The Halo SleepSack Swaddle is the Cadillac of swaddlers. It’s lusciously soft, and it’s designed to not only help your baby sleep better by preventing the “moro” (startle) reflex, but also to reduce the risk of SIDS. And it’s so simple to use, even a sleep-deprived parent of a newborn can put it on swiftly and easily.
It’s well-known that immobilizing the arms of your infant by swaddling them helps them sleep better–but that’s sometimes easier said than done! Newborns are surprisingly strong, and attempting to swaddle with just a blanket can be challenging to say the least. Never mind that once you finally manage to successfully “burrito” your baby–after repeatedly re-wrapping because her arms keep squirming out–it is inevitably time to change her diaper again. Which brings to mind another excellent feature of the Halo SleepSack–it zips open from the bottom. This not only provides you with easy access for diaper changes, it also prevent her from unzipping it at the top and having the material cover her face.
There are two pieces to the SleepSack Swaddle–the sleeveless gown/sack with zipper, and the blanket/wrap piece. They are securely attached to each other with velcro in several places so that the blanket/wrap doesn’t scoot up over her face if she wriggles around in her sleep.
WANT IT: The review product that was sent to me was made of plush Velboa, lined with a soft jersey knit. It’s unbelievably snuggly! You can buy the Halo SleepSack Swaddle in Velboa, Micro-Fleece, or Cotton for $29.95, and in Organic Cotton for $34.95. Find it on Amazon or on their website at halosleep.com.