One of the things that concerns parents especially first time parents is SIDS. SIDS or Sudden Infant Death is frightening as it is a diagnosis that can hit any infant between 1 month to 1 year old. It’s a scary reality as approximately 2,300 infants die from SIDS in the United States each year. SIDS most commonly affects babies between the ages of 1 and 4 months; 90 percent of cases involve infants younger than 6 months.- source. SIDS also has a number of incidents here in the Philippines so don’t get too comfortable with the numbers alone. As most SIDS cases here in our country aren’t documented.
The cause of SIDS hasn’t been proven and researches haven’t found a definitive answer but since it mostly occurs while an infant is asleep, it has been related to sleeping with an underlying vulnerability (possibly heart or breathing). As babies spend around 16 hours sleeping in their first year of life. It is often during sleep that babies are left unattended, and yet this is when they are most at risk of Sudden Infant Death (SIDS).
To be honest, I wasn’t one of the many parents who were deeply worried with SIDS. Sure it was something that I thought about when I was pregnant with lil’ Ms. GJG but when she came out I was less worried as I made sure that her crib was free of clutter (no pillows, blanky nor toys to constrict her movement and breathing) I was also advised by my pedia to let my kids sleep in their tummy contrary to what other pedia would advise which is to sleep on their backs. It’s really a case to case basis and it would really depend on the parents as to what they see fit for their babies. But for other parents who are really clueless and would want to take precautionary measures to avoid SIDS, Halo Sleepsack is a product you might want to get for your infant.
One of the things most first time parents find challenging to do is to swaddle their babies. Some parents are apprehensive as swaddling a new born who is as fragile as glass can be scary. With Halo SleepSack, swaddling is easy and safe as it helps prevent incidents of SIDS as the swaddle makes the baby feel like he/she is still in his/her mommy’s tummy, it doesn’t get loose unlike the usual blankets and there’s no need to give your baby any blanket which can constrict his/her breathing if it gets to his/her face.
Here’s a sample of how Halo works. Usually, we swaddle our babies with their arms inside the blanket right? But with Halo, you have an option to leave the arms out so the babies won’t have to struggle just so they can use their arms.
Safe and healthy sleep is now made easy with the award-winning HALO® SleepSack®. It is a wearable blanket worn over regular sleepwear as a replacement to loose blankets (which can cover a baby’s face and interfere with breathing). The HALO SleepSack can’t be kicked off, so your baby won’t catch cold in the middle of the night (and potentially get sick). Since your baby is warmly snuggled throughout the night, she sleeps better, longer.
HALO SleepSacks also come in the SleepSack Swaddle variant made especially for newborns. It is the only 2-in-1 swaddle that allows for swaddling with arms in or arms out. It is also the only swaddle in the market that approved as hip healthy by the international hip dysplasia institute.
For bigger kids, the Halo SleepSack Early Walker prevents toddlers from kicking off their blankets so they stay warm and comfortable all night long. It comes with unique foot openings to provide mobility and comfort. The HALO SleepSack Early Walker aids in sleep training as it becomes the trusted bedtime routine, providing the secure feeling toddlers need to fall asleep fast and sleep soundly throughout the night.
Halo SleepSack is available at Rustan’s, Babyland, Fishermall, Numa Baby. Online you can get them at Lazada, Ava, and Cudsly.
For more information about Halo SleepSack visit http://www.halophilippines.com