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September is for Safety

While many associate September with back-to-school and pumpkin spice treats, we at HALO® think about safety.

How to Establish a Bedtime Routine to Make Nighttime Easier

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 [...]

How to Ensure a Good Night’s Sleep for You & Your Newborn

Getting a good night's sleep with a newborn sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it? While all babies are different and some sleep better than others, sleep deprivation is real and it can make you do crazy things! Here are some tips to help ensure you and your little one both get some good zzzz’s. Keep [...]

How to Implement a Safe Sleep Modeling Program in Your Hospital

As part of our ongoing commitment to making it easier for families and healthcare professionals to follow the AAP guidelines on safe sleep, the HALO Safe Sleep Modeling In-Hospital Program replaces the traditional blankets in your well-baby nursery and NICU with a FREE supply of HALO® SleepSack® swaddle wearable blankets. Our FREE In-Hospital Program includes: [...]

Hip Healthy Swaddling with the HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle

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. The HALO® SleepSack® is also [...]

What is a TOG Value? How Should I Dress my Baby for Sleep?

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? TOG is a unit of measure of thermal insulation used in the textile trade. The British [...]

AAP Guidelines on Safe Sleep and How You Can Start Practicing

In October, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released updated guidelines for infant safe 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 [...]

When It's Time to Stop Swaddling & How to Make the Transition Easier

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. [...]

Transitioning Your Little One to the Crib? Some Safe Sleeping Tips for a Smooth Transition

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 for all those night wakings and provides closeness as you and your baby bond. Eventually, though, the [...]

5 Steps for Transitioning Your Baby to the Nursery

When and how parents decide to transition their baby to his or her own bedroom is one of the million-dollar questions that arises when navigating the early stages of parenthood. Sara Pearce, the founder of  Amma Parenting Center, Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse-Midwife and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, is familiar with the pain points and questions [...]

Managing Sleep with Newborn Twins

Whether you’re expecting twins, or you recently brought them home from the hospital, many parents have one big question on their minds – How will I ever get some sleep?! As a mom of twins and a Certified Sleep Consultant, I often get asked, “How soon can I start sleep training twins?” Parents should know [...]

Tips for Safe Swaddling

While in the womb, baby is tightly cuddled inside mom for nine months, so it's natural that they would find comfort from swaddling after birth. Swaddling is a technique that can help calm fussy or crying babies and even help them sleep longer during their first few months of life, which is something all moms [...]

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