My baby boy is two months old and I’m still trying to figure out where the time has gone. In the daze of middle of the night feedings and caring for two older children, my days have flown by. Shortly after my baby entered this world, he was hospitalized for an infection. While I can say I’ve had quite a bit experience of fevers and tummy aches from my older children, nothing prepared me for seeing my newborn in an isolet tied down to an IV.
I tried to keep things normal for us. Mostly for me, since my little one really doesn’t understand things the way adults do. I dressed him in his own clothing everyday, and prepared him for bed the same way we had at home. A gentle sponge bath, his Halo SleepSack, and nursing him to sleep in the rocking chair were all things I was able to continue in the hospital during our stay. Since he had an IV line, I couldn’t clothe him in just anything. Basic onesies were out, but anything that snapped in the front and didn’t have to go over his head worked well. To keep him warm in that cool, sterile environment, I opted to bring a few Halo SleepSacks with me. They easily slid right over his IV line and kept him warm. The zippers on SleepSacks zip up as opposed to down when you open them, keeping baby fully covered and warm through diaper changes and in our case, frequent temperature readings. Even for his sonogram, he was able to keep his SleepSack on while the technician unzipped him only to the area she needed access to.
Through many shift changes during our stay, each nurse complimented the ease of the SleepSack and made me wonder why they aren’t more frequently used in a hospital setting. I’ve read about Halo Swaddles being used in various hospitals throughout the U.S., but I would love to see them more mainstream.
The Halo SwaddleSure is the latest product in the Halo SleepSack product line. This swaddle is fully adjustable and can be worn a variety of ways. My favorite feature, as with all Halo sleep products is the ability to change baby’s diaper without having to take everything off. This is one swaddle baby really can’t break out of because of the customized fit with extended velcro and long fasteners. I also love that his legs are free to move and kick around. Some swaddles are too tight in the leg area but Halo products have a roomy sack for feet to move freely. The Halo Swaddle Sure comes in two sizes, newborn (6-12 lbs) and small (13-16 lbs)
In all my years using Halo SleepSacks, I never thought I would have a need so great as to use them for my baby in a hospital setting. I was thankful for this easy and relatively inexpensive way to keep my baby warm and as comfortable as possible during his stay and treatment. You can find out more about SleepSacks by visiting Halo Sleep . There is a wide variety of SleepSacks, Swaddles, and more- depending on your needs. SwaddleSure™ is available at Babies R Us and Amazon.