SLING LIBRARY NEAR ME
Thinking about baby wearing? Want to buy a sling but don’t know where to start?
Our sling consultants in the UK. help you ‘baby wear’ which is carrying your baby safely in a sling or carrier. Baby wearing is not new – in fact it has been a practice across the world for centuries. Baby wearing is really popular with newborn mums, who want baby close, whilst they get on with their daily routine. However baby wearing of larger children is also an option, with toddlers being carried effectively and painlessly in slings! Some say babywearing is also beneficial for baby development and bonding between mum and baby. By being within close proximity with baby, it helps you respond sensitively to your baby’s needs.
So whether you have a newborn, or toddler, we can help you with advice, information and recommendations to get you started on your sling journey, today! Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more.
OUR SLING CONSULTANTS
Babywearing has been proven to promote attachment between baby and caregiver by increasing the flow of oxytocin and facilitating responsiveness to baby’s needs. A trained and insured babywearing consultant will help families find a well-fitting ergonomic carrier and support them to carry their baby safely and with confidence.– Sarah Persin, Sling Consultant, Guildford
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU
You like the idea of babywearing but want expert information and guidance to make the experience easy and safe. Our Sling Consultants can offer evidence-based information around slings and their use, to ensure you know what’s best for you and baby. They can also advise on what sling would suit you best. What’s not to love? Why not book in a sling consultation after the birth of your baby, so you can start out fully prepared.
Buying a baby sling or carrier can be nerve wracking. And with so much choice our there, it can be hard to know where to start. Our experts can recommend a range of baby and toddler slings that go beyond the first few months and years. In fact toddler carriers are ideal to wear a larger child, so they are snug and supported. Whatever you need, we can discuss your requirements and find the best fit for you!
You’ve heard about slings but are not sure where to start? You like the idea of try before you buy. Our sling libraries are a social meet where we offer sling advice and hire. You can try on different slings, and can hire our slings and carries to carry your baby. It’s perfect if you want to try slings without needing to buy up front. Our Sling Consultants run the meetings so expect expert advice only. Find your nearest sling library by contacting us today!
COST AND LOCATION
We have a range of locations across the UK, with sling consultations in the range of £35-70 depending on need and baby age, sling surgeries from £15, and prices for sling library sessions from £2.
We offer sling consultations and run sling libraries from Addlestone, Aldershot, Ashford, Bisley, Camberley, Chertsey, Chobham, Cobham, Cranleigh, Dorking, Egham, Epsom, Esher, Farnham, Farnborough, Fleet, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Horley, Horsham, Kingston, Leatherhead, Lightwater, Oxshot, Redhill, Reigate, Richmond, Send, Shere, Staines-upon-Thames, Sunbury-on-Thames, Surbiton, Virginia Water, Walton-on-Thames, West-end, Weybridge, Windlesham and Woking.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Consults can be in your home or an agreed location, depending on what suits you best. It can be helpful in the early weeks not to have to leave the comfort of your sofa. Consults can be as long as you need from 30mins to 2+ hours.
A newborn consult is usually around an hour sometimes longer, or as quick as 30mins if you want us to help support you with your own sling/carrier and ensure you are confident using it safely.
We will generally discuss feeding in a sling/carrier, sling safety in detail, and chat around sleep and feeding and broader aspects around carrying and attachment. Afterwards, we send you a detailed follow up email with links for you to read depending on what we chat about during the time together.
Our sling libraries are fun and friendly weekly, or monthly socials for sling advice, chat and sling hire. Each session is attended by a trained babywearing consultant and peer supporters and there is a full sling library with everything from stretchy wraps to wovens to buckles.
Our 30-minute sling surgeries, are great for troubleshooting help with a carrier or sling if you often need a short session following a previous consultation or workshop.
WHAT’S THE BUZZ
I booked a 1:1 with Zoe in order to nail my Double Hammock back carry. Zoe was super friendly and knowledgeable with a lovely selection of wraps to play with. By the end of the session, I felt confident to DH successfully on my own and also got some brilliant little tweaks that have made all the difference to my Ruck and Ring Sling carries. For anyone who is serious about babywearing, a face to face with Zoe picking up on those little pointers that make all the difference to different carries is worth hours of YouTube tutorials.
From my first visit, the team made feel welcome, gave me great advice and boosted my confidence and awareness with Baby carriers. I have visited a few times and think that these meets are great. Even if you just want to pop along for a chat and a coffee. Thanks West Surrey Slings.
The team are so knowledgeable and friendly with a large range of slings and carriers to try. There are so many out in the market I dreaded buying something that might turn out to be uncomfortable. After an extensive demonstration I hired a stretchy woven wrap for my newborn for an extended period, then went back and hired a LilleBaby for my grown up 4 month old (and subsequently bought my own after a successful trial). With a baby that hates the pram, wants to be held all the time and will only nap in my arms, I can’t thank the Guildford Sling Library for enough for opening up the (hands free!) world of babywearing for me!
SLING CONSULTANT NEAR ME
For expert sling consultants, offering home consultations and friendly sling libraries across the UK, get in contact with our team. Our experts can make babywearing easy, safe an enjoyable, so don’t delay. With sessions throughout the week, we are ready to help you with your babywearing journey today!