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:

Mercedes said...

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

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Ashley said...

I love the Organic Cotton SleepSack Swaddle in cream!

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Anonymous said...

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

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Anonymous said...

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Alan said...

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

Tj and Amy said...

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I love the Blue Dog Print

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Marci J said...

blue dog print

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Mandy Kauffman said...

Love the fleece sleepsacks!! I guess my favorite color would be green. :)

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sweetsillysara said...

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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Jessica Peeling said...

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

Tj And Amy said...

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Erika said...

I love the Disney ones, especially the blue one with Mickey Mouse!

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I entered the my own pet balloon giveaway!

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Barney and Shelby said...

I like the micro fleece swaddle.
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Nikki P said...

i like the mickey mouse sleep sack
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Janet W. said...

Favorite color and style is SleepSack® Wearable Blanket - 100% Cotton SleepSack® wearable blanket - in baby blue.
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The Knapps said...

I love the Organic Cotton Swaddle in Cream

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Anonymous said...

I like the Chenille Sleepsack. Bet it's comfy.

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cw said...

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Diana said...

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Terri said...

I like the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack® Swaddle in Cream, Newborn size. Thanks!
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Love the soft pink color! So cute!

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