October Sling Library Sessions


St Helens 2/10/18 10.30-12.30 Playdays

Warrington (newborn) 5/10/18 9.30-11.30 Dorado Lounge

Warrington (Central) 8/10/18 10.30-13.30 Dorado Lounge

Skelmersdale 10/10/18 11.00-13.00 Park Children’s Centre

Leigh 15/10/18 11.00-13.00 Tesco Community Space

Wigan (newborn) 22/10/18 10-12 Hal’s Pad, Wigan Library

Wigan (Central) 31/10/18 9.30-11.30 Hal’s Pad, Wigan Library

 

Please check the times, dates and venues carefully as some have changed recently.

More details of each venue are in the “venues” tab above. If you’re on facebook you can subscribe to be auomatically informed of new dates here: https://www.facebook.com/WaWiSHSlingMeet/events

Please create an account on the sling library database here: https://wawishslinglibrary.myturn.com/library/inventory/browse

The newborn sessions are for babies aged six weeks and under as part of our free stretchy wrap hire scheme: http://wawishslingmeet.co.uk/free-stretchy-wrap-hire/

Slings at standard sling library sessions: Will be available for hire and demo, to hire it is £4 per week (3 month block hire is also available. £25 for stretchy wraps, £40 for anything else) I don’t ask for a deposit as standard. Instead please bring along a piece of I.D. with your address and a picture of you on it (for example a driving licence).Want to save time when hiring? Then register here: https://wawishslinglibrary.myturn.com/library/inventory/browse Any problems just contact me via the sling meet page or website.
Important: If you want to hire something specific please contact in advance to check it’s available. All toddler carriers are by request only to save space in the suitcase and back carries can ONLY be demoed and not taught for safety reasons. See below for consultations to learn back carries.
Be warned that some sessions can get very busy so time with peer supporters or the librarian are STRICTLY limited, private consultations are available, please contact for details

Naomi, sling support superhero


This week on Sling Support Superheroes it’s “the week of the volunteer”. I’m going to feature an entirely random selection of the sling library volunteer staff!

 

First up is Naomi, she accidentally agreed to train to be a peer supporter and has never looked back. Working with Naomi has been a joy, at first she was incredibly unsure of herself and her new skills. In the library we have a strict rule that you’re not to do anything you’re not confident doing so Naomi stuck to that and asked to shadow, to practice, and to have the support she needed to feel confident.

That confidence came when I was very ill one week, I couldn’t stand up let alone run a sling library! The volunteer rallied to kep it running for the week I was ill but the change in circumstances seemed to awaken a new library teaching machine in Naomi and when I came back she had blossomed! It was a privilege to witness and I still love to see her teach now remembering how hard she worked to get that confidence to do so.

Naomi has said to me before that she enjoys volunteering the library because it makes her feels like a grown up again! I think all parents can identify with that feeling! She juggles library commitments around two small children and many pets. I rather get the feeling Naomi would have enough to own an animal sanctuary given the chance! (As if to demonstrate my point so also runs a small animal boarding business “Sophie’s Place”, the “Where’s Donald?” posts are my current favourite facebook thing!)

Many of you will have met Naomi as she’s the one who will always rescue me when I’m short staffed (if she can!), and she’s immensely popular with everyone!

Today she helped someone new to the library, her stretchy wrap wasn’t ticking her boxes any more and football with her older kids was becoming tricky. Naomi walked her through a few that seemed suitable:

A Zensling

 

A Sleepy Nico (I was called over to check this as Naomi didn’t think it was a good fit for the baby, she was correct)

 

And they quickly settled on the winner, a Connecta!

The mum wanted to pass on a very sincere compliment to Naomi:

“Naomi was looking after me and my baby . She made me feel extremely comfortable and explained everything to me and help me make a perfect choice she even had my baby so I could have a brew.”

That really is indicative of Naomi and all the other library volunteers!

– Rachael

Part Exchange


 

We get many people who tell us they purchased a low cost sling or carrier to try out babywearing but then find that although they love babywearing they don’t like what they’re using. Or their child has outgrown what they’re using. Or they just don’t like it!

Whatever the reason you may find that it’s tricky to sell those items on and you’re not sure what to do!

Well we can help! Bring us any sling or carrier and donate it to us. You can then get two weeks free hire when you purchase at least two weeks from us! Like a part exchange! Swap your uncomfy carrier for a hire of a comfy one! We’ll teach you how to use your new hire and help you find the one that works the best for you and your child!

Rules:
You must own the item you are donating, if it was gifted to you please get permission to donate to us.
All donations are final and cannot be reversed.
Hire credits must be used immediately.
Donated items can be any kind of carrying aid in any condition.
Donated items will either be redonated to charity or sold to raise funds for the library.
Hires are subject to the standard sling library terms and conditions.

Bring A Friend


 

To keep costs down you are all my advertising executives! You do a superb job and I thought it was time I motivate you to do it even more (and reward you for what you do!). For each friend you bring to the library (who pays to hire) we’ll write your name in a book. On January 1st (ish) I’ll draw a name at random out of that book and you can choose your prize from my little collection of cool (sling related) things!

Rules:

You don’t have the physically bring your friend they can pass on your name when they come.
You can have your name written in the book multiple times but only once for each friend.
Each time your name is written in the book it will count as one entry.
You are resonsible for ensuring your name is handed in and written down at the time of entering. Names cannot be added at a subsequent date.
Your friend must be new to the library (or have not hired within the last six months) and must pay to hire.
You must be registered on the sling library myturn database and by entering you give us permission to contact you via your registered email address if you win. We will only look up for your details for this purpose and nothing else.
The winning email must be replied to within 48 hours or it will be redrawn.
In person collection of your prize is preferred but can be posted if required. There will be no cost for this.
This offer can be combined with any other offer we have as long as the other rules are still met.

September Sling Library Sessions


St Helens 4/9/18 10.30-12.30 Playdays

Warrington (South) 5/9/18 12.15-14.15 Lymm Parish Hall

Warrington (newborn) 7/9/18 9.30-11.30 One to One Midwives PAC

Warrington (Central) 10/9/18 10.30-13.30 Dorado Lounge

Skelmersdale 12/9/18 11.00-13.00 Park Children’s Centre

Leigh 17/9/18 11.00-13.00 Tesco

Wigan (newborn) 24/9/18 10-12 Hal’s Pad, Wigan Library

Wigan (Central) 26/9/18 9.30-11.30 Hal’s Pad, Wigan Library

 

Please check the times, dates and venues carefully as some have changed recently.

More details of each venue are in the “venues” tab above. If you’re on facebook you can subscribe to be auomatically informed of new dates here: https://www.facebook.com/WaWiSHSlingMeet/events

Please create an account on the sling library database here: https://wawishslinglibrary.myturn.com/library/inventory/browse

The newborn sessions are for babies aged six weeks and under as part of our free stretchy wrap hire scheme: http://wawishslingmeet.co.uk/free-stretchy-wrap-hire/

Slings at standard sling library sessions: Will be available for hire and demo, to hire it is £4 per week (3 month block hire is also available. £25 for stretchy wraps, £40 for anything else) I don’t ask for a deposit as standard. Instead please bring along a piece of I.D. with your address and a picture of you on it (for example a driving licence).Want to save time when hiring? Then register here: https://wawishslinglibrary.myturn.com/library/inventory/browse Any problems just contact me via the sling meet page or website.
Important: If you want to hire something specific please contact in advance to check it’s available. All toddler carriers are by request only to save space in the suitcase and back carries can ONLY be demoed and not taught for safety reasons. See below for consultations to learn back carries.
Be warned that some sessions can get very busy so time with peer supporters or the librarian are STRICTLY limited, private consultations are available, please contact for details