Saturday, September 17, 2011

Baby Safety Month....HALO Sleep Sack Giveaway!


September is Baby Safety Month.  I know we all do our very best to keep our little ones safe and I always try and keep up with current studies so I can be sure I am doing what is best.  Something I know is useful in preventing SIDS is swaddling.  Now, I am just NOT one of those people who can wrap a baby up all burrito like.  Thank goodness for me that HALO has a wonderful product out there...the HALO SleepSack Swaddle.  This was instrumental in me getting Baby R all cozied up for sleep in those early days.  Not only did she sleep better being swaddled but I did not have to worry about her suffocating on loose blankets which allowed me to rest a lot easier.  When I am asked about must haves for new moms the HALO SleepSack ALWAYS makes it to the top of my list!

I also want to mention something about the traditional receiving blanket way of swaddling (you know...the burrito!).  When you swaddle the baby with legs straight, they can suffer from hip dyspalasia.  Here is more information...



Hip Dysplasia is one of the most common conditions among newborn babies, affecting about 1% of North American newborns (about 75,000 per year). According to a recent survey conducted by HALO Innovations, 82% of parents choose to swaddle, and swaddling improperly can lead to Hip Dysplasia or dislocation. Treatment ranges from wearing a harness or brace to undergoing surgery. These condistions can get worse with age and are linked to early adult arthritis and hip-replacement surgery.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging Pediatricians to watch for signs of hip dysplasia and dislocation and to warn parents not to extend their baby’s frog-like legs straight when swaddling. There’s a temptation to stretch the legs out and that needs to be resisted. They need to be able to straighten themselves out naturally and gradually. Parents should allow for room in the swaddle – or sleepsack – for baby to bend at the hips.
All the more reason to use the HALO SleepSack Swaddle in my opinion.  You can find additional information about baby safety and HALO by visiting www.halosleep.com.  You can purchase the HALO SleepSack Swaddle at Babies R Us and on Amazon...

I am so pleased to tell you that HALO will be giving one lucky RBM a HALO SleepSack Swaddle (choice of size newborn or small and boy, girl or neutral). Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...

64 comments:

Shanee said...

Do not use bumpers! Sure they are cute, but they could suffocate your baby!

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Shanee said...

I love your blog! I think you do an awesome job with all of the great giveaways! Maybe some more home related products...? Thanks for such an awesome array of giveaways!

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MomLovesDeals said...

Don't leave your 2 year old with your newborn. At least in my house! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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Katrina said...

Do not over dress your baby...you do not want them to be hot!
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3 Giggly Monsters said...

Do not add pillows or stuffed animals to cribs.
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Amy W. said...

Don't sleep your baby on their stomach. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Ashley said...

Make sure a baby's room is at the optimal temperature not too hot, but not too cold either!


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Blogging ExtraLite said...

Make sure to remove all stuffed animals and pillows from your baby's crib.

Chris said...

1 finger width between the car seat straps and your baby,and keep the clip at chest level.

Missy L said...

Keep up with the CURRENT carseat recommendations- not the old ones! Kids should be rear-facing now until at LEAST two years old

Missy L said...

I enjoy your blog. I love giveaways but I also like to helpful tips and recipes

Heather said...

Always put baby to sleep on its back.
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jenzen69 said...

do not put carseat on the table with the baby still in it
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Pam L. said...

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keep baby in a play pen when you can't physically be with them

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I love your reviews, maybe recipes

Dana said...

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Terri said...

ALWAYS put baby to sleep on his/her back without any loose blankets in crib.

Terri said...

I love your blog the way it is. I love the giveaways for kids products especially with Christmas coming and would love to see more recipes for the holidays too. Thanks for all your hard work! :-)

Gina said...

Always have a baby gate near stairs, ALWAYS!!!

Gina said...

Would love to see more book reviews!!

Bianca Roman said...

Always be one step ahead of your child!

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Bianca Roman said...

I would like to see more giveaways (of course), like gift cards to maybe Sephora or Victoria Secret. More personal entries are always a plus with recipes (maybe some easy meals for hectic days!). Entries about how you personally are saving money at the stores.

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Chloe said...

Don't overdress!

dasha said...

constant vigilance! lol

dasha said...

id love to see recipes!! :)

FOF said...

would love to win! aab-4@hotmail

AmberFaith said...

Always apply sunscreen when going outdoors!

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Robin said...

never let them out of your sight when younger than 10 or 11, esp toddler years I still worry about mine, but they are 18 and 21
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Heather said...

Make sure to switch sides when holding your infant, so that both their eyes are strong not just one side. Not so much a safety tip, but a healthy child tip.

Heather said...

I like your blog, i think you have interesting reviews and giveaways.

Anonymous said...

Number one safety tip would be to turn down the temperature on the water heater.

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Tylerpants said...

If you have a toddler and baby, never leave them alone together, even if you have to go to the bathroom. My son has "hidden" his sister with pillows & blankets or try to feed her snacks. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Brandy said...

make sure you have an eye on your kiddos at all times!
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Ames said...

Don't trust the baby to not roll over.. anywhere... ever...

Darlene said...

Use safety clips for electrical outlets and locks on cupboards especially where there is medicine

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Darlene said...

I would like to see more giveaways for adults mem and women.

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Bonita12 said...

Do not sleep with your baby - it's unsafe.
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trixx said...

My tip is to make sure to always use the belt in swings, rockers, etc to keep baby safe; they wriggle a lot!

Laura mom reviewer said...

Always put your baby to sleep on their back and do not use crib bumpers.

Shanna said...

Wear your baby when you can! You always know how they are doing, and you are providing them with security and comfort that can't be matched!

adrienne said...

if you are going to use bumpers, get breathable ones!
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Diana said...

Just don't leave your baby unsupervised!
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Madeline said...

I would say no crib bumpers!


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vmkids said...

do not use pillows for a baby

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pinkghosta said...

make sure to not leave anything around that the baby can choke on
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Andrea said...

Do not put stuffed animals, toys or loose fitting sheets or blankets in the crib with your sleeping baby. Very dangerous!
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Andrea said...

I would love to see more giveaways for great baby and kids products as well as some kid-friendly recipes!
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MC - Salt Lake City, UT said...

Cleaning products should be locked up at all times

HolliLynn said...

I would love to see more kiddo products. Maybe with the holiday season coming up. I am up for anything though.

The Knapps said...

I'm expecting my first, but am enjoying reading all of these tips...I'll definitely have to remember to not overdress my baby...it can get really hot in FL

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Hilary Mercer said...

dont leave your baby in a room with just your doggies :)

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imaclutz89 said...

Never assume you know everything about raising a baby. If you are not 100% sure about what you're doing, ask for advice from someone.

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imaclutz89 said...

I would love to see more coupons. You can never have too many, especially with baby food and diapers!

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Kellie Conklin said...

Make sure that you have a safety bag when you go out with your baby so that you are always prepared should something happen!
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maria g said...

Don't put too many stuffed animals/blankets in their crib, baby could suffocate!

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Ali J said...

never be too careful, you can't know everything about raising a child!

Ali J said...

i would love to see more recipes

Erica C. said...

The best tip I can give is to not be afraid to ask for advice.
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Megan said...

Keep the cords on your window blinds out of reach of the baby
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Kellye and Jamie said...

never use loose blankets in the bed. KELLYEANDJOSH AT AOL DOT COM

Anonymous said...

Thanks.