How it works
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, mei tais, buckle carriers and more, which are available to try and to hire.
We are a warm and friendly team and aim to create a gentle and welcoming space for families, even if you aren't coming for sling support or hire, feel free to come along! It is also a great place to meet other likeminded parents and we have toys available for children.
Hiring & Returning a Sling
Hiring a sling
There are a number of slings available for hire at the sling library, if there is something in particular you want to try, please contact us to see if we have it in stock.
Slings can be hired for a 2 week period and hire fees vary from £8-£14, depending on the value of the sling or carrier.
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.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT SLINGS ARE RETURNED 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
9.30am to 11.30am
PLEASE ARRIVE BY 10.45AM IF YOU WOULD LIKE SLING SUPPORT as we finish at 11.30am promptly - thank you.
Alternate Tuesdays - please see below for upcoming dates.
Blue Beetle Room
St Mary at Finchley Church
26 Hendon Lane,
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 on 07721 013 408 if you need any help.
Please see here for the Google Map and to search for directions.
£3 donation per family for those who can afford it
Hire fee and deposit apply for those hiring a sling/carrier (payment by cash or Paypal)