My story begins when I became a single foster parent to a handsome infant named Oliver. This amazing little one was disconnected, underweight, and on the verge of being labeled “failure to thrive”.
Other foster parents struggled with keeping Oliver because he was difficult, unable to be soothed, and struggled with the basics of just eating and sleeping. But, the moment I held Oliver, I was in love and was willing to do whatever I could to be there for him.
With my background, I knew the importance of swaddling, so I got every swaddle on the market, but nothing worked. They did not contain him properly, provide the right pressure, and he overheated. So, I set out to create something that could meet Oliver's needs and that is when I created the Ollie Swaddle.
Once Oliver started using his Ollie, he started sleeping through the night, eating and gaining weight, catching up on developmental milestones, and we even got to work on attachment and bonding. Over the almost year I was lucky enough to have Oliver, he continued to thrive and he was eventually adopted by an incredible and loving family.
The impact I saw the Ollie have on Oliver was amazing and I knew it was something I wanted to share with little ones and their families all over the world. So, I set out to create a company and products that put infant’s needs first.
My goal is to be a part of providing a positive foundation that allows little ones to flourish.