Bill Schmid is the founder of HALO, a Minnetonka, Minnesota-based company that makes sleep safety products for babies. About 20 years ago, Schmid and his wife lost their firstborn child to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The leading cause of death among American infants between 1 and 12 months old, SIDS does not show any warning signs and is not predicted by medical history.
Schmid and his wife made it their mission to prevent the same tragedy from happening to other babies and parents, and HALO was born. The company is dedicated to putting the health, safety, and well-being of babies first. Its bestselling SleepSack wearable blankets help babies sleep safely and are the number one choice of hospital nurseries across the US. HALO also offers ComfortLuxe sleepwear for babies with sensitive skin and Healthy Hips diaper covers that help reduce the risk of infant hip dysplasia, among other products.
HALO has received the Home Safety Council Commendation Award for Product Innovation for Consumer Safety, the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award, the National Parenting Publications Awards Honors Product Award, and more.