July 18, 2011

Halo Sleepsack Swaddle Review and Giveaway

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! -

Note - *The giveaway is being ran on Rafflecopter and will load below. Make sure and do the first Entry to be eligible to win!

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.


Laura said...

I learned on Halo's website that I should remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby’s sleep area for safe sleeping.
I don't know the gender of our baby to be, so something neutral (such as the sage barnyard print) and size newborn would be perfect.
lajohnson555 at yahoo dot com

Great Baby Stuff said...

i saw that you could also buy them at Target stores now. I'm not sure what sizes they come in, I couldn't find that info, but i would need a girls, size newborn to 6 months, around there..

Kimberly said...

I learned that the nursery should be kept between 68-72 degrees.

Kimberly said...

I forgot to add would like a newborn girl's size sleepsack swaddle. :)

Anonymous said...

No 1 trusted in hospitals

sleepsack, cream, newborn


The Justice's said...

I learned that more and more hospitals are taking up the sleep sack method which i think is great. I never learned how to swaddle my little boy when he was a newborn, and i'm sure it would have helped with his sleeping habits. Love the product! And really i like all the prints.! Size newborn

Vicki S said...

I like that with the sleepsack, you have the option - Use arms in, arms out or no swaddle at all. I'd love the boy one in size Small

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Chris said...

I'd need a medium for a boy. I learned they also carry Disney sleepsacks,so cute!

CindyWindy2003 said...

i learned the founder sadley lost their first child to SIDS, need sage in small, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Cal's Cats-Micah Pearson said...

I learned that you should keep the room temperature 68-72 degrees and not dress the baby to warmly.

The size and gender that I would need is for a newborn girl.

Aimee said...

I learned that they're used at over 600 hospitals.
I would like a boy's size large.
aimeeeldon at hotmail dot com

Carrie Phelps said...

I learned it's a safer way for the baby to sleep because blankets can tangle at the babys face & I would chose the organic swaddle in cream.

Terri said...

I learned that the founder of the company, Bill Schmid, and his wife lost their first born to SIDS.

I'd like a newborn size if I'm lucky enough to win, perhaps in the barnyard print, if available. Thanks!

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rj7777 said...

I visited their site and I learned this will keep baby more comfortable because they can't kick off their blanket and they will stay warm. I would need a boys and a size x large if I won. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

MrsAshley said...

I learned that "Back is Best" from their website...meaning that a baby should always be laid on their back to sleep. I would need a small one if I won for my newborn little angel!

Thanks for the chance!
MrsAshleyWalkup at gmail dot com

CindyWindy2003 said...


Hanny said...

I learned it was invented when they lost their first baby to sids. Sad, but such a great invention. Hospitals are starting to use them now. I need a small for a baby boy.

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Terri said...

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Emillie Rose said...

I learned that their mission is Help Babies Sleep Safely.
I would like a small size in gender neutral fabric.
hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

Laura said...
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Briana said...

i learned that they are safer than a traditional blanet which can sufficate a baby.

Everything is so lovely! I would get like the Chenille SleepSack® Swaddle 3-Piece Set in Sage (newborn size)

Wise Owl Designs said...
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Wise Owl Designs said...

The sleepsack helps babies sleep better as well. Forgot to put in the size and color. Like the White Barnyard Print in Newborn

wiseowldesignsinc at gmail dot com

Cleveholly said...

I learned that to keep hip dysplasia from happening swaddling shouldn't be with hips or knees extended. They should be flexed and the sleepsack helps with that. I would need a nuetral one like the blue dots or something sage for my newborn