Anyway…We’ve mentioned several times over the last couple of years how strict we are with our babies and safe sleep habits. We are huge fans of Angel Care monitors, no blankets/toys in the crib and tighter fitting PJs. Some additional “safe sleep practices” are…
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take
your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.
A few weeks ago we received an email from HALO offering our readers a chance to win a Sleep Sack and an opportunity to us to review one of their products! I discovered SleepSacks this time around with my son and LOVE them. We started him with the swaddlers
in the hospital (SO nice to just wrap and velco…I hated using swaddle blankets, I just could never figure it out!) and I received an early walker
SleepSack from HALO last week.
SleepSack® wearable blankets have become the standard for hospital nurseries
and parents alike. In fact, 1,000 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.
Here’s my sleepy guy in his SleepSack before bed a few nights ago:
And here is a view of him standing in it. It is hard to tell from my picture but his feet stick out perfectly and there is a ton of room for him to walk around if he wanted too. It is hard for him to crawl in (I got a bigger size) so we just put it on right before it’s time to lay down.