If you haven’t checked out the story of the Ollie Swaddle, you can see it here. When I was fostering sweet baby Oliver and discovered the need for a better swaddle, one of my number one concerns was the need for a moisture wicking fabric. When Oliver was asleep, he would wake up hot and drenched in sweat. Not only was it uncomfortable for him, but it was also a huge safety risk.
After trying every swaddle I could get my hands on, I started creating my own. Once the first Ollie Swaddle was created, little Oliver slept so much better. He was sleeping better at night and much less fussy during the day. He was eating better and bonding with me—all because of the Ollie.
When I decided to share the Ollie with the world, I knew I would need a special fabric. Plenty of swaddles claim that they are moisture wicking, but they weren’t working for me, so I knew they weren’t working for other moms. I didn’t want to create another product that didn’t live up to expectations.
The fabric of the Ollie Swaddle is patented—that’s how seriously we take the comfort and safety of your little one. Special threads are woven into the material of the Ollie to ensure that it will continue to wick moisture after being washed and dried over time.
What is Moisture Wicking Fabric?
Moisture wicking fabric is commonly used in workout clothing and sportswear because the material is designed to pull or “wick” moisture away from the skin. The idea is that by bringing perspiration away from skin and to the top of the fabric it evaporates more easily instead of being trapped between the fabric and your body.
While many people think that this type of fabric is exclusive to the need or desire to stay cool, it is also important for athletes who compete in very cold conditions. If sweat is not wicked away from the body during exertion, the moisture can easily cool down and even freeze, causing body temperatures to lower dangerously.
How is the Ollie Fabric Different?
Some fabrics (be it fitness clothing or another swaddle) are sprayed with a residue that soaks into the fabric essentially making it wick moisture away from the body. However, over time as the fabric becomes worn and is washed and dried, this spray deteriorates, compromising the ability to wick moisture.
Like I said, the threads we use for the Ollie Swaddle are patented. We actually weave a special thread into the fabric that the Ollie is made with, ensuring that your swaddle will maintain its integrity over the test of time.
During the warmer months, the Ollie will ensure that your little one stays secure, dry and free from sweat. During the colder months, the Ollie will serve to keep your little one secure and warm without causing overheating. As always, we are here to be of support to you. Please contact us anytime Care@theollieworld.com.