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FAQs with Hindi

Hi, Ollie Family. I wanted to take some time and go through some of our most frequently asked questions with you.  1. When Can I Start Using My Ollie? You can actually start using your Ollie from day one, after your skin-to-skin time with your newborn. This can help to ease the transition from your little one from the womb to the outside world, by assisting in replicating the environment they were most used to... the womb. We have many parents who pack their Ollie in their hospital bag, so they can start implementing their Ollie right away and having it become part of their routine for their little one.    2. When Should I Transition to One or Both Arms Out...

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Sleep Consultant Taking Cara Babies

I am excited to have the opportunity to introduce Cara Dumaplin, Founder of Taking Cara Babies. She is a Registered Nurse with 18 years experience in Neonatal ICU, Labor & Delivery, Antepartum and Postpartum Care. Cara is married to a pediatrician and is a mom to four. She is an educator and sleep consultant who helps families all across the nation. I was able to spend time with Cara and discuss some of our top questions.  1. Tell us about your background. I had been a nurse for many years when I brought my first baby home from the hospital. I believed my background in neonatal nursing and being married to a pediatrician would mean having a new baby would be...

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The Ollie Swaddle and Neurodevelopment

Swaddling provides many benefits for your little one. Some of these benefits may seem temporary – like providing comfort and calm – but these can lead to lifelong benefits as your little one is growing and learning.   First, let’s talk about what neurodevelopment is.  Neurodevelopment is the growth of the nervous system – a process that begins at conception and happens all the way through the final stages of life.  Brain development is especially important in the first few years of life because synapses in the brain are being formed that will create the wiring of the brain. While large portion of this development is up to genetics, the brain will fine-tune itself according to experiences and input from the...

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Top Ten Baby Items You’ll Be Thankful You Have

Top Ten Baby Items You’ll Be Thankful You Have As an expectant first time mom, it can be overwhelming (to say the least) to see all of the baby products that are on the market. There will be so many that you buy and never use, or find that they don’t particularly work for your little one or even that he has no interest in them. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of our top essential items (in no particular order) and how they will make your life easier.     First aid kit – You’ll hear this one from everyone. You may even receive 2-3 of them at your baby shower, but we want to expand on what we...

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Importance of a Tight Swaddle

  Importance of a Tight Swaddle Swaddling is not only a comfort to your little one, but it can also aid in safe sleeping—as long as proper swaddling techniques are used. One of the most important steps in using a swaddle blanket like The Ollie with your baby is ensuring that the swaddle is tight. First, let’s review the benefits of swaddling:      Improved sleep for baby and for parents      Decreases the startle reflex, in turn increasing REM sleep      Reduces colic and fussiness      Prevents over-stimulation and helps your little one feel comforted      Helps infants remain on their backs during sleep So, why is a tight swaddle so important? Safe Sleep Guidelines – If you’ve done any research on swaddling, you’ve probably...

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