Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October is SIDS Awareness Month Plus HALO SleepSack Giveaway #HALOSleepSack

 I was provided the below mentioned products in order to provide a review. 

     The month of October is SIDS Awareness Month.  In case your unaware, SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  SIDS is a sudden, unexpected death of an infant younger than 1 year of age.  If the infants death remains unexplained after a formal investigation then it is attributed to SIDS.  SIDS is tragic and really difficult for parents to understand.  Typically the infant is perfectly healthy when the go to sleep and they never wake.  Unsafe sleep practices are attributed to 80-90% of SIDS related deaths.  SIDS is no ones fault, but there are things a parent can do to help lower their infants risk of SIDS.  HALO is committed to bringing more awareness about SIDS and help parents to reduce their risks. 


HALO SleepSack Safer Way to Sleep
 





Some safe sleep practices include:


ALWAYS:
-  Place baby on his or her back to sleep anytime.
-  Use a crib that meets all current safety standards, has a firm mattress and is covered with a tight fitting crib sheet.
-  Remove all soft bedding and toys, this includes all blankets.  The American Academy recommends using a wearable blanket like the HALOS SleepSack instead of a loose blanket to keep baby warm.
-  Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep.  When breastfeeding allow a month to establish before adding a pacifier.
-  Breastfeed whenever possible.  Allow baby to sleep in his or her own safe space after feeding. 

NEVER:
-  Put baby to sleep on soft surfaces
-  Dress baby too warm, Keep baby's room between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit
-  Allow anyone to smoke around your baby.  Do not even allow your baby to be in the same room or car where someone has recently smoked.

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     HALO sent one of their HALO SleepSack Early Walkers for Evan to try.   The HALO SleepSack Early Walker is meant to replace loose blankets when baby sleeps.  And this sleepsack is unique because it has foot openings.  This sleepsack allows for baby to move more.  When baby is awake he or she can use the leg openings for their feet to stick out for standing and walking.  And when baby is asleep his or her feet can be pulled inside for warmth or covered with socks.  The HALO SleepSack wearable blankets are designed to stay on baby so they can not kick them off.  They also keep baby cozy and warm which leads to sounder, longer sleep.  It unzips from the bottom for easy diaper changes.  There is plenty of room inside to allow for kicking and moving, but does not come off.  It is made from 100% Polyester micro fleece and is machine washable. 
   
     I was happy to receive this SleepSack.  Evan has used a few of the HALO SleepSacks and I love them.  I really like that he can sleep comfortable and warm without the worry of loose blankets.  Even if I am sitting right next to Evan and I cover him with a blanket he will kick it off, but not with the HALO SleepSacks.  Now that it is getting cooler I am happy to have something to keep him warm and safe.  Evan is always on the go and having the foot holes makes it nice to be able to keep him warm and still mobile when needed.  The micro fleece is so soft and cozy.  I really wish they made these in my size, I would totally wear it.  The SleepSack is sleeve less to allow for more air flow and prevent over heating.  If it is really cold then I can put a long sleeve shirt on Evan under his SleepSack. 
     During the month of October, HALO will donate $1 to SIDS Awareness for every new Facebook "Like".  If you do not follow them already please do so now when it counts so much.  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 Practice Kits to childbirth educators to help further the cause of SIDS prevention. 

Buy it: HALO SleepSack Micro-Fleece Early Walker Wearable Blanket


Win it:  One (1) Arizona Mama reader will win a HALO SleepSack Early Walker or Big Kids in micro fleece.

Enter in the Giveaway Tools form below! This giveaway will be open until 11/9 at 11:59PM (MST).  Open to US & Canada.




Thank you to HALO for sponsoring the review & giveaway
 I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure

38 comments:

  1. I learned that Halo sleepsacks don't have sleeves to help prevent overheating.

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  2. I think it is really neat they give the babies one in the hospital

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  3. I learned swaddling babies the wrong way can cause serious hip problems.

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  4. I would like to try their swaddle sacks since I haven't had my LO yet. My SIL has the Halo sack for my niece and uses it all the time.

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  5. Don't dress baby too warm, keep baby's room between 68-72 degrees I had no idea about keeping them in a Halo instead of loose blankets to keep warm.

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  6. halo-sleepsack-5-piece-crib-set-100-cotton-carolines-garden

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  7. Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins etc.)

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  8. I learned that they have an in hospital program that teaches about safer sleeping and provides halo sleep sacks.

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  9. I learned that they offer sleepsaks that replaces the traditional blankets in your well-baby nursery and NICU with a FREE* supply of HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle wearable blankets to model a safe, blanket-free alternative for parents.

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  10. I learned they offer sleepsacks in the hospitals.

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  11. I learned that the HALO Safer Way to Sleep® In-Hospital Program replaces the traditional blankets in your well-baby nursery

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  12. I also I would like is the
    HALO® SleepSack® Big KidsLightweight KnitCupcake

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  13. I learned that more than 1,000 hospital use the HALO sleep sack

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  14. I learned that more than 1,000 hospital use the HALO sleep sack

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  15. I learned that the roomy sack design promotes healthy hip development
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  16. I learned they are used in hospitals!!

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  17. I learned that the sleepsack has an inverted zipper that won't pinch the baby's chin and allows for easy diaper changes.

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  18. I learned that you can receive a free halo sleep-sack swaddle to replace a regular blanket in the hospital.

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  19. I like the Big Kids Sleep Sack in the Cupcake! This would be perfect for dd since she is always kicking off her covers and then is freezing in the middle of the night!

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  20. I learned that the inverted zipper makes diaper changes easier.

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  21. I learned that using blankets in the crib is a no-no.

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  22. I also like the SleepSack Swaddle in the mint color.

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  23. I learned that "back is best"

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  24. I also like the micro fleece sleepsack in cream!

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  25. I learned that the HALO sleep sack was created by Bill Schmid after losing his daughter to SIDS.

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  26. I learned the HALO sacks promote healthy hip development

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  27. There are specially designed SleepSacks for hospitals.

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  28. I learned that the roomy sleepsacks promote healthy hip development.

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  29. I also like the velboa sleepsacks on the Halo website - perfect for a MN winter!

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  30. I am first time mom and I want to be prepared for winter so I was looking for a blanket alternative and found out the halo early walker sleep sack. I definitely want to get that for my 9 month baby girl :)

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  31. I learned that sleep sacks is a great alternative for lose blankets that can be higher risk of SID's

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  32. i love that they work with so many hospitals to educate parents

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  33. I learned that Today, it is used in more than 1,000 hospitals in North America to promote safe sleep.

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  34. I knew that my hospital gave out a halo sleepsack after birth, but 'i didn't realize so many other hospitals do too!

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  35. I love the friendly caterpillar crib set

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  36. I've learned HALO products are used in over 1,000 hospitals.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  37. I also like the
    HALO® SleepSack® Big Kids Lightweight Knit

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