What happens at the Library?



When you arrive, you will be welcomed by one of our volunteers at the door.
You will be given a consultation number and asked to pay the door fee of £3 (per person to cover venue hire costs & refreshments)
Then we recommend that you make yourself a hot/cold drink in the kitchen and enjoy some of the snacks that we provide – we always have gluten free options available and some baby led weaning foods.

We have 3 certified sling consultants and 5 certified peer supporters on hand to keep things flowing smoothly.
After you have signed in, we call out the number for each sling fitting slot. When your number is called, please let us know where you are!
Please tell us what your sling requirements are and any information particularly relevant e.g. have you had a recent operation: cesarean section, or do you have a bad back, when your baby is due etc.

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We aim to give each person up to 10-15 minutes of time to fit a sling. We are usually very busy and try to adhere to these time slots however everyone’s needs are different resulting in slight delays from time to time.

When the appropriate sling(s) have been chosen and you have been fitted/shown how to use it, we direct you to the payment table where a lovely volunteer will input your sling hire into MyTurn (our software for keeping track of our slings). We take payment plus a returnable deposit cheque/cash and your deposit is kept securely and safely. We ask you to read and sign our Terms and Condition on our Deposit envelopes.

You can hire up to two slings/carriers per fortnight. Sling hire is for two weeks at a time.

Oxford Sling Library is an event and a great way to meet other babywearing parents in the area!


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