Take It From Me: HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set Review & SleepSack Swaddle GIVEAWAY CLOSED

May 8, 2012

HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set Review & SleepSack Swaddle GIVEAWAY CLOSED

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics is now saying “no” to crib bumpers?   I had no idea until HALO Innovations informed me of it and introduced me to their new Safe Sleep Crib Set, which they have specifically designed to be safe and stylish sleeping environments for babies.
Being as I have a baby, I was more than happy to try out one of the amazing Safe Sleep Crib Sets for myself!  The set contains all of the sleeping essentials your babies would need: a HALO SleepSack wearable blanket, a SleepSackSwaddle, two coordinating crib sheets in soft cotton jersey, and a matching crib skirt.  I actually had noticed that when my daughter was younger, she would often pull herself over to the crib bumper, get stuck under part of it, and cry.  I was always fixing the bumper and rescuing my baby.  Without the bumper, there are no problems.  The SleepSack Swaddle keeps her safe and secure, the crib sheet is nice and breathable, and the design of everything right down to the crib skirt is adorable.  I completely agree with Bill Schmid, founder of Halo Innovations when he commented that: “Too often parents ‘overdress’ the crib with quilt and bumpers, both of which can pose a breathing threat for baby.  The Halo SleepSack and SleepSack Swaddle are the only things a baby needs in the crib to stay warm and sleeping safely, and the soft jersey sheet provides a snug fit on the mattress.
But, there is another reason why the HALO SleepSack Swaddle is so amazing--it's "hip healthy" for babies in a time where thousands of babies are affected by Hip Dysplasia each year.
"Hip Dysplasia occurs when children are born with the hip out of the socket or when the bones of the hip joint are not aligned correctly. This prevents the hip joint from functioning properly, thus causing the joint to wear out much faster. When babies are checked for the condition at birth about 2-3 babies per 1000 will require treatment, making it the most common newborn condition."
Because the condition has been connected to incorrect swaddling, Dr. Charles Price, a Pediatric Orthopedist at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and head of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, has teamed up with HALO Innovations and helping inform parents about the condition. 
 Here is some of his shared info:
Hip Dysplasia can lead to hip arthritis and the earlier it is detected, the easier it is to correct without surgery. Orthopedists have recently discovered a connection between hip dysplasia and tight swaddling. Swaddling an infant has many positive effects, but unfortunately many parents are taught to swaddle the baby's entire body to create a tight cocoon. The restriction of movement in the lower half of the body can lead to post-natal hip dysplasia.
Hip Dysplasia can be a "silent" condition meaning that pain is not normally felt until much later in life. Undetected or "hidden" hip dysplasia is the most common cause of hip arthritis in young women under the age of 50. It also accounts for about 10% of all total hip replacements in the U.S. each year, or approximately 35,000 from hip dysplasia.
For additional information on hip dysplasia, including safe swaddle tips and how to recognize the condition in your child, visit www.hipdysplasia.org.

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A big THANK YOU to HALO Innovations for providing me with free Safe Sleep Crib Set to review! I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

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