Take It From Me: Safe Swaddling with HALO SleepSack GIVEAWAY (closed)

September 19, 2011

Safe Swaddling with HALO SleepSack GIVEAWAY (closed)

So, I had no idea that September is Baby Safety Month. I was sent some great information from HALO Innovations regarding safe swaddling and wanted to share it with everyone. I happen to have a 2 month old baby right now who I swaddle daily. The information I received from HALO was so interesting and I learned some great things about swaddling.
The two main aspects of swaddling safety include: 1) Avoiding suffocation and 2) Preventing Hip Dysplasia.
DID YOU KNOW THAT…“Hip Dysplasia is one of the most common conditions among newborn babies, affecting about 1% of North American newborns (about 75,000 per year). According to a recent survey conducted by HALO Innovations, 82% of parents choose to swaddle, and swaddling improperly can lead to Hip Dysplasia or dislocation. Treatment ranges from wearing a harness or brace to undergoing surgery. These conditions can get worse with age and are linked to early adult arthritis and hip-replacement surgery.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging Pediatricians to watch for signs of hip dysplasia and dislocation and to warn parents not to extend their baby’s frog-like legs straight when swaddling. There’s a temptation to stretch the legs out and that needs to be resisted. They need to be able to straighten themselves out naturally and gradually. Parents should allow for room in the swaddle – or sleepsack – for baby to bend at the hips.”

I knew that swaddling had some great perks to it, but I had no idea that swaddling a baby’s legs straight could do so much damage. We usually swaddle my daughter with her legs bent, but I have done them straight a few times---no more of that! Check out this great video from Dr. Charles Price, Director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, about Hip Dysplasia and how to swaddle safely:
HALO’s SleepSacks and Swaddles are the only products on the market approved “hip healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
For more information and tips for swaddling safely, check out this video from Dr. Tanya Altmann, Pediatrician and Mother, which specifically addresses avoiding suffocation:

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I was not compensated for this post. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

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    Last year, I woke up to a god awful cry from my son. This was not a typical cry, but one of sheer panic. I came in to his room to discover the zipper of his Halo SleepSack wrapped around his tooth (look closely at the picture here and see the eyelet of the zipper on the sleepsack). I tried to disengage the zipper while trying to keep his head and feet together. He was 9 months old at the time and completely in a panic. Unfortunately, I was unsuccessful and has to witness him kicking out his own tooth, root and all. It was a bloody, traumatic mess that will not soon be forgotten. I felt awful seeing my son subjected to that experience. The worst part is that I am now reminded every single day of that incident when I look at my son's toothless smile. I have since discovered that other children have incurred the exact same trauma...ripping out their tooth on the zipper of a Halo SleepSack. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has also received other complaints from Halo SleepSack owners of zippers coming off and even disintegrating from children chewing on them. I proposed to Halo that they redesign the SleepSack so that there was a flap or cover over the zipper so that they could not engage with the zipper. This would probably only cost $0.05-$0.10 in the manufacturing process For some reason, management struck this down. Before you buy this for your child or as a gift for your friend, please know the facts.

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