Be Openminded

Be Openminded

Kicking off our Top Tip Tuesday with a favourite of ours…..

There is no ‘One for all’ sling or carrier.

This is something we talk about quite a bit at sling meets and consultations.
It’s personal preference, what fits you may not fit your friend and visa versa.
Think about your best pair of jeans, they may be perfect for you and your friend might be the same size but that’s not to say your preferred jeans would fit her perfectly too.

Part of our job is to look at your preferences and needs, your build, age and size of your child and pick out a couple of slings we can start with.

Remember we are always here to help, whether it’s just checking you are doing ok to helping you learn a new skill.

Fireworks Top Tips

Top Tips For Fireworks Displays

So we know that there were a few displays on Saturday but Sling and Meets local event is being held on Monday night so we thought we would share our 3 top tips for an enjoyable and safe Bonfire Night. (And let’s face it there will be displays from now till New Year!)

1. Toasty Toes.
This is all about clothing. It’s turning cold now so it’s time to start thinking about what to wear when babywearing in the cold. It’s all about layers and protecting the extremities like toes, arms and head.

Several thin layers means you are able to control your babies temperature by removing or adding. So avoid a snow suit over normal clothes think vest, T-shirt, jumper etc. This will not only be safer for baby but also give them more mobility in their joints.

ALWAYS REMEMBER THE CARRIER COUNTS AS A LAYER.

So include the carrier in layer count. A stretchy would be three layers, a buckle carrier one etc. Also remember your body heat effects your traveller.

Then add extra to arms, legs and head. Arm warmers, leg warmers, extra socks, warm shoes and a hat.

2. Keep them cuddled.
Ideally you want your little ones facing in. This way they have a safe space to hide from anything that becomes too overwhelming.

3. Banish the booms.
The whizz, pops and bangs can be overwhelming enough for us so protect your little ones with some ear defenders so they can enjoy the lovely light display without becoming too alarmed.

Have a fun and safe bonfire night. As always we are here to answer any questions you may have. Please get in touch.

We are taking a little summer break

We are taking a little summer break

We are taking a little summer break
With the school break starting and summer holidays taking place, we felt it’s time for us to take a little time out also.

WEDNESDAY 26th JULY 1-3pm at Sayf Salford will be our last meet until the 23rd August.
But don’t worry we aren’t leaving you stranded without a sling. 

• Out of hours door step collection and drop off (No demo)
• Short consultation – Troubleshooting/short demo upto 45minutes £15 (No back carrying, one person)
• One to one consultation – New to slings, back carrying, wearing with health conditions, tandem wearing. Custom consultation tailored to your needs, 2-3 slings demoed/fitted. (1 person upto 90 mins £30, 1 person upto 120 mins £40, 2 people upto 120 mins £45)

Please send us a message via contact us section with any questions and to arrange day/ time slot.

Love
The Sling & Meet Team