September is Baby Safety Month so what better time is there to talk about safe sleep habits for your newborn baby? Bringing home a newborn baby is an exciting but nerve racking time for first time parents. You wait 9 months (or longer) for your tiny bundle of joy to arrive and then the day comes that you get to take them home and all of of a sudden you realize you have no idea what you are doing! All of a sudden you have this tiny infant who is totally dependent on you to keep them safe and you are suddenly hyper aware of all the things that could potentially go wrong.
There are so many horror stories of babies and SIDS and when you have a new baby you question all your decisions and I remember being constantly worried when my oldest was a baby that he was too cold/too hot etc. at bedtime. And its no wonder that I was worried. today over 5000 babies die annually from SIDS and accidental suffocation and many of these deaths can be prevented through sleep education. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents use wearable blankets, like the Halo Sleepsack Swaddle and the Halo Wearable Blanket, instead of loose blankets in the crib to avoid suffocation.
The Halo Sleepsack Swaddle and the Halo Wearable Blanket are made to help you create a safe sleep environment for your baby. Did you know that it is recommended that babies be put to bed on their backs in a crib free of blankets, pillows, toys and side bumpers?
The Halo Sleepsack Swaddle is for infants newborn up to 6 months, and it allows infants to sleep better by preventing them from moving too much and waking themselves up. The adjustable design allows allows baby to sleep with arms in or out and is roomy on the bottom so it doesn’t impede hip movement.
The Halo Sleepsack Wearable Blanket is for larger babies that are not walking yet. The wearable blanket is sleeveless and is worn over pajamas and eliminates the need for blankets in the crib, which reduces the chance of your infant getting tangled in their blanket, kicking off their blanket and getting cold or worse, covering their face with their blanket.
Finally, there is the Halo Sleepsack Early Walker Wearable Blanket, which is designed for babies that are walking. This innovative design is sleeveless and is worn over pajamas and features the roomy sack design allow movement, but also has foot openings so your child can walk when awake.
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