Come and try a large variety of slings & baby carriers during Bumps & Babes every Thursday, 10:30-11:00, at St John's Church Hall, 38 St John's Street, Bedford, MK42 0DL.

Hire costs £5 for 2 weeks (plus returnable deposit of £50) or £15 for 4 months (plus returnable deposit of £30) for stretchy wraps/caboos.

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Our sling hire is a volunteer led service to help you navigate the complex world of baby carriers. Not all slings fit adults and babies in the same way, and it can help to try before you buy a carrier to make sure you have one that works for you both. At the library, we have a selection of different slings (all fitting from around newborn and meeting 2015 safety standards) that you can come along and have a look at. You can try them on and if you want to hire one - take it away and use it for 2 weeks for a hire fee of £5 (or, if it's a stretchy wrap/caboo, up to 4 months for a hire fee of £15). All we ask is that you leave us a deposit of £50 (£30 for stretchy wraps/caboos) to ensure safe return of the sling. Our sling hire runs every Thursday from 10:30 within our Bumps & Babes group (St John's Church Hall, MK42 0DL) - so come and stay for a coffee and a biscuit afterwards, too. (Do contact us if Thursdays aren't possible for you as we may be able to make other arrangements: or email

We require cash or cheque, please. If you are bringing a toddler with you, please come at the beginning or end of the session.


OUR STOCK (last updated: Feb 2020)

Stretchy Wraps: Boba, Joy & Joe, Calin Bleu, Izmi, Lifft, Amawrap

Caboo: Various

Ring Slings: Lenny Lamb, Fly Tai (Fidella)

Buckle Carriers: Connecta, Emeibaby, Izmi, Integra, Zensling, Zebulo, Kahu Baby, Neko Switch, Boba X, Beco Gemini, Tula Free to Grow & Standard, Lenny Up, Ergo Adapt


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