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Don't Be Sleepless in Seattle (or anywhere!): Keeping Sleep Routines During Travel

As a parent, the word "travel" takes on quite a different meaning than it did before you were toting along little people, and the mountains of gear they seem to require to go anywhere outside of the house. In our family, we don’t call these trips vacations, they are Away Games. It’s all hands on deck for parents when you travel with kids and as much as you prepare, how everyone will sleep can make even the most experienced traveler nervous. Sleep is guaranteed to be different when you aren’t at home, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend the whole trip exhausted with an overtired little one. Here are four tips to help your kids sleep well while you’re away,...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Let's Discuss The Warning Signs

  Here at The Ollie World, we believe that moms deserve to partake in guilt-free self-care – but what exactly does that look like? Many think of indulgences like bubble baths and pedicures, and though pampering yourself is important, oftentimes self-care looks like getting proper nutrition, sleep, and keeping up with doctor's appointments.  Every year, 1 in 8 women is diagnosed with breast cancer. This disease has brought tragedy to millions of families, and we want to take a moment to informing women about risk factors and preventative measures that they can take through  simple lifestyle changes. By doing so, we can hopefully enable women to pay close attention to their bodies and catch anything faster that might be awry.  Thankfully, as a result of more support...

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Baby Safety Awareness Month Giveaway

  With Baby Safety Awareness Month coming to a close, we wanted to give one lucky parent the opportunity to win over $1,000 worth of great products with a clear mission to promote infant safety. Here are the details of the prizes! The Ollie World. Our company was founded on the premise of safety for little ones. We have created a smarter swaddle that sits below the shoulders to avoid constraint on baby's developing shoulder joints, as well as to ensure that there are no loose blankets around baby's face. Our patented moisture-wicking material also prevents the risk of overheating, which assists in reducing the risk of overheating. Win an Ollie bundle ($99 value).  Wean Green. This incredible company has created...

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The Most Common Harmful Ingredients Used in Baby Products

Most parents are very careful when it comes to a newborn child and want only the best when it comes to the health and safety of their infant. However, despite careful research and consideration, it can still be difficult to distinguish what is good and bad for your child’s welfare. Many would be shocked to learn that many popular baby products, including teething rings, contain harmful ingredients linked to serious health concerns. Parents should always be in the know about what ingredients and materials to avoid. Bisphenol-A (BPA) One of the most common toxins that can be found in baby products is the hormone-disrupting chemical BPA. It has been known to cause damage to the brain, reproductive system, heart, liver,...

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Keeping Your Baby Safe in the Bath

September is National Baby Safety Awareness Month, and we want to speak about some important safety related topics throughout the month to help keep your little one safe. First, let's talk about safety at bath time. What is the best way to bathe your baby to keep her safe? What kinds of precautions should you take? Here are 5 easy and important tips to keep your baby safe at bath time.  1. Ensure the best temperature of the water. One thing to remember is that your baby has very sensitive skin and is therefore more susceptible to burns than you are. You want your baby's bathwater to be lukewarm, and make sure to swirl the water with your hands to make...

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