Every year SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and accidental suffocation claim the lives of 5,000 babies. HALO®'s founder Bill Schmid and his wife lost their first born to SIDS. From this tragedy, HALO® and its mission were born. For over 20 years, they’ve been educating parents about safe sleep practices, and a portion of every sale goes to organizations which promote safe sleep practices and fund SIDS research. Since 2005, the American Academy of Pediatrics has suggested the use of wearable blankets. Today, HALO® SleepSack® wearable blankets are the #1 trusted choice of hospitals and are used nationwide to help babies sleep safely from the start.