Oxford Sling Library

This is the Oxford Sling Library MyTurn website and within these pages are our most comprehensive and up-to-date sling listings.

We avidly encourage parents and carers to carry their babies/child/children as there are so many benefits to carrying babies: from the convenience of having hands free, to physiological benefits for both parents and child. Our aim is to assist those interested in babywearing on their journey, whether you are a pregnant mum, have a newborn baby, are adopting a baby, are a grandparent or carer of a child, or you would like to carry your toddler.

We run library sessions every fortnight on a Friday - see our website: www.oxfordslinglibrary.co.uk or our Facebook page: Oxford Sling Library for more details

NEW TO OXFORD SLING LIBRARY?
Please bring your CHEQUEBOOK in order to hire a sling. We require a £50 Deposit for any hire.
Paypal or BACS accepted too but Cheques are easiest.

ON ARRIVAL
£3 Door (covers room hire and refreshments).
£2 Demo (covers a demonstration/fitting of one sling).
Sign in, collect a ticket number & make yourself a hot/cold drink in the kitchen.

HIRING A SLING
£3 per 2-week hire / rehire / per sling or item of babywearing clothing.
We hope to make our sessions and hires affordable for everyone.
DEPOSIT
All hires require a £50 deposit per item. If you're hiring 2x slings, or a sling and an item of clothing, please bring 2x cheques.
WHAT TO EXPECT We offer approximately 10 minutes of qualified help per family to fit a sling. First you learn how to use the sling with a weighted doll and then you can try with your baby. Please consider what your needs are beforehand so that we have enough time to fit your sling and give you safety guidance and also that we have time to see everyone who comes to the sling library.
We have fitted slings to many new parents, pregnant women, aunties, uncles, grandparents, carers and foster parents. We have slings and carriers suitable for every stage from birth to preschool. You can see all the options within these pages.

If you have a sling on hire but can't get to the sling library on the Friday. Please arrange with Josie to drop off the sling by Thursday pm. Otherwise slings will be deemed as a late return and a possible fine my occur.

WHAT IF I NEED MORE TIME/HELP
If you need more time than a short demonstration or fitting of the sling, bear in mind that our qualified sling consultants offer 1-2-1 sessions in the comfort of your own home. Prices vary per consultant. Please enquire if you'd like more information.

SLING LIBRARY VENUE
St Albans Hall has free parking in surrounding streets, buggy/wheelchair access, chairs, large soft mat area & nappy change.
We provide hot and cold drinks, gluten free snacks, Pukka tea's, proper coffee, cake and fruit.

SLING LIBRARY VENUE
St Albans Hall has free parking in surrounding streets, buggy/wheelchair access, chairs, large soft mat area & nappy change.
We provide hot and cold drinks, gluten free snacks, Pukka tea's, proper coffee, cake and fruit.

BAKING ENTHUSIASTS
If you like baking and would like to share your culinary creativeness with the sling library attendees, please get in touch and in return we can offer you free entry.

VOLUNTEERS
If you would like to volunteer with Oxford Sling Library, please contact us.
We are run exclusively by a wonderful group of volunteers!

TRAINING
All our sling consultants are fully trained and most of our admin volunteers are peer support trained. We have invested our own money and time into this specific field as we all love carrying our children in slings and love the oxytocin feelings of togetherness and hands free'dom.

Lastly, we warmly invite you to come and hang out at our various sling meets in different locations around Oxford where you can meet other “babywearers”!