when tate was born, i was pleasantly surprised to learn that the hospital included in our take-home package a halo sleepsack. this was an item that i did not yet own, but i knew many who thought they were perfect for keeping their baby warm at night, without the danger of suffocation, thereby alleviating the fear of SIDS.
my mom, after observing the baby in the picture on the package, immediately pointed out her concern that the baby's poor arms might get cold. while i did not share her concern to such an urgent degree, i did wonder how to handle the fact that my babies have always slept better when swaddled. i ended up not using the sleep sack until later, when tate was ready to sleep without being swaddled.
to my delight, halo sleep sack has combined the best of both worlds. you may now purchase a sleep sack that comes with a "removable, adjustable swaddle band." how wonderful is that? it "adjusts to fit [your] baby snugly and safely" but removes for when your baby still needs to stay warm safely without being swaddled.
i love the soft material they have used. the two sleep sacks i was sent came in the softest baby blue and delicate baby pink. in addition, you can buy different sizes to adjust to your growing baby's needs.
for those of you trying to figure out what the basic needs are for your new baby, i would suggest one halo sleep sack over the millions of blankets that you will inevitably be tantalized by at the store. not only does the SIDS alliance recommend the sleep sack as the number one safe sleep product, but you will sleep better knowing your baby is keeping warm and safe.
for one special reader, i have a pink sleep sack to give away. it is a size small, designed to last from birth to 6 months (10 to 18 pounds). all you must do to enter to win is leave a comment telling me your number one essential baby item. think of it as the one item you would take with you if you and your baby were stranded on a desert island.
i will pick the winner for this drawing on september 12 at 9.34 pm (cst) this seems like a great way to celebrate my birthday: by offering a gift to you!
for this review, i received two halo sleep sacks, one to keep and one to giveaway. i have received no other remuneration for this review...