-The Bristol Sling Library (Consultancy and Sling Library)
**FREE 4 WEEK HIRE (STRETCHY WRAP OR A CABOO) FOR BABIES UNDER 6 WEEKS £5 FITTING FEE STILL APPLIES** What do we offer? We offer private consultations and library sessions, from a qualified and insured babywearing consultant/ infant carrying specialist; covering South Gloucestershire, Bristol, Avon and Somerset
Why do I need to see a professional?
Using a sling or baby carrier takes skill and like most skills it takes time, patience and practice to learn.
We can learn from sling instruction manuals, on line videos, peer to peer support at sling meets or with a qualified baby carrying professional.
Some of the slings available to buy do not hold your baby in the ‘optimal’ position for hip or spinal health and some of the videos on the web show unsafe practices.
Seeing a professional will give you the best possible start, you will learn about the pros and cons of different carriers as well as the benefits of holding baby close. You will also be shown safe and easy techniques to help you carry your baby with confidence.
What is a baby carrying consultant?
A baby carrying consultant is someone who has undertaken formal training in how to use and teach different baby carriers.
They can help you find the best carrier to suit your family and your individual needs.
In addition they are usually a parent who has carried their own children (as am I).
How much will it cost?
I have a number of packages to suit all budgets:-
10 minute library session / advice and fitting only - £5 or £7 (from Mothercare)
Basic fitting- 20 minutes to be fitted for one sling, including advice on safety & comfort (this is similar to a library session but longer) - £20 including two weeks' hire
Mini consult - up to 45 minutes for comparing and contrasting up to 3 carriers, or for a thorough run through and practice of wrapping, including advice and fitting - £30 including two weeks hire
Full consult - up to 1.5 hours tailored to your needs to try a range of carriers, discuss various techniques and tips in detail and lots of time to practice (using weighted demo dolls) and gain confidence. £40 including two weeks hire.
Fitting/practice/troubleshooting of your own carrier- £5 per 15 minutes; minimum charge £10.
Doorstop Collection– £12 (inc. a 2 week sling hire from The Bristol Sling Library)
**The Bristol Sling Library are happy to travel within a 5 mile radius of BS34. Any further will be charged at 45p a mile**