One of my biggest fears as a new mom (and even today as a mom to a 9 year old, 7 year old, and 2 year old) was my children sleeping and make sure they were safe.
Even to this day, I still check on each of my children every night before I go to bed to ensure they are safe – nothing around their face, nothing around their neck, nothing they can get tangled up in, etc.
HALO Innovations is dedicated to putting the health, safety and well-being of babies first. In fact, over 1,300 hospitals use HALO® SleepSack® wearable blankets through the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Initiative. The HALO family of products, including HALO SleepSacks and SleepSack Swaddles, SwaddeSure and the best-selling HALO BassinestTM Swivel Sleeper, help children from newborn to toddler age sleep better and safer.
I loved that I could use the HALO SleepSack Swaddle on A and know that she was warm enough for the night and that no matter how ninja she was – she could not get out of the swaddle.
As she continued to grow, we graduated to the HALO SleepSack where she continued to be warm, she couldn’t get out, and I never had to worry about blankets in the crib or bed side sleeper with her.
My number one baby and baby shower gift these days? HALO SleepSack or HALO SleepSack Swaddles. No joke.
I think I have gifted my boss’ wife a few. I gifted a friend one. They are the best gift for new parents, soon to be parents, and even parents with younger kids.
It definitely helps reassure safety while baby is sleeping.
HALO provided me some other safe sleeping tips for parents:
Safe Sleeping Tips
- Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
- Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib 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.
- Room share, but don’t bed share. Bed sharing can put a child at risk of suffocation.
- 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.