Here are some links to external sites that can help with information to do with using slings and baby carriers. If there are any sites that you think I should add then please let me know!
General Baby Wearing Advice:
Sling Guide is a great site for information about all the different kinds of carriers and their benefits, as well as links to instructions for use.
Natural Mamas is a friendly parenting forum with a focus on babywearing (plus areas for all aspects of parenting & family life). You can find detailed information, reviews and instructions for all carrier types and there’s a very active 2nd hand sling sales section (registration and login required for access to this section). There’s a lot to navigate, but don’t be afraid to jump in and post about whatever you’d like help with. I’m user Emeriminni, if you’d like any insider help 😀
For essential guidelines on using all baby carriers and slings safely, see the Rules for Safe Babywearing here: http://www.babyslingsafe.com/
To find out about London Sling Meets, try these links:
Please see the Instructions page for links to instructions for all of our carriers.
Learning More About Slings and Baby Carriers:
The following organisations all offer training courses in using slings and baby carriers in the UK:
Buying Second Hand Baby Carriers:
The following sites and groups can all be useful for finding decent second hand slings and baby carriers (‘FSOT’ stands for ‘For Sale Or Trade’). For all of these most people accept payment by Paypal or occasionally bank transfer, and there are usually feedback areas where you can check somones’s user feedback for buying/selling/trading:
Facebook Groups: Slings and Things – FSOT, Babywearing FSOT, Slings for Sale – New and Preloved, Affordable Baby Slings for Sale or Swap (there are many others, but these are some of the main ones in the UK)
There are also other groups for buying and selling slings and baby carriers on social networking sites including the following (and others): Yahoo, Mumsnet, Babycentre
Making your own carriers:
For a comprehensive selection of tutorials and links for making a wide range of carriers, visit this fantastic website from the maker of Sleeping Baby Productions Ring Slings (click on the logo to open the website):
If I’ve missed anything, or you really can’t find what you’re looking for, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask and I’ll do my best to help 😀