Caring for Your Woven Sling

Our slings are made from the highest quality yarns we can find, but as with any jacquard woven textile, a little care is required to keep your baby carrier happy.

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Machine Wash with Care

As a rough guide, most wraps can be washed at 30 degrees. Wool & silk blends should be hand washed, although a gentle machine cycle may be ok if you have tested the cycle. All of our slings have specific washing instructions on their care labels and also on their product listing pages.

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Hang to Dry

We recommend hanging your wraps to dry them, although wool should always be laid flat. Tumble drying can reduce the life of the fabric but some blends benefit from a short cool cycle (cotton, hemp, linen, Tencel and bamboo viscose).

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Do not bleach

We advise against the use of bleach and fabric softeners on your Oscha sling as this can reduce the life of the fabric as well as making it less grippy.

Ironing your wrap

A cool iron is recommended for most slings as this helps finish the breaking in process and avoids the fabric creasing repeatedly along the same lines which can wear the fabric over time.

For linen and cotton wraps a steam iron is recommended. It is best to iron linen when it is still a little damp - it is just easier! Linen fibres may appear compacted after washing but ironing while damp, or spraying with a little water before hand, will allow the fibres to relax and return to normal.

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Ready to wear

Most jacquard woven fabrics take a bit of time to soften but we take great care to make your sling ready to wear straight out of the bag.

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Chemical Free

All of our slings go through a chemical-free finishing process so they dont require washing before touching your baby's delicate skin.

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Soft to touch

Most of our new wraps are finished using a new soft-touch technique - a cycle of eco-friendly washes that leaves your sling wonderfully soft.

Braiding your Wrap

The more you wear your wrap the softer it becomes, but to speed things up, try braiding it or running it through sling rings. This will break down the fibres and soften the fabric nicely.