We’re honored to share a guest post written by Alison Jacobson, CEO of First Candle, the non-profit dedicated to ending SIDS. Alison is also a SIDS mom, having lost her son Conner in 1997. We hope you’ll find her message a powerful reminder on the importance of safe sleep.
Bedtime routines are not only an essential part of healthy sleep for baby, but for parents, too. By establishing a routine, baby learns to fall asleep on their own—and comfort themselves back to sleep without the need for you to soothe them by rocking or lying next to them.
We are dedicated to educating parents and caretakers on sleep safety, with the goal of eliminating sleep related injury or death. All month, HALO® will be sharing safe sleep information and resources. Read on for top tips.
If kids had it their way, they’d probably never sleep. Their little bodies are so busy exploring all day that it’s important that they get a healthy amount of sleep each night. But for many parents, bedtime is a struggle.This is where a bedtime routine that’s followed diligently can come in handy - both for children and their parents!
We can never resist a chance to celebrate a new baby, so we just had to host a baby sprinkle shower for HALO inventory manager, Rachel, and her family—husband Joey and soon-to-be big brother, James. So, without further ado, our favorite baby sprinkle ideas.
We know your child’s development is always top-of-mind! Did you know that certain swaddling techniques can delay the development of your child’s hips? The HALO® SleepSack® wearable blanket and SleepSack® swaddle have a generous sack design, leaving your baby’s hips to move freely and decreasing likelihood of Infant Hip Dysplasia.
As a parent, you want baby to be as cozy and comfy as possible, especially while sleeping. When looking at blankets and sleepwear you may have noticed the word TOG on various baby sleep garments items. So, what does TOG mean and how does it affect your baby's sleep?
The AAP suggests that a safe sleep environment can reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The guidelines recommend safe sleep practices that can be implemented by all parents and caregivers to reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths.
Swaddling can be a parent's favorite tool to help calm their baby into a restful nights sleep. But unfortunately swaddling comes with an expiration date. Most parents wonder the best way to identify when baby should discontinue swaddling, and we're here to help! First and foremost, it is important to note that every baby is different.
Does your baby sleep in your bedroom? Many parents choose to room-share, having their baby sleep in a bassinet next to their bed since birth. Not only is it recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for safe sleep, but it’s convenient when they wake in the night, and provides closeness as you and your baby bond. However, eventually your little one needs to transition to a crib. Here are our tips to make that transition easier.