Let Your Baby Sleep Safely with Halo SleepSacks & Swaddles {Giveaway!} – Frugal Novice

Let Your Baby Sleep Safely with Halo SleepSacks & Swaddles {Giveaway!}

Back in 2007, as a first-time parent of a newborn, I went through a phase I think most parents do – checking all.the.time. to make sure my baby was breathing and doing just fine. Both of the boys slept in their pack n’ play in our room until they were at least 6 months old, and our daughter will most likely do the same. We also took a lot of precautions to help prevent SIDS, and one of those precautions was having no loose blankets in bed with them. Of course, J was born in August so when he was just a few months old it started getting colder so we had to come up with some way to keep him warm at night…

Then we discovered HALO Sleep Sacks, and we had our solution. They were a safe way to keep J safe and warm. Now we’ve been introduced to yet another great product from HALO, their SleepSack Swaddles.

In addition to helping your baby sleep safer, the SleepSack Swaddle helps him sleep better, too. Its adjustable swaddle wrap immobilizes your baby’s arms to prevent the startle reflex. It is the only 2-in-1 adjustable swaddle that allows for swaddling arms in or arms out for baby’s comfort and to ensure an easy and gentle transition to the SleepSack wearable blanket when it is time to stop swaddling.

In addition to the safety features and giving your baby better sleep, The International Hip Dysplasia Institute has approved the HALO SleepSack & SleepSack Swaddle as “Hip Healthy”. Hip dysplasia is the medical term for instability, or looseness, of the hip joint that affects thousands of children each year. This ranges from mild instability to complete dislocation. Approximately one out of every 20 full-term babies has some hip instability and two or three per thousand will require treatment.

Some other features of the SleepSack Swaddle that I love are:

– The zipper goes from bottom to top, so when it’s closed it’s at the baby’s feet and not accessible (or annoying right at their neck).

– Velcro on the swaddle:

This ensures that it stays snug, and makes it harder for your little Houdini to wriggle out. It’s also really easy to swaddle your baby’s arms out when they get to the stage of preferring that, or when it starts to get warmer, so this can serve as more of just a SleepSack as well.

The SleepSack Swaddle retails for $28.95 and I think it’s worth the cost. It’s also worth mentioning that you can find some even lower prices on various online retailers – just make sure to look for the HALO logo on the tag and their “Back is Best” trademark reminder on the outside.

Be sure and keep up with HALO on social media and get all sorts of tips on helping your baby sleep safely:

· “Like” HALO on Facebook
· Follow HALO on Pinterest
· Follow HALO on Twitter

One lucky reader will win a HALO SleepSack Swaddle!  This contest is open to all U.S. & Canadians residents aged 18+. Entries will be accepted until the end of the day (midnight Central) Monday, July 2. By entering this giveaway you agree to the Official Rules.

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  • tess June 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

    tip- swaddle- makes the babies sleep longer- have gas drops before you get home from hospital- and a breastpump- dont stress and ask for help
    tcogbill at live dot com

  • Janalyn June 12, 2012 at 11:17 am

    best tip is to follow your instincts!

  • D Schmidt June 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Try not to be too hard on yourself if you mess up something small, it happens and nobody is perfect

  • Cynthia C June 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Enjoy every day with the baby. They don’t stay small for long!

  • rebecca June 12, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Accept help even if you don’t feel like you need it.

  • Amanda June 12, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    The 5 S’s! Google it, learn it, DO it!

  • Lora @ Motherhood Moments June 12, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Do some cooking beforehand….or stock up on easy-to-make snacks and meals. Meals with a newborn are hard!

  • Jessica June 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Let family come in and help when it is offered! Trust me you will appreciate it! :)

  • debbie jackson June 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    stay calm

  • Charlotte June 13, 2012 at 5:29 am

    I have a 8th month old and I still swaddle her for nap time and bed time. She get all wrap up and I nurse her and she is a sleep 2 minute it great.

  • lana June 13, 2012 at 7:22 am

    never leave house with out having a change of clothes

  • Alison June 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Take it easy! The house cleaning can wait. Enjoy the newborn.

  • Samantha June 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Be patient. Your tactics to quiet them will work.

  • Katie O June 13, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    No one is perfect!

  • Lauren U June 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    always ask for help when you need it


  • Leann L June 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Best tip is try to rest when your baby does & always follow your gut. You know your baby better than anyone else.

  • Maria June 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Drink plenty of coffee! You’ll need it to stay awake.

  • Jo June 14, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    It’s okay to ask other people for help!

  • Carly B. June 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    cherish the time you have with your little one(s)!

  • Casey Everidge June 19, 2012 at 12:45 am

    take it easy. o need to over stress yourself

  • Jamie June 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Sleep when the baby sleeps.

  • mell June 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Accept help from friends and family

  • Diane Sallans June 22, 2012 at 11:39 am

    remain calm!

  • Breanne June 23, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Hmm I wouldn’t know any yet! (TTC our first)

  • shelly peterson June 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    when baby sleeps you better sleep too, cleaning can wait

  • Danielle June 26, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I say dont over think things. Babies are simpler than people led me to believe!


  • Terra A. June 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    The best one I got was to have several crib pads and several sheets already on the crib (or bassinet), so that they were easy to remove during the night if they got one wet.

  • Kelly June 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

    trust your gut.

  • mommyofone shanna June 29, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Stay calm & sneak in lots of naps when baby is sleeping =)

  • Addison Kat June 30, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Treasure every moment because they grow so fast!

  • Andrea June 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Enjoy every second and be thankful for every moment, even middle of the night feedings! Cuddle your newborn as much as possible!

  • Brittany June 30, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    There’s a learning curve and that’s okay!! You’ll get the hang of it!

  • Samyra Bell June 30, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    your baby & God have faith in you, believe in yourself

  • mandi July 1, 2012 at 1:13 am

    don’t freak out cause it will only make the baby freak out

  • Carla Garcia July 1, 2012 at 1:26 am

    the housework can wait! you must focus on yourself to keep yourself in tip top shape to care for your baby. only worry with the importnt stuff

  • Emmy July 1, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Take breaks from baby to have adult conversation!

  • Shirley Hicks July 1, 2012 at 8:42 am

    they grow up way toooo fast, enjoy them and spoil them rotten

  • Britt Thornburgh Brill July 1, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Im not a mommy yet, but I guess my secret will be to always tell my baby how much they are loved!!

  • kathy pease July 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    when people offer to help you let them because it is a very tiring time

  • sarah t July 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    my best tip is to accept help when it is offered

  • Valerie Taylor Mabrey July 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    sleep when the baby sleeps
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  • tamar July 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    get sleep in the hospital before you get home because otherwise you’re in for a surprise! LET THE NURSES HELP YOU

  • Rebecca July 1, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    step back, breathe, patience!

  • Liz B July 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Put a travel sized baby swing in the bathroom, so you can shower without wondering if they’re crying.

  • paige jagan July 1, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    SLEEP make sure and get some sleep

  • Jennifer July 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I don’t have a tip yet…my first one is on the way. Ask again in a few months. :)

  • Erica C. July 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    My best advise is to take a deep breath and accept help from everyone!

  • Linda Trinklein July 1, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    sleep when baby sleeps!!! thanks!

  • Marie Gonzalez July 2, 2012 at 12:01 am

    My best tip is for new mommies to sleep when baby sleeps…you will need it!!

  • Betty Curran July 2, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Get your rest whenever you can. It doesn’t do you or your baby any good to be tired and cranky.

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