Hiring from a sling library is ideal if you…

  • Want to see if using a sling is for you?

  • Would you like to try out a particular carrier before you buy?

  • Do you only need a carrier for a short time?

  • Would you like to try something a bit different from your usual sling?


How does the library?

Come along to one of our regular library sessions. You will have a chance to browse the range of carriers available for hire and get to spend 10-15 minutes with a trained consultant or peer supporter who will ensure you know how to use it before hiring. Sessions can often be busy so if you feel you have more in depth questions or are interested in learning to back carrying please consider booking a consultation or workshop. We try to run a quick introduction to slings at the start of each library session so if you are new to baby carrying it is useful to come at the start of a session.

How much does it cost to hire?

Hire fees are between £5 and £7 depending on the carrier for 2 weeks, payable in cash.  A deposit, equivalent to the cost of the carrier, is also required, cheques are preferred.  Deposits are fully refundable on return of the carrier in the condition it was hired out.

You can hire the carrier for up to a month. If you initially hire for a 2 week period you can arrange to extend your hire provided no one else has reserved it.

Late fees are charged at between 50p and 70p per day, depending on which carrier you’ve hired.