review: the ollie swaddle

There’s just something about a baby in a swaddle.  I don’t even know what exactly, but when I look at Baby Coco in a swaddle – snug as a bug in a rug – I can’t help but smile. She’s just so beautiful.

And it’s especially beautiful now that she sleeps through the night.  Sleep-deprived mama’s, can I get an AMEN?!

Mr. President was a baby Houdini in the swaddle. I tried at least 4 different brands and nothing worked. And by that time he was rolling and no longer needed a swaddle. He still doesn’t sleep through the night on a consistent basis.

Oh, but baby girl. She’s a dream sleeper at night. It might have something to do with a couple extra pounds and the fact that she eats every 90 minutes during the day, but I’m not going to take anything away from her. Coco sleeps through the night. And she started sleeping through the night when we started using The Ollie Swaddle.

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No joke, this swaddle is amazing. It’s soft, cozy, and easy to use. Plus you have the option of keep feet in or out (perfect for middle of the night diaper changes without waking baby).

The Ollie Swaddle was developed by Dr. Kiti Freier Randall, a Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Psychologist with extensive experience working with high-risk infant and youth populations. She created The Ollie Swaddle after fostering and falling in love with an infant named Oliver. “Oliver was 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. But I was in love, and so I began my journey to help Oliver thrive.”

So, The Ollie Swaddle was born.

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The technique of swaddling is a timeless practice used throughout the ages. Recent studies have confirmed the benefits which include:

  • Helping infants sleep longer and reducing spontaneous arousal
  • Helping to keep infants in the supine position
  • Soothing pain and reducing crying among irritable infants
  • Reducing the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
  • Preterm infants show improved neuromuscular development, less physiological distress, better motor organization, and more self-regulatory ability

Baby girl loves her swaddle – and so does Mama Bear.

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disclaimer: I received a swaddle but opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this post.


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  1. agreed! Babies in swaddles are just so sweet!!


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