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Washing woven wraps

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thecrab Fri 25-Mar-16 23:42:20

Evening, this morning I mentioned in passing to my husband that I needed to wash my wraps. Went to work and have come home to lovely washed wraps drying. Thank you husband smile

However, he didn't know that they have special washing instructions! D'oh!

Does anyone know if my wraps will be ok? They were on a 30 degree regular wash with fabric softener and they all are supposed to be washed without. Two are didymos and one is a yaro sling.

Links for what they are exactly:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Didymos-Standard-Baby-Wrap-Sling/dp/B004TVJOR6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458949086&sr=8-1&keywords=Didymos+red

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Didymos-Waves-Baby-Sling-Silver/dp/B000YEXPPY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1458949141&sr=8-2&keywords=Didymos+waves

http://www.lovetobenatural.co.uk/yaro-macrame-blue-violet-ring-sling.html

Any info is greatly received, I really hope they're fine!

WingingItAlways Sat 26-Mar-16 15:59:19

All those wraps are 100% organic cotton, perfectly fine to go in your washing machine and tumble dryer.

It's recommended that you don't use detergent with optical brighteners in, as these can cause a build up on the fabrics over time. Using something like ecover on them (and no fabric conditioner) is best, but I doubt you'll have done any harm this time.

Just be careful about washing them with fabrics containing zips, hooks or velcro, sometimes they can get caught, pretty sure your wraps have a tight weave though so shouldn't pull easily.

thecrab Sat 26-Mar-16 19:42:02

thanks for the reply, I hope they're fine... although it would be a good excuse to buy some more wink

I will be purchasing ecover now thanks for the suggestion

WingingItAlways Sat 26-Mar-16 20:06:06

No worries, pretty sure one wash can't hurt them really, do they feel stiff/crunchy at all?

Any excuse is a good one ;)

If you're in the UK you can find ecover in pretty much any supermarket.

DrCoconut Mon 28-Mar-16 16:55:39

Fabric softener could make them slippy, if it does you can rewash without.

StuntNun Mon 28-Mar-16 17:03:35

I think you should rewash them. If you don't have Ecover then do it without any detergent. The fabric softener will make them slippy so you'll need to get that out of them. If your washing machine lets you add extra rinse cycles then that would help. Be warned that it could affect the resale value since some people won't touch a wrap that's been washed using fabric softener.

thecrab Tue 29-Mar-16 20:33:59

Thanks guys, I've used my yaro wrap twice now before reading your replies blush it seemed fine but I will rewash to make sure the softener comes out. I'm going to a sling meet next week so I'll bring them along and see what the consultant thinks of them too.

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