100% Pure cotton ring slings made in Cape Town, South Africa. FREE delivery anywhere in South Africa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I break my sling in? Simple – use it! The best way to break in your sling is to just start using it. A new sling can feel a little stiff, but softens up quickly and just gets better with use. Washing, tumble drying and steam ironing also help soften the fibers.

For a quick spot clean, a cold damp cloth usually works well. However, if you are looking to fully launder your sling, you can follow the directions below…

 

HAND WASH

  1. Unthread your sling.
  2. Fill a basin with cold water and add a mild laundry detergent. Make sure your laundry detergent is free of optical brighteners and enzymes.
  3. Gently wash your sling. The water may discolour, this is normal.
  4. Gently squeeze off excess water.
  5. Hang the sling to dry out of direct sunlight, or pop it in in the tumble dryer on the low setting (cover the rings with a snuggly fitting sock to prevent them getting scratched).
  6. Iron your sling with lots of steam on your iron’s hottest setting.

 

 

 

MACHINE WASH

  1. Unthread your sling and cover the rings with a snuggly fitting sock.
  2. Wash it in your machine alone (as some colour may come out of the fabric) on a cold, gentle cycle. Make sure your laundry detergent is free of optical brighteners and enzymes.
  3. Hang the sling to dry out of direct sunlight, or pop it in in the tumble dryer on the low setting (again, cover the rings with a snuggly fitting sock).
  4. Iron your sling with lots of steam on your iron’s hottest setting.

*All our slings are made from natural fibers, so just like a pair of black jeans, each time you wash your sling, it may lose a bit of colour.

For Everyday Storage You can safely keep your sling threaded and ready to use. Scrunched up in a diaper bag, folded on a shelf or hanging on a hook, just remember to keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Long Term Storage Always unthread your sling and wash it if you are planning to store it for an extended period of time. Washing will remove any residue that could damage the fibers over time. Either roll or hang the sling to prevent permanent creasing and store in a closet, out of direct sunlight.

We ship for free anywhere in South Africa. For international shipping, please email us on hello@wildlingbaby.co.za for a quote.

Your baby’s weight is what ‘locks’ the fabric in the rings. When adjusting your sling, be sure to place your hand under your baby’s bum and lift them slightly to release their weight from the fabric.

Your sling should never cause you discomfort in the shoulder or neck. Check that the sling is positioned on the cap of your shoulder and not actually touching your neck. Also make sure the fabric is not bunching and is spread evenly across your back. Lastly, check that your rings are neither too high nor too low, but are in a corsage position.

A deep seat is essential for a secure carry. The bottom rail of your sling needs to be pulled up high (ideally all the way up to your babies belly button) not tight… Think hammock. If the sling is feeling too tight on your baby’s legs, loosen your bottom rail and work on a deeper seat.

Most babies love the sling from day one, but if your baby is fussing, try going for a walk as soon as you have your sling adjusted, even if it’s just around the house. Your baby will find the motion soothing and it will help them settle into their little pouch.

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