Halo Blankets: Great SIDs Prevention Giveaway {Ends 11/30}



In July, Gabriel was born and when he was laid in my arms after a hard birth, an emergency c-section where the doctor was sure we had lost him, and an hour spent a part from him and my husband - I wanted to hold him and protect him forever.  I wanted to keep my "little man" from all harm and never let go.


He had that sweet, soft baby smell and was so alert just watching and listening to mommy.  When I received him, the nurses had clothed him and wrapped him in neat little SleepSack.  This sleep sack would later become my best friend, I just didn't know it yet! 

After three days of being in the hospital, we were ready to come home.  However, Gabriel had be wrapped everyday in a Halo SleepSack which kept him swaddled so nicely.  This sleep sack made swaddling super easy - no special folding of blankets or making sure that everything was right.  It was just a matter of putting down his arms and folding the flaps over.  It also had a reminder of the front that sleeping on your back prevents SIDS.  We knew we were leaving the Halo SleepSack behind so my brother and sister-in-law gave us money to buy one and my husband ran down to the gift shop to grab one.  He came back with not only one but two!

We used these incredible blankets everyday for 2 months!  These were the best investment we could have ever made.  They helped him sleep well and kept him warm all the time.  They have been handed over to my sister-in-law who is expecting her first baby in just a few weeks.  I'm sure she will also find that she will get a girly one because every baby needs their own.  :-)


Information about Halo: Halo was founded by Bill Schmid, who began researching sleeping environments after he lost a daughter to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in 1991. Since 1994, he and his company have worked to develop products that encourage healthier and safer sleeping as well as bring peace of mind to your home.


A percentage of HALO Innovations' profits are donated to First Candle/SIDS Alliance and the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths to fund ongoing SIDS research, education and family support.


Halo is also working with hundreds of hospitals via our Standard of Care program to provide SleepSack Wearable Blankets and SleepSack Swaddles to NICU and nurseries and as gifts to new moms when they leave the hospital.


Halo has a great facebook fan page where you can learn more about how to prevent SIDS and learn more about Halo's products.  If you are concerned about SIDs, here are some great ways to prevent it:

1.  Place your baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and night time.
2.  Use a safety approved crib with a firm, tight-fitting mattress.
3.  Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby's sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers and positioners).
4.  Use a SleepSack™ wearable blanket to replace loose blankets in your baby's crib.
5.  DO NOT put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins, etc.).
6.  Room sharing is safer than bed sharing.
7.  DO NOT dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
8.  DO NOT let anyone smoke around your baby or be in a room where someone has recently smoked.
Educate relatives, baby sitters and other caregivers about these important safety tips.
9.  Tummy time is important for babies while they are awake and being supervised. Place your baby on his or her tummy for playtime to help strengthen their upper body muscles.

For more information, download Safe Sleeping Tips brochure 

To purchase a Halo SleepSack or other Halo products, visit their online store.  They have some great products for all sizes and ages!  I am looking at a few for my 2 year old and some more for Gabriel now that he has out grown his!  If you give pajamas as Christmas presents, this would be a great gift idea. 



I was sent a Blue Velour Halo Blanket to review but unfortunately it was too small so I am giving it away.  It is a blue NB size Halo SleepSack Swaddle blanket.  


Win It!!

1. Head over to Halo's online store and tell me another product that you would love to try.  Please leave me your name and email address also in a comment so I know you did so. Do this one first!!! 

Extra Entries:

2. Become a follower of this blog. Leave me a comment letting me know you follow. This will be verified.

3. Subscribe to this blog by email.  Leave me a comment letting me know you did so.  This will be verified.

4. Follow me and Halo on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway.  Please leave a comment with your twitter name letting me know you did so.

5. Become a fan of Money Saving Tips for a Keeper at Home and Halo on Facebook. Please leave a comment along with your facebook name letting me know you did so.

6.  Read My Holiday Recipe Exchange to find out how to get 5 extra entries!  (You can leave 5 comments here telling me that you emailed me a recipe!)


This giveaway ends November 30, 2009 and is open to US residents only. Make sure that you leave your email address in each comment. Leave a separate comment for every entry that you make so that these will count for you! Have fun and I look forward to announcing the winners of this great giveaway!


Disclosure: This review is based on my own honest unbiased opinion of Halo. You may or may not agree with my opinion. I was sent product free of charge to review. No one from Halo was involved in the writing of this post.

77 comments:

Liz said...

i like the 100% Organic Cotton Coveralls.

Tj and Amy said...

I like the 100% Cotton Coverall
amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

follwer. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

subscriber. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

fb fan. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

Tj and Amy said...

follow on twitter and tweeeted. amypugmire@live.com
http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/5893976167

Dylan said...

I got excited when I saw the word "Halo" but I realized it was a blanket thingy for Gabriel instead of anything video game related. That's false advertising man!

ashley t said...

I love the cotton coveralls!
chadzgirlz@yahoo.com

ashley t said...

I am a follower of your blog.
chadzgirlz@yahoo.com

ashley t. said...

I recieve your emails
chadzgirlz@yahoo.com

ashley t said...

I follow you and halo on twitter. my user name is chadzgirl.
chadzgirlz@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the wearable blanket

Jessica
jessiuf@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I subscribe

Jessica
jessiuf@yahoo.com

ashley t said...

I entered a recipe
chadzgirlz@yahoo.com

ashley t said...

I entered a recipe
chadzgirlz@yahoo.com

ashley t said...

I entered a recipe
chadzgirlz@yahoo.com

ashley t said...

I entered a recipe
chadzgirlz@yahoo.com

mverno said...

the 100% Organic Cotton Coveralls mverno@roadrunner.com

Shannon said...

I like the wearable blanket.

randio said...

I'd like to try the Sleep Blanket, perfect for an older baby!

randio said...

I subscribe.

Kim said...

love: 100% Organic Cotton Short Sleeve Bodysuits

Kim said...

follower

Kim said...

subscriber

Jessica said...

I would like to try the active air flow mattress.

Jessica P.
bubba61182@yahoo.com

Lauren Elise said...

Any of the Gift sets!

Lauren~ LaurenEliseDesigns(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Lauren Elise said...

Follower.

Lauren~ LaurenEliseDesigns(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Lauren Elise said...

Subscriber.

Lauren~ LaurenEliseDesigns(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Lauren Elise said...

Emailed a recipe. #1

Lauren~ LaurenEliseDesigns(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Lauren Elise said...

#2

Lauren~ LaurenEliseDesigns(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Lauren Elise said...

#3

Lauren~ LaurenEliseDesigns(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Lauren Elise said...

#4

Lauren~ LaurenEliseDesigns(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Lauren Elise said...

#5

Lauren~ LaurenEliseDesigns(at)rocketmail(dot)com

Kimberly L said...

I like the 100% Organic Cotton Coveralls in teacup print

brn2lisn(at)gmail(dot)com

Sylvia said...

I like the Plush Dot Velboa SleepSack™ Wearable Blanket
sylviawhit@gmail.com

Sylvia said...

I subscribe
sylviawhit@gmail.com

Laura said...

I love the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack Wearable Blanket in the cats and dogs print.

2kidsblogger said...

the cotton overalls are just too cute!

I'd love to win this prize, thanks for sponsoring this.

2kidsblogger(at)gmail(dot)com

Alicia said...

Deluxe Velboa SleepSack™ Wearable Blanket

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

S said...

The little 100% organic cotton coveralls are cute. :-) My little niece about to arrive could really use the sleeper. :-)

mx3girl@gra.midco.net

S said...

Facebook fan!

mx3girl@gra.midco.net

mogrill said...

I like the organic cotton overalls. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

Lynette Van said...

I would like to try the Coolmax Fabric Coveralls and hats. I loved my boys in hats. Although the next opportunity I have to use them, I am hoping for Pink instead of Blue....teehee...only the Lord know...=)

Lynette...coleman@invisimax.com

Lynette Van said...

Follower...Lynette..coleman@invisimax.com

Lynette Van said...

Subscriber...=)

Lynette..coleman@invisimax.com

Lynette Van said...

I am a follower of your blog and Halo on facebook. My facebook name is Lynette VanInwegen..coleman@invisimax.com

mscoffee77 said...

I like the Big Kids sleepsack for toddlers!

mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

jlmk said...

I'd love to try the swaddler.

Lori Sifuentes said...

I like the overalls.

Thanks
surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

Lori Sifuentes said...

Email subscriber.

Thanks
surveys4lori@rocketmail.com

Corey and Nichole said...

i would like to try their active airflow crib matress.

Nichole Jorgenson
corey.n.nichole@gmail.com

Corey and Nichole said...

i follow this blog.

Nichole Jorgenson
corey.n.nichole@gmail.com

Corey and Nichole said...

I subscribe by email.

Nichole Jorgenson
corey.n.nichole@gmail.com

Corey and Nichole said...

I follow on twitter. NicholeJ2007

Nichole Jorgenson
corey.n.nichole@gmail.com

Corey and Nichole said...

I am a fan on facebook.

Nichole Jorgenson
corey.n.nichole@gmail.com

Linda said...

I like the 100% Cotton 4 piece Take Me Home Safety Sets.
lgrieser(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

pixie13 said...

I like the 100% Organic Cotton Short Sleeve Bodysuits. Thanks!

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

pixie13 said...

I follow your blog

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

JRG said...

I like the cotton cover-alls.

Aisling said...

The 4-piece Take-Me-Home Safety Sets - 100% Organic Cotton would make a wonderful baby shower gift.

Nikki said...

I would love the organic cotton swaddle with the cats and dogs print. I might have to go order that soon. It's so cute!

erma said...

I like the Micro-Fleece SleepSack™ Wearable Blanket - Applique.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

Tarah said...

I also like the Technical Comfort System® Layette - Coolmax® Fabric

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

ktgonyea said...

Love the 100 percent cotton cover :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Melanie said...

I'd love to have the wearable blanket for my new godbaby!


clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

mom2anutball said...

I like the 100% Organic Cotton Coveralls! Thanks!
hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

mom2anutball said...

I follow your blog via google friend connect as mom2anutball!
hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

mom2anutball said...

I'm a fan of both of you on facebook! Sheila H.
hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

mom2anutball said...

I subscribe via email!
hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

Lori Taube said...

I would also love to try the 100% Organic Cotton - Coveralls!

Lori Taube
clctaube @ yahoo.com

Lori Taube said...

Is now a follower!

clctaube @ yahoo.com

Lori Taube said...

Email subscriber.

clctaube @ yahoo.com

Lori Taube said...

A twitter follower of yours and Halo's, and tweeted.
http://twitter.com/clctaube/status/6221922172

clctaube @ yahoo.com

Jinxy and Me said...

I like 4-piece Take-Me-Home Safety Set

Jinxy and Me said...

I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

chazvgo said...

Id love to get my baby some of the
100% Organic Cotton Coveralls :)

Gianna said...

Coolmax Fabric Coveralls :)