Sunderland Sling Library


Born to be worn

Sunderland Sling Library is one of the North East sling libraries. Interested in trying a sling for your child or baby? Then pop along :)

Open Library Sessions Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Oak Tree Farm, Doxford Park 10:30-12:30.

So what is the sling library?
Sunderland Sling Library is an organisation ran by a team of volunteers where you can come along to try a variety of slings with the option of hiring them before you make a decision to purchase one.

We can offer advice and sling demonstrations enabling you to see how slings fit and can be used safely.


1:1 consultations are £20, they include a free 4 week hire and about an hour of advice, demos etc 

Doorstep hires for £10 per 4 weeks (generally in the evening) 

For a doorstep hire you will need to know which sling to want to hire and arrange a time (no demo is given). 

52 Nilverton Avenue, Ashbrooke, SR2 7TS - Please email/facebook message to arrange.

Open Library Sessions Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at Oak Tree Farm, Doxford Park, 10:30-12:30.

Sling hires from an open library session are £10 for a month hire, the Slingmeets are also social events where the volunteers also have their children with them, we will try to advise, demo slings and help in any way possible however if you want specific help a consultation may be a better option for you.

NEW - 12 months membership for £60

What do you get?
FREE Sling Hire all year round of at least one sling
Unlimited swaps
50% off additional sling hires
50% off Workshops
50% off 1:1 Sling Consultations

Sunderland Sling Library is ran by volunteers, any donations would be very welcome. Thank you xxx

Slings For Beginners Events:

Perfect time to come along and learn about the different types of slings, There will be an introduction to using slings in general, a safety demo and an introduction of the different type of slings - their suitability to different ages and situations. You will also be able to try the different slings and ask any questions you may have. Tea and cake will be provided :) (they are ran every few months)

Who am I?

Hello! My name is Lizzie Newby and my son's name is Robbie, I am a School of Babywearing trained consultant. I set up the Sunderland Sling Library to help the local mums try out a variety of slings without having to buy one without knowing if it will be right for you. Sling hire is generally £10 per month or a 1:1 consultation is £20. You can hire for longer periods of time if needed or if you know what you want I can help you find it to buy and possibly give you a discount code to make it a bit cheaper for you.
I also source/offer other services such as Babywearing coat conversions, Sling alterations ie, wrap chopping, ring sling conversions. Babywearing bags and other accessories may also be available upon request.

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Lizzie Newby
52 Nilverton Avenue,

Sunderland Sling Library is on facebook :)