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Who are Bon + Bear?

We are a small independent business, female & mama run. Every order is picked, packed and shipped with care hoping to support another Mama on her journey. 

Read more on why we started Bon + Bear on our about us page.

What are your products made from?

Our core products are made using breathable, super-soft cotton with a small percentage of elastane for comfortable use. 

Our fabrics are certified Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® so you know there are no harmful chemicals, keeping baby’s delicate skin safe.

All other products in our accessory range are made from Fair-trade and GOTS Organic Cotton and more details can be found in the care info section of the product pages.

Are you an eco-friendly business?

Every single piece of fabric we use is utilised, and we cleverly make our products from one roll so it is sustainable and has zero waste. 

All ink used is soy-based, the tissue paper is acid free and FSC certified, and everything that comes in your wonderful parcel including the tags, compliments slip and instructions are all made from recycled card too. 

Read more on our sustainability.

Should I buy the Chicago Loop or Maine Wrap?

The Chicago Loop is designed for breastfeeding and is a cover/accessory which you simply pop on over your head, without any ties.

The Maine Wrap is designed for carrying baby and is a sling which you wrap around your body, tying in place to suit your shape.

Can I buy a gift card for someone?

Yes, you can find these in our shop here.

What is the 4th trimester?

The 4th trimester is simply the 4 months from when baby is born and when they are still in 'womb mode'. Baby will want to be close to you at all times as they come to understand this new world they are in. 

Only your scent, warmth and sounds are what they have known so far and need extra support to transition into their new environment. 

This is why we love babywearing and recommend it for all parents! Read more on the benefits of babywearing.

What would you recommend for a Mama-to-be?

1. A birth bag checklist

2. Read our blog for tips and stories on real breastfeeding journeys

3. A baby wrap + breastfeeding cover, of course.

Babywearing

FAQs

Why choose the Maine Wrap?

It is designed by Mamas, for Mamas, and after trialling many wraps we feel we have got ours just right.

Made using breathable, super-soft cotton with two-way stretch to accommodate you and your baby comfortably everytime, from preemie to bigger babies too.

Our fabrics are certified Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® so you know there are no harmful chemicals, keeping baby’s delicate skin safe.

What testing have you done?

The Maine Wrap has been acknowledged by the IHDI (International Hip Dysplasia Institute) as ‘hip-healthy’ and tested to EU regulations PD/CEN/TR 16512 meaning they are to the highest safety standards and suitable up to 9kg/20lbs. 

Our fabric is also Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® and complies with EN 1103 & EN 71-2.

The Maine Wrap was designed according to The British Association of Babywearing Instructors for safe babywearing, following the TICKS guidelines developed by The Consortium of UK Sling Manufacturers and Retailers.

When can I start using my wrap?

The wrap is intended to be used in the all-important 4th-trimester phase; from birth and best suited up until around 6 months. However, it can be worn until baby is 9kg/20lbs. 

After this, we find baby is ready to be on the move and will want to look out at the world! 

Will the wrap fit plus size and tall?

Our wrap is the perfect size to comfortably fit all shapes, at approx 4.5m length, with a two-way stretch, so once tied snugly you can pop baby in and out of the wrap easily and adjust as needed. 

Including petite wearers and fathers over 6ft.

Can I wear baby on my back or facing forward?

It is not advised to do this and will place pressure on your baby’s spine and joints, whilst also increasing the risk of the baby falling out. In addition, they are not visible for you to check on them regularly.

We always recommend following the TICKS Safety Guidelines. 

How do I safely babywear?

Our wraps are fully safety tested and accredited by the IHDI but it is always your responsibility to use this product as recommended according to the safety instructions provided and to always keep your baby closely monitored.

In addition, always follow the TICKS guidelines developed by The Consortium of UK Sling Manufacturers and Retailers.

Please see our Safe + Sound page for more care details.

Bon + Bear will not be held responsible for any injuries due to misuse or careless babywearing. Safety can only be guaranteed by the wearer.

I feel like baby isn't secure. What am I doing 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 the baby out to re-tie and adjust to remove all slack before tying around you. 

How do I care for my wrap?

The wrap comes with its own drawstring pouch which neatly fits when rolled up or bunched up! Then once you're done babywearing you can use it to store toys or snacks. 

We know you may end up spilling milk (bottle or breast!), but we recommend limiting how often you wash your wrap and instead spot cleaning. Avoid washing with buttons or zips to avoid snagging the fabric too. See the product page care info or refer to the tag on your wrap for more info. 

UK & International

Shipping

What shipping method do you use?

We use Royal Mail Tracked 48 on parcels over £50, Signed for 2nd Class on parcels under £50 and Tracked on International.

We provide a tracking number for all orders once dispatched.

Do I need to pay customs/import duties?

EU: All orders are subject to custom fees which are calculated on arrival into the country and the responsibility of the customer. If fees are not paid and an order is returned to us, return shipping and fees will be deducted from the final refund. 

Rest of World: Custom duties are subject to local rules and are the responsibility of the customer on arrival.

Alternatively, you can purchase through our Etsy page where import fees are collected at purchase.

How do I return my order?

Please email us with your order number and postcode within 14 days of your order date. Terms on our returns policy can be found here.

My item is faulty, what do I do?

We have fully quality and safety tested our products, but in case of any issues please contact us with your order number and a photo of the issue.

I haven't received my order, is it missing?

First, check your tracking link in your dispatch email and then all safe places - neighbours/recycling bins/porches/garages. If you still cannot locate it, then please contact us and we will look into this.