Experts say proper swaddling, when used correctly, can provide many therapeutic and neurodevelopmental benefits. Knowing and following safe swaddling practices is very important for the safety of your baby.
The Ollie Swaddle has undergone tests to meet both mandatory as well as voluntary safety standards to ensure that our product is of the highest quality and reliability. Our patented moisture wicking materials are designed to assist with physiological regulation, reduce the risk of overheating, and holds up well to multiple washes as well as your little one’s vigorous movements.
CREATE A SAFE SLEEP ENVIRONMENT
- Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
- Use a crib that meets current safety standards with a firm mattress that fits snugly and is covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
- Do not use any objects such as pillows, loose blankets or soft toys in your infant’s sleeping environment.
- Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, it is advised to introduce pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.
- Breastfeed, if possible, but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his or her separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
- Room share, but be aware that the AAP does not advise bed sharing as it can put a child at risk of suffocation.
- Never put your baby to sleep on any soft surfaces (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins etc.)
- Never dress your baby too warmly for sleep; always consult with your pediatrician to determine the ideal temperature for the room where your little one will be sleeping. (Typically, it is suggested to keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit, but always confer with your pediatrician)
- Never allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.
For more information, read the full article from the AAP.
SWADDLING SAFETY TIPS
- Besides the Ollie Swaddle, DO NOT place any additional blankets, pillows or stuffed animals in the bed with your baby.
- Swaddling should either be discontinued as soon as your baby shows signs of rolling over from back to stomach or transition with one or both arms out.
- Some babies prefer to be swaddled with their arms out. The Ollie Swaddle can be used in either position: with baby’s arms in or out, depending on baby’s preference.
- To reduce the risk of the fabric accidentally covering baby's mouth or nose, always start the Ollie below the shoulders. The Ollie Swaddle was designed to always be placed below the shoulders.
- Make sure the elastic loop is tied securely right below baby's feet, with both feet tucked in the swaddle.
- Temperature control is important as newborns are not good at regulating their own temperatures. The temperature in your baby’s room should feel comfortable to an adult in light clothing. The unique moisture wicking fabric in our product assists in reducing the risk of overheating. Please consult with your pediatrician to determine the ideal room temperature.
- Never use swaddle with products with restraints such as car seats, strollers, swings, etc.
- Always remove swaddle from the crib when not in use.