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!
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...
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