Saturday, 31 December 2011

Make a morning of your visit to our library

Why not make a morning of your visit to the sling library? The fabulous main hall at Glo has a lovely play area with sensory room, comfy sofas and a cafe with delicious home made food. Or have a play in the beautiful lawned gardens when the sun comes out!

Come and see us and stay for a play.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Have Your Say!

Which colour Hoppediz should we get for the sling library? Please help us decide by casting a vote on our Facebook page.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Goodbye, Hello

Yesterday we said Goodbye to Levenshulme Baptist Church, our home for the last five years.

Today we say Hello to Glo Family!

Starting from Wednesday the 4th of January, and every Wednesday henceforth, the sling library will be in the Glo Family hall (map).

Drop in between 10am and 11am to browse our well-stocked library and hire a sling.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

So long Levenshulme!

Today was our last meeting at Levenshulme Baptist Church. Thank you to everyone who came along today to say goodbye, and special thanks to Ian and Rachel Spence for being such great friends of the group over the past five plus years. We will keep in touch!

SITR xmas party

SITR xmas party

SITR xmas party

Time to enjoy the festivities to come over the next month now and recharge our batteries ready for 2012.
The Slinging In The Rain Sling Library will be moving to its new home at Glo Family in Cheadle.
Slings will be available to hire for a small charge and a returnable deposit.
We will be at Glo Family each Wednesday from 10-11am in the main hall, a good excuse for the children to explore all the great facilities, and to have a well earned cup of tea and slice of cake from the cafe.
More details to follow, keep on slinging in the rain!

Monday, 5 December 2011

A little bit of nostalgia

This week as we look forward to our Slinging In The Rain Christmas party, I find myself looking back fondly over the past six years to when Slinging In The Rain was just a few of us passionate babywearing Mamas meeting up in each other's living rooms to share slings, endless cups of tea, and of course cake.
I remember our now almost seven year olds napping contentedly on a pile of cushy wraps strewn across my living room floor.
Those meets soon grew, and outgrew our living rooms. That's when Ian and Rachel Spence found us and offered us a meeting place at Levenshulme Baptist Church. We've been really very happy there ever since.


We've held our regular monthly meetings there, had workshops, and guest speakers, and held our first Babywearing Day there back in 2008 to celebrate International Babywearing Week.

Family day IBW 005

I'm looking forward to this weeks party, and also to 2012 which will bring new adventures as we move the Slinging In The Rain sling library to Glo Family in Cheadle, and as we start our Sling School classes.
Who knew back when we were drinking tea and chatting slings back in 2006 that babywearing would have come so far, and we'd have made so many wonderful friends ?
Wishing all our babywearing friends across Manchester and beyond a wonderful festive season, and a glorious 2012!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas/End of year party on Facebook

Join us on Facebook and do let us know if you are coming to our party on Wednesday the 7th of December.
Time: 10.00 to 12.00
Place: Levenshulme Baptist Church (map).

Festive food provided!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Friday, 25 November 2011

Sling Library News

We have been overwhelmed by the number of people, including parents and health professionals, who have expressed sadness and concern at the closure of Slinging In The Rain and the loss of the resources we offered. Therefore we have decided to keep Slinging In The Rain open as a sling library service from January 2012. More details to follow.

New Facebook Page

Check out our new Facebook Page

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Party 07/12/11

Come and enjoy a mince pies and a cup of tea on Wednesday the 7th of December. We look forward to seeing babywearers present and past for a goodbye from us!
The party will obviously be free of charge.

The sling library is now closed. Thanks for all those who returned borrowed items. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Wed 02/11/2011 - Library only open for returns

November 2 will be the penultimate meeting for Slinging In The Rain. We´ll meet as usual at Levenshulme Baptist Church from 10am to 12 noon, but the sling library will be open for sling returns only, in preparation for the closure of the group in December. For this reason there will be no entry charge this month.

We would love to see past and current slingers before our group packs away its slings for good in December, so please feel free to join us. Our final ever meeting will be a Christmas party on December 7 to celebrate our five-year journey as Manchester's babywearing group.

If you are unable to attend in person to return items, then please contact us for alternative arrangements.