Product care

 

Our wraps are made in such a way that they do not require a lot of maintenance. We think it is much better to spend time with your little one than to take care of a wrap. On the other hand, buying a wrap is not cheap and if you want baby wearing to bring you joy and the wrap to keep its beauty you need to take care of it – and if you choose the right products and washing programs it doesn’t even have to take too much time :) If you care about the environment we have good news for you – careful tending to the wrap also means less impact on the environment. This holds for washing detergent and also the length of time, the wrap will last.

It always depends on the material used: if easy maintenance is a priority for you, then choose cotton – it handles a lot. Wraps with merino wool, silk or tencel in the fabric will require a bit more care, especially during washing. On the other hand they will repay you with their unique characteristics – some with the silky softness, some with their flexibility or by being heavy toddler-proof.

This goes for all our wraps:

  • DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENER (it damages the fibers and can cause a reaction to you or your baby’s skin),
  • DO NOT USE OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS,
  • DO NOT USE BLEACH.

 

All wraps need to be washed before their first use. This will finish the manufacturing process; the wrap will shrink a little and it will become denser. It is good to check the wrap before the first wash: we check it several times during production, but we are just humans and we can overlook a small defect.

You also need to iron the wrap after the first wash (if the material allows), ideally from both sides. The individual strings of the fabric get straightened which prevents permanent folds – places where the fabric rubs against itself and gets weaker. The wrap has a tendency to get more rumpled at the beginning, so it’s good to iron it periodically to prevent folds. Later, when the wrap softens, it is enough to iron it only after washing.

Use a gentle, liquid washing detergent (one that is appropriate for the wrap’s material), that doesn’t contain fabric softener or optical brightener (careful, some products for children’s clothing contain these).

As for washing temperature, the temperature on the wrap’s tag is the maximum temperature which it can be washed on. Wash the wrap on this temperature when washing it the first time. The subsequent times use a bit cooler temperature – it is gentler to the colors and the fibers. It is very important not to drastically change temperatures when washing products containing wool – care should be taken especially with rinsing, when cold water can get into the washing machine’s drum, which will cause the wool to shrink.

In general it’s better to wash wraps less rather than more. If there is a stain you can just wash that part by hand. Bile soap is ideal when dealing with stains – apply it to the stain, leave it there for a bit and then carefully rinse. The sooner you deal with the stain after it appears the easier it will be to get rid of it. Leaving out to air dry will require less frequent washing of the wrap.

One final tip: to protect the wrap from mechanical damage that can arise from washing, wash it in a washing net bag. This is important especially in the case of ring sling, as it protects the rings from getting destroyed by being hit against the walls of the washing machine’s drum.


Cotton (100% cotton):

Cotton can be washed at a maximum temperature of 40°C. Use gentle, liquid washing detergent without optical brighteners and fabric softener. Maximum 800 spins per minute for rinsing. Use steam for ironing on a cotton program. Dry folded hanging on a line in the shade – the sun can cause colours to fade.

 

Merino wool TEC + cotton:

It’s possible to wash merino wool in the washing machine on 30°C thanks to the Total Easy Care finish. Avoid changes to the water temperature: if you are unsure, wash wraps containing merino wool by hand. Use detergents appropriate for wool without optical brighteners and fabric softener. Do not spin – you can however press the extra water out after you´ve wrapped the wrap with towels. Dry flat on the ground or on a drying rack. After it’s partially dry you can hang it folded. Iron on the lowest temperature.

 

Merino wool + silk + cotton:

It’s possible to wash merino wool in the washing machine on 30°C using a wool program thanks to the Total Easy Care finish. Avoid changes to the water temperature: if you are unsure, wash the wraps containing merino wool by hand in lukewarm water, rinsing after. Use detergents appropriate for wool without optical brighteners and fabric softener. Do not spin – you can however press the extra water out after you´ve wrapped the wrap with towels. Dry flat on the ground or on a drying rack. After it’s partially dry you can hang it folded. Iron on the lowest temperature without using the steam function.

Merino wool + silk + SeaCell or Tencel + cotton:

It’s possible to wash merino wool in the washing machine on 30°C using a wool program thanks to the Total Easy Care finish. Avoid changes to the water temperature: if you are unsure, wash the wraps containing merino wool by hand in lukewarm water, rinsing after. Use detergents appropriate for wool without optical brighteners and fabric softener. Do not spin – you can however press the extra water out after you´ve wrapped the wrap with towels. Dry flat on the ground or on a drying rack. After it’s partially dry you can hang it folded. Iron on the lowest temperature without using the steam function.

 

Tencel + cotton:

Wash on 20-30°C on a very gentle program with a low spin rate (up to 500). Take out of the washing machine immediately after the washing is finished. Don’t use optical brighteners and fabric softeners. Dry flat on the drying rack away from direct sun. Iron using medium or low temperature. Note: when tencel is exposed to higher temperatures and humidity it can fibrillate (produce little hair). This is a normal characteristic of the material.

 

Tencel + flax:

Wash on 20-30°C on a very gentle program, no spin. Take out of the washing machine immediately after the washing is finished. Don’t use optical brighteners and fabric softeners. Dry flat on the drying rack away from direct sun. Iron using medium or low temperature – quite frequently at the beginning to iron the created folds.

Note: when tencel is exposed to higher temperatures and humidity it can fibrillate (produce little hair). This is a normal characteristic of the material.

 

Babywearing sweater

It’s possible to wash merino wool in the washing machine on 30°C thanks to the Total Easy Care finish. Avoid changes to the water temperature: if you are unsure, wash the sweater by hand. Use detergents appropriate for wool without optical brighteners and fabric softener. Do not spin – you can however press the extra water out after you´ve wrapped the sweater with towels. Dry flat on the ground or on a drying rack. Ironing is not necessary.

Softshell coat

Wash as little as possible to make sure you do not ruin breathability and water-repellance of the garment. Use wet cloth to clean minor spots. Wash the coat separately on 30°C, inside-out with all zippers fastened. We recommend that you use sport-wash detergent. Use warm water, gentle wash cycle. Dry on hanger. Do not iron. You can use impregnation after washing.

Hoodie

Babywearing sweatshirts are made of cotton with elastane. We recommend washing in a washing machine inside out, with zippers fastened and together with similar colours. Use detergents without optical brighteners. Do not use bleaching agents. Best dried hanged out of direct sunlight, which contribute to colour fading.

We don’t recommend it for tumble drying. Iron the sweatshirt on medium.

Baloon lady skirt

Wash inside out without the ribbon with similar colors. Do not use fabric softener. Iron on cotton (except the ribbon and lining).

Lady T-shirt

Machine wash separately on 40°C, use gentle liquid detergent with no optical brighteners and whitening agents. Don´t use fabric softeners. Hang dry, don´t tumble dry. No ironing.

Lok bag

Wash on 40°C using a gentle washing detergent on a wash program for cotton. Do not tumble dry. Iron on cotton setting. 

Soft leather baby shoes

The shoes are best cleaned by wet cloth. If wet let them dry in shade, do not dry on direct sun or on heating. If the sole gets dirty, clean it using a small brush.