I'm Jill and my daughter was born in 2013. While I was pregnant I’d decided that I wanted to carry her. I liked the idea of the closeness and, from a practical point of view, it would be invaluable while walking our energetic Springer.

We bought two carriers and quickly discovered one wasn’t ideal. She outgrew the recommended positioning very quickly and it wasn’t comfortable for us to wear.  The other sling was a stretchy and I loved it, although it was a steep learning curve and no local sling consultant to ask for help.  When she was 4 months old I bought my first woven wrap and my love of woven wraps began.

Several people asked about the slings and my stretchy was lent to numerous folk. A couple of friends fell in love with wrapping too and we quickly became aware that we were boring our fellow mummies by always talking about wraps. Since there was no sling meet in the area our only course of action was to start one up!

Lots of people came to our first meet but it was quickly apparent that most people wanted help and advice more than anything. I did the Slingababy consultancy course in October 2014 which gave me more confidence and knowledge to help people. It also helped me discover a love for mei dais and buckles as well as wraps.  The sling meet went from strength to strength. In June 2015 I completed my consultancy training and in July I opened a sling library and consultancy in the Scottish Borders.

My youngest daughter was born in July 2017 and I've loved carrying her from birth in a variety of slings and having the knowledge and confidence to do so that I didn't have first time round.

I’ve cherished every minute of carrying my daughters and I love helping other families to carry their children safely and comfortably.