Anyone who has purchased a sleep sack is familiar with HALO, and for good reason. Their sacks are soft, cute, practical and affordable. What you may not know is Bill Schmid, the man behind HALO, began the sleep sack movement with the creation of the first wearable blanket after he lost his daughter to SIDS (Sudden infant death syndrome) in 1991. So heartbreaking.
According to HALO sleep experts, you should stop swaddling your baby when he/she shows signs of starting to roll over (around 4 months) and transition to a sleep sack. My Beth didn’t begin all this rolling over constantly until recently but we transitioned her to a sleep sack around 3 months because she seemed over the swaddle. To wean from the swaddle, HALO recommends starting by swaddling with one arm in and one arm out. Then, swaddle with both arms out before finally transitioning to the SleepSack.
For some tips on how to best protect your child some SIDS, check out these on HALO’s website.
HALO is giving away one of its super comfy SleepSacks in the color/style/fabric of the winner’s choice! There are a wide variety of colors, patterns (polka dot, disney themed) and fabrics such as organic cotton, fleece, etc. You can see all styles/choices at www.halosleep.com/products. I have two: one lightweight and one heavy and love them both. They are super soft! If you’re eager to purchase your own sack, they are now available at Target.
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Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 23, 2011. Rules and regulations found here.