October is SIDS Awareness Month

It’s the first of October! Can you believe we’ve reached the last quarter of the year? October is always a busy and expensive month for me. So many people in my family are celebrating birthdays hence the expensive part. There’s also Halloween and choosing the trick or treating events to go to! To add on to that, I really need to do double time with the preps for the baby! Hayayay. Wish me luck!

Before I keep rambling on, let me  touch on a more serious subject.  October is SIDS Awareness Month and as pregnant woman about to give birth in a few months, SIDS bears a great deal of weight in my head alongside the other multitude of fears that consumes most expecting women.

According to Halo Philippines, the local distributor of the Halo SleepSack:

” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines the dangers that may steal the lives of our precious little ones.

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID): The death of an infant that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. After a case investigation, these deaths may be diagnosed as suffocation, asphyxia, entrapment, infection, ingestions, metabolic diseases, cardiac arrhythmias, trauma (accidental or non-accidental), or SIDS.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): The sudden death of an infant that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation is conducted, including a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and a review of the clinical history. SIDS is a type of SUID. Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (ASSB) also is a type of sleep-related SUID. This includes infant deaths related to airway obstruction (asphyxia) in a sleeping environment caused by:

1. Suffocation by soft bedding—such as a pillow or waterbed mattress.
2. Overlay—another person overlaying or rolling on top of or against the infant.
3. Wedging or entrapment—wedging between two objects such as a mattress and wall,
bed frame, or furniture.
4. Strangulation—such as when an infant’s head and neck become caught between crib
railings. ”

Halo Public Service Reminder

Just reading about SIDS is already freaking me out! But these are facts so as parents it’s very important that we become proactive in ensuring we never allow this to happen to our precious babies!

I blogged about the Halo SleepSack before but just incase you missed it, is a wearable blanket that eliminates the risk of babies getting entangled by clothing and loose bedding during sleep. It is usually worn over pajamas or a t-shirt. Halo being the no. 1 wearable blanket in the market today, is the only brand trusted and used by over 1,200 US hospitals and NICUs. There are sizes for newborns up to 5 years old so babies can grow using Halo and can continue experiencing safer sleep.

As a special treat for my blog readers, Halo Philippines is giving 15% discount on all Halo SleepSacks for the entire month of October! All you need to do is to key in my blog name “I AM AIMEE DIEGO” under “customer instructions” when you check out your order at http://www.halophilippines.com. So if you’re thinking of getting a Halo SleepSack whether for your baby or to be given as a baby shower gift for a family or friend, now is the time!

And if you want to do your part by helping raise awareness about SIDS and safe sleep, you can do so by clicking the “Facebook” button at the bottom of this post, or by sharing this post on Twitter with the hasthtag #safesleepph. You can also like the Halo Philippines’ Facebook page.

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