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Baby Carriers - Maya Wrap FAQ

Maya Wrap FAQ

How do I set the colors in my Maya Wrap or other hand woven baby carrier?

The color in naturally woven baby carriers can bleed.  To set the color, soak your sling or other baby carrier in the sink in cold water with a solution of 4 tablespoons of salt and 4 tablespoons of vinegar. Rinse the sling until the water runs clear. Hang it to dry over a door.

How do I wash my Maya Wrap or other hand woven baby carrier?

Wash the item in cold water (it can be washed in the washer). However, do not put it in the dryer! It will shrink. A sling will usually hang dry easly over the edge of a door. It usually takes about 24 hours for the sling to dry completely.

I need to find a way to pad the rings (or shorten the tail) of my sling. Is there a good way to do that?

Absolutely! Once you have your child in the sling and it has been tightened securely, wrap the tail of your sling around the front of the rings and then through the back towards your shoulder.

Why does my sling have such a long tail?

The tail is to be used as a breastfeeding coverup.  It also allows for extra size adjustability.  For example, if you are 5'6" and your partner is 6'1" tall and both of you are of average weight, you can probably share the same sling.  Slings are generally designed with a long tail to provide the mom with a built-in breastfeeding coverup. This provides some flexibility with partner fit.

What is the weight limit for Maya Wraps?

Maya Wrap recommends an upper weight limit of 35 pounds (16 kilos).

Are the dyes used in your fabrics safe?

Maya Wrap has a certificate from the manufacturer stating that the dyes used to make Maya Wrap Baby Carriers do not contain any copper, nickel, lead, mercury, cadmium, cobalt, aluminum, arsenic, chromium or any other poisonous substance.