GUILDFORD SLING LIBRARY
Like finding the perfect pair of jeans, a sling that suits one person may not necessarily be the best fit for another! Please feel free to listen to your friends' opinions on what works for them but there is no substitute for trying on a carrier in person to find what is comfortable for you and your little one.
At Guildford Sling Library we have a wide collection of carriers for you to browse, try on a few and hire for a fortnight to test how they work for you from day to day. If you'd like to try a particular carrier please let me know so I can ensure it is available for you.
Library sessions are held on alternate Wednesday mornings (school term time), 10-11.30am in the Cafe Bar at The Electric Theatre, Guildford. The cafe is open for refreshments all morning so you can enjoy a coffee and cake while waiting to be seen, or do feel free to come along for a hot drink and chat even if you don't want to hire that week.
Please note that during busy sessions we are only able to spend 10 minutes with each visitor in order that everyone gets seen and no-one is left waiting for too long. During your time slot we are able to provide basic babywearing guidance and fitting; if you feel that you would like some extra time or have specific requirements or medical needs then please get in touch to arrange a consultation where I can spend some one to one time with you to go into more detail.
Finding Us: The Electric Theatre is located at the bottom of Guildford High Street, behind the Academy of Contemporary Music college. 5 minute walk from Guildford bus and train stations. The nearest car parks are at Bedford Road, Farnham Road and Millbrook. The venue has wheelchair access, plenty of buggy space and baby changing facilities.
Hire Fees and Deposits: The usual hire fee is £10 per fortnight, but you will also need to leave a refundable deposit for the value of the carrier in case of loss or damage (this is between £30-£80). We do prefer the hire fee to be paid in cash if at all possible, but are able to accept card payments via the SquareUp card reader, or you can do a bank transfer. Deposits can also be taken by any of these methods or by cheque.
Long Term Hire: Guildford Sling Library offers a long term hire option for newborns and mums-to-be. For £25 (plus a £30 refundable deposit) you can hire a Close Caboo or stretchy wrap for three months (from the day you visit or your due date if you visit while pregnant). These slings are ideal for the early weeks and months, and by the time baby is around three to four months you may find that you would prefer to move on to something a little more supportive.