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 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.