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The Southampton Sling Library was set up alongside Southampton Sling Meet to give us a range of slings that we can let people try out and hire for a short period in order to see what sling they prefer before ordering their own. In April 2012, thanks to a generous grant from SureStart Children’s Centres Southampton, we were able to buy a good number of new slings to increase the range of slings available at each of our meets and to give more flexibility in hire durations. The slings in the library are available to try out at each Sling Meet and may be hired for the time between meets. Trying them out at the Sling Meet is free of charge and the hire charges are £3 for 2 weeks, £5 for 4 weeks and £15 for 3 months (stretchy wraps only). We do require a deposit to cover the cost of the sling in case of damage or non-return. If you want to try something in particular, please do email us to check whether it is currently on hire and, if so, when it is due back.

Details of the slings that we have in the library, links to the manufacturer’s website and the cost of the sling (and therefore the deposit required when hiring the sling) can be found by following the ‘What’s in the library?’ link on the right hand side of this page, or by clicking here.

We are very grateful to everyone who has donated slings to the library – without you we would not have been able to set up the library and offer this service, so thanks again to all of you!