25th Oct, 2016

Sling library aims to help give choice

Evesham Editorial 9th Oct, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A NEW sling library has been launched in the heart of Evesham to allow Vale mums and dads to sample a new way of carrying their babies.

Caring members of the Vale of Evesham National Childbirth Trust unveiled the new sling library earlier last month.

And the group hope to provoke more interest in ‘babywearing’ especially as this week has been International Babywearing


The charity offers new parents the opportunity to try out a number of different slings until they find the one that suits them with hire prices from £2 a week.

There are a range of sling choices on the market, from those modelled on traditional carriers from around the world to modern versions designed to be worn comfortably by both parents.

Sessions are often held alongside the popular Evesham breastfeeding mums group at Evesham Baptist Church on Cowl Street on Friday’s and the relaunched Bumps and Babies group at the Red Cross Centre on Briar Close.

Emma Harris, from the branch, said: “We’ve got a wide range of slings and carriers to hire at very affordable prices, suitable from birth to toddler and the sessions can also offer advice and support.

“There are so many benefits to babywearing, many of us have discovered the joy of it and want to share our knowledge and stories with local families.”

Visit www.facebook.com/eveshamslinglibrary or e-mail eveshamslinglibrary@outlook.com for more information.