October is SIDS Awareness Month. For new parents, SIDS means: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a sudden, unexpected death of an otherwise healthy and normal baby, often during sleep. FYI, babies sleep up to 16 hours during their first year.
The solultion to protecting babies from SIDS, suffocation and sleep-related accidents is using wearable blankets to sleep.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using a safety-certified wearable blanket instead of loose blankets, because blankets can accidentally cover a baby’s face and interfere with breathing.
Here’s a TIP:
To avoid any accidents, the crib should have nothing inside except a fitted sheet and only the baby in a wearable blanket. Remove all blankets, pillows, comforters and toys from the sleep area as these can cause suffocation or carbon dioxide re-breathing, leading to SIDS.
I’ve used Halo with Asher & now with Alana. I absolutely love it!!
Halo products are available at Rustan’s, Mothercare and selected Baby Company branches.
Til my next post…
- Cat Arambulo-Antonio