Our sling library runs on the first and third Wednesday each month from 12:30-1:30pm.
PLEASE NOTE Sling Library session on Wednesday 7th December 2016 will be our last session before the Christmas break begins. Post Christmas sessions will commence from January 18th 2017. Anyone wishing to hire a sling on Wednesday 7th December will be able to hire for 6 weeks at the usual price (of a 2 week hire) of £7.50 plus £50 deposit - cash or cheque.
Held at the Ash Valley Childrens Centre at Tower School, Tower Road, Ware SG12 7LP (please note there is NO parking on the school site, parking is available on the road outside. There is a pram store/cover available outside as the Childrens Centre do not allow prams inside the venue. Please press the buzzer for entry.
We have a variety of slings available to try and/or hire and a group of Baby Wearing Peer Trained and experienced baby wearing volunteers available to chat to. Its free to come along and try, slings are also available for hire - fees are £7.50 per fortnight (to be returned at the next meet), we do need to take a deposit for the slings (usually £50) so you may want to bring a cheque book or cash for this. Unfortunately we are unable to take card payments.
Please note this is a first come first served, sit and wait service and can sometimes be busy. You are welcome to arrive any time from 12.30 till 1.15 for information and to hire. Please ensure you arrive in good time to try/hire and complete any hire paperwork before the end of the session.
For those returning slings we invite you to attend the session early at 12.15 (so that we are able to offer the returned slings out to other families for hire later on at the session) When returning slings please note that it may also take a little time to be seen in turn and we will also need to complete checks on the returned slings.
This service is run by volunteers who may have their babies or small children present. There are a small number of toys to keep the little ones amused and siblings are welcome. We look forward to welcoming you.
This is a list of our current range of slings:
- Babylonia Tricotti-Slen
- Joy and Joe wrap
- Hana Wrap – demo only, not for hire
- Babylonia Slen (490cm)
- Didymos (290cm) - demo only, not for hire
- Stretchy Hybrid
- Caboo NCT / Lite
- Caboo Cotton Blend / Organic
- Babylonia ring Sling
- Luna Ring sling
- Calin Bleu
- Babylonia BB Tai
- Lenny Lamb Wrap Tai
Soft Structured Carriers / Buckles
- Ergo Baby Carrier – insert available
- Ergo 360 – insert available
- Standard Connecta
- Toddler Connecta
- Standard Tula – insert available
- Toddler Tula
- Lenny Lamb Buckles
- Lenny Lamb Onbu
- Caboo DX Go
- Baby Bjorn Miracle Carrier (which supports optimal M leg position)
- Manduca Carrier
- Moby Go
- Caboo DX
We are keen to expand our stock so if you would like to make a monetary donation towards the library please do get in touch.
Please visit our website page for links to sling manufacturer guides and information on the sling you may be interested in trying/hiring.