The sling library is owned by Chiropractor Philippa Wilmot and run by Sling Consultant Emma Crossley. Philippa bought the sling library nearly 3 years ago when she realised the library might cease to run otherwise. Philippa is a mum of 2 young boys and found the joy of baby slings and carriers when her children were young as all they wanted to do (quite naturally) was to be held. Having tried a few different slings and become very confused with the variety she attended her local sling library meeting and with the help of a sling consultant found one that was comfortable both for her and her baby. The sling library will run from the beginning of 2018 at Cowes Chiropractic Clinic, all the money raised from the hire of the slings of from additional fundraising goes towards buying more slings and running costs.
The Isle of Wight Sling Library is a collection of baby and toddler slings and carriers that are loaned out to parents and parents to be so that they can carry their little ones comfortably. It was set up by Emma Crossley, who, after a couple of years off has returned to run the monthly meetings again. Details of future meetings are below;
What is a sling library meeting? The sling library meeting is an opportunity to try out some of the many ergonomic slings that there are available and to hire a sling to see if it works for you. It works best if you have an idea of what type of sling you are interested in, to see a variety of slings you can look at slingguide.co.uk.
Soon we will have all the slings available at the IOW sling library on ‘myturn’ so that you can see which we have specifically. And the more slings that get hired, the more slings we can purchase for you to try, so please, hire away!
The new sling library meetings will run at Cowes Chiropractic Clinic which is now at 24 Birmingham Road, Cowes, PO31 7BH. All ages are very welcome but we have limited space for buggies. There is some parking directly in front of the clinic which is free for 2 hours or there are several local car parks
The sling library meetings will run on the first Thursday of each month from 10.30am until midday.
Our next meeting is Thursday 4th January 2018
At the moment there is no need to book a space; Emma will see each person in turn. There will be sign in sheet on reception or with one of the helpers.
There is no charge for attending the Sling Library Meeting and for receiving advice – although any donations you would like to give would be very welcome as it goes towards our running costs. Hire of the woven wraps and carriers is £10 for 4 weeks with a £50 deposit. Hire of the stretchy wraps is £10 for 3 months with a £10 deposit.
Methods of payment; Cash or PayPal please.
If you have any further questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or message via our Isle of Wight Sling Library Facebook Page