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Walkden Sling Meet – The Dispensary – 10-12pm
17 January at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm GMT
Come along for all things sling related, Plus a handsfree brew and cake if you fancy
Sling & Meet is a non-profit community group created by volunteer parents for parents & carers. We are here to help families and carers carry their babies and children safely & confidently in a comfortable way using slings and carriers.
Offering trained & experienced advice on all aspects of babywearing including a range of slings and carriers for hire to fit from newborn babies to preschoolers, at library sessions we fit and hire out available slings, helping with your own slings, teaching new skills and practising to perfect current skills.
We offer a range of services to make babywearing more accessible to all, including a free newborn stretchy scheme, focused group workshops and private one to one sessions. At sling meets, we run on a first-come-first-served basis, offering 10 – 20 minutes with each family to run through one or two carriers of your choice, we will demo to you, then help you get a safe comfortable fit. Sling meets can get very busy at times we do endeavour to see everyone that arrives but please do remember we are a volunteer service running on a limited time schedule we try our best to see everyone.
Please check in returning hires as soon as you arrive to allow other families to try out.
If you require more time or would like to learn how to back carry*, Private one to one consultations are available, we have 2 trained babywearing consultants who can offer one 2 one consultations and/or back carry workshops. Please get in touch via our website or email email@example.com
*We are unable to teach back carries in the library sessions.
Standard hire costs £10 for up to 2 weeks, Annual membership hire is £5 for upto 2 weeks.
A fully refundable deposit is required for each hired sling unless you are part of our membership scheme.
The deposit amount is dependent on the sling or accessory being borrowed and will be returned in full following the timely return of the sling or accessory undamaged with all additional accessories.
Annual Membership is £20 per year and which entitles you to –
- Half Price Hire Fee of £5 for upto two weeks rather than £10.
- No deposit need to be left for any hires.
- Reduced rates on all workshops and consultations.