Sabres, Kaleida provide sleep sacks to babies

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Buffalo Sabres are working with Kaleida Health to find a safe alternative to baby blankets that can be dangerous for newborns.

Recently, moms are ditching cribs full of blankets for sleep sacks to get the perfect swaddle that will leave their baby not only feeling cozy, but safe from the dangers of suffocation.

One popular brand is the Halo sleep sack, they’ve teamed up with the Sabres.

Many babies born at Women and Children’s Hospital and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital will each receive a sleep sack. It’s expected they’ll be handed out to over 5,000 babies in 2015.

At Women and Children’s hospital, baby Alaya Skye was born shortly at 8:16 a.m. Thursday.

Alaya’s father Cory Bishop said, “I actually wanted her to wait because we did a little partying last night, but I guess she wanted to party too.”

Jessica Hibbard’s son was born last Monday. She said, “Ari actually got his a little bit early, someone snuck one to Daddy the other day and he loves it. He is very content in it. He loves to be snuggled in and swaddled.”

The first New Year’s baby was born to Jeff and Elizabeth Walkowicz. Their little girl arrived at 4:15 a.m. at Mercy Hospital. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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