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Backcarrying Workshop, Derby

One of the School of Babywearing trainee consultants is organising a backcarrying workshop in Derby. Derby Sling Library and APUK Derby will organise a workshop for beginners who would like to learn back carrying and try several slings. The venue: Déda … Continue reading

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Woking Sling Library Launch

  Woking Sling Library is launching with a bang on Saturday 15th March, 10-12 at the Vine, Broadway, Knaphill: We are having a bit of a party to celebrate our launch and raise funds to help grow the library. We’ll have stalls … Continue reading

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Babywearing on Britain’s Got Talent

This Saturday could see babywearing on prime time television as Carly Burchall and Sling Swing mums take to the stage to audition in front of soon to be a dad Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent. A group of 17 … Continue reading

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Babywearing Coats

It’s still cold and wet round here so I was really pleased to see this new UK designed product pop up on our Twitter feed. The ZipUsIn Jacket Expander Panel is an easy to use, wind proof and water resistant … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Babywearers

The babywearing world is fuelled by hundreds of parents kindly giving their time and knowledge, passing skills from one person to the next. So it’s no surprise that when one mama posted on a Facebook Group to say she had … Continue reading

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West Pennine Slings

There is lots going on at West Pennine Slings. The library used to be called Blackburn with Darwen Sling Library but the name recently changed to West Pennine Slings and there is going to be another big change: Katrina and … Continue reading

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Longterm Effects of Kangaroo Care

Kangaroo care, with or without a sling, is a wonderful way for parents to care for and connect with their premature baby and a new study reports benefits extending to a decade or more. “For babies born prematurely, being held … Continue reading

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Slings that Have Been Tested to BS EN 13209 & ASTM F2236 & F2907

Here is a list (updated frequently) of the slings and carriers that have been safety tested to the British Standard for soft carriers BSEN 13209-2: 2005 and the US ASTM F2236 & F2907 standards. Please note that safety testing is … Continue reading

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Babywearing Advocate of the Month, June 2013

Our Babywearing Advocate of the Month is Ellie Thouret from Stockport. Tell us a bit about you? I’m a freelance copywriter and work-at-home mum to Lucas, 13 months. My husband Guy and I started carrying Lucas in a sling when … Continue reading

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