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Halo SleepSack Review

 

I purchased a lot of products when my children were babies but the one “must have” item for all three little ones were my collection of Halo SleepSacks. These wearable blankets gave me piece of mind that my babies were warm and snuggly but would not have the potential for a blanket to cover their airways while they were sleeping. Halo SleepSacks have been keeping babies covered safely since 1994 and is the “#1 choice of hospitals and parents alike.” My favorite Halo products for my newborns were the Halo Swaddles which kept babies safely nestled in a comforting “cocoon.” As they got older, I loved the easy zip up 100% cotton blankets and the organic sleepsacks which are available in various sizes. Anytime a friend of mine is having a baby, I always make sure that they get at least one Halo SleepSack from my family as a baby gift.

I was also impressed that a percentage of Halo Innovations’ profits are donated to charities that work to fight against SIDS. For the month of October, Halo will donate $1.00 to SIDS awareness for each new Facebook fan to join their page. I encourage every Simply Stacie reader to consider joining the fight against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome on Facebook. I remember that I had to constantly remind my parents to make sure that they didn’t put my babies to sleep on their sides or stomach when they were sitting for us…..don’t be afraid to educate ALL caregivers about the safest sleep practices for your baby.

Halo has put together a very handy list of safer sleep practices that is important for every new parent:

Safe Sleep Practices

•    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 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.

Halo SleepSacks are now available in Target stores and come in the most adorable of styles.

To learn more head over to the Halo website. You can also follow Halo on Twitter and don’t forget to head over to their Facebook page to promote SIDS awareness.

*I was not financially compensated for this review. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*

Maureen

Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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