FAQ

Bon + Bear Product Tag
WHAT MAKES THE MAINE WRAP SO SPECIAL? 

Created by a Mama of one whilst on maternity leave, every part of the wrap method was designed in mind for all mamas to make their life easier. Made using a breathable, natural and super soft cotton with two-way stretch to comfortably fit all shapes. Our fabrics are certified Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® so you know there are no harmful chemicals, keeping baby’s delicate skin safe. 

WHEN CAN I USE A WRAP WITH MY BABY?

Providing a gentle transition from womb to world, you will get the most benefit using your wrap from birth to 4-6 months. We recommend wearing baby in a front carry for optimum hip development, this is especially important in the first few months after birth when baby’s hips are still developing.

For premature babies we recommend seeking help from a healthcare professional or local sling consultant prior to wearing. 

CAN I WEAR MY BABY FACING FORWARD OR ON MY BACK?

It is not recommended and will place pressure on your baby’s spine and joints, whilst also increasing the risk of baby falling out. In addition, this is not advised for the wearer’s back support.

I FEEL LIKE MY BABY ISN’T TOTALLY SECURE. AM I DOING SOMETHING WRONG? 

If in doubt, always pull tighter when wrapping! Don’t worry about thinking there will be no room for baby, this just means you are doing it right. Keep the wrap as flat as possible to your body also, avoiding twists in the fabric. Lastly, adjust so that the ‘X’ is higher on your back so that baby is closer to you too.

Always remember to keep your wrap tight so it is hugging your body and baby once tied (no more than a 3 inch gap when pulled out with your hand). If needed take baby out to re-tie and adjust.

HOW CAN I KEEP BABY SAFE? 

Designed according to the The British Association of Babywearing Instructors for safe babywearing following 'TICKS, developed by the The Consortium of UK Sling Manufacturers and Retailers.

The Bon + Bear Maine Nursing Wrap has also been acknowledged by the IHDI (International Hip Dysplasia Institute) as ‘hip-healthy’ when used as directed.

It is always your responsibility to use this product as recommended according to the safety guidelines, and to always keep your baby attended. Bon + Bear will not be held responsible for any injuries due to misuse or careless babywearing.

Safety can only be guaranteed by the wearer - Baby Sling Safety

WILL YOUR WRAP FIT IN MY PRAM OR NAPPY BAG?

Of course! We provide all our Nursing wraps with our Mama Essentials Pouch. Perfect for storing your wrap on the move, and when you no longer nurse or babywear, can store your weaning snacks or babys toys. Handy, huh?

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY WRAP?

We know you may end up spilling milk (bottle or breast!), but we recommend limiting how often you wash your wrap and instead wiping with a damp cloth. Avoid washing with buttons or zips to avoid snagging the fabric too. For more info see below or refer to your tag on the garment. 

Care Information for Maine Nursing Wrap Bon + Bear