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*Review and Giveaway!* Creating a Safe Sleep Environment with the HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper

Hey everyone!

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: 

The Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is the first bassinet product to provide both convenience and safety, as baby sleeps in his/her own separate sleep area, reducing the risks associated with bed-sharing. Mom can easily get in and out of bed, as well as pull baby towards her without having to get up. The Bassinest Swivel Sleeper can also help support nursing moms (GO Breastfeeders!) particularly during the nighttime as baby can be easily lifted to the breast without getting out of bed. The Bassinest also comes with a unique nursing timer which will alert mom when it’s time to switch sides or return baby to his sleep space – which can also be done without leaving the bed.  WOW! Nighttime nursing would have been a breeze with those features! Other awesome features  of the Bassinet include a nightlight, soothing nature and womb sounds, music and gentle vibration.
To celebrate the launch of the HALO BassinestTM  Swivel Sleeper, HALO is hosting a giveaway on their website, which you can enter at They were also nice enough to send baby Anissa a SleepSack, which she LOVES, as you can see below, and one to give away to an awesome reader!

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!

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HALO Safe Sleep Tips:
  • 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.
Before you leave, be sure to follow HALO on all their social media accounts: FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and YouTube!
Disclaimer: This review was made possible by HALO. I received product in exchange for the review, however all opinions are 100% mine.

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  • Reply
    nina gonzalez
    August 26, 2014 at 6:05 am

    my sleeping tip…hmmm..i don’t know? do what is comfortable and go with your gut/

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    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly
    August 26, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I am not a mom, but this looks like a great gift idea for someone expecting, I will keep them in mind! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Alayne Langford
    August 28, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Your tips are wonderful and I agree. My son has a new baby and my tip for him is to make sure there is nothing that can accidentally suffocate their baby in the crib, like bedding, soft toys or even a pillow. Thank you! This would make a wonderful gift!!

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    August 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    We loved the HALO sack with our two and I would love to win for my sister in law who is expecting at Christmas. My safe sleep tip is to remove all items from the crib and to sleep with one eye open lol

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    August 28, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    I am a soon to be FTM , and I have read a lot of safe sleeping tips such as: no blankets in the crib, no toys, always on the back, and no bumpers. Thanks!

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    Nelly B
    August 29, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Do what feels right and safe for you!

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    Olivia Douglass
    August 31, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I am a First Time Mom and I’ve always heard to ensure baby is sleeping on his/her back– I have the AngelCare monitor and also some swaddle blankets that will hopefully give me peace of mind.

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    Belinda Revercomb
    September 1, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    My safe sleeping tip is to make sure the crib is clear-nothing for baby to get tangle in.

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    September 2, 2014 at 8:22 am

    My safe sleeping tip is to make sure the crib is clear-nothing for baby to get tangle in..

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