Creating a Caring, Carrying Community


covid-19 update Sling Library Meets are BACK!

Salisbury Sling Library is set to make a come back with their meets starting next week!  

Susie and the other Library volunteers have been working really hard recently to get the Sling Library meets back up and running, so we can offer free fitting and troubleshooting advice to the local parents and caregivers of Salisbury and the surrounding areas.

Of course, due to current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines, we will not be able to offer the usual social aspect to the meets; sadly no refreshments or being able to sit and chat with other like-minded parents for the time being. But you will be able to book in and get free, basic babywearing advice and hire a sling!

Before baby number 3 arrives, Susie will be hosting the first of the Sling Library meets next week on Wednesday 21st October, Old Sarum Community Hall from 10am. We are planning other meets at Fordingbridge Salvation Army and Salisbury Arts Centre in the coming months too, so please keep an eye out on the website and Library Facebook page. 

The meets will no longer be ‘drop-in’ style, and it is important that you pre-book your appointment via the Sling Library website if you’d like to be seen and hire a sling.

As always, the meets are run voluntarily! All the volunteers and Peer Supporters give up our time for free so that basic babywearing advice and hire is available for everyone. However, please consider giving a donation towards the costs of running the Library, thank you.

Your free appointment is 10 minutes long, so only long enough for basic advice, fitting, recommendation and hire. You can consider up to 2 slings/carriers and must complete the short questionnaire during the booking process before attending. There is also a stretchy wrap talk/demo at each meet, perfect for expectant or new parents (up to 6 weeks old), which qualifies you to the discounted hire rate of just £10 for 3 months!

So if you need some fitting advice for your own sling, would like a recommendation for a sling to hire or would like to know the very basics for carrying your newborn, pre-book your 10 minute appointment or the stretchy wrap session via the Salisbury Sling Library website

Please read the guide of what to expect and everything you need to know about the new Library meets HERE

Stay safe and stay babywearing x