Sleep Safe, Sleep Close with HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper

halo1Nothing prepared me for how little sleep I was going to get as a mom.  It seemed like my son knew the exact moment that I would close my eyes and choose that moment to nurse or cry.  I would often resort to taking my baby to bed with me and nursing him or rocking him until we both would fall asleep. I loved the snuggle time, but even though I was able to sleep it was nothing more than a mere nap.

October is SIDS awareness month and the great folks at HALO have shared with me a great list of things you can to to ensure a safer sleep for your child and a more restful sleep for you.

  • Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
  •  Room-share, but don’t bed share; the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend against bed sharing as it can lead to an increased risk for accidental suffocation.
  • Use a crib or bassinet 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.
  • 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.


HALO puts your baby first and creates products to help your child sleep safe.   HALO has revolutionized the Bassinet with the introduction of their new the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper. I wish it was available when my children were babies.  With its unique dual-swivel design, the Bassinest is the only bassinet that moves to bring baby to mom. It allows baby to sleep as close  even right next to her in bed – so baby can sleep close AND safe.  I haven’t had the opportunity to use this product but I can see so many benefits from it in the video.  I can only imagine how convenient it would have made nursing after my c-section.

SleepSackThe great folks at HALO Sleep are offering my readers the opportunity to win a 100% Cotton SleepSack®.  These sleepsacks are awesome for bedtime.  The zipper goes nearly the full length of the sleepsack. It starts at the bottom, so you only have to unzip the zipper part way during diaper changes.  The sleep sack also prevents little ones from climbing over the edge of crib.  I was surprised at how large the sleepsacks were.  My little guy is three and is wearing the XL.  The sleepsack eliminate the need for heavy blankets in your childs bed at night. Easy to clean you simple toss it into the laundry with the rest of your little ones clothing! No special care required.

Enter to win your own 100% cotton HALO® SleepSack® Wearable Blanket.  Giveaway is runs October 20, 2014 and ends November 2, 2014.  Open to Canadian and US Residents.  Void where prohibited by law.

Disclosure: I received the HALO Sleepsack mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.


  1. I’d love to have the Pink Snowflake HALO® SleepSack® Winter Weight item for my daughter this winter. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  2. I like the HALO® SleepSack® Wearable Blanket 100% Cotton Muslin Giraffe Yellow best. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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