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We’ve had a few meets since I last got around to posting properly. The new year was a little quiet but spring has seen an influx of bumps, babies and toddlers (with their parents) coming to see us.
It’s also been lovely to see mummies come to us for the second time around, having helped them find something to carry their older child in.
In addition to introducing parents to slings, we also love it when people bring along their own slings to play with, or to get advice on how to use something they’ve bought and aren’t quite confident with.
After each meet we look at our finances to see how we’re doing. We much appreciate everyone who pops a pound in the pot to help us cover room hire fees and all the income that comes into the library goes out as soon as possible on room hire and new stock for the library.
As of Feb 2016 we have been offering a deal on stretchy wrap hire for newborns- £10 for 6 weeks to try a stretchy wrap for new parents. This offer has been very popular and it’s meant we have been able to order some more Close Caboo carriers for the library. In addition to the caboos, we have a number of standard stretchy wraps and a papoozle which has a more structured waistband (see here for our entire library).
Here’s one of our first Library customers from back in early 2015, having a go with a stretchy wrap with a tiny premature baby.
We are also looking to increase the number and range of wraps that we own in the library. It’s great to have wrappers come in, and we like to be able to have a range of sizes, blends, colours and brands of wraps to try. When we saw a Pure Baby Love wrap for a very good price a couple of weeks ago, we couldn’t resist it, having had briefly as a travelling wrap last year. In gorgeous neutral lilac, and as soft as we remembered, this was an excellent choice and we can’t wait for it to go out on it’s first hire!
We are also pleased to be adding to the range of sizes of wrap available, and look forwards to receiving a beautiful Library Exclusive Firespiral Alchemy Weave in a size two to add to our collection.
That’s all for now, but please be in touch if you have any questions!
Clare & Gemma