East Oxford Sling Library

Welcome, we are a community service offering individual sling fittings. Oxford Sling Library has a huge range of slings/carriers/skin-to-skin newborn carrying tops, babywearing hoodies & waterproof covers for you to try. We are happy to help you with your own sling or carrier.
-No need to book, just drop in to see us-

Open from 12.30pm, last entry is 2pm.
On arrival
: £5 (per adult) / £7 (family) – you will be shown how to use a sling/baby carrier by a qualified professional. It also covers our room hire and refreshments.

Hires, per item, cost
2 weeks = £4
4 weeks = £8
6 weeks = £12
8 weeks = £16 (monthly venues only)

What to do we have for hire? inventory listings.
Reservations? Cost If you would like like to reserve an item get in touch via this form. 
Reserved items cost £6
which includes the two week hire.
Further rehires are £4, or £8 for four weeks per item.

All hires are subject to our most recent Terms and Conditions.


Wheatley Sling Library

Pop in to see us at The Maple Tree – Wheatleys Children Centre.

Our collection is mainly focusing on stretchy wraps/Caboo’s, woven wraps,  ring slings, tie on carriers for front carrying babies 0-6 months, however we can answer all your sling/baby carrier related questions.

Get advice on how to use a sling to carry your baby safely.
And// or get your baby weighed / ask a question to the Health Visitors at the Well Baby Clinic / attend Baby Massage – all these are on at the same time as us..

From Oxford Sling Library, find out:
+ How to tie a sling correctly
+ Get baby in and out of the fabric
+ Safe positioning
+ How to use a sling as a breastfeeding aid
+ How to keep baby cool in the Spring/Summer

Hires per item cost:
2 weeks = £4
4 weeks = £8
6 weeks = £12
8 weeks = £16 (monthly venues only)

We hold your card details securely on Stripe.com as the deposit for having something on hire from Oxford Sling Library.

Please get in touch if you have any questions, you’d like to reserve something (see what we have available here, or anything else!


WSL table, detail

MT room plus seating

Pop Up Sling Library, Botley

An extra Sling Library to tide you over until we reopen at St Alban’s Hall in East Oxford on 14th September – we’ll bring a range of slings, wraps and carries – come on down! There’s parking on site, and a lovely cafe and playpark too 🙂

We will be a micro team of one sling fitter and one admin.
Please note: Last entry 11.30am.

We can only see approx EIGHT PEOPLE in the 2-hours if all goes to plan with 15 minute fittings.

Do come along if you need help with a carrrier or want to hire a sling. We will bring a small selection of whatevers in stock. Let us know via the Contact Us page if you have a specific request (slings to bring or a situation to solve) so that we can evaluate in advance. £3 entry per person, £5 couple. £4 per hire an item for a fortnight, £8 for four weeks, £12 for six weeks (your maximum hire period in a row).

Find us in the Mary Town room, the smaller room near the main entrance.


If I don’t get a chance to see you or your request takes longer than the time available per person, please be aware that we have other sling library events:

Wednesday 12th Sept in Wheatley
Friday 14th Sept in Cowley

Thursday 20th in Botley

Wednesday 26th in Wheatley
Friday 28th in Cowley


No Sling Libraries in Aug (Wheatley)

Oxford Sling Library are closed for August 2018. We are sorry for any inconvenience to those seeking sling library support during this holiday month.

Do still go along for play and stay type happenings at The Maple Tree in Wheatley as it is still open.

However if you are seeking help with using slings or baby carriers, one of our Oxford sling consultants may be able to offer you a private consultation depending who is available. We have Josie, Michaela, Antonella and Louise within Oxford. Further afield, there are active sling libraries in Wantage, Faringdon, Banbury, Reading, Newbury, Have a look for yourself to see who is closest to you: http://www.slingababy.co.uk/resources/how-do-i-find-a-library-or-consultant/

MT room plus seating

Maple Tree venue

10th Year: Hires & Support

Oxford Sling Library is 10 Years Old!

Come and celebrate with us in St Albans Hall. This is a normal sling library, no need to book, just turn up. Although there’ll be extra sparkles on the day!

We are a community service offering qualified babywearing support and individual sling fittings. Oxford Sling Library has a huge collection of slings for hire or we can also help you with your own sling or carrier.

£5 entry (for a professional demonstration and fitting of a sling, plus is goes towards our hall hire costs and includes refreshments (savoury snacks, dairy free, lots of types of chocolate, hot & cold drinks, BLW, and fruit.

£4 to hire a sling, woven or carrier.
Plus deposit of £50. Cheques preferred for ease.
We now can take your card details via Stripe.


If there is a particular sling that you’d like to try out, contact us via this form http://www.oxfordslinglibrary.co.uk/about-us/contact-info/ to make your reservation. PRE-PAYMENT of £6 is required to secure your sling.

All sling hires are subject to our Terms and Conditions.