Giveaways / Parenting / Tips/Advice · October 9, 2014 32

October is SIDS Awareness Month Facts with HALO (GIVEAWAY)

When my kids were infants I wanted to bring them into bed, I had this thought that we would all sleep better if the baby was there. I knew it wasn’t safe, so I didn’t cave, but I really wished there had been a way I could have had my kids right there with me safely… {keep on reading because now there is a way!}

October is SIDS Awareness Month and my friends at HALO have asked me to share these sleep safety tips for parents and caregivers with you. Please share this post with anyone you know that has a new baby for Sleep Safety.


  • Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
  •  Room-share, but don’t bed share; the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend against bed sharing as it can lead to an increased risk for accidental suffocation.
  • Use a crib or bassinet that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
  • 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 bed.


  • 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.

HALO continues the mission to develop products that help babies sleep safely with the introduction of a brand new baby bassinet – the HALOTM BassinestTM. With its unique dual-swivel design, the Bassinest is the only bassinet that moves to bring baby to mom. It allows baby to sleep as close as Mom wants – even right next to her in bed – so baby can sleep close AND safe.

About The Giveaway:

One lucky US reader will get a chance to win a 100% Cotton SleepSack®. Ends 10/23. To enter just fill out the form below! Good Luck!

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