As part of our baby gift guide event, we were sent the HALO SleepSack Wearable Blanket featured in this post for our review. Please read on for a HALO SleepSack Swaddle giveaway!
We know by now that loose blankets in the crib are a big no-no. So, what’s the alternative? How do you keep baby comfortable and covered without using blankets? The answer is HALO SleepSacks. Those newborn days are precious and joyous (and exhausting, I know!) but I have to be honest and say that I also have major fears during those first few months. I am terrified of SIDS and want to take every step I possibly can to lower the risk. We don’t use crib bumpers, we put baby to sleep on his/her back, I breastfeed, and we make sure our rooms stay comfortable and never too warm. I’m thankful for the steps that the folks at HALO take to educate parents on safe sleep practices and their back is best motto. We not know the exact cause of SIDS, but these are easy steps parents can take to lower that risk.
If you’ve never held a HALO SleepSack, they are available in different designs, styles, fabrics, and sizes. There are HALO products available from birth to big kid sizes and each season, no matter the temperature. The Striped Hearts SleepSack I picked out for Brynlee is 100% cotton since our winters are usually fairly mild. The fabric is soft and will be warm enough to make sure she is comfortable. On the side, you’ll notice the “back is best” logo to remind parents to put baby to sleep on his or her back. It offers an inverted zipper so it doesn’t cause discomfort for baby and makes for quick diaper changes. Of course, it’s machine washable too! I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot of it when Brynlee arrives.
HALO Safer Way to Sleep In Hospital Program
We know the importance of practicing safe sleeping habits for babies, so I’m thrilled to share that HALO is bringing their commitment to hospitals. With the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Program, 1,000 hospitals have now replaced traditional blankets with the HALO SleepSack Swaddle. That is 1.5 million births getting first-hand, in-hospital experience with the HALO SleepSack Swaddle and safe sleep practices! Leading health organizations agree that modeling proper baby care in the hospital is the single biggest influence on how parents care for their baby at home. HALO Innovations also offers free Safe Sleep Practices kits to childbirth educators to help further the cause of SIDS prevention.
HALO Baby of the Week Instagram Contest
Did you give birth in a HALO hospital? If your hospital used HALO SleepSack Wearable Blankets, you can enter to win a free HALO SleepSack!
Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow the HALO Instagram feed @HaloSleepSack.
2. Post a photo of your baby wearing a HALO SleepSack wearable blanket with the caption and hashtag: “[Your baby's name] was born in a HALO hospital! #halosleepsack”
3. HALO is all about safe sleep. Remember to post photos of your baby in a safe sleep position – on his back, no loose blankets, pillows or toys.
Winners will be selected and notified via Instagram each Tuesday from the pool of entries from the previous week. If you don’t win one week, keep entering! Contest runs July 1, 2013 to September 15, 2013.
For more details and contest rules, check out the HALO Facebook page.
HALO SleepSack Swaddle Giveaway
One winner will receive a HALO SleepSack Swaddle. This contest is open to US & Canadian mailing address and will end at 11:59PM September 15, 2013. This is a Rafflecopter giveaway. If you are reading this via e-mail or feed, please click over to the post to enter. Thank you!