The Library

Which sling?

A sling is like a pair of jeans- one sling does not suit all!  If you are unsure which baby carrier would work best for you, we will work with you to choose the most appropriate carrier for your needs for you to hire. This can be done at a one-to-one consultation with our fully qualified Baby-Carrying Consultant (either online or in person) or at one of  the Sling Library sessions. If there are a group of you wanting to find out about carrying your baby or child it's also possible to book a group workshop. Please get in touch with us so that we meet your needs as best as possible.

What is the library like?

As of the end of August 2018, we now work from the Big Red Bus Club. Inside the room, you will be greeted by one of our team of volunteers who will ask you to sign in and ask what your needs are. We have the different types of sling set out on the rug and across the shelves. There are seats set up around the room where you can sit and feed your child. There are a variety of cakes and drinks to buy onsite. Sarah S or L will then work with you as to which sling would be best for your needs. We can also offer support with slings that you have been given, to make them more comfortable or fit better. Where we are a not for profit business, we do ask for a donation of £5 for advice given with your own sling.

I've found one I'd like to try at home

We will then ask you to chose a membership term (1 month, 3 months, 6 months or a year). There is then a returnable deposit of £35 and the hire of the sling (this can be found here). The hire lasts for two weeks and can be renewed for a further two weeks via either our email  or our Facebook group. After this time, we need to see the sling to check it for our insurance. We can then hire the sling for a further month. If you are then interested in buying a particular carrier, we can help you to find the best deals via our links with different sling companies.

Sling Fees

If the sling library is quiet, we may be able to offer basic tweaks and support to carriers and wraps that you already own. You do not have to be a member but we do ask for a £5 donation to the library for help given. All money goes to running the library and towards buying new slings.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Please get in touch if you have any queries about baby carrying or the sling library.

South East London Slingers



By Appointment


By Appointment


By Appointment


10:30 – 12:00


By Appointment


By Appointment


By Appointment