When Mister and Sister were babies, we avoided having extra blankets, toys, or pillows in the crib with them. They were put to sleep (on their back) on a firm crib mattress that was covered with a single crib sheet and they were either swaddled or had a wearable blanket on. No extra fluff in their beds. I was very diligent to follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The AAP has recommended the use of wearable blankets, for safe sleep, since 2005.
The AAP reports that it is important to avoid placing baby in or around soft, porous surfaces (such as pillows, quilts, comforters, or stuffed toys) for sleep, as babies tend to burrow in their sleep and these items increase the risk of SIDS because the can potentially block baby’s airway if she burrows her face in them. HALO, makers of the famous HALO SleepSack wearable blanket, was founded by Bill Schmid after he lost his infant daughter to SIDS. His incredible tragedy has led to safe sleep for countless babies, as the HALO SleepSack eliminates the need for extra blankets in the crib and allows plenty of room for baby to kick around without kicking it off. HALO SleepSack products are used by hundreds of hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, and it is the ONLY wearable blanket to boast gold seals from First Candle/SIDS Alliance and the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths.
HALO is consistently innovating their products, and has recently launched their new HALO Hanging SleepSack wearable blankets.
The new HALO SleepSack Wearable Blanket Cotton Cable Sweater Knit is available in cream, pink, or blue and is absolutely adorable. It’s sleeveless design helps to prevent overheating, is warm and cozy and can’t be kicked of, keeping baby snug AND safe.
We’re adopting again, and HALO graciously provided us with the above HALO hanging pink sweater for inclusion in my Baby Shower Gift Guide. Since Little Miss hasn’t been born yet, I used one of Sister’s dolls to take a picture, and if this SleepSack is half as cute on our new daughter as it is on the doll, I will be beyond thrilled. Even more important that the cute factor, though, is the fact that I will be able to sleep sound knowing that my baby is sleeping safe.
HALO products are sold at Indigo stores in Canada, on Amazon, and where ever wearable blankets are sold in the USA. HALO is also providing a HALO Hanging SleepSack Sweater for giveaway in the upcoming Baby Shower Gift Guide Giveaway, so keep your eyes open for it. In the meantime, find HALO on Facebook, follow HALO on Twitter, and follow HALO on Pinterest.