September is baby safety month – one of the most important things parents can do is to make sure they are aware of safe sleep practices in order to reduce the risk of SIDS. SwaddleDesigns strives to educate parents on safe sleep and incorporates the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines in their 3-step Safe Sleep Program product line:
- Stage One (age range 0-3 months or until baby can roll over): Swaddle to suppress the Moro Reflex (the reflex which “startles” the baby awake). SwaddleDesigns Swaddle Sack® with Wrap keeps newborns cozy and secure.
- Stage Two (age range 3-6 months): Partial suppression of the Moro Reflex. The Transitional Swaddle Sack® – an important innovation in safe sleep for babies who can roll over, but are not ready for a loose-fitting sleeping sack. Swaddle Sack® bridges the gap between a classic snug swaddle and a sleeping sack. Available on Amazon.
- Stage Three (age range 6-18+ months): No swaddling, use a wearable blanket for safe sleep. The zzZipMe Sack® keeps baby warm and safe. Includes a 2-way zipper and available in a multitude of fabrics.
Amazon had SwaddleDesigns produce a line exclusively for them! Check out Amazing Baby here.