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  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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!
    Thanks!
    Kate

    1. Hi Kate.

      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.

  3. 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?

  4. Good Afternoon,
    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

  5. Hi,
    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.

  6. 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.
    Many thanks
    Charlotte Holloway

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

    Many thanks,

    Nicola price

  9. Hello,

    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 westonslings@gmail.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 avonbristolslinglibrary@gmail.com

    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

    Thank you

    Katie Richards

  10. 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.
    Thanks.

  11. 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?

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

    1. 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.
      Thanks, UKSLN

  14. 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.

  15. 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 +

  16. 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.

  17. 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 sabrinadin88@gmail.com or ring 07730570806

  18. 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
    Rachel

  19. 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 farehamandgosportslings@gmail.com. Could you please update the information please? Many thanks, Lucy Howell. Any additional information required I am happy to provide.

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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
    Thanks
    Anne

  23. Hi,
    I want to set up and have listed a sling library in my area 🙂

    What do you need to know from me?

    Regards
    Pixie 🙂

  24. Hi
    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
    Thank you

  25. Hi.
    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!

  26. 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

  27. Please can we list the east lothian sling library with you. Not sure what information you need ?

    Thank you in advance.

  28. Dear Emma,

    The website issue needs correcting. It started when we changed server. Please ring 01223911686 or email info@motherslittlehelpers.co.uk. We can loan a sling to you in Peterborough if you are willing to collect from Cambridge.

    Best Wishes
    Suzie

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