c o z y v i b e s with the Ollie Swaddle ||

I have been on the hunt for a good swaddle or sleep sack for some time now. Nora is SO long, she kicks her way out of the traditional blanket swaddles, which makes for super long nights over here. Even as a ‘professional swaddler’ (mom/baby RN), I still cannot keep her in hers, no matter how tight I swaddle her in! It’s amazing what a Houdini she can be. We partnered with the Ollie World & they sent us the Ollie Swaddle to see if we could keep Nora in it for an all-nighter.

I am so happy to report back- she loves it! I had read reviews about how it can instantly calm your baby, and it really does! I thought that was amazing. She seems to fall asleep more quickly, and stay asleep longer. This swaddle is a little different than others I have tried, and the features are genius.

e l a s t i c  b a n d ||

With traditional swaddle sacks we tried, she didn’t like that her feet still had so much room at the bottom because she could really move her legs around freely and wake herself up. I love that the Ollie Swaddle has a built in elastic band that you can thread excess swaddle through. This way she can feel like she is ‘bundled in’ tightly, while still having enough room to move around if needed. I have never seen this on a swaddle sack before- such a good idea!

p o s i t i o n i n g ||

It is so important that you swaddle below the shoulders. This way, she can still move her neck and shoulders to get comfortable. I also love that this swaddle grows with your baby. Now that Nora is rolling over, we swaddle her with arms out. Works like a charm!

c o m f o r t ||

The Ollie Swaddle is made with moisture-wicking material, which is so important to us with Nora having reflux. I like that (knowing) she will spit up at some point in the night; the material won’t just soak it in, stay wet, and make her cold. This was a huge selling point for me as well. The other blankets or swaddle sacks I have used just stay wet around her neck and make her cold & can cause a rash or redness in that spot as well. It also works to keep your baby from getting too hot as well, so you don’t have to worry about your little one overheating.

Aside from that, the velcro that comes on the Ollie Swaddle is super durable, and I know it will stay velcro’d together to keep her snug throughout the night. Babies love feeling like they’re in the womb, or in their mother’s arms, so for her to feel safe and snug keeps her happy and asleep- mom win!

You can use my link to shop the Ollie swaddle and try it out for yourself with this link here. This will give you a 10% discount as well, with no code needed. It comes in the cutest keepsake box that I put some of Nora’s accessories in. I hope you love it as much as we do!

xx karrie

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