Your Virtual Sling Library

Need sling help? Need a sling? We’ve still got your back, even if we’re all keeping our distance…!

You might be stuck indoors: a sling can be a lifesaver for naps, comfort, meeting the needs of more than one kid, and general getting-stuff-done!

You might be social distancing: a sling can help you get out in nature for some restorative time.

How we can help

If you already have a sling and need quick help or advice, then our Virtual Demo service is for you! (If you need more than quick advice, check out our Virtual Consults. If you need a sling, then our Remote Hire service is for you!

Virtual Demo

If you already have a sling a Virtual Demo gives you a 20 minute video appointment to make sure your carry is safe and comfortable. Lucy Hawkins is an Oxford Sling Library volunteer and a trained Sling Consultant, and regularly trains and coaches clients remotely in her ‘day job’ as a career counsellor.

Sign up for a Virtual Demo

In a normal sling library session, we ask for £6 for this kind of appointment, but we understand that times are tricky right now. We’d love a donation if you can (but please don’t worry if you can’t):

Remote Hire

If you need a sling in Oxford, you’ve come to the right place. We have hundreds of slings in the library, and with Remote Hire you can pick up and drop off slings with no human contact!

All slings are washed, dried, sealed and wait 72 hours before they go to a new hirer.

If you know what you’re looking for, just browse our Inventory for what’s in stock and then email Josie to arrange pick up.

If you don’t know what you need, then email Josie for a recommendation.

When emailing, make sure you include:

  • Age of your child(ren)
  • Your preference factors (such as: position you plan to carry your child eg front, back, hip, facing outwards; fastening method, features, how you want to use it, budget – if you’re planning to try with a hire and then purchase)
  • Any particular circumstances relating to you or your little one(s) that we should be aware of (such as disability or specific physiological needs)

If you’re not confident with babywearing, we’d advise that you also book a Virtual Demo once you have your sling to make sure that your carry is safe and comfortable.

Virtual Consult

These are ideal if you’d like to cover more than a 20 minute Virtual Demo will allow – the length and time/date of the consult are set based on your needs, and there’s plenty of time to learn more, discuss more, and get personalised follow up via email. These are commercially priced, and to find out more email Josie (or see http://www.oxfordslinglibrary.co.uk/consultations/ for more details).