Many parents are used to the traditional crib bedding sets. In conventional sets, you usually get a comforter, sheets, a skirt, and a bumper pad. While this may sound normal, there are obvious hazards included in these conventional sets. For one, the American Academy of Pediatrics warns against the use of loose bedding, such as comforters and blankets, as well as the use of crib bumper pads. Why? Because they pose strangulation and suffocation risks.
Even though these types of products have been proven to be unsafe for babies, companies still continue to sell them. This is probably because parents can be drawn in my the "cute" factor. Personally, I don't use crib bumpers, and I choose to use the crib bedding quilts as wall-hangings in my nursery. This way, I've still got the attractive look without putting my toddlers at risk. The bumpers? Well, they are stuffed into our storage area, as I really have no use for them.
That's why I was so thrilled to hear that HALO, one of my favorite companies, has created a crib set with everything you do need and nothing that you don't. You see, the folks at HALO are committed to providing innovative products for families that are not only fashionable, but safe as well. Their brand new Safe Sleep Crib Set proves just that!
- decorative crib skirt
- (2) 100% cotton jersey fitted crib sheets
- SleepSack Swaddle
- SleepSack Wearable Blanket
I received the HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set in Jumbo's Garden, a charming, feminine print that features vibrant colors, fun prints, and even a cheerful little elephant friend surrounded by pretty flowers. Take a look!
I also love that these sets are so well made. The quality of construction is top-notch, and the colors and prints are wonderful and would fit into any nursery decor. (What else would you expect from HALO though?) My daughter, Sophie, absolutely loves the funky prints as well as the pink elephant and the flowers featured on this set. Yep, this is totally her style, and she made sure she gave it her seal of approval.
The only thing that was the slightest bit disappointing was that the included Sleep Sack Wearable Blanket was far too small for my daughter to enjoy. She cried and cried and threw a downright tantrum when she couldn't get into her "blankie". However, most parents who are shopping for crib bedding are shopping for newborns and smaller babies, so this would fit their needs perfectly. Luckily, HALO also makes a Big Kid version of their amazing Sleep Sacks, and I have a sneaking suspicion I will be purchasing them soon for Sophie and Xander.
I would definitely recommend the HALO Safe Sleep Crib Set to any parent looking for the perfect crib bedding for their little bundle of joy. This is a much safer alternative to traditional crib bedding, and your babies will be snug as a bug in a rug as they settle in for a good night's sleep. I should also mention that a portion of every sale goes to First Candle/SIDS Alliance and The Canadian Foundation for the study of infant deaths.
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***Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***