This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Halo the safer way to sleep. I was given product for my time. All opinions are my own.
When I first got pregnant, I know there were a million things that I didn’t think about, because I was just excited. I’ll admit that I haven’t been reading every book that’s on the shelf about pregnancy or raising a child, because I knew that would be overwhelming for me. The babies room is starting to come together though, and I know that I’m incredibly anxious about Sweet Baby J sleeping alone. We’ve registered for the motion sensor under mattress pad, because I’ll admit that I’m very anxious about baby not moving in the middle of the night. This means that I better get to reading and gathering information about safe sleeping habits for baby! I was so happy when Halo reached out to me with not only some safe sleeping tips, but they also provided me with an idea for a safer sleeping alternative. The kind of sleeping alternative that also brought baby to me versus me having to get up all the time to go to baby. Here you can see that the baby is right beside the bed versus in it. I’m so excited about this that I had to run out and put it on our registry. The reason being that I know I’ll sleep better when I can if I’m not worried about rolling over onto baby. We all know what it’s like to be sleep deprived, and we all know that we make some pretty brash decisions in effort to get more sleep. Pediatricians everywhere advise against bringing your baby into the bed directly with you, because it’s just not safe sleep time. The Halo bassinet helps to deal with all these issues. You can bring the bassinet as close to the bed as you would like even placing it right next to mama! The sides of the bassinet fold down for easy access to baby. This means that mama can roll over and pick up the infant when baby needs to be fed. This is definitely safe sleep time for baby!
You can see how your baby will get the best, safe sleep here:
I am starting to feel less anxious about not knowing how to insure I practice safe sleep tips for my baby. I realize that we’re all going to get less sleep than we’ve had in a while, but I also know that I want the sleep we do get to be the safest possible sleep. I’ve got a few more little tips and tricks for you.
Place baby to sleep on his or her back at nap time 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.
What do you think about the Halo bassinet? What are your safe sleep tips?