Sunday, April 27, 2014

Meet our sponsor- Hindi Zeidman from The Ollie World

Hello & happy Sunday! I hope you're all enjoying your weekend as much as J man and I have been. If you stopped by the blog yesterday you might have noticed that I mentioned an awesome giveaway in the works. Being that the giveaway goes live tomorrow (Monday 28th @ 10AM PST) I figured I would fill you in a little, or a lot, on what the giveaway is all about. Introducing my incredible sponsor will give you all a chance to get to know her on a more personal level, and see for yourself how brilliant she, and her company truly are.

Below is a summary of The Ollie World company, and some background on how it came about, in the words of none other than Hindi Zeidman herself. So please, sit back, relax and prepare to be moved by this talented woman the way I was.

"My story begins in 2008 when I fell in love with an infant named Oliver. He was handsome, and yet on the verge of being labeled “failure to thrive.” Other foster parents struggled with keeping Oliver because he was difficult, struggling to eat and sleep. But I was in love, and so I began my journey to help Oliver thrive.
    My experience in infant mental health had acquainted me with the timeless technique of swaddling. However, to both my and Oliver’s distress, the swaddles available on the market didn’t seem to help. They either didn’t hold him correctly, were not strong enough to apply a comforting pressure, or they left his legs unwrapped. So my mission to help Oliver took a new turn as I searched for a swaddle which would meet all of Oliver’s needs.
    The answer finally came when I created a new type of swaddle. One which would move with him through the night, keep a comforting pressure from his shoulders to his feet, and which would help keep him cool. When I started wrapping my little Ollie in the new swaddle, I began to see dramatic changes. He began to sleep through the night, eating and gaining weight. Most importantly, he began to catch up with developmental milestones which he had missed. Ollie began to thrive!
This change led to a happy ending for Ollie. In 2009 he was adopted by a loving family. Since then, I have been working with a great team to develop a quality swaddle which could be shared with families everywhere. This is the swaddle which you see today, The Ollie, named after my little love."

I feel SO very lucky to have gotten the chance to meet this wonderful woman, and learn a little about her over the past week or so. Collaborating with her has been so much fun, and I cannot wait for this giveaway to go LIVE tomorrow. Spreading the word about this specific company means a lot to me, as I too , struggled with the swaddles on the market during the time that Jonah was a wee little one. Sadly I wont be able to test it out myself, being that my baby isn't a baby anymore, but one lucky reader of mine will! Stay tuned for my blog post tomorrow morning that will include rules, regulations, and all the how to's on how to enter yourself (or a friend/family member) in this awesome giveaway.. you know, all the good stuff.
*If you would like to know more about Hindi, and/or follow her on instagram click HERE
Thank you all for visiting the Rad and Rebellious. Sending hugs + kisses your way- XO

1 comment:

  1. I would to win this for my new daughter Addisyn due to arrive in july! Even if I dont win, I plan on making a purchase. They seem too perfect!