Tuesday, January 6, 2015

HALO Sleep Review & Giveaway



I received a sample from HALO for the sole purpose of this review

Having worked with HALO many times now, I know their quality. I know that these last for as long as you need them too and provide your baby with safe sleep. 

According to a new government study, more than half of U.S. parents say their babies sleep with pillows, blankets and other loose bedding despite recommendations against their use from doctors and health officials. The American Academy of Pediatrics warns against using soft bedding of any kind in a baby’s crib and recommends that parents follow safe sleep practices.

HALO’s founder lost his own child to SIDS and has made it his mission to raise awareness about safe sleep for babies. HALO provides Swaddles free of charge to more than 1,300 hospitals nationwide and is constantly looking for ways to educate parents, caregivers and childbirth educators in sleep safety.

HALO has a brand new product. A new Winter Weight Sleep Sack and we had the chance to try out the cute blue penguin!



 We always love the bottom up zipper! Makes changes easier and harder for baby to undo.
 Inside is a quilting pattern.

The new Winter Weight is very thick and warm. It's meant for the coldest of nights and has a TOG rating of 2.5 (their fleece versions are a 1). The higher the number, the warmer.  They have a 100% polyester fill to make them like a quilt! 

I just love using sleep sacks. Keeps blankets out of their beds, while still keeping them warm. 

They are machine washable and dryable as well which makes them nice!

I've really loved the Winter Weight and so has my almost 1 year old. It keeps him warm and cozy which is great since his room gets so cold at night. And keeps him SAFE at the same time. 

We got the large for him (12-18m, 30-35" and 22-28 pounds). He is almost 12m, 32" and about 21 pounds and it is a little bit big, but not so big he'll get tangled up in it, but it will also last a long time. I've found in the past with HALO's items, they do tend to run a little big, so if you're in between sizes, go smaller.

Winter Weight also comes in a pink snowflake style and comes in sizes 0-6m-12-18m. I just wish they made something similar in the big kids too!

Safe Sleep Tips 
ALWAYS

  • 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 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. 
  • Room share, but don’t bed share. Bed sharing can put a child at risk of suffocation. 


NEVER

  • 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.


Price: The new Winter Weight is $36.95, but is so worth it! You can purchase it on Amazon for $34.99

Overall: *****
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from HALO in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to HALO for allowing me to review this product and for offering a giveaway




37 comments:


Jaime Suitts said...

I like the SleepSack Swaddle in Giraffe yellow.


bison61 said...

I like the 2-piece set-Yellow Moon and Stars

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CindyWindy2003 said...

I really like the HALO® SleepSack® 2-Piece Gift Set100% CottonYellow Moon and Stars
SKU:
3590


Ashley Elaine said...

My favorite is the Bassinest™ Swivel Sleeper


Cassandra Eastman said...

I'd love the SleepSack® SwaddleHALO® SleepSack® Swaddle 100% Cotton Muslin | Alligator Blue as well!


Amanda Temple said...

I really like the 2 piece set in the yellow moon and stars!


Jessica Haynes said...

Love their new cotton muslin swaddles@ So cute!


Melissa said...

I'm really liking the look of their yellow moon and stars 2-piece gift set! It's very cute and gender neutral!


Destiny said...

I love these winter weight sleep sacks.We keep our temperature rather low at night and have had to turn it up for our little guy.


Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I really like the HALO® SleepSack® 2-Piece Gift Set.


clc408 said...

I like the HALO® SleepSack® 2-Piece Gift Set100% CottonYellow Moon and Stars.


Rebecca Parsons said...

I really like the
HALO® SleepSack® Winter Weight.


the Mama said...

I really love the HALO® SleepSack® 2-Piece Gift Set in the Pink Flower pattern. So sweet.


buddyCO said...

I like the HALO® SleepSack® 2-Piece Gift Set 100% Cotton in Blue Car. Would be so cute on my baby boy!


Rebecca Orr said...

I like the SleepSack swaddles as well.


Keara B. said...

I really like their Cotton Muslin SleepSack Swaddle! It would have been really nice to have had one of those for my daughter this past summer.


Colleen Maurina said...

My favorite is the HALO SleepSack Swaddle 100% Cotton Muslin in Alligator Blue.


Ashley Garrett Nolan said...

I would love to have the HALO Bassinet Swivel Sleeper!


polly said...

I like their Elephant Pink Wearable Blanket


jakiesmom said...

I like the winter weight sleep sack pink snowflake


Anel Winney said...

I love the HALO SleepSack 2-Piece Gift Set in Yellow Moon and Stars


Nikki Krutz said...

I like the wearable blanket in giraffe yellow! so cute!


nightowl said...

I like the HALO® SleepSack® Winter WeightBlue Penguin.
(Rafflecopter name is Kimberly).


matope said...

i love the muslin wearable blanket in alligator blue!


Nicky said...

HALO® SleepSack® Wearable Blanket 100% Cotton Muslin | Giraffe Yellow


Marilyn said...

I really like all of their items -- one of my favorites is the Wearable Blanket Elephant Pink


Lloyd Family said...

i love the halo sleepsack swaddle in giraffe yellow


Laura said...

I really love the new bassinest that they've been advertising!


Rachel Griesmer said...

My favorite item is the Giraffe yellow SleepSack Swaddle.


Stephanie Phelps said...

I love the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle100% Cotton MuslinGiraffe Yellow


Melissa Hurst Smith said...

I like the micro fleece owl from the early walkers collection


laurasloves said...

I love the HALO® SleepSack® 2-Piece Gift Set100% CottonYellow Moon and Star. Simply adorable!
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com


Candie L said...

I like the yellow moon and stars. Thank you


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Jasmine Henderson said...

I love the HALO Sleepsack 2-piece gift set in yellow moon and stars.


Karen Drake said...

I like the HALO® SleepSack® 2-Piece Gift Set Yellow Moon and Stars.


Melinda Stephens said...

I love the HALO® SleepSack® 2-Piece Gift Set in yellow. That would be a great gift for my fired who is pregnant.


SandySue210 said...

My favorite is the Pink Snowflake SleepSack!