the sling library

What service do I need?

As the sling Library is run by volunteers, the amount of help and advice you can receive is limited due to resources and time constraints. You may find that your needs are greater than what the library is able to offer you.

One of our qualified Library Consultants, Susie Cooke, also runs her own baby wearing business. She offers private sessions and workshops, as well as retail, if you would prefer to learn and explore baby wearing at your own pace or if you have specific needs or circumstances. See her website www.helixbaby.co.uk for more information

Sling Library drop-in sessions

  • Drop in sessions – just turn up during the session hours
  • Weekly and in a variety of locations in/around Salisbury
  • Run by volunteers
  • Provide basic, manufacturer’s guidelines only
  • Limited advice given; we cannot teach advanced techniques to beginners (back carrying, tandem carrying etc)
  • Limited time given; 10-15 minutes per person, enough to show 1 or 2 carriers.
  • Free! Although we do request a donation if we help you with your own carrier.

Helix Baby Workshops

  • Exploring a specific topic
  • In-depth learning
  • Approximately 90 minutes long
  • Small groups
  • Meet other like-minded parents
  • Opportunity to try many carriers/slings
  • Ongoing support via emails, video tutorials
  • Discount on purchases from the Helix Baby shop
  • See our list of available workshops here.
  • £10 per person, partners free!
For more information see the Helix Baby website.

Helix Baby Consultation

  • Private setting; at Helix Baby or your home by request
  • 1:1 or 1:2
  • Specific to your personal needs/circumstances
  • Learn in your own time and at your own pace
  • 30-90 minutes, depending on needs
  • Opportunity to try many carriers/slings
  • Ongoing support via emails, video tutorials
  • Discount on purchases from the Helix Baby shop
  • £20 per hour
For more information see the Helix Baby website