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Covid-19 update Virtual drop-ins via Zoom

covid-19 update Continued doorstep hires & Virtual drop-ins Covid-19 will continue to disrupt the Sling Library drop-in meets for the foreseeable future, so come and see us ONLINE! We are sad to announce that the Salisbury Sling Library face to face drop-in sessions will continue to be on hold for the foreseeable future.  Our volunteers

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Babywearing in a pandemic by Elisa Smith, SSL member

Babywearing in a pandemic by Elisa Smith, SSL member Hi, I’m Elisa, a full time Mum with a premature baby. How had babywearing helped me through the COVID19 pandemic you ask? Well, let me tell you… Some may think that babywearing is an outdoor thing… but how useful they can be indoors is something I’m

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Covid-19 update SSL open for hires – 13 may

covid-19 update Library open for hires! – 13 may 2020 SALISBURY SLING LIBRARY IS OPEN FOR HIRES! Following the new guidance announced on Monday, many of the changes are coming into force today.  Of course, we are still unable to begin our drop-in sessions again, however, one big change is that making journeys for non-essential

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My babywearing journey by Hannah Nilsumran, SSL member

My babywearing journey by Hannah Nilsumran, SSL member 26.3.20 I first encountered baby babywearing with my twins Allie and Linc five years ago – it was a complete eureka moment when I realised I could strap one to me and have hands free to deal with the other one. Never quite mastered the art of

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Covid-19 update SSL closure- 24 march

covid-19 update Library closure – 24 march 2020 SALISBURY SLING LIBRARY IS CLOSED. ALL SLING LIBRARY DROP-INS AND HIRES CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. After the Prime Minister’s “lockdown” announcement last night, we made the decision today to completely CLOSE the Salisbury Sling Library for HIRES as well as the drop-ins for the foreseeable, most likely

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Covid-19 update 4th trimester hires- 20 march

covid-19 update 4th Trimester hires – 20 march 2020 ALL SLING LIBRARY DROP-INS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. It was decided that all foreseeable meets for the library were to be cancelled, following the advice and guidelines from the government. This means that we are unfortunately unable to provide our 4th trimester talks and demonstrations at

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Covid-19 update – 17 march

covid-19 update 17 march 2020 ALL SLING LIBRARY DROP-INS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. It was decided that all foreseeable meets for the library were to be cancelled, following the advice and guidelines from the government.  HOWEVER, WE ARE STILL HIRING OUT SLINGS/CARRIERS! We are offering a “doorstep pick up” service only from SP1 3PR of

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Salisbury Sling Library 6th Birthday Fundraising

Salisbury Sling Library 6th Birthday Fundraising February 14 2020 saw Salisbury Sling Library turn 6 years old! It is the anniversary of the first, official library meet and to celebrate, we have had 2 weeks of fundraising to raise much needed funds to pay for our volunteers’ Peer Support training, so they can give help

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Kahu Baby Sunshine review by Alys Hunter, SSL member

Kahu Sunshine review 26.2.20 by Alys Hunter, SSL member Hi Salisbury Sling Library! I borrowed your Kahu waterproof buckle carrier fresh from the box this week. We tried it out today so I thought I would give you my thoughts (as requested by Alice!). So it’s a soft, structured carrier with buckles, and is suitable

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Mamaruga Zebulo review by Nam Taan Mestre, SSL member

Zebulo review 12.1.18 by Nam Taan Mestre, SSL member Now being a big fan of Mamaruga, my latest hire was the new release from Mamaruga called the Zebulo. It’s called the Zebulo because it combines features from their zensling and buckle carriers. My hire was in beautiful ‘glittering sky’ design It’s really easy to put

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How Did You Get Into This? – by Carol Kite, SSL Consultant

How did you get into this? I am often asked how I got into doing this-with the this being running a sling library and advising on babywearing- and I must admit I often ask myself the same question! Being a retired, grandmother I am not your typical sling librarian. Yet my paths so far in my

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Why I carry my grandchildren. – By Carol Kite, SSL Consultant

Why I carry my grandchildren I carry you because I carried your mother: And I want to pass on my parenting skills.  Each generation can help the next by sharing knowledge and giving encouragement I carry you because it helps your parents: It gives them time together, time to rest, time to do jobs, time

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Sling Library Superheroes

Sling Library Superheros September was Sling Library Appreciation Month and it was a busy start for all our library volunteers after the Summer break. We kicked off with attending Picnic In The Park- a great opportunity to meet and chat to babywearers and those interested in babywearing. It was a fantastic event, the weather was

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Wrapahula win. – by Carol Kite, SSL Consultant

Wrapahula win 9.10.18 by Carol Kite, SSL Consultant Here at Salisbury Sling Library we have a soft spot for Wrapahula wraps and ring slings. The patterns are strong and exciting and the colours often vivid and striking. These are no ordinary wraps and have depth and texture that help to make wrapping easier. If you

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Water slings – by Carol Kite, SSL Consultant

Water slings 27.7.18 by Carol Kite, SSL Consultant Water slings are generally made from a soft-touch, breathable fabric that can be worn in the water.- some are mesh others a polyester fabric. The material  is non absorbent which means you can take your baby into the sea, pool or shower and it remains comfortable for you

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Summer babywearing

Summer Baby Wearing When the sun shines each and every day as it has of late, then lighter weight carriers really come into their own. Whatever your preferred type of carrier there will be a cooler option that is worth trying, so that you can both stay comfortable in the warmer weather. Stretchy wraps that

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Holiday hire Beco 8 – By Nam Taan Mestre, SSL member

Holiday hire – Beco 8 . . . 5.4.18 By Nam Tann Mestre, SSL member We love the Beco 8 because: • All season carrier. When it gets hot just zip down the front panel to reveal the mesh airflow section which conveniently folds into a small pocket so it doesn’t dangle anywhere. • Has

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Which Buckle Carrier?

Which Buckle Carrier? Selecting a buckle carrier is rather like choosing a pair of jeans- they all look much the same, but they have small features that make them unique. In the same way as the small features in a pair of jeans make one pair perfect and another a no-go for us, so it

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A Babywearing Childminder! – by Anna Taylor, SSL Member

A babywearing childminder I had my daughter in 2015. I had never really heard of baby wearing, but as a solo mum I thought it might be something that could help. I went to my first Sling meet and never looked back! Baby wearing became a vital and wonderful tool in my parenting tool kit.

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Tandam Carries- Carrying When Pregnant

Tandam Carries – Carrying When Pregnant Having started your babywearing journey carrying one baby what do you do when along comes number two? The answer is we have a carrier for that! Carrying two has many benefits. The firstborn doesn’t need to think their place has been usurped. They can still have the close cuddles

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Attachment Parenting Conference – by Laura Cassidy, SSL Peer Supporter

Attachment Parenting Conference Susie and I attended the Attachment Parenting conference in Bristol in September. It was a fascinating day and there was a lot to be learnt about babywearing. It was lovely to see so many parents carrying their children, we spotted many different carriers from beautiful wraps, Connectas, buckles aplenty and some tiny

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The 4th Trimester

The 4th Trimester Arriving home with a newborn baby, parents often have huge expectations about how life will be. It can be daunting, confusing and frustrating for new parents to find that this longed for baby doesn’t conform to either their ideas, or what the books say a baby does. But the truth of the

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On our travels. . . – by Nam Taan Mestre, SSL member

On our travels. . . 8.8.17 by Nam Taan Mestre, SSL member It has been a long time since I’ve written anything so I hope my attempts of trying to write about our experiences will help others on deciding on their next carrier… Going on holiday with a toddler is hard enough, now add in

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Connecta Toddler review – by Lucy, SSL member

Connecta Toddler review 19.9.16 by Lucy, SSL member We tried the Connecta toddler carrier with petite straps. There is also a standard and pre school size available. All can be bough with either standard or petite straps. From their website: ‘We make the best baby carrier in the world. A baby carrier for BOTH parent

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Making choices

Making choices When parents come to me to find a carrier it is always great to be able to marry their needs with the functions of different carriers and find the one that is right for them. For many it is the start of a journey, and they may well own several carriers during their

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