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 1-2-1 appointments at the sling library house, or in some areas in your own home.
One to one sessions are necessarily designed around what you need to see, and booking even a short time 1-2-1 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. Trying before you buy and getting personalised recommendations from an unbiased source can also help save you money in the long term.
Our bookable appointments run at least one day a week. To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org
RECOMMEND AND FIT – up to 30 minutes – £20
Our shortest appointment, only available at the sling library house in Farsley. An exteded private version of the sling library service, it is designed to chat briefly about what you need, recommend something for you specifically, try it on and fit it well. This session includes four weeks of carrier hire.
INTRODUCTION TO CARRYING – up to 60 minutes – £30
Our most commonly booked session, available at the sling library house Farsley or in your own home by arrangement if you live further away (Extra fees may apply) An introduction to what makes carrying safe, comfortable and beneficial for your family, with a range of carriers to try that are suited to your needs. Includes up to four weeks of carrier hire.
INTRODUCTION TO BACK CARRYING
CARRYING IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
“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.”
“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!”
“I have learned so much about wrapping from Nicola. She explains everything really clearly and makes things easy to understand.”
Nicola has lots of patience with ‘someone’ who has no patience with themselves!