We have a variety of slings & carriers which you can try, mostly donated by us & our previous customers, & when you find one that works well for you, you can take it home – FOR FREE! We will teach you how to use it, & how to be sure that you are safe & secure – all we ask is that when you’ve finished with the carrier, that you either return it to us, or give it to someone else for free AND teach them how to use it safely.
The Session costs just £5 per family (to help us cover venue hire & associated costs), lasts 1 hour & is run by our Qualified & Insured Carrying Consultant, former Midwife & mother of two, Sarah. (We will ask for proof of your benefits when you book. Details of how to send this to us, will be given to you at booking.)
The Helping Hands Sessions are capped at 4 participants, although you are welcome to bring additional adults with you, if they do not wish to try slings/carriers on.
This session is for you if you are getting:
Healthy Start Vouchers, or
Income Support, or
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, or
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or
Child Tax Credit (with a family income of £16,190 or less per year)
Universal Credit (with a family take home pay of £408 or less per month)
You also qualify if you are under 18 and pregnant, even if you don’t get any of the above benefits.
When Is The Next Helping Hands Session?
TO DONATE A CARRIER….
If you would like to donate a sling or carrier to our Helping Hands Scheme, we are happy to take the carriers listed below. All donated carriers must be in excellent or giftable condition, as they are to be passed on to other families for (hopefully) long term use.
Stretchy Wraps, preferably 2 way stretchies (Hana, Boba, Izmi, Je Porte Mon BeBe),
Izmi Baby Carriers,
Mamaruga Zen Slings,
Baby Bjorn Carriers (NOT the Original),
Buckle Carriers suitable for newborns.
*We DO NOT NEED Baba Slings or other adjustable pouches; Bag Style Slings; Carriers that need an infant insert which you do not have.
If you have a carrier that you would like to donate, please contact us to let us know what you have to offer us & if we can use it, we’ll tell you where to drop it off/send it.