Welcome to the Newbury Slings (Sling Library and Sling Meet) website 🙂
Based in Newbury, Berkshire, England, our aim is to provide support to enable all families to have the knowledge and experience to choose how to wear their baby/child (0-5years old).
Whilst we accept that most people find #babywearing an essential parenting tool, they are others than only ‘wear’ part time, and some who don’t wear at all. We still welcome all caregivers who want to learn and experience slings and baby carriers.
Pixie (our founder, and full qulified and experienced primary school teacher and SENCO by trade) trained to be a babywearing consultant after experiencing the joys of a baby with tongue tie (TT) that wasn’t diagnosed until 12 weeks old, which together with severe reflux, whilst having her own pregnancy mobility complications and Post Natal Depression(PND) made babywearing and its cuddles a lifesaver (in more ways than one). It was this that motivated her to start this in April 2015, She wanted to pay-it-forward to support others the way she was supported by finding out and learning about slings, and because people struggled to find the help and support they wanted in her area.
We support all parents and caregivers of children 0-preschool age and we strive to be friendly, open and approachable, We welcome all these and especially those who want to browse our range of stock, and most of the stock, most of which has the has the option to be hired (some of which can be bought).
We are insured to provide the formal services we offer. And Although we are manned by volunteers, all those working we us, make it clear, whether they are trained and at what level (babywearing consultant, babywearing peer supporter, slings ‘addict’ (no formal training but lots of experience). There are often people at our sessions, who offer their experience, fort those who want it. If you want a trained/qualified member of staff (should be present in uniform (top or hairband with our logo) – just ask. All workshops and Consultations are run by trained, child protection and CRB/DBS (enhanced) cleared and insured ‘staff’ through our linked consultancy services.We want to offer a service that we would ensure our precious children to. Any concerns or queries – email us. Thats what we are here for.
We currently meet at Newbury Wellbeing Centre, 6 Pound Street.
On the second and fourth Thursdays of the month between 1pm-3pm.
All our events are listed in our google calendar ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ and in our facebook group – if you are local and want to come along this is the best way to keep up to date with it all.
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