Teesside Sling Library

Welcome to Teesside Sling Library

Teesside Sling library is a babywearing sling library and consultancy. We are dedicated to helping you find the right sling or carrier to carry your child safely and comfortably. Here you will find a complete inventory of all our baby carriers, wraps and accessories which are available for you to hire at one of our fortnightly sling meets.


Fortnightly Sling Meets

Full details of our events can be found on our Facebook page, Teesside Sling Library Events Page, where you can subscribe to our events to get updates, changes and cancellations. From May 2019 we will hold meets on the following days of the month:

1st Thursday, 10-12 at Togglers, The Avenue Methodist Church, The Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS5 6PE - Ages 0-4

3rd Friday, 11-12:30 at Billingham Family Hub, Ochil Terrace, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham TS23 2QL - All ages

Last Friday, 10-11 at Ormesby Sure Start Children's Centre, Daisy Lane, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS7 9LF - All ages


Carrier hire price list

Carrier hire £15

Four week hire of any full & half buckle carrier, woven wrap, meh dai, onbuhimo or ring sling.


Stretchy wraps, standard hire £10

Four week hire of any stretchy wrap or hybrid stretchy carrier (Caboo).


Stretchy wraps, long hire £20

3 month hire of any stretchy wrap or hybrid stretchy carrier (Caboo).


Infant inserts £4

Four week hire of an infant insert. Hires of infant inserts are free when hiring a full buckle carrier.


Late returns, per day 70p

Any late returns up to the time of contact to arrange return. These are waived if you rehire for the month.


Services

Services will be disrupted during summer 2019 due to our consultant working away. No consultations will be booked between May and September 2019. Some slots may open up, with 12-24 hours notice so, anyone wishing to go on a waiting list during this period, please contact us and we will let you know if a slot becomes available.

We have a range of services on offer if you are unable to get to one of our meets or you feel you would like more time or personal help. Please contact our Facebook page, Teesside Sling Library to book. All our services are payable in advance and are only refundable if cancelled with at least 24 hours notice.


Services Price List

Home consultation £30

A comprehensive, 90 minute one-to-one baby carrying consultation designed to give you a general introduction to slings and then specific practice with one or two carriers. Includes 2 weeks free sling hire and travel expenses.


Short home consultation £25

A concise, 1 hour one-to-one baby carrying consultation with a qualified consultant, designed for people who are hoping to acquire one new skill or try a couple of different carriers. Includes 2 weeks free sling hire and travel expenses.


Pair consultation £50

A standard 2 hour, one-to-one sling consultation with a qualified baby wearing consultant for two sets of parents and two babies. Includes two 2 weeks free sling hire and travel expenses.


Follow up consultation £20

A concise,1 hour one-to-one sling consultation with a qualified baby wearing consultant for people who have had one of the standard consultations but feel they need more help, advice or practice. Sling hire is extra.


Bump & Baby consultation £45

Two sessions of 60 and 90 minutes before and after baby is born. Part 1 covers the benefits of baby wearing and explores the different sling options available, with some practice using a demo doll. Part two covers infant positioning, safely carrying a newborn, then practice with two slings of your choice with your baby. Includes a free sling hire for two weeks and travel expenses.


Long sling demonstration £15

A 45 minute sling demonstration and practice at a mutually convenient location. Sling hire is extra.


Standard sling demonstration £10

A 30 minute sling demonstration and practice at a mutually convenient location. Sling hire is extra.


Bookable sling demonstration/troubleshoot £5

A short, 15 minute bookable slot at a sling meet for those who want a specific time to be seen or a little extra time. Sling hire is extra.


Sling pick up with demonstration £5

Out of hours pick up from a volunteer’s house, with a short demonstration. Sling hire is extra.


Sling pick up without demonstration or sling drop off £2.50

Out of hours pick up or drop off at a volunteer’s house without a demonstration. Sling hire is extra.


Contact details

Please contact us via our Facebook page Teesside Sling Library

Alternatively, you may contact us at TeessideSlingLibrary@Gmail.com or phone 07804219975 for any further information.