Tag Archives: slingpages

by

Stretchy Wraps

Categories: , Tags: , , , , , ,

Here is a list of companies that make and sell stretchy wraps. Most are available from retailers in the UK, some directly from the manufacturers.

UK and Ireland

Ama Wrap
Calin Bleu
Close Parent
Cot2Tot
Hana Baby Wrap
Joy and Joe
Lifft Slings
Sa-Be
Snugiwraps
Victoria Slinglady

Europe

Ellevill Merino Air
Hoppediz
Je Porte Mon Bebe (JPMBB)
Lenny Lamb
Tricot Slen
Tricotti

Rest of World

Baby KTan
Boba Wrap
ErgoBaby Wrap
Happy Wrap
Moby
Tula

by

Safe Babywearing

Categories: , Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Safe babywearing is always the first and foremost consideration when using any kind of sling or carrier. Always keep your baby safe and close to you, with an unobstructed airway and good head support. The TICKS guidelines and the ABC reminders are the most well-known guides to good positioning in any carrier and will help you to feel confident that your baby is well protected.

We hope these links will help you on your journey to positive, enjoyable and safe babywearing!

TICKS

BW ABC

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can download the TICKS here http://babyslingsafety.co.uk/

Here is an article about sling safety with young babies (the group most at risk) written by Rosie, a GP and BABI registered babywearing consultant.

Here is what the BCIA has to say on the subject.

Here is an excellent safety leaflet made by a group of French Babywearing Consultants and translated by Slingababy.

en_fly_secu_panoramique

 

by

Sling and Parenting Resource Centres

Categories: , Tags: , , , , , , ,

Sling and Parenting Resource Centres are places that meet multiple needs, eg cafes, natural parenting centres, sling advice, locations for meets/libraries, playgroups, cloth nappy resources etc. Many are retail businesses as well. See the individual links for more details.

Birth2Potty and Kangarinos slings share a Centre (Leigh, Wigan)
The Nest (Harrow, London) – linked to Harrow Sling Library
The Owl Tree (Birkenhead, Wirral) – linked to the Wirral Sling Library
The Stomping Ground (Ipswich)

by

Pre-loved Slings

Categories: , Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Here is a list of common places online to find pre-loved slings (second-hand) for sale or trade (FSOT).

Natural Mamas FSOT forum
The Babywearer FSOT forum (US)
Babywearing FSOT (Facebook)
Slings and Things FSOT (Facebook)
Affordable Baby Slings for Sale or Swap (Facebook)
Slings for Sale, New and Pre-loved (Facebook)
SSC FSOT (Facebook)

Please note we advise caution when buying from eBay, some reputable brands have been counterfeited and it can be very difficult to know what you are getting. Moby, Ergo and Beco all have known fake versions. See here for an excellent article from the South London Sling Library
about fake and illegal carriers.

Safe buying – we recommend only using the “goods and services” option when paying for anything with paypal, to ensure protection should your purchase be unsatisfactory for any reason. Always be cautious and check seller feedback before parting with your money, and remember, buyer beware!

Please read this helpful article from the West Yorkshire Sling Library on second hand buying, and remember, every sling library will try to help you make the most of your carrier, as much as they are able.

by

Sling Converters

Categories: , Tags: , , , , , , ,

Here is a list of small businesses that work with wraps, chopping or sewing them into other forms of carrier, known as “sling converters”. They are usually enterprises run by parents based at home. We do not endorse any of these converters, and we advise, as always, doing your research thoroughly before sending a wrap to be altered. Read customer reviews, ask on the forums for previous experiences, contact the maker beforehand and ask lots of questions (including “what will happen should something go wrong with the process?”)

UK and Ireland

Cherry Berry Baby
Chunkle Munkle (ring slings)
Crafty Little Slings
Dotty Moo Moo (mei tais)
Geeky Sweetheart
HuXling
Jago and Lula (onbuhimos)
Kitten Creations
Little Piskies (ring slings)
Little River Mei Tai
Madam GooGoo
Melliapis
Monkey Mei Tai
Ocah
Opitai
Paradox Slings (ring slings)
Pouchlings
Rock Solid Slings (Podaegis)
Simply Mei Tai
Sling Betty
Snugiwraps
Squish d’Lish
The Red Spotty Mushroom (ring slings)
Tag Togs Sling Conversions
Tuesday’s Child (ring slings)
Up and Away Carriers

Rest of the World

Please be aware that overseas purchases may in some case incur custom charges

Babies in Space
Bamberoo
Beetlebums
Belloborn Designs
Bloo Kangaroo
Chrysalis Designs
Dream Carrier
Ehmio Designs
Go Klompen
Huckepack
Kanaluti
Maddimoo
Obimama
Sleeping Baby Productions (ring slings)
Tangelo Craft
Two Momma’s Designs
Wearababy

by

Woven Wrap Companies

Categories: , Tags: , , , , , , ,

Here is a list of wrap companies where wraps and ring slings can be bought directly. We have given prominence to Great British and Irish businesses, and included the EU and further afield.

Here is a link to a Wiki of woven wrap carries that you may find useful.

Local to the UK and Ireland
Baie Slings
Calin Bleu
Firespiral Slings
Jacq and Rose
Joy and Joe
Lawilde
Liora Rae Wovens
Lir Slings
Oscha Slings
Shire Slings
Sling Studio
Woven Wings

European Wrap Companies

Amazonas
Artipoppe
Bara Barn
BBSlen
Colimaçon et Cie
Didymos
Diva Milano
Easycare
Ellaroo
Ellevill
Girasol
Heartiness
Hoppediz
Keppeke
Lana
Lenny Lamb
Ling Ling d’amour
Linuschka
Little Frog
Kokadi
Natibaby
Pollora
Solnce
Storchenwiege
Vatanai

US Wrap Companies

Pavo
Tekhni

Rest of World Wrap Companies

Bebe Sachi (Malaysia)

Woven Wrap Vendors in the EU

Slingomama
Wearababy
Miscanguiritos

Woven Wrap Vendors in the US

PaxBaby

by

Contact Us

Categories: , Tags: , , , ,

Here is our Contact section. If you have a query or would like to be added to these lists, please email hello@slingpages.co.uk or contact us here with the relevant information and we will get back to you!

Comments or questions are welcome.

* indicates required field

by

Babywearing Courses

Categories: , Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Are you interested in attending babywearing courses either online or in person? Perhaps you would like to become a peer supporter or a babywearing consultant.

Here is a list of organisations that offer babywearing courses both peer support and consultancy, in alphabetical order. Please click on the links for more information.

Peer Supporter Babywearing  Courses

Peer Supporters are usually parents who love using slings and want to share this with their local communities. They have attended one day of training from one of the two main providers in the UK and have sufficient knowledge to support parents on a peer to peer level. Many run sling libraries. Many use this training alongside other qualifiations, such as antenatal classes, fitness classes, babycare classes and so on. Many will have a greater depth of experience than their training will suggest; there is a huge variation!

Born To Carry

School of Babywearing

Babywearing Consultant Training Courses in the UK/Ireland

A sling and carrier consultant is one who has taken their training to the next level of professionalism, attending courses that are often three or four days long. They are teachers, who have a greater depth of knowledge and expertise in sling use than peer supporters. Many run library sessions as well as more personal services such as small group workshops, antenatal classes or one to one teaching sessions.  Just like peer supporters, consultants may vary widely in their experience and expertise.

There are several different babywearing courses on offer in the UK and it is worth investigating further which will suit you best. The majority are BABI recognised (the British Association of Babywearing Instructors is the UK professional body.) Some courses offer ongoing CPD (continuing professional development).
Here is a helpful article from Lorette (at the Slingababy School) about how to choose which one might suit you best.

ClauWi (by arrangement only)

Je Porte Mon Bebe (by arrangement only)

Slingababy

School of Babywearing

Trageschule UK

 

Carrying Courses is a non-profit project listing all babywearing educators globally.

by

Sling Vendors

Categories: , Tags: , , , , , ,

Here is an alphabetical list of all the sling vendors in the UK and Ireland; places where you can buy a sling or carrier. We have divided them into three categories.

  • those who have a physical shop (that has opening hours for you to visit and leave with a new carrier)
  • those who offer person-to-person sales by appointment
  • those who are online and retail by post or drop-ship

Some fall into more than one category.

Physical Shop – opening hours, slings to browse and buy

BabaMe (Newry, Northern Ireland)
Babipur (Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, Wales)
Bumptobeyond (Dundalk, Louth, Ireland)
Ellis and Wren (Wolverhampton, West Midlands)
Kangarinos (in Leigh, Wigan), part of the Birth2Potty shop
Sa-Be wear Ltd (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire)
Slingtastic (Salisbury, Wiltshire)
Snugglebugs (in Naas, co. Kildare, Ireland)
Love to be Natural (Northern Ireland)
Natural Mothering (Harrow, London)
The Crib (Southport, Merseyside)
The Green Bean (Oxfordshire)
The Owl Tree (Birkenhead)
Wrapamore (Ringwood, Hampshire)
Knee to Knee Slings (Dublin)

Person to person sales by prior appointment

Baby Armadillo (Wakefield)
Carry Me Close (Cardiff)
Carry Me Slings (Bristol)
Carry My Baby (Leicester)
Closer To You (Edinburgh)
Eastbourne Sling Library (Eastbourne)
Ecoroos (Ashbourne)
Have Child Will Carry (Tunbridge Wells)
Just Keep Slinging (Forest of Dean)
KoalaCubs (Dublin)
Koala Slings (Kendal)
Lifft Slings (Sheffield)
Nature Nurture (Oldham & Tameside)
SaSa Slings (Essex)
Slings and Baby Carriers (Gloucester)
Sling Spot (Sheffield)
ShowMe Slings (Edinburgh)
Slings for Parents (Shrewsbury)
Sheffield Sling Surgery/Sling Spot (Sheffield)
South London Slings (Beckenham, London)
Tribal Babies (Ipswich)

Online vendors

Action Baby Carriers
All Wrapped Up Babies
B2 Boutique
BabaMe
Babipur
Baby Armadillo
BabyCalm
Babycarriersdirect
BabyRug
Big Mama Slings
Blue Dragonflies
Bump to Beyond
Carried Away Babywearing
Carry Me Slings
Carry My Baby
Cherry Berry Baby
Close Parent
Closer to You
Connecta Baby Carrier
Ecoroos
Fill Your Nursery
Have Child Will Carry
HER Slings
It’s a Sling Thing
Just Keep Slinging
Kangarinos
Kangaroo Babies
Kangawrap
Knee to Knee Slings
Koalacubs
Koala Slings
Little Possums
Love Slings
Love To Be Natural
Maverick Baby
Natural Connection
Naturally Happy Slings
Natural Nursery
Natural Mothering
Nature Nurture
Norwich Sling Library shop
Nurture and Bliss
Podmama
Pouchlings
SaSaSlings
Sa-Be wear Ltd
Slings and Baby Carriers
Sling Spot
ShowMe Slings
Sleepy Nico
Sling Heaven
Slingtastic
Slumber Roo
Snugglebugs Sling with Style
Snugiwraps
So Cosy
Tribal Babies
The Baby Sling Boutique
The Crib
The Sling Space
Wrapamore
Victoria Sling Lady
VIJA Skin to Skin tops

Not sure where to start? Here is a helpful article Choosing A Baby Carrier

1 2