October is SIDS Awareness Month. Safe Sleep Tips from HALO

 
You may know that October is SIDS Awareness Month. According to a recent article on Today, SIDS and other sleep related deaths are the third leading cause of infant mortality in the US. After the first month of a baby’s life, they are the leading cause.
 
I wanted to help us spread the word about safe sleep and share how to create a safe sleep environment for your baby with these Safe Sleep Tips from HALO.  
 
Safe Sleep Tips
Share these tips with all caregivers to ensure safe sleep for your baby:
ALWAYS
  • Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
  •  Room-share, but don’t bed share; the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend against bed sharing as it can lead to an increased risk for accidental suffocation.
  • Use a crib or bassinet that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
  • Remove all soft bedding 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.
 
NEVER
  • 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.

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HALO has continued their mission to develop products to help babies sleep safely with the introduction of a brand new baby bassinet – the HALOTM BassinestTM. With its unique dual-swivel design, the Bassinest is the only bassinet that moves to bring baby to mom. It allows baby to sleep as close as Mom wants – even right next to her in bed – so baby can sleep close AND safe.  

HALO is giving away a 100% Cotton SleepSack® in honor of SIDS Awareness Month here on rays of bliss, Enter Here!

Also, HALO is running “30 Days of Giveaways” on their Facebook page. Each Friday, a HALO Bassinest will be given away. 

You can connect with HALO on FacebookTwitter & Pinterest.

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. rays of bliss is not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

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