When it comes to preparing for a newborn, moms-to-be already have to deal with information coming from all directions. Grandmothers insisting on generations-old traditions, books with advice on everything imaginable, strangers on the street overly excited to share their opinions, and more.
So while there is already enough to worry about, one aspect that seems like a sure winner is decorating the nursery. After all, you simply head to the store and pick out your favorite colors and patterns, right?
Wrong. Who knew that there were so many different aspects to think about? Crib sheets, bed skirts, curtains, blankets, gliders, ottomans, mobiles, decorations... eek! We all want the end result to be beautiful, but suddenly the worry over whether or not the space is safe creeps in and we find ourselves over-analyzing every pillow or quilt.
Fortunately, there is a way to combine fashion and style with safety and security thanks to HALO and the HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set.
Founded by a father of four after having spent years researching sleeping environments after losing his daughter to SIDS, HALO is fully committed to providing a healthier and safer sleep environment for children of all ages. As well as their collection of unique and amazing products, their site is filled with information for parents, hospitals, childbirth educations, and from experts on ways to keep all babies safe.
As the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not using crib bumpers, new parents sometimes wonder how they can have an attractive nursery without endangering their baby. Which is why HALO Innovations introduced the Safe Sleep Crib Set designed to create a beautiful and safe sleep environment in one.
Right away I loved seeing that this unique, five-piece Safe Sleep Crib Set contains only those things a baby needs to sleep safe and sound right from the start. Instead of feeling as though you need to add crib decor, pillow or baby blankets to "finish" the room, these adorable sets have everything you need to coordinate comfortably.
As I pulled out the HALO SleepSack wearable blanket, SleepSack Swaddle, two coordinating crib sheets and matching crib skirt, it was immediately easy to see that HALO hadn't skimped on including everything necessary to start baby off on the right foot (and that they all come packaged perfect for gift-giving).
I appreciate that the HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set is available in six patterns including pink, blue and neutral green tones, so that parents have plenty of options... although deciding between all of the absolutely darling designs is quite difficult!
The colors on each of the sets are bright and fun and, on the Serengeti Green set that I received, the animals are cheerful and friendly. The two soft, 100% cotton jersey fitted crib sheets come in a solid green and a coordinating polka dot, while the matching decorative skirt pulls the colors together along with the happy Serengeti animals.
As HALO is known for their amazing sleepsacks, I was glad to see that there are two included in this set. First, the 2-in-1 adjustable SleepSack Swaddle (for newborn babies 6 to 12 pounds) allows you to swaddle your baby with the arms in or out for an easier transition to the SleepSack Wearable Blanket. Your baby stays snuggled and warm while still being completely safe!
Next, the SleepSack Wearable Blanket (for babies from birth to 6 months, or 10-18lbs) is a replacement for loose blankets, which can shift and cover a baby's face and end up interfering with breathing. Instead, the SleepSack Wearable Blanket keeps little ones comfortable through the night while ridding the nursery of the dangers of unnecessary crib bedding.
Both the coordinating Swaddle and SleepSack are just the things to remove the constant worry of using blankets to stay warm, while still allowing your baby to stay comfortable and safe!
Whether you are expecting or are looking for a great baby shower gift, the HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set is a high quality, incredibly soft way to provide style along with the confidence that baby will sleep safely. From the adorable designs to the detailed embroidery to the 100% cotton plushness, this five-piece set will hold up to washings and last for years to come.
To find out much more about the HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set, visit HALO on their website, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. These great sets have a retail price of $115 but can be found for $56 - $90 (depending on design) on Amazon.com or for $109 from Babies 'R Us.
(Other than the HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set that I was provided by HALO, I was not compensated or enticed or to do this review in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion of this company and this product set.)