Useful Links- Local Sling Libraries and Sling Meets

Sheffield Slings and connected sling meets 

Sheffield Slings: our library is available all over the city, with advice from our trained peer supporters. (Some small charges towards room hire may apply for entry to some)

  • Playtime (2nd and 4th Mondays, 1-3:30pm, Playtime Centre, S6. All welcome, no need to book)
  • Rotherham Winter Green (3rd Fridays, 10-11:30, Winter Green Pub, S60 8AR)

There are numerous other informal Sheffield Slings sling meets for parents to share their own experiences and make friends – these are made by the members themselves – details are on a weekly pinned post inside the FB group.


Other Sling Meets

There are several other sling meets in the South Yorkshire/Derbyshire area, they all have their own FB pages (eg Sheffield Babywearers, Dronfield Sling Meet, Barnsley and Penistone Sling Meet, Glossop Sling Meet, High Peak Sling Meet, Nottingham Sling Meet, Doncaster NCT meet)

Sling Libraries (listed in alphabetical order)

Drop in sessions for quick advice and sling hire (some small charges for entry may apply)


Better Carrying for Life, based in Rotherham, run by Libby Batty. See   for more details

  • Hiring library available at  Treasure Island meet (Hellaby, Rotherham) every other Wednesday
  • Usually available at Sheffield Sling Surgery’s Saturday Sling session (every other Saturday)

Carry Ar Kid, based in Barnsley (S75), run by Kiri Porter- see for more details

  • Fortnightly sessions at various Children’s centres across Barnsley, inc Hoyland Common, Penistone, Darton, Cudworth and Embankment
  • Hires available from library sessions, consults and door step pick ups by prior arrangement.

The Carrying Works  – sling library & consultancy run by Amy Bower, based in Worksop – see or for more details

  • Hires available from sling meets, 1-2-1 consults or by prior arrangement
  • Retford Sling Meet – 1st Monday of the month, 1-3pm
  • Rotherham Sling Meet – 2nd Friday of the month, 10-12 at The Bridge Inn
  • Sheffield Slings Playtime Meet, 2nd & 4th Monday’s of the month, 1-3:30pm
  • Sheffield Slings Winter Green Sling Meet – 3rd Friday of the month, 10-12 at Winter Green, Catcliffe

Chesterfield Sling Library, based in Chesterfield, run by Lindsay Rhodes – see or for more details

  • Two Friday mornings a month at Holme Hall Sure Start Centre

Sheffield Sling Library run by Natasha Perry, based in Sheffield S8, see or for more details

  • Two Tuesday mornings a month
  • Hires available from door by prior arrangement

Sheffield Sling Surgery and Library run by Rosie Knowles, based in Sheffield S11 – see or for more details

  • The Fourth Trimester, for pregnancy and small babies, sling advice and support, shared with BabyCalm, alternate Monday mornings, S11
  • The Surgery At Home Sling Library Drop in, alternate Monday afternoons, S11
  • Slings in the City (City Centre S1, two Thursday afternoons a month
  • Saturday Slings (in S11), two Saturday mornings a month
  • Stocksbridge Sling Meet, S36, one Wednesday morning a month
  • Ladies Only Sling Meet, S3 Burngreave, one Wednesday morning a month.
  • Hires available from consults, workshops and doorstep pickups as arranged. Please see for more info


Sling Consultants

Available for workshops, one to one advice etc, varies from person to person, charges for these professional services apply.

In alphabetical order:

Libby Batty, (Slingababy) – Better Carrying For Life, contact via

Amy Bower, (Slingababy)– The Carrying Works – Available across the area, including home visits, contact as above

Mel Frith, BABI registered (Slingababy) – Slings For All, contact via

Rosie Knowles, BABI registered (Slingababy, Trageschule UK, JPMBB) – Sheffield Sling Surgery and Library – Sheffield S11, contact as above

Natasha Perry, (School of Babywearing) -Sheffield Sling Library, Sheffield S8 contact as above.

Kiri Porter, (Slingababy)- Carry ar Kid- Barnsley Sling Librarian, contact as above


Further Afield

If you are viewing our website from out of the area, and want to find your local sling resources, check out for the ‘yellow pages’ of the babywearing world!


Babywearing Peer Supporter Training Courses   

Born To Carry training courses for babywearing peer supporters provided by Rosie Knowles, details as above

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