I thought as it's the beginning of the year I would write a little bit about who we are and what we do and what happens at a sling meet for those who are new to the wonderful world of baby wearing or those who are interested in joining us. (and for those who have been coming for ages!)
A sling library is similar to a book library. We have a stock of slings and carriers which are all super comfy and ergonomically friendly. We run "sling meets" throughout the month where people can come along and try on any of our slings. You can then hire these for the month (meet to meet) if you would like to. It's handy to try before you buy so that you can get one which is *just* right for you.
All of our sling meets work in a similar way wherever we are holding them. Someone on the team (baby wearing consultants and peer supporters) will be there to welcome you and give you a ticket so that you can see a peer supporter who will then chat with you about your needs and baby's needs for baby wearing and will help you try on some slings and carriers. They will also happily show you how to put the sling on, adjust the sling and take it off safely.
Thats the "business side" of a sling meet. We also always have toys and snacks and often crafts for everyone to use. And one of our aims is that our sling meets and coffee mornings and socials can be a chance for like minded parents to be together in a safe space where we support and care. So you very are very welcome to come along to a sling meet and share some baby wearing love even if you are a super experienced baby wearer.
We'd really love to see you at a sling meet sometime soon. We love baby wearing and how powerful it can be for parents and children.
Here is the info for the sling meets for this month: http://www.naturallyhappyfamilies.co.uk/upcoming-events.html