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SwaddleSure FAQ

How do I use the HALO SwaddleSure® Adjustable Swaddling Pouch?

Align baby’s shoulders with the top of the swaddle wings. Tuck baby’s legs in pouch. Wrap left wing snugly over baby’s torso and behind baby’s shoulder. Then, wrap the right wing over and secure to fastener fabric. Wings should be snug, aligned with baby’s shoulders and below chin. Attach the two fastener strips to top of swaddle wings for a secure swaddle. Finally, bring the front edge of pouch up and attach securely to the front of the swaddle. You may want to put a short or long sleeve bodysuit or a coverall on underneath the wearable blanket depending on your nursery temperature. Don't put your baby to sleep wearing a hat, as this can result in overheating. Always put babies to sleep on their backs.

What size SwaddleSure should my baby use?

To select the proper size SwaddleSure Adjustable Swaddling Pouch, we recommend selecting the size that best matches your child’s weight & height measurements. The size chart below should be used to find the size that best fits your child.

SIZE AGE LENGTH WEIGHT
Newborn Birth to 3 months 19 - 23 in
48 - 58 cm
6 - 12 lbs
3 - 5 kg
Small 3 to 6 months 23 - 24 in
58 - 60 cm
13 - 16 lbs
6 - 7 kg

 

 

When should I stop swaddling my baby?

As your baby grows, he may outgrow his need for swaddling as he may prefer to have his arms free or he may begin to move about in the crib or roll over. It's time to stop swaddling your baby when he starts to show signs of rolling over or breaking out of the swaddle.

Can my baby be swaddled with his arms out of the SwaddleSure?

The HALO SwaddleSure only supports both arms in swaddling. If you are looking for a multi-way swaddle, the HALO SleepSack Swaddle is an adjustable 3-way swaddle.

When should I stop using the SwaddleSure Adjustable Swaddling Pouch?

When your baby shows signs of breaking free from the swaddle or rolling over, it’s time to discontinue swaddling.

Can I start using a larger-sized SwaddleSure on my newborn and then he/she can just grow into it?

We DO NOT recommend using a SwaddleSure that does not correspond to your baby’s current size. The purpose of the swaddle is to keep your baby from having any excess material that may bunch up around the baby’s nose or mouth. If the baby is wearing a swaddle that is too large, there is a potential for the baby's head to slip through the neck hole or for excess material to bunch up around his or her face.

How does the HALO SwaddleSure Adjustable Swaddling Pouch help babies sleep safely?

The SwaddleSure replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover a baby’s face and interfere with breathing. It also helps reduce the risk of baby overheating. Its patented three-point fastening system resists 'breakouts' for superior, more secure swaddling. The roomy leg pouch helps baby’s hips stay in the correct, frog-like position which ensures healthy hip development and allows easy access to baby’s diaper for diaper changes.

Why is the SwaddleSure sleeveless?

It is sleeveless to reduce the chance of baby overheating and is easier to be worn with regular sleepwear underneath.

Will my baby overheat?

We have found that the SwaddleSure is suitable for a wide range of temperatures by adjusting the clothing you put on your baby underneath the wearable blanket. It keeps babies comfortable in all but the warmest rooms. They can wear anything from just a diaper underneath the SwaddleSure to a coverall or sleeper. Many parents have reported that their babies sleep better with the SwaddleSure, since they stay covered all night long.

How does the HALO SwaddleSure hold up in the washing machine?

The SwaddleSure is made of the highest-grade fabrics available which will remain durable through many washings. It should be washed with like colors, and tumbled dry on low heat. Remember to close the fastener strips on the swaddle wrap before washing to prevent it from attaching to other items in the wash. It is also recommended to turn inside-out before laundering.

Is the HALO SwaddleSure chemically treated with flame retardant chemicals?

NO. The fabric and fibers used to make our garments are not chemically treated in any way.

 

Sleep Safety

How can I ensure that my baby sleeps safely?

Follow these guidelines to keep your baby sleeping safely. For more of sleep safety click here.

Always:

  • Place your baby to sleep on his back at naptime and at night time.
  • Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet. Place your baby's crib or bassinet near your bed.
  • Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby's sleep area. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.
  • Breastfeed if possible but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
  • Offer a pacifier when putting your baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, introduce the pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.

Never:

  • 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 use wedges or positioners to prop your baby up or keep him on his back.
  • Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.

 

Where is the safest place for my baby to sleep?

The safest place for your baby to sleep is on her back in her own crib or bassinet in the same room as you. Side sleeping is no longer recommended as a young infant can easily flip onto his tummy. Do not allow your baby to fall asleep in your bed, as this is a risk factor for suffocation or SIDS. Make sure that there are no loose blankets, pillows, soft bumpers or other toys in your infant’s sleep space.

 

 

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