Friday, February 8, 2013

Halo SwaddleChange Review

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The new HALO® SwaddleChange™ swaddles and soothes babies for stress-free diaper changes. The soft plush cover fits over the entire changing pad like most covers, with the addition of a sewn-in swaddle wrap that helps parents keep baby’s body under control while he’s lying down. “We know how beneficial the Halo SleepSack Swaddle is as a soother when baby goes to sleep. Now we are applying the same comforting concept to diaper change,” comments Bill Schmid, founder Halo Innovations. “According to mothers who tested the new product, they found their babies to be calmer and happier, and diaper changing became a faster, easier and more pleasurable experience for both mom and baby,” concludes Schmid. 

It is made from plush Velboa, a machine-washable polyester fabric with a soft, cuddly texture and comes in cream, sage, pink and blue to coordinate with any nursery d├ęcor. Elastic all around ensures a secure fit, and openings accommodate most changing the pads’ attached safety strap. I will admit that the back in the middle is an elastic strap that goes across the opening to help keep it in place. My changing pad is screwed into the back of the dresser in 2 places to keep it from sliding off. That meant I had to cute the elastic in the middle so it would slip on the pad. It fit great I just wish that elastic had a buckle instead so that I could still use it. Cutting that elastic did not affect the use of it and it still fit great on my large contoured changing pad.

About HALO Innovations and Founder William Schmid
Based in Minneapolis, MN, HALO Innovations has a singular mission: to help babies sleep safely. Founded in 1994 by William Schmid, who began researching sleeping environments after he lost an infant daughter to SIDS three years earlier, HALO is dedicated to developing products that set new standards for the safety and improved health of sleeping infants and bringing peace of mind to one’s home. HALO branded products are used in over 800 hospitals nationwide in well baby care, NICU’s and in take home programs to help new parents practice Safe Sleep for Baby at home. For over 15 years HALO has been educating parents about safe sleep and supporting non-profit organizations like First Candle/SIDS Alliance and the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths. For additional information on safe sleep for babies, visit

Here it is with an American Girl Itty Bitty doll for size comparison. So this would be what a newborn would look like using it. I do find it extremely soft and it has no scratchy material that comes near baby's delicate skin. It did take me a minute to figure it out but it was a quick learning curve.

I currently use cloth diapers and I so wish I had this when Lil Sis was younger. I will admit that cloth diapers take a few extra seconds to put on baby so this would be great to keep babies' hands away from the "poop zone" and to give me a few extra seconds to snap the cloth diaper in place.

Both my babies have been huge fans of the swaddle so I can only imagine how great a product would have been for them when they were younger. I am a huge fan of the Halo Sleep Sack and I feel like the new SwaddleChange is a great addition to the products that they carry.

Connect: You can connect with Halo on their website, facebook, @HaloSleepSack on twitter and on Pinterest.

Buy It!
The new cover will fit babies up to one year and beyond depending upon weight. The suggested retail price is $21.99. You can currently find it at Babies R Us for $19.99.



  1. What a great product! Both of my grandsons slept so good while being swaddled!

  2. This is a great idea! I know when my kids were babies they were so upset with diaper changing. I do think this would have calmed them down. This would be a super gift.
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