Monday, April 2, 2012
As the founder of HALO Innovations and a SIDS father, I am excited to launch our very own blog! As many of your already know, I lost my daughter to SIDS in 1991 and have committed my life to raising awareness about safe sleep for babies to prevent other parents from experiencing the same unimaginable loss of a child. It is my intention that this blog – Crib Notes – will serve as a resource for parents, grandparents and caregivers of babies and toddlers.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
One of the most daunting tasks as a mother-to-be is figuring out all the stuff you need. Sure, all you really need is food, a place to sleep, clothes, diapers and a car seat, but what about all those other nice-to-haves? The retailers are certainly very helpful at suggesting products to add to your registry list, but when it comes down to it, what do you really need beyond the obvious essentials?
HALO is proud to announce that the HALO® SleepSack® is this year's Cribsie Award winner, for the “Coziest Sleep Sack".
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
When our second child was born on March 13th 2012, we wondered how our three and a half year old son would react and anticipated that things would be hard for a while. We were right. While he has been very interested and loving towards his baby sister, his overall behavior and development has been out-of-whack. Immediately after returning home from the hospital, we had days of temper tantrums and emotional break-downs.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
HALO Crib Notes Friends! We are very excited to announce our first ever Pin-it-to-Win-it Contest on Pinterest. And our Grand prize? One of our adorable New HALO® SleepSack® Bumperless 5-Piece Crib Sets™ of your choice! Simply go to Pinterest.com, re-pin one of our new crib sets and email us your entry by April 15th for your chance to win! We’ll announce our three winners here on HALO Crib Notes and on Facebook!
Monday, April 9, 2012
There's nothing quite like the soft, delicate skin of a baby. And nothing like a cranky infant irritated by eczema, diaper rash, dermatitis, or another skin condition. While your baby is perfect, your baby's skin may not be. Many babies are prone to skin irritation in the first few months after birth. Our friends at the National Eczema Association shared with us a list of frequently asked questions about Eczema and sensitive skin that we thought you might find helpful.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
When our daughter, Rachel, was born, it was the culmination of a dream -- and a lot of hard work. Not just the labor (which was hard enough!); my husband and I had also spent six long, frustrating and emotionally exhausting years waging war against infertility in order to start our family. That day, holding my new baby in my arms, I felt profoundly thankful that I was finally blessed with a perfect, beautiful and healthy little girl. This illusion lasted less than a month.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Do you have a little one that suffers from eczema or sensitive skin? It’s clear for a parent of little one’s with sensitive skin that they feel uncomfortable with the consistent scratching, irritation and redness. But, what do children with Eczema really feel about it? Our friends at the National Eczema Association surveyed some children of various ages at a recent conference and asked them to express their thoughts about Eczema. Here’s what they said in their own words.
Friday, April 13, 2012
This week our hot topic has been Childhood Eczema. It’s a condition that affects many children every year and keeps their skin feeling irritated and uncomfortable. That’s why we are proud to offer HALO™ ComfortLuxe™ Sensitive Skin Sleepwear – a tool in your tool kit to fight the harmful effects of eczema. Enter to win our Halo ComfortLuxe Sleepwear giveaway!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Congratulations to our first HALO Crib Notes Giveaway winner, Chantal T.! She is the winner of two sets of HALO® ComfortLuxe™ Sensitive Skin Sleepwear! Please stay tuned for more HALO product giveaways to come!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
It’s hard enough becoming a mother, either for the first time, or adding another to your already balanced family life. For me, it was my first pregnancy, and after battling infertility and going through several rounds of IVF, I was finally pregnant, at the tender young age of 41. My due date was 12 FEB 2010, so you can imagine my shock when I delivered my son, all 2lbs 5oz of him the day after Thanksgiving 2009.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
HALO is proud to announce that the HALO® SleepSack® Crib Set™ has been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval. PTPA Media has North America’s largest volunteer parent testing community, with over 40,000 parents and was rated the Most Trusted Seal by 22,000 parents.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
If you haven't already heard about Finnish blogger, Adele Enersen, she's been in the news a lot lately for the unique photographs she took of her baby daughter while she was sleeping. While most moms tip toe around their sleeping babies to make sure they get an extra long nap, Adele found that her baby would sleep so soundly that she could create interesting poses to photograph while she slept.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Congratulations to the winners of the HALO® SleepSack® Crib Set Pin-it-to-win-it Contest! These three lucky ladies will be receiving their choice of one of our six adorable HALO® SleepSack® Crib Sets™!. Read on to see the winner's list.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Did you know that April 21 - 28 is Safe Kids Week? In recognition of this week, we have put together a list of ways to keep your child safe in the home.
Once your baby starts moving, it is important to baby proof. Baby proofing will provide your child with more freedom to move about the house safely. Experts recommend baby proofing on your knees to see things from your baby’s point of view. Here are some simple ways to help prevent injuries in your home.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Are you preparing for a little one on the way? One of the most enjoyable experiences when expecting is preparing the nursery. When determining a nursery theme, moms have told us that their starting point is the room focal point – the crib. But did you know that those often gorgeous cribs with fluffy blankets, pillows and bumpers in catalogs and showrooms aren’t safe for baby?
Thursday, April 26, 2012
When my first son was born, I was pretty clueless about what a baby really needed. Sure, you buy things like body suits, diapers, and a crib, but then there are those things that you’re “supposed” to have, like a wipe warmer (really??) and crib bumpers. Isn’t your crib, the superstar of the nursery (second of course to the baby), supposed to look cute? It turns out that those bumpers aren’t so safe for your wee one, particularly when they start moving about in the crib.
Friday, April 27, 2012
With the American Academy of Pediatrics now saying “no” to crib bumpers, here at HALO we've introduced our own Safe Sleep Crib Set™ designed to create an attractive and safe sleep environment for babies.
The five-piece HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set™ consists of a HALO SleepSack wearable blanket, SleepSack Swaddle, both in 100% cotton; two coordinating crib sheets in soft cotton jersey; and a matching crib skirt.