This meet is going to be something special... a chance for us to give back to those who have made this sling library what it is... you!! So if you haven't ever been to a sling meet, or you haven't been to a sling meet in years, or you just haven't been since the last sling meet... come and celebrate with us!! Bring a friend!! THERE. WILL. BE. CAKE!! (And giveaways, and chats, and fun... oh, and slings! )
Sling meets are a free, volunteer-led opportunity to try new slings and meet other mums, dads, and caregivers! Come on out for a chat and a cuppa! Everyone is welcome. 💜
Sling meets are a chance to meet and learn about the benefits of Babywearing and try on slings. Or come and chat to other mums who babywear.
10-10:30 am Sling return/ Coffee & tea / meet and greet
10:30-10:50- Sling types demonstration/ new sling showcase
10:50 - 11:30 - try on slings with your baby or a demo doll/ wish list opens
11:30- rental processing
Please note there is a €5 admission charge for any playing child over 1 year old. This includes free tea/coffee with paid admission. Babies and adults enter free of charge.
Rental Prices: ALL MARCH RENTALS €5
Wraps/Stretchies/ Ring Slings - €5
Buckle Carriers/ Mai Tai - €5
A demonstration of all of the basic sling types will be provided.
Babywearing Ireland Sling Meets are peer-to-peer support meetings, run by volunteers who are experienced babywearers.
They are a place where you:
can get information about safe babywearing,
can get hints and tips,
can get assistance in trying on slings,
can hear other people's and share your own experience about using slings,
can ask questions you may have about day-to-day life with slings,
may be able to rent slings for a small fee
learn about other babywearing resources
They are NOT a safe space for in-depth advice and instruction/teaching.
To ensure that everyone knows what is happening when, most sling meets have a schedule that is displayed at the meets.
BWI volunteers are not experts in fabric, fashion, medicine, sewing, or child development
It is not possible to cover all types of sling usage/styles of wrapping in one meeting. If someone wants to learn a particular type of way to use a woven wrap, please ask at the start of meeting and bear in mind it may not be possible that day. Most practical demos are done by librarian based on needs of group, her own ability and space available in room.