Halo SleepSack Swaddle | Prevent Hip Dysplasia


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.


      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. 

    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).



    Simply follow the directions in the widget below. It’s that simple.


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

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      1. Elizabeth Braun says

        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 says

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

      3. Sandy VanHoey says

        Love the SafeSleep Crib Set

      4. Christina says

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

      5. Maija M says

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

      6. Maija M says

        Entered Applebees!

      7. Vivien Lee says

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

      8. Julie Lynn Bickham says

        I liked the HALO ComfortLuxe Two-Piece Set.

      9. Lindsay Sorensen says

        I like the safesleep crib set

      10. tess says

        i like the disney sleepsacks
        tcogbill at live dot com

      11. Theresa says

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

      12. Tina M says

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

      13. Rochel S says

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

      14. D Schmidt says

        I really like Disney© SleepSack® Big Kids wearable blanket

      15. Melissa H. says

        I like the 100% organic cotton SleepSack swaddle!

      16. kelly says

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

      17. kelly says

        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 says

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

        annae07 at aol dot com

      19. 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.

      20. Kathy Davis says

        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. says

        I love the organic cotton sleep sack!

      22. Brandy says

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

      23. Brandy says

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

      24. Kelly L. says

        I love the Jumbo Garden crib set!

      25. Angie M says

        SafeSleep Crib Set looks nice!

      26. Angie M says

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

      27. 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 says

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

      29. courtney b says

        i want the baby pajamas

      30. kerri says

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

      31. I like the HALO® SafeSleep Crib Set in the friendly caterpillar pattern. Thank you.

      32. Bekah Kuczenski says

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

      33. ange says

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

      34. Judy R... says

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

      35. Heidi Daily says

        I love the classic Mickey sleepsac

      36. Heidi Daily says

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

      37. Bridgett zaidi says

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

      38. Bridgett zaidi says

        Entered stroller, chocolate, 31, and applebees

      39. I learned they have several styles.

      40. Fawn H says

        I like the Blue Winnie the Pooh SleepSack

      41. Fawn H says

        Thirty One Gifts
        Applebee Gift Card
        Chili Gift Card
        Hallmark Storybook
        Bamboo Sheets

      42. kerri says

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

      43. Brandy says

        entered the greenworks giveaway 2.15

      44. I like the Disney sleepsack. My niece is expecting her first baby in July and she love Disney.

      45. entered litter robot

      46. Meg Loop says

        I love that they have disney theme swadllers.

      47. Erika P. says

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

      48. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says

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

      49. Leanne M says

        Halo® Two-Piece Gift Set Micro-fleece

      50. kelly says

        entered $100 old navy

      51. Kerri says

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

      52. christine jessamine says

        i also love the HALO SafeSleep Crib Set in friendly catterpillar

      53. I want this: Disney© SleepSack® Swaddle Collection

      54. Entered: $250 American Express (rafflecopter)

      55. Entered: Bosch ICON Wiper Blades/Storm Chasers Price Pack RV $195 (rafflecopter)

      56. Entered: Bamboo Sheets Set (rafflecopter)

      57. Entered: Guylian Artisanal Belgian Chocolates (rafflecopter)

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

      59. Melissa H. says

        I entered the Old Navy GC giveaway!

      60. Jennifer Sykes says

        I love the personalized sleep sacks

      61. Jennifer Sykes says

        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

      62. susan varney says

        i like the HALO SafeSleep Crib Set

      63. amy warren says

        love that they are sold at target!

      64. Kerri says

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

      65. Sandy Saves says

        I learned that they previously lost a child to SIDS.

        sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

        Fb = Sandy Saves

      66. Julie G says

        I love the HALO SafeSleep Crib Set in Serengeti Green

      67. Julie G says

        I entered Old Navy GC giveaway

      68. Julie G says

        I entered greenworks $50 Giveaway

      69. Cassie Smith says

        I love the Turquoise Cupcake Micro-Fleece SleepSack!

      70. Lauren says

        I like the safesleep crib sheet set.

      71. Lauren says

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

      72. Ashley C says

        I love the halo comfotluxe silky smooth set


      73. Kerri says

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

      74. Christina Skinner says

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

      75. Kerri says

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

      76. Irene says

        The Disney Sleepsack

      77. Breanne says

        Two-Piece Set: Silky-Smooth

      78. Breanne says

        I entered your Buy Green Bamboo Sheets giveaway

      79. Breanne says

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

      80. Entered: AlleyO Cookie Basket

      81. kerri says

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

      82. kelly says

        entered AlleyO Cookie Basket

      83. Michele L. says

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

      84. Breanne says

        I entered your Guylian Artisanal Belgian Chocolates giveaway

      85. Alex Liz Robinson says

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

      86. I love the Safe Sleep Crib sets! I need one of those.
        andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

      87. I entered your:
        Green Works
        Kindle Fire
        AlleyO Cookie Giveaway

      88. kelly says

        entered kindle fire

      89. Kerri says

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

      90. Kristen says

        I like the HALO ComfortLuxe Coverall: Silky

      91. kelly says

        entered explorer mouse giveaway

      92. Kerri says

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

      93. corrie says

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

      94. Sherry S. says

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

      95. kelly says

        entered next day flers and veggie tales giveaways

      96. Kerri says

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

      97. Anne Nack says

        I like the SafeSleep Crib Set

      98. Eileen says

        Sleepsacks help prevent SIDS

      99. Hannah says

        I like the Halo® Two-Piece Gift Set

      100. Amanda Alvarado says

        I love the Classic Mickey SleepSack swaddle!

      101. Amanda Alvarado says

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

      102. tamar says

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

      103. kelly says

        entered socially know giveaway

      104. Kerri says

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

      105. betty says

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

      106. Angela says

        I love that they have disney theme swadllers.

      107. Vee says

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

      108. Jude Skocki Kelly says

        they are available at so many different stores 🙂

      109. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

        Safe Sleep Crib set
        vmkids3 at msn dot com

      110. Debbie Hogue says

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

      111. I like the blue pup pals HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle Four-Piece Take-Me-Home Safety Gift Set. Thanks.

      112. john redding says

        This is a genius idea

      113. Ross Hassel says

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

      114. Debbie Kennedy says

        I’d love to have the Disney© SleepSack® Swaddle – Micro-fleece
        in sage
        cleaningrhouse at yahoo dot com

      115. Fawn H says

        Cake Pop Maker
        Jack Mat Hearth Seat

      116. Debbie Kennedy says

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

      117. kelly says

        entered bake pops and shave well giveaways

      118. Ashley Hughes says

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

      119. Rachel says

        I like how they also sell sleepwear for toddlers

      120. Miranda Welle says

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

      121. Tara says

        Halo is the #1 choice of hospital nurseries.

      122. Kathy Davis says

        I entered the Old Navy Gift card Giveaway.

      123. Lisa L says

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