Manduca buckled carrier

Rose & Rebellion buckled carrier

Calin Bleu woven wrap

Hop Tye meh dai

I am a qualified babywearing consultant and the founder of Swindon Sling Library, which became Swindon and Devizes Sling Library, in 2018. The library has a selection of over 90 slings available for hire, via slingmeets and individual consultations.

Slingmeets, which I hold both in Swindon and Devizes, allow parents to find out about and try out different slings, as well as meet other sling users. Parents are welcome to bring their own slings, whether they are having trouble using them and need advice, or just want to show them off! And of course, if parents want to take a sling away to try before they buy (or if they just want a sling to take on holiday or for a specific event) then any of the slings are available for hire. Parents are not charged to attend slingmeets, however a voluntary donation of £1 per family would be greatly appreciated, to help cover the cost of room hire.

Slings may be hired for £4 per week. When hiring slings you will be required to pay a deposit (cash or cheque). This will be refunded, when you return the sling, unless the sling is damaged beyond what could be considered reasonable wear and tear.

Individual consultations can also be arranged. If held in my home, I charge £15. However, if you would prefer a consultation in your own home, I am willing to travel up to 25 miles. I charge between £20 and £30 depending on the distance. The price of consultations includes two weeks' hire of a single sling, or one week's hire of two slings. So if you do choose to hire, the consultation itself could effectively cost you as little as £7.

I am also available to do free sling demonstrations at antenatal or baby and toddler groups.

When weather permits, I organise sling walks. These walks offer the opportunity to socialise with other sling users, while enjoying some fresh air and getting some exercise. You don't need to own a sling in order to take part, as you can borrow one of the library's slings, for free. However, if you do wish to borrow a sling then let me know in advance, so I can make sure to bring an appropriate sling with me.

For full details of the library's services please read the Terms and Conditions.

The following slings are currently available for hire:

Stretchy Wraps:

AmaWrap - Wine Maroon

Calin Bleu (Medium) - Aquamarine

Calin Bleu (Long) - Aquamarine

Hana Baby Wrap - natural and olive grey

Kari-Me - aqua, ochre, lilac and natural

Lillebaby Tie The Knot - grey

Moby Classic - chocolate and indigo

Moby Evolution - berry

Sleepy Wrap (Boba Wrap) - red

Wuti Wrap - Midnight Black

In addition to standard sling hire, stretchy wraps may also be hired using the '8 Week Stretchy Wrap Duo Deal', in which any two stretchy wraps may be hired for 8 weeks, for just £30.

Woven Wraps:

Didymos (size 3) - Martin

Amazonas (size 5) - cappuccino

Didymos (size 6) - Standard blue

Hoppediz (long - size 6) - Curacao and Delhi

Calin Bleu gauze (medium - size 6) - chocolate, summer sage and classic white

Lenny Lamb (large - size 7) - tangata

Ring Slings:

Beco - cloud

DidySling non-pleated - nino jeans

DidySling pleated - indio black-white

Natibaby (small) - tanami

Storchenwiege - Anna and Leo Rouge

Lenny Lamb - Zumba Blue

Buckled Carriers:

Action Baby Carrier - Roar

Action Baby Carrier (Toddler) - black/red

Boba 4G - Tweet

Boba X - Atlantic

Boba Air - black

Beco Soleil V2 - Espresso Micah and Charlie

Beco Carrier - Ink Strokes

Beco Toddler - Whisper

Connecta - Love a Tree and Posey Pod

Connecta (petite straps) - Bouquet

Solar Connecta - Cream and Blue

Solar Connecta (petite straps) - Sage

Toddler Connecta - Ironworks

Solar Toddler Connecta - Blackberry

Ergobaby Original - black/camel

Ergobaby Organic - tattoo

Ergobaby Adapt - Keith Harring Pop

Hana Baby Carrier - light grey/yellow

Infantino Zip

Integra (size 1) - essential indigo

Integra Solar (size 1) - ocean blue

Lillebaby Essentials - Chevron

Lillebaby Carry On - Hearts

Madame Googoo - Kiss me

Madame Googoo Neo Print Toddler size - Circus

Manuduca - red and black/green

Nuby Foldable Travel Baby Carrier

Pognae - dark choco

Rose and Rebellion (Baby Carrier) - The Rebel and Flower Power

Tula - Prepster

Tula (Toddler) - Little Robots

Tula (Free-to-Grow) - Soar and Camosaur

Meh Dais:

Lenny Lamb Toddler - Indian Summer and Lavender Garden

Babyhawk - Sophia Black on Tea/Kimono Plum

Hop Tye - Samoa and Los Angeles Blue

Wallabi Wrap Tai (medium) - forest berries

Fidella Fly Tia - Happy Bloom and Persian Paisley Smoke

Hybrids and other carriers:

Storchenwiege Baby Carrier (half buckle) - Inka

Tula half buckle - Mint Chip

Close Caboo (stretchy wrap hybrid) - Huckleberry, Driftwood Marl, Graphite and 10 Year Anniversary print

Close Caboo Lite (stretchy wrap hybrid)- Faded Denim, Stormy Sea and Greystone

Close Caboo DXgo Carrier - khaki and plum

Close Caboo DX

Moby Fit (stretchy wrap hybrid) - black

Toy slings:

mini Moby - red

didy Didymos - Labyrinth Rosa

little Lenny Lamb meh dai - Indian Summer

baby Boba - Tweet

baby Beco - Charlie

ABC doll carrier - blue/black

Babywearing coats and covers:

Mummy Hug Me babywearing fleece (size L/12) - black

Mummy Hug Me babywearing fleece (size XXL/18-20) - blue

Lenny Lamb babywearing fleece (S/M) - cafe latte

Close cocoon weather protector

Samsonite babywearing cover

Amazonas Raincover

Winter Sling Thing - chocolate brown

ZipUsIn Jacket Expander Panel (double slider) - black

Upcoming Events:

slingmeet - 9th October, 11:15am-12:45pm - The Wyvern Club, Church Walk, Devizes SN10 3AA

slingmeet - 14th October, 10am-11:45am - Rodbourne Methodist Church SN2 2AX

slingmeet - 21st October, 10am-11:45am - Rodbourne Methodist Church SN2 2AX

slingmeet - 23rd October, 11:15am-12:45pm - The Wyvern Club, Church Walk, Devizes SN10 3AA

slingmeet - 4th November, 10am-11:45am - Rodbourne Methodist Church SN2 2AX

slingmeet - 6th November, 11:15am-12:45pm - The Wyvern Club, Church Walk, Devizes SN10 3AA

For more information please visit the Swindon and Devizes Sling Library Facebook page: