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 2019 library sessions. Please note that from start of May 2019, we are in a new Lancaster venue:

Thursday - Lancaster

May 2019 onwards: WOW Centre Lancaster, Harpers Mill, Unit 8-4-3, Lancaster, LA1 4XF (directions here)
Time: 11am-1pm
Dates: every week until the summer holidays when we'll take our next break and meet fortnightly until September, then back to weekly until Christmas.

This is a really lovely venue with soft floor mats and toys available for babies and toddlers to play with during our sessions.  We'll be bringing cake along and brewing up for you too.  If you'd like refreshments during your visit to us, then it'll be a suggested donation of £1.50 for cake, and 50p for a hot drink.

Thursday - Morecambe (fortnightly)

Venue: Kerry's Coffee House, Marine Road, Morecambe
Time: 11am-1pm
Dates: fortnightly in 2019
May - 2nd, 16th & 30th
June - 13th & 27th
July - 11th & 25th
Aug - 8th & 22nd
Sept - 5th & 19th
Oct - 3rd, 17th & 31st
Nov - 14th & 28th
Dec - 12th

Saturday (once every 4 weeks)

Venue: Baby Sensory WOW centre, Harper's Mill, White Cross, LA1 4XQ (directions here)
Time: 12pm-1pm
Dates: once every 4 weeks in 2019 (the October date is out of sync)

4th May, 1st June, 29th June, 27th July, 24th August, 21st Sept, 12th Oct, 16th Nov, 14th December.

This is a really lovely venue with soft floor mats and toys available for babies and toddlers to play with during our sessions.  We'll be bringing cake along and brewing up for you too.  If you'd like refreshments during your visit to us, then it'll be a suggested donation of £1.50 for cake, and 50p for a hot drink.

We are run by volunteers and provide our time during sling library sessions for free. If you’d like more in-depth help than a library session provides, then a 1:1 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. 

Hiring

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 which keeps the monthly hire price low, 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.

website: www.morecambebayslings.co.uk
facebook: MorecambeBaySlings/  
email: hello@morecambebayslings.co.uk