This is the place where The West Yorkshire Sling Library says a huge thank you to its supporters – to those that have helped, and continue to help the library to assist parents in and around West Yorkshire to carry their children in comfort and style.
It is also a list of trusted vendors, manufacturers and carrying related businesses which are known to provide quality products and excellent customer service. Please contact the library for details of special offers and discounts from many of our supporters. They are listed in alphabetical order, and the products they sell that are available for rental in the library are listed underneath by category.
Baby Armadillo – for the best in ergonomic, stylish and comfortable babycare
Our local sling and carrier stockist, Baby Armadillo is a West Yorkshire based baby care and carrier online store. A good friend to the library, Baby Armadillo has helped us keep up with the demands of the county for carrier rental on several occasions! As well as carriers, they stock a range of baby accessories, breastfeeding and maternity clothing.
Buckle Carriers – Storchenwiege Baby Carrier
Ring Slings – Amazonas – Storchenwiege
Wraps – MAM Eco – Storchenwiege
Closer To You – great baby slings
Closer to You are an Edinburgh based store who offer a large range of slings and carriers in person through their personal shopping appointments, and online to the UK and EU. Closer to You support UK sling libraries with a library scheme of which we are pleased to be a part.
Buckle Carriers – Beco Gemini, Beco Soleil, Boba 3g, Connecta Baby Carrier, Manduca, Storchenwiege Baby Carrier.
Ring Slings – Storchenwiege.
Tie-on Carriers – Hoppediz Bondolino, Kozy Carrier, Napsack Baby
Wraps – Calin Bleu, Close Caboo, Hana Baby, Storchenwiege.
Cheeky Rascals – a small and happy business
The UK distributor of the Manduca carrier, Cheeky Rascals are a large online shop selling all kinds of nursery and baby items. Cheeky Rascals has helped the library by subsidising Manduca carriers and offers library customers a discount on all their products.
Buckle Carrier – Manduca
Connecta Baby Carrier – carry your baby in comfort and style
Connecta Baby Carriers are one of our most popular brands, making standard, toddler and preschooler size buckle carriers in a range of fabrics and styles. Connecta work closely with sling libraries and have helped hugely with our Connecta selection.
Buckle Carrier – Connecta Baby Carrier
ErgoBABY – the best way to support your baby and your lifestyle
Ergo Baby are one of the best known carrier manufacturers in the world and sell a range of carriers based on their classic Ergo and accessories. Ergo Baby has generously subsidised a demonstration carrier plus infant insert to the library.
Buckle Carrier – Ergo
Je Porte Mon Bebe manufacture their hybrid stretchy wrap and have kindly donated one to use in the library. The JPMBB wrap is a unique fabric which allows for the benefits of both stretchy and woven slings in one.
Kangarinos are a UK retailer with a small range of popular slings and carriers. They help the library by offering a discount to sling library customers, please ask for details.
Buckle Carriers – Boba 3G – Connecta – Rose and Rebellion
Tie-on Carriers – Kozy
Wraps – Moby – Girasol – Storchenwiege – Wrapsody
KangaWrap – Comfortable, Fairtrade Baby Wraps
KangaWrap are a not-for-profit baby wrap provider based in Kent. KangaWrap products are ethically sourced, fairtrade products and the profits from the wraps are donated to maternity and child healthcare products in developing countries.
Stretchy Wrap – Kanga Wrap
Love to be Natural – For a natural and organic life
Love to be Natural is an online shop selling a large range of baby carriers and accessories, as well as organic bedding and skincare. They have also just begun manufacture of their own range of carriers. Love to be Natural has helped the library by offering library customers a discount on their products.
Buckle Carriers – Manduca, Bondolino
Stretchy wrap– Moby
Tie-on Carriers – Hop-tye
Woven Wraps – Didymos, Ellevil, Natibaby, Vatanai, Hoppediz
Mama Natura – baby slings and mama’s things
Mama Natura is run by Becky, a babywearing consultant, and stocks a range of slings and carriers as well as accessories for parent and baby. Mama Natura sells quality goods and has helped the library by assisting Vatanai in the donation of a Vatanai woven wrap.
Ring Slings – Hoppediz, Girasol
Stretchy Wraps and Hybrids – Close Baby, Moby, Moby D
Tie-on Carriers – Bondolino, Hop-tye, Kozy Carrier
Woven Wraps – Didymos, Girasol, Hoppediz, Vatanai
Maverick Baby – fashioning the future through babywearing
Maverick Baby is an online shop with a knowledgable owner; Ali Dover is a carrying consultant trained to advanced level and working in the Cambridgeshire and North Essex area. The UK distributor of Easycare woven wraps, Maverick Baby have helped the library by donating a colourful Easycare rainbow, and generously offer a discount to all WYSL customers.
Buckle Carriers – Manduca
Tie-on Carriers – Hop-Tye
Woven Wraps – Didymos, Easycare, Girasol, Hoppediz, Vatanai
Natural Connection – Advocating safe babywearing since 2006
Natural Connection is a specialist baby sling and carrier online store run by Sarah Sadler, a Trageschule-trained carrying consultant based in the Guildford and Godalming area. Natural Connection has helped the library hugely with the donation of two carriers, a Connecta Integra and an Angelpack, and has subsided several more carriers as well as providing lots of ongoing support and information. They also offer library customers a discount on their huge product range.
Buckle carriers – Angelpack, Beco, Bondolino, Ergo, Manduca, Patapum, Wompat
Ring Slings – Ellaroo, Girasol, Hoppediz
Pouch slings – Hotslings
Stretchy wraps – Kari-me, MAM Eco, Moby wrap, Moby D, Tricotti
Tie-on Carriers – Babyhawk, Freehand, Hop-tye, Toddlerhawk
Woven Wraps – Didymos, Girasol, Hoppediz, Storchenwiege
Naturally Happy Slings – where happy babies are carried close to our hearts
Naturally Happy Slings is a versatile vendor, run by Louise Foster, an experienced carrier of two happy children! Naturally Happy Slings is a trusted supporter of WYSL offering many quality brands and carrying accessories.
Buckle Carriers – Babyhawk Oh Snap! Connecta Integra
Ring Slings – Didysling
Stretchy Wraps – Kari-me. Moby, Moby D
Tie-on Carriers – Babyhawk, Napsack
Woven Wraps – Didymos, Ellevil, Girasol
Opitai tie on and buckle carriers are made by work at home mum Fay Gibson. She was kind enough to donate her time and effort to make the library a carrier.
Buckle Carriers – Opitai
Tie-on Carriers – Opitai
Rose and Rebellion manufacture a British made buckle carrier with baby and preschooler sizes in a range of funky and colourful fabrics. Their online shop carries a range of in stock designs. Rose and Rebellion have helped the library by generously donating a toddler-pleasing zoo design Rose and Rebellion baby and toddler carrier to the library. Please mention the WYSL if buying from R&R.
Buckle Carriers: Rose and Rebellion
A local stretchy wrap manufacturer based in West Yorkshire, Sa-Be baby have kindly donated one of their wraps to the library. They also sell funky dribble bibs and other baby wear. Visit their website for more details.
Slumber Roo are distributors of a great range of brands including the ever popular Boba, Beco. Moby and Babyhawk. Always happy to help out, they are a lovely company to work with and supply sling library orders on a regular basis.
Buckle Carriers – Beco, Boba, Babyhawk, Scootababy
Mei tai – Babyhawk
Stretchy wraps – Boba, Moby
Storchenwiege – your baby sling
Storchenwiege are a well known manufacturer of woven wraps, ring slings and their new baby carrier, all made from their purpose-woven, strong and beautiful fabric. Storchenwiege carriers are sold by many of our vendor supporters. They have helped the library by donating a long woven wrap in one of their most popular colourways and a classy ring sling.
Buckle carriers – Storchenwiege Baby Carrier
Ring Slings – Storchenwiege
Woven Wraps – Storchenwiege
Wearababy is a Finnish company and the manufacturer of the beautiful Wompat baby carrier. They also have an exclusive range of Girasol woven wraps, ring slings and wrap-tais. Wearababy have helped the library by kindly donating the wonderful Wompat for the parents of West Yorkshire to use.
Buckle Carriers – Wompat
Ring Slings – Girasol
Woven Wraps – Girasol
The library would also like to thank Olivia Brabbs of Olivia Brabbs Photography for taking such wonderful pictures for this website, and her baby daughter, for staying happily on her mother’s back as she worked.