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.NEW TO OXFORD SLING LIBRARY?
Welcome! We offer advice about slings, help with your own sling, demonstrations of our library slings and hires all under one roof.
Please bring your CHEQUEBOOK in order to hire a sling, babywearing hoodie or waterproof cover.
Paypal or BACS are accepted too but Cheques are easiest.
£5 - includes venue hire, sling advice, demonstration/fitting of slings and refreshments.
Sign in, collect a ticket number & make yourself a hot drink. Our snacks, chocolate and savoury feast is on the table in front of the kitchen.
HIRING A SLING
£3 per sling / carrier.
£2 per waterproof sling cover or babywearing hoodie / waterproof poncho / fleece baby wrap.
All our hires are processed via our online lending library platform: Myturn. We will create an account for all new hirers so that we can send you reminders when the sling is due back.
All hires require a £50 deposit per sling, or £30 per accessory (waterproof cover/clothing).
Reservations: (made in advance please.
£5. To reserve a sling. Prepayment required. Contact us for more details. See myturn for our full sling listings. https:// oxfordslinglibrary.myturn.c om/library/inventory/browse?q&sort=nameup
Slings can be dropped off at the door at the start of the sling library; please make sure that you get your sling checked back in on our computer systems.
Alternatively, you can drop your sling off at Josie's house any time in the week prior to the sling library. Please PM if you'd like more information.
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
Lots of chairs
Large soft mat area
Nappy change table.
We provide hot and cold drinks, gluten free snacks, sweet and savoury options in case you miss lunch and fruit.
If you would like to volunteer with Oxford Sling Library, please contact us.
We are run exclusively by a wonderful group of volunteers!
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. Oxford Sling Library and volunteers on the day are fully covered by our insurance.