WaWiSH Sling Meet

Secret revealed

Well, this is it the big super secret special library project revealed! After all these teases and all the waiting (which went on longer than I anticipated!) it feels weird to be telling you so, a bit of background first. In the summer I met with some of the managers at Wigan Council, over a …

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Names

Names are a funny thing, it’s essentially the noise someone has to make to attract your attention but we spend a long time thinking up that noise for our children and our own name comes to have great significance for us. This is me.   My name is Rachael, sometimes people call me Rach and …

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Changes to t&cs

The Terms And Conditions you sign on hire are changing. Some are minor changes, like I’m updating to let you know that you’ll get an email five days before your hire it due back, and also asking you to add the hire email addresses to your safe senders list. I’ve also made the library’s policy …

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Anna

Today is #1daywithoutus. I try not to be political within the library as I want everyone to feel welcome regardless of nationality, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, economic background or indeed political leaning. But given that first one I thought it was important to do something today so I came up with this! I’d like to introduce …

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Tiny Changes

The other day I was talking about those times when I look at what you’re doing, make a small change and the pieces all magically falls into place. It’s immensely satisfying as a teacher but I do know it’s immensely frustrating from the other side. I was once on that side too. In 2008 the …

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Just for hippies?

We get lots of people who come into the library lots of different circumstances, and lots of people who aren’t sure if using slings/carriers is ‘for them’. Luckily we’re entirely adaptable to any circumstances, we’ll find the route that is right for you. Laura came inot the library not sure if we could help but …

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Grandparents

Hello Grandma, hello Grandad, hello Nana, hello other named Grandparent! Thanks for joning us, it’s exciting isn’t it, being a grandparents, it’s like loads of the good bits of parenting without the bad bits! It’s also a bit strange isn’t it, parenting is so different now to how it was when you did it, you …

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Sources

A few days ago I discussed some of what what I look for when I choose the slings/carriers for the library. I mentioned buying from a reputable source and here’s why. You may notice that I often steer people towards lovely UK retailers who have supported the library. These are usually wahp (work at home …

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Provenance

We added a pair of Guinea Pigs to the chaos in the librarian household, they came from Warrington Animal Welfare (they have lots of pets to adopt if you’d like one or two!), here they are! I bought them a new hiding place and found the label interesting (And reassuring!): You can see that it …

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We all have those days

Andy is a peer supporter. And a daddy (He has written about that too! http://wawishslingmeet.co.uk/uncategorized/babywearing-daddies/). And he wraps. And he’s amazing at soothing frayed nerves. He has a lovely little speech he gives people who are new to wrapping, I made him write it down for me to share with you. When it arrived I …

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