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Importance Of A Routine For Baby

Photo: @audreyblake_/   Importance Of A Routine For Baby When you first bring your newborn home from the hospital, any semblance of a routine that once existed is far-gone. Your new baby probably sleeps all day and cries all night. So how in the world are you supposed to introduce a routine to this tiny being? And why is a routine so important? Your newborn baby's needs aren't super complicated—yet. Eat, sleep and love. That’s about it for now, but as she grows so will her needs. Most parents find that building a routine as early as possible helps tremendously in the long run. Routine vs. Schedule When you hear the word “routine” you may relate it to a schedule—but...

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Medical & High-Risk Uses of the Ollie Swaddle

  Medical & High-Risk Uses of the Ollie Swaddle This is a topic very near to my heart, because the Ollie Swaddle was developed directly to help a high-risk little one and why it exists today! When I began to foster baby Oliver, he was inconsolable. Since he’d been exposed to drug usage, Oliver was difficult to soothe. Since he wasn’t sleeping, every other aspect of his life was affected. His awake time was spent agitated, and I was struggling to bond with him. He wasn’t able to focus on anything for very long because of his restless, agitated state. I knew that swaddling was a fantastic way to help soothe babies so they can sleep and tried every swaddle...

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Safe Swaddling Techniques

  Safe Swaddling Techniques Even though there are how-to videos, FAQs and other swaddle-related blog topics on our site, I’d like to walk step-by-step through swaddling your little one with the Ollie. In each step we will highlight the techniques that ensure the Ollie swaddle is meeting safe sleep guidelines for your little one. First, spread the Ollie out and ensure it is smoothed. You’ll notice some indentations in the middle at the top that serve as a guide for where to lay your baby. These indentations also keep the fabric of the Ollie from bunching up around your little one’s neck and face. When you lay your baby on the swaddle, make sure she is positioned with the tops...

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Swaddling An Older Baby

Photo: @lfetters   Swaddling An Older Baby We have quite a few parents ask about swaddling their older babies. You may be wondering how long your little one will be able to enjoy his Ollie Swaddle. Or perhaps you’ve just discovered the Ollie, and you’re not sure if it’s too late to be of any use to your little one. There are many reasons that you may be able to swaddle an older baby. First, let’s define what we mean when we say “older” baby. Typically by the age of 6-7 months old, your little one is rolling over on his own, meaning that it is time to stop swaddling. However, as long as safe sleep guidelines are followed, swaddling...

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