Category: Caring for your woven wrap

Caring for your Woven Wraps

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Caring for your woven wraps may seem intimidating but if you follow the manufacturer instructions it is simple. Here is a quick reference guide for woven wrap fabric care. Please remember to always check your care tags and when in doubt, ask questions. You can find a direct link to most manufacturers care instructions on their website by clicking HERE. If you need help decoding the care label, a chart can be found HERE.

BAMBOO-
Bamboo blend wraps are super soft and perfect for smaller babies. It can often feel slippery. Moderately easy to care for.
Washing Water Temperature
Cold only. Use a delicates wash like you would use with silk/wool. Only use LIQUID detergent without optical brighteners. NEVER USE POWDER DETERGENT.
Wash Spin Cycle
Handwashing is recommended.
Drying
Air dry flat as Bamboo is prone to shrinkage.
Ironing
Medium Heat. Refer to your iron settings.

COTTON-
Cotton woven wraps are a great all around wrap. It is easy to care for and versatile for all stages of babywearing and size of child. Usually easy to get soft from loom state.
Washing Water Temperature
Cold or Warm. Only use LIQUID detergent without optical brighteners. NEVER USE POWDER DETERGENT.
Wash Spin Cycle
Gentle, low spin
Drying
Line Dry or low heat in dryer. You can use dryer balls (also available in wool) to help soften the wrap. If you line dry, you may put in the dryer with no heat and dryer balls. Line drying will always prevent shrinkage.
Ironing
Steam iron. Refer to your iron settings.

HEMP-
Hemp woven wraps offer fantastic support for heavier kids. Initially it can feel a bit scratchy but with some work can break in to be soft and sunggly. Hemp wraps typically run more warm than cotton or linen wraps. Hemp is easy to care for.
Washing Water Temperature
Warm. Only use LIQUID detergent without optical brighteners. NEVER USE POWDER DETERGENT.
Wash Spin Cycle
Gentle, low spin
Drying
Line Dry or low heat in dryer. You can use dryer balls (also available in wool) to help soften the wrap. If you line dry, you may put in the dryer with no heat and dryer balls. Line drying will always prevent shrinkage. Hemp may shrink so take caution using anything over low to dry.
Ironing
Steam iron. Refer to your iron settings.

LINEN-
Linen blend wraps offer fantastic support for all ages. Like hemp can initially feel rough out of the box when new but quickly break in to be soft and floppy.Linen is great for warm weather wearing. More prone to perma-creasing and can wrinkle easily. Easy to care for.
Washing Water Temperature
Cold or Warm. Only use LIQUID detergent without optical brighteners. NEVER USE POWDER DETERGENT.
Wash Spin Cycle
Gentle, low spin
Drying
Line Dry or low heat in dryer. You can use dryer balls (also available in wool) to help soften the wrap. If you line dry, you may put in the dryer with no heat and dryer balls. Line drying will always prevent shrinkage.
Ironing
Steam iron. Can also be steam ironed slightly damp. Refer to your iron settings.

SILK-
Silk blend wraps can be good for all ages. Some types of silks provide better support than others. Silk can be slippery and require more attention for fabric care.
Washing Water Temperature
Lukewarm water. Avoid using cold or hot water. Use a delicates silk/wool wash.
Wash Spin Cycle
Hand Wash.
Drying
Hang dry out of direct sunlight.
Ironing
Low heat and low steam. Can be ironed gently while still damp. Do not spray water on wrap while ironing. Refer to your iron settings.

WOOL/CASHMERE-
Wool blend wraps can be cushy, bouncy and surprisingly breathable. While some may be “wool feeling” or prickly some blends are surprisingly soft. Wool is good for regulating temperature and wicking away sweat. Cashmere wraps are soft and cuddly. Can be more expensive than wool wraps and the fabric care is just the same. Moderately easy to care for.
Washing Water Temperature
Lukewarm water. Use a delicates silk/wool wash. Wool can felt when it is exposed to temperature changes.
Wash Spin Cycle
Hand Wash. Do not wring, or agitate wrap in the water. Gently swish and press to remove excess water.
Drying
Air dry flat. Hanging the wrap may cause the wrap to stretch.
Ironing
Low heat and low steam. Refer to your iron settings.
***There is a group on FB called Wool Woven Wrap Lovers. Join the group and there are instructions and videos on wool care HERE

For washing instructions on your ring slings, mei tais and SSCs click HERE.