We’ve been big fans of HALO SleepSacks and have used them through many different stages since Aiden was a baby. From newborn Swaddlers to Early Walkers, SleepSacks have been a constant nighttime companion and safe sleep item for the boys. Since summer is coming and it’s finally starting to warm up, I was really excited to hear about HALO’s newest SleepSack and Swaddle- 100% cotton muslin fabric.
HALO SleepSack wearable blankets promote safe sleeping by replacing any loose blankets in the crib that can cover baby’s face and interfere with normal breathing. Baby can stay nice and comfy (and swaddled if using a SleepSack Swaddle!), but can be sure to stay cool in warmer temperatures. With different layers of muslin, the SleepSack provides a tiny bit of weight that I really like when sleeping, but stays completely breathable.
Just as some other muslin items that I have, the SleepSack gets puffier and softer with each wash.
Aside from the softness, I love the general features built into each HALO SleepSack. As a wearable blanket, the most obvious safety feature is that the blanket stays away from their face. It also means that Ezra can’t kick off the blanket in the middle of the night. And on the top left side, there’s always a reminder that babies sleeping on their back is best. Another thoughtful feature that I really enjoy is that the SleepSack unzips from the bottom, making diaper changes quick and easy (well, as easy as they can get on a super squirmy almost-crawler 8 month old).
As always, there are lots of tips on safe sleep you can use for your precious babe. Remember to 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 snuggly 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), breastfeed, have a separate safe sleep environment near your bed for baby, and consider offering a pacifier. Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface, never dress your baby too warmly for sleep, keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit, and never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.
Plus, HALO SleepSack wearable blankets have become the standard for hospital nurseries and parents alike. In fact, 1,250 hospital nurseries use the HALO SleepSack Swaddle instead of blankets through the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Initiative. HALO Innovations also offers free Safe Sleep Practices kits to childbirth educators to help further the cause of SIDS prevention.
If you want to try out these awesome new 100% Cotton Muslin HALO SleepSacks, you can find them on Amazon. You can also follow HALO on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more updates on their products and information on safe sleep. Plus, HALO will be offering a brand new 100% cotton muslin SleepSack of your choice to one lucky reader! Enter below for your chance to win!