Tuesday Sling Library, Grandpont

We can help with
+ choosing a sling, wrap or carrier
+ making your sling more comfortable
+ hires for holidays / travel
+ front, back or hip carrying
+ carrying a baby, toddler, preschooler

Prices
£6 Sling fitting, £10 family fitting

£5 to hire an item for two weeks,
£10 for four weeks, £15 for six weeks

Other Services at South Oxford Family Room during the sling library
OBS (Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support) 10am-12noon
Health Visitors from 11am-12noon

Getting there
Parking for free (up to 2 hours) along Whitehouse Road.
Bus stop: The Whitehouse Pub on Abingdon Road

No need to book, just drop in

Crazy Little Sling & WovenLibrary (Summertime and the slinging is easy)

“Summertime, and the slinging is easy!”


Join us for woven wraps, cake and chat at the West Oxford Community Centre.

Louise will be talking about warm weather babywearing and demonstrating two easy single layer carries (front wrap cross carry – tied under bum, and kangaroo). We’ll have lots of wraps to play with from the Oxford Sling Library, or bring your own.

Everyone welcome from the wrap curious to seasoned wrappers.

£3 per person on the door (under 5’s free) to cover room hire and refreshments.

NEW THIS MONTH!
Hires of Oxford Sling Library’s woven wraps are now possible at Crazy Little Sling.

Prices are:
£6 per month (return to Crazy Little Sling, Botley),
or £3 per fortnight (return to the Oxford Sling Library in East Oxford).
What is available for hire? see our full woven wrap listings on myturn.
Please pay for hires with cash if possible.
Deposits
Each woven wrap require a £50 deposit.

Cheques are preferred for ease.
We now have a card reader for taking deposits if you don’t have a cheque book.

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CrazyLittleSling logoCrazy Little Sling is a monthly meet group.

Crazy Little Sling

Our friends at Crazy Little Sling are running a fantastic monthly social meet up for those that use, or are curious about using, woven wraps for baby and toddler wearing.

Join us for wraps, cake and chat at the West Oxford Community Centre. Louise will be demonstrating three easy pre-tied carries (front cross carry, short front cross carry with a ring and coolest hip cross carry). In addition to our usual wraps, we’ll have a guest wrap to play with from the Honeycomb Loom – a fab collaboration by Firespiral and Baie that sells wrap cloth by the metre for making wraps, buckle carriers, bags, clothes, etc.

Everyone welcome from the wrap curious to seasoned wrappers.

£3 per person on the door (under 5’s free) to cover room hire and refreshments.

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Each meet will be on the 3rd Thursday of the month with a different theme / wrap technique focus.

Oxford Sling Library will provide woven wraps for demonstrations and weighted dolls to practise with.

Crazy Little Sling welcomes all parents and carers who are interested in using woven wraps from total beginners to seasoned wrappers.

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Crazy Little Sling

Our friends at Crazy Little Sling are running a fantastic monthly social meet up for those that use, or are curious about using, woven wraps for baby and toddler wearing.

WOCA

Each meet will be on the 3rd Thursday of the month with a different theme / wrap technique focus.

Oxford Sling Library will provide woven wraps for demonstrations and weighted dolls to practise with.

Crazy Little Sling welcomes all parents and carers who are interested in using woven wraps from total beginners to seasoned wrappers.

£3 per person on the door (under 5’s free) to cover room hire and refreshments.

Barefoot Sling Meet

Oxford Sling Meet invites you to a Springtime *sling social* held within the Storytellers Cafe at Barefoot Books, Summertown.
See Barefoot Books calandar for more details.

Babies up to 12 months can enjoy free Baby and Toddler Tapas when accompanied by an adult ordering a full meal.
This event is free to attend however our hosts ask you to buy something from the delicious menu or bookshop.

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10am – 11am: Second breakfasts
11am – 11.30am: StoryTime (free)
11.30am – 12 midday: time to order some lunch before the rush!

 

How to Find Barefoot Books

Buses 2 and 2a from Oxford town centre, go towards Kidlington and stop in Summertown on the way. Barefoot Books is opposite a Sainsburys Local and next door to Majestic Wine Warehouse.

There is a large car park on Ferry Lane connecting with Diamond Place car park and then it’s just about a five minute walk to Barefoot Books from there. Ferry Lane car park has more space and spaces and is only an extra 1-minute walk. We recommend this car park to you as Diamond Place is extremely busy all them time and with narrower spaces.

Parking prices are the same at both car parks:
0-1 hour £1.20,   1-2 hours £1.70,    2-3 hours £3.20,    3-4 hours £5.20

There is a slip road to one side of Banbury Road up the middle of Summertown. Sometimes there are a places to park for free for up to 1-hour. However, I can tell you that once you are inside the Barefoot Books studio and see and hear the colourful delights all around, one hour of parking is not enough!

 

Barefoot Sling Meet

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Oxford Sling Meet invites you to a Springtime *sling social* held within the Storytellers Cafe at Barefoot Books, Summertown.
See Barefoot Books calendar for more details.

Babies up to 12mths can enjoy free Baby and Toddler Tapas when accompanied by an adult ordering a full meal.
This event is free to attend however our hosts ask you to buy something from the delicious menu or bookshop.

 

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How to Find Barefoot Books

Buses 2 and 2a from Oxford town centre, go towards Kidlington and stop in Summertown on the way. Barefoot Books is opposite a Sainsburys Local and next door to Majestic Wine Warehouse.

There is a large car park on Ferry Lane connecting with Diamond Place car park and then it’s just about a five minute walk to Barefoot Books from there. Ferry Lane car park has more space and spaces and is only an extra 1-minute walk. We recommend this car park to you as Diamond Place is extremely busy all them time and with narrower spaces.

Parking prices are the same at both car parks:
0-1 hour £1.20,   1-2 hours £1.70,    2-3 hours £3.20,    3-4 hours £5.20

There is a slip road to one side of Banbury Road up the middle of Summertown. Sometimes there are a places to park for free for up to 1-hour. However, I can tell you that once you are inside the Barefoot Books studio and see and hear the colourful delights all around, one hour of parking is not enough!

 

Our Barefoot Sling Meets are on the 3rd Wednesday every month

Barefoot Books feature many images of babywearing artwork; how many can you find?!

Kangaroo Sling Meet

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Kangaroo Natural Parenting Group is a (weekly during term time) Wednesday event welcoming children with their mums, dads or carers to play, chat, imagine and experience nature in a safe zone. The playgroup aims to provide a place to socialise and share skills in a friendly and informal setting.

£2 per family.
For further information about Kangaroo Playgroup please contact Nam on 01865 244 293.

Kangaroo Playgroup Sling Meet

Time: 11am-1pm

Venue: Barracks Lane Community Gardens, off Cumberland Rd, East Oxford. OX4 2AP
http://www.barrackslanegarden.org.uk/index.htm
http://kangarooplaygroup.wordpress.com/

 

How to Find Barracks Lane Community Garden

The Garden is on Barracks Lane, East Oxford, and can be accessed via Cumberland Road, off Cowley Road (and not the Holloway end of Barracks Lane). Go to the end of Cumberland Road, turn left onto Barracks Lane.

The garden is situated in the corner where the Barracks Lane road meets the Barracks Lane footpath/cycle path.
There are regular bus services to the Cowley Road from Oxford City Centre and Blackbird Leys, the nearest bus stop is Howard Street.
Parking is free on the residential roads nearby.

Buses number 1, 5, 10 from Town Centre all go along Cowley Road. Get off at Cumberland Road stop. Turn left and follow the residential road to the top. Turn left again and follow the Cycle Path. When you see bollards, turn left again down a little alleyway of invitingness.

The colourful enormous gate says Welcome. Kangaroo Playgroup is on the other side of the gate, which is kept closed to ensure a safe enclosed area for children.

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This sling social /sling meet is always held on the first Wednesday of the month.

Categories
Events

Sling Library on Friday 27 February – 1st year Celebration!

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Sling Library on Friday 27th February at the St Alban’s Hall, on the corner of Catherine St and Charles St, East Oxford, OX4 3AH.
Time: 12.15 until 2.30pm… Please be thinking what your sling needs are eg: around the house / out and about / etc..
Entry: £3 – tea & cake and chocolates provided!

Josie has been running the Library for one year! She did her first Sling Library on 28th February 2014 after completing her Slingababy Training.