In October 2012 two mums met at a baby group with a bag full of baby carriers and tentatively began to talk to the new parents around them about using slings. Word spread and soon parents began arriving just to talk about the baby carriers and see what the fuss was about.
In the early days the library went through a number of formats – from an NCT library to birth pool hire til eventually we were on our own! As those mums moved on to new ventures, Jessie took over the helm and has continued to expand and grow the library to where we are today. From a once monthly hour meet we now run weekly 2 hour sessions for parents to attend with a library of nearly 80 carriers.
We now have a team of 6 volunteers, one a trained babywearing consultant and 4 trained peer supporters.