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October Is S.I.D.S. Awareness Month

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As a new mom there are so many things we are told to do, not to do, so many products that we “must have”. It can be so overwhelming and frustrating all at the same time. But one thing all of us moms think about is the safety of our babies during their sleep and the importance of putting them to bed in a safe place.

With all of my kids we turned to HALO for their SleepSacks and SleepSacks Swaddles for our infants. The SleepSacks offer to keep my babies warm and we don’t have to add in any extra blankets in the crib with the babies.

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Safe Sleep TipsShare these tips with all caregivers to ensure safe sleep for your baby:

ALWAYS

  • Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
  • Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
  • Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby’s sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers, pillows and positioners). The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.
  • Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, introduce pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.
  • Breastfeed, if possible, but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his or her separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
  • Room share, but don’t bed share. Bed sharing can put a child at risk of suffocation.

NEVER

  • Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins etc.)
  • Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.

Learn more about HALO SleepSacks and get more tips at www.halosleep.com

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 5 and a son who is 2. They currently reside in Texas.

19 Responses to “October Is S.I.D.S. Awareness Month”

  1. Paula says:

    There’s a lot of resources and information, and support, out there. We get wrapped up in fall and Halloween once October rolls around and seem to forget about raising awareness for things such as SIDS.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I was always so worried about SIDS when my babies were little. Especially since they both preferred sleeping on their tummies.

  3. Great tips, we used HALO SleepSacks with the twins. Great products!

  4. I always worried about that with my kids when they were little. I cannot tell you how many countless hours I stood over their cribs just making sure that they were breathing.

  5. Stacie says:

    I didn’t realize it was SIDS awareness month. Thank you for the reminder and sharing these tips.

    My girls are way past baby stage, but the Halo Sleepsacks look like a great gift idea for new parents!

  6. I have always had this as a concern even when baby 5 was born. I think so many parents/caretakers are not educated about this, thank you for spreading the word.

  7. Meagan says:

    Oh goodness, SIDS is such a scary thing! A great reminder as baby number 2 is on the way!

  8. Shauna says:

    I actually have a friend who lost a baby to SIDS and it is one of the most painful things to live through… ugh… thanks for helping to bring awareness to it

  9. Nolie says:

    SIDS is so scary. I am glad they have products out here now to help keep our babies safe.

  10. Dawn says:

    These are really great tips. S.I.D.S. is really horrible, so you have to be REALLY careful with the kids.

  11. Ann BAcciaglia says:

    SIDS is such a scary thing. I was so worried when my kids were little.

  12. Liz Mays says:

    I was terrified of SIDS when my daughter was a baby. I watched her like a hawk!

  13. Thanks for such a great post. Most people know about SIDS, but it’s always good to have a refresher. SIDS is bad news.

  14. Danielle @ We Have It All says:

    I forgot that October was SIDS Awareness Month, thanks for the reminder! These are great tips and I love the sleep sacks.

  15. April says:

    We used the Halo sleep sacks! They saved us in the first few months.

  16. We loved our SleepSacks with the kids. I’ve often given them for gifts for baby showers.

  17. kristin says:

    So sweet. Sleep sacks are a must for baby!!!

  18. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Sids always scared me when my babies were younger! I would put them to be with blanket sleepers.

  19. candice says:

    we are obsessed with HALO sleep sacks. my youngest is wearing one right now while she sleeps and my oldest wore them for almost 2 years. they are the best. this information is so important!

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