Benefits of Swaddling


Numerous medical studies have proven there are many benefits to swaddling. Recently, it has been in the news that swaddling may contribute to SIDS if proper safety precautions aren’t taken – like laying your baby down to sleep on their stomach – but rest assured that the Ollie Swaddle is designed to provide comfort and security with the safety of our little one in mind. Below are ten ways that the Ollie Swaddle is beneficial for your baby.


Benefits of Swaddling The Ollie World


  1. Swaddled babies have more restful sleep. Swaddling helps your little one to feel secure like they did in the womb.
  2. Swaddling helps sleeping infants remain on their backs. Since back sleeping is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of SIDS, this is very important. Keep in mind that once babies are able to roll from back-to-front purposefully it is time to stop swaddling.
  3. Swaddling decreases the startle reflex. Since swaddling makes babies feel secure, they are less likely to wake up due to being startled and this means better quality of sleep.
  4. REM sleep is important for brain development. Better sleep means more time in REM sleep and a healthier baby.
  5. Number four applies to parents, too. When your baby gets more sleep, so do you. When you get more sleep, you’re able to be more effective when you are awake.
  6. Swaddling reduces colic and fussiness. A happy, secure baby will be calmer and less prone to unexplained fussiness. This calm can also aid in better digestion.
  7. Swaddling prevents over-stimulation. When your little one was in the womb, she was protected from the overwhelming stimulation of lights, sounds and feelings of the outside world. Since the Ollie Swaddle is designed to mimic the comfort of the womb, it makes your baby feel that same protection of being inside of mom.
  8. Swaddling helps keep baby warm. Babies’ bodies are not as efficient as our own at regulating temperature. The Ollie Swaddle helps babies to stay warm while the patented material wicks away moisture keeping them dry.
  9. It can also aid in successful breastfeeding. Not only does a calm baby nurse better, but if you tuck your baby's hands into the swaddle it will help keep them from pushing away or scratching your breast.
  10. The Ollie Swaddle aids in proper hip development. One concern with swaddling is that it can affect the development of your baby’s hips if constraint is put on joints. Our fabric provides stretch to allow freedom of movement in joints, while still providing the comfort of swaddle.