As many of you know October is SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Awareness month. As both a Registered Nurse and a mother I am very passionate about helping to educate other mothers on how to reduce the risk of SIDS. One company dedicated to helping spread the word is Halo Innovations. It is a company started by Bill Schmid who tragically lost his daughter to SIDS and went on to start the company Halo.
1.) In what ways has your engineering background influenced the design of the Halo SleepSack?
Back is Best for Baby’s Safest Sleep…
- Place your baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and night time
- Use a safety approved crib with a firm, tight-fitting mattress
- Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby’s sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers and positioners)
- Use a SleepSack™ wearable blanket to replace loose blankets in your baby’s crib
- DO NOT put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins, etc.)
- Room sharing is safer than bed sharing
- DO NOT dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit
- 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
- 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.