Measuring a Woven Wrap: Soft Tape Measure in Hand (STIH)

Woven cloth is ‘dynamic’- it can stretch and contract, grow and shrink depending on what is happening to it at the time, whether or not it has been washed or ironed recently (and even how it was washed).

Trying to measure something that can change length is pretty tricky! The babywearing community has created a general standard for measuring which is designed to create some consistency. This is important because different measuring methods can give very different length readings for the same wrap. By sticking to a single system we minimise discrepancies. Continue reading