October is SIDS Awareness Month | #Win a HALO SleepSack #Giveaway

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Did you know that 80-90% of SIDS-related deaths are due to unsafe sleep practices?

HALO Puts Babies First!

For nearly 20 years HALO has been dedicated to putting babies first. HALO’s mission, Putting Babies First, means just that: putting the health, safety and well-being of babies first so they can sleep safely and comfortably with the HALO SleepSack.

HALO Innovation’s SleepSack® wearable blankets have become the standard for hospital nurseries and parents alike. In fact, 1,000 hospital nurseries use the HALO SleepSack Swaddle instead of blankets through the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Initiative. HALO Innovations also offers free Safe Sleep Practices kits to childbirth educators to help further the cause of SIDS prevention.

HALO asked me to share safe sleep practices with my readers because October is SIDS Awareness Month. Of course any info that can save a life is worth passing on!

ALWAYS

  • 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 snuggly 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. I need to add here that we safely co-sleep and follow safe practices when we bed share, for example, we use bed rails and keep blankets and pillows away from baby.

NEVER

  • Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface.
  • 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.

During the whole month of October, HALO will donate $1 to SIDS Awareness for every new Facebook “Like”.

Not only that, but HALO is offering my readers one HALO SleepSack in Micro-Fleece in honor of putting babies first and SIDS Awareness Month. (Giveaway form will be at the bottom of this post)

HALO SleepSack

Pictured above is the New Micro-Fleece designs from HALO. These designs come in different sizes to fit all ages of children from birth (5lbs) up to ages 4-5 or up to 50 lbs. Visit the HALO website for more information or to see all of the different colors or and prints.

HALO sent me the New Micro-Fleece Early Walker for Jack and the New Micro-Fleece Big Kid for Gracie. Unfortunately, I asked for the wrong size for Jack so his is a bit big and I don’t have a picture to show you… but Gracie’s is perfect. Although I could not get her to cooperate for a good picture, you can still see how it fits her:

HALO SleepSack

My Thoughts:

As you can see, Gracie’s arms come out and the SleepSack goes all the way down to her ankles and her feet come out of the legs. It zips up the front from the top, down so the zipper does not bother her at all. It’s super soft and comfy. It keeps her warm and safe. I love this mostly because Gracie’s blankets stay on her for about 1 hour and then her blanket ends up on the floor. With her Micro-Fleece HALO SleepSack, she stay warm all night.

I love HALO’s SleepSacks for Jack because he sleeps with us and we do not cover him with a blanket. I want to keep him from over heating, but I am also worried that he is chilly… but when he’s wearing a HALO SleepSack, I know he’s comfortable – and safe!

Connect!

You can visit HaloSleep.com for more information and so see all the different prints they have and you can also find HALO on Facebook and Twitter @HaloSleepSack. Check out #HALOSleepSack on Twitter and Instagam too!

Giveaway!

Are you ready to win a New Micro-Fleece HALO SleepSack?

It’s super easy to enter, just fill out the form below. You only have to complete the first entry. Any extra entries you complete will give you a better chance of winning.

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Comments

  1. This is a very important topic so thank you for sharing the information. If I were to win, I would choose the Bee Buddies as a baby shower gift. Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. I love the HALO Sleep Sack in Kitty Dots! These are so cute!

  3. Meghan Finley says:

    I like the sage one

  4. Melissa M says:

    I like the HALO® SleepSack® Wearable BlanketPlushy Dot VelboaBlue

  5. oh, i need to check out the big kid sacks, my 4 year old cannot keep blankets on her and wakes up freezing- she’s a peanut and holds no warmth

  6. This is such an important topic so thank you for bringing awareness. We had a friend who lost their baby to Sids. The baby went to sleep one night fine and a few hours later was dead. It was heartbreaking.

  7. Matthew's Mom says:

    We used a Halo Sleep Sack when my son was an infant. I loved how soft it was and that he was safer in it.

  8. I want the Micro-fleece Space Robot one!

  9. Nicole B. says:

    I like the Halo SleepSack Micro-fleece newborn size in Cream! I’m expecting my first baby in November, thanks for the opportunity!

    Seasidesmitten@aol.com

  10. I love that these are both practical and adorable! I like the little cupcakes one. Too cute!

  11. My kids could have used this when they were Gracie’s age. They could never stay covered!

  12. I really like the owl leaves sack :-)

  13. I’d choose either the Giraffe or Owl Leaves!

  14. Alina Hahn says:

    Love the cupcake one!

  15. Nicki Joseph says:

    cupcakes or owls!

  16. I like the HALO SleepSack wearable blanket in Micro-fleece turtle

  17. Thank you for sharing this post! SIDS is such a scary thing for any parent to consider and I’m glad Halo recognizes the importance of educating parents!

  18. Jessica Snow says:

    I would go with the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle Micro-Fleece | Cream.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  19. I would get the Swaddle in the cupcake print!

  20. I love the swaddle with the elephant. It is SO cute.

  21. D SCHMIDT says:

    Visited and my favorite is HALO® SleepSack® Wearable Blanket Cotton Sweater Knit | Blue

  22. rod jackson says:

    The owl leaves for us as our school mascot is the owls

  23. I like the HALO® SleepSack® Wearable Blanket Cotton Sweater Knit in blue

  24. I would choose the HALO® SleepSack® Wearable BlanketMicro-fleecePup Pals

  25. I really like the Animal Friends print.

  26. I would choose the HALO SleepSack Swaddle Micro-fleece in cream.

  27. laurie nykaza says:

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  28. I would choose the blue sleep sack

  29. I would choose the HALO® SleepSack® Early Walker Micro-fleece | Ladybug

  30. I like the Giraffe and Ladybug designs. Sleep sacks make me feel much safer than regular blankets did.

  31. I would choose a cute boy design in the 6-24 months, early walker style for a friend of mind for christmas. She lost her first son to Sids, and I think this would be great for her as her 2nd son ages.

  32. Michelle Tucker says:

    I would choose the HALO® SleepSack® Wearable Blanket Micro-fleece | Pup.

  33. Melinda Stephens says:

    I like the Pup Pals early walker. My son is just starting to walk, so that would be great for him.

  34. If I won, I would get the HALO® SleepSack® Early WalkerMicro-fleecePup Pals.

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