Manduca buckled carrier



Rose & Rebellion buckled carrier



Calin Bleu woven wrap



Hop Tye mei tai



I am a qualified babywearing consultant and the founder of Swindon Sling Library. 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 £3 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 £9.

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 and Peak

Beco Soleil V2 - Espresso Micah and Charlie

Connecta - Love a Tree, Posey Pod and Plain Black

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

Hana Baby Carrier - light grey/yellow

Infantino Zip - black

Integra (size 1) - essential indigo

Lillebaby Essentials - Chevron

Lillebaby Carry On - Hearts

Madame Googoo - Kiss me

Madame Googoo Neo Print Toddler size - Circus

Manuduca - red and black/green

Pognae - dark choco

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

Tula - Prepster

Tula (Toddler) - Little Robots

Tula (Free-to-Grow) - Soar


Mei Tais:

Lenny Lamb Mini - Blue Dahlia

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

Close Caboo (stretchy wrap hybrid) - Huckleberry, Driftwood Marl and Graphite

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

Close Caboo DXgo Carrier - khaki and plum


Toy slings:

mini Moby - red

didy Didymos - Labyrinth Rosa

little Lenny Lamb mei tai - 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

Lenny Lamb turtlneck for two - grey

Close cocoon weather protector - black/grey

Samsonite babywearing cover - black

Amazonas Raincover - grey

Winter Sling Thing - chocolate brown

ZipUsIn Jacket Expander Panel (double slider) - black


Upcoming Events:


Swindon Breastmates does slings - 9th April, 9:30am-11:30am - Highworth Methodist Church, Lechlade Road SN6 7HG


slingmeet - 16th April, 9:45am-11:15am - Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street SN2 2BG


slingmeet - 18th April, 11:15am-12:45am - The Wyvern Club, Church Walk, Devizes SN10 3AA


slingmeet - 30th April, 9:45am-11:15am - Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street SN2 2BG


slingmeet - 14th May, 9:45am-11:15am - Even Swindon Community Centre, Jennings Street SN2 2BG


slingmeet - 23rd May , 10:15am-11:45am - The Wyvern Club, Church Walk, Devizes SN10 3AA



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