October is SIDS Awareness Month – HALO SleepSack Swaddle



October is SIDS awareness month and the perfect time to remind parents of the importance of SIDS prevention. The HALO SleepSack Swaddle is the only 3-in-1 swaddle that adjusts to your baby’s sleep style.  These are cute and cozy and help keep baby warm.

Halo SleepSack

Halo Innovations, the safe sleep expert, created the HALO Safer Way to Sleep® Hospital program eight years ago to provide healthcare professionals with an innovative method to teach safe sleep to parents as soon as their baby is born.  The program is quite simple: it replaces the traditional blankets in the well-baby nursery and NICU with a free supply of wearable blankets that swaddle to model a safe, blanket-free alternative for parents.  In addition, hospitals are provided with safe sleep materials to distribute to parents.   The program is currently being used by more than 1500 hospitals, reaching nearly half of all newborns born each year in the U.S.  


The program was created by Bill Schmid, a SIDS dad and founder of HALO Innovations.  Knowing that the nursing staff at the hospital is often responsible for educating the parents on safe sleep for baby, Schmid developed this unique approach to safe sleep education that could be easily incorporated into the post-natal baby care in the hospital.  “The goal of the HALO Safer Way to Sleep Program is to support and promote safe sleep education for parents by providing hospital professionals with the necessary tools to teach safe sleep for baby through demonstration while in the hospital – and they demonstrate on your own baby,” comments Schmid.

6 comments for “October is SIDS Awareness Month – HALO SleepSack Swaddle

  1. Leslie Crosbie
    October 22, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I remember meeting a woman who lost a baby to SIDS and later I had kids, it was my greatest fear, so I was a little nuts when they were babies.

  2. Tamra Phelps
    October 26, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I’ve been seeing the new recommendations for preventing SIDS this month. I think it’s a good idea to have babies sleep in the parent’s room (NOT in the parent’s bed, that’s dangerous)–it might save lives.

  3. Darlene Demell
    October 27, 2016 at 12:40 am

    My husband’s cousin lost a baby due to SIDS many years ago. She has passed away since then herself. It would be a terrible thing to lose your child.

  4. Maryann D.
    November 6, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I am glad they are finding out more info about SIDS. That has always been a worry for all new parents. HALO SleepSack Swaddle is a perfect gift.

  5. Lynne B
    December 29, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    I think it’s a wonderful program to distribute these sleepsacks to hospitals.

  6. Amber Ludwig
    March 26, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    So important!! SIDS is scary and in a lot of cases preventable with safe sleep techniques!! We loved our Halo sleep sacks!!

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