Sling Clinic

Our Sling Clinic’s are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.  We are hopeful all our venues will be back shortly after the 12th of April.  When these sessions return they will be bookable one to one 10 minute appointments to ensure risks are kept to a minimum.  In the meantime I am offering online video consultations via Zoom, face to face support in clients homes for those who need it (and weather dependent consultations in my garden from the 29th of March), as well as social distancing friendly hires (via post or doorstep collection), simply contact us here to arrange.  You can read about all our Tier 4 and Lockdown friendly services here

Our low cost, friendly, drop in Sling Clinic sessions are perfect for anyone who;

  • Has some idea of what they would like to try
  • Would like to see, try on and compare a couple of different brands
  • Would like to hire a carrier
  • Has a carrier already that they would like help with
  • Has specific questions they’d like to ask

Inline with Covid-19 restrictions these sessions comprise 10 minute bookable one-to-one slots (with 5 minutes between each family to allow cleaning of demo dolls, touch points and time to fill in hire forms etc as needed).  In order to keep it fair for everybody timings will be strict and booking is essential.  I can’t guarentee to see anyone who doesn’t have a booking or is significantly late.  As a guide 10 minutes is usually enough time for me to demo and help you try 1 carrier type.  Or help you with 1 carrier of your own.  Or compare 2 very similar carriers on your shortlist.  

If you find learning against the clock difficult or if you are totally new to Babywearing and would like to explore different types of carriers for different situations, or have been fortunate enough to have been gifted several carriers that you would like help with 10 minutes is unlikely to be enough.  Instead you would likely benefit from booking a private consultation or online consultation instead – where we will be able to spend much more time and really be able to focus in depth on you and your babies needs.

The How, Where, When and Cost

We run currently 3 Sling Clinic sessions per month at;

  • Kingston Town Children’s Centre;  40 Villiers Road, Kingston, KT1 3AR.  Cost is a suggested donation of £2 which goes toward the Centre’s running costs.
        • Due to restart late April/ early May
  • Barnes Children’s Centre; 67B Lower Richmond Rd, Mortlake, London SW14 7HJ.  Cost is a suggested donation of £2 which goes toward the Centre’s running costs
        • Hopefully will restart early May
  • Get, Set, Go! Putney; Tileman House, 133 Upper Richmond Rd, Putney, London SW15 2TR.
        • Due to start from May onwards 

Booking is essential!  Each session will comprise of 10 minute bookable one-to-one slots with 5 minutes between each family for cleaning dolls and touch points etc.  You book your preferred slot at your preferred venue here

Schedule Appointment

If you don’t see a date, time and location that works for you, please note we offer private consultations and online consultations at any mutually agreeable time weekends or weekdays.  New dates are arranged on a termly basis, so please do check back regularly if you are looking for dates further ahead.

Good to know before you come:

While there are currently over 90 carriers in the library collection – it is usually only possible to transport around 25-30 carriers to the Children’s Centre sessions.  So if you are coming to try a particular carrier or would like to buy something please do put this down when booking (above) or drop me a quick email in advance to to ensure I pack accordingly.