Hannah is baby number 4 for Tom and I, and my how things have changed over the years since McKenzie was born almost 12 years ago. There has been so much research done that now we as parents can make sure that we are giving our kids the best and keeping them as safe as possible. This includes how we put our babies to sleep.
I can not tell you how many times a night I check to see if Hannah is breathing, it is a lot. It has to be a Mom thing because I have done it with all the kids but now with Hannah it is a whole lot easier!
The Halo Bassinet gives me the ability to have her as close as possible while having her in her own sleeping area. I am able to have the closeness she and I need along with the safety that is important during the night when we are sleeping.
What I love about the Halo Bassinet:
Easy Height adjustment: The bassinet easily raises (or lowers) in height to be the perfect bed height no matter what the height of your bed is. This makes having baby as close to you as possible easy to be done.
Easily Moved: The bassinet is set up so that is swivels – with ease I can rotate the bassinet sleep area with out having to move the whole piece of furniture. Best part Hannah doesn’t even wake up when I swivel it with how smooth the movement is!
Bassinet Storage Caddy: It is amazing – I store diapers, wipes, but cream and the TV remote in it so everything I need for during the night is right there in arms reach. The Caddy goes on the back of the bassinet but with the awesome swivel I rotate it, get what I need and then swivel it back to being next to me.
Design: I love the look of the fabric patterns on the bassinet and the mattress sheet. They will match just about any decor of a bedroom.
How We Sleep Safe with Halo SleepSack
One thing that scares me is SIDS – as a Mom I wake up and check on Hannah many times through out the night which I know many moms do as well.
If you are not familiar with SIDS it is knows also as Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, there are many things we can do as moms to avoid known causes of SIDS with out babies.
For the colder nights we as adults snuggle up with blankets, however that is not safe for a little baby. The perfect solution for us is the Halo SleepSack. It is easy to use and Hannah seems to be quite comfy sleeping in it! It gives me piece of mind knowing that she is being kept warm with out having the dangers of loose blankets with her.
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SIUD) still claims more than 3,500 infants each year in North America. More than half of these deaths are preventable when proper safe sleep practices are followed. To help keep all babies sleeping safely and avoid these unnecessary tragedies, HALO is dedicated to putting the health, safety and well-being of babies first. In fact, over 1,400 hospitals use HALO® SleepSack® wearable blankets through the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Hospital Initiative. Through this program HALO has helped Hospitals and Birth Centers throughout North America create their own safe sleep programs, which utilize the HALO SleepSack Swaddle to demonstrate to parents and caregivers how to keep their babies sleeping safely. To date, HALO has donated more than $4.3 million in its efforts to promote safe sleep education.
Safe Sleep Tips from Halo
- 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 snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
- Remove all blankets, comforters 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.
- Room share, but don’t bed share. Bed sharing can put a child at risk of suffocation.
- 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.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Halo. All opinions are 100% my own.