FAQs

What is a woven wrap?

A woven wrap is a long piece of fabric woven with a diagonal stretch that you can tie to secure your baby to you. The diagonal stretch provides optimal support for your child when tightened in the recommended way. They are incredibly strong and designed to hold the weight of your child without any sag. They are much cooler than a stretchy wrap due to only one layer of fabric being needed to provide the child with optimal support. They can be worn from birth through to toddlerhood and beyond.

What size do I need?

The size you require depends on the size of the wearers and how the child will be carried.

Most people choose to start with a long wrap which will enable them to try a large variety of carriers. For an average size person, a size 6 (4.6m) is recommended to start with. If you wear a size 10 shirt or smaller, a size 5 (4.2m) should suffice and if you are over a size 16, a size 7 (5.2m) may be recommended. A long wrap will enable you to do a number of front, hip and back carries with a multitude of finishes. Woven wraps are usually referred to by their size number rather than their length in metres. ​

Below is the size number and the usual correlating length.

Regular Ring Sling – 2 metres

Long Ring Sling – 2.2 metres

Size 3 – 3.2 metres

Size 4 – 3.6 metres

Size 5 – 4.2 metres

Size 6 – 4.6 metres

Size 7 – 5.2 metres

Size 8 – 5.6 metres

Size 9 – 6.2 metres

Size 10 – 6.6 metres

What are your sizes for the Evolve Carrier?

Chardan Slings have teamed up with Milliepod to bring to you our stylish new buckle carrier ‘Evolve’. It is not only safe for your child but it can also hold them in an ergonomical position without the use of any infant inserts or adaptors. The adjustable width and height panel means a better fit for your child. The fully adjustable shoulder straps and waist band are designed for optimal user comfort.

Evolve will be available to purchase in three different sizes; Standard from birth or 3.5kg and Toddler from 12 months and Preschool from 2 years.

Features of an Evolve Carrier

1. Easy to adjust design
The body panel height and width adjusts for smaller babies without the use of inserts or adaptors. The extra wide hood is reversible and removable and snaps into place quickly on the inside of the of the shoulder straps to provide greater head and neck support to a sleeping child or offer protection from the sun.

2. Convertible, Adjustable Padded Straps
The straight shoulder straps feature side release buckles that can be worn crossed at the back or parallel. The side release buckles offer easy adjustments for multiple wearers. The wide padded waist provides premium comfort with evenly distributed weight.

3. Ergonomic
Evolve ensures children sit hip healthy with knee to knee positioning (M Position) and has low strap anchor points for optimal spine development. Extra leg padding allows for longer wearing with greater comfort.

Evolve Carriers are also able to be used to wear your child on your back, however Back carrying is an advanced skill and not recommended until your child can independently push themselves into and remain in a seated position on a regular basis with strong head, neck and body control.

Evolve Measurements

Standard
• Seat panel width is adjustable from 13cm – 39cm (5″ – 15.5″) wide.
• Panel height is adjustable from 32cm – 40cm (12.5″ – 16″) tall.
• Waistband measures from 80-175cm (32″-70″)

Toddler
• Seat panel width is adjustable from 25cm – 50cm (10″ – 19.5″) wide.
• Panel height is adjustable from 39cm – 47cm (15.5″ – 18.5″) tall.
• Waistband measures from 80-175cm (32″-70″)

Preschool
•Seat panel width is adjustable from 25cm – 55cm (10″ – 21.5″) wide.
•Panel height is adjustable from 39cm – 49cm (15.5″ – 19.5″) tall
•Waistband measures from 80-175cm (32″-70″)

Evolve Carriers are preorder only – please ensure you notify us of what side out you wish the carrier to be. Delivery time of Evolve Carriers will be up to 6-8 weeks

Please note that our new Evolve carriers will not be available to any American or European Residents.

What age can I carry my child in a woven wrap, ring sling or evolve carrier?

All of our carriers can be used for children between 3.5 and 20kg (8 and 45 pounds). For babies with a low birthweight and children with a medical condition, a strong recommendation is given to seek advice from a health professional before using our product.

Can I carry my child facing forward?

It is not recommended to carry your child facing forwards due to their under developed spines & weak core muscles. Additionally, your child could experience sensory overload from over stimulation from their environment.

Can I breastfeed my child in my carrier?

Breastfeeding & Babywearing are unique skills. Once you have mastered each skill independently without assistance, it is possible to breastfeed while babywearing.

How do I care for my carrier?

Remember to look over your wrap, ring sling or evolve when you first receive it. If you notice any issues and are unhappy with the carrier, please contact us immediately.

As the wrap/ring sling will arrive in ‘loom state’, your wrap should always be washed and ironed prior to first use to help set the weave. The woven wrap will change after a wash and may shrink slightly in size. The fibres will also swell and have a different density. This is not necessary when purchasing an evolve carrier as they are washed prior to sewing. The carrier should be washed as per the care details on the tag. Always use a liquid detergent free from optical brighteners, softeners and conditioners. It is also recommended to wash your carrier on a delicate cycle in a delicate bag to protect your washing machine from potential damage caused by rings or buckles and to help prevent any pulls from occurring. Wrapping your rings in a sock or with a piece of cloth will also help to protect your washing machine from damage.

Where are your carriers made?

Our wraps are woven locally in a Jacquard Mill in Australia. Every aspect of our manufacturing process is done in Australia with our fabrics designed, woven, cut, sewn and packed here and all of our resources, products and services sourced locally from Australian businesses as well. We strive to support only ethical working conditions and consider this to be of high priority throughout our entire manufacturing process. All of our wraps and ring slings are sewn and finished in our family home and checked by us to ensure the highest quality and standards and our evolve carriers are made locally by Katrina from Milliepod.

What payment methods do you accept?

Please note that the prices listed on our items are in Australian Dollars and are excluding delivery costs. Delivery costs will be added to the total when finalising your purchase in the shopping cart.

Payment for all items can be made by Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Afterpay or ZipPay. If purchasing from outside of Australia, all payments will still be made in Australian Dollars at the conversation rate applied by your payment card company at the time of purchasing your order. Afterpay and ZipPay are only available to Australian residents.

How do you ship?

We use Australia Post to deliver our products worldwide. A tracking number will be provided to you once your item is shipped. Tracking can then be monitored on www.australiapost.com.au

Australia: Residential shipping is Free Nationwide. We estimate delivery to take 1-2 days* depending on what time the order was placed.

New Zealand: We offer an express shipping cost of $30.00 or $20.00 for standard shipping.

Overseas: We offer an express shipping cost of $40.00 world wide or $30.00 for standard shipping. Shipping times vary depending on location.

*Please note that occasionally delivery of orders may take up to 5 working days (however this is uncommon). All delivery times are based on business days and should be used as a guide only. We will not be liable for any delay or failure to deliver items within the estimated times listed.

What is your returns policy?

If for any reason you aren’t completely happy with your purchase and you wish to return an item, please follow the procedure below:

– Contact us via email as soon as possible to advise us that you wish to return your item.

– Item must be returned to us in a resaleable condition. It must be in the original packaging, unused, unwashed and unopened.

– Item must be returned in secure packaging via an insured registered mail service. Any returns that we do not receive cannot be credited back to you.

Unfortunately we will not accept “change of mind” returns that have been removed from their packaging or for items that are not in a resaleable condion. All products must be returned within 10 business days in “as new” condition along with their packaging. A 20% restocking fee will apply to all products that are returned (excluding faulty or damaged items).

Please note that all refunds will be less the original cost of delivery to you. Cost of returning item back to us will be at your cost. We will refund money using the same method used originally to pay for your item. Please allow up to 28 days for this to be processed.

Damaged or Faulty Items

In the unlikely event your Item is faulty, incorrectly sent or was damaged during transit, we will happily arrange an exchange or a refund. Please follow the procedure set out in the “Returns and Exchanges Policy”. Occasionally imperfections do occur in Woven Wraps. Visible nubs, slubs, and shifted threads are in most cases absolutely normal and do not affect the structural integrity of the wrap. If you are unsure, please contact us via email with a clear photo to discuss further.