Our sling library is usually held on the first and third Fridays of every month in Hitchin or Stotfold. Check our events listing for the latest information. Its open from 10am until 11.30am

Slings

Not heard of a sling library before? Read on!

Sling libraries are the perfect opportunity to try different baby carriers before you invest in one for you and your little one. 

In our well stocked library we have a selection of different types of carriers, from stretchy wraps to soft structured carriers suitable from Newborn to toddler and our experienced sling library coordinators can help you find one that is comfortable for you and suitable for the age and stage of your baby. 

There is a collection box at each session, so you can show your appreciation for any good advice you feel you've received even if you decide not to hire a sling at the time. All proceeds from hires and donations go towards covering the library costs, including new purchases for the library.
 

How to hire

Come along to one of our sling library sessions and we’ll help you find a carrier to hire.

Carriers are usually hired for a 10 day period but extended hires can often be agreed if required for a holiday, for example.

We charge £5 to hire a sling for 10 days and also ask for a cheque or cash deposit. We charge £30 deposit for stretchy wrap carriers and £50 for all other carriers. 

If paying the deposit by cheque we will not cash the cheque upon receipt. As long as the carrier is returned in the condition that it was hired the cheque will be returned back to you. We also ask for proof of your address, for example a driver's licence or utility bill (unfortunately a higher deposit will be required if these can’t be provided on the day of hire)

Our sling library is usually held on the first and third Fridays of every month in Hitchin or Stotfold. 

Check our events listing for the latest information. Its open from 10am until 11.30am.

We are currently looking into whether we can restart this service safely in light of the COVID-19 restrictions.

 

How to find us

Stotfold & District Children’s Centre
Rook Tree Lane
Stotfold
SG5 4DL

Parking is available along Rook Tree Lane.

 

Christchurch (Crèche Room)
Bedford Rd
Hitchin
SG5 1HF

Parking is available in adjacent pay and display car park. There are some free  ‘Christchurch Only’ spaces but these are limited.

 

Anyone can attend the sling library and hire a carrier, you do not have to be an NCT member.

If you would like to know more, please email slings.hertsnorth@nct.org.uk

 

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