My Carrier

We know you are excited to receive your carrier, but before you get going it is important to make sure that you are prepared to wear your baby safely, and know how to take care of the product. This page covers safe babywearing, how to care for your carrier, as well as a couple of basic carries for you to learn.

Safe Babywearing: Visible and kissable

  1. Face in view at all times

  2. High and upright

  3. Chin up

  4. Supported back and snug

  5. Close enough to kiss


Ankalia Textiles cannot be held responsible or liable for any accidents that could occur as a result of the misuse of carrier. We pride ourselves in helping our customers, so please, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us.

Safety Tips

  1. Always make sure your baby is tied or buckled securely and tight to your body. This is for your comfort and so your baby cannot slip out of the carry. Always make sure your baby can breathe freely. Check frequently that the carried child’s airways are free and that their chin has not slumped to their chest. Newborns lack the muscle control to free restricted airways so turning your newborns head to the side will encourage them to face this way when sleeping. Remember to provide good back and neck support.

  2. Inspect your carrier regularly to ensure it is structurally sound. Check the fabric for any tears that could have occurred. If you notice any damage stop using immediately and contact us for advice. We do not recommend carrying your baby in a cradle position because it can be difficult to position baby which makes it difficult to see and kiss your baby.

  3. Be aware of your body heat when using a carrier - you may require fewer layers as you are sharing body heat with your child. The Australian summer can be harsh so we suggest a single layered carry with your child in a singlet and nappy. Even a cool flannel on your chest while your baby sleeps can help to cool you down.

  4. Please use common sense and caution when cooking or near open flames, or drinking your latte. Also be aware of what your child can reach for. We recommend that any exercise while babywearing is again done with caution and common sense. Base jumping isn't recommended but we do love Kangaroo training.

Care Instructions

  1. Look over your new carrier when you first receive it. If you see any issues that you are unsure of then please contact us immediately.

  2. Give your wrap a wash. The temperature of the water and other care details are found on the tag on the tail end of your wrap or ring sling.

  3. All Ankalia Up Full Buckle Carriers have been washed prior to shipping and do not require washing before use.Cold hand wash only, lightly pull into shape and lay flat to dry thoroughly. Do not tumble dry, do not dry clean.

  4. Dry your wrap according to the care instructions.

  5. Ironing your wrap will firm out any creases and smooth out some of the texture.

Our wraps and converted carrriers are made from all natural fibres and, with few exceptions, are as easy to care for as your regular household laundry.

Firstly, you must look over your wrap before washing for the first time. We ask you to look for any weaving flaws that we may have missed along the way. If you are un happy with your carrier then please contact us.

Your wrap will arrive to you in what is called “loom state”. Therefore, it is very important that you wash and iron your wrap before use. This sets the weave, removes any residue and will fluff up your wrap to make it soft and smooshy.

Wash your 100% cotton wraps first in one cold wash on a medium spin, and on gentle cycle for subsequent washing. We do not recommend the use of colour catchers with any textiles. Tumble dry on low. Ironing is strongly encouraged to prevent premature wear at the rails and other highly creased areas. It is normal for your wrap to shrink in the first wash. We have taken into account shrinkage when we have cut and hemmed our wraps.

Ring Slings should be covered with a piece of cloth or sock. This not only protects the rings but also your washing machine.

Front Wrap Cross Carry

We have used the models base size for the purposes of demonstrating this basic carry. An excellent beginner carry when starting to learn to use woven wraps. This style of carry is suitable for a newborn through to toddler or older child.

Ring Sling

A versatile carrier that makes for quick ups and downs like school runs, ducking into the shops or to settle a little one that needs some comfort.

Ankalia Up - Infant Settings

The Ankalia Up Full Buckle Carrier is designed to fi t your child through several stages. Use the infant adjuster with your child from 3.5kg/7.7lb.Ensure that your child’s head and face are always well above the top of the body of the carrier

Ankalia Mei Tai - Front Carry

Suitable for babies age 4 months +, a front carry lets you keep your baby tucked in close while you explore the world together. Important - Always be sure to support your baby with atleast one hand while you are tying your Mei Tai.

Ankalia Mei Tai - Back Carry

A back carry is an advanced carry for caregivers who are confi dent in using their Mei Tai in front carries. Baby should be able to sit unassisted.Have a helper spot you and your baby while you’re learning to back carry. Important: Always be sure to support your baby with at least one hand while you are tying your Mei Tai.

Ankalia Onbuhimo - Back Carry

A back carry is an advanced carry for caregivers who are confi dent in using their Onbuhimo in front carries. Baby should be able to sit unassisted. Have a helper spot you and your baby while you’re learning to back carry. Important: Always support your baby with one arm and/or have a helper spotting until he is fully supported by the carrier.