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How to Wash a Solly Baby Wrap

Wondering how to wash a Solly Baby Wrap? The main goals are 1. To get it clean! and 2. To prevent ANY snags or holes. This tutorial will show you how to wash your Solly Wrap and keep it in great condition for years to come.

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Solly Baby Wrap in a box with the words, “How to Wash a Solly Baby Wrap” on the image.

Even though Solly shares instructions for washing their wraps, I still see this question all the time. Washing your gorgeous wrap for the first time is a little scary–and of course, we want to avoid the dreaded holes at all costs.

A Solly Baby Wrap in the box alongside supplies to wash it like Seventh Generation laundry detergent.

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How To Wash a Solly Baby Wrap

These easy instructions will help you wash your Solly Baby Wrap with confidence, so don’t forget to check out the short video below or print the instructions for future reference.

Solly Baby Wraps surrounded by laundry detergent and a pillowcase.

Solly Baby’s Instructions

In case you haven’t yet read Solly’s instructions, I’ve included them here. The method I use for washing my wraps adds a few more details to the laundering process.

Always wash wraps, swaddles and layettes in cold water on a delicate cycle and then low heat tumble dry. We recommend that wraps, swaddles and layettes are not washed with other clothes or baby clothes containing snaps, buttons or zippers as this may lead to holes. If your washer has an agitator, we do recommend washing our products in a delicates bag.

Solly Baby Website, August 2020

All that being said, this is the method I use and love:

Because I have an old washer/dryer (a washer with an agitator) I’ve developed a process for washing my Solly Wraps that has kept them in great shape (and without holes!).

1. Protect From Tears and Holes

Like Solly mentions, be sure to wash your wrap separate from any clothes that might have snaps, buttons, zippers, and I’ll add, VELCRO.

Use a delicates bag (or a pillowcase in a pinch). Untie wrap and pile into a sturdy cotton pillowcase. Grab a hair tie (no metal pieces please) and secure the end of the bag.

2. Wash Gentle/Cold

Drop into a washing machine filled with cold water and a mild baby-safe detergent. I use non-scented Seventh Generation detergent for my loads of baby laundry.

Allow machine to run on a gentle cycle. If you have a newer machine with a handwash cycle, that is great too.

3. Tumble Dry Low

Transfer pillowcase (don’t remove Solly yet) into the dryer and tumble dry on low heat until Solly is about 60-70% dry.

A note on drying: With all their new wraps, Solly recommends “tumble dry low heat” as the best method to dry their wraps (and other products). Because I prefer to wash/dry my wraps in a delicates bag or pillowcase to avoid any snags/holes (hello, super old washer & dryer!), it’s really difficult to get the wrap all the way dry that way.

So I usually layer the wrap onto my drying rack (carefully so all the weight is evenly distributed) after the dryer has dried it about 60-70%.

You really want to be careful not to stretch your wrap by hanging it up wet. That’s why I like to get it mostly dry and then layer it onto a drying rack. Layer it so that the weight can hang from multiple places on the wrap, not just one or two.

A Solly Baby Wrap, freshly washed, drying on a drying rack.

You could also dry flat, this will just take a little longer.

How Often Should I Wash My Solly Baby Wraps?

I treat my wraps like other delicate clothing items. If a wrap gets a bunch of spit up on it or we used it several days in a row, it’s time for a wash. But otherwise, no need to go overboard.

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Yield: 1 Clean Solly Baby Wrap

How to Wash a Solly Baby Wrap

A Solly Baby Wrap in the box alongside supplies to wash it like Seventh Generation laundry detergent.

Wondering how to wash a Solly Baby Wrap? The main goals are:
1. To get it clean! and 2. To prevent ANY snags or holes. This tutorial will
show you how to wash your Solly Wrap and keep it in great condition for years
to come.

Prep Time 1 minute
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 1 minute

Materials

  • 1 Solly Wrap
  • Pillowcase or delicates bag
  • Hair tie (no metal)
  • Baby-Safe Laundry Detergent

Tools

  • Laundry Machine
  • Drying Rack (optional)

Instructions

How To Wash a Solly Baby Wrap

This is the method I use and love!

1. Protect From Tears and Holes

Untie wrap and pile into a sturdy cotton pillowcase. Grab a hair tie (no metal pieces please!) and secure the end of the bag.

2. Wash Gentle/Cold

Drop into a washing machine filled with cold water and a mild baby-safe detergent. We like using Seventh Generation.

Allow machine to run on a gentle cycle.

3. Tumble Dry Low

Transfer pillowcase (don't remove Solly yet) into the dryer and tumble dry on low heat until Solly is about 60-70% dry.

Solly recommends to tumble dry low heat until 100% dry, so you can definitely do that. But, I do not trust the "low" heat setting on my dryer, so I like to remove the Solly wrap early. Also, because it's still in the pillowcase/delicates bag, the Solly will take awhile to dry this way. You could remove it, but I don't (again, old dryer here) since I'm nervous about snags. INSTEAD, this is what I do:

4. Let Solly Air Dry

Once the wrap is about 60-70% dry, remove from dryer and pillowcase/delicates bag. Option 1, dry flat. This is great if you have the space. It will take a little longer to finish drying. Option 2: Hang to dry. If you opt for this option, make sure your Solly is more dry than wet. You don't want a lot of water weight pulling on the fabric. Layer the fabric back and forth over a drying rack, being careful that the fabric isn't pulling. The idea is to support the weight of the wrap so it doesn't stretch. Don't forget to protect the area from curious pets/children!

Notes

Notes on dryer time: I like finishing with an air dry because our washer/dryer is pretty old and the chance of a snag feels high to me. That means my Solly is staying in the pillowcase! Of course, that makes it hard to dry it all the way, which I why I like to finish with air drying. Based on that knowledge, feel free to adjust this method as you need to.

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