Halo SleepSack Swaddle | Prevent Hip Dysplasia

by Heather Smith on February 14, 2012 · 124 comments

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For years now, Halo SleepSack has been a recommended product for babies to help prevent SIDS. But did you know that the SleepSack Swaddle was also a highly recommended product for the prevention of hip dysplasia?

Hip dysplasia is the medical term for instability, or looseness, of the hip joint that affects thousands of children each year. This ranges from mild instability to complete dislocation. Approximately one out of every 20 full-term babies has some hip instability and two or three per thousand will require treatment.

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      Hip dysplasia is not a “birth defect” because nothing is missing. This looseness is because the mother makes hormones that help ligaments relax during the birth process. Those hormones affect the baby’s hips, and girls seem to be more affected than boys. The birth position may also stretch the hip joints and make them loose.
      Fortunately, most loose hips in babies tighten up naturally and the hips grow correctly. That happens almost 90% of the time, but tight swaddling, genetics, and other conditions can prevent natural correction from occurring. There is also a recent understanding that mild hip dysplasia is a very common cause of hip arthritis in young adults. Almost one third of hip joint replacements before the age of 50 are because of unrecognized hip dysplasia. About 10% of all hip joint replacement surgery is because of minor forms of hip dysplasia.

    Prevention and early diagnosis are the keys to simple treatment before the hip dislocates or becomes stuck in a bad position.

    Although swaddling has been used for years to reduce the startle reflex, you can swaddle a baby incorrectly. Swaddling babies the wrong way can cause serious hip problems. To prevent hip dysplasia it is important to leave the babies hips and legs free allowing them to move freely instead of being tightly strapped with the legs straight together. 

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    The International Hip Dysplasia Institute approves the HALO® SleepSack® wearable blanket and SleepSack® Swaddle as "Hip Healthy".

    In order to reduce the risk of hip dysplasia we recommend avoidance of swaddling with the hips and knees in an extended position. A leading proponent of swaddling, Harvey Karp, M.D., has stated, "Contemporary swaddling techniques…permit infants to be snugly wrapped with their hips being safely flexed and abducted." Additional free movement in the direction of hip flexion and abduction may have some benefit. The HALO SleepSack wearable blanket and SleepSack Swaddle have sufficient legroom to allow safe swaddling and free movement of the hips and knees.

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    You can purchase the Halo Swaddle Sleepsack for $28.95 from Halo

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    ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win a newborn or small (choice) SleepSack Swaddle (color based on availability… will be able to choose gender).

     

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    This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on February 28, 2012.

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      { 124 comments }

      1 Elizabeth Braun February 14, 2012 at 8:30 AM

      I like that the baby can’t kick it off while they are asleep and possibly get trapped in it or under it

      2 Christina February 14, 2012 at 8:32 AM

      I learned they have a line for Pottery Barn Kids… and a new safe sleep crib set (Love that!!)

      3 Sandy VanHoey February 14, 2012 at 8:35 AM

      Love the SafeSleep Crib Set

      4 Christina February 14, 2012 at 8:41 AM

      Entered – $50 Chilis GC, Applebees, Bamboo Sheets, Taboo and $235 cash

      5 Maija M February 14, 2012 at 9:00 AM

      I learned that the founder & his wife lost their first baby to SIDS, which is why/how they developed the product.

      6 Maija M February 14, 2012 at 9:04 AM

      Entered Applebees!

      7 Vivien Lee February 14, 2012 at 9:09 AM

      I like that I can buy it at my local Target.

      8 Julie Lynn Bickham February 14, 2012 at 9:10 AM

      I liked the HALO ComfortLuxe Two-Piece Set.

      9 Lindsay Sorensen February 14, 2012 at 9:16 AM

      I like the safesleep crib set

      10 tess February 14, 2012 at 9:37 AM

      i like the disney sleepsacks
      tcogbill at live dot com

      11 Theresa February 14, 2012 at 9:42 AM

      I learned that the founder & his wife lost their first baby to SIDS

      12 Tina M February 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM

      Love the fact that the sack it “grows” with the baby.

      13 Rochel S February 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM

      It’s a warm, cuddly blanket they can’t kick off, ensuring baby sleeps soundly throughout the night.

      14 D Schmidt February 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM

      I really like Disney© SleepSack® Big Kids wearable blanket

      15 Melissa H. February 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM

      I like the 100% organic cotton SleepSack swaddle!

      16 kelly February 14, 2012 at 12:18 PM

      I like the 100% Organic Cotton 4-piece Take-Me-Home Safety Sets

      17 kelly February 14, 2012 at 12:21 PM

      entered $100 gift certificate to Thirty-One Gifts (rafflecopter), Rainbow Rabbit Book & Stuffed Rabbit (rafflecopter), Bosch ICON Wiper Blades/Storm Chasers Price Pack RV $195 (rafflecopter), Bamboo Sheets Set (rafflecopter), $50 Applebee’s GC (rafflecopter)

      18 amy v February 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM

      i’d love the ‘comfortluxe’ sleepwear for my little guy

      annae07 at aol dot com

      19 Monica February 14, 2012 at 12:45 PM

      I love the wearable blankets for babies. I’m expecting my 3rd baby so I’m familiar with Halo but to be honest I didn’t know anything about the hip dysplasia and swaddling so I’m very glad I found your post today. thank you.
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      20 Kathy Davis February 14, 2012 at 12:50 PM

      I would love to have the 100% Organic Cotton SleepSack® wearable blanket for my 1st grand baby who will be here in August.

      21 Jennifer C. February 14, 2012 at 1:49 PM

      I love the organic cotton sleep sack!

      22 Brandy February 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM

      I’d love one of those fleece halo sleepsacks as well.

      23 Brandy February 14, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      Entered: joovy, hasbro, applebees, bamboo sheets, chilis

      24 Kelly L. February 14, 2012 at 2:57 PM

      I love the Jumbo Garden crib set!

      25 Angie M February 14, 2012 at 3:00 PM

      SafeSleep Crib Set looks nice!

      26 Angie M February 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      also didnt have an option to put in which other ones we entered for extra entries….i entered them all :)

      27 Melissa Hartley February 14, 2012 at 3:56 PM

      I don’t have any babies anymore–just 3 young men :) But the Halo Sleep Sack is so cool! A preventative measure for SIDS & hip dysplasia is a genius idea .. this would be an awesome present for my friend Tamara who is expecting her first child (a boy) in March. Thank you for the contest!

      28 kerri February 14, 2012 at 6:48 PM

      I really like the Caroline’s Garden HALO SafeSleep Crib Set!

      29 courtney b February 14, 2012 at 6:53 PM

      i want the baby pajamas

      30 kerri February 14, 2012 at 6:57 PM

      Entered- Hallmark, $250 AmEx, $50 Applebee’s, and $50 Chili’s giveaways!

      31 Laurie Adams February 14, 2012 at 9:29 PM

      I like the HALO® SafeSleep Crib Set in the friendly caterpillar pattern. Thank you.
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      32 Jacquelyn Cannon February 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM
      33 Bekah Kuczenski February 14, 2012 at 11:44 PM

      I love the sleep sack wearable blankets, they keep my baby nice and cozy

      34 ange February 15, 2012 at 9:13 AM

      i didnt know the sleepsack also prevents hip displasia! i have registered for 2 of these on my baby registry. baby due in june!

      35 Judy R... February 15, 2012 at 9:15 AM

      Founder Bill Schmid and his wife lost their first born to SIDS. From this tragedy, HALO and its mission were born.

      36 Heidi Daily February 15, 2012 at 9:20 AM

      I love the classic Mickey sleepsac

      37 Heidi Daily February 15, 2012 at 9:29 AM

      I entered the Litter Robot, Halo, Bosch, Bamboo Sheets, and Applebees giveaways

      38 Bridgett zaidi February 15, 2012 at 10:21 AM

      Love the sleep sac from pottery barn so you can personalize it. Great idea!

      39 Bridgett zaidi February 15, 2012 at 10:22 AM

      Entered stroller, chocolate, 31, and applebees

      40 Wendy T February 15, 2012 at 12:12 PM

      I learned they have several styles.
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      41 Fawn H February 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

      I like the Blue Winnie the Pooh SleepSack

      42 Fawn H February 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

      Entered:
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      Chili Gift Card
      Hallmark Storybook
      Bamboo Sheets

      43 kerri February 15, 2012 at 7:16 PM

      Entered- Litter Robot, Hallmark, $250 AmEx, $50 Visa gc, and $50 Applebee’s giveaways.

      44 Brandy February 15, 2012 at 7:29 PM

      entered the greenworks giveaway 2.15

      45 Belinda Revercom February 15, 2012 at 8:36 PM

      I like the Disney sleepsack. My niece is expecting her first baby in July and she love Disney.
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      46 Belinda Revercom February 15, 2012 at 8:39 PM

      entered litter robot
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      47 Meg Loop February 15, 2012 at 9:35 PM

      I love that they have disney theme swadllers.

      48 Erika P. February 15, 2012 at 10:19 PM

      I like the Disney SleepSack Swaddle in the blue Mickey Mouse Pattern.

      49 Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) February 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM

      I like that it keeps the baby warm & that he/she can’t pull it over their face.
      Thanks for the give away.

      50 Leanne M February 16, 2012 at 1:15 AM

      Halo® Two-Piece Gift Set Micro-fleece

      51 kelly February 16, 2012 at 11:08 AM

      entered $100 old navy

      52 Kerri February 16, 2012 at 2:26 PM

      Entered: $100 Old Navy gc, Hallmark, $250 AmEx, Litter Robot, and $50 Applebee’s gc giveaways.

      53 christine jessamine February 16, 2012 at 2:44 PM

      i also love the HALO SafeSleep Crib Set in friendly catterpillar

      54 alissa apel February 16, 2012 at 2:50 PM

      I want this: Disney© SleepSack® Swaddle Collection
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      55 alissa apel February 16, 2012 at 2:52 PM

      Entered: $250 American Express (rafflecopter)
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      56 alissa apel February 16, 2012 at 2:53 PM

      Entered: Bosch ICON Wiper Blades/Storm Chasers Price Pack RV $195 (rafflecopter)
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      57 alissa apel February 16, 2012 at 2:53 PM

      Entered: Bamboo Sheets Set (rafflecopter)

      58 alissa apel February 16, 2012 at 2:54 PM

      Entered: Guylian Artisanal Belgian Chocolates (rafflecopter)
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      59 alissa apel February 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM

      Entered: Hallmark Blooming Expressions Rose & Recordable Storybook (rafflecopter)

      60 Melissa H. February 16, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      I entered the Old Navy GC giveaway!

      61 Jennifer Sykes February 16, 2012 at 6:57 PM

      I love the personalized sleep sacks

      62 Jennifer Sykes February 16, 2012 at 7:01 PM

      Entered $235 Paypal Giveaway, $100 Thirtyone Gift Card Giveaway, $50 Applebee’s Gift Card giveaway, Bamboo Bed Sheets Giveaway, and The Hallmark Valentines Day Care Package Giveaway

      63 susan varney February 17, 2012 at 10:29 AM

      i like the HALO SafeSleep Crib Set

      64 amy warren February 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM

      love that they are sold at target!

      65 Kerri February 17, 2012 at 3:28 PM

      I entered: $100 Old Navy gc, Hallmark, $250 AmEx gc, Litter Robot, and $50 Applebee’s gc giveaways!

      66 Sandy Saves February 17, 2012 at 6:42 PM

      I learned that they previously lost a child to SIDS.

      sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

      Fb = Sandy Saves

      67 Julie G February 17, 2012 at 10:16 PM

      I love the HALO SafeSleep Crib Set in Serengeti Green

      68 Julie G February 17, 2012 at 10:22 PM

      I entered Old Navy GC giveaway

      69 Julie G February 17, 2012 at 10:24 PM

      I entered greenworks $50 Giveaway

      70 Cassie Smith February 18, 2012 at 12:15 AM

      I love the Turquoise Cupcake Micro-Fleece SleepSack!

      71 Lauren February 18, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      I like the safesleep crib sheet set.

      72 Lauren February 18, 2012 at 10:25 AM

      entered old navy gc,robot litter box,applebees gc,guylian chocolates,and joovy groove stroller.

      73 Ashley C February 18, 2012 at 11:35 AM

      I love the halo comfotluxe silky smooth set

      demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

      74 Kerri February 18, 2012 at 2:13 PM

      I entered- $50 Applebee’s, Litter Robot, $100 Old Navy gc, $250 AmEx, and Hallmark giveaways.

      75 Christina Skinner February 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM

      Loved reading about the coolmax fabric. My daughter is warm blooded and tends to sweat at night.

      76 Kerri February 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      Entered: $100 Old Navy gc, Hallmark, $250 AmEx, Litter Robot, and $50 Applebee’s gc giveaways.

      77 Irene February 19, 2012 at 5:15 PM

      The Disney Sleepsack

      78 Breanne February 19, 2012 at 8:39 PM

      Two-Piece Set: Silky-Smooth

      79 Breanne February 19, 2012 at 8:44 PM

      I entered your Buy Green Bamboo Sheets giveaway

      80 Breanne February 19, 2012 at 8:52 PM

      I entered your Applebees, American Express, Green Works, and Coupon Cabin giveaway

      81 alissa apel February 20, 2012 at 2:20 PM

      Entered: AlleyO Cookie Basket
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      82 kerri February 20, 2012 at 2:22 PM

      Entered: $250 Amex, $50 Applebee’s gc, Hallmark, $100 Old Navy gc, and Litter Robot giveaways.

      83 kelly February 20, 2012 at 5:18 PM

      entered AlleyO Cookie Basket

      84 Michele L. February 20, 2012 at 7:58 PM

      I learned that the zipper is inverted to make diaper changes easier

      85 Breanne February 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM

      I entered your Guylian Artisanal Belgian Chocolates giveaway

      86 Alex Liz Robinson February 21, 2012 at 7:15 AM

      I learned that the founder lost his firstborn to SIDS and thats how HALO came to be.

      87 Andrea February 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

      I love the Safe Sleep Crib sets! I need one of those.
      andrea.kruse at gmail dot com
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      88 Andrea February 21, 2012 at 12:00 PM

      I entered your:
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      89 kelly February 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM

      entered kindle fire

      90 Kerri February 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM

      Entered- Litter Robot, $250 AmEx, Hallmark, $50 Visa gc, and $50 Applebee’s giveaways.

      91 Kristen February 22, 2012 at 12:33 AM

      I like the HALO ComfortLuxe Coverall: Silky

      92 kelly February 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM

      entered explorer mouse giveaway

      93 Kerri February 22, 2012 at 5:02 PM

      Entered: $250 AmEx, Explorer Touch Mouse, Litter Robot, $50 Applebee’s gc, and $100 Old Navy gc giveaways.

      94 corrie February 22, 2012 at 9:13 PM

      I learned that the zipper is inverted to make diaper changing easier!

      95 Sherry S. February 23, 2012 at 6:50 AM

      I love that you can buy it at Target and JC Pennies.

      96 kelly February 23, 2012 at 11:17 AM

      entered next day flers and veggie tales giveaways

      97 Kerri February 23, 2012 at 2:36 PM

      Entered: Hallmark, $250 AmEx, Explorer Touch Mouse, $50 Applebee’s gc, and $100 Old Navy gc giveaways.

      98 Anne Nack February 23, 2012 at 3:35 PM

      I like the SafeSleep Crib Set

      99 Eileen February 24, 2012 at 11:05 AM

      Sleepsacks help prevent SIDS

      100 Hannah February 24, 2012 at 11:21 AM

      I like the Halo® Two-Piece Gift Set

      101 Amanda Alvarado February 24, 2012 at 12:47 PM

      I love the Classic Mickey SleepSack swaddle!

      102 Amanda Alvarado February 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

      Entered the Playdate Planet, Joovy, Applebees, Hallmark and American Express GAs

      103 tamar February 24, 2012 at 3:41 PM

      cool they have a disney collection! (tam s.)

      104 kelly February 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

      entered socially know giveaway

      105 Kerri February 24, 2012 at 4:45 PM

      Entered- Litter Robot, $250 AmEx, Explorer Touch Mouse, $50 Visa gc, and $50 Applebee’s giveaways.

      106 betty February 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

      I also like the Chenille SleepSack® Swaddle 3-Piece Set .

      107 Angela February 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM

      I love that they have disney theme swadllers.

      108 Vee February 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

      I like that it’s so much simpler than a manual swaddle

      109 Jude Skocki Kelly February 27, 2012 at 11:32 PM

      they are available at so many different stores :)

      110 Valerie Taylor Mabrey February 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM

      Safe Sleep Crib set
      vmkids3 at msn dot com

      111 Debbie Hogue February 28, 2012 at 12:16 AM

      I like that the Halo Sleepsack replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover babies faces and interfere with breathing.

      112 Terra Heck February 28, 2012 at 1:39 AM

      I like the blue pup pals HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle Four-Piece Take-Me-Home Safety Gift Set. Thanks.
      partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

      113 john redding February 28, 2012 at 1:51 AM

      This is a genius idea

      114 Ross Hassel February 28, 2012 at 2:16 AM

      The company was founded by a father who lost their first born to SIDS. sweepsking35 at yahoodotcom

      115 Debbie Kennedy February 28, 2012 at 9:54 AM

      I’d love to have the Disney© SleepSack® Swaddle – Micro-fleece
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      116 Fawn H February 28, 2012 at 9:57 AM

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      117 Debbie Kennedy February 28, 2012 at 10:05 AM

      entered Veggie Tales If I Sang a Silly Song & God Loves You Very Much DVDs

      118 kelly February 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM

      entered bake pops and shave well giveaways

      119 Ashley Hughes February 28, 2012 at 1:28 PM

      I like that they are the #1 pick of hospital nurseries!

      120 Rachel February 28, 2012 at 4:53 PM

      I like how they also sell sleepwear for toddlers

      121 Miranda Welle February 28, 2012 at 6:42 PM

      I learned that their mission is: Our Mission: Help Babies Sleep Safely!

      122 Tara February 28, 2012 at 9:51 PM

      Halo is the #1 choice of hospital nurseries.

      123 Kathy Davis February 28, 2012 at 10:52 PM

      I entered the Old Navy Gift card Giveaway.

      124 Lisa L February 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM

      I learned to never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.

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