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How To Wash Your Baby Carrier, Woven Wrap, or Ringsling

June 19, 2017

HOW DO I WASH MY BABY CARRIER INFORMATION

"How do I wash my carrier?" is a common question asked by many new parents. Especially after you've invested a fair amount of money on your newest babywearing item, it's only reasonable that you want to care for it properly. 

The goods new is... it's so simple and easy to do so!

Here's what you need and here's how to do it: 

  • obtain a large pillow case for your carrier, sling, or wrap, to be put into. This will stop buckles and rings from being bashed against the side of the machine and will also make sure any fabric doesn't pull. Most pillow slips will leave enough room for you to tie a knot together at the top so your carrier doesn't fall out.

  • unless otherwise instructed, only wash your carrier in a liquid detergent that is free from optical brighteners, such as Earth’s Choice. Powder based detergents can weaken the fibres through friction, as they don’t fully break down in the wash, so these should be avoided. Avoiding optical brighteners + fabric softners is important because these can cause discolouration over time, and may also irritate sensitive skin (not ideal for little babies!).
  • be ready to wash your carrier by itself if it's brand new, or with similar colours if it's a regular wash. You want to avoid colour run onto your other items or onto your new wrap! 

    {Always follow manufacturer guidelines on your individual carrier}


washing manduca baby carrier drying on line

Buckle Carriers 

  1. Loosen all buckles, undo zips, and fold out any hoods. This makes sure that ALL parts of the carrier get washed and avoids bunched fabric not being wash properly. 
  2. Remove suck pads + accessories.
  3. Place into pillow slip and tie a knot so it doesn't fall out.
  4. Add gentle detergent to the machine and place on a cool to warm wash no higher than 30 degrees. 
  5. Hang to dry out of direct sunlight to avoid colour fading (it is not recommended to tumble dry).

Woven Wraps (certain blends may have specific instructions)

  1. If washing alone, you can place the whole woven wrap into the machine. For extra safety, and if washing with other items, place into a pillow slip and tie a knot so it doesn't fall out.
  2. Wash on a normal or gentle cycle with a gentle spin using cold or warm water with a liquid detergent that is free from optical brighteners + fabric softeners. 
  3. Line dry in shade or tumble dry on low.
  4. Steam iron on specific material setting (medium to high heat) to prevent perma-creasing.

Ring Slings

  1. Undo the ring sling from the rings to make sure the whole amount of fabric gets washed properly.
  2. Place into pillow slip and tie a know so it doesn't fall out.
  3. Add gentle detergent to the machine and place on a cool to warm wash no higher than 30 degrees. 
  4. Hang to dry out of direct sunlight to avoid colour fading (it is not recommended to tumble dry).
  5. Steam iron on specific material setting (medium to high heat) to prevent perma-creasing.

And that's how easy it is! 

Protect your carrier, wash with care, and hang to dry where it won't fade!

(Stretchy Wraps, Meh Dais, & Onbuhimos, all have very similar guidelines) 

woven wrap for babywearing hanging to dry after wash

Happy washing! 

P.S. If you're after detailed care and washing details on a specific blend of woven wrap, read this blog by Angela HERE for thorough guidelines. 
P.P.S. Brooke Maree is a proud authorised seller of baby carriers, woven wraps, and ring slings. Check out the 'shop' tab to find products we love, trust, and use every day. 


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