Bracknell Sling Library has been running since February 2015 to help local parents carry their babies in comfortable, safe and ergonomic ways. We are a not-for-profit community group, run entirely by babywearing peer-support trained volunteers. The sessions are alternate Fridays, at Birch Hill Community centre (RG12 7WW) from 12:30-2pm. At the session you can bring along your own sling for some fitting and advice, try some of ours and even hire them for a few weeks to see how you get along with them. In 2017 we have over 60 carriers in the library, and will endeavor to find the right one for you and your family. Hire costs £6 for two weeks (stretchy wrap hire for newborns at £10 for 6 weeks). We take cash and paypal (and cheques if required!). Longer hires are available on request. “Babywearing” is the practice of carrying your baby or child in a sling or carrier. It has been practiced for generations, and is still very popular in many countries, and growing in popularity in the UK too. There are many different kinds of slings, including high end boutique wraps, buckled carriers, meh dai, ring slings and plain cotton lengths of fabric. There are hundreds of different ways to tie the carriers and the whole world of babywearing can be very overwhelming to any parent. There’s a plethora of information on the internet including some fantastic tutorials and videos, but chosing the right carrier to be comfortable, ergonomic and safe can seem like a daunting task. We’d like to help parents make the right decision about which slings and carriers to buy, or even just give them a little taste of how wonderful and practical it is to carry your baby next to you. In addition we support a number of charities- our Christmas party 2016 raised over £500 for Lymphoma Association, and our Summer 2017 party is supporting PANDAS Foundation (Pre & Post Natal Depression Advice Service). Please join https://www.facebook.com/groups/bracknellslingmeet/ group if you'd like more information. The group runs every fortnight, and all ages of children are welcome. We have some toys to keep them occupied. Upcoming event dates are: 28th July 11th & 25th August 8th & 22nd September 6th & 20th October 3rd & 17th November 1st & 15th December. In addition we have some special events- Woven wrapping Friday 4th August, Summer charity party 11th August, Stretchy wraps Fri 18th August, Buckled carriers Friday 1st September and Christmas charity party Fri 15th December.