Safe Sleep with HALO

by Guest Contributor

I want to tell you about HALO.

I have personally been a fan of their products since 2005, the year my first son was born. It was winter and knowing you can’t put blankets on babies, I purchased several sleepsacks. I had seen them at Babies R Us and fell in love upon seeing how soft and warm they looked.

HALO sleepsacks are a wearable blanket that is made safe for babies. It is designed to be worn over pajamas so it it sleeveless and zips up the front so the baby is still able to move his or her arms. Designed to replace loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing, the sleepsacks were designed by a father who lost his first child to SIDS.

When my twins were born in 2007 I put them in the HALO sleepsacks, as well as the swaddle. In the years since HALO has developed some other products to go along with their sleepsacks.

Did you use bumpers in the crib with your kids? I definitely did. Until the day I found one of the twins with his body half under the bumper. He was fine but it scared me enough to remove them from both cribs and that was it. The American Academy of Pediatrics now says “no” to crib bumpers (and I completely understand why)! In response, HALO has developed its own Safe Sleep Crib Set.

The Safe Sleep Crib Set is a five-piece set that consists of a HALO SleepSack wearable blanket, SleepSack Swaddle (both in 100% cotton); two coordinating crib sheets in soft cotton jersey; and a matching crib skirt, which retails for $115. So much more for your money than purchasing the bedding sets with the bumpers and large blankets that you don’t even end up using!

With a variety of choices, you are sure to find something that will match your baby’s nursery. My Dog Sam in blue, Friendly Caterpillar in a light green, Serengeti Green, Serengeti Blue, Jumbo’s Garden in pink and Caroline’s Garden in pink with flowers. Check them out today! Even if you aren’t having a baby yourself this makes an awesome gift for a new or soon to be mom. You can also follow HALO on Facebook.

Enter to win

One 5 Minutes for Mom reader will get her very own Friendly Caterpillar set pictured above. To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment here letting us know what you think of the SleepSack.

This giveaway will end February 24th and a winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced in our weekly Around the Blogosphere post.

Liza is a blogger and freelance writer.  She resides in Rhode Island with her husband and 3 active boys – a five year old and identical twin four year olds.  When she isn’t taking someone to sports practice or a game, she can be found on her personal blog Cira’s Lyrics writing about chaos and family.  She writes for an online shopping blog Buy-Her and is a review/giveaway writer at 5 Minutes for Mom.  Liza is also in the process of relaunching The Mommy Gamer – a blog about video gaming, board games, toys and all things entertainment for kids. 



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1 Leanne M February 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I had sleep sacks with my kids and they are fantastic! I would love to give one as a gift to my friend.

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2 Jennie February 14, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I think they’re a great idea. I’m pregnant with my first, and would love to have one!

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3 Nolie
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February 14, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I would love to have a sleep sack for my son. I have heard so many wonderful things about them.

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4 Christina Gould February 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I like them because they are safer than blankets in the crib. Thanks for the giveaway!

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5 Barbara Manatee February 14, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I used and loved Halo Sleepsacks for all 3 of my kids! My BFF is pregnant with her first and this would be a great gift for her lil one!!

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6 raych February 15, 2012 at 12:22 am

I would love to bundle my daughter in these. Warm AND safe.

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7 tennille February 15, 2012 at 2:04 am

Love my Halo sacs. I have lent out the NB with Swaddle to a few new moms. My son is in the second size and I am in need of the third PDQ!

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8 Selena February 15, 2012 at 9:18 am

We used the sleep sacs with my daughter and now that we are expecting again this would be great to have!

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9 LaVonne
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February 15, 2012 at 12:17 pm

My sister in law just gave me a co-sleeper for baby #2 and I have been thinking how cool a sleepsack would be. I have not used them, but I’d really like to. Thanks for offering this giveaway! I hope I win :)

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10 Elisabeth February 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I think it’s a genius idea!

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11 Missy February 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I currently have a Halo sleepsack on my baby registry.

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12 Vickie Couturier February 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I love the ideal an it would be perfect for my new grandson on the way,,,I wish I had this when my kids were babies

vlbelk(at)Hotmail.com

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13 Liz February 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Would love to have a sleep sack for my soon to be great-great niece.

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14 Sarah Walker February 16, 2012 at 5:06 am

I love the Sleep Sack. I can never seem to wrap my son snugly enough and this looks like it will solve that problem. :)

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15 coley r February 16, 2012 at 9:11 am

i love sleep sacs.. my lo slept in them EVERY night and i hope no 2 will as well!

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16 Marci February 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

I love the design and color. Thank you for the chance. Looks so warm and comfy!

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17 Alison S. February 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I LOVE their sleep sacks and have used them with both of my boys. I highly recommend them to anyone expecting a baby. I would love to win for my 5 month old to replace some of the ones I have that are getting a bit worn looking.

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18 Jessica Eaton Ledford February 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I used SleepSacks with my first child and adored them! Plan on using them with baby number 2!

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19 Andrea Kruse February 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Halo is the first product we received with our first baby (almost 5 yrs ago) We loved it and bought other brands, but I still go back to the Halo Sleepsack. For our next baby I need to stock back up! Love them.

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20 Stephanie Hanes February 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I LOVE this product! I am pregnant with our third and have learned SO much about safety in my parenting years. We LOVE to swaddle but I also love the wearable blanket concept!

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21 Christine February 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I would love to give one as a gift to my friend.
Thanks for the chance!

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22 Linda Kish February 16, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I think sleepsacks are great. My son never would stay covered.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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23 Kristi C February 17, 2012 at 6:13 am

Sleep Slacks on great with the kids. My children loved theirs.

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24 ANGEL JACKLYN February 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

THEY LOOK SOFT, INVITING & COMFY! WOULD LOVE TO WIN ONE FOR MY NEPHEW!

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25 Rochel S February 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

This would be perfect for my baby daughter! And she wont be able to kick off her blanket any more!

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26 Sara Wood February 17, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I love the sleepsack its cute!

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27 Laura Love February 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I love HALO’s sleepsacks – they are a lifesaver! I love being able to swaddle my baby without having to use a complicated wrapping technique. Perfect for 2am changings.

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28 Erika February 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm

These are so perfect for fussy nights!

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29 kim c February 18, 2012 at 3:15 am

I love the peace of mind you get with the Halo Sleep Sack!

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30 Kelly D February 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I think the Sleepsacks are great for babies. It keeps them warm and comfortable.

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31 Crystal Bissell February 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm

they look so warm and comfy. im expecting my second in March. hope i get one!

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32 Sarah February 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Love sleep sacks! We just (finally) transitioned from Woombie to sleep sack.

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33 Melissa February 19, 2012 at 12:10 am

I think it’s a really ingenious idea! I would love one for our new baby!

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34 corey February 19, 2012 at 7:04 am

Looks very comfy for the little ones.

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35 Lauren Garrett February 19, 2012 at 10:35 am

I think its great!! I hope I win!!

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36 Julie Lynn Bickham February 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I think its a great and safe product. I have not had the chance to try it but I would feel really safe to.

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37 jessica moran February 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I have a friend who is expecting, and I would love to win this for her! Sleepsacks are great!!! I used them with all 3 of my kids, and so much easier to change diapers with than regular clothes at night – in dim light! Thanks for the chance!!

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38 kristin D February 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

I love it think its a great ideal!

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39 Mary A February 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Very cute and nice to know they are safe too. I’d love to win for my new grandaughter who will be making her appearance soon!

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40 rebecca w February 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I think this would keep my daughter warm and safe…I’ve heard nothing but great things about these!

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41 Barb Haley February 19, 2012 at 8:43 pm

What a beautiful set I love the pale green color

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42 renee walters February 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I think it’s a genius idea! Very cute and safe too! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Bored2quickly@hotmail.com

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43 Shannon Baas February 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

They are a good idea, especiallyt this time of year.

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44 Erika P. February 20, 2012 at 1:17 am

I love the Sleepsack is designed for babies to sleep safely and they’re also really cute too.

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45 Miranda Ward February 20, 2012 at 2:49 am

I think the Sleep Sack is a neat product!

freebiegoddess03@aol.com

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46 gail February 20, 2012 at 10:18 am

this giveaway is so cute!

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47 Kathy Dunaway February 20, 2012 at 10:37 am

I think they are a great idea and they are cute.Thanks for the giveaway:)

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48 McKim February 20, 2012 at 10:56 am

We had a child die from SIDS years ago, so anything that can help prevent that is great in my book! Would love to win these for my little grandson.

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49 Kristy T February 20, 2012 at 11:03 am

I love that they are GREAT for the babies, and keeps them warm!

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50 Kelly Tanner February 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

We love the Sleepsacks. We’ve used them with both of our children!

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51 Linda G. February 20, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I think the SleepSacks are warm and safe for the little one

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52 Liz Robinson February 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I think the slepsack sounds amazing. They are a safe option and I also love the story of the business. They seem so cozy!

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53 Ashley C February 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I love the sleep sack! We used one with my son and I’m planning to buy for baby #2

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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54 Ivan H. February 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I like the friendly caterpillar design. Great to help baby sleep warmly and safely. =)

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55 Jennifer C. February 20, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I love the sleep sack! Especially the organic cotton blend!

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56 karen February 20, 2012 at 4:52 pm

This is the cutest set! We have always loved caterpillars and the design on these would be perfect for a boy or girl – love the versatility.

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57 kelly February 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I love the sleepsack! I would not use anything else.

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58 Danielle Davis/Grady February 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

My brother & his wife are expecting their 1st baby soon so this would be great to have!
I love how safe it is!
Thank you!
Suchaproudmama @ yahoo.com

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59 tamar February 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

this would be SO useful for my little bundle to arrive in May!

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60 Lilly February 20, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I love that this is safe for the little ones. I love that this is an all in one so have it put on and ready and its safe!

Thanks for the chance! :)

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61 Wendy Hutton February 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

think this was a great invention would love to win one for my grandkids to be

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62 Debbie Hogue February 20, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I have always used sleepsacks with my babies and now I advocate using them for my grandbabies. I have a new grandbaby due soon that this would be perfect for :)

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63 Kristi p February 21, 2012 at 12:11 am

Sleep Sack was the best for my first daughter. After we finished swaddling I love knowing that she’d still be warm at night.

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64 Monique Rizzo February 21, 2012 at 12:34 am

I think it is an amazing invention.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

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65 Caryn S February 21, 2012 at 8:22 am

I love the SleepSack and used it with our first baby

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66 Sarah Garcia February 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm

this makes me want another baby

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67 CMC February 21, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I think Halo Sleepsacks are great because they really make baby feel secure while also keeping baby safe.

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68 HappyMomC February 21, 2012 at 9:01 pm

They are much safer than blankets in cribs!

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69 deanna February 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I haven’t had any experience with halo sleeps, but they look very comfortable
xoxoxo

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70 Crystal Mexico February 21, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I LOVE the Halo Sleepsack. My daughter wouldn’t sleep unless she was snuggled in this thing for the first few months. sadly, she grew out of it after about four months.

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71 Katherine Streetman February 22, 2012 at 12:00 am

I loved using the Sleep Sack when my son was a baby. He was a small, premature baby but I could rest easy, knowing that in the Sleep sack he was not cold during the night. I would love to win this and give it to my best friend, who is expecting her first bundle of joy:)

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72 Amanda Hoffman February 22, 2012 at 3:44 am

i think its very cute

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73 The Knapps February 22, 2012 at 8:49 am

I love them…much safer than blankets

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74 Ann Council February 22, 2012 at 10:29 am

I think the safety issue woukd be a plus!

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75 Eileen February 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I love them and they’re so much safer than blankies!

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76 Molly Bussler February 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I’m expecting my first baby in May and this would be wonderful to have. Thank you

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77 mary renshaw February 22, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I LOVE these!!! I used them with my first 2 and would LOVE a new one for my 3rd!!!!

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78 Valerie Taylor Mabrey February 22, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I think this would be great for any nursery
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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79 Erica C. February 22, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I think it’s super cute and a great way to calm a baby.

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80 Pauline M February 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm

It’s a great alternative to typical blankets!

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81 Andi S February 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I think the Halo sleep sacks are a brilliant idea! They are so much safer and look like they would keep the baby so comfortably. I love the swaddler best. It looks great because unlike a blanket, it won’t come untucked all the time.

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82 sarah t February 23, 2012 at 7:44 am

I love these. we used them alot with my oldest son

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83 daniel healey February 23, 2012 at 7:51 am

I love the sleep sack, my sister is due next month and would love to get it for her.

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84 Frugaluser February 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

I love halO sleep sacs and that babies can’t escape from them! I have tried other brands only to find my daughter waking up out of them and cold. I always worried he would get caught up in them when she got them off. With halo she has not been and to escape!
Sarah.Tennyson@gmail.com

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85 latanya February 23, 2012 at 8:46 am

I love the concept and think it is a great idea.

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86 Diana Hatch February 23, 2012 at 8:54 am

I think these are great! I would love to have one for my new grandson or granddaughter!

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87 Connie Gruning February 23, 2012 at 8:54 am

I love these!! No more cold baby! Maybe she would sleep all night! Besides super cute! Baby Alice would be adorable in one!
Connie Gruning
CGruning at aol(dot)com

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88 Amy W. February 23, 2012 at 9:42 am

I’ve used the Sleepsack before and really like it. This caterpillar design is too cute.

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89 Gladys Parker February 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

I luv them! They are a wonderful safe addition to any baby’s wardrobe!
Gladys P
sps1113 at yahoo dot com

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90 angelia February 23, 2012 at 10:58 am

I love these! We have a couple of sleep sacks for my grandson and they are just awesome!

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91 Carol February 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I think it’s lovely, no worries about keeping baby warm

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92 kathy pease February 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I think the are awesome and come in such cute designs :)

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93 Paula Tavernie February 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I think they are great!

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94 Amber Carter February 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I have used them and they are GREAT!

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95 Ross Hassel February 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Extremely useful, we have one on our registry. I love the 5 piece set to maximize usage.

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96 Trasina McGahey February 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

What a great idea! Nothing is more important than the safety of our babies! I love that someone else realizes the uselessness of a crib comforter too. Not only useless but dangerous!

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97 erma H February 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I think it is a great idea.

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98 laurie brown February 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

would love to have a sleep sack for my little one!

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99 Farrah Shumway February 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I love sleep sack! I used mine all the time when my son was little. I would really love to win this for my BFF. She is expecting a girl in June & lives in Alaska.

farrah_jo@yahoo.com

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100 cw February 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I love the sleepsack…..keeps them the right temp and they sleep better

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101 Breanne February 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I think it’s a great idea and love how safe it is.

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102 Darlene Owen February 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I love the idea that you don’t have to put a blanket on the baby that it is built in. It is so safe and durable looking

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103 Krystalynn Hernandez February 23, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I think they are great! I was given some swaddling blankets but I like and trust these MUCH more!

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104 Christine i February 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm

a great idea

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105 Kelly D February 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I love the sleepsacks! My daughter is 2 now but I would like to win this for my sister in law who is expecting her miracle baby!

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106 Lyndsey R. February 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I love these! And I know baby will too! The Organic Cotton one sounds wonderful!

Lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

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107 Jeff February 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

These would be great to give to my son and daughter for there babies..

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108 Erin Lawrence February 23, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I love these sleep sacks! I’m expecting baby #2 in April and would love to have this set! Thanks for the giveaway!

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109 corrie February 23, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Its a great idea, i have never had one before…

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110 Debbie Kennedy February 23, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I think the sleep sack is awesome. I wish I had one when I had my kids. My brother in law just had his first child and I would love to be able to give one to him!

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111 Staci A February 23, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I love that it can keep little ones safe and warm!

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112 amy deeter February 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm

i think their cool looking
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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113 Malisa Bal February 23, 2012 at 10:31 pm

They are so cute and such an awesome idea!

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114 Melanie C February 24, 2012 at 12:47 am

I absolutely love them, i think they’re cute, comfy looking and safe!

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115 Secret Burkheiser February 24, 2012 at 4:33 am

Sleep sacks are amazing! My daughter slept more soundly when she had one on. And I slept better too knowing she did not have lots of blankets in her bed.

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116 Rosey February 24, 2012 at 6:23 am

I think it is an uber brilliant, wonderful idea!

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117 Jill L February 24, 2012 at 6:53 am

It’s a great idea. Always worrying about my babies. So afraid they would get cold.

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118 carol y l February 24, 2012 at 8:46 am

They work so well-comfy and just what a baby needs.

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119 Virginia Rowell February 24, 2012 at 9:38 am

I love them. I got one for my grandson when he was born and it’s wonderful. Now a new grandchild is on the way and this would be perfect!

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120 Kelly W February 24, 2012 at 10:33 am

I love them!! I have 4 children and used them even in the summer time when the air conditioner was on! My baby sister is having her 1st baby this summer and I’d love to give her this one as a gift! So cute!! Thanks!

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121 Shana February 24, 2012 at 10:51 am

Boy have things changed since my boys were little! We had crib bumpers.
I like the idea of the sleep sacks. My niece is due this June & I’d love to win this for her.

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122 Sarah February 24, 2012 at 10:54 am

I love the sleep sack and would love to give one to my friend’s 6-wk. old little boy.

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123 shirley pebbles February 24, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I love the sleep sack. I think it is beautiful.

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124 Kim February 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

What a great idea! Such a safe and innovative idea to keep children safe.

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125 Nanette Dion February 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I would LOVE to win this. I think they are super cute and I think my friend’s baby should have something like this. Safety for babies is important! You never know what can happen! Thanks for the chance to win =]

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126 Gina Ferrell February 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I like them because they are safer than blankets in the crib. I think they are a great product as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

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127 EMMA L HORTON February 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm

THIS SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD WARM ITEM FOR BABY

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128 Keely Steffan February 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm

First time mom, due in May, I love the look of the sleep sack, I’m still looking at all the products out there, thank you for your review and suggestions.

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129 anna pry February 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm

i love sleep sacks, my baby wont sleep if she isn’t swaddled
thepryfamily@gmail.com

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130 Gianna February 24, 2012 at 11:58 pm

I think they’re a great idea.

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131 ashley dominguez February 25, 2012 at 1:40 pm

i would love these for my kids

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132 Tara February 27, 2012 at 10:52 am

Love that these keep babies both warm and safe!
Would love to win for my great niece due in July!

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