Breaking in a woven wrap

There has been lots of discussion lately on how to “break in” a new woven wrap. When you buy a woven brand new, it can come feeling pretty stiff and not to soft. To get it to where it’s soft, floppy and moldable, there’s a couple of things that you can do that will help the process of “breaking in”
When you first get it you’ll want to wash it (please follow the washing instructions for the type of fabric you have)
You’ll also want to dry it, depending on the fabric you may be able to put it in the dryer on low heat. Tossing a few tennis balls in or even shoes inside of socks work as dryer balls. This will help beat in the fabric while it’s drying.
After it’s dry, I like to steam iron my wraps. Again this will help soften your wrap up.
Last but definitely not least, you’ll want to either braid, knot it or use this little trick that a wonderful mama from the babywearer.com does. I especially like using this technique as I feel that it speeds up the process tremendously. I’ve broken in several very stiff wovens this way. Enjoy her video!

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