The History of Oxford Sling Library

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Oxford Sling Library (previously Oxfordshire Sling Meet) was launched in February 2008 by Guinevere Webster and Peggy Cheyo who met up in Rose Hills Children’s Centre and realised that they both shared similar dreams of bringing slings to a wider audience as well as setting up a sling library within their meets. With help from […]

Collecting slings for Carrying Aid International

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We are collecting carriers for Carrying Aid International who, in March 2016, are going out to Chios to fit carriers to the refugees arriving there. Oxford friends, Beatrice and Josie, are collecting donated carriers between Sunday 14th February and Friday 18th Feburary. Please get in touch if you have a sling or carrier to donate. […]

Intro to slings workshop dates 2015

We have booked the dates for our Introduction to Slings and Baby Carriers workshops for the remainder of 2015. Friday 18th September Friday 23rd November Tickets are £20 per person, or £35 per family (2x adults/caregivers per child) See our Eventbrite links for ticket buying or see our Facebook events pages for this workshop   […]

Newly Trained Peer Supporters

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Oxford Sling Library are delighted to announce that today, a number of our wonderful volunteers completed their babywearing peer supporter training with Born To Carry facilitated by Rosie Knowles from Sheffield Sling Surgery and Library. This means we’ll have more trained hands on deck during our sling library sessions to support you with your babywearing […]

Latest slings

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We have gained some new slings for the Library; some preloved, some new. Firstly, we have two Wrapsody Hybrids stretchy wraps in Stellar and Alyssa patterns. Secondly, we have three Beachfront Baby water slings – useful as a carrying aid for your baby/child- at the beach, under the shower, allowing your hands free in shallow […]

Connecta Boutique

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  Josie and Emily have been visiting one of the few bricks and mortar sling shops in the UK: The Connecta Boutique. The shop is based in Godalming and is home to the Connecta soft carriers and other brands such as Girasol, Wrapsody, Sakura Bloom, Grimm’s wooden toys and fiddle twiddle necklaces. We spent nearly […]

Trageschule training

Josie has completed the Foundation Level Trageschule training on the 19th April 2015 and can now add this to her skills from her previous Slingababy training back in January 2014. The Foundation Course enables the participant to provide one-to-one support to parents learning babywearing. We aim to provide thorough grounding for developing your skills. Course […]

New sling: Lillebaby Carry On

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One of our most anticipated new carriers is the LÍLLÉbaby who have released a toddler version: the Air CarryOn. Suitable for:12 months + Weight Range: 20 – 60 lb The CarryOn carrier is ideal for older siblings or when your baby has grown out of the LÍLLÉbaby complete carriers. Soft and durable 100% cotton fabric […]