sling shops

Sometimes you just know what you want and have to have it now! Maybe you love the shopping ritual, feeling the fabric, looking at the quality….sounds like shopping for a pair of jeans huh? Well, in fact you can do this for slings too!! Admittedly the ranges carried in shops are nothing like the massive range you can find online, but it still gives you a pretty good idea and still satisfies that retail therapy craving! Of course, being able to actually shop for a sling is a lot easier if you are in a rush or need a sling for a specific occasion or emergency too.

Shops do tend to have smaller ranges and are, in most cases, sold by staff who have no training in the fitting and safety of the slings they sell. If you think you might need help using the sling or you have any special circumstances or medical conditions that might affect your sling use, it is worth bearing in mind that the staff may not be best equipped to advise you. You are more than welcome to bring a sling you already own to a sling library or to a sling consultant for help in using it. Some sling libraries and consultants also sell a small selection of slings themselves.

We have compiled a list of shops in London that sell slings as well as whether the staff are trained (by trained, we mean that they have undertaken a sling consultancy or peer support course) and also the types of sling they sell. We plan to visit all of the shops on this list in the future to check which slings are stocked, and to assess the level of information their sales assistants are able to provide about the slings they stock – once we’ve done this, the shop will be Slinging London CIC Verified.

Do you have a shop in Greater London that stocks ergonomic slings? Are you already listed and would like changes to be made to your listing? Just contact us and we will be happy to add or amend your listing.

Opening Times:
Various – please check with your local store

Ergonomic Brands Stocked:
Close Parent & Amazonas

Trained Staff?
No – no advice on choosing or using slings available

Slinging London CIC Verified?
No 

Huggle

8-10 Winchester Road, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3NT

020 3468 0352

Website


Opening Times:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Ergonomic Brands Stocked:
ERGObaby, Moby, Stokke

Trained Staff?
Yes, trained by brands

Slinging London CIC Verified?
No



John Lewis

 Store Locator

Website


Opening Times:
Various – please check with your local store

Ergonomic Brands Stocked:
ERGObaby, Close Parent & Babylonia
(brands stocked may vary in each store, please check with your local store before visiting)

Trained Staff?
No

Slinging London CIC Verified?
No


Just Kidding

 501 Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, London, NW9 9EG

 0208 204 22 33

Website

Opening Times:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Ergonomic Brands Stocked:
Manduca

Trained Staff?
No

Slinging London CIC Verified?
No

Opening Times:
Various – please check with your local store

Ergonomic Brands Stocked:
ERGObaby, Manduca, Close Parent, Wallaboo & Wilkinet
(brands stocked may vary in each store, please check with your local store before visiting)

Trained Staff?
No

Slinging London CIC Verified?
No


Peppermint

 Peppermint Chiswick – 87-89 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2EF

 Peppermint Kingston Upon Thames – 17 Thames Street, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1PH

 Peppermint Northcote – 56 Northcote Road, London, SW11 1PA

 0203 393 3101

Website


Opening Times:
Monday – Wednesday: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday & Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Ergonomic Brands Stocked:
Manduca & ERGObaby

Trained Staff?
No

Slinging London CIC Verified?
No


The Carrying Kind

 19 Orford Rd, Walthamstow, London, E17 9NL

 020 8509 1660

Website


Opening Times:
Monday & Wednesday: Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Ergonomic Brands Stocked:
BB Sling ring sling, NCT Close Caboo, Caboo DX, ERGObaby, Tricotti Sling, BB Slen woven wrap, Hugabub stretchy wrap & Wilkinet

Trained Staff?
No

Slinging London CIC Verified?
No

  


The Little Sling Company

 South Elms, 1 Beckenham Grove, Shortlands, Bromley, BR2 0JN

 020 8460 9676

Website


Opening Times:
By Appointment Only

Ergonomic Brands Stocked:
BabyHawk, Baby K’Tan, Sakura Bloom, Peanut Shell & Others

Trained Staff?
Shop owner has trained with Trageschule UK

Slinging London CIC Verified?
No


Wear My Baby

Seely Road, Tooting, London, SW17 9QU

 Website


Opening Times:
Online & during monthly Tooting Sling Meet sessions

Ergonomic Brands Stocked:
Range of brands including Connecta, Ergobaby, Sleepy Nico, Boba, Soul Slings, Hoppediz, Hanababy, LILLEbaby, TwinGo, Beco

Trained Staff?
Yes

Slinging London CIC Verified?
No