Sling Libraries and Babywearing Consultants
One of our aims at Oscha is to support the promotion of babywearing and to support the incredible and dedicated work undertaken worldwide by professionals, volunteers, parents and others passionate about highlighting the benefits of carrying your child in a sling.
If you are a consultant or run a library please give us an email to find out more.
What is a Babywearing Consultant?
Professional babywearing consultants are trained to provide one to one advice and support centred around your babywearing needs.
Consultations are a fantastic opportunity to try out different carries and techniques with support and feedback to help you develop confidence and address any areas you’ve been struggling with. Ring slings not working for you – why not try a soft structured carrier? What to get to grips with the multi-carry options of a long woven wrap? This is the perfect place to try it out!
Appointments can be made for a consultation where you can discuss any specific concerns or learn how to carry your child with confidence.
Search our directory to find your nearest consultant.
What is a Sling Library?
Sling Libraries offer the chance to meet other parents and carers, talk with experienced babywearers and try out different carrier styles to find the right sling for you and your child. These groups are informal and relaxed, and very welcoming of new parents!
Sling Libraries are usually based in towns, set up by volunteers, creating spaces that offer the opportunity to explore a wide range of babywearing options. Usually meeting fortnightly or monthly (the venues can range from someone’s living room to a community centre, to a local cafe), organisers bring along a range of collected or donated carriers in a wide range of styles: woven wraps and ring slings, stretchy wraps and soft structured carriers (SSCs).
Sling Libraries endeavour to collect a wide range of fabrics, patterns, colours, styles and brand variations, from which you can explore, play and test run until you find what works best for you, simply try something else just for a change, or select something special for holidays or events.
At Oscha, we are proud of the relationships we have with many Sling Library groups and organisers in the UK and beyond. We encourage all babywearers to locate, attend and support their local Babywearing Group – share the joy!