What we do
At Morecambe Bay Slings, we are passionate about helping parents to use slings safely and comfortably. Finding what works for each person is very personal, and often isn’t what they expected. Our library sessions work on a drop-in basis. Just turn up and one of our trained supporters will help you out with either your sling, or one of ours. We’ll teach you how to use the carrier, practising with weighted dolls before trying with a real baby. We’re also very good at tweaking your carry, showing you little things to do to make it much more comfortable.
Sling hire prices range from £1-£4 per week. (And a free 4 week hire of a stretchy wrap available for babies 6 weeks and under). Standard hire periods are 4 weeks and you can swap slings mid-hire..sling hire
When are our meets?
Here are dates, venues and times for our 2023 library sessions. We are looking to start sessions in Morecambe from March.
venue: The Herbarium, Great John Street, Lancaster
Come along and have socialise with other parents whilst you get help with a carrier in a cosy function room at The Herbarium. The cafe is open and staff will happily bring drinks and food through to your table. If you bring a pram, you could either enter going up the steps at the front, or if you go down the alley between the Herbarium and Jo&Cass, then turn left, the first door you come to is always open and avoids the steps!
Upcoming dates are:
Feb 6, 20
March 6, 20
April 3, 17
May 1, 15, 29
June 12, 26
July 10, 24
Book in at https://bookwhen.com/morecambebayslings
We are run by volunteers and provide most of our time during sling library sessions for free. Booking into a session costs 50p for a social booking, £1.50 for help with slings and the option to hire one of ours, or £4 for help with one of your own slings.
Consultations can be booked for a fee (see website) We have a wide range of slings available to hire (over 200 in stock), so whether you’re after buckles, tie-on carriers, woven wraps or ring slings, we’ll have something to suit.
We know that a lot of people prefer to keep hiring slings, paying a small amount each month, and trying different things out, changing preferences as their babies grow, so we have membership available (£25pa) which keeps the monthly hire price low (£4 for a newborn sling, or £8 for any of our other carriers), or if you think you might only hire a couple of things before buying, then you can do that too, by hiring as a non-member and leaving a deposit.
Come along to a Morecambe Bay Slings library session, meet other parents, have a chat, see what type of sling you might like, and leave confident that you know how to use it. If you change your mind about what sling you hired, you can come and swap it at any library session.