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.
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 tables. There are seats set up around the room where you can sit and feed your child. There are a variety of drinks and snacks to buy onsite and we are really lucky to have weekly cakes provided by Lulu cupcakes . Sarah S, Sarah L or Tia will 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- this is included in the lifetime membership fee.
We will ask you to become a lifetime member with fortnightly fees or chose to leave a deposit with fortnightly fees.
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. This will entitle you to a discount of around 5-10% depending on the carrier.
There are 2 options:
After 12 months this will be reviewed and renewed at no charge if you are still happy.
This will entitle you to:
1/3rd off the usual hire fee (£10 per 2 week loan period instead of £15)
10% discount at
The Stir Café
23 Anglesea Rd,
London SE18 6EG
5% discount at Mother & Bump
10% discount on SELS workshops run by
Greenwich Slings and Raise Them Up Slings.
10 minute fitting of your own sling during a library session
You are able to hire by leaving a refundable deposit of £50.
Hire fee is £15 for 2 weeks for any carrier
Access to attend SELS workshops run by
Greenwich Slings and Raise Them Up Slings
Fitting Fee £5 (with 1 of your own slings)
Mini Consultation looking at selection of slings (20 minutes) £10- this is only available if the library is quiet, otherwise you need to book a private consultation.
£20 refundable deposit
This is suitable for parents or carers with a baby under 6 weeks old (or 6 weeks corrected if premature) and fitting is between 11:30-12 at the sling library and will be as a group teaching session.
Up to 8 week loan period
You get your deposit back when your sling is returned. You can extend the hire by becoming a Lifetime member and paying £10 per fortnight or by leaving a £50 deposit and paying £15 per fortnight.
If you have your own stretchy or Caboo you are welcome to join our fitting sessions between 11:30-12
If you are in receipt of Healthy Start Vouchers please do contact us as we can make arrangements to support you
If you have a sling that is uncomfortable or you are looking for just some advice without looking to hire a particular sling
This is a twenty minute 1:1 session with one of our sling consultants within the sling library, as long as it is quiet. If you are unsure as to which carrier would suit you and your family's needs, this is the perfect opportunity to get advice from fully qualified consultants. This is charged for non-members only, included in Lifetime Membership.
If you are unable to attend our library sessions but would like to hire one of our fully trained sling consultants from the comfort of your own home, please get in touch with us at email@example.com
The price is for an hour session. This is a session for up to two people and if not for a single person, can be split between a partner or friend.
£25pp if room hire is needed, £20pp if in client's home
If you are interested in hiring one (or more) of our library consultants for a group of friends, we can discuss your needs (including hiring a space) for the session and price it appropriately.
£25 pp or £40 for a couple (partners or friends)
Is everyone talking about using a stretchy in your antenatal group? Are you looking to put your baby on your back? Have you always wondered how people use those incredibly long pieces of material? We will be setting up work shops for people to attend in the forthcoming months.
Please get in touch if you have any queries about baby carrying or the sling library.
10:30 – 12:00