Who are we?

Bracknell Sling meet is a group of local parents  who originally joined the Facebook Group “Bracknell Sling Meet & Natural Parenting”. The idea of the group was to get local people together to share their knowledge and try out different kinds of slings before committing to buy and share their love of babywearing.


The group has been run by many different parents in the past, but Clare and Gemma are the co-owners, with a number of volunteers who also help out.

In early 2015 we decided we’d like to set up a “Sling Library” where parents could borrow different styles of slings and baby carriers on a short term loan basis to see what suited them and their babies.  Loans cost just £6 for a two week hire period. We have a large range of different kinds of slings including buckled carriers, stretchy wraps, mei tais, woven wraps and ring slings to try and will help you adjust them correctly to ensure they are comfortable and safe. Take a look at our Library Page for more information about what we have in stock.

We meet every fortnight at Birch Hill Community Centre in Leppington, RG12 7WW (by Aldi & Birch Hill School). You can find all our upcoming sling meet dates by clicking here.

Please feel free to contact us on Bracknellslings[at]gmail[dot]com


OUR DATA PROTECTION NOTICE (2018, compliant with GDPR)


Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by [the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”)].

Who are we?

Bracknell Sling Library is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

How do we process your personal data?

The Library complies with its obligations under [the GDPR] by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

1. To contact customers (email) to notify them that the sling they have hired is due back

2. To send an invoice (via Paypal) to a customer for either an agreed amount for rehire, or to cover a hire cost where it is due.

3. To contact customers (via email, telephone and text) if there is an overdue hire.

4. To follow up any non-returned items (assumed lost, damanged or stolen) via email, text, telephone and post.

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

The legal basis is as per article 6/ 1b) of the GDPR (http://www.privacy-regulation.eu/en/article-6-lawfulness-of-processing-GDPR.htm) which states:

“Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep your personal data for no longer than reasonably necessary and we only retain your data for the following purposes and use the following criteria to determine how long to retain your personal data. Data is retained for a period of up to 6 years in case of any legal claims relating to hires, and to process hires, returns and invoicing of customers.

Data sharing:

Bracknell Sling Library do not pass on or share any personal data with any third party organisations.

Further processing:

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

Contact Details:

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please contact Bracknell Sling Library on bracknellslings@gmail.com.



More about Babywearing & Slings/Wraps/Carriers

“Babywearing” is the practice of carrying your baby or child in a sling or carrier. It has been practiced for generations, and is still very popular in many countries, and growing in popularity in the UK too. There are many different kinds of slings, including high end boutique wraps, buckled carriers, mei tais, ring slings and plain cotton lengths of fabric. There are hundreds of different ways to tie the carriers and the whole world of babywearing can be very overwhelming to any parent. There’s a plethora of information on the internet including some fantastic tutorials and videos, but choosing the right carrier to be comfortable, ergonomic and safe can seem like a daunting task. We’d like to help parents make the right decision about which slings and carriers to buy, or even just give them a little taste of how wonderful and practical it is to carry your baby next to you.

ecoroo sling type

Thanks to EcoRoos for this wonderful infographic

We hope you find this site useful- please feel free to pop over to our public facing facebook page, or request to join our private group for more information.


Happy Babywearing!


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