Monday, November 15, 2010

Halo SleepSack

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When my son was first born, I don't know about you but I panicked when I thought of having to sleep while he slept. I was fearful that he would suffocate in the middle of the night and I wouldn't know it until morning. I was terrified that I would wake up to find the blankets over his face and I would have to live with the pain of knowing that my child died because he couldn't breathe and I didn't know until it was too late. This is still something that I deal with today and even though he's over a year old.. it is something that I fully appreciate HALO for working to help prevent.

HALO was created by founder Bill Schmid when he lost his daughter to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) in 1991. Since then, he has been working on developing products that bring peace and mind to parents while bringing safe sleeping to children. I couldn't ask of a better idea.

The HALO SleepSack is a wearable blanket that is designed to replace loose blankets (in the crib) that can cover your baby and interfere or prevent breathing. It's the #1 trusted choice  in hospitals and by parents. Not only does it provide a safer alternative to blankets, it provides a convenient alternative to blankets. You don't have to worry about whether baby kicks it off and gets too cold. It stays on where you need it and keeps your baby warm and comfortable.

When you purchase products from HALP, a percentage of their profits are donated to charities that help fight against SIDS. HALO also works with hundreds of hospitals to help educate parents on safe sleeping practices and also provide HALO SleepSack wearable blankets to NICU and hospital nurseries to help model safe sleeping habits.

The best part about HALO is that you don't have to order them online. HALO products are available in a target store near you for easy purchase.

HALO recommends the following Safe Sleeping Practices:

  • Always place baby to sleep on his/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, including;
    • loose blankets (The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.)
    • bumpers
    • positioners
  • Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, introduce a 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, such as;
    • adult beds
    • sofas
    • chairs
    • water beds
    • quilts
    • sheep skins
    • etc.
  • Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperatures between 68*F and 72*F.
  • Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.

My thoughts: I truly and honestly believe that these little wearable blankets are a godsend. I was raised with the idea in mind that you can do things because they're convenient and nothing will usually happen. Yes, bad things happen to good people. But I was raised that sometimes you can get away with things just because it's easier. I was raised in a time where car seats and seat belts weren't required and am so thankful that they are now. I love our HALO Sleepsack and will use one for our future children. I'm sad that my son is too big and too old for one but am excited to be able to use it with potential siblings. I recommend that everyone with small babies goes out and gets one.\

Would you like to have a HALO SleepSack for yourself or someone you love? Here's how you can!

Visit HALO and then come back here and tell me which HALO SleepSack wearable blanket you like best and the size you would like it in.

Terms & Conditions: This contest is open until December 15th, 2010 and is open to US Residents, only. The winner will be chosen by and will be notified of their winnings. The winner will have 24 hours from the time of notification to claim their prize. If they fail to claim their prize within 24 hours an alternate winner will be chosen. By participating in this contest, you agree to the Terms & Conditions.

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  1. I'd love to have the sleep sack swaddle in organic cotton! Newborn size of course!

  2. I love the Plush Dot Velboa SleepSack Swaddle in Chocolate - size newborn or small.

    heatherandscott030709 at gmail dot com

  3. I love the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack Swaddle!
    curliegirlie03 at gmail dot com

  4. I would have to get the EarlyWalker sack in Large. I like the cream color.

  5. I would love to have the 100% cotton sleepsack or swaddle in sage dot in a small.

  6. I would love the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack® in size medium.
    susaaan {at} gmail {dot} com

  7. I would really like the MicroFleece in Sage with Barnyard trim in NB size. :)

    krista m
    kaye333 at hotmail dot com

  8. I would like to have their 100% cotton SleepSack in the color Sage in size XL.

    colljerr at comcast dot net

  9. I would love to have an organic sleep sack in cats and dogs print in size small for my baby, who will be born in June.
    wazzuroo at gmail dot com

  10. I would love the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack® wearable blanket in a medium :)

    lifesemicrunchy at gmail dot com

  11. I like the 100% cotton sleep sack swaddle in sage dots

    akjhyatt at gmail dot com

  12. Love the Fleece in Sage
    rasmith0506 at gmail dot com

  13. I like the Disney© SleepSack® Swaddle - Micro-fleece in sage, size newborn. Thanks.

  14. I'd pick the Micro-Fleece Early Walker SleepSack® Wearable Blanket in Blue Dog size large.
    ktiegen at yahoo dot com

  15. I love the Sage Barnyard Applique in a size small.

    judy at piggypiecreations dot com

  16. I love the Plush Dot Velboa Sleepsack in chocolate, size small.

    brandielam3 at gmail dot com

  17. I hope that this is still open? I like the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack® Wearable Blanket, cowboy print in medium. Thank you! Molly Bussler


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