South Gloucestershire Slings- Babywearing Consultancy and Sling Library
* please note we are closed from the 12th-24th Feb 2019*
**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
Up to 1.5 hour private one to one consultation
– £25 In your own home **
– £20 In my home
45 minute top up consultation
– £20 in your own home **
– £15 In my home
– £12 (inc. a 2 week sling hire from South Gloucestershire Sling Library)
**South Gloucestershire Slings are happy to travel within a 5 mile radius of BS34. Any further will be charged at 45p a mile**
You may wish to hire a carrier following a one to one consultation. In this instance carrier hire is an additional £6 (1 week), £10 (2 weeks), £18 (4 weeks) Carrier hire form a sling library session is set at a minimum of 2 weeks.