Sling Clinic

Our low cost, friendly, 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 2 Sling Clinic sessions per month at;

  • Kingston Town Children’s Centre;  40 Villiers Road, Kingston, KT1 3AR.  Session is free to attend, donations are appreciated.
        • 10am-12pm Monday 26th April 
        • 10am-12pm Monday 24th May
        • 10am-12pm Monday 21st June
        • 10am-12pm Monday 19th July
  • Barnes Children’s Centre; 67B Lower Richmond Rd, Mortlake, London SW14 7HJ. Session is free to attend, donations are appreciated.
        • 10-11.30am Tuesday 11th May
        • 10-11.30am Tuesday 8th June
        • 10-11.30am Tuesday 6th July

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 can book your preferred slot at your preferred venue here

Schedule Appointment

Please note there are only a limited number of slots availible.  If your plans change and you are no longer able to attend please do cancel your appointment.  Even if it is short notice, please either cancel or drop us a quick email to sheenslings@gmail.com so we can inform any families who have contacted us on the waiting list or fit in some one who was unavoidably late etc.  

If you don’t see a date, time and location that works for you, please note I offer private consultations and online consultations at any mutually agreeable time weekends or weekdays.  I also offer both postal hires and doorstep collection hires, so if you already know what you’d like to try you can hire without attending a session.  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 sheenslings@gmail.com to ensure I pack accordingly.   Finally if you would like to understand how these sessions are funded please read this.    These sessions are free to attend.  You are welcome to make a donation if you would like to to either Sheen Slings or the Centre.  The Children’s Centre kindly make the venue availbile at no cost to Sheen Slings and Madeleine receives no independent funding to be there but donates her time for these sessions.