DIDYMOS Baby Wraps and Slings are manufactured without any textile glaze or other chemical ingredients. We only use organic cotton (cultivated in accordance with strict organic standards) and ecologically sound, absolutely metal free, skin friendly dyes. There is no need to wash your wrap or sling before using it unless you want the wrap fabric to be softer right from the start
Natural, untreated cotton shrinks a bit during the first wash. Therefore, your new DIDYMOS has additional fabric length to guarantee that your wrap or sling has the correct length after washing.
Unless differently specified, all DIDYMOS cotton Baby Wraps and Slings can be washed at 60°C/140°F on a delicates programmed). For blended fabrics made from other natural fibers follow the care instructions specified below.
Use little, preferably liquid detergent that is suited and recommended for the fabric in question (make sure that the detergent is WITHOUT optical brighteners, bleaching or softening agents. Detergent residue or mineral accumulations reduce the elasticity of the fabric. We therefore recommend to use water softener if your water is hard.
Hint: Pour some vinegar into the softener compartment of the washing machine for he last rinse. This helps to avoid such accumulations and reduces the typical smell of detergent. Your laundry won’t smell like anything not even like vinegar.
One more tip: Do not over-load your washing machine but leave enough room for wash and rinse water. This is important for all textiles.
Do spin-dry your DIDYMOS Wrap or Sling at low speed. Wraps made of wool, alpaca, silk or cashmere blends must NOT be spin-dried.
Make sure not to dry your DIDYMOS Wrap or Sling at high temperatures – preferably use the delicates setting of the tumbler. Wraps made from wool, cashmere or silk must NOT be dried in the tumbler.
We recommend to iron your DIDYMOS Wrap or Sling after the wash, this is especially true for fabric blends with linen or hemp. Ironing is advisable for all wraps, be they made from cotton or cotton blends, as it helps to prevent folds from forming always in the same places which might affect the durability of the fabric.
Special Care for Wraps made of:
Wraps made from color-grown cotton initially are pale but darken and get their final color with the first washes.
Linen or Hemp
Baby Wraps or Slings made of linen or hemp are a little stiff coming off the weaving frame, however, they soften quickly when being used. You can speed up the process by pulling your DIDYMOS Wrap or Sling through warm water and letting it air-dry before using it for the first time. Undyed DIDYMOS linen or hemp Wraps or Slings can be washed at temperatures of up to 90°C/190°F (hot). This may, however, cause the fabric to lighten and fade. It is IMPORTANT to wash your DIDYMOS linen or hemp Wrap or Sling with liquid detergent ONLY!
Wraps or Slings made from wool blends require particular attention in care and wash. This means: washing at 30°C, no spin drying, no tumble drying. Wool felts easily if not treated with care!
Cashmere Wraps, too, need very special attention in care. ONLY use detergent which is suited for wool, WITHOUT optical brighteners or bleachers, or use hair shampoo as a replacement. We recommend gentle warm hand wash and abundant rinsing. Wraps and Slings made from Cashmere blends are much more sensitive to mechanical friction than pure cotton fabrics. Keep hard and sharp objects away from the wraps and do not apply pressure on single spots of the fabric in order not to damage the wrap.
Make sure to wash your silk blend Wraps and Slings at max. 30°C using mild and liquid detergent WITHOUT optical brighteners or bleaching agents. Spin-dry at gentle and low cycle. Do NOT tumble-dry. Damp silk fabrics are sensitive to light and should not be dried directly in the sun. For ironing select “silk” setting, without steam. Perfume and deodorants may cause stains.
Information on how to wash and take care of your NATIBABY wraps and slings
Washing and caring of your wrap/sling depends on raw materials used to produce them. In general, most of the information is presented on the label attached to the wrap/sling, but in some cases additional knowledge might be helpful. Moreover, we have changed caring and washing instructions for some fibers over time. In such cases, you should treat information on this website as more up to date and taking better care of your wrap/sling.
No matter what is the composition of you wrap/sling, there are some important rules you should follow:
1) First, each sling/wrap should be washed at 30 C (cold), 40 C (warm) or 60 C (hot), depending on maximum allowed washing temperature for a specific sling/wrap. You should not try on or use the sling/wrap before first washing. This is because, your sling/wrap must shrink to its designed length and its designed weaving density. Adequate weaving density is the condition for sling/wrap safety and durability. Shrinking occurs only during the first washing. If shrinking would keep occurring later then probably a mistake during washing of the sling/wrap happened.
2) Sling/wrap should be washed in small amount of washing powder for babies. Using laundry liquid makes fiber too slippery, which, in some slings and wraps, may cause the threads to move during tying and tightening.
3) Try to avoid washing the sling/wrap together with clothes with zippers or other sharp elements, as those may catch on the sling/wrap or pill the sling's/wrap's material.
4) To avoid pilling of the sling/wrap, we suggest that you rather have a full load of your washing machine. This will protect your sling/wrap from milling about too much and rubbing against other clothes or slings/wraps during washing.
5) It is worth to pay some attention to sweaters, fleece or jackets worn on top of your sling/wrap. Sharp edges of your zipper, heavy duty thread used in the inner side of your jacket (especially for pockets) may pill your sling/wrap in those places.
1) Hand Wash
2) Do not tumble
3) Dry flat
Our cotton and linen only needs to be washed at 30 degrees. We don’t recommend bleach as it can damage fabric.
Do not use fabric softener with your slings - it reduces the life of the fabric and makes it lose grip.
It is recommended to put ring slings inside a pillow cover when washing so the rings don't get damaged.
As always, your Oscha sling arrives finished and ready for use. Our finishing processes do not involve any chemicals and are essential for any baby item; softening the fabric and removing any residues accrued during the weaving process. However, especially with our lighter weight wraps, which may have an airier structure, we recommend a first wash before use to further tighten the weave.
We do not recommend tumble drying in our washing instructions as it decreases the life of any fabric. Having said that, running it on a low temperature can help soften and ‘break in’ your sling.
It is a good idea to steam iron your cotton and linen slings after washing. Not only does it make them pretty and help to soften the fabric but it avoids the fabric creasing along the same lines repeatedly, which can lead to wear.
Try not to let linen dry completely if you are going to iron – linen is much easier to iron while damp. If you dry linen completely in the tumble dryer it may appear to have drastically shrunk. The fibres have just been compacted together and will return to normal after a quick press with an iron (and a spray of water). Using your sling will also stretch it back out again.
Silk, Wool, Cashmere
We recommend hand washing these fabrics. Run some lukewarm water into a bath or sink, add some suitable wool/silk/cashmere soap and place your sling in the water. Let it sit for a while, gently agitating the wrap, then rinse. Gently squeeze off any excess water (without wringing), roll in towels and step on them to dry further water.
For silk wraps, without wool in them, you can use the silk or hand wash setting on your washing machine if it has one, otherwise, hand wash. Wool and cashmere should be laid flat to dry. You should avoid drying silk in direct sunlight. They can be ironed on a very cool setting.
Caring for your Baby-Doo® woven wrap is a breeze, as our 100% cotton wraps make them easy to wash and maintain. We recommend washing your Baby-Doo® wrap in cold to lukewarm water using a gentle liquid detergent without optical brighteners. The first wash should be set to the gentle cycle setting with no or low spin. Subsequent washes should be set to gentle cycle with normal spin. Line dry or use low setting on dryer.
Yes, all Babylonia wraps can be washed at 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).
Use a mild detergent and the gentle cycle. It is not recommended to put the wrap in the dryer.