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Free In-Hospital Safe Sleep Modeling Program for the Birth Center, NICU & PICU.

As part of our ongoing commitment to educate parents and healthcare professionals, the HALO In-Hospital Modeling Program replaces the traditional blankets in your Birth Center, NICU or PICU with a FREE* supply of HALO SleepSack swaddle wearable blankets to model a safe, blanket-free alternative for parents. Contact us today by requesting a FREE program evaluation kit and our support team at HALO will help you implement a safe sleep program that aligns with your hospitals needs.

Program Benefits

  • FREE* annual supply of HALO SleepSack swaddles for in-hospital use only.
  • We support hospitals who do not swaddle with a FREE* supply of the HALO SleepSack wearable blankets.
  • Complimentary safe sleep educational materials for parents and staff training.
  • Participation qualifies your hospital for the highest level of National Safe Sleep Certification (Silver & Gold) sponsored by Cribs for Kids.
  • Improve your Birth Center and NICU experience for families to boost satisfaction scores.
  • Marketing and public relations support materials to promote your hospital’s safe sleep practices.

The HALO SleepSack swaddle: Uniquely Designed for Safe Sleep

The HALO SlepSack swaddle has been thoughtfully designed with pediatric nursing input and tested in hospital environments to be suitable for use in Birth Centers, NICUs and PICUs. Its safe design, superior quality and durability have been recognized by leading safety organizations and hospitals across North America.

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3-Way Adjustable Swaddle Design

Allows for swaddling hands-to-face, arms in or 1 or 2 arms out. Available with and without Velcro fasteners for easy and secure swaddling.

Easy Access for Diaper Changes

Choose from an inverted zipper or snap closure for easy diaper changes. No need to unswaddle.

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Easy Access for Vitals

Swaddle unwraps easily for routine vital checks.

Promotes Healthy Hip Development

Recognized as “hip healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

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Back is Best

Embroidery Reminds baby’s caregivers to place baby to sleep on his back.

Unwraps Easily for Skin-to-Skin Contact

Compatible with Baby Friendly Certification.

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Program Reviews & Case Studies

It's a great program for all hospitals.

The Safer Way to Sleep program makes it easier for parents to care for baby once they go home as they have seen the hospital staff practice safe sleep by using the HALO SleepSack Swaddle on their baby, and they can easily incorporate this technique at home. We have also found that modeling behavior that you want parents to adopt helps our staff understand the tremendous impact they have on parents and on the health and well-being of their patients. It’s a mindfulness that is present among the staff that we have not seen before, and therefore believe it’s a great program for all hospitals. All this contributes to the parents’ positive hospital experience.

Laura Daly, RN, CPHQ, LHRM, Associate Director of Quality and Patient safety at Holtz Children’s Hospital

We love the HALO SleepSack in our NICU!

We absolutely love the HALO SleepSack wearable blankets in our Newborn Intensive Care Unit. The preemie and newborn sizes work well for our various patient population sizes. Parents also really love that the cords are so manageable and that they can easily wrap their own infants in them, no special wrapping technique questions about where to put the cords. They are great for educating on how to properly wrap for safe sleep at home, and above all they are comfortable and cozy for our little patients!

Emily George, RN Dixie Regional Medical Center NICU

HALO made it easy to set up our safe sleep program.

Dayton Children's Hospital and HALO share a common goal of safe sleep practice to combat infant mortality. HALO was instrumental in help us navigate the implementation of our safe sleep wear program. Their staff helped us choose appropriate safe sleep wear for our in-house, gift shop and take-home programs. Their willingness to go above and beyond by donating HALO SleepSack wearable blankets was instrumental in the success of our community outreach. This was truly an asset to our organization and our community.

Letita A. Oglesby NICU Unit Assistant

The HALO SleepSack helps us make a difference for our families.

The babies love them and the nurses do as well. We wrap our babies in a HALO SleepSack Swaddle while they are here, then provide Safe Sleep literature for parents when they are discharged. We think it makes a difference.

Cathy Anderson, NICU Nurse Manager North Memorial Hospital, MN

I can't wait to use the SleepSack Swaddle at home.

My daughter has been in NICU for a week now and they put her in a HALO SleepSack Swaddle last night and she slept all through the night minus feedings! She was so comfortable and kept warm! Thank you so much for an amazing swaddle blanket! I'm going to need to find one for our house when she's discharged! I can't wait to bring her home and swaddle her in this awesomeness and brilliant invention!

Jessica, Mother

We loved the HALO SleepSack.

We loved having a SleepSack Swaddle to use for our son in the hospital. Not only did it remind us about safe sleeping habits for newborns, but it was warm and comfortable as well!

Rachel, Mother

HALO SleepSack was insturmental to patient and staff compliance.

Demonstrating a safe sleep environments was instrumental to both patient and staff compliance. The use of the HALO SleepSack Swaddle was definitely the catalyst in obtaining and maintaining safe sleep compliance in the hospital. Providing the HALO SleepSack Swaddle for home use for each newborn enabled the parents to maintain the safe sleep environment that had been modeled for them in the hospital settin

Charla S. Payne, BSN, RNC-MNN , OBCLC

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Baptist Health

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Jackson Memorial Hospital

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Christ Hospital

More than 1,700 Hospitals Use HALO to Promote Safe Sleep Education

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Number one choice of hospitals

Our founder, Bill Schmid and his wife Cathy lost their first born to SIDS. From this tragedy, HALO and its mission were born. For more than 20 years we’ve been educating parents about safe sleep practices and supporting safe sleep organizations such as CJ First Candle, Cribs for Kids and the Canadian Infant Safe Sleep Project. Since 2005, the American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested the use of wearable blankets.

Today, HALO SleepSack wearable blankets are the #1 trusted choice of hospitals and are used in the United States and Canada to help babies sleep safely from the start.

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Can We Prevent Infant Sleep-Related Deaths? What You Need To Know.


Barbara Taylor, MS, RNC, CNS-BC and Michael Goodstein, M.D.



The Vulnerable Infant: Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome


Jeanne M. Giebe’s MSN, NNP-BC RN (St. Louis Children’s Hospital) presentation on SIDS, the Triple Risk Model and recommendations for safe sleep practices in-hospital and at home.

Infant Positioning and Safe Sleeping Practice Policy


Recommended safe sleep modeling policy for hospitals.




Education & Resources

How to Implement a Safe Sleep Modeling Program in Your Hospital blog postHow to Implement a Safe Sleep Modeling Program in Your Hospital blog post

How to Implement a Safe Sleep Modeling Program in Your Hospital

HALO in the News

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Too many babies still die needlessly from SIDS, CDC says

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A Better Night’s Sleep For All

How To Start Your Program

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To learn more and start your modeling program, call 888.999.HALO or email

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For support with your existing order or to place a re-order, please contact customer service at 888.999.HALO or email

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Order Safe Sleep Brochures & Door Hangers

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Learn more about becoming a Certified Safe Sleep Hospital through the Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Initiative.