I'm expecting baby #3 and was a huge fan of the Miracle Blanket swaddle with my first two babies. However, my Miracle Blanket has a hole in it and needs to be replaced and I stumbled upon some really great reviews for the Ollie swaddle. Has anyone here used the Ollie swaddle? Does anyone know how it compares to the Miracle Blanket? I've tried the Woombie, SwaddleMe, Halo Sleepsack, etc. and I'm not really interested in investing in swaddles that require you to keep buying larger sizes.
pear / 1992 posts
We were HUGE fans of the miracle blankets for both my girls (now 7 and 1) but I hadn't heard of the Ollie so I just looked it up. I like some of the features (velcro closure!) but without the "wings" for the arms like the miracle blanket has, both of my babies would have had their arms out in like 2 seconds.
So, the Ollie would be a no-go for me for that reason alone. But you might not have a swaddle-breaker so I can see the appeal of this one. Side note: I have two miracle blanket style swaddles in organic cotton that have been sitting in my 'to sell' pile for 9 months and would be happy to wall chat about selling them to you and sending them your way
pea / 9 posts
I used the Miracle Blanket with my first (now 4) and the Ollie with my second (6 months). I preferred the Ollie because it was easier to wrap — I felt like I was manhandling the baby getting him in the Miracle Blanket — plus it was stretchy and breathable for my summer baby. Not cheap, but a good investment in my opinion.