Woman babywearing and carrying safely

Welcome to Salford Sling & Meet.

Are you interested in babywearing and want to find out how to carry your baby safely?

Carrying your baby in a sling is a wonderful bonding experience and offers many benefits for parents, carers and babies.

We offer babywearing advice in the Salford area of Manchester and give parents or carers the opportunity to hire slings and carriers.

New to Babywearing?

Baby Wearing explained, with lots of advice and support.

Find a Sling for You.

Get the latest information on the carriers and slings.

How to Carry Safely.

Read the best babywearing advice, follow the T.I.C.K.S. guidelines.

Get the Latest News.

Get the latest baby wearing news and upcoming events in the area.

A little about Salford Sling & Meet.

Salford Sling & Meet is a not-for-profit community group started in February 2015, with just a handful of slings we ran weekly library sessions at The Vine Cafe.  Over the next three and a half years, we have moved locations twice to accommodate an ever-expanding sling selection and bigger space for social gatherings. Now holding weekly sessions one Wednesday at SAYF during school terms and once a month Saturday session at The Vine Cafe.

We offer a range of slings and carriers to fit from newborn babies to preschoolers, at library sessions we can fit and rent out available slings, help with your own slings, teaching new skills and practicing to perfect current skills.

Our sling library is run by four mums, Samantha, Melinda, Hayley who have trained as Slingababy Consultants and our new librarians Lucy and Sian who are trained Born to Carry peer supporters to give babywearing advice and support.

We also have an amazing team of lovely local mums that have undertaken Peer Support Training with Born to Carry volunteering at our weekly library sessions.

We also offer a range of Workshops and Consultations.

“If you need a sling and you live in Salford you have to try this group. They are so helpful and so lovely. I can’t recommend them enough.
A special thanks to Sam who was super helpful with every aspect of the loan. Thanks”

Leanne Coleman

“One of the friendliest groups I have been to – very welcoming to new people. Really knowledgeable about carrying babies and very happy to help. Would recommend to anyone thinking of learning about carrying their baby.”

Annaliese Drake

“I went to the meet as a complete novice when it came to baby wearing, I was made to feel so welcome and everyone was absolutely lovely. I would totally recommend for anyone wanting any information at all when it comes to babywearing.”

Alisih Baines

“Brilliant, today was my first visit and I was very nervous but got a lovely warm welcome and some fantastic advice.
Came away one happy mummy and baby xxx”

Sharon Weatherilt

Get in touch.

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Visit us on Wednesdays:


SAYF Salford
87-89 Cholmondeley Road
M6 8PU

Meeting time: 13:00 - 14:30


Visit us on the first Saturday of the month:


The Vine Cafe
327 Bolton Rd
M6 7GU

Meeting time: 14:00 - 16:00


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