Warm Welcomes for Newborns

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Sponsored by:

St Luke’s Wood River Foundation

Project Champion:

Betsy Mullins
mullinse@slhs.org

What are the appropriate grade levels?

K-12

Is there a limit to the number of participants?

1 class

The theme for this project is:

Health, Baby Care, Children

To promote safe sleeping, we encourage parents to only use swaddle blankets (Halo Sleepsacks) for newborns. They keep unnecessary items out of the cribs/bassinets that can cause suffocation and promote safe sleep habits for mothers and their babies. The sleepsacks allow babies to be placed on their backs which is the safest sleep position; keeps them warm by being all enclosing; swaddles the baby while allowing for freedom of leg movement, which is most beneficial. In the past, we have done this project and all of our patients really enjoyed this lovely gift.

Students will invest in the Halo Sleepsacks (Wow suggests creating a student-run fundraiser to collect funds to buy the SleepSacks), construct information cards outlining the benefits of swaddling in Spanish and English, and customize gift tags for each that describe the student generosity initiative.