Safe Swaddling Made Easy
HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle: Safe Swaddling, Made Easy
In addition to helping your baby sleep safer, the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle helps baby sleep better, too. Its adjustable swaddle wrap immobilizes baby’s arms to prevent the “Moro” or startle reflex. And, it is the only 3-way adjustable swaddle that adjusts to your baby’s sleep style. Swaddle arms in, hands-to-face, one or both arms out to ensure baby’s best sleep and an easy and gentle transition to the SleepSack® wearable blanket when it is time to stop swaddling. It’s the easy and safe way to swaddle.
The ONLY 3-Way Swaddle that Adjusts to your Baby's Sleep Style
Every baby has different sleep preferences. Only, the adjustable HALO SleepSack Swaddle provides 3 easy ways to swaddle to ensure your baby’s best sleep.
Swaddle Your Baby in 3 Easy Steps:
The Benefits of Swaddling
After being tightly cuddled inside mom for nine months, it's no wonder that some babies enjoy being swaddled after birth. It makes them feel snug, warm and secure. Swaddling can help calm many fussy or crying babies and even help them sleep longer in the first few months of life. In fact, many cultures have been swaddling their infants for thousands of years. Basic benefits of swaddling:
- Swaddling is a great way to soothe and calm a fussy baby by giving him a feeling of security, similar to being in the womb.
- A newborn cannot regulate his temperature as well as an adult, so swaddling keeps his body warm. (Just make sure that he doesn’t become overheated.)
- Swaddling often helps a baby sleep longer because it prevents the sudden movements (startle reflex) that can cause him to wake up.
- Swaddling can help a baby focus on breastfeeding, helping to keep his arms and legs out of the way.
- Swaddling prevents a newborn baby from scratching himself with his nails.
When Swaddling Your Baby Remember These Important Safety Tips:
- Always place your baby to sleep on his or her back.
- Besides the SleepSack Swaddle, DO NOT put any additional blankets, pillows or stuffed animals in the bed with your baby.
- Swaddling should be discontinued when your baby shows signs of rolling over or breaking free from the swaddle wrap. When this occurs, transition your baby into a SleepSack wearable blanket.
- Some babies prefer to be swaddled with their arms out. The HALO SleepSack Swaddle can be used either with baby’s arms in or out, depending on baby’s preference.
- To reduce the risk of fabric accidentally covering baby's mouth or nose, swaddle wrap must be snug, appropriately sized, positioned around baby's torso and securely fastened.
- It’s important that you select the appropriate size for you baby. Please refer to the SleepSack wearable blanket size chart to select the proper size for your baby.
How to Transition your Baby When it is Time to Stop Swaddling
It’s a common dread: the thought of no longer swaddling your baby as swaddling becomes an important bedtime routine for both you and your baby. When the time comes to transition your baby*, parents often fear sleepless nights ahead. But change is good. This is a positive change meaning your baby is growing and developing, and ready to learn some self-soothing skills.
Thankfully, the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle is designed with this transition in mind. Its adjustable design means you can make this transition gradually.
- Swaddle One Arm Out. First, try a night or two with a “one arm swaddle”. That is exactly what it sounds like – keep one arm swaddled and secure, and leave the other arm out and free. This way, she has that hand free to suck her fingers and self soothe while still feeling the snug comfort of the swaddle. If you notice that your baby seems to show a preference sucking one hand over the other, that’s the one to leave free.
- Swaddle Two Arms Out. When your baby acclimates to the one arm swaddle, move on to swaddling your baby with both of her hands free. This should help to make his graduation to the SleepSack wearable blanket easier for you and your little one.
*Pediatricians recommend discontinuing swaddling when your baby shows signs of breaking free from the swaddle or rolling over.