UK Sling Libraries Network

Sling Libraries and Sling Hire services in UK

About

UK Sling Libraries Network is a project created in 2011 to support the growing number of sling libraries and sling hire services. The aims of this project are:

  1. To make sling libraries/sling hire services easy to find and use, so that more parents (and babies) can find their perfect sling (or two)
  2. To provide sling libraries/sling hire services owners with information and tools on how to run these services safely and effectively and compliant with UK laws.
  3. To spread the love of babywearing🙂

13 comments on “About

  1. Maggie
    December 1, 2011

    I’ve updated the link to my Facebook site to http://www.facebook.com/greenwichlewishamslings – the old link on here no longer seems to work. The website will be greenwichlewishamslings.weebly.com and should be live in the next few days

    Thanks
    Maggie (Greenwich & Lewisham sling library)

    • Charlotte Kemp
      February 29, 2012

      Hi Maggie
      I would love to get in touch to talk about the benefits of baby wearing. I am a journalist researching the benefits.

  2. nikki
    December 7, 2011

    hi i live in lincoln and we don’t have a sling library here how would i go about settin one up

    • Alfia
      February 29, 2012

      Hi Nikki, we will soon have a guide on setting up a library. There is a dedicated forum on naturalmamas.co.uk for those running or thinking of running a library.
      Hope this helps, Alfia

      • Quelita
        August 21, 2013

        Hi, I am interested to know more about this guide you mentioned on your post. Is it already posted somewhere? Thanks!

  3. Wears my baby
    March 29, 2012

    Please can you add this sling library to your list?

    http://www.wearsmybaby.co.uk (or search ‘wears my baby’ on Facebook)

    Many thanks

  4. micella rye
    April 15, 2012

    Hi i live in hurstpierpoint west sussex and would like to hire a sling please and cant find a sling library! Could you help me please. many thanks.

    • Sling Bunny
      May 17, 2012

      Hi Micella, have you looked at South East listings in our directory. If nothing is close enough to you then try Internet based libraries – they are at the bottom of the list. Good luck, hope you find something suitable.

  5. Alison Jeffries
    October 6, 2012

    Have you considered setting up an online shop for people to sell there unused slings?

    • CaptainFrog
      October 17, 2012

      Hi Alison, thank you for your comment. UK Sling Libraries Network is a not-for-profit community project and as a result we are unable to carry out any commercial activities. Selling used slings, even not-for-profit is covered by the Trading Standards and unfortunately it gets a bit too complicated for a volunteer project. There is a FSOT (For Sale or Trade) board on naturalmamas.co.uk, thebabywearer.com and some groups on facebook where you buy and sell used slings privately. I hope this helps. Thanks, Alfia

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