A Very Important Subject

In my last post (here) I stated that close physical contact with your baby (especially for the extended durations possible when using a suitable sling or baby carrier) can reduce the symptoms of postnatal depression (1). Now I’m ready to explain why this is such an important subject… At least 10-15% of mothers will experienceContinue reading “A Very Important Subject”

5 Reasons a Sling or Carrier is a Newborn Essential

Human babies are not best adapted to being left alone and so there are a whole host of benefits associated with carrying your newborn baby. By using a sling or baby carrier to help support your back and keep your hands free you can fit carrying into your day more easily, and with a hugeContinue reading “5 Reasons a Sling or Carrier is a Newborn Essential”

Why do you still need a carrier for your 2 (or 3, or 4) year old?

I get asked this quite a lot. And I don’t mind being asked 🙂 When I was first pregnant the idea of carrying or needing to carry such a large (and surely walking) child seemed rather silly and unnecessary. But then I got a baby of my own, who grew into a toddler, who turnedContinue reading “Why do you still need a carrier for your 2 (or 3, or 4) year old?”

Woven Wrap is a Traditional English Baby Sling…

Almost 15 years ago I studied an anthology of poetry past and present for my English Literature GCSE exam.  One of the poems was written in the 17th Century by the English poet William King (who was pleasingly born in London!) I loved it at the time because of the humour and how a poorContinue reading “Woven Wrap is a Traditional English Baby Sling…”

Washing Slings and Baby Carriers

After a short intermission of failing to wash, our washing machine is once again operational (more or less). This weekend I’ll be churning through all of the library slings to give them a freshen up and I thought I’d post with some general slingy washing and cleaning info. If you only have one sling, you’llContinue reading “Washing Slings and Baby Carriers”

Baby Carriers Around the World and in the Past

I’m collecting links to interesting articles and films about baby carriers and slings around the world, both modern and in the past. Things to Watch: This is a fascinating short film from the ’60’s; not only does it show some really interesting carriers and variations from around the world, but it reveals how, even 50Continue reading “Baby Carriers Around the World and in the Past”

The Disadvantages of Not Carrying Your Baby

I’m wondering whether I’ve been looking at everything from the wrong angle. It’s always interesting to re-look at something from a different point of view, and so that’s what I’m going to try to do now. I have a well-read page on this site about the ‘Benefits of Babywearing‘; but have recently realised that thisContinue reading “The Disadvantages of Not Carrying Your Baby”

Sling Hire Holiday Offer!

To celebrate the start of the South London Sling Library, we’ll be running various offers over the next few months.  Our little holiday offer is to allow for Library holidays, but lets you get more out of your sling hire too! Holiday Sling Hire Offer:  Anyone who has hired a baby carrier that is due backContinue reading “Sling Hire Holiday Offer!”

Welcome to South London Slings!

We are an independent, Mum-run service providing expert sling and baby carrier advice classes and hire from locations across South London. All of our Consultants are qualified and insured. **Please note: ALL our Face To Face services (Drop-In Sessions, Workshops & Consultations) are currently suspended. Please consider an Online Consultation or buying a vBook (comingContinue reading “Welcome to South London Slings!”