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Washing your carrier

Correct care will ensure that your carrier has a long lifespan. How you best care for your wrap or sling depends on the fibers it's woven from. When your carrier contains more than one type of fiber (for example, a blend of cotton and wool), you should always treat it according to the most delicate fiber.


Most of our carriers come in "loomstate" (fresh from the loom) and require a first wash for the threads to settle into place. Follow these guidelines to wash your carrier.



Cotton is a very sturdy fiber that is easy to maintain and can be machine washed. It can withstand temperatures of up to 60 degrees Celsius. Enzyme-containing detergents are recommended, as they allow for thorough cleaning at lower temperatures. 30 degrees is often sufficient. Washing at lower temperatures minimizes wear on your carrier.


We do not recommend tumble drying your cotton wrap, as there's a risk of shrinkage. However, you won't risk damaging the wrap if you decide to do so. If tumble drying, we recommend using cold air.


Cotton can be ironed at medium to high heat. Use steam.




Similar to cotton, linen is an easy-care fiber, meaning it can be machine washed with enzyme-containing detergents. We recommend not washing your linen carrier at more than 30 degrees to preserve the natural luster of the fabric.


Linen should not be tumble dried if you want to maintain its luster. Instead, let it air dry and smooth out the fabric by hand. Then, give it a good ironing (medium to high heat) when it's still slightly damp.


It's recommended to iron linen wraps and slings, as linen tends to fold in the same place, causing threads to slide apart and potentially creating weaknesses in the fabric. This tendency can be alleviated by occasionally washing and ironing your carrier.



Wool, like merino, is a wonderful and robust fiber but can felt if treated incorrectly. Felting is when the surface of wool fibers rises, contracts, and interlocks like Velcro. A felted wrap/sling shrinks significantly as the fibers contract, becoming stiff and less flexible. A felted carrier should not be used for carrying. Felting of wool is caused by a combination of three factors: moisture, rapid temperature changes, and agitation.

To avoid this combination, we discourage machine washing carriers that contain wool. When it comes to washing wool, you often need very little. Wool carriers can be refreshed by airing them outside or by hanging them in the bathroom while you take a steamy shower to rejuvenate them with humidity.


Wool carriers should be hand washed in lukewarm water (max. 30 degrees Celsius) with a liquid detergent specially made for wool. I use a (large) baby bathtub. Fill the tub with lukewarm water, add the detergent, swirl to distribute it, and then immerse the carrier completely in the water, making sure it's thoroughly wet. Stir as little as possible. Moisture, temperature changes, and friction cause felting. Let the fabric sit in the water, gently pressing on it. Once the wrap/sling is thoroughly soaked, lift it out while supporting the weight evenly. Empty the tub and refill it with clean water at the same temperature. Soak again and gently stir/squeeze to remove any soap residue.


Gently press out excess water - do not wring! Place the wrap/sling on one or more bath towels and fold it if necessary. Then roll it up in the towel/towels. Step on the roll gently to press the water into the towels. Unroll and lay the wrap/sling flat to dry on fresh towels or spread it out on a drying rack. It's important to distribute the weight fairly evenly to avoid the carrier drying in a misshapen manner. Never put a wool wrap or sling in the dryer - it will felt even on a cold setting.


Wool can be ironed at low heat, always using steam. The wrap/sling should be dry before ironing.



Like wool, silk is a protein-based fiber, which means it breaks down if washed with enzyme-containing detergents. Silk can be machine washed at max. 30 degrees Celsius delicate cycle, as there's no risk of felting. Some silks might have a noticeable smell when wet; this is because natural silk residue from the silkworm's cocoon is still present on the fiber. The scent will be far less noticeable once the fabric dries. Irregular silks like bourette and tussah are more prone to this.


When drying a silk carrier, follow the guidelines for drying wool and add that silk should always dry in shade and never in direct sunlight.


Silk can be ironed at the lowest temperature setting. Use steam.

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My name is Christine, and I am the founder of Nordic Slings; a wrap and sling brand born from my love for babywearing and beautiful design.

I aim to grant you the freedom to express yourself as a parent while strengthening the unique bond between you and your child.

My baby carriers are crafted with care and love. Each wrap and sling is the result of my passion for combining the finest materials with aesthetic design. I've personally carried both of my children and understand how vital it is for you to feel both comfortable and beautiful while wearing your child.

At Nordic Slings, you won't find a cheap product mass-produced in the East. I oversee the design of my wraps and slings myself. The fabric is custom-woven at a small GOTS-certified weaving mill in Austria, and all of my products are sewn in Denmark. This is why you won't find Nordic Slings in baby stores and other online shops driven by high profits.

With a carrier from Nordic Slings, you're not just receiving an ethically-made, high-quality product. You're also investing in yourself and your child. I hope that my carriers will become an invaluable part of your parenting journey. If you have any questions or need advice, I'm always here to help.

Warm regards,

Christine Marie Lundbye Clausen