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Sling Libraries

There are over 150 sling libraries across the UK with more starting up each month. Victoria Ward explains what these libraries are and how they can help What is a sling library? Like traditional (book) libraries and toy libraries, sling … Continue reading

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Crochet Suck Pads for your Carrier

Babies love to be carried and they love to chew – sadly, combining these two may have dire consequences for your beloved sling. One crafty mama, Kelly Bilsland, saw this an an opportunity to get creative and crocheted these gorgeous … Continue reading

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Babywearing in Children’s Books

I love it when authors treat babywearing a normal part of life.  No fuss, no fanfare; it’s just there as part of the background. How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens is one of my toddler’s favourite books at … Continue reading

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The Stretchiness of Stretchy Wraps

We were invited to try out a new stretchy wrap recently and ended up having a conversation about the different degrees of ‘stretchiness’ that a stretchy wrap has. (Read more about the differences between stretchy wraps on the North East … Continue reading

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Dr Evelin Kirkilionis Workshop – postponed

Unfortunately this study day has been postponed though we hope that Dr Kirkilionis will speak at the 2015 European Babywearing Conference in Leeds. Dr Evelin Kirkilionis is the world-renown author of ‘A Baby Wants to be Carried’, and has over 20 years … Continue reading

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The History of Babywearing

If you use a sling or carrier, you will probably have had at least one person tell you that “those things weren’t around in my day” – they are both wrong and right. Slings have been described as one of … Continue reading

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Hampshire Sling Meet

A new sling meet and library is launching in Hampshire, with their first meet on Friday 9th May 2014 at the Rowner Childrens Centre, Gosport, Hampshire, England, PO13 8AA. From June, they will be meeting at this location/time on the first … Continue reading

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Babywearing as a Business?

by Victoria Ward, first published in the Green Parent magazine, May 2014 issue. If you are a keen babywearer interested in sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with other parents and/or professionals,  there are many ways you can do this. You could … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Posts

Are you a babywearer who would love to share your experiences & knowledge and help others? Babywearing UK is looking for guest writers to blog about their personal experiences and how babywearing has helped them in their day to day … Continue reading

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Keeping Babies Safe

At Babywearing UK, we were saddened to hear of the death of a baby in a sling last Christmas. Incidents in slings and carriers are rare and we  want to reassure parents about sling safety, and remind them how to … Continue reading

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