Three babies in and I’m finally giving Swaddling a try! with the birth of my baby girl Mila just 5 weeks ago I decided to take home a few tricks from the birthing hospital. My favorite? swaddling!
Swaddling is old school! a technique that many Moms use to calm fussy babies but I have to admit, I couldn’t remember the correct way the nurses at the birthing hospital showed me. Did you know that the wrong kind of wrapping to swaddle can affect baby’s hip development? I needed to be safe!
The HALO SleepSack Swaddle features a reversible zipper to facilitate diaper change and a roomy bottom which supports healthy hip development. (Swaddling a baby tightly on his legs can restrict movement and lead to post-natal hip dysplasia.)
(Notice the generously sized fasteners that offer adjustability for a perfect fit.)
What many do not realize is that the HALO SleepSack Swaddle is probably one of the most versatile products on the market as it is the only three-way swaddle that provides just what your baby needs when swaddled. The baby can be swaddled safe and easy with:
- arms in ( reduces startle reflex)
- hands showing so baby can self-sooth by touching his face
- arms out which is a great way to transition to a SleepSack wearable blanket
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 your baby. Please refer to the SleepSack wearable blanket size chart to select the proper size for your baby.
read more at www.halosleep.com/safe-swaddling-made-easy-1
– Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
– Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
– Remove all blankets, comforters and toys from your baby’s sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers, pillows, and positioners). The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.
– Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, introduce pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.
– Breastfeed, if possible, but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his or her separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
– Room share, but don’t bed share. Bed sharing can put a child at risk of suffocation.
– Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins etc.)
– Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
– Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.
Baby Mila is less fussy and as a new Mom, I feel at ease wrapping her in a HALO SleepSack swaddle versus a loose blanket which can cover her face. Better sleep for baby means better sleep for mama!
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