips from the top down so no worries about the zipper bothering baby!
She looks happy and warm, doesn’t she? And best of all, safe without blankets or other things hanging out in her crib!
My Final Thoughts: Halo SleepSacks are an absolute must-have in any nursery in my opinion. They keep baby warm and safe! We love ours!
Purchase: You can purchase Halo SleepSacks on their website, on Amazon or at a local retailer!
Win it! You can enter to win an organic Halo SleepSack of your own by entering the Just4BabyHop!!