To Swaddle or Not to Swaddle, and my favorite swaddles!

I know I am not the only one who has NO idea how to swaddle a baby!

Before my daughter was born, I bought 4 or 5 super adorable muslin swaddle blankets all while I was fully aware that I had no idea how to swaddle a baby!

After I had my daughter the nurses showed my husband how to swaddle our little lady bird, and while he became a pro… I still had no idea what I was doing. I was breast feeding around the clock and was not about to mess with having to fold this corner to that corner while also trying to contain my ninja baby in the middle of the night [if you’ve swaddled a newborn you know what I mean], then panicking over whether it would untangle and wrap around her… and then I found the GRAIL OF SWADDLES:

The Ollie Swaddle

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It’s literally THAT easy. Thank goodness for modern baby inventions! However, there are two red flags that come to mind when I think of swaddling-aside from muffling that dreaded Moro reflex- overheating and hip dysplasia. We now know that we should not be tightly swaddling an infants legs due to the increased risk of hip dysplasia or developmental dysplasia. We also want to make sure that while our children are tightly swaddled, they’re not at risk of overheating. The Ollie Swaddle has patented fabric that reduces the risk of overheating.

Pros of using The Ollie Swaddle:

  • reduces Moro reflex

  • you don’t have to deal with your child constantly escaping

  • peace of mind regarding overheating

  • peace of mind regarding hip dysplasia

  • you can choose to undo only the bottom portion for easy diaper changes

Swaddling can calm fussy babies and improve sleep, but please always make informed decisions when swaddling your child. If a child has started rolling over, swaddling is no longer a safe practice.

#safesleepsaveslives

Oh, and I still don’t know how to swaddle a baby with blanket.

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