There are two things that I am overly cautious of when it comes to my kiddos – car seat safety and sleep safety. If you’ve been following along with my Watch Willow Grow updates then you know we co-sleep, but it’s important to know that there are safe and unsafe ways to co-sleep just as there are safe and unsafe ways for baby to sleep in a crib. One of the most important things is that there should be no soft bedding or toys in babies sleep area. So if you can’t cover baby up with a traditional blanket how do you keep them warm? The answer is simple – HALO SleepSack.
Willow recently received a HALO Cotton Cable Sweater Knit SleepSack Wearable Blanket to try out which is available in pink, blue, and cream. Each SleepSack has an adorable embroidered applique on the chest area with “Back is Best” embroidered underneath to remind all care givers of this very important safe sleep practice. I do wish the super cute bird and “Back is Best” would have been in a darker color to stand out more against the light pink fabric, but I still love it. I absolutely adore the cable sweater knit which is 100% cotton and thick enough to keep baby warm with a long sleeve onesie underneath. Willow will even be able to use this through the summer months as our home is air conditioned and we prefer a cooler sleep environment.
HALO SleepSacks are sleeveless to prevent overheating. The generously sized sack design or as Dustin calls Willow “baby in a bag” allows room for kicking, but the inability to kick off the blanket while sleeping. It also zips from top to bottom which keeps the zipper hardware away from babies face and hands plus allows for easy diaper changes without fully undressing baby.
The Cotton Cable Sweater Knit SleepSack is available in small (birth – 6 months/10-18lbs.) and medium (6-12 months/16-24lbs.) In these pictures Willow nearly 8 months old, 16 pounds and is wearing the size medium SleepSack with plenty of room to grow.
So when should we start practicing safe sleep? Well that answer is simple – at birth which includes the hospital stay. Thankfully this is becoming a reality through the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Initiative. Almost 1,000 hospital nurseries are now using the HALO SleepSack Swaddle instead of blankets through this wonderful program. That means parents of 1.5 million babies are getting first-hand, in hospital experience with the HALO SleepSack Swaddle and therefore are much more likely to continue modeling safe sleep practices when they arrive home.
Be sure to visit the HALO website to check out all of the great safe sleep products which even include SleepSacks for big kids! Now if you purchase two or more items you will qualify for free shipping – no coupon code needed. If only ordering one item $5 flat rate shipping will apply. And guess what? One lucky Happenings of the Harper Household reader is going to win a HALO SleepSack Wearable Blanket. To enter fill out the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck!