Sling Consultants are people trained to teach parents and carers 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 (or a nominal cost) 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 with Slinging London

These consultants all volunteer in the various libraries run by Slinging London CIC.

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Becky Derham

 Website

becky[at]slingcity.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 £35 for 1 hour or £50 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


Annabelle Barlow

annabelle[at]slinginglondon.co.uk

Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17

Trained with: Slingababy

Prices: £25 for 1 hour, £35 for 1.5 hours, £45 for 2 hours. Please email to discuss further

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

Do you allow clients to visit your home? No

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

Do you sell slings? No, but Slinging London CIC does (www.theslingspace.co.uk)

Specialties or limitations: N/A


Andreia Miranda da Silva

andreia[at]slinginglondon.co.uk

 07824 336 401

Green Street, Enfield, EN3 7LA

Trained with: Slingababy

Prices: £25 for 1 hour, £35 for 1.5 hours, £45 for 2 hours. Please email to discuss further

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, Enfield Branch

Do you sell slings? No, but Slinging London CIC does (www.theslingspace.co.uk)

Specialties or limitations: Twins, tandem carrying, woven wraps

other sling consultants in the London area

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Alexandra Bonningues

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abonningues[at]gmail.com

07521 490 137

65 Hillgate Place, W8 7SS


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

Do you sell slings? No

Specialties or limitations: 


Caroline Auld, The Sling Stop

Website

caroline[at]theslingstop.co.uk

07773 176 954

Walthamstow, E17 5FT

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

Caroline Barber

 Website

info[at]westlondonbabies.com

 07815 742 824

W4 4EQ

Trained with: Trageschule

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

Do you sell slings?

Specialties or limitations: N/A

Hannah King, Harrow Sling Consultancy

Website

harrowslingconsultancy[at]gmail.com

HA1 4DX

Trained with: Slingababy

Prices: £10 – £30

Do you visit clients’ homes? Yes

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes – variety from newborn workshops to woven wrapping

Do you run a sling library? Yes – Harrow Sling meet and Library

Do you sell slings? Yes

Specialties or limitations: N/A


Hannah Wallace, Wear My Baby

Website

info[at]wearmybaby.co.uk

 07968 753 429

58 Upper Tooting Road, Tooting, London SW17 7PB


Trained with:
Slingababy and School of Babywearing

Prices: From £15

Do you visit clients’ homes? Yes

Do you allow clients to visit your home? No

Do you run workshops? Yes – a wide range on offer at www.wearmybaby.co.uk/workshops

Do you run a sling library? Yes, 5 day a week hire service

Do you sell slings? Yes (full range at www.wearmybaby.co.uk/shop)

Specialties or limitations: Newborns, bigger babies, special health considerations, twin carrying

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H Libi Israeli, Close to My Heart – NW London Slings

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libi.isr[at]gmail.com 

07503 219 538

College Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 5EU

Trained with: Born to Carry and Slingababy

Prices: £30-35 for as long as needed. Skype consultations available

Do you visit clients’ homes? Yes (distance dependent, extra fee may apply)

Do you allow clients to visit your home? Yes

Do you run workshops? Yes and please ask about tailored sessions:
* Newborns
* Carriers for men
* Ring slings
* Woven wraps
* Back carries
* Learn a new carry!
* Bring a friend to a workshop tailored to you.
* Twicks, tricks and troubleshooting

Do you run a sling library? I have a sling rental service, where you are welcome to hire a carrier after your consult

Do you sell slings? No but I help with where to find the right carrier

Specialties or limitations: Specialisng in woven wraps, ring slings, buckle carriers, and onbumihos. Experience with newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, and special needs.  

 

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

56 Brierly Gardens London E2 0TF


Trained with:
 School of Babywearing UK

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: n/a


Melissa Branzburg, Wear-a-Bye Baby

Website

melissa[at]wearabyebaby.com

 07475 146 580

W12 8QN


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? No

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

Specialties or limitations: n/a


Rebecca Ford, Wear My Baby Beckenham

 Website

 rebecca[at]wearmybaby.co.uk

Bramerton Road, Beckenham, BR3 3PB


Trained with:
 School of Babywearing

Prices: £10 – £30+

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? No

Do you sell slings? Yes (full range at www.wearmybaby.co.uk/shop)

Specialties or limitations: Specialises in newborn carrying (also a midwife)


Sally Martin, Buddha Baby

Website

info[at]buddhababywanstead.co.uk

07723 389 294

E11 2EW


Trained with:
School of Babywearing UK (Foundation)

Prices: £25 (1 hour) £50 (1.5-2 hours) + £5 with sling hire (2 weeks)

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 online (www.buddhababywanstead.co.uk) and with consultations

Do you sell slings? Yes – some…(Hana, Boba, Beco, Scootababy)

Specialties or limitations: I hold consultations at my home, in Wanstead, East London on Tuesdays and Saturdays. I run my consultancy as part of Buddha Baby, my small business, and am known for my ability to create a calm and relaxed environment for parents and babies to learn together. I have a wide and varied background in teaching and also run the Sling Swing East London franchise.

Sarah Claridge

info[at]southlondonslings.co.uk

 07813 003 604

SE13 5JE

Trained with: School of Babywearing

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

Do you sell slings?

Specialties or limitations: N/A


Sarah Lawson, Raise Them Up Slings

raisethemupslings[at]gmail.com

 07877 860 401

 SE3 8PW


Trained with:
 School of Babywearing (trainee)

Do you run a sling library? Yes – South East London Slingers


Sarah K Smith, Greenwich Slings

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greenwichslings[at]yahoo.co.uk

 07783 657 437

SE18 5QG


Trained with:
Slingababy

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Selina Shaikh

Website

selina[at]barnetslinglibrary.co.uk

07721 013 408

NW7


Trained with:
Slingababy and Je Porte Mon Bebe

Prices: £35 for 1 hour, £45 for 1.5 hours and £55 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 – Wear My Baby Greenwich

Website

sonia[at]wearmybaby.co.uk

07706 490 111

SE13


Trained with:
Slingababy