The Sling Library


How it works

If you are pregnant or have a baby under 3 months please visit the Bumps & Babies section here.

From Tuesday 31st October we are trying out a new booking system, which means that appointments will need to be booked in advance.  Each appointment with a trained team member is 20 minutes and a payment of £5 is payable to book your slot (a slight increase from previous £3, this charge helps us to cover our room hire fees and continue running the service).

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of your appointment to avoid you having less time, as there is no guarantee we can see you if you are very late, thank you!

The sling library is open to everyone, whether you are totally new to slings or very experienced, pregnant with your first or already have a few, you may need help choosing a sling that's right for you and your baby or you may need help with your own sling or carrier, whatever you need we are here to support you. 

We have a variety of slings and carriers available, including a range of wraps, ring slings, meh dais, buckle carriers and more, which are available to try and to hire. If there is something in particular you want to try,  please feel free to contact us to see if we have it in stock.

We are a warm and friendly team and wish to create a gentle and welcoming space for families. Once you have been seen you are more than welcome to stick around for a tea or coffee and a chat!

Hiring & Returning a Sling

Hiring a sling

There are a number of slings available for hire at the sling library and we try to make it as easy as possible to try and hire a sling or carrier. 

Slings can be hired for a 2 week period and hire fees vary depending on the value of the sling, but range from £8 to £12. 4 week hires are also available on most slings and carriers if you are going away or want to hire for a little bit longer.

A refundable deposit will also need to be paid and varies depending on the retail value of the sling or carrier you are hiring. The deposit is refunded upon return of the sling/carrier in the same condition that it was hired in. We take a deposit so that on the very rare chance it gets lost or damaged, we are able to fix or replace the sling or carrier for the library.

Hire fees and deposits are payable by cash or Paypal at the library session. If paying by Paypal please bring your Paypal login details with you, so that you can log on using the laptop or using your Paypal App on your phone if you have it.

Returning a sling

If you have hired a sling, please return it 2 weeks after you have hired it at the next library session, we will email you a follow up email after your hire which will have details of when to return it.

It would be great if you could return slings before 10.30AM, this is so that if anyone else wants to hire it, it is back in time, thank you.

Please get in contact here if you have any queries about the sling library sessions.

When and where

When

9.30am to 11.30am - Book your appointment here!

Alternate Tuesdays - please click above to see the upcoming dates.

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Where

Blue Beetle Room
St Mary at Finchley Church
26 Hendon Lane,
London
N3 1TR

The Blue Beetle Room is next to the main church building and has a blue door. The church has a free car park on Rectory Close where you are welcome to park. Please call Selina on 07721 013 408 if you need any help.

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