Are you telling new parents how to keep their baby sleeping safely and then swaddling their newborn with a traditional loose blanket? Your nursery practices could actually be sending the wrong message to parents. HALO® can help.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, First Candle/SIDS Alliance and The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Death suggest the use of a wearable blanket, like the HALO® SleepSack® wearable blanket, instead of a loose blanket to help keep a baby warm. Loose blankets in the crib can pose a significant risk to baby as they can cover a baby’s face and interfere with breathing.
In an effort to keep all babies sleeping safely, HALO is proud to offer the HALO® Safer Way to Sleep® Initiative which has been adopted by more than 1,250 hospitals in the United States and Canada. This initiative provides hospital nurseries and NICUs an opportunity to educate parents about safe sleep environments by demonstrating the use of a wearable blanket and providing it as a gift to parents. Additionally, this program provides free educational resources and SleepSack Swaddle samples to Child Birth Educators to promote safe sleep practices in their curriculum.
For nearly 20 years, HALO Innovations has been dedicated to the elimination of preventable infant deaths and helped more than one thousand hospitals implement safe sleep programs. It’s central to our mission and reason for being.