Our libraries

We are proud to manage the Slings North of the Tyne Sling Library and the Durham Dales Sling Library, which between them boast over 400 slings and carriers to suit all families and lifestyles. From stretchy wraps perfect for newborns, to toddler buckles, we can help you carry your child in comfort and security.

Why hire a sling?

Hiring a sling or carrier helps you to try before you buy, thereby preventing expensive mistakes. It also enables you to try a range of carriers, giving you much more choice. Our libraries are staffed by babywearing consultants and peer supporters, all of whom have undergone training to be able to support you in choosing a carrier that is right for you and showing you how to use it safely and comfortably. We can also help if you want a particular sling for an event, special occasion or holiday.

Where to hire a sling

You can hire a sling from any of our regular meets, at Sling School or at a one-to-one.
You can drop in to our store in the centre of Newcastle Mon – Fri, 10-2, with later opening on Tuesdays.

Sling hire at events

We also offer a pop-up library service for event organisers who want to limit the number of pushchairs at an event, whilst still welcoming families with young children. More details of our event sling hire can be found here

How much does it cost to hire a sling

Our slings and carriers cost £10 per month to hire at a library session, or £15 at our office to include a 15 minute sling fit. You can also hire for more or less time by negotiation. Long term hire of newborn slings is possible at a discounted rate.