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Written by  Sunday, 25 August 2019 22:33
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Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau, is proud to announce that they have implemented the Halo Safe Sleep Program in our nursery.

Instead of using loose blankets for sleep, EOMC recommends sleep sacks to families of babies who are less than 1 year old. Loose blankets in the crib can cover your baby’s face and cause breathing problems. Sleep sacks help babies sleep safely by decreasing the chance of suffocation.


Other benefits of using a sleep sack include:

• Sleep sacks provide a feeling of security—like when your baby was in the womb.

• Sleep sacks can be used for swaddling. Swaddling is a great way to soothe and calm a fussy baby. Swaddling can also improve sleep by preventing the startle reflex (sudden movements), which can cause your baby to wake up.

• Sleep sacks help babies maintain the correct body temperature without becoming overheated from too many blankets. Babies are at higher risk of sleep-related death if they become overheated.



Not only are these sleep sacks used for our nursery, but we send every new baby home with one of their own.


Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center- taking care of your most precious packages since 1950.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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