A little effort goes a long way. Cashmere is a delicate fabric and like all great things in life, it requires some love and extra care. It even gets softer with use and proper maintenance!
Excessive Stretching and Pulling
Make sure that your sleeping bag does not stretch excessively. Tossing and turning during your baby's sleep is perfectly fine. But if you find that your baby is rough with it, e.g. tugging and pulling at it, you may need to discourage it.
Washing, Drying and Storing
Step 1: Soak
Soak in lukewarm or cold water with a few squirts of baby shampoo for up to 5 minutes. Do not use hot water or strong detergents. You can use a wool-specific detergent if you wish. Apply some baby shampoo directly to problem areas if necessary.
Step 2: Hand Wash
Swirl around or gently massage in the water for 1-2 mins, taking care not to rub, stretch, or pull the material. If you wish to machine wash, put it in a mesh bag on a delicate cycle (although hand washing is preferred).
Step 3: Remove suds
Rinse with lukewarm or cold water. Press gently to remove excess water. Do not wring or stretch.
Step 4: Dry
Roll between towels to further remove excess water. Lay flat to dry on a mesh drying rack or towel. Do not hang your cashmere as it will cause it to stretch over time. Do not put in a dryer.
Step 5: Fold
Fold and keep away safely for storage. Do not hang it up. If storing away for a long time, keep it in your Snurfle box or in a breathable bag to protect it from moths.