Sling Clinic

Please note that due to the Covid19 outbreak all our Sling Clinic sessions are temporarily suspended in line with Government recommendations.  In the meantime if you need help with an existing sling or would like to explore what options would be best for you and your family please do consider booking an Online Consultation instead, or contact us here to arrange hire or ask any questions.   

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 withown
  • has specific questions they’d like to ask
  • enjoys learning and trying on a group setting with a mix of different, ages and stages

These sessions can be busy!  One-to-one help is often limited to 10 minutes per family.  If you find busy, mixed group environments difficult to learn in, you might find these sessions tough may find a private consultation more suited to your needs.  Likewise if you are totally new to Babywearing, 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 – you will likely find that you will get much more out of a private consult or online consult where we will really be able to focus in depth on you.  As a guide, 10 minutes is usually enough time from me to demo and help you try 1 carrier type.  You are welcome to then try other brands of the same type of carrier while I help others.  I will usually leave families with a small pile I feel most valuable for them to try following seen them in the first one.  

The How, Where and Cost

We run currently 3 Sling Clinic sessions per month, at the Barnes Children’s Centre, the Kingston Town Children’s Centre and at Madeleine’s home respectively.

For the Children’s centre sessions there is no need to book.  These sessions are pure drop in and everyone is seen on a first come first served basis or whatever works best with sleeping and feeding babies, and you’re welcome join in and chat to other parents while you wait. Cost is a suggested donation of £2. 

For the Saturday sessions at Madeleine’s home booking is essential.  Cost is £5 for a 15 minute slot.  On the day please do try to arrive 5-10 minutes early to ensure you have time to get you and your baby comfortable to ensure you can maximise your 15 minute slot.  Book your preferred slot here

Schedule Appointment

Dates, Times and Addresses of Upcoming sessions

  • Thursday 30th April, 10.30-11.30am @Kingston Town Children’s Centre, 40 Villiers Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 3AR  no booking needed
  • Friday 1st May, 10.15-11.30am @ Barnes Children’s Centre, 67b Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, SW14  no booking needed
  • Thursday 21st May, 10.30-11.30am @Kingston Town Children’s Centre, 40 Villiers Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 3AR  no booking needed
  • Friday 5th June, 10.15-11.30am @ Barnes Children’s Centre, 67b Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, SW14  no booking needed
  • Thursday 18th June, 10.30-11.30am @Kingston Town Children’s Centre, 40 Villiers Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 3AR  no booking needed
  • Friday 3rd July, 10.15-11.30am @ Barnes Children’s Centre, 67b Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake, SW14  no booking needed
  • Thursday 16th July, 10.30-11.30am @Kingston Town Children’s Centre, 40 Villiers Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 3AR  no booking needed

If you don’t see a date and time 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 drop me a quick email in advance to sheenslings@gmail.com to ensure I pack accordingly.