Southampton Sling Meet is run by a team of volunteers. Both Gemma and Lucy are Babywearing Consultants having attended training with Slingababy, a UK Babywearing School. We are fortunate to be supported at meets by other volunteers who are themselves users of baby carriers, Becky and Michelle are trained peer supporters.
We currently meet twice a month in Bursledon, a short drive from the M27 it is easily accessed by road, rail or bus. Dates can be found in the dates tab above.
Our meets are not just for people looking to hire a carrier, everyone is welcome whether to hire or just meet up with other parents interested in Babywearing so pop along for some tea and cake!
If you wish to hire a carrier you can do so for a two week or one month period. Our charges are £3 for two weeks or £5 for the month. A deposit will also need to be left to cover the value of the item. There are a number of ways you can do this. You can leave a cheque deposit (the cheque remains uncashed and is returned when you return the carrier) or you can leave a cash or paypal deposit which is refunded upon return of the carrier. A deposit is not required if you have a valid driving licence with your current address on. Deposits vary from approx £30 for stretchy wraps, between £40 and £80 for woven wraps and approx £80 for most soft structured carriers (buckle carriers) and Mei Tai's.