HALO SleepSack Swaddle review

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HALO SleepSack Swaddle at a glance:

Known for their expertise in baby safe sleep, HALO® is working in partnership with The Lullaby Trust in the UK. The SleepSack® Swaddle is the only 3-way swaddle that adjusts to fit the baby's sleep style. Swaddle with arms in, hands-to-face, or with one or both arms out for optimal sleep.

With adjustable fasteners and inverted zip, it nestles baby without the risk of sleep-related dangers so baby can sleep comfortably and safely. Features 'Back is Best' embroidery as a reminder to place baby in the recommended sleep position. The roomy sack design is recognised by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute.

We spoke to these real parent testers to get their review...

How did this product make your life easier?

Sharon said: "The HALO Sleepsack Swaddle is an excellent quality swaddle which allows your baby to sleep peacefully and securely. Its soft material is gentle and cool on baby's skin yet warm and comforting while they sleep. The option to allow their arms to be in or out of the swaddle is an excellent feature, one I hadn't seen in another swaddle before. I also rate the design highly for the positioning of the zip, especially useful for nighttime nappy changes."

Sherelle said: "I love how the zip on this sleep sack unzips from the bottom making it completely easy and hassle-free to change little ones nappy in the night! It saves stripping them too much and them getting cold while doing the nappy change. Compared to other types of swaddles this is quick and easy to use."

Amie said: "This product is very well made, with easy instructions on how to use and safety. Lovely soft material however when washed it can go bobbly and the Velcro easily attracts fluff, I have since hand washed the product to avoid further bobbling, this hasn’t affected the use and the inside is still soft enough. I would highly recommend this product for a newborn it is such a brilliant design and a safer and more secure way to swaddle your little one without the risk of blankets going over baby’s face. I also like the option of being able to swaddle and having the babies arms free. Not all babies like to be completely swaddled so this is brilliant for either requirement."

Would you recommend this to other parents?

Sophie said: "I’d recommend this product if you struggle to swaddle your baby, or if you’d like to start transitioning from a swaddle to a sleeping bag. It’s really easy to use, I like having the directions on the bag because when you first get it looks confusing whereas it’s actually very easy. The material is nice and feels reassuringly breathable. I wouldn’t recommend this product if your baby is already used to a sleeping bag."

India said: "I would recommend the HALO SleepSack Swaddle to friends as it’s so soft and snuggly but also so light and breathable. There is plenty of room for the baby and you can have it as tight or as loose as your baby feels comfortable with. Due to the fabric being thin, it is perfect for both summer and winter."

Sherelle said: "I would recommend this product to other mum's, it's so much safer than using a blanket and I love how you can either wrap their arms inside the swaddle or leave them out. The quality of the material is nice and washes really well. It's also great that it comes in a 1.5 tog so it is perfect for the summer months!"

Would you choose this product above all others on the market?

Amie said: "Amie said: "I would definitely purchase this swaddle if I was to have another baby. I would use this as a safer option in the hospital and at home. This is the first swaddle I have used and I definitely rate it as a fantastic product, it has the potential to win."

Sophie said: "As far as I’m aware I don’t think there is another product that you can use as a swaddle and a sleeping bag and in between, I think it’s very unique in its design. I think it’s easy to use, nice quality material and really helpful if you’re not very good at swaddling, which I’m not! I also think it’s such a brilliant idea to have a reminder on the product itself how to use/wrap it, this comes in handy when you’ve had little sleep and can’t remember what you’re doing!"

India said: "I would choose the HALO SleepSack Swaddle above all others and would recommend this to any friend. I believe this sleep swaddle is perfect for new borns, who in their nature change the way that they like to sleep. For smaller babies, the swaddling is perfect but for bigger babies you can just have a cosy sleepsack."

What changes would you make to this product?

Amie said: "If the material could be ironed that would be a good change, I personally don’t like creases so if the material was suitable for the use of an iron that would be brilliant. The Velcro is quite strong so can sometimes be tough to undo however the flip side to that is that it’s incredibly secure there isn’t anything else that I would change about this product I highly rate it."

India said: "I wouldn’t change anything about the product. If I had to mention anything at all then maybe the amount of Velcro on the sleepsack however this is what makes it so safe and secure. I would change the price. I believe this product is so good that I would like to see it a lot cheaper so that it’s accessible to more mums."

Sophie said: "I found the sizing guide out, although admittedly my baby is pretty long for his age, so he outgrew the 3-6 months size at around 4 months, so I didn’t really get much use out of it. To be fair he also outgrew the Tommee Tippee sleeping bags ahead of their 3-9 month size guide too, but because they had a larger age range he was able to stay in them longer than the SleepSack Swaddle, which when these products are all around the £20 mark you want them to be able to get longer use out of them."

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