Creating a Caring, Carrying Community


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 for more information

Sling Library meets

  • Pre-booked appointments ONLY.
  • Book via our appointment system here.
  • In a variety of locations in/around Salisbury
  • Run by volunteers
  • Provide basic, manufacturer’s guidelines only. We can help you with your own sling/carrier, or recommend/fit one for you to hire.
  • Limited advice given; we cannot teach advanced techniques to beginners (back carrying, tandem carrying etc)
  • Limited time given; 10 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.
  • Exploring a specific topic
  • In-depth learning
  • Online or in small groups
  • Meet other like-minded parents
  • Opportunity to try many carriers/slings, or your own at home
  • Ongoing support via emails, video tutorials
  • See our list of available workshops here.
  • £10 per person, partners free!
For more information see the Helix Baby website.
  • Private setting; at Helix Baby HQ, online or in your own home
  • 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
  • £20 per hour
For more information see the Helix Baby website