We have a few slings to get us started including:
-Close Caboo (and other stretchies)
-Baby size Mei Tai (standard straps)
-Woven wraps (size 4&7 I think, but one short and one long)
-Ring Sling (two different ones)
It’s a starter sling library- we are hoping to acquire more over time!
Cost for a 2 week loan is just £6, and we will take a £40 deposit on the day too. Whilst we set up a bank account this can be cash or personal cheque, and will be returned in full with the return of the sling in an acceptable condition. We will also ask you to sign our terms and conditions. This will start to cover costs of the library as both Gemma and Clare have spent their own money on slings, refreshments, printing etc. Luckily we currently have the use of a room for free, although this is only for a few months as a trial period.
Hopefully the library will start to self sustain after a few months, with people regularly hiring wraps and slings to try. This means we will be able to cover the cost of the hall, printing and tea&coffee. We are also hoping to get at least one accredited Babywearing Peer Support member which will also cost.
Watch this space for more info and thanks to everyone who has already supported our library!
We will also have a cloth nappy representative at our first meeting to chat to anyone who is interested in clothbums!