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When new, did your maya wrap have a funny smell - maybe kind of fishy and/or metallic? I am planning to get one, but the other day was looking at a sample at the birth center. It seemed to have a kind of fishy or metallic smell. Has anyone else noticed this?
Is it due to the metal rings? Or the dye? The one I was looking at was black. Should I go for one of the color grown ones? There were other maya wraps there, but they were packaged up really well, and I didn't think I should open them to check.
I am kind of sensitive to smells. I don't wear perfume or use any perfumed household products. But I am no longer supersensitive like in the first trimester - i am back to using my shampoo, which definitely has lots of scent.
I have had some weird-smell clothes purchases lately. A few months ago I bought a knit silk maternity top. I didn't notice anything when trying it on, but the first time I wore it I definitely started smelling fishy. Took me awhile to convince myself it was the shirt. But it was!
Turns out that the gummy substance, seracin, that holds a silk cocoon together, smells like fish. If the seracin is not completely removed during processing the silk, the resulting product will smell fishy.
I have read that boiling the shirt in detergent might get rid of the smell, but since accidently cooking a pair of shoes in the oven a few years ago (another story LOL) I am avoiding combining the kitchen and clothes. Also, I don't want to boil it and then have stuff in the house pick up the smell.
Then I recently got a cotton/nylon maternity shirt that also smells funny - kind of metallic like the maya wrap. I assumed it was the nylon, because I have never noticed odd cotton smells before and rarely wear nylon, but now I am starting to wonder.
So, any other super sensitive noses out there notice anything? And if so, did the smell go away with a regular wash?