Death jolts us. Oftentimes, we use this moment to internalize and take actions on things we should’ve done, learned, and accepted years ago. Such is the topic about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a sudden, unexpected death of an otherwise healthy and normal baby, often during sleep. Babies spend up to 16 hours sleeping in their first year. Therefore, it is important for parents to be educated on simple interventions to protect babies from SIDS, suffocation and sleep-related accidents.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using a safety-certified wearable blanket instead of loose blankets because blankets can accidentally cover a baby’s face and interfere with breathing. To avoid any accidents, the crib should have nothing inside except a fitted sheet and only the baby in a wearable blanket. Remove all blankets, pillows, comforters, and toys from the sleeping area as these can cause suffocation or carbon dioxide re-breathing, leading to SIDS.
Halo SleepSack Philippines (www.halophilippines.com), through its #SafeSleepPH campaign, aims to educate Filipino parents on the importance of safe sleep. Some of the country’s most influential HALO moms and babies gathered to support the campaign:
Feliz Lucas, along with Tanya Garcia-Lapid, Riki Flores-Reyes, Cat Arambulo-Antonio (not in the picture) also joined the campaign.
HALO SleepSack is an award-winning wearable blanket worn over regular sleepwear as a safer alternative to loose blankets. HALO products are backed by 20 years of SIDS and clinical research. It is the only brand that carries the seals of approval from leading SIDS and safety organizations. All this makes HALO the #1 trusted brand for moms, and the only brand used in over 1,500 hospitals worldwide.
Halo products are available at www.halophilippines.com, Rustan’s, Mothercare and selected Baby Company branches.
Let’s be proactive by learning and joining Halo’s #SafeSleepPH campaign. For more information on safe sleep, follow @halophilippines on Instagram / facebook.
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