I have a confession: my son never used a baby sleep sack and my daughter didn’t wear one until recently. I received a baby sleep bag as a gift when my son was born (not a HALO or any other brand mentioned on The Shopping Mama) and it was scratchy, had uncomfortable wrist bands so it only lasted a couple hours on my son. I gave up on the idea all together. I’ve learned a lot preparing for the All About Baby reviews and would do things differently if given the chance. I feel a tad irresponsible knowing my daughter slept with “her” blanket from practically birth. Luckily, HALO works really hard to educate moms like me and to provide a variety of products to offer a safe sleep environment for baby.
About the HALO SleepSack
Designed by a parent who lost an infant to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), and now being used in hospital nurseries nationwide, the HALO® SleepSack™ wearable blanket replaces loose bedding in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing.
Safe Sleep Tips
HALO is committed reducing the risk of SIDS through education and information. Here are some Safe Sleep Tips from HALO:
- “Back is Best” for safe sleep at nap and at night
- Do not put baby to sleep on soft surfaces like a couch, chair, water bed, etc
- Use a firm mattress with tight fitted sheet
- Do not use loose blankets, crib bumper or sleep positioner
- Optimal room temperature for sleeping baby is between 68 and 72 degrees
- Do not smoke around baby
We received the HALO SleepSack Velboa in size Medium (6 – 12 months). The Velboa material is really nice – it reminds me of a softer, less chunky fleece (if that makes any sense) – and the SleepSack is lined with lightweight jersey that is extremely soft. The finish is also really lovely with satin trim along the seams. The fit is great on my 11 month old because the neck and arm holes are not too loose that she can squirm out of the Sack and not too snug. There’s also plenty of room in the leg area for her to kick and move around in her crib (and even cruise a bit).
The SleepSack closes with a single zipper down the front of the Sack from the top down which is a great feature for a couple reasons. It prevents the baby from fiddling with or getting scratched by the zipper because its out of reach at the bottom of the Sack. It also makes diaper changes easier because you do not have to remove the entire Sack to reach the diaper area. Finally, this design makes the SleepSack really easy to get on and off.
The Velboa SleepSack is available in 5 colors and three sizes for wear from birth to 12 – 18 months. HALO SleepSacks are available in other materials, too, like Organic Cotton, 100% Cotton and Micro-Fleece. HALO also has products for older children including the Early Walker SleepSack and Big Kids’ SleepSack.
To Buy… The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket and the HALO SleepSack has product seals from the leading SIDS organizations in both the US and Canada. The single zipper design is easy on and easy off.
Or Not to Buy… We’ve had a great experience with this SleepSack. My initial concern was that the Velboa fabric doesn’t seem particularly “breathable” but Baby Girl hasn’t been overly sweaty or hot when she wakes.
Shop! The Velboa SleepSack is $29.95 and can be purchased on the HALO website www.halosleep.com. A portion of your purchase goes to First Candle / SIDS Alliance to fund Sudden Infant Death Syndrome research and education.
Win! A HALO SleepSack so your little can sleep safely and in comfort.
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Thank you to HALO for providing a sample product for the purposes of this review and a product for the giveaway prize. The opinions expressed here are mine and uninfluenced by receipt of product. Others may have a different experience.