sling consultants

Sling Consultants are people trained to teach parents how to carry their child safely and comfortably.  The main difference between the library and a consult is that a consultation is a 1 to 1 session, exclusive to your family, where you can get much more in-depth information about your personal requirements. The consultant will listen to and evaluate your needs before suggesting some slings for you to try.  You are able to practice all types of carry, front, hip, back or even tandem!

Consultations can take place in the client’s own home or occasionally in the consultant’s home or work space.  The consultant will bring a selection of different slings for you to try, along with a demonstration doll to practice with before putting your own child in the sling.

Consultations are a charged service, compared to the libraries which are free to attend.  Here are some of the reasons why:

  • During a consultation you have the consultant’s full attention; this is difficult to achieve in a sling library setting.
  • You are able to practice back carrying.  Most libraries don’t allow people to practice back carries with their child in the sling library due to the potential risks of working in a busy environment.
  • You are able to take your time.  Many library sessions have to limit each person to 15 minutes as it can be extremely busy.
  • Consultations can be held in the clients’ home.  This means you get to relax and be comfortable in your own home.  As sling libraries are usually run by volunteers they can only offer 1 or 2 sessions a week, but for a consultation, many sling consultants will come to you at your convenience.

Sling consultants offer many types of help and support.  They can help you start from scratch and look at all sling types, they can help you use slings that you already have or they can teach you something like a specific carry using a woven wrap.

sling consultants in your area


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Alexandra Bonningues

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abonningues[at]gmail.com

07521 490 137

43 Peel Street, London, W8 7PB


Trained with:
Trageschule UK & Je Porte Mon Bebe (JPMBB)

Prices: Start from £50 for 2 hours

Do you visit clients’ homes? Yes

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? No

Do you run a sling library? Yes – Central London Sling Library

Do you sell slings? No

Specialties or limitations: N/A


Azizah Attard, Sling Clinic and Library; North London

Website

 Azizah[at]slingclinic.com

07789 402 284

N2 0BU


Trained with: Slingababy, Die Trageschule and the School of Babywearing UK

Prices: Start from £45 for 1.5 hours

Do you visit clients’ homes? Yes

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes

Do you run a sling library? Yes – Sling Clinic and Library; branches in Bounds Green, Highgate and Tottenham

Do you sell slings? No

Specialties or limitations: 

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Becky Derham

Website

becky[at]slinginglondon.co.uk

07734 964 302 (text only)

Kenmure Road, Hackney, E8 1JY

Trained with: Trageschule UK (Certified), Je Porte Mon Bebe (JPMBB) & Slingababy

Prices: From £25 for 1 hour or £40 for 2 hours

Do you visit clients’ homes? Yes – additional home visit fee applies

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes

Do you run a sling library? Yes – North London Sling Library, Bloomsbury Branch

Do you sell slings? Yes – Online and as part of consultations (www.theslingspace.co.uk)

Specialties or limitations: N/A


Caroline Auld, The Sling Stop

Website

caroline[at]theslingstop.co.uk

07773 176 954

Holloway Road, London, N7 8GE

Trained with: Trageschule UK (Foundation) & Slingababy

Prices: £20 for visits to consultant’s home, £30 to visit client’s home.

Do you visit clients’ homes? Yes

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes

Do you run a sling library? Yes

Do you sell slings? No

Specialties or limitations: N/A

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Emily Williamson, South London Sling Library

Website

info[at]southlondonslings.co.uk

 07793 823539

 194 Beckenham Road, BR3 4RJ


Trained with: School of Babywearing and Slingababy

Prices: Start from £30 for 1 hour or £50 for 2 hours

Do you visit clients’ homes? Yes

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes

Do you run a sling library? Yes – South London Sling Library

Do you sell slings? Yes – sell from consultations

Specialties or limitations: I have extensive experience with a wide range of parent and baby needs, including special needs and multiples. I believe that there’s a carrying solution out there for everyone and am here to help you find yours!


Hannah King, Wear My Baby

Website

info[at]wearmybaby.co.uk

HA1 4DX

Trained with: Slingababy

Prices: £10 – £60

Do you visit clients’ homes? No

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes. A ‘Bumps to Babywearing’ and other tailored group workshops are also available.

Do you run a sling library? Also runs Harrow Sling Meet & Library

Do you sell slings? Yes – at www.wearmybaby.co.uk/shop

Specialties or limitations: N/A



Hannah Wallace, Wear My Baby

Website

info[at]wearmybaby.co.uk

 07968 753 429

94 Seely Road, Tooting SW17 9QU


Trained with:
Slingababy and School of Babywearing

Prices: £10 – £60

Do you visit clients’ homes? No

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes. A ‘Bumps to Babywearing’ and other tailored group workshops are also available.

Do you run a sling library? No, but we run the Tooting Sling Meet once a month, providing drop-in advice and over 60 slings to try on

Do you sell slings? Yes – at our Pop Up shop and at www.wearmybaby.co.uk/shop

Specialties or limitations: N/A

 

Lindsay Froschauer

07824 563 024

E17 8AP

Trained with: Slingababy

Do you run a sling library? No

Do you sell slings? No

Specialties or limitations: N/A



Madeleine Boot, Sheen Slings

Website

 sheenslings[at]gmail.com

 07568 523 885

79 Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake SW14 7HU


Trained with:
 Trageschule UK (Certification Level)

Prices: £20 for 1 hour, £40 for 2 hours

Do you visit clients’ homes? Yes

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes

Do you run a sling library? Yes – Sheen Slings

Do you sell slings? Yes – from consults

Specialties or limitations: N/A



Mel Pinet, Wrap a Hug

Website

 mel.wrapahug[at]gmail.com

 079 163 496 85

67 Vallance Road, Whitechapel E1 5BS


Trained with:
 School of Babywearing UK (trainee consultant)

Prices: 1 hour private consultation at your home: £ 45 (+ traveling fees if applicable)

1 hour private consultation at the consultant’s home: £ 35

Skype consultations available on request: £25

Do you visit clients’ homes? Yes

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes

Do you run a sling library? Yes

Do you sell slings? No

Specialties or limitations: specialised in woven wraps



Melissa Branzburg, Wear-a-Bye Baby

Website

melissa@wearabyebaby.com

 07475 146 580

W14 8BA


Trained with:
Trageschule UK (Certified)

Prices: £25 per hour

Do you visit clients’ homes? Yes

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes

Do you run a sling library? Yes – the West London Sling Library

Do you sell slings? Yes, in person only a limited selection

Specialties or limitations: n/a



Sally Martin, Buddha Baby

Website

info[at]buddhababywanstead.co.uk

07723 389 294

E11 2EW


Trained with:
School of Babywearing UK (Foundation)

Prices: £35 for one and a half hours

Do you visit clients’ homes? No

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes

Do you run a sling library? Yes

Do you sell slings? No

Specialties or limitations:I am a new babywearing consultant, so won’t know everything ever just yet, but I have a wide and varied background in teaching and am known for my ability to create a calm and relaxed environment for parents and babies to learn together.



Sarah K Smith, Greenwich Slings

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greenwichslings[at]yahoo.co.uk

 07783 657 437

SE18


Trained with:
Slingababy


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Selina Shaikh, Being Mumma

Website

selina@beingmumma.com

07721 013 408

Ten Grande Arcade, North Finchley, N12


Trained with:
Slingababy

Prices: £30 for 1 hour, £40 for 1.5 hours and £50 for 2 hours

Do you visit clients’ homes? Yes

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes

Do you run a sling library? Yes – Barnet Sling Library

Do you sell slings? No

Specialties or limitations: N/A



Sonia Pinson – Carry Them With You

Facebook

sonia.carrythemwithyou[at]gmail.com

07706 490 111

SE13


Trained with:
Slingababy

Do you run a sling library? No, but we are organising a monthly sling meet the first Thursday of each month. Check my facebook page for more info.



Suzanne Pearson, Sling Stars

Website

KT4 7EH


Trained with:
 Slingababy, Je Porte Mon Bebe. BABI registered

Prices:

Do you visit clients’ homes?

Do you allow clients to visit your home?

Do you run workshops?

Do you run a sling library? No

Do you sell slings? No

Specialties or limitations: N/A