Tuesday, September 17, 2013

HALO SleepSack Swaddles For Safer Sleep (Giveaway)

Tuxedo Halo SleepSack - Halo Safer Sleep Initiative

September is Baby Safety Month and Elliott wanted to take a moment to talk about safe sleeping.

Today, 1,000 hospital nurseries, nationwide in all 50 states and in Canada, are using HALO® SleepSack® Swaddles instead of blankets through the HALO® Safer Way to Sleep Initiative  - modeling safe sleep practices to new parents right from their child’s first day of life. That is 1.5 million births getting first-hand, in-hospital experience with the HALO SleepSack Swaddle and safe sleep practices! 

I remember being taught how to swaddle by our nurse in the hospital. I was still groggy from sleep medication and just never caught on. My oldest kicked and wiggled his way out of my best attempts. So, after returning home I invested in Velcro swaddle blankets. When he was older I was introduced to Halo SleepSacks and was hooked. In fact, Elliott (above) is wearing his favorite tuxedo SleepSack from Halo. When he was first home from the hospital I tested out Halo's SleepSack Swaddle in this adorable print:

Elliott slept great those first weeks, and I could re-swaddle him with my eyes closed. No, really... I was half asleep most nights. The easier it is for parents to do nighttime changes, the easier it is for baby to fall back asleep. For that I am grateful.

Of course, recommendations for swaddling have changed while I have been a parent. Now, they recommend the legs are left free to move while the arms are swaddled. The Halo SleepSack is perfect for this. It has been deemed "hip healthy" by the International Hip Dysplacia Institute.

If you gave birth in a hospital participating in the Halo Safer Way to Sleep Initiative, enter your pic of your little one swaddled in a Halo SleepSack for a chance to be featured and win. Check out the Photo of the Week Instagram Contest.

I am a fan of Halo, are you? You can connect with Halo and their products on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Giveaway Time!!
Would you like a chance to win your own Halo SleepSack Swaddler? One lucky reader can win their own (small or newborn) size and gender preference. Open to both US and Canada, 18 years and older. This giveaway will end 9/28/2013. Good luck!
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*Disclaimer - I did not receive product or compensation for this post. The prize will be fulfilled through Halo and I am posting this for my readers.  Andrea
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