September is Baby Safety Month and Halo would like help remind parents about the importance of proper swaddling. This information is important for anyone taking care of an infant.
There are two aspects to swaddling safely:
1) Avoiding suffocation
2) Preventing Hip Dysplasia
Suffocation is a fairly obvious thing to avoid. Make sure not too bog your little one down with too much clothing or blankets. The blankets ought to be snug and there should be no loose blankets around your baby. Remember that infants are not capable of moving blankets from their little faces.
I was not familiar with Hip Dysplasia. Here is some more information regarding this condition.
Dr. Tanya Altmann, Pediatrician and Mother, provides tips for swaddling safely in this video, specifically about avoiding suffocation.
HALO’s SleepSacks and Swaddles are the only products on the market approved “hip healthy” by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
SleepSack® Swaddle– As a SleepSack® wearable blanket it replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. It’s unique adjustable swaddle allows for swaddling arms in or arms out for an easy and gentle transition when it’s time to stop swaddling.
I never had one of these snuggly and safe sacks for my three little boys. I wish I would have! They look so easy to use and of course they are super cute!
One lucky Mama Report reader will win a Halo SleepSack Swaddle! (p.s. let me know if I missed out not having one of these for my babies!)