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After trying to swaddle the traditional way with a blanket, my husband and I were amazed at how easy it was to use the Halo SleepSack swaddle.
It has a loose fit at the bottom for hip health and a tighter fit at the top to help your baby feel secure.
There’s also a zipper that unzips from the bottom, making middle-of-the-night diaper changes a breeze.
Transitioning out of this swaddle as my baby grew bigger was easy, and I never worried about any loose fabric being in the crib since the sack uses secure Velcro fasteners.
When I had my daughter Ellie, I had an unplanned C-section with complications that left me essentially bedridden for the first week after her birth. These unexpected complications led to my husband caring for our newborn almost entirely on his own.
While we were in the hospital, he unabashedly rang for nurses around the clock. We had the best nurses who taught him how to change a diaper, soothe the baby, give her a bath, and swaddle, among many other things. I tried to teach him how to swaddle before Ellie was born, but in typical fashion, he decided to not pay attention. I’m sure he was wishing he’d practiced more when he was calling the nurses in frustration after his fifth consecutive failed swaddle attempt.
I could almost see the relief in his face when we were discharged and a nurse handed us a Halo SleepSack to take home instead of a traditional swaddle blanket.
It’s basically a zippered sack with armholes, flaps, and Velcro fasteners that help create a secure swaddle to dampen the startle reflex. The bottom is loose and roomy to allow the baby to move legs and hips freely without damaging hips, while the top is more fitted. Even if you’re a swaddling pro, it’s not easy to swaddle a newborn at 2 a.m. and traditional swaddling with a blanket can potentially damage a baby’s hips if not done properly.
Design of the Halo SleepSack swaddle
I loved this swaddle for so many reasons, the biggest one being that the design is just so intuitive.
To swaddle, slip your baby’s arms through the armholes, zip the sack from top to bottom, pull the non-Velcro flap across the baby’s midsection and tuck it into the opposite side of the sack. Then take the other flap with Velcro and wrap it around the midsection again, securing the two large fasteners. Even though I had practiced traditional swaddling before Ellie was born, I quickly preferred this to a blanket because it was just so simple.
Another reason I love the Halo SleepSack is because of the zipper. Newborn babies require a lot of diaper changes. In the first couple weeks after Ellie was born, she pooped almost every time I fed her, …read more
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