Carrying your baby in a sling can be an amazing part of being a parent, and a really useful tool. However it can take practice and guidance to help you feel confident using a sling or baby carrier safely. We follow 2 simple safety checks every time we carry and teach : Can my baby … Continue reading Our two safety checks – in more detail
Keep your lambs warm and safe THIS winter Many parents ask us what they should dress babies in when carrying in cold weather. It is different to dressing them for a pram, but in many ways easier as you can more easily check in with how warm they feel! Here's a quick guide to the … Continue reading Cold Weather Carrying
I had a brilliant consultation this afternoon that I'd been worrying about slightly beforehand. Background: client has been to our drop-in sessions on a few occasions and for various reasons we have not been able to find a comfortable front-carrying solution for her and her baby. We suggested that the time allowed in a consultation … Continue reading Consults, creativity and problem solving
I have recently had a jolt down the sling memory lane whilst sorting through 5 (or 10...) years of accumulated mess and paperwork because of moving house. In the midst of this shredding marathon, I came across my first ever sling library hire form. It took me right back to those early days as a … Continue reading My first sling library visit
Now that the littlest EastSurreySlinglets are toddlers and less single-mindedly mummy-orientated, Sally and I have started doing home visit consultations. So far, they've all been with families with new babies, and they've been amazing. I LOVE them, for several reasons: Because we come to you, you're on home turf. You're haven't had to conduct the … Continue reading Step away from the loo brush
I noticed on our spreadsheet that we've reached 100 combined hours of 1:1 consultations since East Surrey Slings began and it got me to thinking about the journey that each of those consultations has taken us on. Being focused on one dyad of parent or baby, (or triad if we are doing a couples consult) … Continue reading 100 hours of Consultations!
Review of a size 6 Sycha Slings woven wrap "Bears in Space Starlit Pulsar".