With the end of October comes the end of SIDS Awareness month for 2010. Here at The Baby Sleep Site, we were happy to have spent time sharing with our readers how to help reduce the risks for SIDS. Based on your comments, so many of our readers are already using or have used baby sleep sacks to help keep babies warm while sleeping in place of blankets or other bedding. It’s efforts like these that have helped reduce the number of babies lost to SIDS.
We had a number of really great comments about SIDS Awareness and about the baby sleep sacks for this post and just wanted to share a couple of them with you here:
Sleep sacks are the only things my son wants to sleep in. He wakes up happy and warm (not too warm, though) – I love them!
Wow, I have never heard of these particular sleep sacks. Thanks for the giveaway! I’m due next month and would love to own this.
I love that you’re donating to First Candle!!
Wow, I am shocked at the stats of SIDS and am happy to see people are taking the time to make more people aware of this. I think the sleep bag looks great, I can’t wait for my little man to try it out!
I’ve just shared this post on my blog. I hope it gets the information out to more people and saves lives.
There were almost 100 entries for the giveaway, so we’ve decided to round up and send a $100 donation to First Candle– a national nonprofit health organization to advance infant health and survival.
There were a couple of questions in the comments about using baby sleep bags that we would like to take a moment to answer here:
Q: How do I keep my baby from hurting himself when he tries to stand up and walk in his baby sleep bag?
A: Depending on how big your baby or toddler is, he might need to move up to a bigger size to allow for the ability to move about better. On the Baby Sleep Bag’s website, they mention that some toddlers become very adept at walking and even running in their sleep sacks.
Q: What should a baby wear under their baby sleep bag while sleeping?
A: Dress your baby in one or more layers of natural fiber sleepwear according to the season for their comfort. The Baby Sleep Bag website FAQ recommends not using baby pajamas made from polyester fabric as it does not release heat or moisture very well.
And last but not least, the winner of the Merino Kids Baby Sleep Bag is Chantel who has been notified and chose the French Navy Baby Sleep Bag. Congratulations, Chantel and many thanks to everyone who left a comment or entered to the giveaway and helped support our efforts to promote SIDS Awareness!
In addition to our SIDS Awareness- Reducing the Risks post, here are our other posts for SIDS Awareness month: