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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.


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.

The Sling & Meet Team

Holiday Time

It’s holiday time!!

We are taking a week off to give ourselves extra time to eat chocolate eggs!

**** WEDNESDAY 5th APRIL ****

SAYF are having new windows fitted so unfortunately we can’t have access to the space.
But we will be back to normal on Wednesday 12th.
See you all then
The Sling and Meet team xxx

Yearly Membership

Would you like to hire more slings without the worry of paying a deposit?
Would you like to support your local sling library by adding funds to enable more families enjoy a bigger variety of slings and carriers?
Would you like reduced hire fees and free sling meet entry?

for the next chapter in the Salford Sling & Meet Journey, we have introduced a yearly membership system.

Membership will be £20 per year and will entitle you to – (Your membership fee will help us to get more amazing carriers for the library and increase the variety of the slings we can offer which will mean we will be able to help even more people.)

Free entry to sling meets.
Reduced Hire Fee of £6 per two weeks rather than £8.
No deposit to be left for any hires.
First look at all new library stock via a private members group, reserve before it’s even been to a meet.
Reduced rates on all one 2 one consults and workshops – Beginning in October.

If you currently have something on hire from us and would like to change over to yearly membership, get in touch and we can arrange this for you.

Sam, Melinda and Hayley xx

Where to find us.


The Funhouse
Little Moss Lane
M27 6HA
Wednesdays 12-2.30pm


The Dispensary
Unit 106, Ellesmere Centre,
M28 3ZH
Alternate Fridays 10-12pm





Newtons of Bury
151 The Rock, 
Alternate Fridays 12-2pm








The Vine Cafe
327 Bolton Rd
M6 7GU
First Saturday of each month 2-4pm