I was excited to try the HALO Sleep Sack Swaddle and even more excited to find out about the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Initiative. This initiative has been adopted by hundreds of hospitals nationwide and continues to grow. The program provides hospital nurseries and NICUs an opportunity to educate parents and caregivers about safe sleep environments by using HALO SleepSack wearable blankets in-hospital and providing them as gifts to parents through the Take-Home Program.
It is so confusing sometimes to know what is best for your baby and what reduces the chances of SIDS. It is recommended not to use bumper pads, but almost every crib set you can purchase has a bumper pad included! It is recommended to use wearable blankets, but then the hospital uses the small hospital blankets! It would be nice to not have so many mixed messages - especially when it comes to your childs safety - and life. I love that HALO has started the Safe sleep initiative and that so many hospitals have decided to promote this initiative and the safety and well-being of all the babies that are delivered at those hospitals!
Although this is a wonderful program, not all hospitals are participating yet! So even if your hospital is not participating please know that swaddling your baby in a blanket at night is NOT as safe as a wearable blanket. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggest the use of a wearable blanket when putting baby to sleep instead of using a potentially dangerous loose blanket!
The HALO Sleep Sack Swaddle I received is super cute and I love that it has stitched on it "Back is Best" to remind parents that having baby sleep on the back is the safest. My favorite feature of this product was that it is made so you can wrap baby with arms in or with arms out. I would imagine some babies may not like having their arms swaddled in as much as other babies so it is nice to have a product built to do either way. This product is soft, cute, and increases the safety of your child - need I really say more! The Dirty Truth is this product is a must have for parents and hopefully more and more hospitals will continue to participate in the Safe Sleep Initiative - make sure to ask your hospital if they participate! Also, you can enter the giveaway on the Rafflecopter Form below for your chance to win your own SleepSack Swaddle! You can find out more about HALO and their Safe Sleep Initiative or watch for updates on their Facebook, Twitter, and on Pinterest!
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Disclosure: I was not paid for this review or giveaway. I was given the above product to review and all opinions are my own. I am not responsible for the prize being delivered to the winner of the giveaway - I will forward your information to the sponsor whom is responsible for supplying the winner with the prize.