That being said, my little guy doesn't like any thing fleecy. He just gets so hot and sweaty. So we bought him some cotton/muslin blankets, but all he wants to sleep in is a onesie -- which makes me paranoid that he is going to freeze at night.
The fact that HALO carries cotton SleepSacks was a huge plus for me. And a few days later ours came in the mail:
-It's SUPER soft!
-Keeps baby cool and warm
-And my favorite part is that the zipper is upside down so I don't have to unzip it all the way to change his diaper -- I think that's a brilliant idea!
AND he looks stinking cute in it!!!
From their email and website:
HALO Innovations is dedicated to putting the health, safety and well-being of babies first. In fact, over 1,300 hospitals use HALO® SleepSack® wearable blankets through the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Initiative. The HALO family of products, including HALO SleepSacks and Swaddles, SwaddeSure and the best-selling HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper, help children from newborn to toddler age sleep better and safer.
HALO’s founder lost his own child to SIDS and has made it his mission to raise awareness about safe sleep for babies. HALOprovides Swaddles free of charge to more than 1,300 hospitals nationwide and is constantly looking for ways to educate parents, caregivers and childbirth educators in sleep safety.
HALO also asked me to include their safe sleeping tips. To me, most of them are no brainers, but apparently according to studies, over half of babies in the US sleep with unsafe bedding. I would brag about my knowledge on the subject, but honestly I only know because I have always been SUPER paranoid about SIDS or my baby suffocating. And I am talking ridiculously paranoid to the point where my pediatrician tells me to chill out. So here are HALO's tips for the safe sleeping:
- 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 snugly 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.
- Room share, but don’t bed share. Bed sharing can put a child at risk of suffocation.
- 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 has generously agreed to send a lucky reader a HALO SleepSack. Here's how to enter:
Follow HALO on one of following media sites. Come back and leave a comment telling me that you did. For additional entries, you can follow them on the other sites and get a separate entry for each one. Just make sure you leave me a comment per entry. Here they are:
This contest ends Friday night at 11:59 pm. Winner will be announced on Saturday! Good Luck!!