Tuesday, October 1, 2013

SIDS Awareness: Safe Sleep Practices and HALO Sleepsack G|veaway

The month of October brings to mind many things from fun celebrations to the importance of breast cancer awareness. But October also represents and equally important cause… October is also SIDS awareness month. 


Safe Sleep Practices and HALO SleepSack #Giveaway
Product(s) and information in this post were provided to help facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced. Your opinion may differ.
As not just a mother, but a friend to a mother who lost her baby due to SIDS this is an extremely important topic to me. While research is always changing there are some important rules, so to speak, when it comes to putting your baby to sleep and I’d like to take a moment to share them with you.


Safe Sleep Practices Provided by HALO
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.

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.
Swaddeling is important for giving a newborn that sense of security, but as many mothers have come to realize, as a baby becomes more active, those blankets used for swaddling can become loose and possibly pose a threat. This is why I’ve always turned to HALO Swaddle SleepSacks as an alternative to traditional swaddling blankets.


Safe Sleep Practices and HALO SleepSack #Giveaway


HALO SleepSacks are wearable blankets that replace loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby's face and interfere with breathing. From Halo Swaddle SleepSacks to Big Kid SleepSacks, HALO has you covered every step of the way.

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

HALO Swaddle SleepSacks are simple to use and keep baby safe and comfortable. And I must admit, even after four kids I still haven’t got the swaddling technique down quite right. With HALO Swaddle SleepSacks it’s as easy as 1,2,3!



2-in-1 adjustable swaddle that allows for swaddling arms in or arms out.

Safe Sleep Tips for Baby

Inverted zipper for easy diaper changes.



Use over regular sleepwear to take the place of loose blankets.


Halo Swaddle Sacks

Discontinue swaddling when the baby shows signs of rolling over or breaking out of the swaddle wrap.


In honor of SIDS awarness, for the entire month of October, HALO will be donating $1 to SIDS Awareness for each new Facebook like. To show your support all it takes is a simple like. Please take a moment to regonize this important cause and maybe even spread the word and get friends and family to also like the HALO Faebook page. Remember every dollar counts and every like is a dollar!


Buy It: Purchase HALO SleepSacks in sizes NB to 5T at Target, Babies-R-Us, Amazon and Halosleep.com for $24-$29

Win It: One lucky reader will win a HALO SleepSack in their choice of size.

68 comments:

momo said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I also like this sleeper for my grandson; HALO® SleepSack® Early Walker Micro-fleece | Robot

Michelle Lee said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd love the Cotton Sleepsack in Striped Hearts for my littlest one.

AmandaSue said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HALO® SleepSack® Wearable BlanketMicro-fleeceDog Stripes

Rebecca Parsons said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would really love to have the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle

Gianna said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sensitive Skin Sleepwear Two-Piece Set: Silky blue pup pals.

Rebecca said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The HALO SleepSack Swaddle Organic Cotton in Cream

@LauraFromOhio said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Halo SleepSack Swaddle Bee Buddies

CindyWindy2003 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i would like the HALO® SleepSack® SwaddleMicro-FleeceBee Buddies

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Visited the site and I like HALO® SleepSack® Big KidsMicro-fleeceDinosaur

sherylssg said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The Sleep Safe Swaddle for me is the Diamond Turquoise Elephant.

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Eric R. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The Big Kids Dinosaur.

Darlene said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The right choice I like the best is the

HALO® SleepSack® SwaddleMicro-FleeceBee Buddies

Ken Ohl said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love the halo slee sack swaddle bee buddies. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

ide2678 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Halo Sleep Sack Wearable Blanket in Rugby Red

Andrea said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle 100% Cotton in Diamond Pink Elephant would be perfect for my little one!

Amanda said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the HALO® SleepSack® Big Kids Micro-fleece Princess

Nicole-Lynn said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd like to see my baby girl that is due in November in the Sleepsack Swaddle in Cream!

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Seth said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the diamond turquoise elephant.

GoodnessGraces said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

the sleep sack or the sleepsack early walker in the microfleece cupcake print would be great for my daughter.

Mippy Foofalina said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The SleepSack Swaddle 4 piece Gift set in Cupcake :)

1955nurse said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the Sleepsack swaddle Microfleece Bee Buddies! Thanks for the chance....

mecarolks said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would really love to have the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle

Michelle and Lakeon said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really love the HALO® SleepSack® Wearable Blanket in "Lady Bug" because we have all girls and its beautiful colors make me happy. We've used Halo several times with our children and being due with #4 in Dec, I can't wait to use them again!

lisa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Halo SleepSack Swaddle Bee Buddies

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We could use the PureNight® Pure Air System for his allergies Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

Ronalee said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates


HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle 100% Cotton | Blue
would be perfect for the new guy

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Janice Crespo said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HALO® SleepSack® Big Kids Micro-fleece | Truck - Carter HATES his feet covered (family trait - LOL) so this would be perfect!

Jillian said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The HALO SleepSack Swaddle in Micro-fleece sage would be perfect.

Janell wagner said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

the swaddle in busy bees

Teresa Young said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HALO SleepSack SwaddleMicro-Fleece Pup Pals would be perfect for my grandson.

Xty C said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd love the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle

Carolyn said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd love the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle 100% Organic Cotton for my baby

Debra said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HALO SleepSack Swaddle Micro-Fleece | Pup Pals

ufg8trj said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

the halo sleepsac big kids cupcake

Bo said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the SleepSack 5-Piece Crib Set in Serengeti Green!

Kristen said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Wearable Blanket Plushy Dot Velboa | Chocolate

jessica holybee said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the one with the bees on it

Heather said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose HALO® SleepSack® Big KidsMicro-fleeceTruck for my son

shirley hicks said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wearable blanket---kitty dots


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Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The SleepSack Early Walker Micro-Fleece in Train would be perfect for my son.

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tina reynolds said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the big kids truck

Linda said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the wearable blanket in mint.
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Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the Sleep Sack wearable blanket - ladybug
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Merry

Teri "Iowa Mom" said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HALO SleepSack Big Kids Truck 4T-5T

Miranda Ward said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle Micro-Fleece | Blue


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samf36 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HALO® SleepSack® Big Kids

rjcqh said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle Plushy Dot Velboa | Cream

Melinda said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The HALO® SleepSack® Early Walker Micro-fleece Pup Pals would be perfect for my son.

Rose Paden said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

2-in-1 Adjustable SleepSack® Swaddle blue!

Whitney said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the 100% organic cotton polka dotted SleepSack! HALO is amazing!
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Breanne said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HALO® ComfortLuxe® Two-Piece SetSilkyDog

kathy pease said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the newborn HALO® SleepSack® SwaddleMicro-FleeceBee Buddies

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the diamond turquoise elephant. hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

Erica C. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The 100% cotton swaddle would be nice.

Susan Smoaks said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i would love to get the HALO® SleepSack® 5-Piece Crib Set 100% Cotton Caroline's Garden for our son

dadunn said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The SleepSack Swaddle 4 piece Gift set in Cupcake dunn26.2@hotmail.com

Carolyn Daley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the HALO SleepSackearable Blanket Micro-fleece in Pup Pals.

cassandra mccann said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

http://www.halosleep.com/halo-sleepsack-big-kids-lightweight-knit-truck/

V said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would like the cream organic cotton sleep sack or the blue micro fleece sleep sack

Vikki Billings said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would choose the HALO® SleepSack® Early WalkerMicro-fleeceLadybug for my granddaughter.
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michedt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really like the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle Micro-Fleece | Bee Buddies the most. But since you did your review on that, I'd have to say the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle Micro-Fleece | Space Robot
Michelle Tucker

Saver Sara said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HALO® SleepSack® Big KidsLightweight KnitTruck

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HALO® SleepSack® Base Layer | Dog

Christian Alejandro said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really liked the HALO® SleepSack® Big Kids. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

Laura Unger said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd love the Early Walker microfleece train.

Tylerpants said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would get the HALO SleepSack Big Kids Micro-fleece Elephant for my daughter. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

trixx said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'd like the HALO SleepSack Big Kids Lightweight Knit with the cupcake

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Isn't that sleep sack too big for that baby?

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