Friday, 20 April 2012

Sling Of The Week

This week's sling is the Je Porte Mon Bebe (JPMBB). Wow. This sling is different. It's a hybrid wrap - a cross between the traditional stretchy wrap that's so great for newborns, and a woven wrap that will comfortably carry older babies and toddlers. It's s-o-o stretchy - due to its Lycra content - that it will last way beyond the newborn-to-four-month stage that most stretchies accommodate. Unlike traditional jersey stretchy wraps, this one bounces back, elastic-style, so can even carry children on the back and hold them in securely.

But the proof is in the wearing. I wore this nearly all day at a local festival and DID NOT want to take it off! Not only did it support a weighted demo doll (they are realistically heavy) as though it were a piece of mere fluff, I actually felt more upright and supported than in my sling-free state, as though my posture was being corrected!

These are new wraps, so you won't see many around. It's available to borrow now. Ours is in a classy, unisex, dove-grey. A beaut.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Sling Of The Week

Didymos Tobi.
Didymos are often referred to as the "Rolls Royce" of baby carriers. Superb quality carriers,Didymos slings are made from pure organic cotton and the colours are free fom heavy metals.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Sling Of The Week

This week's sling is a beautiful brown corduroy Connecta with hood with sherpa fleece lining. Perfect for this freezing weather, the sling is lightweight yet very, very cosy. It fastens with buckles, so is easy and quick to put on. The Connecta has well-padded straps, but no bulky, rigid waistband, allowing it to provide improved lumber support and correct fitting. It also has a handy fleece-lined sleeping hood, to support your child's head when they fall asleep in the sling. The Connecta can be worn on the front or the back, and is suitable from birth to toddler. It is available to borrow from the sling library now. Happy winter babywearing!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Sling Of The Week

This week's sling of the week is the Taylor Made ring sling in organic cotton mesh. This beautiful ring sling is ideal for newborns, older babies and is also great for quick hip carries with toddlers. The Taylor Made ring sling is also a fabulous sling for breastfeeding mothers, as it allows comfortable nursing-on-the-go. The sling comes in colour-grown cotton, manufactured without dyes or bleach, and is suitable from birth to toddler. Add your name to the waiting list now, or visit our library to see a selection of our other ring slings.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Sling Of The Week

This week's sling: Ellaroo Osaka. Beautiful mei tai, which can be used from birth to toddler, and can be worn on the back or front. It is made from 100% organic cotton, has a folding headrest (to support head when baby/toddler falls asleep) and is reversible to a plain black, making it ideal for mothers and fathers.
Available to borrow from the library now.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Sling Of The Week

BB Slen Pink Pepper: woven wrap - suitable from newborn onwards. Available to borrow from the library now.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

We're back!

We enjoyed our first library meeting at Glo Family in Cheadle, and met lots of lovely people.
We have a wide range of slings available to borrow, including beautiful silk, organic cotton, cosy fleece, funky patterned mei tais and cuddly stretchy wraps. We have slings suitable for newborns, babes or toddlers, and all are for hire for £5 per fortnight. Come and see us every Wednesday from 10am-11am in the main hall at Glo - right by the cafe and newly-revamped play area.