The material itself won’t be affected by the tumble dryer, but the labels indicating the middle and containing the mandatory information will be. For this reason, we don’t recommend tumble-drying your Baby Wrap. If you have put it through the dryer, however, you can always place a sheet of greaseproof paper over the Wrap and then iron the label back on. This method can be used over and over again.
Ironing the cloth at maximum temperature is fine. However, as we have just seen, heat will damage the label. We therefore recommend ironing over the label from the back. Ironing also helps make the fibres more flexible, thus helping to prepare the wrap for use. We therefore strongly recommend ironing your Baby Wrap before using it to carry your baby.
You can use a steam iron, in which case iron around the edges of the label.
If you add in humidity (which has the effect of a magnifying glass and increases the fading caused by UV light), you can be sure your Baby Wrap’s colours will fade with time. So you shouldn’t leave your Baby Wrap on the rear-window shelf of your car in the middle of summer when coming home from the beach, for example.
Just like other cotton objects coming out of the washing machine, our material will feel somewhat stiff after being washed. You’ll need to soften it a little to make it right for carrying your baby. All you need to do is to steam-iron it at maximum temperature. You can also turn the softening process into a game your kids will love: spread the Baby Wrap over a bed and get your bigger children to jump up and down on it. Or you can use your Wrap as a sofa covering for a few days.