Bedding - Duvet, Sheets, Pillowcases | HALO Bassinest, HALO Bassinest in this print | HALO Sleep Sack Swaddle | Embroidered HALO Sleep Sack Swaddle | Robe |
Bed & Nightstands are from Restoration Hardware
As we were planning for Parker's arrival, I think the HALO Bassinest was one of the baby products that I was most excited about. Not only did I like the product and hear amazing things about it, but the story behind HALO really impacted me. The founders lost their first baby to SIDS, and as a result of that, they set out to make sleep as safe as possible for babies through their innovative sleep products.
To be completely transparent, I was really bummed because we tried putting Parker in the Bassinest when we got home from the hospital and it was just so big for him (he was hardly 5 pounds when we got home) and he didn't love sleeping flat on his back, so I figured it just wasn't going to work out for us after a few unsuccessful attempts. I was so bummed he didn't love it at first, but then around 7 weeks, when he was a bit bigger, I tried him in it again, using the Newborn Cuddle Insert (to make it feel more snug) and he slept so well in it! It was literally the best night of sleep we had had in a week or so because he was just coming out of his "fussy phase" that hits between 6-8 weeks when sleep can get tough. These nights of amazing sleep continued, and now here we are at 3 months, and other than the occasional bad night, he sleeps for a 6-8 hour stretch every night in it. I'm so glad that he's finally taken to the Bassinest and sleeps so well in it, because his mama loves it too.
What drew me to this bassinet was that it basically acts like an extension of your bed. We have a really tall bed and I was able to make it level to where I sleep. Parker sleeps right next to me, but in his own separate sleep space, which makes that middle of the night feeding so easy because I can just reach right next to me, quickly and easily scoop him up (the front wall bends down so you can easily place them in/out of the bassinet), and start feeding him (usually) before my husband wakes up. It's made our nighttime routine so much easier because I don't even have to get out of bed, which is great because I'm basically a zombie at that hour. We also swaddle him nice and snug in his HALO SleepSack Swaddle (I love this one from Pottery Barn because they offer embroidery, and I absolutely love personalized products). He's loved sleeping in those from the day he was able to wear one in the NICU. Without it he always jerks himself awake.
I know that every baby is so different and different things work for different babies, but for us the HALO sleep products have been a total game-changer. I've loved our Bassinest and the SleepSack Swaddles and can't imagine how different bedtime would be without them.
Thanks for reading! I'd love to hear about any of your favorite bedtime products, too.
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This post was sponsored by HALO, but as with any product review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hi! I'm Lindsay, a new mama to our little boy, Parker. I started my blog as a way to channel my creativity and document our life happenings. From the pretty, styled shots to the real, raw experiences, too, like our journey to start our family. I love to share about my faith, my personal style for interior decorating, holidays and entertaining & for our little guy. too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your support. XO