Sorry it’s been a while since my last post, but things have been super busy! You’d think with a 4-month-old baby (wait- say what?!) that sleep would be something that’s still causing us trouble, but actually that’s not the case at all, thanks to our little rockstar sleeper! She’s been sleeping in her crib since 3 weeks old and through the night since 10 weeks.
Before her birth, we had grand dreams of having her in a co-sleeper near our bed. But when she came, there were too many variables and it wasn’t working out. The bassinet didn’t hook to our bed like we thought it would. It wasn’t quite close enough. The baby rolled around in it. It didn’t fit near my side of the bed. And the list went on and on. We bought what we thought was a good bassinet, but we never once actually used it. So when I was introduced to the HALO BassinestTM Swivel Sleeper, I have to admit I was leary and jaded. Come to find out, those feelings were without reason as the HALO Bassinest is probably one of the coolest products I’ve ever seen! With its unique dual-swivel design, the Bassinest is the only bassinet that moves to bring baby to mom… holy awesome. Now that I think I could have used! The Bassinest allows baby to sleep as close as Mom wants – even right next to her in bed – so baby can sleep close AND safe, without fear of rolling on to your baby and whatnot.
Here is a video that shows the Bassinest Swivel Sleeper in action:
To enter my giveaway for a HALO Sleepsack of your size and color choice, enter below! And, I’ll leave you with some special sleep tips from HALO to help you create a safe sleep environment for your own little one!
- Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
- Room-share, but don’t bed share; the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend against bed sharing as it can lead to an increased risk for accidental suffocation.
- Use a crib or bassinet that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
- Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby’s sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers, pillows and positioners). The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.
- Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, introduce pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.
- Breastfeed, if possible, but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his or her separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
- Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins etc.)
- Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.