Halo SleepSack, a Wearable Blanket for Babies
October is SIDS Awareness Month – Safe Sleep Tips for Baby
Created by Bill Schmid after losing a child to SIDS, HALO SleepSack wearable blankets replace loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. It’s a warm, cuddly blanket that baby can’t kick off to help baby sleep safe and sound. And when baby is sleeping safe and sound, moms and dads can rest easy.
The following are some safe sleep tips for baby:
- Place baby to sleep on his or her back at nap time 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). 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.
- 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.
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