Neither of my girls have ever really like to sleep. When they were newborns, they took naps but were extremely light sleepers. Everything from being wrapped incorrectly to the phone ringing in the other room would wake them up. I think that they got used to running on a limited amount of sleep, because now that they are older nap time is non existent.
One of the main problems with sleep time when my girls were first born was the blankets we swaddled them in. Even though we tried to use thin blankets, they were still bulky and the girls couldn't move.
Then when they got older they could break out of their blanket and woke up because they got cold.
We're hoping that things will be different with our new baby boy since we discovered the Halo SleepSack Swaddle from Halo Innovations.
The Halo SleepSack Swaddle is basically a wearable blanket, that keeps baby wrapped up and warm without limiting their mobility. As we don't have our baby boy yet, I couldn't really test the difference in bulkiness on him. So I borrowed my daughter's doll.
Obviously the doll is quite a bit thinner than a regular baby would be, but the SleepSack Swaddle didn't add any bulk. Also the bottom is sewn together like a sleeping bag, so a baby couldn't kick their legs free.
I really like that the SleepSack Swaddle can be worn two ways - arms in or arms out.
This would have been great for both my girls, as their sleeping preferences changed as they grew older.
To Buy - The Halo SleepSack Swaddle comes in in a variety of different fabrics and patterns, which retail from $26.95 and up. It can be purchased online at halosleep.com It is also the only swaddling product approved by the international hip dysplacia institute (for more info see here).
On another note - Halo Innovations also just released a new line of sleepwear for children size Newborn to 4t. The ComfortLuxe Advanced Comfort Sleepwear line regulates baby's body temperature and wicks moisture away from the skin twice as fast as cotton! My 2 year old gets extremely itchy at night, and has a really hard time falling asleep because she hurts so bad. And lots of mornings she wakes up with an itchy rash. I haven't had the opportunity to try it out yet, but the line has been proven so effective in reducing the "itch/scratch cycle" that the National Eczema Association has awarded ComfortLuxe its Seal of Acceptance.
To Win - Halo Innovations is giving away a SleepSack to one of you! -
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Disclosure - I received a product for review purposes from the above company or their pr agency. Opinions in the post are my own and I was not influenced in any way.