121 Appointments

The sling library offers regular free sessions designed to help anyone with questions about carrying their children. It is a base for rentals, swaps and returns, and sees a lot a families, up to 100 families a week in busy periods in 2017. It needs to serve the needs of many and as such group demonstrations and quick fittings are all it can offer – giving people the chance to take things home and learn ‘on the job’. Because of the limitations of drop in sessions, we also offer private, tailored 121 appointments at the sling library house.

One to one sessions are necessarily designed around what you need to see, and booking even a short time 121 can be of great benefit especially when new to carrying. They are ideal if you are aiming to carry your baby frequently, for long periods of time, or if you are anxious to understand the physiological and psychological reasons behind carrying. The most common reason for booking a consultation is physical help with learning to carry your baby. Like any other skill you learn with your body, the best way to absorb the information is face to face with a knowledgable person trained to convey that knowledge to you as an individual.

As a trained and experienced consultant I  can offer one to one instruction and tailor a consultation to suit you and your baby, taking into account your carrying preferences, your child’s age and stage, using my extensive knowledge and experience of the slings and carriers on the market today to create a personalised recommendation for you. I am able to advise you on safety considerations, optimal infant positioning and handling, and the proven benefits of baby carrying on infant development, bonding, and maternal health.

You can book one to one sessions or get more information on pricing and availability using our booking page – please follow the link here




“Nıcola was absolutely brıllıant at teachıng me about wraps when I was expectıng. It was the lıttle thıngs that helped such as tıghten the wrap sectıon by sectıon and how to adjust a slıpknot – These lıttle trıcks really helped get a comfortable carry. Enthuastıc but not overpowerıng. Approachable and frıendly. I never hesıtated to ask any questıons no matter how daft ıt seemed as I knew I would get a well thought out and helpful response.”

Catherine, 2011

“I don’t think there can be much Nicola does not know about carrying babies & children.  I have visited her a few times for advice and she is very helpful and friendly and always has the kettle on!”

Tania, 2011

“I have learned so much about wrapping from Nicola. She explains everything really clearly and makes things easy to understand.”

Sarah, 2011

 Nicola has lots of patience with ‘someone’ who has no patience with themselves!

Jo, 2011


4 thoughts on “121 Appointments

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    Joanna Grogan said:
    July 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    hi I have a moby sling I used with my baby until about 10 months at the front. she s now 14 months and would like to get into carrying on my back ? I’m finding the moby too tricky to do on my back after watching you tube and trying it several times! just need some help also I live in Brighouse so wondered if I lived too far away for the library?


    Helen said:
    October 26, 2013 at 11:21 am


    I am looking for a sling for my 1 year old so that we can go out to more adventurous places with my 3 year old. Can I book a meeting sometime soon…?

    All the best,


      wyslinglibrary responded:
      November 12, 2013 at 11:47 am

      Hello Helen – I apologise for the delay in reply, I’m afraid WordPress and my email have not been getting along and I’m playing with the settings, which is making all kinds of messages appear. Have you been along to one of our sessions in the mean time? If not, and you are still interested, I am happy to send you details through. Do feel free to call on 0113 2100855. Just let me know – yours, Nicola.

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