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 2020 library sessions. Please note that from 16th March 2020, we are in a new Morecambe venue:

Monday - Morecambe (fortnightly) from 16th March 2020

Venue: Poulton Children's Centre, Clark St, Morecambe
Time: 11am-1pm
Dates: fortnightly in 2020
March - 16th, 30th
April - 13th, 27th
May - 11th, 25th
June - 8th, 22nd
July - 6th, 20th
August - 3rd, 17th, 31st
September - 14th, 28th
October - 12th, 26th
November - 23rd
December - 7th

Poulton Children's Centre is a fantastic venue - it has it's own car park which visitors can use, though if that is full, there is space on Clark Street.  In addition to booking the playroom, so that there is lots of space for us to help you, and amazing toys to entertain your babies and toddlers with, we've also booked out the sensory room, meaning you've got a place to go and relax with your baby in during our sessions.

Tuesday - Morecambe (fortnightly) until 3rd March

Venue: Grandma's puppet shop, Marine Road, Morecambe
Time: 11am-1pm
Dates: fortnightly in 2020
March - 3rd

Thursday - Lancaster (weekly)

May 2019 onwards: WOW Centre Lancaster, Harpers Mill, Unit 8-4-3, Lancaster, LA1 4XF (directions here)
Time: 11am-1pm
Dates: every week of the year apart from the summer holidays when we  meet fortnightly, and Christmas holidays, where we take 2 full weeks off.

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.

Saturday (usually once every 4 weeks)

Venue: Baby Sensory WOW centre, Harper's Mill, White Cross, LA1 4XQ (directions here)
Time: 12pm-1pm
Dates:  usually once every 4 weeks

2020 dates:
7th March, 4th April, 2nd May, 30th May, 27th June, 25th July, 22nd August, 19th Sept

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 most of our time during sling library sessions for free (however, if you’re not a member and want help with your own sling, we charge just £3 for that as a contribution towards our running costs). 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 (£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.

website: www.morecambebayslings.co.uk
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email: hello@morecambebayslings.co.uk