Saturday, May 15, 2010

Why use a HALO SleepSack wearable blanket?

"The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics and First Candle/SIDS Alliance warn against loose bedding in the crib. New guidelines now suggest the use of a wearable blanket.

Bedding that bunches up around baby's mouth and nose can cause dangerous rebreathing of carbon dioxide. The HALO SleepSack wearable blanket lessens the likelihood of infants getting blankets over or around their face. Parents report babies sleep better with a HALO SleepSack wearable blanket, since they stay covered all night. Remember that "Back is Best" for sleeping babies."

If you're unaware what a SleepSack is, here is the basic premise: it's a wearable blanket for your baby that you put on over their regular pajamas. I've used SleepSacks for both my kids, especially being that they were winter babies who would kick out of swaddles. After my first night of using the HALO SleepSack I decided to retire the other 5-6 SleepSacks I had. I love the HALO SleepSack that much!

Here's a few reasons why:

It's SOOO soft! The packaging says that the "Plush Dot Velboa: Wicks moisture and breathes so there is less overheating. Lined with lightweight Jersey for extra comfort." All I know is that I'm tempted to leave it on after my 2 month old gets up in the morning because it's so soft to snuggle with!

It has no sleeves. Both my babies were/are finger or hand suckers, they need to reach their hands to self-sooth in the middle of the night. The other SleepSacks I've tried have all had sleeves and after putting the SleepSack on over their pajamas they couldn't move their arms enough to reach their mouth... actually, they couldn't move their arms at all (think Maggie from 'The Simpsons' when she is in her snowsuit). The HALO SleepSack is sleeveless so the baby can still move their arms around which has worked out MUCH better for us.

The HALO SleepSack has an inverted zipper. At first I thought to myself, "What is an inverted zipper?" A great zipper for sleeping babies! Brilliant for middle of the night diaper changes without waking baby (sometimes)! Also, it makes it harder for the children to unzip themselves.

All in all, I'm completely hooked and can't sing their praises enough.

GET YOUR OWN! Head on over to HALO SleepSack and do some shopping of your own! It is a very informative site as well! Take a little time there and you will be glad you did because of what you will learn.

{ * GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED * }

WIN YOUR OWN!! One lucky SIMPLE reader will win a SleepSack *AND* a SleepSack Swaddle in the new plush dot velboa design! In order to be entered to win, you must visit HALO SleepSack and come back here telling us your favorite item! (Be sure to leave your email address...you can't be contacted as a winner if we don't have your email address!)

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Winner will be randomly selected and announced May 28, 2010. Good Luck!
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*I was provided with the sample mentioned in this review free of charge.*

179 comments:

  1. I LOVE THE pink Plush Dot Velboa SleepSack Swaddle
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  9. We are HUGE fans of HALO SleepSacks at our house. My girls have worn them way past the need to protect against SIDS. It is nice to know that wiggly children are always covered and warm during the night. I love the early walker sleepsack. We are going to have to try one of these out.

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  10. Love the SleepSack Swaddle. It was the only way my son would sleep when he was an infant.
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  11. I like the Chenille SleepSack® Swaddle 3-Piece Set. It's cute and the pieces can be layered.
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  20. I like the Micro-Fleece Early Walker SleepSack Wearable Blanket.

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  37. LOVE LOVE LOVE Halo! My favorite for the winter would be the Pink Plush dot Velboa - oh so soft, and the Pink Dots Cotton SleepSack for the summer!

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  38. I like the Cotton sleep swaddle in soft pink.
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  49. I like the NEW! Velboa SleepSack® Swaddle 2-Piece Set.

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  50. I'm a fan of the Micro-Fleece SleepSack® Swaddle ... OH how I wish they had these when my kids were babies.. I had to swaddle my youngest(who turned 5 last week) up so tightly and he would just kick right out of it waking himself up.. I'm going to enter this and try to win because my brother is expecting his 1st a set of twins here any day.. and this would be perfect for him.
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  52. I like the micro-fleece sleep sack swaddle, it would be a great gift for my pregnant friend who was so wonderful to me when I was pregnant.

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  54. RaNette Free - I told 20 friends on facebook!

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  55. RaNette Free - I love the Chenille 3 pice set!

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  56. RaNette Free - Blogged about this giveaway and left a link back to Simple and Halo SleepSack

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  57. RaNette Free - I would love to follow Simple via Google Friend Connect! Can someone give me instructions? Thanks!

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  59. I like the Chenille SleepSack® Swaddle 3-Piece Set !

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  61. Suggested to 5 friends! I have already referred over 10!

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  64. I like the Comfy Fleece Sherpa SleepSack Wearable Blanket On the Go! This is a great idea!

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  68. I love the chenille sleepsack swaddle 3 piece set.

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  76. I'm a facebook fan of Halo (Jessica Wagner)
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  89. I like the 4-piece Take-Me-Home Safety Sets - 100% Organic Cotton

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  90. I like the Chenille SleepSack® Swaddle 3-Piece Set.

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  97. I like the Plush Dot Velboa SleepSack Swaddle in chocolate! Thanks!

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  102. I love the Technical Comfort System® Layette - Coolmax® Fabric collection - all theitems, coulsn't choose just one.

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  110. I really like the chenille 3-piece SleepSack® Swaddle set. Looks so sweet and

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  111. The 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack® Swaddle in cream is my favorite item.

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  114. 100% Cotton SleepSack® Swaddle & Wearable Blanket Safety Starter Se

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  115. The 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack Swaddle in cream is my favorite item.
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  118. Follow via GFC
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  119. My favorite item is the Micro-Fleece SleepSack® Swaddle in pink daisies.

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  121. I like the chenille sleepsack swaddle 3 piece set.

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  123. Love the cotton swaddle in pink dots

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  127. Love the wearable blankets and Technical Comfort System Layette!

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  128. Love the Velboa SleepSack Swaddle in chocolate!

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  129. new fan of SIMPLE on Facebook - heatherscholten

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  130. Follow SIMPLE via Google Friend Connect

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  131. I love the 4-piece Take-Me-Home Safety Sets - 100% Organic Cotton
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  132. Following simple on GFC
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  133. Became a fan of halo on facebook angels abode
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  135. The Big Kid's SleepSack Wearable Blanket would be super for my son. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  136. I'm a follower. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  137. I think the NEW! Velboa SleepSack® Swaddle 2-Piece Set looks awesome and cute and it's PINK!

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  138. I am a fan of Halo Sleepsack on facebook now

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  141. The 100% Cotton SleepSack Wearable Blanket with Sage Dots looks great! peanut[at]nyc.rr.com

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  142. I like the 100% Organic Cotton Coveralls
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  143. I like the 100% organic cotton sleepsack wearable blanket in pink & purple dots.

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  144. I love the Chenille SleepSack® Swaddle 3-Piece Set

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  145. My favorite item is the Purple Princess Micro-Fleece Big Kid's SleepSack® Wearable Blanket

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  147. My favorite product is the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack® Wearable Blanket it would be great for by son.
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  148. I follow Halo on Facebook
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  149. I follow your blog on GFC.
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  150. I love the sleep sack swadle what a great product!!

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  151. I like the SleepSack® Cotton Wearable Blanket in leopard print.

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  152. I like the swaddlers couldnt have swaddled w/o it but mine are all boy im having a girl yay!!!

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  155. i am a follower
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  156. i like the 100% Cotton 4-piece Take-Me-Home Safety Sets in blue dog

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  166. I like the Technical Comfort System® Coveralls in lime.

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  167. the Comfy Fleece Sherpa SleepSack Wearable Blanket On the Go

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  168. I love the Secure-Fit Mattress Pad!

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