Over the years I have found that ensuring my babies are sleeping soundly and safely is something parents do. As a mom, I find that even with my older kids, I am always watching as my kids sleep, watching over them. One line of products that I have used and encourage others to use as well when it comes to babies sleeping safely and soundly is HALO, and I like knowing that the SleepSack Swaddles from HALO are not only used in homes across the country, but also in over 1,400 hospitals nationwide!
The SleepSack Swaddles are used in hospitals, nurseries, and NICU’s, replacing the nursery blankets, and helping to increase parent education about safe sleep practices, right from the start. Well to help with spreading the word and getting more parents, caregivers, as well as hospitals to use the HALO products as well as share safe sleep practices, the people from HALO will be hosting a contest where one lucky winner will win a HALO Bassinet and a HALO SleepSack Swaddle!
The contest is called “Safe Sleep from the Start” and will start on July 20th and end on July 26th!
Safe Sleep Tips
- 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.
You can enter to win your HALO prize pack here: https://gleam.io/fbg/J80oL0