#BabyLove I'm a proud stage auntie of two adorable newborn nephews, Yvo and Liam, so I was especially moved to attend the product launch of Halo SleepSack Philippines. I'm very glad and I look forward to sharing the advocacy of Baby's Safe and Sound Sleep. Safe Sleep is something very close to my heart. Foremost, I'm super extra vigilant in ensuring safe and sound sleep. Because when Chase, my 7-year old son, was 3-month old, I had a scary experience during his bedtime.
Coming from the launch, now wiser, we realize that perhaps Chase had a near-SIDS experience. Bravely, let me go through that night. I spent my maternity leave periods in my parents' home. As I was without a nanny then, and recovering from a C-Section, that specific night, I suddenly had a deeper sleep than usual. As a practice and perceived convenience, I was bed-sharing with him (Aha! No! Not recommended!). From my sleep, around midnight, I jerked, and checked on him, and felt that he's not moving as much. Yes, perhaps I was in daze from my sleep. We had a night light on, so I couldn't really see clearly. Later in the hospital they asked me of his color, and if he's chest was moving, we all couldn't tell. I just felt that he's limp. To my panic, I awakened everyone, my parents and brother. We tried waking him, shaking him even, touching his toes...I don't actually remember what we did! He just wouldn't open his eyes. Overwhelmed with panic, and fear, we rushed him to the hospital. Without the presence of mind, when asked at the hospital, we couldn't really answer them sensibly. They took him for a chest x-ray, and was told that he was in a "deep sleep". Praise God he's okay. After a while, we thought that it was embarrassing how we all reacted during that time. We didn't even mention it to my sister, and to our neighbors, it was only later, years after that we pass it off as a funny story, but in my heart, there's always a shadow of fear lingering every time, all the time.
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Our near-SIDS experience is without a doubt a traumatic experience that fills me with fear, fuels my paranoia and obsessive compulsiveness. Even today, in the middle of the night, I check on him, making sure that he's chest is moving up and down, not labored on his breathing. Call it weird, funny, there were times for the past year that I tried waking him up just to be sure. Safe sleep first, sound sleep second. Hah. I am very well-read on baby care, etc. with my reverence to the What to Expect book series, I am well aware of SIDS or Crib Death, which is an unexpected death of a baby, 1-12 months of age, usually in his sleep. All this time, afraid to event think about it, we regarded it as an "unexplained deep sleep". Until recently when I joined the launch of Halo SleepSack Philippines, that Ives of Halo Philippines, pointed out that what the ER staff called "deep sleep", which we all decided to believe, is in fact a symptom of SIDS. Oh my. Indeed, Praise God!
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|SleepSack also comes with a design for Safe Swaddling Made Easy. Read more about Safe Swaddling here.|
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Every night, I offer all my worries to God, for Him to keep us through the night, and to bless us with the gift of another day.
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HALO is dedicated to creating a healthier and safer sleeping environment for adults and children. Founder William Schmid began researching sleeping environments after he lost a daughter to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Since 1994, he and his company have worked to develop products such as the HALO® SleepSack® wearable blanket that encourage safe sleeping as well as bring peace of mind to parents. Today, the HALO SleepSack is the #1 trusted choice of hospitals in the U.S.A. and Canada. A percentage of sales are donated to First Candle/SIDS Alliance and the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths to fund ongoing SIDS research, education and family support.