Having a baby is not only an exciting time, it can be a bit scary as well. Particularly during the night time, when you worry about your child’s sleep. Although I’d heard plenty of times that it is important to sleep when baby sleeps…. It always seemed this was easier said than done. Instead, I’d find myself rocking my baby to sleep… then watching them the entire time to make sure they were okay!
If this sounds familar, no need to be ashamed. This is totally normal. You may, however, be happy to know that there are tips and tricks that you can use to promote safe sleep for your little one form day one!
Using a HALO SleepSack Swaddle is one way to go about this.
Halo has recently announced their HALO SleepSack Swaddles, which promote healthy sleep in children from the moment they take their first nap in the hospital with their Safer way to Sleep In Hospital Program
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Between July 20th and 26th, you can enter the HALO “Safe Sleep from the Start” campaign, where one lucky winner will receive a free HALO Bassinest and HALO SleepSack Swaddle! Simply upload a picture of your baby using the hashtab #Halofromthestart and you’re entered! Easy as that!
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Here are a few other Safe Sleep Tips, courtesy of HALO, that will help you to promote safe sleep for your precious little one:
- 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 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.
Disclosure: A gift was received for sharing this information with our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.