Sling Libraries and Sling Hire services in UK
Hi 🙂 I’ve been looking for a sling library in my area and notice there doesn’t seem to be anything for at least 50 miles so I was wondering about setting up my own. I live in an area that seems quite open to babywearing so think it would be well received but have no idea where to start.
I’ve been wearing my own children for 3.5 years and am hoping to do the trageschule course once my next baby is born but do I need any official qualifications to go ahead with a library? How do I go about publicising, sorting out stock etc? Do I need insurance? The idea was suggested to me by a health visitor at my sure start centre so I know I’d have interest from the local centres etc but still not sure where to go from here.
Any advice would be lovely 🙂
Im Lauren Thomson
i run the orkney isles sling library and wish to add our details to your site, if thats possible?
we have a facebook group http://www.facebook.com/groups/144874522224919/
and we are based in Kirkwall on the mainland of the orkney isles
let me know
HI I am beginning up a sling library in Teignbridge, Devon. It said on your home page that you have information. I just want to double check that I have covered everything before I make it go live. Great idea btw to have this. I shall look forward passing on my details to you to add to your library list!
If you go to the find a library page, there is a contact form which if you pop all your library details on to I will get you added to the list. I’m on holiday for 10days from tomorrow though.
What questions do you have? Will try my best.
Hi There, Please could you add Southsea Sling Library to your list please https://www.facebook.com/groups/343945022363775/?ref=ts&fref=ts Thank you, Sophy Yildirim
Hi, could you please add Hull & East Riding sling library to your list. Our web page is http://www.herslings.co.uk, email email@example.com and we have a Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/HullSlingLibrary I am also a babywearing consultant. Thanks x
Hello – I’m interested to know if there are industry standard sling loan forms/criteria available? How do libraries ensure they have covered themselves for liability n the event of injury during hire? I saw the excellent forms used by South London Sling Library and wondered if the quality of this loan information was unique or whether there is any control or support for those libraries wishing to loan and who require the liability waiver to do so safely?
Hi Could You please add my Sling Library- Embrace Sling Library based in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. The webpage (to be updated with Sling library information) is http://www.embracingthetree.com, the faceook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Embracing-the-Tree/209600969111084 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you Chloe
We at Tots Bots are relaunching a new and improved Papoozle with its very own website, very exciting. Whilst we will be attending the Baby Wearing Conference in July I was wondering how I can reach out to all the sling libraries regarding the new product.
Many Thanks, Rachael
Please can you add Great Little Slings? Based in Ewell, nr Epsom, Surrey.
Hi! Can I please update the Exeter sling library website to http://exeterslinglibrary.wordpress.com ? Thank you ever so much! 🙂
I’ve been looking at a sling library for Coventry as there currently isn’t one.
I’ve just had my first baby and have found slings/soft carriers really friendly and I’ve had loads of people asking me about them wherever I go and had some great advice off a friend about them too.
I just wanted to know what qualifications are needed and how do they operate in general.
Hi is this site still active?
I have just completed my peer support training course & plan to do the consultancy course with the school of baby wearing. I would very much like to set up a sling library in my local area of Solihull & would like advice on how to go about it.
Please can you add Salisbury Sling Library to your list-we are just starting up! https://www.facebook.com/groups/salisburyslingbm/
Hi, I would like to ask you please to add our group and sling library to your listings. Attachment Parenting Group Derby Sling Library. Our facebook group site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/445267762267018/
Our blogsite: http://apukderby.blogspot.co.uk/
I am also a consultant, trained by School of Babywearing.
We are based in Derby, Derbyshire, East Midlands.
Hi there where would i find information on setting up a contract for sling library hire? Thanks
Please add The Salisbury Library to the list, http://salisburyslinglibrary.wordpress.com/
Hi, I’m writing a piece for a magazine about baby wearing; could you provide a quote/information as to why slings are such a great idea, and how sling libraries can help?
I have been informed of sling library by my midwife!
I have a 11 day old baby of which I am breast feeding but also a 3 year old that requires my attention whilst I am feeding so thought a sling would be a good idea! I am unsure what sling to get so thought I could trial a few to find the right one!
Please contact me via email or mobile 07813438134.
I need to make more amendments. I am no longer running the North Somerset Slings groups – all their details and meet times have changed I would suggest to take the details off and get the up to date ones from email@example.com
At Carry Me Slings I run the Avon Sling library from Kiddicare Cribbs Causeways Bristol. BS34 5TS Every Wednesday 11-1pm for more information you can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/AvonSlingLibrary/
I also offer private consultations and workshops all details for this can be found here http://www.carrymeslings.co.uk
Hi, how do I add my sling library to this list. I have been running Halton sling library since February, I have completed Slingababy Training. My number is 07590115303, the library runs every 2 weeks in Widnes. Do you need any further information.
I have also this week taken over Liverpool Sling Library and can be contacted on these details but will be setting up a Liverpool e-mail address hopefully this week.
Here is the Facebook page.
Hi guys. Would really like some more details on how I go about aetting uo a sling library. I already run a nappy library but am looking at expanding my customer base and my lical nct branch are keen that I team up with them to offer a greater service. Are there courses you would recommend?
Sharna, have you considered training as a babywearing consultant? Most sling librarians find that babywearing training provides them with the necessary knowledge to help parents chose a suitable baby carrier. You can see all available babywearing courses listed on CarryingCourses website.
Hello. NCT Bexley and District branch now have a sling library which I run. How do I get this on here please?
Hi Siobhan, would you fill in the form at the bottom of this page, please: https://ukslinglibraries.wordpress.com/find-a-sling-library-near-you/
Just looking for some advice please? My daughter was born early at 35 weeks. She will be 1 month on Saturday. I’d really like to buy a carrier for her but she is only 6lbs. Are there any suitable products out there?
Hello Jazmine, thank you for your question. In your case it would be best to consult a trained babywearing consultant who would be able to advise you.
Hi we are Cambridge based company Mothers Little Helper’s and have a selection of slings to loan. I’m looking for information like Do I need any official qualifications to go ahead with a library? How do I go about publicising, sorting out stock etc? Do I need insurance? Where can I get training to be a baby wearing consultant? How much is a reasonable/normal rate to charge for loans? Any answers welcome.
There is no sling library any where near me and I wondered if you had any suggestion as tomhoe minicab get information or if you considered running one near me. The area on north London that I live have a massive amount if sling wearers (it’s the very popular thing in north London). I have a sling but My son us getting to being for it now and I need a new one for 6 months +
We have just taken over the management of the Milton Keynes sling library can you please update our link details to http://www.facebook.com/MKSlingLibrary
Hi, we need some support for our crowdfunding campaign aimed at helping mothers connect with each other! Take a look here: http://igg.me/at/mothersconnect
Is it possible to add our library to the page? We run a sling library covering Angus in Scotland.
Hello please can you add this sling library:
BORN/Avon & Bristol Sling Library
64 Gloucester Road
Tel: 0117 251 0022/ 07846280720
Twice a month (first and third Monday) 09-11.30
Run by Katie Richards from http://www.carrymeslings.co.uk (Qualified & Insured Infant carrying Consultant)
Currently appointment only system booked by emailing email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Plz can you tell me about your dundee sling library… Facebook link not working. I never been b4 but really wanting to try a few slings.
Hello, I own 3 day care nurseries in Middlesbrough and I have had a lot of parents enquiring about the Sling library. I am interested in finding out more and would love to host these sessions within my establishment. Could you please give me some more information. Thank you! Please contact me at email@example.com or ring 07730570806
Hi! I was hoping to get in touch with Alfia Ghazi? It is in relation to a babywearing doll and kit, Olga Nguyen said this might be the easiest way to reach her 🙂
Thanking you in advance
Hiya can you add Nottingham Slingmeet to the libraries section please(and if I missed it my apologies) http://www.nottinghamslingmeet.co.uk is our web address
Hi, Fareham slingmeet and library has now joined with gosport slingmeet and library to make Fareham and Gosport Sling Library. We currently run at Haven Childrens Centre, Gosport and Oakmeadow Childrens Centre, Fareham. The facebook page is https://m.facebook.com/farehamandgosportslings email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Could you please update the information please? Many thanks, Lucy Howell. Any additional information required I am happy to provide.
I live in Hertford, Hertfordshire, can you tell me what libraries are local to me please as some of your links don’t work, thanks
I am a Family Service Worker, based in a Children’s centre and we are looking for someone to deliver a sling library here regularly within our antenatal program. Please could someone contact me asap.
email address: email@example.com
The information on the Sling Libraries in Northern Ireland is incorrect. There are 2. Sling Library Northern Ireland and Babywearing NI are two completely separate organisations.
Hi, I help to run a baby wearing and breastfeeding support group in Ulverston Cumbria and we are not listed but do have a few regulars that found us via our Facebook group so it would be good if we could be listed here too
I want to set up and have listed a sling library in my area 🙂
What do you need to know from me?
I would like to know of any sling library near me. I live in south east London. Near Romford. If anyone is familiar with that area.. Please can you let me know
I would like to know about setting up a sling library taking into account the other requirements along the resources I need. I am interested in making it as a business and perhaps also sells some products too.
What do I need in order to own a library and as a owner do I need to be registered or pay taxes for having this business at this moment?
I’m not sure if there are any legal requirements or so. Please advice!
Hello, I’m looking to rent a sling,which I’d need for just slightly over a week. I saw you have some in the eye area? I’m from Peterborough. However when I click on the link it doesn’t load. Would you happen to know why that is please? Thank you
Please can we list the east lothian sling library with you. Not sure what information you need ?
Thank you in advance.
The website issue needs correcting. It started when we changed server. Please ring 01223911686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can loan a sling to you in Peterborough if you are willing to collect from Cambridge.
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