September 30, 2011

Baby Safety Month - Swaddle Safe - And a Halo Giveaway!

Winner Comment #79. Nikki P said...i like the mickey mouse sleep sack


In honor of Baby Safety Month and the birth of our new Baby, I wanted to let you all know about the importance of swaddling safely. There are two aspects to swaddling safely: 1) Avoiding suffocation and 2) Preventing Hip Dysplasia.

Hip Dysplasia is one of the most common conditions of newborn babies in America, affecting about 75,000 per year (1%). 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.

HALO Innovations recently completed a survey and found that about 82% of parents swaddle their children.

According to Dr. Charles Price, pediatric orthopedist at the Winnie and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and director of the International Hip Dysplasia Institute, there is a direct connection between incorrect swaddling and hip dysplasia. “Swaddling an infant has many positive effects such calming a crying baby and soothing pain in infants. Unfortunately many parents are taught to swaddle the baby’s entire body to create a tight cocoon, and this restriction of movement in the lower half of the body can lead to post-natal hip dysplasia.”


Babies usually have little frog legs that like to bend. Lots of new parents may be tempted to stretch their baby's legs out and that needs to be resisted. Babies 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.

2 tips for for safe swaddling include -
  • When using a blanket wrap firmly around arms and loosely around legs so their hips can move freely
  • Avoid stretching out the legs or pressing them together
To Buy - A great way to help prevent Hip Dysplasia is using a sleepsack - such as HALO - with a roomy bottom to increase your childs' mobility.  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 dysplasia institute (for more info see here).

We bought one for Baby Co, and I've loved having it!  


It keeps his arms wrapped in nice and tight so he doesn't startle himself awake, but his legs have a lot more room.  He is also a lot less bulky so feeding him is a lot easier!  And he can't kick the SleepSack off at night which helps him stay warmer.


To Win - Halo Innovations is giving away a SleepSack Swaddle to one of you - winners choice of size and gender.

1st Mandatory Entry - Visit the Halo Website and then come back and tell me your favorite color or style!

Optional Entries - To increase your chances of winning, do any of the following and then leave a comment on this post telling me what you did. Each comment is worth one entry so make sure and leave a separate comment for each one you do. Also make sure that I have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

  • 1 Entry for each method - Follow One Day At A Time with Google Friend Connect (just click the followers link on the sidebar), Facebook, Networked Blogs, or Twitter. or subscribe to my blog via RSS or Email.  New and Old Followers Welcome!
  • 1 Entry - Add my button to your blog and leave me the link
  • 1 Entry (Per Day) - Share this giveaway on facebook! 
    Help prevent Hip Dysplasia and enter to win a Halo Sleep Sack Swaddle from One Day at a Time! Enter here! http://bit.ly/eehgKF 
  • 1 Entry (Per Day) - Tweet about this giveaway!  -

    Help prevent Hip Dysplasia and enter to #win a HaloSleepSack #giveaway from @Alena1DyAtATime and @HaloSleepSack. http://bit.ly/eehgKF
  • 1 Entry (per method) - "Like" HaloSleep on facebook or twitter - and if you feel so inclined, thank them for sponsoring this great giveaway here!
  • 1 Entry - Enter Another ongoing giveaway on my blog (1 Entry per other giveaway entered)
  • 1 Entry - Help me promote this contest by entering it on another contest or giveaway site or linky. Just make sure and tell me where you did it! For some ideas, see here.


Giveaway ends November 14th 2011 @11:59PM MST. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. The winner will be selected at random.org and then announced on my blog and contacted via email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.


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The giveaway product is being provided by the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post.



158 comments:

  1. I love the SleepSack Swaddle in soft pink, size small!

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  2. I'm following you via GFC as Mercedes!

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  3. I also entered the Shari's Berries contest. Yay!

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  4. I love the Organic Cotton SleepSack Swaddle in cream!

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  5. I like Halo SleepSack on fb

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  6. I follow Halo SleepSack on twitter

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  7. I like the Chenille SleepSack® Swaddle 3-Piece Set!

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  8. I entered the Innovativekids giveaway.

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  9. See the Dangers of Halo Sleepsacks at www.halosleepsacks.com - my child Julian had his front tooth ripped out by one. There are better alternatives. Also, see the damage that has been done to other children here on ABC - http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/7_on_your_side&id=8365100

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  10. i like the Micro-Fleece SleepSack® Swaddle in baby blue. amypugmire@live.com

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  11. i follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com

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  16. tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
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  17. I love the Blue Dog Print

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  23. I tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/darleneowen/status/121018957959409664

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  24. I like the sage fleece wearable blanket. aimeeeldon at hotmail dot com

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  25. I follow you via GFC. aimeeeldon at hotmail dot com

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  26. entered mybrestfriend giveaway

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  27. tweet on 10/4. amypugmire@live.com
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  28. I like the Micro-Fleece SleepSack® Swaddle - Solid Colors in Baby Blue.

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  33. I like HaloSleep on FB
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  36. I shared on FB:
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  37. Tweet 10/3:
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  38. I like the velboa sleep sack swaddle in cream
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  39. follow via GFC
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  40. Fan on FB
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  43. Liked Halo on FB
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  44. tweet on 10/5. amypugmire@live.com
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  49. tweet on 10/9. amypugmire@live.com
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  50. Love the fleece sleepsacks!! I guess my favorite color would be green. :)

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  57. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/SuperGrover83/status/123184540771561472

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  58. Follow Halo on Facebook (Mandy Peters Kauffman).

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  60. ENtered My Own Pet Baloons giveaway.

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  61. Tweet 10/9:
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  62. Shared on FB 10/9:
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  63. I would love to win a Big Kid's Sleep Sack Wearable Blanket! Thanks for the informative review and the chance to win!

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  64. I like the Micro-Fleece SleepSack® in mint. jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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  65. tweet on 9/10. amypugmire@live.com
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  66. I love the Disney ones, especially the blue one with Mickey Mouse!

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  67. I entered the my brest friend giveaway!

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  68. I entered the my own pet balloon giveaway!

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  70. I like the micro fleece swaddle.
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  71. GFC follower.
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  72. I entered the pet balloon giveaway.
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  74. tweet on 10/11. amypugmire@live.com
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  75. Tweet 10/11:
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  76. Shared on FB 10/11:
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  77. Entered: Happy Napper

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  78. i like the mickey mouse sleep sack
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  79. entered the happy napper giveaway
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  80. follow via networked blogs
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  81. entered mybrestfriend giveaway
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  82. Favorite color and style is SleepSack® Wearable Blanket - 100% Cotton SleepSack® wearable blanket - in baby blue.
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  83. tweet on 10/12. amypugmire@live.com
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  84. I love the Organic Cotton Swaddle in Cream

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  85. I follow via GFC

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  86. I like Halo on Facebook (Danielle Knapp)

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  87. tweet on 10/13. amypugmire@live.com
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  88. I like the Plush Dot Velboa SleepSack® Swaddle in chocolate.

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  92. Tweet 10/13:
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  93. Shared on FB 10/13:
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  94. tweet on 10/14. amypugmire@live.com
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  95. I like the Chenille Sleepsack. Bet it's comfy.

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  96. 100% Cotton SleepSack® Wearable Blanket in cream
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  99. I liked halo on fb
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  100. I love the pink organic cotton one.
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  101. Luv the 100% cotton sleepsack swaddle
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  102. Shared on fb - http://www.facebook.com/sps1113/posts/213572368710047

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  103. Like HaloSleep on fb
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  108. Follow YOU on Network blogs although I am a little confused as to rather it followed or unfollowed
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  110. i like the blue pup pals
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  111. i follow via gfc
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  112. i follow via facebook
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  113. i like HaloSleep on facebook
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  114. Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/sueparks2003/status/124973115695562753

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  115. I love the cream colored one
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  116. I follow on GFC
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  119. I follow HalosllpSack on twitter
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  120. Entered My Brest Friend
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  121. Have your button on my sidebar -
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  122. I like the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack® Swaddle in Cream, Newborn size. Thanks!
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  128. I added your button to my blog: http://winsomethingalready.blogspot.com/
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  129. Shared on FB:
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  130. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/itsinthebreeze/status/124988834139226115
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  131. I "Like" HaloSleep on facebook as Terri Winsome.
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  132. I follow HaloSleep on twitter as @itsinthebreeze.
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  133. Tweet 10/14:
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  134. Shared on FB 10/14:
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  135. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/SuperGrover83/status/125033637367386112

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  136. Love the soft pink color! So cute!

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  144. Tweeted!

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