I’ll admit it- I’ve never known the necessity of a good swaddle until I brought home a baby who adored being swaddled in the NICU. Those NICU nurses were like swaddle angels, because after getting him home, I just couldn’t get a good swaddle like they did with blankets. I tried the hospital blankets, muslin swaddles, you name it. They ended up loose and never really worked like they should have.
Luckily, we had this amazing Ollie Swaddle , known as the Smarter Swaddle™! We hit the jackpot with this one, as Baby Andrés ended up loving it! It’s a one-size-fits-all, soft, stretchy piece of heaven (in my own humble opinion ;))
Made from custom moisture-wicking material to reduce the risk of overheating, this custom-fit swaddle allows for the fit to be individualized to meet the needs and size of each little one! How does it work to be customizable for each kid? Let me walk you through step-by-step.
How to Use an Ollie Swaddle
Step 1: Lay it out flat, and place baby’s head on the little “hill” in the middle of the swaddle.
Step 2: Bring the right side over baby’s arms.
Step 3: Velcro the left side over, to fit baby snug. The velcro is nice and large so it can grow with your baby!
Step 4: Using the loop at the bottom of the swaddle, tie the end to the perfect length for baby!
Another thing I love about the Ollie Swaddle is that it also provides easy access for diaper changes, accessible through opening at the bottom. Beyond the amazing product, this swaddle also came to me packaged like no product had before- in a gorgeous, re-usable box with a beautiful note inside- definitely gift-worthy if you are going to a baby shower.
The Ollie Swaddle also comes with a machine wash bag to help keep it looking nice and soft, and is available in 4 gorgeous colors- Sky, Lavender, Stone, and Meadow- for only $59. Or, score 2 in an Ollie Bundle for only $99! Order through my affiliate link for 10% off any Ollie products! Visit The Ollie World on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with their cute pictures and amazing products!
As if you didn’t have enough reason to want to run out and buy an Ollie Swaddle, let me share a little bit about founder, Hindi, and how she began The Ollie World. It’s inspiring, I promise!
Hindi writes, “My story begins when I became a single foster parent to a handsome little one named Oliver. This innocent child was disconnected, underweight and on the verge of being labeled “failure to thrive”.
Other foster parents struggled with keeping Oliver because he was difficult, struggling to eat and sleep. I, on the other hand, was in love, and so I began my journey with Oliver committed to seeing him flourish.
My mission to help Oliver ended up taking an unexpected turn as I started developing a swaddle that would meet all of Ollie’s needs. With the guidance of Ollie’s pediatric neuro-developmental psychologist, Dr. Kiti, what you all know and love as “The Ollie Swaddle” came in into being. Ollie’s swaddle moved with him through the night, keep a comforting pressure from his shoulders to his feet, and helped keep him cool.
From that day forward, I began to see dramatic changes. He began to sleep through the night, eating and gaining weight. Most importantly, he began to catch up with the developmental milestones which he had previously missed. Ollie was beginning to flourish!”
In 2009, Ollie ended up being adopted by a great family, and in 2013 Hindi began The Ollie World. And she’s been helping babies thrive ever since! Told you she was inspiring 😉
Disclosure: I received complimentary product in exchange for my honest review, however all opinions are my own.