There are hundreds of different slings available, but not all will suit your specific body shape, your needs or the age of your baby.
The library allows you to hire a sling for a few weeks (or more) to see how you get on with it. You can get a real feel for it and will get advice on how to use the sling safely too. If you decide you love it, you can go on to buy one. If you decide you hate it, then you can try another one and you haven’t spent a lot of money on a sling you never use.
Hire fees are £5.00 per sling for the first week and then £2.50 for subsequent weeks. Most people hire for four weeks which is £12.50.
“Abby and all of the volunteers at the Sling Library are incredible, they are extremely knowledgeable about all the sling options and will be patient with you when reviewing your options to suit you and your baby’s needs. I had a bump to baby consult with Abby which was so useful as there are so many slings to choose from and she made sure we weren’t overwhelmed. Library sessions are relaxed and informal and a lovely place to have a cuppa if they’re busy while you wait to be seen.”