9th Birthday for OSL

Oxford Sling Library is 9 Years Old!

Come and join us at St Albans Hall between 12.15 after noon and 2.15pm on Friday 24th February 2017.

Special Guests

Elena Harris will be playing a gentle acoustic guitar soul and blues set as well as children’s songs.

Tanya Vyas will be bringing her handcrafted henna to offer bespoke designs on your skin. See The Henna Boutique for visual ideas.

Plus the usual sling hires & fittings, professional advice, friendly atmosphere and an especially delicious birthday feast!
£5 entry, £3 hire per sling, £50 deposit per sling, £30 deposit per clothing.

History
Josie took over the running of the sling library in 2014 and in the past 3 years Oxford Sling Library has grown and expanded. We now have approx 155 items for hire: slings and carriers for newborn to preschooler, skin-to-skin tops for carrying premature babies, waterproof sling covers, zip in extenders, fleece layers and hoodies for babywearing.

Present
Oxford Sling Library presently has 12 active volunteers that help our events run smoothly including behind-the-scenes admin stars on rehires, reservations, deposits and payments.

Team
We have 2 fully qualified sling consultants, 6 fully trained peer supporters, 1 peer supporter in training and 2 volunteers looking to do sling consultancy training this year. All of our team are dedicated have invested their time to support you along your babywearing journey.

Ongoing
Earlier this month we saw the launch of Oxfords brand new woven wrap social meet: Crazy Little Sling. See website and Facebook pages for all the details.

Future
Calling all mums on maternity leave!
Would you like to get involved with a highly successful community organisation? Join our team; become an Oxford Sling Library volunteer.
We offer MyTurn training, reduced rates on hires, info on sling training courses and other great perks. Get in touch!

Did you know
Oxford Sling Library is the 2nd ‘oldest’ sling library in the UK. Have a look at this: https://southeastslings.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Sling-Libraries-Timeline-to-end-of-2015.jpg?x66501. Well done Oxford residents and beyond for being sling & carrier conscious and choosing this wondrous way to carry your babies. We exist for you.